But following a run of four victories from their last five outings, Hasenhuttl’s side are on the brink of a small piece of history.“If you told me this would happen before the season, I would say you are a little bit stupid,” said Hasenhuttl. “We are lucky that we play Friday evening because it gives us a great chance.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Friday 6th November 8:00pm It is 32 years, when Southampton were managed by Chris Nicholl, that they could last regard themselves as top-flight table-toppers. 3:09 Hasenhuttl will be without Danny Ings for the visit of Newcastle after the striker underwent surgery on a knee injury. The England international, who has scored five times this season, is set to be sidelined for at least one month.In his absence, Theo Walcott and Shane Long are in contention to spearhead Southampton’s attack alongside Che Adams.Hasenhuttl, 53, added: “Whoever gets the chance to play should know this is a big chance and grab it because we now have four to six weeks without Danny.“We need somebody who gives us alternatives, and who gives us the best opportunities for what we demand – we will take a decision from there.” Ralph Hasenhuttl admits he could have never predicted his Southampton side’s potentially table-topping form before the start of the season.Victory against Newcastle at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday Night Football, live on Sky Sports, will see the Saints spend at least a day at the top of the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.- Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Southampton’s win against Aston Villa in the Premier League Kick off 8:00pm It caps a remarkable 12 months for Hasenhuttl after his side were thrashed 9-0 by Leicester last October and facing up to the prospect of a relegation dogfight.But they went on to finish a credible 11th and head into Friday’s fixture fifth in the division after their opening seven matches. However, Hasenhuttl is refusing to get carried away with his side’s encouraging early-season form.“I have seen so many teams in the beginning of the season being top of the table and near the top, and then relegated,” the former RB Leipzig manager added.“We know things can change so quickly – a few injuries or something like that – but at the moment we are a very strong side and we showed again we can have a high level of performing.“Before I came here, I worked at a team where losing was nearly not allowed because we wanted to be top in Germany, and this mentality I tried to implement from the first day that I’m here.“We have that mentality of, I sometimes call it, we like to be the pirate and it’s more fun than to join the navy. So it’s definitely something we can use every day and makes it fun to go and grab some points from the big teams.” 0:35 – Advertisement – Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard is confident the team can cope with the absence of Danny Ings as the striker recovers from injury
“It’s really hard for me to celebrate right now and enjoy this moment so I’m just gonna say justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor,” he stated at the August show. “Thank you.”Past Super Bowl halftime show performers include Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and 2020’s pairing of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position,” the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, said in a statement on Thursday. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage.”This is the second year that the halftime show is created by NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation. “The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own,” Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, said in a statement. “His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry. This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”The Canada native may make a statement during his performance, as he did at the 2020 MTV VMAs. He took home two Moonpersons — Best R&B and Video of the Year — and didn’t make a full acceptance speech either time.- Advertisement – Although the 2021 Super Bowl may look a bit different than past years, one thing will remain: A huge star(boy) will hit the stage for the Pepsi halftime show.The Weeknd was announced as the official performer on Thursday, November 12. The three-time Grammy winner, 30, is set to take the stage on Sunday, February 7, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, for Super Bowl LV.The Weeknd performs at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on September 29, 2018. Adela Loconte/Shutterstock- Advertisement –
A special team, mostly consisting of Indonesian armed forces personnel, known as the Garuda Task Force, has returned to Indonesia after helping to fight recent bushfires in Australia, the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra stated on Wednesday.“True friends not only help with words, but with real actions,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Garraway, the commander of New South Wales under Joint Task Force (JTF) 1110, as quoted by antaranews.com on Wednesday. Garraway was repeating a message from Lt. Col. Renee Kidson from the Australian Defense Force (ADF) during a farewell ceremony at the Australian Air Force Base Richmond in New South Wales, Australia. The message was conveyed as a form of appreciation for the Garuda task force for aiding Australia in the Bushfires Assistance Operation.Indonesian Ambassador to Australia Kristiarto Legowo has handed over 41 certificates of merit to members of the Indonesian Military and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) as a token of appreciation for their dedication.Read also: Indonesia, Australia offer each other disaster supportThe task force assisted the Australian government in clearing roads and train tracks, cleaning up the aftermath of the fires as well as reconstructing sanitary facilities around residents’ homes for one month.Garuda Task Force commander Lt. Col. Fauzi said he felt honored to be able to lead the task force.Previously, on Feb. 1, the Australian government sent its deepest regards to Indonesia for aiding the country by sending the task force to fight against the bushfires.The team consisted of 41 Indonesian Military personnel, two officers of the Foreign Ministry and an officer of the BNPB, according to kompas.com.As neighboring countries, Indonesia and Australia maintain a close relationship as comprehensive strategic partners, with a pact announced during Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Indonesia in August 2018. (dpk)Topics :
Per Mertesacker admits he was ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ at Arsenal Per Mertesacker was left furious with Mesut Ozil after Arsenal’s defeat to Man City in late 2013 (Picture: Getty)Per Mertesacker has admitted he would get ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ due to his laid-back attitude during their time together at Arsenal.The pair shared a dressing room at both Werder Bremen and Arsenal and also won the World Cup together with the German national team in 2014.Back in December 2013, Mertesacker famously clashed with Ozil as the midfielder headed straight for the tunnel following Arsenal’s 6-3 thumping at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League.Ozil’s laissez-faire attitude has often left Arsenal fans exasperated down the years and Mertesacker understands supporters’ frustrations with their No.10.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, the former centre-back, now manager of Arsenal’s academy, believes the playmaker is a ‘genius’ who can produce ‘magic moments’ from nothing.‘First of all he loves playing football. It doesn’t come across so often,’ Mertesacker said ahead of the launch of his book ‘The Big Friendly German’.‘He is a genius in terms of what he can produce with the ball, you can see that in every training session.‘Once he gets the ball, he’s rested. He thinks he is playing in the park. He can deliver the ball that no one else can deliver. He has got that magical sense. Advertisement Mertesacker was ‘p*****’ with Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ (Picture: Getty)‘But he is not the kind of guy who approaches people and says, “You need to do this, that and that”.‘He’s a different character and sometimes I struggled with that.‘When I approached him and said “this is not what we do here”, I thought that sticks with us longer. For him it’s: “No, that’s OK, I accept that we move forward”. I was really p*****, for days and weeks.‘But he relaxes in those moments and he is fine with it. He delivers magic moments for us and also moments where you thought he can go to another level.’ Comment Advertisement Mertesacker felt responsible for the lack of success under Wenger (Picture: Getty)Mertesacker has revealed he felt ‘almost responsible’ for the criticism Arsene Wenger received towards the end of his tenure at Arsenal.‘I think that connection got lost, definitely,’ the ex-Germany defender added.‘It was difficult. You feel almost responsible. Responsible for the lack of success and probably that Wenger might have to leave at some stage because we’re not delivering what everyone wants.‘I always felt really, really bad when a manager was sacked.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I was fortunate to play under Thomas Schaaf at Bremen. And I played for Arsene Wenger. So I always felt, let’s say more responsible than others towards the manager and his succession.‘And you could almost feel that day would come one day, because the expectations were different – we needed to come back and compete for Premier League titles, not for FA Cups. So that shift was… you could almost feel it was coming.‘You really want to build the best connection between players and fans, so everyone feels this is the best club. A culture where everyone trusts each other, that we can be world class again.’MORE: Patrice Evra tells Paul Pogba ‘we are here to work’ after returning to Manchester United to finish his coaching badges Tom OlverThursday 12 Sep 2019 8:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares
Milan, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye takes time to have lunch each Friday with an area high school and visit with students.Last Friday Frye spent time at the Milan High School. Frye says, “It’s great to hear their perspective on Indiana government.” “These students are our leaders of tomorrow and after meeting with them Indiana is in great hands in the future.”
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid The most obvious target but most probably the hardest to secure. Ronaldo made his name as a Manchester United player in a terrific six-year spell as David Beckham’s heir apparent in the number seven shirt. Talk of a return from Madrid – where he has established himself as one of the world’s two best players – has never really gone away and United’s best chance may come in the form of his advancing years. Ronaldo is now 30 and Madrid may reach a point when they think their man is worth as much as he is ever going to be. Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich Described as priceless by his chairman at the weekend, Muller is no stranger to Van Gaal’s methods having played under him for Bayern. A rangy forward with an uncanny ability to always pop up in the right place, he has been a star of two successive World Cups at the age of 25. He many not possess the direct threat of a Ronaldo but would undoubtedly vastly improve United’s attacking options. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid Another Real man who continues to be linked with Old Trafford, Wales international Bale endured a difficult second season in the Spanish capital after scoring in a victorious Champions League final in the first. Boos from the Madrid fans gave the impression all was not well, and his pace and direct style would certainly fit in with what United and their fans crave. There has been no suggestion of Real wanting to sell, though, and Bale has been a firm fixture throughout their pre-season commitments. Harry Kane – Tottenham Kane is certainly not a free-spirited player but his ability to make something out of nothing in the penalty area would appeal to many United fans. He scored 32 goals for club and country in a break-out season last term and, although Tottenham have shown no willingness to sell, the Old Trafford club would currently offer Kane a higher level of football to play at. Pedro – Barcelona Perhaps the easiest of the deals to be done, Barcelona forward Pedro has been linked with United all summer and a deal seems possible. Pedro has found opportunities in Barca’s frontline harder to come by since the arrival of Luis Suarez and his pace and eye for a goal would vastly increase United’s options. United have done plenty of business already this summer but Van Gaal’s stated admiration of game-changing players in the mould of Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben, and even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, shows he has not yet settled on his current squad. Here, Press Association Sport looks at some possible contenders to be United’s ‘marquee’ man. Louis van Gaal’s admission that Manchester United need a player with “speed and creativity” opens the debate as to who the Dutchman may pursue. Press Association
THE annual GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships got off to a fast start on Monday, as the national ladies made their debut against SIDM, a combination of Hikers and Saints HC, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The new surface at the venue was being tested for the first time in competition and some players struggled to keep pace with the speed of the ball. The national ladies who have been benefiting from regular training at the venue seemed naturally the most comfortable as they dominated the possession, stringing together several passes in each build-up en route to a comfortable 11-0 victory.Marisha Fernandes and Trisha Woodroffe proved an impenetrable defence for the nationals as both demonstrated composure and generated several effective attacks from the back. Striker Kerensa Fernandes was top-scorer of the match with a hat-trick while Woodroffe, Marzana Fiedtkou and Maria Munroe each had doubles. Juniors Aliyah Gordon and Minsodia Culpepper completed the score sheet with one apiece.Pizza Hut GCC began their 2017 quest to retain the title in similar dominant fashion, as Sonia Jardine and Carina Moller both scored hat-tricks in their 8-1 beating of Old Fort Shooting Stars. Bushani Kaladeen was the noticeable standout for Old Fort although she only managed one goal for her team through a counterattack in the 5th minute. Captain Tiffany Solomon and Sandy Roopnarine scored the other two goals for GCC.The men’s first division competition produced a thrilling battle between Old Fort Titans and Bounty GCC as the two fought to a 5-5 stalemate in the end. Old Fort led from the start, going up by two field goals from Jael Gaskin in the first twelve minutes.GCC’s Alan Fernandes replied two minutes later but Akeem Hope restored Old Fort’s two-goal cushion in the fifteenth minute. GCC midfielder Orland Semple, returning from a long hiatus from the game, managed to draw his team within one for the second time just before the half which arrived with Old Fort enjoying a 3-2 lead.The game seemed surely beyond GCC five minutes into the second half as Old Fort hammered home two goals through Ascofu Simon and John Abrams to give Old Fort a 5-2 lead. GCC, however, launched an all-out attacking assault on Old Fort and found gaps in their earlier solid defence.The changed tactic by GCC produced the opportunities they needed as Dwayne Scott, Mark Sargeant and Peter DeGroot each found the back of the net with DeGroot’s equaliser coming in the penultimate minute of the match. The 5-5 draw leaves both teams in strong contention for the title that has eluded them for three years.The National Blacks completely dominated the Pepsi Hikers in their men’s first division duel finishing with a 12-0 score line while the National Greens gave Saints HC a 9-1 drubbing. The Old Fort Warriors pulled off a 5-1 victory over the Hikers in the lone second division matchup of the evening while the GCC Vintage enjoyed a 10-5 victory over Old Fort Goal-getters.Matches continue throughout the week from 17:00hrs with the finals being contested on Saturday. Men’s national selections, the BLACKs and the GREENs will play an exhibition match against each other right before the final presentation.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – What appeared to be an unavoidable defeat for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, almost ended in a victory but Leeward Islands Hurricanes held on grimly for a draw in tense moments late on the final day of their sixth-round game here on Sunday.In pursuit of 192 for victory at Warner Park, Hurricanes were seemingly cruising towards an inevitable victory at 166 for four with Test all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall (48) and captain Terrance Warde (27) involved in a 65-run fifth-wicket stand.LEG-SPINNER IMRAN KHANBut left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (4-40) and leg-spinner Imran Khan (3-44) combined to wreck the Hurricanes middle- and lower- order as five wickets fell for 17 runs in the space of 35 balls to leave the innings tottering on 183 for nine.It was then left to Devon Thomas, who had earlier retired hurt at 57 for three, to return and in combination with last-man Sheno Berridge, carried the hosts to safety.Red Force had earlier folded for 155 in their second innings after resuming the morning on 94 for six, with Cornwall finishing with career-best figures of eight for 51 with his aggressive off-spin.Joshua DaSilva, unbeaten overnight on 45, finished on 79 not out to hold the innings together, in a knock lasting 168 balls in just over 3-¼ hours with seven fours and a six.He put on 26 with Akeal Hosein (3) for the seventh wicket and 31 for the ninth wicket with Uthman Muhammad (14).Hurricanes then suffered a double blow in pursuit of their target when openers Kieran Powell and Montcin Hodge both fell for five with 19 runs on the board before Thomas put on 27 with Amir Jangoo (10) for the third wicket to halt the slide.When Thomas limped off 11 runs into a promising fourth-wicket stand with Hamilton, Warde arrived to extend the partnership to 55 and inject further hope into the Hurricanes chase.Fast bowler Anderson Phillip hit Hamilton in front to break the stand but Cornwall resisted, belting three fours and sixes in a 44-ball cameo.Warde’s dismissal, however, signalled another shift in the momentum as Red Force narrowly missed out on key points.
slashes HD Zapper Decoder to N9,900 DStv has announced plans to broadcast live the 2016 Euro tournament taking place in France and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. For the duration of both tournaments, Euro 2016 will be available on SS11 (channel 231) and SS 12 (channel 232), while the Olympics will have seven dedicated channels to broadcast all the actions live. The SuperSport studios will also provide highlights and analyses of the tournaments by experts such as Jay Jay Okocha, Victor Ikpeba and Benny McCarthy, among several others.In addition, DStv is offering the HD Zapper decoder at N9,900 to subscribers as well as prospective customers. This offer is effective May 27, 2016.Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport, while making these announcements in Lagos, said: “SuperSport has always been associated with quality and we pledge to always deliver world-class content to our subscribers. In furtherance to this tradition, we will be bringing the Euro and Rio 2016 tournaments live to the living rooms of subscribers, entertaining them with the blow-by-blow actions of all the matches.”The highpoint of the event was the announcement of the price reduction of the full unit of the HD Zapper decoder which comes with a one month free subscription, at N9,900. “This is the lowest we have given our subscribers in the last 15 years,” said Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing, Multichoice Nigeria. “The offer will take effect from Friday May 27 and will last for the duration of the Euro 2016 tournament, after which it will revert to its original price,” Mabutho added.For the Rio 2016 Olympics, Mabutho said seven SuperSport channels have been dedicated to broadcast all the sporting actions and other interesting content. The tournament will be available to subscribers on SS12, SS5 and SS7, including GOtv subscribers.Aside the price slash, subscribers stand the chance of winning prizes on MultChoice’s social media platforms by participating in the ‘Predict and Win’ competition. According to Chioma Afe, Marketing Manager, DStv, “A road show will be embarked upon to shopping malls and other locations to enable our esteemed subscribers predict match outcomes and win for themselves amazing prizes. Live updates can be viewed on superssport.com as well as live streaming of matches on DStv online platforms.”The DStv HD Zapper decoder is one of the newest additions to the robust line of DStv products. It is fully HD, supporting 720p and 1080i HD standards. Other features include multiple content search options, extra view, 24 hour i-Plate, TV guide, among many others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Kenneth Omeruo Playing in a now familiar three-man back formation, the Chelsea loanee led the defence for the host alongside Unai Bustinza and Dimitrios Slovas as they went in search of their 10th clean sheet of the top tier season.When the visitors thought they had taken the lead against the run of play, the impressive Omeruo was on hand to deny them as he made a last ditch goal line clearance to earn his side their first point in three outings.The Nigerian played the full throttle and finished with a high rating of 8.0, making 10 clearances, winning six of his seven duels, making one interception and also completing 91 per cent of his passes.He has made 25 league appearances for the Cucumber Growers this season.“See my teammates, Team of the Week La Liga. Big deal for me, all God,” Omeruo posted on Instagram.The Nigerian defender was at the heart of everything as this plucky Leganes side have now kept 10 lean sheers and it’s based on the rock-solid defence that the Omeruo is part of.Omeruo has been described as one of the best centre backs in Spain, maybe also across Europe’s top Leagues.Omeruo who is on loan from Chelsea has made four previous moves in search of first-team football and topsy turvy as his journey has been the Nigerian is showing great adaptability and the stats prove he is heading up.The 25-year-old joined the Spanish side in August, his seventh loan move away from the English Premier League club Chelsea since he joined them in 2012.“Right now I’m fulfilling my dream of playing in La Liga, it’s amazing and different. It was a frustrating start due to my work permit issue, but after playing in two big La Liga games I must say things are finally looking up,” Omeruo told BBC Sport.“I’ve been playing away from England in Turkey for a while and every time I always craved for a visible league where people can watch me.“Luckily, after the World Cup where I had two good games, I got more options and I chose La Liga where everyone can watch me, and so far it’s been a perfect decision for me.”Omeruo, who is yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea where he has a deal until 2020, spent a second spell at Turkish side Kasımpasa last season.A 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner with Nigeria, he has also been loaned to Dutch side ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough in England for two seasons and another Turkish side Alanyaspor.Back in 2017 he admitted he may have to leave Chelsea in his quest for first-team football on a regular basis.He now concedes his dreams of playing in England’s top flight with the Blues could be over as he looks to continue in Spain and hopefully earn a permanent move to Leganes.“Right now I’m fulfilling my dream of playing in La Liga, it’s amazing and different,” he added.“Leganes have an option to sign me permanently and I would like to give everything to stay in the league.“I’ve played in the English championship, I’ve gotten a feel of that but La Liga is very good. If I end up playing for Chelsea someday fine, because it is one of the biggest teams in the world and they have the highest fan base in Nigeria.“I would love to play for them, even if it’s just a game, but right now I am very happy with my life here in Spain.”Omeruo can play at centre-back or right-back and is regarded as one of the continent’s best young defenders.Meanwhile, head coach of the Super Eagles, Rohr has expressed his delight over Omeruo’s recent form in the Spanish League.“I am really impressed with his performances,” Rohr stated, adding, “playing against teams like Sevilla, Celta Vigo and he was able stay defensively focused and consistent shows his great quality as a defender.”An obviously excited Rohr observed that Omeruo’s performance was a good development for the Eagles and also for his Spanish team as well. “We hope he continues in that manner and for me that gives a stiff competition in the first line of the Super Eagles.”Meanwhile, Omeruo wants a permanent stay at Spanish La Liga side Leganes and has revealed that both his parent club as the modest Spanish outfit should agree before the end of the season.Omeruo has delivered decent performances to help Mauricio Pellegrino’s men keep 10 clean sheets in 24 appearances.And the defender has expressed his desire to remain with Estadio Municipal de Butarque outfit as he aims to stabilise his career.“I want to stay in Spain but right now the club needs to pay or reach an agreement with Chelsea. I know they are working towards it and will reach a decision soon. I just want to keep playing well.“I’ve seen the importance of playing where Nigerians can watch, they can see me every week and know how improved my game has been.“I want to stay in Spain, maybe a bigger club. If not, the Leganes. I think this year is the year where I stay as I need a home,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With less than two months to go, Nigerian national team Manager, Gernot Rohr, is hoping that some of the Super Eagles players would maintain their scintillating performance till summer when the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt. Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo is one of such players the German-born tactician is hoping he keeps his form. Last weekend, the Chelsea loanee was voted the Man-of-the-Match against Celta Vigo and little wonder he was selected in La Liga team of the weekKenneth Omeruo masterclass in his team’s scoreless draw at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque against Celta Vigo last Saturday has earned him a place in La Liga Santander Team of the Week.Omeruo solidified the backline and was a major factor in the Los Pepineros picking a point. Little wonder the former Middlesbrough and Kasimpasa defender was voted Man of the Match in the tension soaked encounter.