SA hockey teams up against it at World Cup

first_img3 June 2014 South Africa’s men and women’s national hockey teams head into their second round of games at the Hockey World Cup in The Hague on Tuesday after both going down in their opening matches on Sunday. The men fell 4-0 to Germany, the winners of the past two Olympic Games, while the women lost 4-1 to Argentina, the defending World Cup champions. Both the Germans and Argentinians are ranked second in the world rankings.Standout performer Goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse was the standout performer for the South African men against Germany, pulling off a string of fine saves. At the other end of the field, however, coach Fabian Gregory felt his forwards did not make the most of the opportunities they created, especially in the first half. Germany’s head coach Markus Weise was, nonetheless, complimentary of South Africa’s performance, saying he didn’t feel comfortable until his team moved into a 3- 0 lead.Next match South Africa next face New Zealand, 2-1 winners over South Korea in a roller- coaster first outing in which the Asians missed a penalty stroke, on Tuesday. The Black Sticks are ranked sixth in the world, while South Africa, the African champions, are ranked twelfth. The South African men are in Pool B with Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea and Argentina.Women The national women’s team, African champions too and ranked eleventh in the world, face Germany, the world number six, on Tuesday. Giles Bonnet’s charges were found wanting in their defence of penalty corners against Argentina, but they showed admirable fighting spirit against the experienced South Americans.Penalty corner goals Led by Luciana Aymar, the eight-time FIH (International Hockey Federation) Player of the Year, the defending champions led 2-0 at the break, with both goals coming from penalty corner shots by Carla Rebecchi. They added a third goal early in the second half from another short corner, with Noel Barrionueva netting after a variation. Rebecchi completed her hat-trick just before the hour, but only two minutes later South Africa found a reply.South African goal After a flowing counter-attack, Tarryn Bright fired a superb deflection across the goalkeeper and into the corner of the Argentinian goal to make the final score 4-1. The Investec South African women’s group, Pool B, includes Argentina, the United States, China, Germany and England.last_img read more

2017 Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Wes Montgomery, Fayette County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Like many farmers, Fayette County’s Wes Montgomery wasn’t expecting much as he started the combine up and headed for the corn rows. But as he tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this Cab Cam brought to you by Fennig Equipment, things are quite a bit better than anticipated in his part of the state.last_img

FIRs against former Manipur CM

first_imgImphal Police on Friday registered FIRs (First Information Reports) against the former Congress Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh (from 2002 to March 2017), three former Manipur Chief Secretaries D.S. Poonia, O. Nabakishore and P.C. Lawmkawna, and two officials Yambem Ningthem and S. Rojit, in connection with the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) probe into the alleged misuse of ₹179 crore pertaining to the Manipur Development Society (MDS) for providing water sports infrastructure at the Loktak lake.It was alleged that “officials and staff of the MDS had not observed prescribed procedures, establishment’s norms and extant rules” including “measurement books, detailed project reports and utilisation certification.”Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson K.Ranjit said the Congress, ““welcomes the investigation process”, adding, ���It will help find the out the truth. However, it is too early to say who is guilty and who is not.”Exposing the alleged corruption in the MDS was one of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election promises. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said, “The cabinet approved the proposal to lodge the FIRs.” The government on Friday also suspended two police officers in connection with the controversial purchase of belts for police and paramilitary personnel. The officers are Superintendent of Police (SP) of the Senapati district P. Goulin and Additional Superintendent of Police of the Imphal East district M. Kumarjit . Retired IPS officer S. Manglemjao’s pension was suspended. The belts were purchased during their tenure. During a press conference, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh tore the belt with his hands. This was to show that the substandard belt was made mostly with paper. (Inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Arellano zooms to 2-0 card

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University imposed its edge in experience to crush San Beda, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18, Wednesday and remain unbeaten in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jovelyn Prado and Regine Arocha led the Lady Chiefs in scoring their second straight victory and at the same time providing a glimpse of what to expect from the reigning NCAA women’s champions.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side San Sebastian similarly downed Jose Rizal University in straight sets, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21, in the second game to barge into the win column.Prado fired 16 points, while Arocha added 15 for Arellano, bringing to fore the skills and smarts they have learned from playing in the previous PVL Open Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“In the Open Conference we faced better players which allowed us to level up our game,” said Prado in Filipino.That level was in full display as Arellano ran plays like a sure-footed veteran squad against the Lady Red Spikers, whose bevy of power hitters just could not get their game going. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Issa Viray and Chesca Racraquin tried to hammer their way against the formidable defense of Arellano, scoring 12 and 9 points, respectively.The Lady Chiefs, who downed the St. Benilde Lady Blazers in the opener (25-20, 25-22, 25-17), were never in trouble in the match as coach Obet Javier’s squad was on-point throughout.San Beda took a 16-13 lead in the second set but Mary Anne Esguerra and Necole Ebuen triggered a 5-1 binge to put things in order.“They tried to load up on their serves, that’s why they managed to take the lead,” said Prado, the team captain. “But that’s where we held on to our receives even better.”San Beda, which bested Technological Institute of the Philippines (25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-13) in its opener, fell to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Azkals draw with Yemenis, stay on topcenter_img LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

FIFA may as well lock Suarez into Guantanamo Bay: Maradona

first_imgGiorgio Chiellini complains after Suarez ran into his shoulder with his teeth Diego Maradona blasted FIFA’s ban on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez as “criminal” and said world soccer’s governing body might as well handcuff the striker and lock him up in Guantanamo prison. “Who did Suarez kill?” Maradona said during his soccer commentary programme broadcast on Venezuela’s Telesur and Argentine public television on Thursday night.”This is football, this is contact,” the Argentine legend said. “They may as well handcuff him and bring him to Guantanamo directly.”The controversial US prison in Cuba, opened during the Bush administration, is heavily criticized by human rights groups for indefinite imprisonment of many detainees without charge or trial.Temperamental 1986 World Cup winner Maradona, known for his flamboyant declarations, is echoing outrage in Uruguay, where many are fuming at a ban they deem exaggerated, hypocritical or outright biased.Many abroad, however, were horrified by brilliant but volatile Suarez’s biting of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on Tuesday.Suarez was given longest sanction imposed at a World Cup by soccer’s governing body on Thursday, suspended from all football-related activity for four months and banned for nine international matches.But Maradona, who like Suarez emerged from a poor background to rise to global fame, fervently defended “Luisito” throughout the programme, at the end even unveiling a T-shirt with “We’re with you Luisito” scrawled on the front.”If he made a mistake, fine, they should punish him, but they shouldn’t exaggerate, they shouldn’t be moralistic,” said Maradona, who is close to Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro.advertisementLeftist Uruguayan president Jose Mujica also phoned in to the programme, blasting what he saw as a move to sideline Uruguay from the tournament where many European heavyweights have bit the dust.”We kicked out Italy, we kicked out England, how much money was lost there?,” said Mujica, a 79 year-old former guerrilla. “We’re Uruguay, we’re very little. It was cheap (for them to do).”The European establishment could not understand Suarez’s tough street style, Mujica and Maradona opined.”Incredible players are often born here in the heart of poverty,” Mujica said. “They don’t understand him because they don’t want to and because they were born in another society with other resources.”last_img read more