New governmental plans dictate the player to isolate once again for another 14 days. Training is scheduled to begin on May 18 amidst hopes that the division may restart on June 8. Being in quarantine will see Son miss the first week of training. Son reduced the tenure of his military service Read Also: Ronaldo celebrates boyhood club Nacional The superstar was pictured holding the weapon while wearing camouflage gear and a bulletproof helmet. He has also been exposed to tear gas, as well as completing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear exercises. Having also undergone discipline education, he will be ready to endure master disciplinarian Jose Mourinho’s sessions. The player’s return will be a boost for Tottenham, who failed to win any of their games since Son’s injury back in February. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min has been pictured in full military gear as he undertakes his mandatory military training in South Korea, according to the Daily Mail. Pictured in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea, Son is shown returning to boot camp after finishing a rifle exercise at a Marine Corps firing range. Son Heung-min has been pictured is his military gear With the football season currently suspended, the 27-year-old returned to his homeland to start a three-week period of military service. Son would have been required by South Korean law to serve 21 months of service. However, he earned himself a reprieve by helping his national team win a gold medal at the Asian Games football tournament in 2018. The South Korean star risks missing a return to full training as he will be subject to a 14-day quarantine when he returns to England. This will be the third such time he will have had to do it. The Spurs forward had to self-isolate in February after returning from arm surgery in his homeland. He was forced to repeat it once again in Seoul last month.Advertisement Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies
RelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Ex-Eagles’ keeper joins Kwara United Kano Pillars striker Auwalu Ali Malam and Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong have forged ahead in the race to win the prestigious Eunisell Boot in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League. Both players were among the goal scorers over the weekend for their clubs to take their tally for the campaign to 11 apiece. Auwalu has been in superb form for Kano Pillars and the forward continued his performance by netting the two goals that ensured his club won 2-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano on Sunday. Effiong, on the other hand, made sure that he remained as a contender for the Eunisell Boot when he scored an eighth-minute goal for Akwa United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina, where they picked a point after Katsina United rallied back to a 1-1 draw. However Auwalu and Effiong will still have to look over their shoulders as Rangers striker Israel Abia with 10 goals is breathing down their neck. The former Sunshine Stars man was not among the goal scorers on Matchday 24. The pair of Enyimba’s Victor Mbaoma and Plateau United’s Ibrahim Mustapha, who scored in his team’s 2-1 win over Nasarawa United, are also in the running with nine goals each. The race for the Eunisell Boot continues this midweek with Matchday 25 games.TOP SCORERS 11 GOALS Ndifreke Effiong (Akwa United) Auwalu Ali (Kano Pillars) 10 GOALS Israel Abia (Rangers)9 GOALS Victor Mbaoma (Enyimba) Ibrahim Mustapha (Plateau United).Tags: Akwa UnitedAli MalammEuinsell BootKano PillarsNdifreke Effiongnpfl
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is unconvinced about how beneficial the introduction of a foreign player quota in the Barclays Premier League would be for the England team. Football Association chairman Greg Dyke last week made a speech in which he said the “frightening trend” of the reduction in the number of England-qualified players in the top flight needed addressing. And with a view to boosting the prospects of the national side, he pledged to set up a commission to find a solution to the problem – something the Premier League on Thursday declared its commitment to following a meeting attended by club chairmen and Dyke. Press Association The 66-year-old said last week the commission will look at the possibility of introducing a foreign player quota, admitting it may be legally “complex”. And regarding that issue, Lambert said on Thursday afternoon: “I don’t know if it’s the answer. “It (foreign imports) is not stopping the Bundesliga, is it? It’s not stopping them (Germany) from producing their own players. “It’s hard to say. There’s a lot of clamour when the national team is not doing well that it must be the fault of the league. “If you’re good enough you’ll play.” Norwich manager Chris Hughton regards a quota as a feasible option, but is unsure as to the “rights and wrongs” of it. He said: “Quotas are possible but for that to happen it has to be an organisation or a group of people that have to implement that. “Whether that is right or wrong I don’t know, the clubs will have a say on that. “What he (Dyke) is heading towards is that he wants to see the best national game that he can and I thought it was a very interesting speech.” Hughton added: “You have to support what the rules are and what the quotas are. “The rights and wrongs will be questioned by a lot of people.” Hull boss Steve Bruce feels the Premier League may have “blocked the way” for English players, but has also suggested that the development systems at clubs have not been adequate. Bruce said: “It’s interesting to hear what he (Dyke) says…maybe we have blocked the way with the Premier League, but there’s all sorts of reasons for it. “We’ve spent millions on academies for years and for there’s no real evidence it’s working. “Maybe it’s social, maybe we should look at schools. “It’s a big debate and a big issue because we just aren’t producing players like we used to.” Within a statement released by the Premier League on Thursday, its chairman Anthony Fry said that investment in the new youth development system – the Elite Player Performance Plan – demonstrated top-flight clubs’ desire to bring English talent through their ranks to the point of making an impact in the first team and at international level. Fry added that it was an area, along with that of coaching education, where “a lot has been achieved and there remains plenty to be done.” Everton boss Roberto Martinez feels it is certainly important that the Merseyside outfit continues to see their young English players develop into senior players with them and full internationals, as has been the case recently with midfielder Ross Barkley. But the Spaniard has also stressed that the focus for the Toffees must be on what that will do for them as a club, rather than the national team. Martinez said: “The responsibility is – you don’t do something for someone else. We do it for Everton. “Our football club has always had terrific young talent. “We need to make sure we use that talent in the first team. To do that we need to help them and have a structure where they can be given an opportunity to show what they have got. “Ross Barkley is a great example. We have got similar cases now, deeper down. “I do feel if you want to be successful at any club, you need to have good young talent, and a good young generation that can be guided, representing the values of the football club, on the football pitch. “That can help the foreign additions, (in terms of) how to play and how to represent the club.”
Ireland open their Pool D campaign at the World Cup by facing Canada in Cardiff on Saturday after two-straight Test losses, keen to emulate Bolt’s ability to transcend recent results on the biggest stage of all. “I would be a big fan of all sports so to meet someone like that was unbelievable,” said Best of Bolt’s visit to the Ireland camp. “He is such an iconic figure in the word of sport. “There wouldn’t be many people that would be more recognisable, so it was great just to get his thoughts on things. “The big thing, from our point of view, was just that he says when he goes into championships and he feels good, he knows he’s going to perform. “It’s not necessarily about how events leading into it have gone. It is about how he’s feeling himself. “From our point of view, we’re feeling pretty good at the minute. But, obviously, the results over the last two games haven’t gone the way we wanted. “He has a lot of self-belief. He knows when he prepares well and is ready for the tournament he can perform. Bolt surprised the Ireland squad in London before their warm-up clash with England, the six-time Olympic gold winner dropping in for dinner and a chat. Best revealed Bolt’s unstinting confidence shone through as the 29-year-old Jamaican described how he shrugged off patchy form to defeat Justin Gatlin to take his World Championships gold tally to 11 this summer. Ireland will attempt to channel Usain Bolt’s serene confidence in the triumph of class over form at the World Cup, according to Rory Best. Press Association “He was unbelievably relaxed. “The big thing that struck me about him, as a presence, was just how big he is. “Paulie (Paul O’Connell) went to present him with a shirt. Paulie still claims he had an inch on him, but I’m not convinced!” Bolt was under greater pressure than ever to fend off the challenge of American Gatlin at the Beijing World Championships. The Jamaica star edged out his chief rival in both the 100 and 200 metres finals, reasserting his global dominance. Ireland team manager Mick Kearney believes Bolt’s mere presence handed head coach Joe Schmidt’s squad a lift ahead of the World Cup. Schmidt’s men are chasing a first-ever semi-final at the World Cup, but have slipped to a 16-10 loss to Wales and a 21-13 defeat to England in completing their warm-up schedule. “One thing that struck me was the lads asked what he did to motivate himself and he said ‘I just relax, I listen to a bit of music’,” said Kearney. “He didn’t have any major snippets that I’d be willing to share as such but the one of things was that he was just is a completely relaxed individual, very, very laid back but obviously extraordinarily driven to succeed. “I think to do what he did in the 100 and 200 at the World Championships was pretty awesome because he was big-time on the back foot against Gatlin coming into it. “Gatlin had the best times and Bolt hadn’t been running that well, yet his competitive spirit came out massively and in the couple of hours he spent with us you could probably see why he is successful. “He is a relaxed guy but at the same time he is very driven as well to succeed.”
Moscow, July 20: Russia is likely to submit a bid for hosting an edition of the Summer Olympic Games, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday at his meeting with volunteers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.”This is quite possible,” Putin said when asked if Russia was capable of hosting the Summer Olympic Games, reports Tass news agency.The next three editions of the Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in Japan’s Tokyo in 2020, France’s Paris in 2024 and in Los Angeles in 2028. The Russian president said the country has not initiated a relevant bid as of yet.Putin told volunteers that it was important to speak not only about the organization of global sports events in the country, but also to think about how to utilize the capacities left as a heritage after hosting major events.Putin also praised the work regarding the implementation of the national anti-doping plan in sports and added that Moscow now waits for reciprocal steps from international organisations.”I would like to stress the efficiency of work of the Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission led by Vitaly Smirnov,” Putin said.”All of the previously set tasks have been reached and all constructive requirements on behalf of the WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) and the IOC (the International Olympic Committee) have been taken into account,” he added.”We are now waiting for our partners to take reciprocal steps.” IANS
The Team which also has 2017 CBN Open women’s singles champion, Sarah Adegoke, will meet Blue Group runners-up, Team Civil Defence, in a tie scheduled for Abuja December 2 and December 3.The Abuja semifinals have been tagged the ‘final before the finals’ by tennis followers as Team Civil Defence also has three national champions who are in good form. The Abuja-based para-military outfit has current national champions Abdulmumuni Babalola and Christie Agugbom as well as Clifford Enosoregbe in their fold.The other semifinal that will take place at the Enugu Sports Club on November 18 and November 19 will feature two newcomers, Team Muller of Lagos and Team Ndoma-Egba of Abuja.Team Muller that also scored a perfect five in the round-robin matches to lead the Blue Group, has Joseph Imeh, who is yet to lose a match in the League, as the lead player. Imeh is backed by Emmanuel Idoko, Mohammed Mohammed and top-ranked female player, Ronke Akingbade.Imeh will however have to contend with an Ndoma-Egba team that has Thomas Otu, a former national champion who has combined with Emmanuel Paul and hard fighting women’s top player, Aanu Aiyegbusi to get through to the semifinals.The Enugu tie is bound to rekindle memories of the glory days of tennis in the former eastern region capital – a city that produced great players like Patrick Obi, Esther Onyekwelu, Cecilia Nnadozie, Kyrian Nwokedi and Nnamdi Ehirim in more recent times.Godwin Kienka, director of the International Tennis Academy which coordinates the league said: “We have had a very exciting round robin series, taking topflight tennis to 12 cities across the nation and I am glad the top four teams that emerged have very good in-form players and all stand a chance to go on to the finals.“We could not have asked for better matchups and for Enugu it will amount to hosting the semifinal and final of a national tournament in the city,” Kienka said.All four teams are guaranteed a minimum of N2 million with the champion team taking home the top prize of N7 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Defending champions, Team Offikwu are on track to making good their boast of retaining the NCC Tennis League title they won on their debut last year.The Kaduna-based team led by Sylvester Emmanuel and now reinforced with two former national champions, Shehu Lawal and Henry Atseye, won all their round robin matches to top the White Group.
Published on November 4, 2013 at 2:00 am Contact Tyler: firstname.lastname@example.org Six different teams failed to score against North Carolina in a 70-minute game during the 2013 regular season.On Saturday, Syracuse only needed 13 minutes.Sarah Kerly took advantage of an opening in the corner of the cage and scored the only goal for No. 2 Syracuse (15-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the No. 3 Tar Heels (14-4, 3-3) in front of 324 fans at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The win locked up the No. 2-seed for SU in the ACC tournament, which begins Thursday in Newton, Mass. The Orange will face No. 7-seed Boston College.“It was definitely my most exciting moment of the season,” Kerly said. “It couldn’t have summed up the season any better for me.”A graduate student, Kerly was honored alongside the other Orange seniors prior to the game. With her mother in attendance, she was already having a memorable day before the opening whistle.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the goal made it unforgettable.It came mere seconds after she ran onto the pitch as a substitute for Karlee Farr in the 13th minute. Leonie Geyer had the ball on the Syracuse side of the field when she saw Kerly dash off the bench. Geyer lobbed an outlet pass down the right side and Kerly was able to wrestle it away from a closing Tar Heel.“I came on at just the right time, fresh legs, and sprinted up into the circle and managed to pick up a ball off a slower defender,” Kerly said. “Yeah, just got really lucky there, I guess, on the substitution.”Her fourth goal of the season gave Syracuse the lead, but the defense played a crucial role in keeping it.North Carolina entered the game with the most points per game and best goal differential in the country. However, the Orange defense smothered any attacks the Tar Heels could muster. Jordan Page and Laura Hahnefeldt were excellent in front of the goal, clearing away any dangerous loose balls.Only three shots actually reached the cage, and Jess Jecko stopped each one.“Defense wins championships, and the ability to create an attack of the defense is really an important thing,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “Our kids played phenomenally today. We studied them hard, and I’m just so happy for our entire group.”Farr seemingly doubled the Orange’s lead in the 57th minute, but her goal was called back after officials ruled that the ball hit Kerly’s foot before the shot.Meanwhile, North Carolina was in desperation mode by the time head coach Karen Shelton called a timeout with 10 minutes remaining. Running out of options, she decided to pull goalie Sassi Ammer in favor of an extra attacker.“I had a feeling that was coming,” Jecko said. “They also started running their forwards higher, but we handled it really well.”So well, in fact, that the Tar Heels failed to record a shot after that point.When time expired, cheers erupted from the crowd and the SU bench. Farr, Alyssa Manley and Serra Degnan embraced in celebration as the rest of the Orange scrambled to join them.Including Kerly, who became the latest hero to emerge for the Orange in a big-game situation.“We’ve all just come so far since preseason,” Kerly said. “This has proven to us and the coaches that we’re ready.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The mission of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Out of 280 proposals from researchers nationwide, two USC Viterbi School of Engineering professors received $450,000 grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to aid the force’s mission through their investigative studies. Qiming Wang (left) and Mahdi Soltanolkotabi (right), both assistant professors at the Viterbi School of Engineering, were presented with $450,000 in grants to further pursue their research. Photo courtesy of Valentina Suarez.The grants, titled the Air Force Young Investigator Award, encourages creative research in science and engineering, which the professors will utilize to continue their studies and provide more opportunities to students.“Winning awards is one thing, but I think the major goal for researchers is to publish high-impact papers,” assistant professor Qiming Wang said. Through his research, Wang’s students are able to explore the mechanics of physical materials, specifically how soft surfaces like rubber, human skin and muscle can be deformed. Assistant professor Mahdi Soltanolkotabi focuses on the intersection of data science, statistics and computer science through the creation of algorithms in machine learning.“There are a lot of problems in engineering and basic sciences,” Soltanolkotabi said. “At the end of the day you want to optimize something. You want to maximize revenue, you want to minimize signal error.”Wang’s research involves studying self-healing structures and how they are manufactured. He imagines that, through his work, fractured aircraft wings, bullet-damaged armor and broken cell phone circuits will be able repair themselves. Wang creates smaller, durable yet lightweight models, such as cubes, capable of self-repair through 3-D printing. After these structures break, they mend themselves within hours almost to their original form, Wang said.“We don’t need to spend extra money for [an aircraft wing],” Wang said. “If we have some material that can be made into [armor] and also can automatically, autonomously self-heal, then you can reuse it…”These structures are made of a polymer-type material that Wang already developed in his prior research. When Wang first designed the material, he was able to infuse self-healable and photocurable properties into the polymer. However, mastering the coexistence of these two characteristics in the material’s design was a challenge. “These two requirements compete with each other,” Wang said. “We have to find an adequate molecular structure to enable both behaviors.”Although his current research is on a smaller-scale, Wang wishes to transition into large-scale printing and further expand on his studies in the future.“We already have the material, [so] once we receive the grant … we can begin to do this 3-D printing of this kind of structure and test how this can help the repairing of the structures,” Wang said.Soltanolkatobi’s research focuses primarily on learning data representations, which is the process of mapping or embedding data into representations that enable the computer to interpret high-dimensional data. These algorithms have many uses in modern signal processing and machine learning, applicable to artificial intelligence usage. For instance, they can solve word analogies, Soltanolkotabi said. According to Soltanolkotabi, optimization problems are commonly encountered in engineering and sciences, but for his current research, he decided to look at more unconventional problems. These problems have the potential for larger impact in signal processing and computational imaging. They will additionally decrease frequent purchases of expensive scientific equipment, as the computer will be able to augment many measurement devices. “These algorithms can help overcome the deficiencies in many devices,” Soltanolkotabi said. “You can buy a cheap, small telescope but get the same image quality of a much larger more expensive one.”Soltanolkotabi hopes that his research will reduce error and uncertainty surrounding modern artificial intelligence algorithms. Many of these algorithms fail because we do not have the technology required to further understand them, he said.“These heuristics are like a black box and we don’t really understand why or how they work,” Soltanolkotabi said. “This lack of understanding could cause some issues and there are a variety of ethical concerns, fairness concerns … My hope is that by understanding the underlying theory behind why or how these algorithms work, I can make these inferential algorithms more reliable and fair.”
Former Black Stars Captain, Stephen Appiah is not ruling out a return to the local premier league after being away for over a decade.He is however discouraged by the attitude of some fans towards experienced players, a situation he said makes it difficult for those players to settle home.He made this revelation in an exclusive interview with Joy Sports.“I had the chance to play for Accra Hearts of Oak for three years before moving to Europe so returning to play for Accra Hearts of Oak is not a bad idea,” he said.“Many players have the desire to come back home for their local clubs and play but because of the bashing, many of them shy away from it. Some will say ‘he is old’ and criticize the player and that’s why our league is not growing,” Appiah said.Stephen Appiah who made history as the first Captain of the Black Stars team to qualify the nations for a World Cup added that the young players in the league are not learning from the experienced ones.“Sometimes when we play recreational games we realise that the likes of Augustine Arhinful still play some very good football and the young players are not even able to mark them,” he told Joy Sports.Appiah who is currently in Ghana working out his club future, has been linked to his former side Hearts of Oak but it seems unlikely he will make the move there. The former Juventus star agrees with the idea of experienced players returning to grow the profile of the local league.Hearts, for instance, is going into another season with returnee Laryea Kingson who brings experience from stints in Israel, Russia and Scotland.According to the 31-year-old midfielder the presence of some seasoned players in the league during his days here helped in grooming young players a great deal.“In those times football fans came to the match venues because they knew there were some outstanding players like Ablade Kumah, Shamo Quaye, Joe Debrah and Adjetey Lee.After leaving the local scene in 1997, Appiah played for six Italian clubs Udinese, Parma, Brescia, Juventus, Bologna and Cessena, one Turkish club, Fenerbahce and a Serbian side FK Vojvodina, where he last played.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke coach David Cutcliffe is uniquely aware of the challenge his team faces against Alabama in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. The 12th-year Blue Devils coach is inexorably linked to the Crimson Tide program.A Birmingham native and 1976 alum of the university, Cutcliffe has coached against his alma mater in two stops at Tennessee (1982-98, 2006-07), Ole Miss (1998-2004) and Duke (2010) — the last of which was a 62-13 blowout loss in Wallace Wade Stadium. “I know that history,” Cutcliffe said at ACC Kickoff on Thursday. “What Nick (Saban) has done there is phenomenal.”MORE: Clemson’s ‘urgency’ bleeding into rest of ACCAlabama is a five-time national champion under Saban. It’s coming off its fifth straight College Football Playoff appearance, and returns a bevy of future NFL talent on both sides of the ball, from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy on offense to defensive lineman Raekwon Davis and linebacker Dylan Moses on defense.Oh, and the Crimson Tide’s last game was a humiliating 44-16 defeat against fellow ACC team Clemson in the national championship.Playing Alabama under any circumstances is already tough enough for opponents. That’s compounded for Duke, in that it must open the season against Alabama; the Tide are undefeated under Saban in such games since he took over in 2007, beating 12 opponents by an average score of 28.8 points per game.Cutcliffe understands how difficult this game will be. But he also embraces the opportunity it provides — and the progress it signifies in his team.“We have worked extremely hard as a program to put ourselves in a position to be in a game like this,” Cutcliffe said. “Really hard.“I would use the term ‘expectation to win’ at Duke,” he added. “There’s not a player that signs with us that doesn’t sign expecting to win. Our fan base expects us to win. That’s what you do to put yourself in position to play big football games.”Cutcliffe’s players at media days echoed that sentiment.Said senior linebacker Koby Quansah: “I think it’s a great opportunity for our team to take our step to the next level. They’re one of the best, so us being able to compete against them means that we can take a step to be one of the best as well, too.”Said fifth-year senior quarterback Quentin Harris: I think it’s great for us. We’ve worked really hard as a program to get here and to get this invitation to the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. We’re very proud of our work and humbled by the opportunity to play Alabama.”MORE: Willie Taggart hot seat talk is prematureBefore Cutcliffe, such that “expectation to win” wasn’t much more than a pipe dream. Upon his arrival in Durham in 2008, Duke hadn’t enjoyed a winning season since an 8-4 campaign in 1984 — and wouldn’t for another five years, when Cutcliffe led the team to a 10-4 record in 2013. Three years later, Duke won its first bowl game since 1960 with a 44-41 over Indiana in the Pinstripe Bowl.Now, the Blue Devils are ready to take on a potentially program-defining game. Quansah said he has been watching tape on Alabama’s offense since the season ended — including that blowout loss to Clemson. Harris, who replaces first-round pick Daniel Jones, has been studying the Tide’s defense as well.All of that is well and good, but the challenge the Blue Devils must face before they even set foot on the field is to not make Alabama bigger than it already is.“I think that’s been our mindset the entire time,” Harris said. “We’ve known about this game for awhile. We know the history behind them and the kind of success that they’ve had. But we don’t necessarily put them on a pedestal, I would say. Obviously they’re just another team.” Well, not just another team.But it’s that mindset, coupled with the winning culture Cutcliffe has instilled in the program, that has the Blue Devils ready to rise to the Alabama challenge.“Yeah, huge challenge,” Cutcliffe said. “Huge opportunity for our program to take another step.”