Amir Khan recovers to beat Samuel Vargas on points

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Colombian-born Vargas, a former North American champion, had already been put down himself when he stunned Khan and the capacity crowd.But, with potential next opponent Kell Brook watching at ringside, Khan recovered on his stool, came out and floored Vargas again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 31-year-old Khan (33-4), a former world super lightweight champion, was unable to finish the job and eventually had to settle for a unanimous points victory from the grueling fight.Vargas’ record dropped to 29-4 plus two draws. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Amir Khan, left, knocks down Samuel Vargas in action during their welterweight contest at Arena Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)BIRMINGHAM, England — English welterweight Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to continue his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday.In his second fight since returning to the ring after a two-year absence, Khan was knocked to the floor in the final seconds of the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams’ US Open implosionscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Interview with Neo-Soul Recording Artist, Nykita Garnett

first_imgIn a sense, songstress and writer Nykita Garnett is a touching demonstration of a neo- soul singer with an essential sound as smooth as silk or velvet.While Liberian music followers continue to tune their ears to music that makes them want to dance, this talented young woman through simplicity, she says, hopes to connect with more fans through the affection that flows in her songs.“By saying that I’m a lover, because that’s the frame [through] which I see everything. I’m a lover, lover of everything, I think the foundation of love is in me. And when I speak of love I’m speaking of light, positivity and not just romantic love, which is what we always think of when we think of love.  I try to approach everything in my life from a really positive prospective, and that seems to work out pretty well.”Music with emotion, with soul and sparkle, has been at the heart of Nykita’s life since she was a child, listening to soul artists like Anita Baker and Sade.“I think when I started holding my own musical taste, there were a few things that stuck with me. Foundational artists of my taste I would say include Sade and Anita Baker. I learned how to sing on Anita Baker, her Rapture album was like a class that I took. Every run on that CD I could sing and used to practice all through my teenage years. As much as I loved soulful women, I also love diversity like Gwen Stefani, who was a huge inspiration for me,” Nykita added.As a child in Atlanta, GA (USA), Nykita and her three sisters formed a musical group called “Mosaic”, a collage of different shades of teenage girls from dark skin, chocolaty brown, all the way to super fair skin.”It was a mixture of every color and personality in this group. We did that for a while and performed around Atlanta, where I lived when I was in the States, until everyone decided they wanted to do different things. One went on to be a doctor, another played soccer in college and they all said that I’m the youngest and had passion, it ended up being me by myself just doing music from then on.”Practically from that moment, Nykita says she knew music was her calling. She pursued it into her 20’s, when she landed her first solo hit track “Liberian Girl” and numerous live performances that have earned her a medal in her singing career.From 2013-2014 Nykita has earned a steady reputation as an extraordinary singer, and spoke with LIB Life about her start-up into neo-soul music, up to how far she has come.LIB Life: Did you grow up in a musical family?Nykita: What’s the heart of my talent is, I come from a very musical family. It goes all the way back to my maternal grandmother, Thelma Goll from Harrisburg. She was always a praying woman and we always had music around us. A lot of it was praise and hymns; Thursday nights we’d have prayer sessions where my family would just get together and sing harmonies and hymns. I think the foundation of my passion for music and expressing myself in that way came from her in that way. Both of my parents sang in church, or recreational choirs. My mom grew up in England; she would introduce me to the Beetles and different kinds of music. My father grew up here in Liberia and had that pan-African kind of thinking and he would tell me about Cape Verde, Morocco. I always had an eclectic amount of music around me from the time I was young.  From the moment I can remember talking, there was music around me. I was talking and singing at the same time.LIB Life: You say you are a travel-holic, does that have anything to do with your love for music and having to tour around?Nykita: Travel is something that came by accident to my life, and for many people who were refugees by the Liberian experience, it’s kind of a similar situation for me. Since the age of three, I’ve been living between Liberia and America, and a lil’ sprinkle of Ivory Coast. There’s this passion in me to travel to learn about new cultures and customs and meet new people. Somewhere in the mist of my art in terms of writing, writing music and performing music, travel is a big part of finding that inspiration and being in different scenarios that make me want to say something in terms of the article that I write and the music that I sing.LIB Life: When did you start singing neo-soul music?Nykita: Neo-Soul is a type of music that many people don’t know about. While kind of playing around in all of those things, the group with my sisters and listening to my favorite artists, I stumbled across neo-Soul; I think it was Eryka Badu that kind of brought me into neo-Soul, and that’s because of my sister Tania who is the hip one (I perform with her around town, and she’s permanently here in Liberia). She introduced me to Eryka. It was something that felt like Anita but was kind of different. It was young, and fresh and still growing and developing and that’s how I fell into neo-Soul. I’m just attracted to Soul in general, a lot of people will say my music is soulful, I do a lot of genres of music, some very Reggae, a bit African, and R&B. But one element that remains the same is that its “soulful”. That’s what I love about neo-soul; you can’t interpret it.LIB Life: what is neo-Soul in your own expression?Nykita:  I think it’s about honesty, vulnerability and expressing your feelings. It comes from the gut, that heavy singing that heavy tone, it comes from the emotion, and from the honesty in that emotion. That’s what I consider soulful: honest, vulnerable and passionate kind of singing. If you can put that element on any kind of track, it always reads through.LIB Life: Listening to your music, one of the first things that comes to mind is, you are probably one of the first neo-soul singers in Liberia, that’s awesome.Nykita:  Many years ago when I was in Atlanta and very American standard, performing to get a record deal, it didn’t work out for me, it wasn’t a free environment that I could adjust to. I remember one of the producers I was working with at the time told me that for people like me it’s not a choice, it’s ingrained in me, it’s a part of who I am. It sounded ridiculous at the time, but now I get it. Doing music is not a choice for me, it’s something that is so natural. Music is one element of who I am.  I’m a song writer and a writer of articles. At the essence of me I’m really a writer; songs are just one way that I express myself. I think if you build it, it will come. I think if people can see honest, quality music there will be a nature of Liberians who will be enthusiastic about it.LIB Life: Before I leave you, tell me a little about the challenges of being an artist.Nykita:  When you are a creative person, it’s also hard to be a structured person. Finding that healthy balance between being creative and having that space and also being business minded, and being functional because you do have to eat; you can’t eat your songs. Finding ways to turn your passion into profit, in this new environment that I’m in, I’m still trying to figure out how to turn all of my passions into profit, and I think that is one of my challenges I’ve had here. We don’t have any major money that goes towards arts and recreation, fine arts and things like that, and culturally we don’t really respect it as much. I’m just really excited to be home, I’ve been back two years and now the possibilities seem endless.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amazing €19,700 raised at Alzheimer’s Society Golf Classic

first_imgThe Donegal Alzheimer’s Society is set to benefit from a €19,700 donation following a successful golf fundraiser.A golf outing took place at the Donegal Golf Club in Murvagh in July, kindly sponsored by Tommy and Nora Gallagher.Proceeds from the golf classic and other activities were recently presented to the Donegal Alzheimer’s Society to support their vital work in the community. “Gratitude must go to Tommy and Nora who have been major sponsors over the years,” said a charity spokesperson.“The golf classic will be held again next year at end of July. Sincere thank you to everyone who contributed in making this fundraiser a great success. “Tommy Gallagher(Sponsor), Julie Mundy & Eamon Brogan(Alzheimer’s Society), Nora Gallagher(Sponsor) and Colm Campbell(Organiser).Amazing €19,700 raised at Alzheimer’s Society Golf Classic was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Alzheimer’s Societylast_img read more

R23m for North West housing project

first_imgDevelopers are on site to fix poor workmanship at 35 incomplete housing units in Borolelo Ext 2 and 3, which are apart of 500 houses under construction in the area. An additional 59 units are being built in Regaile Ext 3. 26 July 2011 Mohono appealed to the municipality to speed up the identification of beneficiaries and stands for subsidy applications, as well as the approval of house designs, so the project can start immediately after its registration by the National Home Builders Registration Council. The North West provincial government has set aside R23-million for a housing development project aimed at providing decent accommodation for people living in informal settlements around the town of Koster. Provincial MEC for Human Settlements Desbo Mohono made the announcement during her meeting with the local mayor, Kim Medupi, on Monday. Identifying beneficiaries The project management team says geotechnical investigations for construction of 268 housing units at a cost of R15-million in Reagile Extension 6 and 7 have been concluded.center_img She said the housing development project for Redirile/Derby is expected to commence shortly, with 129 housing units to be built. The beneficiaries currently live in informal settlements in Reagile Township, Redirile and Derby. The project’s ultimate aim is to rid the Kgetleng River Local Municipality of informal settlements altogether. Meanwhile, the provincial department is also engaged in financial and physical audits for the 1 137 housing units completed in Reagile and 440 units in Borolelo to bring the multimillion housing development projects to closure. Mohono added that her department will assist Kgetleng Rivier Local Municipality with beneficiary house allocations and subsidy administration to ensure that the occupation of completed houses at the R51.6-million Mazista Integrated Human Settlement goes without glitches and runs concurrently with the demolition of shacks at the Skierlik informal settlement. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

As Mobile-Payment Giants Bicker, Startups Step Up

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Carriers#e-commerce#Mobile Payments The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski The mobile payments industry is stuck in neutral. The ability to pay for your goods and services at brick-and-mortar locations from your smartphone is a dream of technologist and financial companies, but the realities of a complicated industry with billions of dollars at stake and too many moving parts has stymied progress. Well, almost.No Momentum For Big Mobile Payments PlayersThe companies with the biggest vested interests in mobile payments are all multi-billion-dollar, publicly traded behemoths. This group includes the payment processors like Visa, MasterCard and American Express as well as giant technology companies like Apple, Google and PayPal. The banks of the world do not want to be left out in the cold to become the “dumb pipes” of the payment industry (places where money is merely stored and transferred). And the mobile carriers – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – want their slice of the mobile payments pie. Every one of those companies has some derivation of a mobile payments system that could be seen as ill-conceived (PayPal), immature and un-deployed (Isis from the carriers), stuck in the maelstrom of competing interests (Isis as well as Google Wallet) or illogical (various mobile payments systems from the payment processors). When it comes to the top of the so-called mobile payments market, there are too many moving parts, too many squabbles and not enough infrastructure or actual solutions. But the very mess being created by the big boys in mobile payments is opening opportunities for fast- moving startups that understand that the best way to make mobile payments work is to place their services inside as many physical retail spaces as possible. Right now. Not preparing for some theoretical future where everything is all of a sudden ripe for success.The leaders in the mobile payments space are not MasterCard or Google. The real leaders are little startups like Square, ShopKeep, Dwolla and LevelUp. These companies see an opportunity and are rushing to fill it, leaving behind the big bureaucracy and striking real partnerships with real business. LevelUp’s Small-Time ApproachLevelUp is a good example of a small mobile payments provider creating traction at the bottom of the market. The Boston-based startup (which is a derivative of social location app SCVNGR) provides QR-code-based payments for local merchants by providing businesses with Android-smartphones to act as scanners that process payments from the LevelUp smartphone app. It now has 500,000 users and just completed its first 2 million transactions. Those numbers are small potatoes compared to the big payment processors, but in many ways LevelUp is the bellwether for the progress of the mobile payments industry in the United States. LevelUp thinks outside the box, thinks big thoughts, makes significant partnerships, and perhaps most importantly, actually finds its way into actual businesses. LevelUp has expanded to several cities in the U.S. and its growth is accelerating. It took LevelUp 424 days to reach its first million transactions and about 100 days to reach the next million. Unlike the big payment processors (or even startups like Square), LevelUp does not charge an interchange fee (taking a percentage of each transaction) for every payment it makes. LevelUp makes money by offering deals to consumers within the app. For instance, the app will take $3 off your burger the first time you visit a restaurant and pay with LevelUp. You come back enough times and pay with the app and you get better rewards. Fundamentally, it is an advertising and data business model that LevelUp believes will be central to the future of mobile payments.  LevelUp has gone from an app that makes payments to a platform that provides payment capabilities. In addition to its apps on iOS, Android and the mobile Web, it also partners with companies that wish to have a mobile payments presence themselves. These custom-branded mobile payments apps can be used by merchants to provide deals to its customers as well as process the transactions themselves. LevelUp says that it has sold many of these custom-branded mobile payments apps but so far it has announced only one, with Washington, DC-based eatery Sweetgreen. The startup is now looking to expand, announcing on Wednesday a partnership with a mid-tier bank – First Trade Union Bank – to create a mobile payments app for its customers. The app will integrate First Trade Union banking features with LevelUp’s payment and loyalty functions to provide an app that will likely be able to check your balance and make a payment at the same time.At first blush, this may seem like a shrug-worthy event for both LevelUp and First Trade Union. A middling startup and a middling bank just made an app. Great. So what?Tackling Mobile Payments Without The Innovators Dilemma The fact of the matter is that LevelUp and its kin (Square, ShopKeep etc.) are going after a key segment of the American retail market – small businesses and small banks that make up a giant swath of the American economy. One bank or one eatery chain may seem small compared to Visa or MasterCard’s footprint, but when you put all of those pieces together they can become a powerful force. And one that the biggest so-called players are not penetrating while they argue amongst themselves and wait for inertia to begin moving in their direction.“In my opinion it’s not just that they’re big and thus slow, it’s that they have the mother of all innovator’s dilemma’s. They all make money in the wrong ways (and huge sums of it) so taking advantage of this new market is really tricky. My belief is that mobile payments and the next-gen of [point-of-sale systems] are all driven by data and advertising,” said SCVNGR and LevelUp founder Seth Priebatsch. The innovator’s dilemma, as far as the payment processors go, is a big one. American Express, Visa and MasterCard want to move aggressively into the emerging mobile payments industry – but cannot do so without significantly disrupting their existing business models. That’s why they seem to drag their feet – and force the rest of the payments industry get down on their knees and crawl with them. Companies like Google are blocked because they are forced to deal other companies’ innovators dilemma and do not have the resources or motivation to attack the bottom of the retail industry piecemeal the way Square or LevelUp do. “It’s easy for me, ShopKeep, CloverOS to go after that because we don’t make any money off of anything else and so forgoing those other rev streams is easy. But for [American Express], giving up $10 billion in interchange is too tough a pill to swallow on a gamble that data/advertising is a bigger market. For Isis, their parents make money off of data and wireless plans, so it’s just not a key priority or easy thing to shift the model to be competitive in the new mobile payments space,” Priebatsch said. Eventually, the large companies will get their act together and make a concerted push towards actual, ubiquitous mobile-payment solutions on the ground level. But that process is taking longer than many pundits and consumers hoped it would. In the meantime, the startups of the mobile payments world are taking advantage. Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock.last_img read more

Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The former Lakers forward went 98-148 after getting his first permanent head coaching job with the 16-time NBA champions. The former Golden State assistant never led the Lakers to the playoffs, not even after the arrival of LeBron James last summer.Walton leaves three days after the Lakers’ final game of their 37-45 season was upstaged by the shocking pregame resignation of Johnson, who inherited Walton when he took over the Lakers’ front office in February 2017. Johnson attributed his decision in part to his desire and reluctance to fire Walton, who is close to Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA potential power struggle instead ended with both men out of their jobs after this wild week. Pelinka, who was hired along with Johnson, announced the move in a possible sign of the increased organizational power of Kobe Bryant’s former agent.“I want to thank Jeanie Buss and the Buss family for giving me the opportunity to coach the Lakers,” Walton said in a statement issued by the Lakers. “This franchise and the city will always be special to me and my family.” Walton was tasked with one of the most difficult jobs in the NBA this season. Johnson and Pelinka gave him an oddly constructed roster of idiosyncratic NBA veterans on one-year deals playing alongside James and several talented youngsters including Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.Walton’s Lakers also were rattled by Johnson’s midseason pursuit of disgruntled New Orleans forward Anthony Davis in a trade that would have resulted in a complete roster upheaval. Several Lakers acknowledged the shadowy pursuit’s impact on their play.“It affected us a lot,” guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said. “Once the trade talk was there, the locker room changed. Everybody was pretty much worried about that, especially guys that haven’t been through it. They were worried where they were going to end up.”James and the Lakers’ players have been uniformly supportive of Walton, who managed to keep his team playing hard and harmoniously under the Los Angeles microscope despite multiple major injuries and distractions. Walton just couldn’t coax enough wins out of the Lakers, who ruined their second-half playoff hopes with confounding losses to bottom-dwellers New York and Phoenix.“Want to thank Luke and the rest of the coaching staff for allowing me to be me from day 1,” Kuzma tweeted. “They say opportunity is everything in the league and they gave me that right from the jump.”Not many Lakers observers questioned Walton’s man-management abilities, but his tactical acumen was widely criticized. Johnson and many fans had problems with everything from Walton’s playing time decisions and curious rotations to his reported reluctance to add new assistants with fresh perspectives to his bench.Despite everything, the Lakers went 15-8 in their 23 games with James, Ingram and Ball all healthy. Buss decided not to find out whether Walton could continue that progress in the fall with renewed health and a high draft pick this summer.The Lakers’ next coach will be their sixth since the retirement of Phil Jackson in 2011. Walton’s 246 games in charge were the most by any coach in the tumultuous near-decade since the franchise’s last championship in 2010.Ex-Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, the former Lakers guard, already has been frequently mentioned as a potential replacement for Walton due to his obvious ties to James. Philadelphia assistant Monty Williams, the well-regarded former New Orleans head coach, also is expected to be a candidate. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and head coach Luke Walton dispute a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards.  The Lakers say they have mutually agreed to part ways with Walton after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton’s departure Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Al Drago)LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons.Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton’s departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a mutual decision.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Walton joined the Lakers with fanfare in 2016 after his successful tenure alongside coach Steve Kerr with the powerhouse Warriors. Walton stepped in as Golden State’s interim coach when Kerr was sidelined by health issues to start the 2015-16 season, and he led the Warriors to a 24-0 start and a 39-4 record before Kerr returned to the bench.“They’re losing one of the best human beings in the NBA. They’re losing a guy who knows the game as well as anybody I’ve ever met,” Kerr said Friday in Oakland. “They’re losing somebody who players believe in, players want to play for. But again, he was dependent on circumstances, just like all of us are. I feel for Luke.”The Lakers improved their record in each of Walton’s three seasons, but never finished higher than third place in the Pacific Division. The current Lakers were the franchise’s most successful team since their playoff drought began in 2013, but it wasn’t enough to save Walton’s job.“I think Luke did a hell of a job with what he had, the cards he was dealt,” point guard Rajon Rondo said. “The guys fought every night.”Los Angeles was in fourth place in the Western Conference at 20-14 after beating Golden State last Christmas, but James and Rondo were injured during the game. The Lakers’ season fell apart during the longest injury absence of James’ career, and they ended the season with nearly every important player in their young core sidelined by injuries.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bad knee makes Joel Embiid doubtful for 76ers in Game 1 vs. Nets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

2010 NTL update

first_imgThe local media have been capturing all of the action, as you can see by clicking on the links below.Make sure you watch the Channel Seven local news at 6.00pm and WIN News at 6.30pm to watch coverage of the teams in action. Also make sure you buy a copy of the Sunshine Coast Daily for daily coverage of the event. To view today’s story from the Sunshine Coast Daily, please click on the following link: view a gallery from the Sunshine Coast Daily, please click on the following link:

23 days agoRB Salzburg star Szoboszlai admits his admiration for Liverpool boss Klopp

first_imgRB Salzburg star Szoboszlai admits his admiration for Liverpool boss Kloppby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRed Bull Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai has admitted his admiration for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.Salzburg go to Champions League title holders Liverpool tonight.“Jurgen Klopp has opened a new chapter in the club’s history,” the teenager, who will be scouted by Arsenal at Anfield among other clubs,”They are great to watch and I am very much looking forward to facing them at Anfield.“It is a historically huge club – their dramatic win versus AC Milan (in the 2005 Champions League final) was definitely impressive.”Szoboszlai went on to hail the entire Reds squad, although he did single out one of Klopp’s forwards for special praise.“Their whole squad is great but (Roberto) Firmino is someone special,” he added. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Reports Jordan Sibert to transfer to Dayton

Former Ohio State guard Jordan Sibert has decided to transfer to the University of Dayton, according to multiple reports, and the final step in the process appears to be a mere formality. Sibert, who was released from his OSU scholarship April 16, told several outlets that he plans to become a member of the Flyers’ program. Douglas Hauschild, director of media relations for Dayton men’s basketball, said he read the same reports regarding Sibert’s transfer but could not comment, as the player hasn’t signed paperwork with the university. “At any school for any recruit, no one can comment until that recruit has signed with that school,” Hauschild said in an email to The Lantern. “In the case of a transfer, it is a financial aid agreement, since a student-athlete can only sign one letter of intent.” Sibert told the Dayton Daily News that he feels “Flyer Nation believes in him.” “It feels good to be able to be someplace where everyone is excited for you,” Sibert said according to the Dayton Daily News. “Everyone was excited for me at Ohio State. But when your coaches are excited for you, and you feel the love, feel the need for you, it makes you want to do better, makes you want to build upon it. Instead of being like, ‘I’m out here, I’m just another number,’ it feels better that. ‘Hey, these people believe in me.’” Sibert appeared in 24 games during the 2011-12 season for OSU and averaged more than 11 minutes and three points per game while shooting 30 percent from the floor. Sibert also took the court for 25 games during the Buckeyes’ 2010-11 run to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament, and averaged 2.1 points per game. Sibert’s transfer comes after OSU’s No. 3 overall finish in the 2011-12 season, according to the final ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. OSU posted a 31-8 record and advanced to the Final Four where it lost to Kansas, 64-62, in a National Semifinal match. Sibert did not play in any of the Buckeyes’ five NCAA Tournament games, and is the second player this year to leave the team as forward J.D. Weatherspoon also announced his transfer plans during the off season. read more

Raheem Sterling to start for England today

first_imgRaheem Sterling will start for England in Sunday’s World Cup Group G game against Panama.England boss Southgate has told the players his line-up and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the only change as he comes in for the injured Dele Alli, Mirror Uk confirms.Despite doubts after England’s win against Tunisia in their opening Group G game with Tunisia, Southgate has kept faith with Sterling. Even though those doubts were fueled by Southgate’s assistant Steve Holland being pictured with training notes before training this week which indicated Sterling would be dropped for Marcus Rashford.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Manchester City forward Sterling started England’s opening game victory over Tunisia on Monday but was replaced by Manchester United’s Rashford in the 68th minute.The 23-year-old has scored only twice in 39 internationals and has not netted in his past 21.Although World Cup debutants Panama were beaten 3-0 by Belgium in their opening match, their coach Hernan Dario Gomez has already confirmed he will still field the same XI against England.last_img read more