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Keane hits back at Ferguson

first_imgRoy Keane has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of disloyalty towards his former players after details of the Scot’s controversial autobiography emerged on Tuesday. Press Association In ‘My Autobiography’, there is criticism of former United men Ruud van Nistelrooy and David Beckham among others, but Keane is the biggest casualty, mainly for a tirade against his team-mates on the club’s in-house channel MUTV which was never broadcast. In the interview, which followed United’s defeat to Middlesbrough, Keane described Kieran Richardson as a “lazy defender” and said he doubted why “people in Scotland rave about Darren Fletcher”. Keane also criticised Edwin van der Sar and Alan Smith. He also railed at Rio Ferdinand, saying “just because you are paid £120k a week and play well for 20 minutes against Tottenham, you think you are a superstar”. Keane says he “will not lose sleep” over the revelations, but the former Sunderland manager – who went on to sign Richardson for the Black Cats – is upset by the way the Scot has spoken openly about other United players who brought him so much success during his 27-year reign at Old Trafford. “I do remember having conversations with the manager when I was at the club about loyalty and, in my opinion, I don’t think he knows the meaning of the word,” Keane told ITV1. “It doesn’t bother me too much what he has to say about me but to constantly criticise other players at the club who brought him a lot of success, I find very strange. “But I won’t be losing any sleep over it.” He added: “I just don’t think the manager needs to do it. I don’t know how many books he’s written now but he has to draw the line eventually to say ‘listen these players have all been top servants to Man Utd’. “And a lot of these players helped the manager win lots of trophies so imagine if we’d never won a trophy what he would have said. “We brought success to the club, we gave it everything we had when we were there. “But, as I said, it’s just part of modern life now, people like to do books and criticise their ex-players.” Ferguson lifted the lid on his feud with Keane in the book, claiming he had no option but to offload the increasingly volatile player in 2005. The final straw came when Keane accused Ferguson of bringing his own dispute with shareholder John Magnier over the Rock of Gibraltar racehorse in to the club. “Given the nature of the man you can expect a response. That is the type of personality Roy is,” the former United boss told a press conference. “We had to react to the situation so quickly because his actions were so quick. For one reason or another he decides to go and criticise his team-mates. “Most of you won’t have seen the video but you couldn’t release it. You just couldn’t. “It ended up with two of our young players being booed before a Champions League match in Paris because of it. “We decided we had to do something. The meeting in the room was horrendous. I just couldn’t lose my control in this situation. “If I had let it pass and allowed it to happen the players would have viewed me differently. Much more differently to how I would have liked to have been judged. “Throughout my career I have been strong enough to deal with important issues like that. Roy overstepped his mark. There was no other thing we could do.” last_img read more

Syracuse will play Virginia at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 17

first_img Published on October 5, 2015 at 11:33 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Comments Syracuse will travel to Virginia on Oct. 17 and play the Cavaliers at 3:30 p.m., the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday. The game will be broadcast on the Regional Sports Network.Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) will play South Florida (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic) at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 before traveling to play the Cavaliers. The Orange is coming off a bye week. The last time Syracuse played Virginia, it lost 27-24 in 2005. Syracuse last beat UVA in 1977.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

APBGG: There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to tackling problem gambling

first_img Related Articles Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders addressed the issue of whether ‘the gambling  industry is giving players enough control?’ – at the latest meeting of the Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group  –APBGG – (7 May 2019).The subject matter was discussed by Sarah Hanratty, Chief Executive Officer at the Senet Group; Damon De Ionno, Managing Director & Head of Strategy at Revealing Reality; Wes Himes, Chief Executive Officer at the Remote Gambling Association (RGA); and John White, Chief Executive Officer of BACTA.The four panellists overwhelmingly agreed that there needs to be more measures in place for players to ensure that they do have enough control, with every stakeholder offering advice on the matter. However, the ways in which a solution could be found differed, somewhat, with some offering a more research-led approach while others suggested a policy-first way of achieving a solution.Nevertheless, a multifaceted approach was needed was unanimously agreed upon by the panellists. Wes Himes set out a four-storey approach to ensuring that players have sufficient control when gambling online: LCCP requirements; What operator’s ‘willingly provide’; what the RGA is working on; and external banking tools. When analysing the LCCP requirements, operators – according to Himes – should be ensuring that access to control measures is clearly signposted and accessible. By giving punters access to their account history, self-exclusion tools, or even the ability to have their accounts closed, it is hoped that players will feel much more in control of gambling habits.What Himes did point out, however, is that there are a number of control tools that operators ‘willingly provide’, but it was suggested that more operators need to implement these measures. Options such as including day-of-the-week betting limits, time out features, referrals to GamStop as well as loss-limits should all be included. There are a number of challenges that can make this much more difficult. Statistics have shown that 41 per cent of customers are unaware of the tools available to them. Alongside this, technology still needs to be tweaked to encompass ID verification and advertisement limitations. John White pointed out the challenges of the industry, adding that we cannot create a “one size fits all” solution. What the industry needs to do is to minimise the risk of harm created to players, and to steer punters away from the irrational behaviours that can lead to problem gambling behaviours. It was agreed that the industry cannot afford to ‘move at the pace of its slowest member’, as it has the potential to go “further and faster” than it currently does. Hanratty emphasised that players want additional controls, and the driving force behind this is bold leadership. While it has been suggested that the industry is not doing enough to tackle the matter, it is significant progress to note that the industry is in fact meeting with stakeholders and providing funding to research groups in order to source effective solutions for everyone.With the focus now shifting away from the FOBTs debate, more can be done to ensure that players are equipped with sufficient controls to limit further gambling-related harm. Submit StumbleUpon Share Share UKGC launches public awareness campaign on gambling controls, rights and safeguards August 3, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020last_img read more

Teenage quartet will challenge for Irish title

first_img1 Jun 2015 Teenage quartet will challenge for Irish title Four teenagers will represent England Golf in the Irish boys’ open amateur championship at Tuam Golf Club, from 23-26 June. They are Oliver Clarke of Lancashire (image © Leaderboard Photography), Max Martin of Warwickshire, Rhys Nevin-Wharton of Cheshire and Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire. They will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of Bradley Moore, of Kedleston Park in Derbyshire, who won the title last year at Thurles in Tipperary. The championship is played over 72 holes with a cut to the leading 50 players and ties after the third round. The players: Oliver Clarke, 16, (Hillside) was in England’s winning team at the 2014 Canadian International Junior Challenge and was third in the English U16 boys’ championship for the MacGregor Trophy. He is in the England Golf boys’ squad. Max Martin, 17, (Ladbrook Park) represented Warwickshire at last year’s men’s County Finals and was third boy at the 2014 Fairhaven Trophies. Rhys Nevin-Wharton, 17, (Sandiway) was the runner-up in last year’s Daily Telegraph Junior championship. He is in the England Golf boys’ squad. Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 18, (Trentham) has had a string of high finishes this season in the Welsh strokeplay, the Darwin Salver, the Fairhaven Trophies and the Peter McEvoy Trophy.last_img read more


first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (April 17, 2015)–Tarabilla Farms’ Home Run Kitten cuts back in distance and heads a deep and competitive field of eight older horses in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita. To be contested at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s Camino Real hillside turf course, the San Simeon will serve as the 2014-15 Winter Meet closing attraction, as Santa Anita will reopen for its Spring Meeting on Friday, April 24.Third, beaten 3 ¼ lengths in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) March 7, the David Hofmans-conditioned Home Run Kitten has two wins from three tries down the hill and will be ridden for the second time in-a-row by Gary Stevens. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Kitten’s Joy, Home Run Kitten closed much ground to be beaten four lengths in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Nov. 1, and it appears he’ll have a fast pace to run at on Sunday.Installed as the tepid 5-2 morning line favorite, Home Run Kitten is 13-4-2-4 overall with earnings of $329,800.John Sadler will saddle course specialist Sweet Swap, who drew the outside post with Joe Talamo. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, the 6-year-old Candy Ride horse comes off a front-running allowance score down the hill on March 13 and is 12-5-2-3 lifetime over the unique layout. With $390,529 in the bank, Sweet Swap is 17-7-3-3 overall.Trainer Jim Cassidy’s Holy Lute could prove problematic to anyone with front-running aspirations, as he finished first in a pair of hillside starts two and three starts back, on Feb. 12 and Jan. 17 (disqualified and placed second). Like the favorite, Holy Lute shortens up out of the Kilroe Mile, in which he showed good early speed and tired late to finish seventh, beaten 4 ¾ lengths.Owned by Class Racing Stable, Holy Lute will be ridden by Mike Smith, who won with him two starts back. A 5-year-old horse by Midnight Lute, Holy Lute is 13-3-2-3 overall with earnings of $243,922.With two wins from five lifetime starts down the hill, Doug O’Neill’s Pure Tactics comes off a close third in the one mile turf Thunder Road Stakes April 4 and the 6-year-old horse by Pure Prize merits considerable respect with Kent Desormeaux set ride him back. Owned by Nita Winner, Pure Tactics broke awkwardly and made a good run from off the pace to finish fourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths by Home Run Kitten five starts back in the 6 ½ furlong turf Grade III Eddie D. Stakes on Sept. 26. Pure Tactics is 22-9-2-3 overall with earnings of $370,496.Idle since Aug. 16 at Arapahoe Park, Colorado-bred Get Happy Mister will try turf for the first time in his Southern California debut Sunday and will seek his sixth consecutive victory with red hot Tyler Baze aloft. Stabled at Los Alamitos for new trainer Mark Tsagalakis, Get Happy Mister worked a leisurely six furlongs over the Santa Anita turf in 1:19.40 on April 16. A winner of four consecutive stakes, the       5-year-old gelding by First Samurai’s most recent tally came in the 1 1/8 miles Arapahoe Park Classic.Owned by Annette Bishop, Get Happy Mister has 10 wins from 13 starts and has amassed earnings of $324,928.The complete field for the Grade III San Simeon Stakes, to be run as the seventh race on a nine-race card Sunday, with jockeys, weights and morning line in post position order: Get Happy Mister, Tyler Baze, 118, 8-1; Home Run Kitten, Gary Stevens, 120, 5-2; Joes Blazing Aaron, Edwin Maldonado, 118, 20-1; Outside Nashville, Drayden Van Dyke, 118, 15-1; Holy Lute, Mike Smith, 118, 3-1; Pure Tactics, Kent Desormeaux, 118, 7-2; U S Citizen, Victor Espinoza, 118, 6-1, and Sweet Swap, Joe Talamo, 118, 3-1.                First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. COLORADO-BRED LONGSHOT GET HAPPY MISTER SEEKS SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN IN SO. CAL DEBUTlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2015)–On another picturesque morning at Santa Anita, two-time Eclipse Award Champion mare Beholder and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah both registered strong gallops as they both cast an eye toward a likely showdown in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland on Oct. 31.Trained by Richard Mandella and owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder, fresh off a smashing win versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, came on Santa Anita’s main track via the quarter mile chute at 5:50 a.m. and galloped a strong two miles as she prepares for what her connections hope will be a third consecutive win in the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita Sept. 26.Following her gallop, Beholder again exited the track near the finish line and proceeded to the paddock through the Grandstand tunnel on her way back to Mandella’s Barn 4. The 5-year-old Henny Hughes mare will work five furlongs on Friday morning with regular rider Gary Stevens up.“Richard will let me know in the morning, but he’ll probably want me to go in about a minute,” said Stevens. “And we’ll probably go ahead and gallop out seven eighths.”Ahmed Zayat’s homebred American Pharoah came on the main track at 7:55 a.m. and backtracked on the outside rail to the half mile pole, where he was allowed to stand and take in his surroundings. The bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile then proceeded to turn around and gallop a mile and a half before jogging home up the Santa Anita stretch en route to the stable area.last_img read more

Donegal Gardai nab speeding motorists on National Slow Down Day

first_imgGardai in Donegal have detected two drivers flouting the speed laws – on National Slow Down Day.The drivers were caught Newtowncunningham and Ballintra.Since 7am, Gardaí and GoSafe have checked the speed of 18,785 vehicles with 23 vehicles detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit. The first motorist was caught doing 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N15 Ballynacarrick in Ballintra.The second involved a truck doing 89 km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N13 at Moyle in Newtowncunningham. Trucks are limited to 80 kph in a 100 kph zone because of their weight load.Other notable speeds include:• 138km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R675 Ballykinsella Waterford Waterford• 181km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Lusk Dublin• 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Whitemill Road Wexford Wexford• 136km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M3 Bracetown Dunboyne Meath• 89km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R445 Curragh Kildare Kildare• 110km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N24 Killaloan Lower Clonmel Tipperary• Truck @ 89 km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21  Blossomhill Rathkeale Limerick On National Slow Down Day, An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority continue to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding and urge motorists to drive carefully and abide by the speed limits.Donegal Gardai nab speeding motorists on National Slow Down Day was last modified: October 18th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:donegalGardaiNational Slow Down DaySpeedlast_img read more

Leeds manager reveals text to former boss

first_imgLeeds United boss Neil Warnock says he sent a text message to QPR chairman Tony Fernandes after Rangers narrowly escaped relegation.Warnock was sacked as R’s boss in January, with the club above the drop zone and having picked up victories at Everton, Wolves and Stoke.They struggled under his predecessor Mark Hughes and did not win another away match, staying up on the final day of the season because Bolton could only draw at Stoke.Warnock told The Sun: “I’m not bitter, but I texted Tony and said: ‘My three away wins don’t look so bad now, do they?’”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Friday’s QPR quiz – put your Rangers knowledge to the test

first_imgHow much do you know about QPR? Test your knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Ukama Kitchen Incubator opens for home cooks and bakers

first_imgCariema Isaacs and Janine Roberts – both of whom are passionate about entrepreneurship and job creation – have started the Ukama Kitchen Incubator in Cape Town.Cariema Isaacs and Janine Roberts (both in middle) with business owners who are involved in the Ukama Kitchen Incubator. Isaacs says the incubator aims to preserve heritage and culture through a celebration of home- baked and cooked food. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanTwo South African women who are passionate about both the food industry and entrepreneurship, have opened the Ukama Kitchen Incubator in Cape Town.Through the incubator, unemployed women can cook or bake in a certified kitchen, explains co-founder Cariema Isaacs. This way, the women’s products will be compliant with government standards and policies, and sellable in a consumer market. The incubator was opened in December 2017.Isaacs, who wrote Cooking for My Father in My Cape Malay Kitchen, says the vision of Ukama is to transform home cooks and bakers who sell their products to support their families, into fully fledged entrepreneurs.Calling them foodtrepreneurs (food entrepreneurs), she says the plan is for the cooks to reach a bigger target market, both locally and internationally, in the future.WatchA certified kitchenCo-founder Janine Roberts says a facility needs to be certified by a regulatory body that inspects the facilities and certifies them safe to make food items for the retail market. “We are certified by Intertek and we are also halaal certified by the South African National Halaal Authority.”Roberts, who has more than 14 years’ experience in the packaging industry, adds: “Women who work from home kitchens are not able to get their products listed in the formal retail market because of health and safety regulations. Retailers need to ensure they only buy from suppliers who work in facilities that are complaint with health and hygiene requirements.”Being compliant means the cooks are able to sell to national retailers such as Pick n Pay and Checkers.For the past ten years, Roberts, a serial entrepreneur, has focused on social entrepreneurship. Her company, Ukama Packaging Solutions, is a multi-stakeholder collaboration – a bridge – between clients seeking packaging services and micro-entrepreneurs providing the labour.In addition, she established the Ukama Community Foundation, an NGO linked to the company that every day feeds about 200 children from Vrygrond in Cape Town.She has received the Tony Elumelu Foundation Top 1000 African Entrepreneurs award, as well as the Spark International Changemaker award in 2015.Behind the scenesUkama Kitchen Incubator sets up equipment for, training and development of small business owners.Foodtrepreneurs already have products on the shelves at the Ukama Kitchen Incubator, which they have sold to customers. “These entrepreneurs have products such as biscuits and shortbread, samosas, smoothies, traditional atchars and Cape Malay jams.“[We have our] very own barista, who is also disabled and we really wanted to give him a chance to manage our coffee bar,” says Isaacs.BootstrappingThe money for the business came out of the pockets of Isaacs and Roberts, although the former says their challenge is lack of funding. They have set up a Kickstarter fundraising page and so far have received several small donations. “[Due to] the lack of funding our existing product lines are focused on longer-life shelf items such as pickles and konfyt [jam].“For items where preservatives are required, such as our curry and pasta sauces, we’d have to approach a food technologist and the cost per product, per hour, per consultation is exorbitant at this stage,” says Isaacs. “We simply cannot afford it, and we would like to help these women.”Writer Melissa Javan asked Isaacs more about the Ukama Kitchen Incubator:Melissa Javan: You said you wanted to change the landscape of home cooking and baking. How do you plan to do this?Cariema Isaacs: Yes, we feel strongly that our kitchen incubator will change the landscape of home cooking and baking businesses, because there are various benefits that are derived from producing products in a commercial kitchen.The aunty who sells her biscuits in the community will always only have access to her direct neighbours, friends and family.The foodtrepreneur, or business owner, has access – through the kitchen incubator – to knowledge and skills related to logistics, buying and selling, branding, marketing, recruitment, networking, accounting and the necessary business acumen one needs to run a successful brand and business. The same aunty is now not just selling, but she is learning business skills that will equip her to focus on profit generation, rather than on just making ends meet, collaboration and management of clients.MJ: Are you still fundraising for Ukama Kitchen Incubator on Kickstarter?CI: Yes we are. We’ve not managed to receive any funding apart from small donations and support from other business partners and brands.MJ: You wrote a cookbook about Cape Malay cooking. Is Ukama going to focus on Cape Malay cooking?CI: Many of our foodtrepreneurs had been following me on social media, so it was easier for them to contact me about becoming part of this initiative. Our intention is to focus on South African heritage fare, but we also recognise the current popularity of halaal cooking and baking, and it would be foolish not to capitalise on this trend.MJ: Why is an incubator necessary for people who want to take their home cooking and baking to the next level?CI: It allows for a broader target market, and an opportunity for the entrepreneur to market their products through a commercial and certified kitchen that complies with all hygiene and safety regulations. It’s also a chance to become a fully fledge entrepreneur supported by training, mentorship and coaching.Cariema Isaacs, co-founder of Ukama Kitchen Incubator, says cooks at the incubator will be able to export their products through Ukama’s commercial kitchens. Through the initiative, South African expats will be able to get from home products “the way mom made them”.MJ: How did you and your business partner meet?CI: Janine constantly has people coming to see her asking whether she can market or package heritage food such as jams. I was approached to help a co-op of unemployed women based in Bo-Kaap, who wanted to draw tourists to their homes for cooking classes.I contacted Janine about my own product range, which is due for release in 2018, which may have included the Bo-Kaap co-op. Janine spoke to me about collaboration and the idea of starting a kitchen incubator. We put our heads together and decided to start a company and build a vision for our brand; in less than a week the Ukama Kitchen Incubator was registered.MJ: What can people who join the Ukama Kitchen Incubator expect?CI: First and foremost, we are a family, as our name suggests – “Ukama” is a Shona word for family. We work in teams while still being able to maintain our individual products and skills.There are also areas that some newbies may find overwhelming, such as working in a commercial kitchen where rules and regulations apply, where we are pedantic about our packaging, labelling, presentation and hygiene standards.Through all of this, we also have fun and learn from one another and we always praise hard work and skill.MJ: On your Facebook page, you speak about your recipe swap with Sri Lankans. Are you planning to teach people at the incubator some of these recipes?CI: Oh my gosh, yes! I think in my past life I must have been a guru or coach or a mentor. I love teaching and sharing ideas and learning from others. I am also enrolled for part-time studies at the International Institute of Culinary Arts Dubai to attain my diploma as a chef, and I feel I can bring much of that knowledge to our kitchen incubator.MJ: Can you give us two lessons you learned in business?CI: Being an entrepreneur is hard work, but one of the most gratifying roles I’ve ever had. Every part of yourself is in every facet of the brand and the business and that, for me, speaks of my own ability to adapt and transform.Stay in your lane, don’t focus on who you think the competition is and what they might be doing – be true to your own vision. The vision should be your North Star and whenever you feel low or lost, that will bring you home again and again and again.Source: UkamaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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