Sampaoli calls up Enzo Perez to replace injured Lanzini

first_img 09/06/2018 Other names linked with a call-up in the last 24 hours were Pizarro, Diego Perotti, Erik Lamela, Leandro Paredes and Pablo Pérez. [SELECCIÓN MAYOR] El volante Enzo Pérez será el futbolista que reemplazará a Manuel Lanzini en la convocatoria.— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) 9 de juny de 2018 Perez will travel directly to Russia from Argentina to meet up with his international teammates, who left Barcelona on Saturday.  After waiting 24 hours to make his decision, Sampaoli finally opted for River Plate midfielder Perez to complete his 23-man squad for the finals.  IN SPORT.ES Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has chosen Enzo Perez to replace Manuel Perez, who was injured in training on Friday and will miss the World Cup in Russia this summer.  Despite not being in a great moment of form, Perez won the battle to be included ahead of the other candidate, Guido Pizarro, thanks to his experience and his previous performances for Argentina.  CEST Sampaoli also opted for Perez because he knows the group of players well given he was part of the squad which made the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. Upd. at 15:04 Sampaoli ya ha elegido el sustituto de Lanzinilast_img read more

Update on Lack of Player Support for Cunningham

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email This morning Galway Bay FMs Sean Walsh spoke to John Mulligan giving an update on the situation that arose yesterday where members of the 2015 Galway panel voiced their lack of confidence in reappointed manager Anthony Cunningham.last_img

County Senior And Intermediate Hurling Championships Round Up

first_imgAn Spidéal 3-15  Rahoon-Newcastle 3-14Report: Kevin DwyerAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 2Gort 0-17 Portumna 0-21Report: Tommy DevaneAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Kiltormer 1-12  Kinvara 0-17Report: Niall CanavanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Tommy Larkins 2-11 St Thomas 0-17Report: Darren KellyAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Kilconieron 0-18 Annaghdown 0-17Report: Gordon DuaneAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-15 Sylane 1-9print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Sunday 22nd AprilSenior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Liam Mellows 3-15 Castlegar 2-13Report: Niall CanavanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Saturday 21st April Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Kilnadeema-Leitrim 0-19  Craughwell 2-16Report: Gordon DuaneAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 2Sarsfields 0-15 Mullagh 1-7Report: Gordon DuaneAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loughrea 1-15  Cappataggle 2-14Report: Darren KellyAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Killimordaly 1-20  Ahascragh/Fohenagh 1-7center_img Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Ballindereen 1-8  Clarinbridge 1-17Report: Kevin DwyerAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Oranmore-Maree 0-16 Carnmore 0-12Report: Tommy DevaneAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The Second Round Of Games In The County Senior And Intermediate Hurling Championships took place over the weekend. Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2Moycullen 1-15 Ardrahan 2-12Report: Sean WalshAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pádraig Pearses 0-8 Athenry 0-15Report: Tommy DevaneAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 0-21  Abbeyknockmoy 3-12Report: Gordon DuaneAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Here are the reports of those games Beagh 2-15 Turloughmore 2-25Report: Tommy DevaneAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Killimor 0-9 Kilbeacanty 0-13last_img read more

Men’s Golf: NCAA Regional Recap

first_imgSam Houston State finished just five strokes away from earning a trip to the NCAA Championships with an 11th place finish at the Auburn Regional at the Auburn University Club. The Bearkats were led by freshman Klein Klotz, who fired a six-under final round to end up third in the final individual standings with a 76-71-66—213 total. In other regional golf action, Central Arkansas Pep Angles shot a 1-under 71 at the Columbia Regional to finish tied for 23rd while Southeastern Louisiana Grady Brame was eight-over par 224 to finish in a tie for 43rd and Houston Baptist Preston Stanley tied for 59th at the San Antonio Regional.Sam Houston State Misses NCAA Finals by Only Five StrokesAUBURN, Ala. – Against a 14-team field that included five top 25 squads and four more in the top 50, Sam Houston finished just five strokes away from earning a trip to the NCAA National Championships next week. The Bearkats posted a 54-hole score of 300-303-286—899 to finish 11th as a team, ahead top 50 ranked Colorado. | SHSU RecapUCA Pep Angles Shoots 71 at Final Day of NCAA Columbia RegionalCOLUMBIA, Mo. – Central Arkansas junior Pep Angles shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday at the NCAA Columbia Regional and finished tied for 23rd at The Club at Old Hawthorne. Angles, playing in his second consecutive NCAA Regional, improved on his 55th-place finish from a year ago in the 75-player field. | UCA RecapSoutheastern Louisiana’s Ties for 43rd at NCAA San Antonio RegionalSAN ANTONIO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana junior Grady Brame jumped 14 spots in the final round of the NCAA San Antonio Regional, which wrapped up Saturday at the Briggs Ranch Country Club. Brame, a Hammond native, posted his second straight round of 74 on Saturday. He finished with a tournament score of eight-over par 224 to finish in a tie for 43rd in the individual standings. | SLU RecapHouston Baptist Preston Stanley Places 59th at NCAA San Antonio RegionalSAN ANTONIO – Houston Baptist junior Preston Stanley ties for 59th overall at the NCAA Regional Tournament at Brigg Ranch Golf Club. Stanley fired 73 in the first round of the tournament in order to start his score at a tie for 23rd. Stanley then shot another 73 in the second round. In the final round, the junior carded 81, which brought his total to 227 overall for his 59th place title. | HBU Recaplast_img read more

McNeese State Sweeps Southland Men’s Track and Field Weekly Honors

first_imgHonorable Mention: Ben Clark, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Kartavius Hamilton, McNeese StateHamilton set a personal record with a first-place leap of 24 feet, 9.75 inches in the long jump Saturday at the Cowboy Relays. The junior from Colfax, La. (Grant H.S.), now holds the third-best mark in the nation for the long jump and his leap is the top mark in the Southland this season. Hamilton helped the Cowboys to finish second in the home meet. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – 4×800-Meter Relay Team (Oliver James, Brock Moreaux, Finlay Murray and Bryson Skinner), McNeese StateMcNeese State’s 4×800-meter relay team comprising of Oliver James, Brock Moreaux, Finlay Murray and Bryson Skinner shattered the school record with a time of 7:50.70 to capture first place in the event at the Cowboy Relays in Lake Charles Saturday. James is a sophomore from Sunderland, England, while Moreaux is a senior from Delcambre, La. (Delcambre H.S.). Murray and Skinner are both freshmen as Murray hails from Tain, Scotland. Honorable Mention: Valentinas Rudys, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Deion Hardy, UIW.center_img FRISCO, Texas – McNeese State’s 4×800-meter relay team of Oliver James, Brock Moreaux, Finlay Murray and Bryson Skinner were selected Southland Conference Men’s Track Athletes of the Week while junior Kartavius Hamilton was named field athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the athletes of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own student-athlete. To receive honorable mention, an athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

SA in massive Indian airport deal

first_img14 February 2006A South African consortium has struck a US$1.5-billion (R9.25-billion) deal to modernise India’s Mumbai airport.The consortium, made up of Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), Bidvest Group Limited and Indian infrastructure company GVK, beat nine other bidders to win the tender.Known as GVK-SA, the consortium will modernise, operate, develop and manage the airport for a concession period of 30 years, with the option of a further 30 years.During that time the Indian government will retain a 26% shareholding in the venture, with GVK holding 37% and Acsa 10%.South African Transport Minister Jeff Radebe welcomed the deal, saying it was “just the beginning” of Acsa’s global expansion. He said upgrading airports and other transport infrastructure to be efficient and well-managed was crucial for development.“This deal is not only important because of the money involved, but also because transport is important for the realisation of the Nepad [New Partnership for Africa’s Development] goals and objectives,” Radebe said.“As government we want to encourage Acsa to embark on more projects such as this, both in Africa and abroad.”Airport know-howMonhla Hlahla, managing director of Acsa, said the company would provide the project with know-how on policies and procedures, IT solutions, quality and environmental management, maintenance and engineering, safety, service standards, capacity planning and master plans, project management, route and traffic development, ands stakeholder management.Acsa will also provide technical exchange programmes as part of its skills transfer initiatives within various functional areas.“However, I must hasten to mention that the learning experience will be a two-way process for Acsa and the Mumbai International Airport employees,” Hlahla said.“Through these initiatives the company will gain invaluable experience from exposure to the Indian environment. This transaction will enrich all employees and partners involved.”The deal will also create jobs within Acsa, as seasoned professionals are to be regularly posted to Mumbai.She added that Acsa could also earn money for the Indian government through other commercial activities, as the company was positioned to “realise an all-encompassing commercial transformation for Mumbai International Airport”.The “remarkable” growth of commercial revenue has contributed significantly to Acsa’s financial success over the years.It has grown by 364% in the last eight years at a rate nearly three times that of the company’s air-transport revenues, Hlahla said.She explained that GVK had been chosen as a partner because of the company’s commitment to the deal and experience of various infrastructure projects in India, such as in the power sector, toll-roads and urban infrastructure.GVK has also had successful partnerships with credible international partners such as the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, its ability to raise debt finance in the Indian market, its approach of an equal partnership with the South African consortium and its shared values of corporate governance.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

The Impact of One

first_imgBrand South africa, in partnership with Junior Chamber International South Africa, invites you to the second “Shape the Future” Forum. The event will discuss the concept of active citizenship, cover the analysis of community needs, and map out how young people can address such challenges by creating sustainable solutions. Follow @Brand_SA for updates from 6:30pm tonight, or follow a live webcast here.last_img

‘He was not a bust made of marble – he was a man of flesh and blood’

first_imgWatch video of US president Barack Obama’s stirring tribute to Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 10 December, at a memorial service attended by over 90 heads of state and government and, despite the pouring rain, tens of thousands of ordinary South Africans.Video courtesy of the White House. READ MORE • Mandela on Media Club South Africa • Nelson Mandela: the world mourns • Nelson Mandela – a timeline  • Barack Obama’s tribute to Mandela  • Watch: World reacts to Mandela’s death • Infographic: Mandela family tree • Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom • The women in Madiba’s life • Tutu leads memorial at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory • High-res photos: In 2010, Nelson Mandela wishes World Cup good luck to Bafana Bafanalast_img read more

Ramaphosa in Sri Lanka to help mediate reconciliation

first_img7 July 2014 South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Monday for his first visit as Special Envoy of the President. President Jacob Zuma appointed Ramaphosa as Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and South Sudan during his State of the Nation address in February, following a request from both countries for assistance in bringing about peace and reconciliation. Despite the official end of the decades-long civil war between the Sri Lankan state and the militant separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009, religious conflict continues to dog the south Asian island nation, against a backdrop of rising ethnic tensions between the largely Buddhist majority Sinhalese and minority Muslims. Senior delegations from the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil National Alliance visited South Africa in February and April respectively. Both delegations met Ramaphosa and invited him to visit Sri Lanka. “We are going to listen to the Sri Lankans,” Ramaphosa said ahead of his visit. “We have already met them a few times in South Africa, but this time around we are going to go to Colombo and meet the government, the president of Sri Lanka and a number of other government ministers.” He is also expected to meet opposition parties and travel to the north, where conflict in that country is at its fiercest. “We will discuss with people in the community. We will also try to help the Sri Lankans with the truth and reconciliation process, their own constitutional reform, and make sure Sri Lanka does indeed become a stable country where they will enjoy human rights.” Ramaphosa is being accompanied by Deputy International Relations Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo. He is expected to return to South Africa on Wednesday. and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

MH370: Ocean Infinity says search start is imminent

first_imgThe Hugin autonomous underwater vehicles being deployed to search for MH370. Photo: Ocean Infinity. Deep sea search company Ocean Infinity has confirmed it has inked a deal to continue the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and says the search will start “imminently” in the  zone identified by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.The company said the project’s sophisticated surface vessel,  Seabed Constructor,  was now close to the search area and the “no find, no fee” sweep, which was expected to last 90 days.“We are pleased that our offer to continue the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been accepted by the Government of Malaysia, who I would like to thank for giving us the opportunity,’’ OI chief executive Oliver Plunkett said.“Whilst there can be no guarantees of locating the aircraft, we believe our system of multiple autonomous vehicles working simultaneously is well suited to the task at hand.“I wish our team the best of luck in their endeavours and sincerely hope that we will be able to play a part in providing some answers to the many people affected by this tragedy.”The company also confirmed it would use up to eight Hugins autonomous underwater vehicles capable of operating to depths of 6000m and already tested to just above that limit.The company did not give any details of the agreement but Channel News Asia reported earlier today that it was a tiered arrangement that would see the company paid up to $US50 million if it is found in the ATSB search area and $US70 million if it is found beyond that.The report said the it would be paid $US20 million if the plane, which went missing in 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board, was found in first 5000 sq. km.The search will begin in a 25,000 sq. km area designated by experts in 2016 as the most likely crash site.Drift modelling and analysis of satellite imagery significantly boosted confidence among Australian experts that the wreckage of the Boeing 777, which went missing in March 2014, is in the southern half of a 25,000 sq. km.Scientists identified a location at latitude 35.6°S and longitude 92.8°E, near the seventh arc defined by satellite data, as the most likely location for the missing plane.However, if the wreckage is not found in the 25,000 sq. km search area the vessel will head north to  areas proposed by other experts.Ocean Infinity said the use of “free flying AUVs” meant they were not tethered and could collect higher quality data.The AUVs are equipped with side scan sonar, multi-beam echo sounder, sub-bottom profiler, HD camera, conductivity/temperature/depth sensor, self-compensating magnetometer, synthetic aperture sonar and a turbidity sensor.They can scour up to 1200 sq. kms a day, meaning the initial search area could be covered in about three weeks.The discovery of the wreckage will leave the Malaysian Government facing the question of how to retrieve the debris and particularly the crucial flight data and cockpit voice recorders.The quickest way to start the process would be to use the Seabed Constructor.MH370 Seabed Constructor Ocean InfinityThe Seabed Constructor. Photo: Swire Seabed.Sources have told AirlineRatings the sophisticated vessel  is carrying remotely operated vehicles and a 6000-metre rated recovery winch capable of retrieving debris at the kind of depths at which it is likely to be located.They also saw the  Seabed Constructor as the “asset of opportunity” if the wreckage is located before the winter weather sets in.Crucially, the ship is equipped with a dynamic positioning system that allows it to stay on station above the tethered robots as they work.Also on board to assist with analysis of sonar data are staff from Deep Ocean Search, a company which focuses on “ultra-deep water services” in depths of up to 6000m.DOS was instrumental in finding the SS City of Cairo, sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 while carrying 100 tonnes of silver coins from Bombay to England.Under contract to the UK government, DOS and recovered tons of silver coins from a depth of 5150m, a world record at the time and more than 1300m deeper than the Titanic.DOS told AirlineRatings it was unable to answer questions because it had signed a non-disclosure agreement with Ocean Infinity.But its website indicated operating at extreme depth was not without “serious technical difficulties’ which resulted in multiple breakdowns but were eventually resolved.ROV’s differ from the torpedo-shaped autonomous underwater vehicles being deployed in the search in that they are tethered to the ship by a cable and operated in real-time from consoles.They have cameras and often come equipped with sonar as well as thrusters and often manipulating armsSensitive electronics and data storage on deep water ROVs are protected in titanium vessels and  an  expert said every connector, cable and device had to withstand the pressure.He said there were many ROVs designed to run at a depth of about 3000m but very few work class ROVs rated for 6000m.However, he said the technology for deep dives was mature.“The ones around that can be used for this sort of thing are typically designed for something other than the oil and gas industry,’’ he said.Much deeper dives were conducted by the bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960  and by movie director  James Cameron in 2012. Both dived on the Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench  and reached depths of almost 11,000m .A Japanese remotely operated underwater vehicle called Kaiko established a depth record for umanned probes in 1995 when it reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep. Others to explore the abyss were Japan’s ABISMO, the US hyrbrid ROV Nereus and China’s Haidou-1.last_img read more