Jobless Goalkeeper Savita hopes Asia cup win ends 9 yr wait

first_img(Eds: After correcting spelling in byline)By Mona ParthsarathiNew Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) India goalkeeper Savita Punia has received many accolades for her on-field heroics but she could not secure a job for herself despite all the success in a nine-year international career.Last Sunday, Savita produced a stunning save in a tense shootout in the thrilling final against China to help India win the Asia Cup womens hockey title and secure a berth in next years World Cup.The team broke a 13-year-old jinx when Savita foiled an attempt from the rivals to ensure a 5-4 win.India had failed to qualify for the last World Cup and finished ninth in the 2010 edition.”I am very happy that I could contribute in teams win. I work harder to bring more laurels and will not let my unemployment affect my game,” Savita told PTI Bhasha after teams return from Japan.”I have been trying for a job for last nine years. I was promised a job under the Haryana Governments Medal Lao, Naukri Pao scheme, but I have only been given assurances by officers.”I am 27 now and still depend on my fathers income. I am playing for my country for last 9 years and every time after a win, I hope to get a job but nothing changes.”Savita, who hails from Hisar, made her international debut in 2008 and has just completed 150 caps in Asia cup. She started playing Hockey as per the wish of her grandfather Mahinder Singh and starred in Indias bronze medal effort in Junior Asia Cup in 2009.advertisement”I should take care of my parents but it is opposite in my case. My father is a pharmacist and it is not easy to run a family with his solo income,” said Savita.She had also applied for a coaching job with SAI after Rio Olympics but did not get any response from them.”Sometimes I get very tense when I see my parents. My mother is worried that I dont have a job. My father encourages me to do well and I never let my game affected with my unemployment. But it is constantly in my mind when I am out of the ground,” she said.Savita hopes that Asia Cup win will help her to get a job.”We have a sports minister who has been an Olympic medallist. I hope he will understand this and this title win also help me to get a job,” she said while giving credit to goal-keeping coach Bharat Chhetri and chief coach Harendra Singh for her performance. “I also hope that this will raise the profile of women Hockey in India and more girls will take up the game.” PTI MJ ATK CMlast_img read more

Report: Bournemouth 0 Liverpool 4

first_imgBournemouth 0 Liverpool 4: Coutinho sparkles as Reds return to winning ways Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 02:23 12/18/17 Liverpool - cropped Getty Images Philippe Coutinho reached double figures for goals for the third straight season with his effort in Liverpool’s win at Bournemouth. Philippe Coutinho was in dazzling form as Liverpool got back to winning ways with an impressive 4-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.A scintillating solo strike and an assist from Coutinho lifted Jurgen Klopp’s side back up to fourth after successive draws against Everton and West Brom saw the gap to the top three widen.Coutinho started wide on the left as Sadio Mane was granted a rest under the rotation policy for which Klopp has come under fire and the Brazilian quickly set about ensuring the scrutiny of his manager would be minimal with a fine individual goal. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Klopp this week lauded Liverpool’s scouting department for their role in the signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma and they may be expecting further praise after the winger added to Dejan Lovren’s header by slotting his 20th goal of 2017-18 home before half-time.Simon Mignolet – back between the posts in place of Loris Karius – had little to contend with in the Liverpool goal and the visitors were out of sight when Roberto Firmino nodded Coutinho’s cross home in the second half, though replays suggested he may have been offside.Salah, Firmino and Coutinho all made way in the second half as, with victory on the south coast secure, Klopp turned his attention to a huge clash with fellow Champions League chasers Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Friday.FULL-TIME Bournemouth 0-4 LiverpoolIrresistible. Unstoppable.Coutinho, Lovren, Salah & Firmino fire @LFC back into the top four #BOULIV— Premier League (@premierleague) December 17, 2017With less than 11 minutes played, Nathan Ake was booked for tugging Firmino down on the edge of the box and Coutinho saw a sweetly struck free-kick hit the inside of the right-hand upright and bounce away from goal.The Brazilian was not to be denied at the next attempt, though. Coutinho dribbled at speed down the left, cut inside Simon Francis and slotted a fine effort inside the near post after beating Lewis Cook.Liverpool added a second six minutes later when Firmino stopped the ball crossing the byline by hooking it into the six-yard box on the volley for Lovren to finish with a diving header.Klopp’s energetic side had been dominant but eased off before half-time and Bournemouth – who lost Josh King to injury in the 31st minute – would have punished them had Jermain Defoe’s 39th-minute effort not come back off the post.Asmir Begovic denied Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Salah as Liverpool responded positively, and the Reds enhanced their advantage when the Egyptian raced down the outside of Charlie Daniels on the right before shifting the ball onto his left foot and picking out the far corner.20 – Mohamed Salah is the first @premierleague player to have scored 20 goals in all competitions this season. Prolific.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 17, 2017Liverpool struggled to maintain their intensity after the restart and it was not until Oxlade-Chamberlain dispossessed former Red Jordon Ibe and surged into the box only to hit the upright with a powerful left-footed strike that they threatened again.Defoe was unable to get the better of Mignolet from the edge of the area and Liverpool had maximum points secured when Firmino ghosted into space between two Bournemouth defenders to head Coutinho’s delivery home.Klopp sent Adam Lallana on in place of Salah for just his second appearance of an injury-plagued season with under 20 minutes remaining.Danny Ings then hit the side-netting and Lallana looped a stoppage-time header over after Begovic kept out Dominic Solanke, but Liverpool had done enough to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 matches.Key Opta stats:- Liverpool are the first team in top-flight history to have won four consecutive away games by a margin of at least three goals.- Mo Salah became the first Premier League player to reach 20 goals in all competitions this season. He’s also the first Liverpool player since Luis Suarez (31) and Daniel Sturridge (24) in 2013-14 to score at least 20 goals in a single campaign.- Roberto Firmino has been involved in more Premier League goals than any other Liverpool player since he joined at the start of 2015-16 (44, 27 goals, 17 assists).- Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 15 goals in his last 10 away games for Liverpool in all competitions (8 goals, 7 assists).- No team has scored more away goals in the Premier League this season than Liverpool (24, level with Manchester City). read morelast_img read more

Got A Question For Louise Winchester?

first_imgWhether it be a question about the 2011 World Cup, her role as coach of NSWCCC, or anything else you would like to know, send in your questions and we will ask her. Send in your questions to or post a question on the TFA Facebook or Twitter pages and her answers will be filmed and will feature on the Touch Football Australia (TFA) YouTube page. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2011 X-Blades National Youth Championships, go to Don’t forget to follow Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the following links:!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 Touch Football Australia’s YouTube Channel will also be updated regularly throughout the event with highlights and interviews from the 2011 X-Blades National Youth Championships. To view the Channel, please click on the following link: read more

10 months agoSuper agent Raiola on Napoli defender Koulibaly: A problem for all club owners and players

first_imgSuper agent Raiola on Napoli defender Koulibaly: A problem for all club owners and playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Mino Raiola fears for Italian football after the incidents around Inter Milan’s victory over Napoli on Boxing Day.Inter’s 1-0 win against Napoli was marred by four fans being stabbed outside San Siro, one dying from a collision with a van and Kalidou Koulibaly receiving racist abuse from Nerazzurri supporters.“Racism is ignorance by definition,” he told ANSA.“It’s difficult to talk to the ignorant, but we must always fight against them and be united together.“Having said that, where is the government, both the real one and the one in football? Where is the union? Where are the unity and solidarity between all the players and clubs?“This is a problem for all club owners and players. If Italy fails to defeat this cancer then it has no future in football.“Football is the mirror of society. It takes a unique objective, bravery, good ideas and b***s.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days ago​Liverpool loanee Wilson settling in well at Bournemouth

first_img​Liverpool loanee Wilson settling in well at Bournemouthby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool loanee Harry Wilson has no problems settling into life at Bournemouth on loan.The talented winger has been an impressive edition to Eddie Howe’s squad, adding three Premier League goals to his name in six appearances this season.He believes everyone at the club has helped to make him feel welcome, which has aided his acclimatisation.”I feel I have settled in well. The club have been great with that,” he told reporters.”The coaching staff and the players have really helped.”When I first moved here, I was in the hotel and that was near the beach, so I had a good few walks down there which was good.”I’ve got to know the area, so I am enjoying it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

OSU studentathletes prove blood is thicker than pool water

Ohio State synchronized swimmer Meghan Kinney didn’t think it was serious when she experienced pain in her knee. Doctors told her otherwise. “I had been training on national team in California for six months and I noticed this pain in my knee,” Kinney said. “I was expecting to hear maybe I needed surgery … instead they sat me down and told me they found a tumor.” Osteosarcoma, or cancer of the bone, was causing the knee pain that Kinney had believed to be nothing more than a tear in her meniscus. “I felt like my life was in jeopardy,” Kinney said. Kinney was diagnosed Oct. 5 and left the synchronized swimming team to recover from her chemotherapy treatments and the surgery to remove the tumor in her knee. “It was complete shock. It was one of those moments they always say, ‘You never thought this could happen to you,’ it was exactly like that,” Kinney said. “I just felt right away nothing else mattered.” Doctors removed the tumor from her knee, and followed up with full body scans to make sure there were no other tumors. They did not find any. After the removal, Kinney has no cancer in her body, but is going through extensive chemotherapy to make sure the cancer never comes back. “The only cancerous tumor they found was in my knee,” Kinney said. “I am getting eight more months of chemo to prevent anything in the future, because if it came about in the first place it could come back in a while.” When word got around to other OSU athletes, the rowing team took charge to help raise money for her. The effort became known as Team Meghan and has been a collective effort of multiple teams across campus to raise money for Kinney. “I think it’s just really cool to see the Buckeye family, especially in athletics, just coming together to support one of their fellow Buckeyes,” said Monica Finnigan, a senior synchronized swimmer. “Some people don’t even know Meghan. Nobody on the rowing team knew Meghan before they started this fundraiser.” Those involved in the effort, which has been going on for nearly two months, set the goal to raise $10,000. The money will be used to help Kinney with medical expenses throughout her fight with osteosarcoma. “I want to do this,” said freshman synchronized swimmer Julia Gaylard. “It’s not something that we just needed a few people to do this. I want to help her family and help her because she’s a Buckeye and one of us.” Team Meghan has raised nearly $4,500 for Kinney from selling wristbands, including $1,925 that was raised during the men’s hockey games on Feb. 18 and 19. The wristbands, which are teal and have “Support” written on them, have no set price. Whatever the amount of the donation, the supporter receives a wristband in return. “We can talk about how Buckeyes are there for each other, but it’s happening. It’s so powerful to see. And the other teams have been huge in helping. It’s so meaningful,” said Katherine Greene, a junior synchronized swimmer. “It’s been so incredible to see that.” Kinney’s teammates said she has impacted the team and holds a place in their hearts, and helping to raise money and support her in her fight with cancer was something that they were more than happy to do. “Meghan is so dear to my heart, that I wouldn’t do this for just anybody. The fact that she is such a close friend, I feel very privileged to be able to help her,” Greene said. “I just feel so happy to do this for her. I really feel so blessed.” Other teams involved in Team Meghan, whether through donating money or volunteering time, are fencing, men’s swimming and diving, men’s hockey, men’s track, women’s volleyball and men’s golf. Kinney said she is grateful that so many people, most of whom did not know her before Team Meghan, are willing to help her. “It means the world to me,” Kinney said. “The rowing team started selling these bands, before I knew it the whole team was involved in this fundraising effort for me.” Kinney said the hardest part for her has been not having control in her own life because of the cancer. “I feel like something’s been taken away from me,” she said. Kinney has hopes to return to the pool when she recovers from the surgery, which also included a knee replacement, and her treatment. “Swimming, it’s my passion, it’s my second home, being in the water,” Kinney said. “As soon as I can I’ll be back in the water.” read more

Dani Parejo Valencia deserved a bit more

first_imgValencia captain Dani Parejo feels that they deserved a “bit more” than a mere goalless draw at Manchester UnitedLos Che held United to a 0-0 draw in Tuesday night’s Group H clash in the Champions League with a solid defensive display.Valencia did gradually began to gain the upper hand over their opponents as the game wore on, but were unable to convert anything into a goal.“We played a great game, they tried long balls because they have tall players. We [could] have scored against them, but we could not. We are happy, but we deserved a bit more,” said Parejo, according to AS.After losing their first game 2-0 to Juventus, Valencia are third in Group H with a solitary point.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It is a tough group against major rivals. Here you go game by game. We’ve taken a big step. Now, to try to win the next and get on with four points,” Parejo said.📌⚽️🦇Así está la clasificación del ‘Grupo H’ de la @ChampionsLeague ⤵️#YoCreoEnEsteEquipo— Valencia CF 🦇💯 (@valenciacf) October 2, 2018last_img read more

December Employment Down 03 Percent Oil And Gas Stabilizing

first_imgWiebold attributed some of the job growth from the recent uptick in the oil and gas industry: “Oil and gas employment over the summer and fall has basically stabilized. They lost a lot of jobs pretty dramatically in late 2015, and 2016, so really employment for oil and gas has stabilized in the past few months.”  Alaska’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate remained at 6.3 percent, and the comparable national rate increased from 3.7 to 3.9 percent. She says while the state anticipates more jobs within the upcoming year there are some factors that could potentially impact that growth. Karinne Wiebold, Economist: “We do believe that the job losses have begun to taper. While we are still continuing to lose jobs, and I believe we are in our 38th or 39th month of job losses, those losses are kind of starting to diminish. We anticipate that there is going to be growth in the next year.” center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享December 2018 employment was down an estimated 0.3 percent, or 900 jobs, from December 2017, according to the latest numbers released from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Wiebold: “The government shutdown, if it goes long enough it could start to affect employment in Alaska. If the state government decides to have a hiring freeze, or significant cuts that could also impact the job numbers. Lastly, some of the growth that we anticipate is revolving around some potential projects on the North Slope. In the event that several of those decided to pull out we would not see the growth that we are anticipating.”last_img read more

The Kapil Sharma Show High time for makers to bring Sunil Grover

first_imgSunil Grover, Kapil Sharma on The Kapil Sharma Show.TwitterThe Kapil Sharma Show has been one of the most popular and successful comedy shows on national television. But it appears that the show is gradually losing its charm.There is no denial that apart from Kapil Sharma, the most entertaining comedian on the show was Sunil Grover. Although Kiku Sharda and Krushna Abhishek have been quite successful in making the audience laugh, no one has been able to fill the vacuum that got created after Sunil’s exit.Sunil’s characters of Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku bhabi were huge hit, and were two of the major attractions of The Kapil Sharma Show.After his ouster from the show, Kapil and the makers brought about certain changes in the show, but none of those seem to be working as expected. Unlike earlier, The Kapil Sharma Show now starts with a combined act of all the comedians, followed by the entry of the guests.However, most of the times, these newly introduced format failed to impress the audience. One of the recent acts in the episode where Article 15 team appeared on the show, was extremely monotonous.Post this episode, a lot of people expressed their views on Twitter saying that The Kapil Sharma Show is becoming very average. They not only requested the makers to bring Sunil back on the show, they also urged them to change the current format.Below are some of the tweets made about The Kapil Sharma Show in past few days:”The kapilsharma shows is very boring and irritating. Pleas change the director and replace kapil sharma. Krishna acting is only superb others it waste sir. It’s my honest feedback [sic]”.”@WhoSunilGrover Paa ji I want you to see you again in Kapil Sharma Show…because show without you is too boring [sic]”.”@ComedyOnSonyTV The Kapil sharma show is now so typical & one standard like ek dusre ka cheap mazak udana aur bhada masaz..aur very boring koun bhel cororpati..very boring.plz change the format.kuchh naya liye.we are viewing ur show.thnx [sic]”.Also, the TRP of the show has also not been in its best in recent times. Considering all these, it appears that the makers of The Kapil Sharma Show should either consider bringing Sunil back on the show or brainstorm a bit to hike up its fun quotient.last_img read more

Baltimore Officer Discovered Drunk on Duty Terminated

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comLess than two months after a Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officer was terminated following a videotaped beating of a city resident, another BPD officer has been fired after he was discovered drunk while on duty.According to BPD Chief Spokesperson T.J. Smith, on Oct. 2, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Southern District supervisors were called to the 700 block of Washington Blvd., in Southwest Baltimore for reports of an officer slumped over in his patrol vehicle.Baltimore Police Department (AP Photo, File)Supervisors discovered Officer Aaron Heilman in full uniform, slumped behind the wheel of the marked patrol vehicle, while it was running. Suspected of being under the influence, Heilman was taken to the Central District, where he agreed to submit to a breathalyzer, which indicated he had a blood alcohol count (BAC) of .22, more than twice the legal limit in Maryland. Any BAC over .08 is subject to a DUI arrest.Heilman, a probationary officer, was cited and suspended. He had been working an overtime crime suppression detail after having been off for two days, according to Smith. He had started his shift about three hours prior to being discovered drunk and slumped behind the wheel of his vehicle.On Oct. 3, Heilman was terminated by Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle. “I looked at the totality of the circumstances involved in this case and I made the decision to terminate this officer immediately,” said Tuggle. “His actions represented a safety issue for himself and the community. I simply won’t tolerate it.”last_img read more