Paraguay 1 Uruguay 2: Debutant Valverde helps stun hosts Sacha Pisani 10:02 9/6/17 Getty Images Debutant Federico Valverde scored as Uruguay snapped a six-game winless run to claim a priceless victory in Paraguay on Tuesday. Uruguay completed a smash-and-grab job, stunning hosts Paraguay 2-1 in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.Debutant Federico Valverde produced some heroics, the 19-year-old’s 76th-minute strike helping end Uruguay’s six-match winless streak on Tuesday.Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were isolated and largely ineffective as Uruguay struggled against the dominant Paraguayans in Asuncion. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Fernando Muslera kept Paraguay at bay in the second half and Uruguay went on to stun Paraguay, with Valverde’s deflected long-range effort silencing the home crowd before Gustavo Gomez’s own goal doubled the visitors’ lead.Angel Romero managed to pull a goal back in the 88th minute, setting up a tense finale, but Uruguay held on for a first World Cup qualifying away win in Paraguay as they moved above Colombia into second spot, while the hosts remain seventh after 16 matches.Paraguay upstaged Chile 3-0 last week and the hosts made just one change to that team, with Romero coming in for Miguel Samudio.There was a consecutive start for Uruguay star Suarez. The Barcelona forward hobbled off in the goalless draw at home to Argentina having surprisingly returned to action following a knee injury suffered in the Supercopa de Espana second-leg loss to Real Madrid on August 16.Maximiliano Pereira and Valverde were the new faces in Oscar Tabarez’s XI as Gaston Silva and Alvaro Gonzalez made way.It was a full-blooded affair in Paraguay, with tackles flying in from all angles in the first half.Overall, neither side created any real clear-cut opportunities, though Cavani beat the offside trap and fired a shot across goal and past the post in a rare foray forward for Uruguay.It was one-way traffic in the second half as Paraguay dominated proceedings – Suarez and Cavani largely neutralised and isolated up front.Uruguay goalkeeper Muslera was kept busy, on hand to deny Oscar Romero from close range with his legs six minutes after the interval.Paraguay continued to pepper the Uruguay goal, this time Gomez narrowly heading over the crossbar just past the hour-mark.Moments later Lucas Barrios almost broke the deadlock with a glancing header, but a scrambling Muslera managed to make a fingertip save.Paraguay were unable to make their dominance count and it proved costly as Uruguay scored against the run of play – Valverde benefiting from a deflection to put the visitors ahead.Pushing numbers forward in search of an equaliser, Paraguay were caught out at the back with 10 minutes remaining after Suarez rounded the keeper and while the chance appeared gone, his strike hit the crossbar and bounced off Gomez and fortuitously into the net.Santiago Salcedo hit the post two minutes later before Paraguay team-mate Romero reduced the deficit, but it was too little too late. read more
The Australian 18’s Boys team has come from 1-0 down in the series to claim games two and three of the series and win the division title. Their 5-4 win in today’s third and deciding match saw them win the series 2-1. 18’s Girls Australia has claimed a 3-0 series win in the 18’s Girls division following their 6-0 win in game three of the series today. The Australian 18’s Girls started game three strongly, with Shannon Rose scoring in the eighth minute before Zara Nicholas scored in the 11th minute to take a 2-0 lead at half-time. The Dominique Du Toit scored in the fifth minute of the second half, before touchdowns to Lucy Botten, another to Zara Nicholas and Shellie Davis saw them runaway with a 6-0 win. 18’s Boys The Australian boys have won the 18’s Boys deciding game by one touchdown, 5-4 to claim the series two games to one. After a 9-8 loss on Friday night, the Australian turned the series around yesterday with a convincing win before they dominated game three early to set up the win from the fast finishing Kiwis. Kalyn Ponga turned defence into attack in the third minute, when he ran the length of the field after intercepting on the line to give Australia an early 1-0 lead. Corey Russell set up David Richards soon after, and when a Kai Simbolon half run saw Matt Wilson score the Australians had a 3-0 lead. Ponga soon had his second touchdown of the half, before Taylor Haugh scored for the Kiwis. Australia took a 4-1 lead into the half-time break. New Zealand scored the first two touchdowns of the second half, through Rory Van Vugt and Te Hauora Campbell bringing their side within one touchdown of the Australians before Damon Moore extended the Aussies lead by two, 5-3. New Zealand scored in the final minutes of the game, but it wasn’t enough, with the Aussies taking a 5-4 win and claiming the series 2-1. 20’s GirlsThe Australian 20’s Girls have continued their dominance in the 20’s Girls division, winning game three 13-3 and taking a 3-0 series win. Game three started in similar fashion to the two previous games, with the Australians taking a 6-1 lead into half-time.They further extended their lead in the second half, to take a 10 touchdown win and finish the series with three wins. 20’s BoysThe Australian 20’s Boys finished their 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series campaign in style, winning their third game 10-7 on Sunday. Australia raced out to a 6-2 lead at half-time, before the Kiwis hit back in the second half, scoring five touchdowns to Australia’s four. But it was too little too late, with the Australians taking the series whitewash 3-0 with their three touchdown win. Related LinksYTT Day Three
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield boss Wagner on Southampton defeat: Not good enoughby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner was unhappy with his players after defeat at home to Southampton.Saints were impressive for the 3-1 win.Wagner lamented, “The first-half was not good. For the first time in a long time we looked nervous in ball possession and did not perform. The second-half was better. Everyone was lively after the goal.”We passed too many times backwards when we had the opportunity to go forward. We were not brave enough.”Hopefully Jonathan Hogg (knee) is back next week. Losing four midfielders together is not easy, but we have belief in every squad player. That is why they are at the football club.”
DORVAL, Que. — Bombardier Inc. brushed off any concerns that tensions between the federal government and China as well as with Saudi Arabia pose a threat to business jet sales, on which the plane and train maker is staking its financial turnaround.Relations between Ottawa and Beijing have been strained since Canadian authorities detained Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on Dec. 1, which preceded the detention of three Canadians in China in less than one week.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland previously called attention to human rights issues under the watch of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, tweeting in defence of a jailed women’s rights activist last August that prompted the young royal to impose sanctions, boot Canada’s ambassador and recall Saudi students from Canada.Bombardier, which celebrated the entry into service of its US$73-million Global 7500 business jet Thursday, said the product line is resistant to diplomatic and market fluctuations.“If we see one region going through geopolitical slowdowns, there are usually other regions that are either coming up or experiencing booms where we can profit,” said spokesman Mark Masluch.Michelle Ouellette, who heads Bombardier’s Global 7500 program — sold out into 2022 — said that customers who signed up many years ago want their aircraft.The Global 7500, along with the new Global 5500 and 6500, come partly as a response to products from rival business jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. as demand for the larger jetliners keeps rising.Bombardier delivered 138 of the 677 business jets shipped by the industry in 2017, securing 20 per cent of the global market, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. That number topped Gulfstream’s 120 business jet deliveries.Measured by revenue, however, Gulfstream’s market share is higher. The Georgia-based company obtained US$6.56 billion of the US$20.2 billion in business jet sales. Bombardier raked in US$5.14 billion, according to the association.“Gulfstream and Bombardier duke it out at the top of the market,” said Ernie Arvai, president of commercial aviation consultancy AirInsight Group.Business jets — which target extremely wealthy individuals, large corporations and aircraft management companies — yield fatter margins than commercial planes, which should benefit both companies, he said.“If you’ve got enough money for one of these very high-end business jets, you’ve probably got the ego to go with it, and the need to have the latest and greatest. So it’s a matter of ego with some of the billionaire buyers, who are a market for this aircraft.”Bombardier is aiming for US$8.5 billion in annual revenues by 2020, driven largely by Global 7500 sales – a major bump from last year’s US$5 billion. The business jet backlog now totals US$14.3 billion, Masluch said.The Montreal-based company is on track to deliver between 15 and 20 of the planes next year, and between 35 and 40 in 2020, he said.Despite the manufacturing ramp-up that implies, some of the 3,000 workers Bombardier announced it will lay off over the next year and a half will be cut from the business jet unit, Ouellette said.The company is “still evaluating” where exactly those cuts will occur, he added.Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University’s business school, said the company’s focus on business jets and trains positions it well to handle changes in the economy.Governments like to spend on rail infrastructure during recessions to create jobs while business jets “should really rock and roll and make a lot of profit for Bombardier,” Moore said.Chinese buyers looking to keep their distance from Canadian business jet makers may few alternatives for large business aircraft other than Gulfstream, a company based in the U.S., with which Beijing has even greater tensions. Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press
New Delhi: Delhi’s publicity division DIP has asked various departments to remove advertisements funded by the government after the model code of conduct came into effect on March 10. The Directorate of Information and Publicity (DIP) has also directed the departments to form teams to inspect its premises and remove any such advertisements while asking them to maintain strict vigil in this regard. The DIP has directed heads of all the departments to ensure that such advertisements are not displayed, aired or broadcast as model code of conduct came into force with announcement of the schedule of Lok Sabha elections 2019 on March 10. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic In a letter by DIP Sandip Mishra earlier this week, the heads of department of the Delhi government have also been directed to ensure that no such advertisements are displayed at government premises. Mishra in the letter stated that if any such advertisements are on display, being aired or broadcast through radio or television channels, it should be immediately removed or discontinued. “Strict vigil is to be maintained to ensure that no such advertisement comes up during the operation of model code of conduct. “The department must constitute a team to regularly inspect its premises and remove any such advertisement,” said the letter. During the model code of conduct, no advertisement can be displayed in any newspaper, magazine, outdoor media and aired or broadcast on radio and tv channel at government expenses. The use of government premises for advertisement is also not allowed.
Casablanca- Moroccan super producer, RedOne holds a big surprise in store for his hometown’s soccer team, Moghreb de Tetouan (MAT). Soon, Bad Romance’s producer will release a tribute song for his favorite Moroccan team, with the participation of some international celebs.According to Le360, Lady Gaga’s producer has invested about $150.000 to produce a song for the MAT, an invaluable international present the mega producer has decided to offer his city of origin.The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is taking part in RedOne’s surprise for his hometown. The names of the other international celebrities have not been disclosed yet. Awarded the Moroccan Royal Award for “Intellectual Excellence,” and decorated officially by King Mohamed VI of Morocco in July 2011, RedOne is considered by many Moroccans one of Morocco’s top international ambassadors.Despite his enormous exploits and worldwide fame, the Moroccan music producer has never turned his back to his homeland. Almost on all international occasions, the Tetouani star shows his pride of being Moroccan and his readiness to support Moroccan youth in achieving their dreams.Such unconditioned love for the motherland and continuous service to its youth has earned RedOne the love and respect of all Moroccans.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.
The Carolina Panthers on Thursday released Steve Smith, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, and he was snapped up Friday by the Baltimore Ravens — so it’s a good time to take stock of his career. The numbers say Smith is one of the best, and most underrated, wideouts of all time.As my former colleague Chase Stuart has repeatedly noted, Smith’s raw numbers have always understated his worth because of an unfortunate combination of injuries, a mediocre supporting cast at quarterback and receiver, and the team’s run-heavy strategy. But when Smith was healthy, he was as valuable as any pass-catcher.After the 2012 season — and before the 2013 season, when it became clear Smith had exited his prime years — Stuart found that Smith rated as the sixth-best receiver ever in two important yet under-the-radar stats: individual percentage of team receiving yards and receiving yards per team passing attempt. Neither metric is the final word on a receiver, but both reflect aspects that are central to the position.A player’s share of his team’s receiving yards is important because it represents a receiver’s market share of available statistics. As Pro-Football-Reference.com founder Doug Drinen once pointed out, receivers are the only players in football who directly compete with their own teammates for touches. (Other positions have their skirmishes, but they rarely battle while on the field at the same time.) So it really means something when a team funnels so many of its passes to one guy.Yards per passing attempt is also crucial. It accounts for how much a team throws the ball. Stuart and I conducted research last summer suggesting that when a team increases its passing attempts by 2 percent, its receivers will see about a 1 percent boost in production — a factor that can really add up at the extremes. Smith’s numbers were stunted relative to his peers because he played in rush-focused offenses that passed about 8 percent less than the NFL average over the course of his career.After we account for these handicaps, Smith looks like an all-time great. His 2005 campaign ranks extremely high in the aforementioned metrics, and his performance in 2008 stands out as one of the most commanding ever by a receiver. That year, Smith led the NFL in receiving yards per game despite the Panthers attempting the fewest passes in the league — the only time that’s happened since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970.Smith’s numbers have dropped off in recent years (no surprise; he’ll turn 35 in May), so it’s not clear how much production he’ll bring to Baltimore in 2014. But when he was at his peak, few receivers ever dominated their team’s passing game more.
Shocking news arrived this evening as Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone an emergency surgery as he has had problems with a brain haemorrhage and he is currently in the hospital recovering from it.The Manchester United legend retired back in 2013 after he had been in charge of the club for 27 years straight and he won numerous trophies including Premier League, Champions League or FA Cup – however, now he has had health struggles and everyone hopes that he will recover as soon as possible.His former club confirmed this information, according to ESPN:Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter. Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes.”Sir Alex Ferguson’s former player, Michael Carrick, also tweeted to support his former gaffer:“Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital. All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”
Ruud Gullit believes that Liverpool simply can’t allow playing like they did in the semifinals against AS Roma – otherwise, they can receive a harsh lesson by Real Madrid as they are far more experienced.Jürgen Klopp’s men will have to play more focused and be better defensively if they want to win the famous trophy – because Real Madrid will be able to punish every single one of their mistakes.The Dutch legend spoke about Liverpool’s chances as he said, according to Team Talk:“If Liverpool are going to play like they did in Rome, they are not going to win the Champions League.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It is fantastic to have Liverpool in the final, but everyone must realise that they only scraped through at the end.”“I have read the verdict of some former Liverpool stars and they are euphoric. They are not impressed by Real Madrid. They think Liverpool have a serious chance of winning.”“But the players and coaching staff of Real will have watched Liverpool’s second game against Roma. And I think they will have drawn the strong conclusion that they have more of a chance to win the final than Liverpool.”