Kane has British PM flying the flag for W Cup matches

first_img0Shares0000British Prime Minister Theresa May has caught World Cup fever © AFP / Valery HACHELONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 27 – England’s bright start to the World Cup has infected even the normally placid British Prime Minister Theresa May with football fever as she flies the flag for Harry Kane’s young team.After more than half a century of heartache, fans have started to dream that England can emulate the team that won the 1966 World Cup, led by Bobby Moore. May said England’s flag of St George would fly proudly over her official residence at 10 Downing Street on the days the team were playing in Russia and during next year’s women’s World Cup in France.May, along with government ministers and members of the royal family, will not attend matches at the World Cup because of Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Kremlin double agent in Britain earlier this year.England play Belgium on Thursday to decide who will finish top of Group G.“No 10 will be flying the England flag on the day of each of England’s matches from now on,” May told Parliament in answer to a question from a lawmaker of her own Conservative party. “We will be encouraging other government departments to do the same.“I’m going to go further than my predecessors. Next year we will do the same for the women’s World Cup.”Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn — renowned for being reluctant to display overt patriotism — has a flag of St George in his office but would not be drawn on whether one would fly from Labour party headquarters.“Jeremy is a strong football supporter and he is supporting the England team and I’m sure he will find his own way of expressing that,” a source was cited as saying by Britain’s Press Association.The flag of St George will perhaps more contentiously be flown from the Scotland office, revealed May’s Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell, who is confident the gesture will be reciprocated come the 2022 World Cup, when he fully expects the Scots will qualify.“Happy to do so as I am confident No 10 and other UK departments will be flying the Saltire in 2022,” Mundell said on Twitter.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

49ers’ Kyle Shanahan not sensing any confidence issues with Jimmy Garoppolo

first_img49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday he wasn’t overly worried by Jimmy Garoppolo’s shaky preseason debut against the Denver Broncos but did feel his starting quarterback could have better managed the situation that led to his interception.Under pressure on his blind side from Bradley Chubb early in the first quarter, Garoppolo’s second pass of the game was intercepted by Broncos cornerback Isaac Yiadom. Chubb rushed to the inside on tackle Joe Staley, nearly untouched, before Garoppolo …last_img

Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association Dover Steam Show

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Steam traction engines, antique gas and diesel farm and garden tractors and more will be at the54th Annual Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association Dover Steam Show August 18 to 20, 2017in Dover.The show will include many working exhibits including Sawmill, shingle mill, threshing, and bailing as well as food, arts and crafts, flea market, and entertainment. There will be a Sunday morning church service as well.On Friday night there will be a garden tractor pull at 6 p.m. Saturday night is the antique tractor pull at 5 p.m. A Peddle Tractor pull is open to all ages at 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 and 12 and under free. There is a membership available that gives admission for all weekend.last_img

Q&A: The Financial Side of Retirement

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonWatch the recording of Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military FamiliesMany of you had questions that we just didn’t a chance to respond to during the Nov. 1 webinar, Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families. Here, Dr. Barbara O’Neill addresses those questions.Q. Is it always better to wait for full Social Security benefits?A. Famous financial planning answer…It depends. But some people don’t have that luxury. They need their Social Security benefit money right away to pay their bills or they are in poor health so there is no point in waiting. Absent these two issues, workers will receive a higher benefit if they wait until full retirement age and even more if they continue to wait to age 70 (delayed retirement credits). In addition to benefiting themselves, a decision to wait can also benefit workers’ spouses.Q. Is it true that if you are divorced, your former spouse can receive 50% of your Social Security earnings without  your Social Security being reduced?A. Divorced spouses will get the higher of a benefit based on their own work record or their ex-spouse’s work record. The marriage must have lasted at least 10 years. Here are the rules. Your benefit as a divorced spouse is equal to one-half of your ex-spouse’s full retirement amount (or disability benefit) if you start receiving benefits at your full retirement age. The benefits do not include any delayed retirement credits your ex-spouse may receive.Q. Other than going to Social Security website, is there a calculator to be able to enter numbers to see the breakeven for Social Security (when is it not worth waiting any longer) particularly for those individuals that will fall into Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)A. For some helpful break-even resources, seeHow do I calculate my Social Security break-even age? When can I collect Social Security benefits: Calculating breakeven ageSocial Security Benefits CalculatorIt should be noted that the WEP will NOT take effect until someone collects a government pension. If they collect SS while still working after FRA, they’ll get a full SS benefit until they retire.Many more of you had questions about the new Blended Retirement System, and we will address those too! Questions shared in the chat pod in today’s discussion were sent to the presenter of our scheduled Military Blended Retirement System webinar on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. ET so make plans to join us.last_img read more

Biado rules 9-ball to give PH first ever gold in World Games

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Biado, runner up in the 2015 WPA 10-Ball World Championship, pocketed his biggest achievement yet after giving the country something to be proud of in the prestigious global competition of non-Olympic sports.He overshadowed the feat of Dennis Orcollo, who brought home the first medal from the Games by ending up with the bronze in men’s 9-ball during the 2014 edition in Cali, Columbia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the semifinals, Biado downed Japan’s Oi Naoyuki, 11-7, to arrange the finale with Shaw, an 11-6 winner over Taipei’s Ko Pin-Yi in the other semis pairing.While Orcollo celebrated the achievement, Chezka Centeno tumbled out of the medal podium following a 9-3 defeat at the hands of China’s Han Yu during their playoff for the bronze. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Don’t compare me to Spitz and Phelps, says history man Dressel The 18-year-old from Zamboanga City who won the women’s 9-ball gold in the 2015 World Games held in Shanghai, China dropped a 6-9 decision to China’s Chen Siming earlier in the semifinals.Biado, who briefly ranked No.1 in the world two years ago, and the seventh-ranked Centeno formed part of the eight players from Asia who made it to the world games based on their world rankings.Both of them are the hot favorites to retain their 9-ball pool titles as the 11-man national billiard squad competes in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 19-30.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Cue artist Carlo Biado struck the first gold medal for the Philippines in the history of the World Games.The 33-year-old ruled the 9-ball men’s pool finals Saturday at the expense of Great Britain’s Jayson Shaw, 11-7, in the ongoing quadrennial World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gamescenter_img View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Despite its league-worst record, New York Knicks still most valuable NBA team

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Knicks, who feature a starting lineup with three new players acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, lost at home Tuesday night for a franchise-record 15th straight game. They began Wednesday with a 10-43 record.Forbes says the Los Angeles Lakers remain in second place with a value of $3.7 billion, up 12 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRounding out the top five are the Golden State Warriors ($3.5 billion), Chicago Bulls ($2.9 billion) and Boston Celtics ($2.8 billion).The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13 percent from last year. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Two Koreas to hold talks on traditional wrestling exchanges SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte New York Knicks center Enes Kanter. left, forward Mario Hezonja, center, and guard Damyean Dotson, right, watch the game action from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — The New York Knicks are worth $4 billion, making them the most valuable NBA team for the fourth straight year, according to Forbes. That’s despite having the worst record among the league’s 30 teams.In its annual rankings, Forbes said the Knicks’ value increased 11 percent from last year because of a $1 billion renovation of Madison Square Garden, completed in 2013, that has produced a series of new revenue streams.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

National Youth Championships day one – Girls’ division

first_imgBy BEN HARRISSome cricket-like scores featured in the girls’ division on day one of the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Wednesday.Queensland Secondary Schools Touch and New South Wales Combined High Schools both went to town on their opposition with the two giants of the division having an easy day.QSST scored 39 touchdowns and conceded two in their opening three matches while NSWCHS crossed 38 times and had their defence breached on five occasions.QSST nearly wrote the history books with their 23-0 thumping of Western Tigers. It was two touchdowns short of the all-time record, which coincidently is held by QSST when they defeated Victoria 25-0 in 2011.NSWCHS had a big win against cross-school rivals New South Wales Combined Independent Schools, running in 15 touchdowns to zip.Not surprisingly the two heavyweights are undefeated after day one.New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges are also undefeated after winning their three matches on day one.They had two close matches against New South Wales Touch Association Development Team (4-2) and South West Queensland Swans (5-3).NSWCCC are second in Pool A behind QSST on percentage. The Swans are third with South Australia heat coming fourth.NSWCHS lead Pool B with Brisbane City Cobras in second and NSWCIS in third.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksGirls’ NYC day onelast_img read more

2016 Pan Pacific Masters Games

first_imgThe 10th Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held from Friday, 5 November until Sunday,13 November 2016 on the Gold Coast. More than 13,000 participants from Queensland, interstate and overseas will converge on one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations to compete in one of Australia’s premier multi-sport events.Touch Football is one of more than 40 sports to be played at the event, the world’s biggest masters’ games event. The Touch Football component of the event will be played from Wednesday, 9 November until Saturday, 12 November at the Gold Coast Touch Association. Several Men’s, Mixed and Women’s divisions are on offer at the event. For more information or to register your team, please click on the link below: http://mastersgames.com.au/ppmg/sports/touch-football/ Related LinksPan Pacific Masterslast_img read more

10 months agoNew Inter Milan chief Marotta: Juventus wanted Icardi

first_imgNew Inter Milan chief Marotta: Juventus wanted Icardiby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Inter Milan sports chief Beppe Marotta admits Juventus asked after Mauro Icardi in the past.Marotta left Juve as general manager in October to join Icardi at Inter.“Asking after players is part and parcel of the job that every sporting director has to do, either directly or through a third person,” Marotta said.“Certainly, also with in mind the idea of moving on Gonzalo Higuain, we might’ve asked after Icardi. However, Piero Ausilio can confirm that we never sat down to negotiate with Inter or discuss costs.“Icardi remains a player at the top level, but there was never anything concrete in an eventual transfer from Inter to Juventus.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoYoung happy Solskjaer keeping Man Utd coaching team together

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Young happy Solskjaer keeping Man Utd coaching team togetherby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United captain Ashley Young is happy to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keep together the majority of the coaching staff after Jose Mourino’s sacking.Solskjaer has retained the services of coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, who were both promoted to the senior side’s coaching set-up by Mourinho in the summer.Goalkeeper coach Emilio Alvarez, who was drafted in to the club in 2016, has also stayed at the club on the basis of his strong bond with David De Gea.”Carras, Kieran and Emilio have been fantastic,” Young, who has made 16 appearances this season, said.”The training sessions they’ve put on have been fantastic, top notch.”I can definitely see Carras being a manager one day and Kieran has been brilliant stepping up to the first team [from the Under-18s].”He’s taken to it like a duck to water and Emilio is a fantastic goalkeeping coach. It’s nice for them to be here and work under Mick and Ole as well.” last_img read more