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Egypt’s Sisi says 2011 uprising sidetracked by unpatriotic purposes

first_imgEgyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that the 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak was sidetracked by narrow interests and unpatriotic purposes, yet it remains a turning point in Egypt’s history.He made the remarks in a televised speech aired on the state TV to mark the sixth anniversary of “January 25 Revolution.”“Hopes were great in its beginning, yet feelings of frustration were unprecedented when it later sidetracked,” said the Egyptian president, stressing the uprising path was later corrected by the 2013 uprising that deposed former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after one year of his rule.As the military chief back then, Sisi led Morsi’s removal in July 2013 in response to mass protests. He later declared the country’s “war against terrorism” that included a massive security crackdown on Morsi’s now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group as well as the affiliates of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group mainly in Sinai.“We will continue to fight odious terrorism until we completely uproot it from the land of Egypt,” the Egyptian president reiterated.Egypt has been suffering economic recession over the past six years and the government is currently implementing a strict three-year economic reform plan, including austerity measures, energy subsidy cuts, local currency floatation that all led to price hikes.“History will hail this generation of Egyptians who endured over the past years what is beyond human capability,” Sisi said in his speech.He reassured the citizens that the country is on the right path, urging them to maintain patience and hard work as “the conditions in big nations like Egypt do not completely change overnight.”As the anniversary coincides with the National Police Day, the Egyptian police in cooperation with the armed forces have been intensifying security presence in vital squares and outside state institutions nationwide, particularly at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo where the anti-Mubarak protests erupted six years back.last_img read more

Riga “Dinamo” is joined by two-time KHL champion and Canadian striker…

first_imgAlready on Monday, Riga “Dinamo” was officially supplemented with a total of five legionnaires. Today, the number of foreign players has grown to two more hockey players.The well-known Russian goalkeeper Stanislav Galimov joined the Rigans, who won the Gagarin Cup with the Kazan “Ak Bars” team in 2009 and 2010.Galimov has previously played in his career in the “Torpedo” team of Nizhny Novgorod, where the head coach was the new coxswain of Riga “Dinamo” Peter Skudra.The 32-year-old Russian goalkeeper has played in several KHL clubs – the already mentioned “Ak Bars” and “Torpedo”, as well as Moscow’s CSKA, Mythiccha’s “Atlant”, Magnitogorsk’s “Metallurg” and Chelyabinsk’s “Traktor”.In total, in his career in the regular KHL championship, Galimov has played 310 games, scored an average of 2.09 goals and repelled 92.4% of opponents’ throws. In the playoffs, Galimov’s statistics have been slightly more modest – an average of 2.33 reels were allowed in 28 games and 92.1% of throws were repelled.2012/13 Galimov was the best goalkeeper of KHL in terms of repeled shots – in 25 games on average repelled 94.3%.Riga’s “Dinamo” has also been supplemented by 27-year-old Canadian striker Zek Mitchel. Last season the hockey player spent at the KHL club Nizhnekamsk “Nefkehimik”, accumulating 26 performance points in 54 games (17 + 9).Mitchell has spent much of his professional career in the American Hockey League (AHL), where he became a champion and scored 163 (81 + 82) points in 311 games. The Canadian has also played 34 games in the National Hockey League (NHL), marking eight performance points (3 + 5).Follow Apollo as well Instagram – everything exciting, beautiful and important in one place!last_img read more

CAFCC: Aigbogun Confident Of Enyimba Passage To Group Stage (AUDIO)

first_imgEnyimba coach Paul Aigbogun has said he is confident the People’s Elephant will advance to the group phase of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup provided his wards ‘give their 100%’ when they face South Africa champions Bidvest Wits in Calabar on Wednesday.The 2-time CAF Champions League winners go into the second leg of their Play-off tie in the Confederation Cup against the ‘Clever Boys’, having forced Gavin Hunt’s men to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Johannesburg, over a week ago.In an exclusive chat with, the Flying Eagles handler also stated Enyimba’s readiness for Bidvest, admitting that the South Africans are a good side.“We are prepared. Obviously, we want to do well and by God’s grace, to win the game and qualify,” the former Warri Wolves coach said.“So we’ve done everything we need to do and, we are just praying to God that everything is fine tomorrow (Wednesday).“They (Bidvest Wits) are a good team. There’s no team that is not good at this stage, you know. They are a good team, so we know that we have to give a 100% effort out there to go through.“That’s what we are praying for and by God’s grace, we would be able to make it.“We are certain that we will give a 100% and, if we do that, by God’s grace, we will go through.”Enyimba are aiming to become the first Nigerian club to lift the CAF Confederation Cup since its inception in 2004.The match comes up at the U.J. Esuene stadium in Calabar by 4pm local time, with the gates thrown wide open for fans.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Relatedlast_img read more

Jerome Bettis encourages a healthier lifestyle, with Stryker

first_imgJEROME BETTIS, with “Get on the Bus” winner Chris Crytzer.Stryker’s Joint Replacement Division launched “Get on the Bus,” with the help of ex-Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Famer Jerome “The Bus” Bettis. Stryker is spreading the message about the importance of prioritizing joint health and going to see a doctor to talk about joint pain.Stryker’s “Get on the Bus” contest encouraged people to share why they or their loved ones need a little extra encouragement to go to the doctor to learn about joint health.Bettis surprised the first-ever winner of the “Get on the Bus” contest, Chris Crytzer of Coraopolis, who had Bettis showing up to her home in the decked-out Stryker bus. Crytzer and Bettis spent the June 12 afternoon at the doctor’s office, lunch at Jerome Bettis Grille 36 and a stroll around Allegheny Commons Park.“I know from experience that if you’re dealing with joint pain you might feel anxious about taking that first step to see a doctor,” Bettis said in a news release. “I suffer from knee pain and was avoiding talking about it with my doctor, but through my relationship with Stryker I’ve gotten to know (professional golfer) Fred Funk personally and he was the one who encouraged me to make that move and get a game plan in place with my doctor. I want to help other joint pain sufferers and do what Fred did for me—give them that extra push to see a professional and learn about various treatment options that are available to them.”GET ON THE BUS—Ex-Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis, with Coraopolis resident Chris Crytzer, the winner of the first-ever “Get on the Bus” contest. Bettis is encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle and visit a doctor about joint health. (Photos by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)“I received my Stryker knee replacement in 2009, and it was actually my wife who encouraged me to address my joint pain in the first place,” Funk said in a news release. “The pain was not only affecting my career as a professional golfer, it was also interfering with other aspects of my life such as walking the dog and keeping up with my kids. Since then, I’m back on the course doing what I love. I know that my story is not unlike so many others out there, which is why I’m excited to team up with The Bus.”Bettis, at his Jerome Bettis Grille 36, spoke with the New Pittsburgh Courier about Steelers-related topics as well. “I knew Big Ben was really special from day one, but this team only has about a two-year window with this explosive offense to win another Super Bowl,” said Bettis. “If Ben stays healthy I believe he will play three more years. Ben is strong and relatively young in football years and I believe he got a lot in him. Why would he retire when he has everything he wants on offense—great receivers, great running back and a great offensive line and an offensive coordinator that he likes. He waited his entire career for this so why would he walk away?”And what about Le’Veon Bell, who most likely will skip the upcoming preseason and sign his one-year franchise tag just in time for the regular season?“Le’Veon Bell is critical because of the number of things he is able to do,” Bettis said. “Not only can he line up seven yards deep and run the football, he is a factor back out of the backfield, you can line him up at the line of scrimmage and play him as a wide receiver and he is a very underrated blocker. Bell has not given up a single quarterback sack since he arrived in the NFL. The NFL today is all about mismatches and the running back being able to go out there and create that mismatch gives you an advantage. To replace somebody who can do all these different things will be difficult. So I hope Pittsburgh and Bell can find a financial contract number where both are happy with. It is time to find common ground.” Like us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter read more

€500,000 BoyleSports Irish Grand National Attracts 124 Entries

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Now the most valuable National Hunt race in Ireland, the entries for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National are dominated by Gordon Elliott. In all, the season’s leading trainer has put 28 horses, by far the most of any trainer, in the race and he is responsible for the early top-weight Outlander. A top contender for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Outlander has been handed 11st 10lbs while his stable companions Empire Of Dirt and Don Poli are next on the list with 11st 8bs and 11st 7lbs respectively. All three horses are owned by Gigginstown House Stud who have won the race for the past two years. Elliott has also entered last year’s runner-up, Bless The Wings who has been given 9st 11lbs while Noble Endeavor, a 10/1 co-favourite is further up the handicap on 11st.The BoyleSports Irish Grand National will go a long way towards deciding who is crowned this season’s champion National Hunt trainer. Elliott has yet to win the race and the same can be said of the current champion trainer, Willie Mullins who has made 14 entries, headed by Alelchi Inois on 11st 5lbs. His leading novice chaser Bellshill has been given 10st 9lbs while early 10/1 co-favourite The Crafty Butcher is on 9st 9lbs. Mullins has also entered his recent Fairyhouse winner Pleasant Company on 10st 8lbs. Pleasant Company beat 2015 BoyleSports Irish Grand National winner Thunder And Roses to win the Grade 3 At The Races Bobbyjo Chase at the course at the end of last month. Eight of the first 10 horses home in last year’s BoyleSports Irish Grand National have been entered again with the Mouse Morris-trained winner, Rogue Angel set to carry 10st 1lb this time. Morris has made five entries including Alpha Des Obeaux on 10st 7lbs and Thunder And Roses, the winner of the race two years ago, on 10st 6lbs. Folsom Blue finished fourth for Morris in 2016 and has been allotted 9st 6lbs at this early stage after his success at Navan on Saturday. The Grade 1 winning novice chaser Our Duke, trained by Jessica Harrington is a notable entry and is set to carry 10st 13lbs while another top novice chaser, Joseph O’Brien’s Edwulf is on 10st 12lbs. Mall Dini, one of three 10/1 co-favourites, has been entered by Pat Kelly and has been allotted 10st 1lb. Minella Foru is another leading fancy and is on 10st 6lbs for Edward Harty.The cross-channel challenge numbers 24 horses compared to 11 last year. Successful with Butlers Cabin in 2007 and Shutthefrontdoor in 2014, Jonjo O’Neill is one of 14 British-based trainers with entries in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National. O’Neill has entered five horses and among them are Shutthefrontdoor on 10st 4lbs, Minella Rocco on 11st 4lbs and More Of That with 11st 3lbs.David Pipe, whose father Martin won the race with Omerta, ridden by the then amateur rider Adrian Maguire, in 1991 has made four entries. The quartet is headed by Un Temps Pour Tout on 11st 1lb. No stranger to recent success at Fairyhouse, Kerry Lee has entered both Bishops Road (10st 5lbs) and Goodtoknow (10st 1lb). Kim Bailey has also put two in the race with Harry Topper given 10st and Knockanrawley on 9st 8lbs while also doubly represented at the initial entry stage is Paul Nichols who could be represented by Saphir Du Rheu (11st 2lbs) and Le Mercurey (10st 10lbs). With 9st 10lbs, Vyta Du Roc could carry the hopes of Nicky Henderson.Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at BoyleSports, said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring Ireland’s richest steeplechase, the BoyleSports Irish Grand National, with an increased prize pot of a record €500,000 we are looking forward to the prestigious race steeped in history at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. With the significant increase in prize-money, we are delighted to see so many overseas entrants for the race in what is looking set to be the best ever BoyleSports Irish Grand National. We are very proud to have our name associated with the richest jumps race in the country. BoyleSports continues to invest in the Irish sporting industry, with Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker also sponsoring the BoyleSports Champion Chase and the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.”Peter Roe, General Manager of Fairyhouse Racecourse, said, “This is shaping up to be a race of the highest quality. The BoyleSports Irish Grand National is worth a record €500,000 this year and has attracted a truly top-class entry of 124 horses which is a modern day record. It is great to see such interest from overseas and with 24 British-trained entries, we are set for a highly competitive renewal of this very historic race which will, as always, be staged on Easter Monday, 17th April at 5pm. Bookings for the event are ahead of last year as people anticipate a great race. With the increased prize fund thanks to the generosity of our sponsors BoyleSports, we have been rewarded with a tremendous entry.”BoyleSports betting for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, Easter Monday, April 17th, 2017 is as follows:10           The Crafty Butcher10           Noble Endeavor10           Mall Dini14           Minella Foru14           Outlander14           Saphir Du Rheu14           Pleasant Company14           Alpha Des Obeaux14           Our Duke16           Squouateur16           Killer Miller16           Bonny Kate16           Arbre De Vie16           Measureofmydreams16           Ucello Conti16           Coney Island16           Don Poli16           Empire Of Dirt20           Bar Ireland’s richest jumps race sees Mall Dini, The Crafty Butcher & Noble Endeavor head the betting at 10/1 A total of 124 horses, an increase of 34 on last year, have been entered for the €500,000 BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, April 17th.last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino has hit a wall at Spurs, insists Gary Neville on MNF

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has gone as far as he can with Tottenham, according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.The Lilywhites boss admitted he had never felt so low as manager of the North London club ahead of their defeat to champions Manchester City tonight.4 Pochettino’s side lost to Man City 1-0 at WembleyCredit: EPA4 Neville said Pochettino has done all he can with TottenhamCredit: Sky SportsAnd former Manchester United defender Neville insists the Argentine has simply reached his limit as boss of the club.He said: “He has always managed things well and pushed things away.”They are not spending the money nowhere near the other top clubs.”Pochettino is a fantastic manager but he has always wanted to go the top, top European clubs and it feels to me as though he has gone as far as he can with Tottenham.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration NaN:NaNLoaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. PlayMuteCurrent Time 00:00/Duration 00:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -00:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreenWill Real Madrid offer Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino a job at the Bernabeu?4 Man City won tonight thanks to a Mahrez strikeCredit: PA:Press AssociationMeanwhile, his colleague and former rival Jamie Carragher believed the reason for Pochettino’s feelings should be blamed on chairman Daniel Levy.Carragher said: “This team will break up in five years and people will say ‘did they win anything?’ and it’s looking like they aren’t going to.”The players and managers won’t take the responsibility for that, it will fall on Daniel Levy. To be a top six club and have a net spend that they do is unacceptable.”Neville disagreed with him, saying: “I think it’s wrong to pin it on Levy. I think he is one of the best in the world at what he does. He knows the rules of the game.”Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has been sacked after just a five months in charge4 Carragher said Tottenham’s troubles are down to chairman Daniel LevyCredit: Sky SportsTottenham have had a string of set-backs with their new stadium – with the latest blow coming coming in news that it will not be ready until the turn of the year.Tonight they played on a terrible Wembley pitch as they succumbed to defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men.They remain in fifth place in the Premier League after the result while City moved back top.Former Leicester player Riyad Mahrez emotional goal celebration tribute to tragic chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after helicopter crashfootball newsPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVESalah admits he could LEAVE Liverpool, how Sancho will fit in Utd XILive Blogblues newsChelsea transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeRevealedFORTUNE TELLERIncredible Hawkeye blunder saved Villa’s lives – but Smith says it was karmaNEXT SEASONAaron Connolly says ‘see you next year’ after scoring goal to end seasonLive BlogJU BEAUTYJuventus vs Sampdoria LIVE: Stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team newsPED’S GONEPedro’s goodbye to Chelsea before Roma move as Cesc takes credit for signing himBANK LAMPARDChelsea scoop £50m Euro bonus as Lamps learns ‘a million things’ in debut yearlast_img read more

Angola say no to CAF, search goes on

first_imgMorocco were stripped of the right to host it after insisting on a postponement, citing as their reason the deadly Ebola epidemic.Morocco’s stance irked organisers the Confederation of African Football (CAF).The federation’s president, Issa Hayatou, told France24: “To postpone the Africa Cup of Nations would be like stopping African football dead.”“Once you postpone this event, it will open the door for everybody to ask for a delay of any competition and we will no longer be credible,” added the 68-year-old Cameroonian who has been in office since 1988. Angola had emerged as one of the front runners to come to the aid of the troubled 2015 Nations Cup which is due to start in two months time, on January 17.The oil-rich state’s insistence that they were not interested in hosting a competition they staged in 2010 came from Joao Lusevikueno, vice president of the Angolan football federation.He told AFP by telephone from Luanda: “Angola is not going to host the competition, we haven’t presented our candidature and it is not our intention to do so.”He added that to step in and organise a competition of this scale in two months — it is due to start on January 17 — was “virtually impossible”.Angola’s staging of the 2010 Nations Cup was marred by the attack on the Togo team bus by separatists in the restless enclave of Cabinda which killed two people.With Angola out of the picture the countries thought to be still in contention for taking over from Morocco as 2015 hosts are multiple African champions Egypt, Gabon, which co-hosted the 2012 edition with Equatorial Guinea, and reigning champions Nigeria.Organisers the Confederation of African Football are due to announce the next hosts “in two or three days” Hayatou said.The Cup was thrown into jeopardy in early October when Morocco first called for a delay.CAF however eventually lost patience with the north African country and on Tuesday barred them out as hosts and participants with a heavy fine likely to follow. The fact that Morocco are also set to host the Club World Cup, only 25 days before the scheduled January 17 kickoff, threw further doubts over Morocco’s reasons prompting Hayatou and his members to pull the plug.Rumours that the three-week football feast could be moved outside Africa with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar an unprecedented option were quickly dismissed by Qatar Football Association vice-president Saud al-Muhannadin. “It is illogical, the news is false.” he told AFP.Moroccan sports minister Mohamed Ouzzine defended their stance and said they had simply asked for a postponement, until the Ebola disease was brought under control. “The CAF statement said we refuse to organise the Nations Cup, and it’s wrong. We want the tournament in our country, but we maintain our demand to postpone it,” Ouzzine told parliament. “The WHO (World Health Organisation) says that every country has the right to take the necessary measures to protect its citizens. The whole world is incapable to find some treatment or some solution for that disease (Ebola), so isn’t it a force majeure?“We can talk about sanctions now, but we should not forget what would happen in case we have not taken our decision.”CAF executive committee member Constant Omari defended the decision to strip the 1976 winners of the right to stage what would have been their second tournament, after 1988, when they reached the semi-finals. “The CAF put no pressure on Morocco but they are a member who belong to the CAN (Nations Cup). We signed an agreement that the CAN would be organised between January 17 and February 8 and there was no talk of postponement during the inspections. “Then two months before the tournament, Morocco decide they want to change the dates.“These dates have not been decided randomly, it is a season when all of Africa has a period of more or less dry weather. We have incorporated these dates into the universal FIFA calendar and it is our showcase event.” The CAF also confirmed that qualification matches for the tournament will go ahead as planned on November 14-15 with the final round of matches set four days later. The Ebola disease has claimed almost 5,000 lives, essentially in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PARIS, November 13- Angola announced on Wednesday they were not interested in replacing Morocco as eleventh hour hosts of the crisis-hit 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Angola’s decision leaves three potential candidates  – Egypt, Gabon and Nigeria – to put on the continental showcase.last_img read more

Liverpool FC team news: Confirmed starting XI to face West Bromwich Albion

first_imgListen to West Brom v Liverpool EXCLUSIVELY on talkSPORT from 1:30pm.Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has named his starting XI to face West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.Teen talents Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn drop out of the XI after playing from the off against Stoke City, with Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho returning to the fold.There is also a recall for Brazil star Lucas who takes the place of Ragnar Klavan in a three-man defence.Liverpool XI to face West Brom: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Lucas, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi. 1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last_img read more

Roma decimated for Gladbach

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Davide Santon is also out of action for Roma’s Europa League match with Borussia Monchengladbach, adding to the extensive injury crisis. It kicks off on Thursday at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT). The Giallorossi were already without Cengiz Under, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante and Nikola Kalinic. Santon was going to be repurposed for a midfield role, but the full-back won’t be participating either, as he is struggling with flu symptoms. Coach Paulo Fonseca hinted he could even be forced to change tactical system to deal with the absentees. Roma squad for Borussia Monchengladbach: Pau Lopez, Cardinali, Mirante; Juan Jesus, Smalling, Kolarov, Fazio, Mancini, Florenzi, Spinazzola, Calafiori; Perotti, Veretout, Zaniolo, Pastore, Riccardi; Dzeko, Antonucci, Kluivertlast_img read more