Posts under "uwvmwtei"

Arteta Lacks Experience For Arsenal Top Job – Wenger

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 30th, 2020

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has cast doubt on the suitability of Spaniard Mikel Arteta for the top job at the London side, saying the Spaniard who is in talks to be the next Arsenal coach, has “no experience” as a manager and will need help.Former Arsenal captain Arteta, assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, is the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery at the London club after their chief executive Vinai Venkatesham was pictured outside the 37-year-old’s house early on Monday.Another of Wenger’s former players, Swede Freddie Ljungberg, is currently interim head coach, but looks set to be overlooked for the top job.“I am an Arsenal supporter and at the moment I support the manager in charge and the manager in charge is Ljungberg. When Arteta will be in charge I will support Arteta,” said Wenger.But the Frenchman, who won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during nearly 22 years in charge of the club, said he saw many positives in both men.“He (Arteta) is intelligent, he has passion, he has knowledge, but Ljungberg (does) as well,” Wenger added.“I believe that Arteta has certainly a great future, he has certainly learned a lot in his first position as an assistant coach and after that as well he will have to deal with the fact that he has no experience at that level and he will have to get surrounded well.”However, Wenger, 70, who left Arsenal in 2018, said the club needed to be smarter in their recruitment and that it was not necessarily the case that they needed a lengthy period to get back to their best.“When I left the club was in a very strong financial position and they bought many players in-between, they have not all worked out,” he said.“I believe that it’s not a question of time. The change can be very efficient very quickly, it’s just about the right decision-making and that’s all that it’s about in football, it’s about good players.“We speak about the success of Liverpool, of course they have a great manager, but you have to say as well that in the last three-four years, they bought the right players.”Last month, Wenger was appointed FIFA’s new chief of global football development and is in Doha observing the Club World Cup.Relatedlast_img read more

Denzel Washington to receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 28th, 2020

first_imgABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) — Denzel Washington will join the likes of Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, playwright Edward Albee, and Meryl Streep as the 2018 recipient of the New Dramatists’ Distinguished Achievement Award.According to Deadline, Washington, who’s headed to Broadway this month to star in The Iceman Cometh, will be presented the award at New Dramatists’ 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute May 15 in New York.The Distinguished Achievement Award goes to individuals who have made an outstanding artistic contribution to the theatre community. Two-time Oscar-winner Washington won a Tony in 2010 for his Broadway performance in August Wilson’s Fences. He directed and reprised his role in the film version of the play in 2016.“Mr. Washington has earned his career status through hard work and excellence,” said Emily Morse, artistic director of New Dramatists, in a statement. “He’s a professional actor who continues to pursue artistic and career challenges, like undertaking the plays of August Wilson, an alumnus of New Dramatists, and Eugene O’Neill.Morse added that Washington is, “a respected, consummate artist, and for this reason we wish to honor him at this year’s luncheon.”The Iceman Cometh begins previews March 22 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. It officially opens April 26. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cottage Grove readies for Mark Howard Memorial

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 28th, 2020

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. ­– The pit area at Cottage Grove Speedway will be filled with Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds for the 2016 edition of the Mark Howard Memorial Nationals.The event will cover two nights of action beginning Friday, July 22 and concluding Saturday, June 23. The main event winner on Saturday will receive $2,600 along with a spot on the ballot for the 2017 fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Tickets each night are adults $13, juniors and seniors $10, kids ages 6-12 $5 and five and under free. Family passes are $30. In honor of the track’s 60th anniversary the 60th fan through the front gate gets in free. A two-day adult pass will be $20.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at approximately 6:30 p.m. both nights.Howard was a successful racer in the Pacific Northwest before opening his own race shop in Eugene, Wash., Pro Auto Racing, and spending countless time helping drivers stay on the race track. He was a mentor and inspiration to the many lives and is dearly missed. He also was the Cottage Grove Speedway parts and tire vendor for several years. Howard’s long-time race number was 26 and that is why the event is $2,600 to win.The full format for the weekend is posted on the track website.last_img read more

Utah Utes football notebook: RB Wide carries a load with strong camp

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 14th, 2020

first_imgEddie Wide knows he’s the backup to Matt Asiata. And Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham keeps emphasizing that Asiata is No. 1 and will get the bulk of the carries this fall.That isn’t keeping Wide from having an excellent camp so far.Wide has been impressive in practices as well as in the scrimmages. In Tuesday’s scrimmage, Wide ripped off a 64-yard run, and a week earlier he caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Terrance Cain while also making several carries.He was limited to just two touches Tuesday due to a hamstring strain, of which he said, “It’s just been tight, nothing too serious.”Asiata is one of several Ute players the coaches are keeping out of most live situations to prevent injury, but Wide is taking advantage of his increased playing time.”It gives me the reps I need to practice and get better,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun to show the coaches what you can do so they can trust you when they put you in.”Wide has always been known as a shifty runner, and this year he’s improved in other areas as he’s bulked up from 180 pounds to 197.”My pass blocking is a lot better than last year,” he said. “I’ve put on some weight, so I’m confident I can pick up the block.”Whittingham said of Wide, “He’s had a very good camp. He’s got extremely quick feet in the hole and he’s shifty. He was not the Player of the Year in Nevada for no reason.”Even though he may not be the main man in the backfield this year, Wide enjoys being on the field as much as possible.”I start on every one of the special teams,” he said. “I love special teams.”MANIS LIKES THE SWITCH: It’s hard to miss Chad Manis on the sidelines at Ute practices since he’s one of the tallest players on the team at 6-foot-5 and has a hairdo with bleached blond spots on his brown hair.Manis, who was recruited to Utah as a quarterback, is also making his mark on the field as a linebacker, recording a sack in Tuesday’s scrimmage.”It’s been great,” he said. “I’ve been learning the defense, and all the linebackers have helped me out and coach (Kalani) Sitake has been real helpful.”So what’s the biggest adjustment he’s had to make from QB to LB?”They’re totally different,” Manis said. “At quarterback, you have to be cool, calm and collected. At linebacker, you have to be nuts. But it’s fun; I love to have that mentality.”About that hair, Manis said he didn’t get a Mohawk like the rest of the linebackers because he recently got engaged and will be having his wedding pictures taken later this month. He plans to dye the bleached hair back to brown.TIDBITS: After practice Wednesday morning, the Ute coaches invited three players to try to throw footballs over the top of the south side of Rice-Eccles Stadium. Freshman quarterback Griff Robles, receiver Shaky Smithson and linebacker Manis, a converted quarterback, all tried, but each ended up hitting one of the top two rows.Misi suffers back spasmsUtah defensive end Koa Misi, who was carted off the practice field Wednesday with what was originally described as back spasms, will be re-examined this morning.Head coach Kyle Whittingham said the senior was still in pain hours later and that the team doctor wouldn’t even venture a guess as to the nature of the injury until things calm down.”The doctor came over and looked and said we really won’t know anything until we get him a full-out evaluation tomorrow,” said Whittingham, who noted that procedures like an MRI and X-rays are expected. “No further news other than we are just hoping for the best.”Misi, the projected starter at right end, made the Mountain West’s preseason all-conference team. — Dirk Facere-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, July 31, 2017

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 14th, 2020

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, July 31, 2017:•4:50 a.m. Kathryn L. Wilken, WF, 48, Newton, Ks was issued a notice to appear for speeding 68 mph in a 50 mph zone.•5:25 a.m. Justin J. Finney, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 71 mph in a 50 mph zone.•9:12 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 300 block S. Fair, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Manuel F. Ramirez, 64, Wellington and Morris R. Perkins, 41, Wichita, Ks.•11 a.m. Officers took a report of lost keys in the 1200 block High Drive, Wellington.•1:42 p.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 500 block S. Jefferson, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Jenifer L. Rains, 43, Wellington and Antonio T. Gavia, 31, Wichita, Ks.•3:30 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•5:29 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7:12 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run, private property accident in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington, involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Lilly A. Hinson, Wellington.•7:35 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•7:42 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•7:53 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block W. Harvey, Wellington by known subject(s).•8:39 p.m. Officers investigated criminal threat in the 1400 block N. B, Wellington.•9:36 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 900 block E. 7th, Wellington.•10:11 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the area of Grandview Road, Wellington.•11:41 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1200 block S. Washington, Wellington.last_img read more

More places to charge phones at Denver International Airport

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 13th, 2020

first_imgDENVER | Travelers looking to charge their mobile devices at Denver International Airport now have more options for places to plug in.The Denver Post reports ( ) that the airport has installed nearly 10,000 charging ports in its public seating areas. Industry analyst Seth Kaplan says the addition is an important move for DIA, because two of its largest carriers — Southwest and Frontier — don’t provide in-seat power on board their aircraft.The installation of the charging ports is part of the airport’s $4.7 million capital improvement plan, which kicked off in November.Airport CEO Kim Day says DIA has also invested nearly $2.5 million to improve its Wi-Fi service for travelers.Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.comlast_img read more

Blake bounces back at Burapha

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 12th, 2020

first_imgKevin Blake.The Tara Court Golf SocietySunday, May 20,Green Valley – StablefordWe had 13 players today on what was a very hot and humid day. The course was quiet when we arrived and we were away 15 minutes early. Despite catching a 5-ball by the 6th hole we still got around in less than 4 hours.The course is in great condition at the moment and this was reflected in the scoring today. In first place was Ian Corica (H/cap 28) with a great 41 points. Not far away in second came Donal McGuigan (18) with 39 points, third went to Kevyn Wright (13) 38 and the fourth and final podium place was won on a count-back, with Pat Carty (20) getting the nod over Joe Peters (21), both with 35 points. Tuesday, May 22,Plutaluang – StablefordAs it is low season we decided to try a course that we have not played for years, Plutaluang Navy. We were told on arrival that the N/W course was being prepared for a large tournament and carts were on the path only, so we decided to try the S/E course which had full buggy access to the fairways: 1200 baht for G/F, cart & caddy or 680 baht walking was a very good price.The bunkers on the East course looked like they had not seen a rake in many months but the greens were generally good with a couple having some sandy patches on them.  The rain stayed away and we were around in under 4 hours.As a lot had not played this course before the scoring was not great, with no-one breaking their handicap. First place was decided on C/B with Kevyn Wright (13) beating Kevin Blake (8), both on 35 points. A distant third was Donal McGuigan (18) on 30 points.Pat Carty had the only ‘2’ today.Thursday, May 24,Burapha – StablefordWe were back at Burapha today where we again played the A and B nines. Although we got no rain it was still very wet and playing long.We got some very good scores from a small group and Kevin Blake (8) again came out the winner with an excellent thirty-eight points. His playing partner Russell Gilroy (17) gave Kevin a good run for his money and scored thirty-seven points to come second. Russell also had the only ‘2’ of the day so he actually walked away with the most money. Ted Morris (19) came third with a respectable thirty-five points.last_img read more

A break, then back to it

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 5th, 2020

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL Doveton 9.15 (69) Hampton Park 5.8 (38) DOVETON has two weeks off to ready itself for its…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Basketball’s National Cup Draws Dish Up Some Mouth-Watering Clashes

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 3rd, 2020

first_imgThe draw was made at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght this afternoon as part of the official launch of the 2018/19 Basketball Ireland season, which sees a huge 49 clubs competing in the senior National League and Cups this year.Today’s Cup draws dished up a number of interesting clashes across the board, with last year’s Pat Duffy Cup runners-up UCD Marian facing Moycullen, while Belfast Star will host Neptune. There will be a mouth-watering opening to the 2018/19 Hula Hoops Men’s National Cup this season as reigning champions Templeogue will host Garvey’s Tralee Warriors in a hugely-anticipated clash. Over in the Men’s Division One, the President’s Cup draw sees reigning champions Tradehouse Central Ballincollig welcoming returning team UL Sport Eagles, while two of the other big clashes sees a big Midlands derby between IT Carlow Basketball and Portlaoise Panthers, while Abbey Seals Dublin Lions will host Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney in a hugely-anticipated game.In the Women’s Division One meanwhile it’s just as interesting, as UL Huskies host Ulster University Elks while two newcomers to the season, Maree and Phoenix Rockets, will go head-to-head in the other preliminary game.Speaking at today’s launch, Secretary General of Basketball Ireland, Bernard O’Byrne stated: “The positive momentum of Irish basketball continues with our National League membership up to 49 teams and the geographical spread of the clubs improving all the time. We’re really looking forward to another great season across all of our competitions.”Also looking ahead to the coming season, Ian O’Rourke, Brand Activation Manager, Largo Foods added: “Hula Hoops is delighted to be entering into a new phase of our sponsorship of the Hula Hoops National Cup. The competition has increased by seven teams since last year’s Cup. This is an example of the growing participation in Irish basketball and the Hula Hoops National Cup itself. Hula Hoops will be providing coverage of the National Cup throughout the year, culminating in the finals weekend at the end of January. There’s huge excitement around this year’s competition and there are some very tasty draws in store for fans. Hula Hoops is really looking forward to another hugely successful National Cup this year.”Hula Hoops Pat Duffy National Cup Maree v Griffith College Swords ThunderPyrobel Killester v BYETempleogue v Garvey’s Tralee WarriorsUCC Demons v BYEUCD Marian v MoycullenDCU Saints v BYEBelfast Star v NeptuneKeane’s SuperValu Killorglin v BYEFULL DRAW HERE: MNC Cup Draw.pdf In the Women’s National Cup there are some big clashes in store with the draw pitting Ambassador UCC Glanmire against Pyrobel Killester in the opening round – with the winners facing reigning champions DCU Mercy. On the other side, Marble City Hawks and Fr Mathews – who met each other five times last season between the Cup and the regular season, and have faced each other every year for the past four years in National Cup – will go head to head yet again! Hula Hoops Men’s Presidents CupPreliminary RoundDBS Eanna v KUBSRound OneIT Carlow Basketball v Portlaoise PanthersEj Sligo All Stars v LYIT DonegalBad Bobs Tolka Rovers v LITUlster University Elks v TitansWinner of Preliminary game v Fr MathewsTradehouse Central Ballincollig v UL Sport EaglesAbbey Seals Dublin Lions v Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s KillarneyWIT Vikings v Limerick CelticsFULL DRAW HERE: Pres Cup.pdf Hula Hoops Women’s Division One Cup Preliminary RoundGame One: UL Huskies v Ulster University ElksGame Two: Maree v Phoenix RocketsRound OneLimerick Celtics v Winner of Game 2Griffith College Swords Thunder v St Mary’s CastleislandFabplus North West v Portlaoise PanthersTrinity Meteors v Winner of Game 1FULL DRAW HERE: WD1 Cup.pdfprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup Preliminary RoundGame One: Marble City Hawks v Fr MathewsGame Two: Ambassador UCC Glanmire v Pyrobel KillesterRound One DCU Mercy v Winner of Game 2Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Maxol WIT WildcatsSingleton SuperValu Brunell v IT Carlow BasketballGame 1 Winner v NUIG MysticsFULL DRAW HERE: WNC Cup Draw.pdflast_img read more

Who is Matias Vecino? Uruguay World Cup star and former Tottenham target

Posted in uwvmwtei on August 2nd, 2020

first_imgGIVEN there are 135 countries with a bigger population than Uruguay, the South Americans definitely punch above their weight in world football.Twice World Cup winners and sixteen-time Copa America champions.3 Matias Vecino in action for Uruguay against IrelandCredit: SportsfilePlus a squad of players that would be the envy of most national teams.Not bad for a country squeezed between footballing giants Brazil and Argentina.One of their current squad is Inter midfielder Matias Vecino.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashWho is Matias Vecino and where does he come from?Born into a football family, Vecino was raised in the small city of San Jacinto in southern Uruguay.While his mother, Doris, was an English teacher his father, Mario, played professionally for Uruguayan club Liverpool F.C, who are based in Montevideo.From an early age Vecino’s footballing ability was evident. He played for San Jacinto FC and it soon appeared he’d follow in his father’s footsteps by making a living from the game.However, tragedy struck at the age of 14 as Vecino’s father was killed in a car accident on the way to work.The city of San Jacinto lost its favourite son and, in memory, local side Vida Nueva renamed their ground the Estadio Municipal Mario Vecino.A teenage Vecino continued his football education but his mother ensured his school work didn’t suffer – he would only be allowed out to play after completing his homework.Not that it affected his development. The midfielder joined the youth ranks of Montevideo-based side Central Español and made his debut for the club at the age of 18 in March 2010.A little over a year later, and with 32 first-team appearances to his name, Vecino left Central.He moved to Club Nacional de Football in the summer of 2011 but first represented Uruguay at the Under-20 World Cup and the U20 South American Championship.It was at the latter that Vecino made a telling impact. It was his goal in a 1-0 victory over Argentina that secured second spot and guaranteed Uruguay a place at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.His first season with Nacional was an important one. He was part of the side who won the Primera Division and scored three goals in five games during the second half of the campaign.His spell with Nacional would last just 18 months, however, as in January 2013 he completed a move to Fiorentina.Vecino called the switch a dream come true. For many a player that is a simple platitude but for a player with Italian ancestry he appeared genuinely excited by the prospect of moving to Europe.He said: “I have Italian origins and hope to soon register an Italian passport, even if I don’t speak the language well yet.“Alvaro Recoba told me about Italian football and said Florence is a beautiful city.”From what I’ve seen so far, it really is a place where you can live well.”First-team football during his first year with La Viola was scarce. He made just seven appearances and spent the second half of the 2013/14 campaign on loan at Cagliari.In the summer of 2014 came a turning point. Vecino joined Empoli on loan for the season and, under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri, established himself as an accomplished box-to-box midfielder.He made 38 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice and assisting a further four goals, to convince Fiorentina to give him a chance in their side on his return to the club.From that point Vecino hasn’t looked back. He became a key player for Fiorentina and received admiring glances from several different clubs.3 The Uruguay star is now one of Inter Milan’s key playersCredit: EPAThere was even talk in 2015 of the 25-year-old switching allegiances and representing Italy instead of Uruguay, for whom he’d yet to be capped by the senior side.However, Vecino swiftly ruled that out.“If [Antonio] Conte called me for Italy I’d say no,” he told Corriere Fiorentino.“I know he’s following me, but three years isn’t enough to feel Italian.”Perhaps wary of losing a future star, Uruguay called-up Vecino for their next international fixture. He has since on to to make 13 appearances for his country and has played 85 times for Fiorentina.3 Vecino is looking for World Cup glory this summerCredit: AP:Associated PressTottenham Hotspur were believed to be very keen to sign the player last summer with Liverpool also keeping tabs, but ultimately Vecino opted for a £20m move to Inter.While at Fiorentina, Vecino did say he would be keen to give the Premier League a go, so there could be hope for the like of Spurs yet.He told Corriere dello Sport: “I think I like to do things the right way. My dream has always been to play in England but I don’t know whether I will be here (at Fiorentina) until I am 30 or 35.“I always liked Liverpool and I would like to follow [Marcos] Alonso and many other teammates of my national team. It doesn’t mean I will be going to England tomorrow.”And with Maurizio Sarri incoming at Chelsea, a move to Stamford Bridge has now been mooted for the Inter star.last_img read more