Advertisement Ajax have one foot in the Champions League final (Picture: Getty)Ajax goalscorer Van de Beek, meanwhile, said: ‘The first 30 minutes we played really good.‘After that, Tottenham changed something tactical and we had problems. 1-0 is OK and next week we have to finish it.‘The beginning was good, but after that we played not what we can. We have to make a good plan for next week.‘We have to stay calm. I don’t know what they will do in the next game. We can do better and we have to watch for next week.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Apr 2019 11:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link267Shares Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was impressed by Ajax (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger heaped praise on Ajax and reserved praise for two players after the Champions League semi-final first leg victory over Tottenham.Dutch outfit Ajax have one foot in the Champions League final after Tuesday’s 1-0 win in north London.The visitors, who knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus to reach the semis, outplayed Premier League side Tottenham and earned victory through Donny van de Beek’s first-half goal.It could have been worse for Spurs but fortunately David Neres’ second-half shot struck the post with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris beaten.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAssessing the match for beIN Sports, former Arsenal boss Wenger said: ‘I would say that, even under pressure, Ajax had that relentless desire to play when they could.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They have not yet the maturity of a Barcelona to keep the ball even when they are under pressure, but the desire is always there.‘And the desire created them a fantastic chances that Neres missed.‘I personally give a personal congratulation to their goalkeeper [Andre Onana]. They suffered with crosses and when he understood they were in trouble he came out and cleared the ball.”Even under pressure they had that relentless desire to play when they could.”Arsene Wenger always liked his teams to play football in a certain style and was full of praise for Ajax’s display this evening 🙌#beINUCL #beINWenger #TOTAJA pic.twitter.com/Z2ixsowXpZ— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) April 30, 2019 Comment Advertisement ‘I believe [Daley] Blind was outstanding as well.’Tottenham made a poor start to the semi-final clash and found themselves behind after only 15 minutes.Manager Mauricio Pochettino said: ‘First half we started not in a good way. Ajax showed more energy, it was difficult for us to play. It was our lack of energy.‘After we conceded the goal – 25 to 30 minutes in – we started to be in the game. Moussa Sissoko provided good energy.‘Second half we pushed them and tried to create chances. It was an even game in the second half. We are alive. It’s only 1-0 down. We need to believe we can go there and win the game.’ Arsene Wenger reacts to Ajax’s Champions League semi-final victory over Tottenham
Image: BPOil major BP has installed the topsides of the production and risers (PR) platform for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea.BP said on Wednesday that the PR platform topsides unit, which was completed ahead of schedule, had sailed away to the Shah Deniz contract area from the Azfen fabrication yard in Bibi-Heybat on September 15.Before the installation, the topside unit was jacked up onto the load-out frame at the quayside of the fabrication yard on August 6, 2017, and was transferred onto the STB-1 transportation barge on September 9 in preparation for sail away.This follows the sail away and offshore installation of the quarters and utilities (QU) platform topsides in early June.According to BP’s Wednesday statement, the transportation, float-over, and installation activities on the PR platform took six days to complete. The unit now has been installed on top of the corresponding jacket which was already at its offshore location in a water depth of 94 meters waiting for the deck.The platform topside unit weighs about 15,800 tonnes and is 100 meters long by 60 meters wide. It contains a 133-meter-long flare boom, ten flowline reception facilities, five production separators, two flash gas compressors, and three production export flowlines.The construction of the PR topsides unit, which was built by the AMEC-Tekfen-Azfen (ATA) consortium at the Azfen fabrication yard, was fully undertaken in the country using local infrastructure and facilities. Over 5,000 people, including sub-contractors and specialist vendors, were involved in the construction works, more than 90 percent Azeri citizens.Ewan Drummond, BP’s VP of projects, said: “The PR platform topsides sail away and safe offshore installation is an extremely important project milestone as it finalizes our offshore facilities fabrication delivery.“We are very pleased to deliver this final offshore installation activity safely and in time to support the giant Shah Deniz Stage 2 project completion and first gas delivery next year. I am pleased to say that the project is making good progress towards full completion on schedule and below the planned budget.”Shah Deniz Stage 2 is a project that will add a further 16 billion cubic meters per year (bcma) of gas production to the approximately nine bcma produced by Shah Deniz Stage 1. The Shah Deniz Stage 2 includes two new bridge-linked offshore platforms and a total of 26 gas production wells to be drilled with two semi-submersible rigs. Around 500 km of subsea pipelines will link the wells with the onshore terminal. The project will also include an upgrade of the offshore construction vessels, and expansion of the Sangachal terminal to accommodate the new gas processing and compression facilities.First gas is targeted in late 2018, with supplies to Georgia and Turkey. Gas deliveries to Europe are expected just over a year after first gas.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will hold a Town Hall meeting, February 22, to discuss the ongoing study to determine the feasibility of increasing the depth and width of the Mobile Harbor Federal Navigation Channel.The Town Hall meeting will be held at the Mobile Convention Center, Ala., from 6 to 8 p.m.According to the Corps, the event is an opportunity for the public to receive an update on the proposed project’s status and upcoming milestones, and to ask questions and/or make comments related to potential impacts associated with the project.The District Commander and members of the project team will give an update on the project and answer questions related to the proposed project.USACE said that the meeting is one opportunity to share either oral or written public comments that will become part of the preparation of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed project.[mappress mapid=”24870″]
Stuff co.nz 5 July 2017Family First Comment: Just to remove any uncertainty of where they stand and their ultimate agenda – cocaine, heroin, P, weed – yep, ALL of them. Shocking.Criminal penalties for the possession, use and social supply of all drugs – not just cannabis – should be scrapped, the Drug Foundation has proposed.It announced the policy on Wednesday at its Parliamentary symposium, also calling for a strictly regulated cannabis market and more resources for prevention, education and treatment.Current laws were making criminals out of people when harmful drug use needed to be treated as a health issue, said policy author Kali Mercier.Under the Drug Foundation’s policy, the commercial supply and trafficking of drugs would still be punished, but people who were caught with drugs for their own use would not face criminal penalties.It was similar to the Portugal model, which the foundation said had produced early positive evidence of reduced drug use, fewer offenders in prison, fewer court cases and a reduction in HIV infections and overdoses.Under the foundation’s model, if police found a person in possession of drugs, they would issue a “mandatory caution” and also give that person health information and legal advice.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/94411364/Drug-Foundation-calls-for-decriminalisation-of-all-drugs-regulated-cannabis-marketKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Workers in the country’s vital tourist trade are hoping for a quickcomeback, even as the Bahamas struggles with its first steps toward recoveryfrom a storm that killed at least 50 people and left around 70,000 more needingshelter, food and water and medical aid. (Reuters) An unidentified helicopter lands to deliver food and water in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the Great Abaco island town of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019. Reuters Cruise ships have pulled in and out of the capital and tourist hubNassau in the two weeks since Hurricane Dorian struck the northwestern islands,depositing foreign sightseers on shore who haggle for conch shells andT-shirts. NASSAU – As rescuers search for bodies amid mountains of debris and thestench of death on the Bahamas island of Abaco, life on most of thearchipelago’s 700 isles is little changed.
St. Louis 7th Grade Volleyball Team defeated Mount Carmel, 25 – 19, 25 – 15.The high server was Elizabeth Gigrich with 10 points followed by Isabel Rennekamp with 8, Leila Savage with 5, Faith Tekulve and Lilly Wonnel with 3 each and Regina Gerstbauer with 2 point. Leila has the only 2 kills for the night. Olivia Geers stepped up her defense by pass several excellent passes for setting up for our offense.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.The 8th Grade team was missing Harlee Masavage & Grace Laudick tonight but still won at home tonight against Mt Carmel 25-18, 25-13.Leading servers were Molly Wachsmann 6/9, 6 pts, 4 aces. Alexa Miles 7/8, 5 pts, 4 aces. Leading at the net was also Molly Wachsmann with 4/6 spikes & 1block. Passing leader was Regina Gerstbauer with 19/20.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Julie Laudick.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 20-21) – Maybe it was the effort from holding off Ryan McDaniel and Jeff Taylor that had Bobby Hogge IV breathless at the end of Ocean Speedway’s Pat Pettit Memorial Shootout.Or maybe it was the rooftop celebration that followed Hogge’s $15,003 win Saturday evening at Watsonville, in the top-paying event for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds.The victory produced the career best payday for Hogge, who had to keep McDaniel and Taylor at bay in a green, white, checkered finish to the 50-lap main event. “I don’t know if I took a breath after the last caution,” he said. “I didn’t know if it was going to give them an opportunity or me time to make a mistake. I just told myself I needed to race like I had the last 20 laps and I’d be OK.”After a rough opening night, Taylor raced his way into contention after winning his “B” feature. Brad Pounds, another “B” winner, and Bryan Burnes completed the top five.Randy McDaniel and Brian Cass enjoyed brief stints at the front of the 25-car field before Richard Papenhausen settled in for a long run in the lead. Hogge had finished fifth in the Friday qualifier and watched the 10th starting Ryan McDaniel drive by on the way to the second spot in pursuit of Papenhausen.“We were a fifth place car on Friday night. The track was hammer down and smooth, and everyone was fast,” Hogge said. “We watched hot laps on Saturday and made some good decisions with setup. I don’t think I could have had a better car on Saturday.”Moving up a line, Hogge caught McDaniel for second and then Papenhausen for the front spot on lap 27.Mechanical issues sidelined Papenhausen four laps later. The race stayed green to lap 48 and that’s when the fans at Ocean and viewing the XSAN broadcast really got their money’s worth.“I knew Ryan was right there and I knew Taylor would be coming,” Hogge said. “I just made sure I had a good restart. The last lap I kind of slowed up and made sure I didn’t miss any of my marks. It was definitely an awesome show for the fans.”“We’re not a highly sponsored team,” added Hogge, who drives the Joe Glade Enterprises-owned GRT Modified, “so this was definitely a big win for us.” Seventy cars vied in the third annual event, which paid a minimum of $503 to start. Hogge had won the Five Star Grafix Clash at Santa Maria Speedway in August and was already on the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.“It still hasn’t set in. I’m getting butterflies – it’s still like ‘Wow,’” he admitted. “The only other time I’ve stood on the roof of my car was in 2001 when I won my qualifier and finished third at Super Nationals.”Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature winners were Kyle Wilson on Friday and Nick Spainhoward on Saturday. Sept. 20 Results 1st heat (top 2) – 1. Ryan McDaniel; 2. Cody Burke; 3. Jim Pettit II. 2nd heat – 1. Bryan Burnes; 2. Randy McDaniel; 3. Jeff Decker. 3rd heat – 1. Bobby Hogge IV; 2. Austin Burke; 3. Troy Foulger. 4th heat – 1. Michael Dalton; 2. Brian Cass; 3. Scott Busby. 5th heat – 1. Joe Antonetti; 2. Nick DeCarlo; 3. Alex Stanford. 6th heat – 1. Nick Silva; 2. Andy Obertello; 3. Jeff Streeter. 7th heat – 1. Ryan Lauer; 2. Richard Papenhausen; 3. Tim Clark Sr.Pettit set fast time.Qualifying feature – 1. Randy McDaniel; 2. Cass; 3. Austin Burke; 4. Papenhausen; 5. Hogge; 6. DeCarlo; 7. Silva; 8. Cody Burke; 9. Lauer; 10. Ryan McDaniel; 11. Obertello; 12. Burnes; 13. Antonetti; 14. Dalton.Sept. 21 Results1st “B” feature (top two) – 1. Stanford; 2. Kellen Chadwick; 3. Danny Lauer. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Jeff Taylor; 2. Darrell Hughes II; 3. Streeter. 3rd “B” feature – 1. Foulger; 2. Aaron Crowell; 3. Clark. 4th “B” feature – 1. Brad Pounds; 2. Paul Stone; 3. Duane Cleveland.1st last chance qualifier – 1. Jesse Williamson. 2nd last chance qualifier – 1. Clark. Feature – 1. Hogge; 2. Ryan McDaniel; 3. Taylor; 4. Pounds; 5. Burnes; 6. DeCarlo; 7. Obertello; 8. Clark; 9. Williamson; 10. Chadwick; 11. Stone; 12. Foulger; 13. Cass; 14. Austin Burke; 15. Dalton; 16. Silva; 17. Ryan Lauer; 18. Pettit; 19. Hughes; 20. Cody Burke; 21. Stanford; 22. Papenhausen; 23. Randy McDaniel; 24. Crowell; 25. Antonetti.
BANGOR, Wis. – Wehrs Machine and Racing Products gives gift certificates to IMCA special drivers for a sixth consecutive season in 2017.In addition to the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, the list of 80 designated specials includes events for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.Fifty dollar gift certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are received.Information about the complete line of products available from the Bangor, Wis., high performance parts manufacturer can be obtained by calling 877 460-7211, as well as on Facebook and at the www.wehrsmachine.com website.“This has been a successful program with Wehrs Machine and IMCA drivers from all across the country have benefitted from it,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Renewing it just adds value to our special events program and more drivers will continue to be the beneficiaries.”
Batesville, In. — Officials from the Batesville Community School Corporation have announced plans to pull out of the Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative. Sunman-Dearborn Schools made the same announcement earlier this month.By March 1 BCSC officials are expected to formally notify the ROD about the separation that will be effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year.Director of the ROD, Dr. Alex Brewer has assured parents of special needs students that services will continue uninterrupted.Batesville Community School Corporation superintendent Paul Ketcham cited a need to reform the funding formula in order to increase value and maintain services. Similar reasons were cited by Sunman-Dearborn Schools superintendent Andrew Jackson.Ketcham and Jackson have also resigned from leadership positions on the ROD board.The Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative serves special needs students in Jac-Cen-Del, Lawrenceburg, Milan, Rising Sun-Ohio County, South Dearborn and South Ripley school districts.
Press Association United’s unbeaten run now extends to 10 games but they missed out on the chance to climb into the top four and an ineffectual display, particularly in midfield, indicates there is still plenty of work ahead for manager David Moyes. It could arguably have been even worse for the defending Barclays Premier League champions had Rooney been sent off, as he ought to have been, by referee Neil Swarbrick in the eighth minute. The England forward kicked Cardiff midfielder Mutch before lashing out with his left hand as his run was blocked off. Swarbrick deemed a yellow card to be strong enough punishment and it was almost inevitable that it was Rooney who opened the scoring in the 15th minute. Ben Turner gifted Antonio Valencia possession and when the winger’s ball ran through to Rooney, via a flick from Javier Hernandez, he turned and shot beyond David Marshall with the aid of a deflection off Gary Medel. Marshall then pushed out a goalbound Marouane Fellaini header at the back post. Cardiff needed to settle and they slowly but surely found a foothold before hitting back in the 33rd minute. Mutch was the architect with a lovely pass for Campbell to race on to and guide past the advancing David De Gea for his first goal since August. Campbell volleyed over a few minutes later, with Don Cowie prodding wide from an Andrew Taylor pull-back as the home side grew in belief. But they were punished right on half-time for some poor set-piece defending. Rooney swung in the corner and Medel simply allowed Evra to wander away from him and head in at the near post. They almost came undone from another Rooney delivery early in the second half but Marshall made an agile save from Fellaini’s glancing header, before blocking Chris Smalling’s more powerful effort from the resulting corner. Having survived those scares, Cardiff came close to a leveller. Rooney could not control Tom Cleverley’s poor pass and Campbell pounced to chip De Gea, only to see the ball come back off the bar. Cleverley headed narrowly over his own bar before Ryan Giggs came on in place of Hernandez to face his hometown club for the first time, making them his 117th opponents as a United player, but he received a surprisingly mixed reception from the home fans. Substitute Danny Welbeck should have made the game safe for United after a nice link-up with Rooney, but fired over the bar, before Cleverley was booked for a wild and ugly challenge on Whittingham. Welbeck’s miss proved costly as Kim got ahead of his marker to head beyond De Gea and spark delirious Cardiff celebrations. United could yet have snatched a winner, but Rooney’s attempted lay-off for Welbeck was under-hit, and Marshall gratefully pounced on the loose ball. Wayne Rooney, who should have seen red for lashing out at Jordon Mutch during the early exchanges, had put United ahead before Fraizer Campbell, who later struck the bar, equalised. Rooney’s corner allowed Patrice Evra to head home and put United back in front on half-time, but Kim found the net at the start of four extra minutes from Peter Whittingham’s free-kick. Substitute Kim Bo-kyung struck in stoppage time to earn Cardiff a deserved 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw against Manchester United.