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Banned by IOC, Vitaly Mutko resigns as Russia Football Union boss


first_imgRussian Football Union president Vitaly Mutko has stepped down from his post as president, just days after he was banned for life from the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over allegations that Russia created a “state-sponsored doping program.””I have decided to file the claim in the CAS tomorrow,” The Straits Times quoted Mutko as saying.According to local Russian media, Mutko announced the suspension from his post during Russia’s RFS football federation executive board meeting.However, the Russian deputy Prime Minister said that he will continue his duties in the government as well as preparing the World Cup which is being staged in Russia this summer.”Regarding the issues of relationship with Fifa and the organising committee, as long as the president (Vladimir Putin) trusts me, I continue to work as deputy premier and oversee the preparations for the world championships,” he said.The deputy prime minister had been banned from the Rio 2016 Games. This month he was banned for life from all Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee said he was involved in a state-backed doping programme.(With ANI inputs)last_img read more


Tamika Handfield encourages TCI to eat healthy


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvideciales, TCI, June 15, 2016 – Now that summer almost is here residence of the Turks and Caicos Islands are being encouraged to continue leading a healthier lifestyle and eat healthy.Nutritionists Tamika Handfield, CEO of Nutrition in Demand said this is great time for people to take advantage of the summer weather and pull out that grill. One food mostly encouraged to eat this summer is fish.Ms. Handfield said according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics it is recommended person eat two servings of fish per week.  This will not only help improve your memory but also lower blood pressure.  She also said by eating healthier your brain and heart will thank you for it.  Nutrition in Demand is a nonprofit organization aimed at raising awareness to health and healthy eating.Next time, we tell you how Dance with Cinderella went, it was held over the weekend and is a major fundraiser for Nutrition in demand. Related Items:last_img read more


Ki delighted with Newcastles controlled display


first_imgNewcastle United midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung says he’s pleased with their game management after their 2-1 win at Turf Moor on Monday.Newcastle United were already two goals ahead by the 23rd minutes of the game, thanks to an own goal from Ben Mee and a header from stand-in skipper Ciaran Clark.Sam Vokes pulled one back for Burnley just before halftime, but it Newcastle looked the more likely to score again in the second half, going forward and creating many chances.In the closing minutes of the game, Burnley pushed for an equalizer, but the visitors’ ran out 2-1 winners, and Ki believes they could have been out of sight by then by extending their lead.“Yes, for sure. We had some definite chances in the second half,” Ki told the club’s website.“In the first half, I think we were in control. They (Burnley) always (played) the long ball – how they scored, it was a cross and a header.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“But we did well to deal with that during the game, controlling the game. It was their home game, so there were a few moments where we were deep and had to defend, but overall I think we did very well.“Especially in an away game, to score early gives the team more confidence and takes off a lot of pressure.“Today, two goals was massive for us. It (allowed) us to control the game. I think we are becoming consistent.“Three wins in a row is not easy to achieve, but I think we dealt with every moment we faced, and then, with the ball, I think we were much better and created a lot more chances.”last_img read more


Lionel Scaloni happy as Argentina boss


first_imgLionel Scaloni is pleased with how well things have gone at Argentina and is looking forward to continuing coaching the national teamThe 40-year-old’s appointment as manager of Argentina hasn’t been widely welcome with the legendary Diego Maradona frequently criticising the decision.But Scaloni’s results in charge of La Albiceleste speak for themselves with just one defeat, which came against Brazil in October, and four wins in his first six games.Now the former Lazio and Deportivo La Coruña defender is looking forward to leading Argentina at the 2019 Copa America.“I am happy because the objectives we set ourselves were achieved,” said Scaloni, according to Fox Sports.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“To contribute players to this new team. I am happy to have the possibility to continue.”Scaloni’s only previous coaching experience came as an assistant for both La Liga side Sevilla and Argentina.He added: “It does not bother me that I do not have experience because it’s the reality. Any coach who starts, logically, has no experience.“I had the opportunity to be in an important technical body, in Seville and in the national team. I cannot get angry because it’s the truth.”last_img read more


Solar Array to Help Vandenberg AFB Reach Energy Assurance Goal


first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials today are scheduled to formally dedicate a 28-megawatt solar array at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., which is projected to reduce base energy costs by about $1.75 million annually over the next 25 years, reports the Santa Ynez Valley News. Equally important, the project will provide the installation a redundant source of power for its space launch and tracking mission, Dan Gerdes, rates and renewables division chief for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, said last year. “Using a long-term contract with fixed costs ensures we have the electricity we need, when we need it and broadens the pool we have for power sources there. This is one step closer to our target of full energy assurance for key Air Force missions.”Santa Ynez Valley News photo by Len Woodlast_img read more