0Shares0000Liverpool’s goalkeeper Loris Karius has been criticised by fellow German Dietmar Hamann, who won the Champions League final in 2005, for his display in the Kiev defeat against Real Madrid. © AFP / FRANCK FIFEBERLIN, Germany, May 30 – Dietmar Hamann, a former Champions League winner with Liverpool, has criticised the Reds’ goalkeeper Loris Karius for his tearful behaviour after the European final defeat against Real Madrid.“My sympathy with Karius is limited,” Hamann, 44, told magazine Sport Bild. “We don’t have to discuss that he decided the final with his two mistakes.“Something like that can also happen to a professional footballer.“But what I didn’t like was his behaviour afterwards.“To publically show his suffering after the final whistle was just as unnecessary as his tearful asking for forgiveness from the Reds fans.”Karius’ double mistakes in Kiev allowed Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to snatch goals for Real in a 3-1 defeat and the 24-year-old goalkeeper cut a sad figure as he tearfully applauded travelling fans after the final whistle.However, Hamann was unimpressed with his fellow German.Liverpool’s Dietmar Hamann heads the ball during their Premiership football match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, 01 January 2005. AFP photo by Paul BarkerLiverpool’s Dietmar Hamann heads the ball during their Premiership football match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, 01 January 2005. AFP photo by Paul Barker © AFP/File / PAUL BARKER“Liverpool fans forgive their stars just as well as any other, the anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is part of life out at the club,” said Hamann, who won the 2005 final with Liverpool.“With one exception: when your ego doesn’t match your performance.“Karius drives through Liverpool with the personalised number plates ‘LK1’ and makes waves in the city whenever he steps out.“Having airs like that is something Cristiano Ronaldo, alias CR7, can pull off in Madrid, because he has won the Champions League five times.“Someone like Karius has not achieved anything yet in his career and should be happy to have been given the chance by (Liverpool coach Jurgen) Klopp at a world-class club.”Hamann is not the first former Germany international to criticise Karius, who left Mainz for Liverpool in 2016, after Lothar Matthaeus described his performance in Kiev as the “worst goalkeeping display in the last 20 or 30 years”.However, Germany head coach Joachim Loew, currently in northern Italy for a World Cup training camp, sent Karius, who has yet to play an international, a text message of support following Saturday’s final.British Police are investigating after Karius was subjected to death threats and vile abuse on social media by furious Liverpool fans following his costly mistakes in Kiev.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Kings, who had 10 injured players out of the lineup Saturday, are inching toward health. Jeff Cowan (hamstring) and George Parros (ankle) are targeting a return for Monday’s game. Both players will skate before practice today as the team tries to assess their progress. Murray said both players underwent strength tests Tuesday and “looked pretty good.” High honor: The start of the season wasn’t great for Mathieu Garon, who found himself in a goaltending platoon, but December proved to be the best month of Garon’s career. On Tuesday, Garon was named the NHL’s defensive player of the month. In 12 games, Garon went 9-3 with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. Garon split time with Jason LaBarbera over the first month of this season but has started 21 of the Kings’ 26 games since Nov. 9. Overall, Garon has an 18-8 record and a 2.67 goals-against average. Just when Dustin Brown seemed to be getting his proverbial motor going, he popped a tire. Brown, coming off what coach Andy Murray called his best game of the season Saturday against Dallas, had a solid first period Monday against the Stars but his night ended in the final two minutes of the first period, when Brown was leveled by Brendan Morrow and didn’t return. Murray said Tuesday afternoon that Brown underwent an MRI earlier that day, the results of which Murray had not yet received. Brown said after Monday’s game that the initial diagnosis was muscle spasms in the shoulder and upper back area, and it’s unclear whether Brown will play Thursday against Phoenix. The news is better for Sean Avery and his “upper-body injury.” Murray said an MRI revealed no structural damage and that Avery might be able to return against Phoenix, or if not, then for Saturday’s game. Down and out: The Kings were already at the minimum 18 skaters Monday at 5:30 p.m. when a penalty-kill meeting was scheduled and Murray couldn’t find defenseman Nathan Dempsey. “Then somebody told me he was throwing up in the back room,” Murray said. Dempsey missed the game against Dallas with flu-like symptoms, leaving the Kings with just five healthy defenseman. To compensate, Lubomir Visnovsky played more than 28 minutes, Joe Corvo and Mattias Norstrom played 26 and Tim Gleason played 24. Fatigue didn’t see to be a factor, however, as Visnovsky scored twice, including the game-tying goal in the final minute, and Norstrom scored midway through overtime. Flu-like symptoms were the Kings’ toughest opponent in December. First they felled Jeremy Roenick, then Mathieu Garon, Craig Conroy and Dempsey, and Alexander Frolov also played through symptoms. Clean hit?: It seems that there will be no punishment for Morrow’s hit on Brown. After the game, Murray said the Kings’ coaching staff had determined that Brown was elbowed, but as he left the dressing room Monday night, Brown said he wasn’t sure what had happened. “I was kind of going down and he got me (in the shoulder area),” Brown said. “I didn’t really see it.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2 According to The Telegraph, manager Jurgen Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards were pivotal in convincing the 18-year-old to stay.And now, he is set to sign a new, five-year deal at the club.Brewster was originally concerned about his lack of first-team opportunities on Merseyside, but has reportedly been assured he will be allowed to prgress from the youth ranks quickly.Despite being linked with several star names such as Olympique Lyonnais star Nabil Fekir and Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, signing Brewster down to a long-term contract is seen as a huge piece of business. The Liverpool striker is yet to make his Premier League debut for the club Brewster celebrates winning the Under-17 World Cup in India back in October 2 Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has signed a professional contract with Liverpool, according to reports.The England Under-17 striker was reportedly considering a move to the Bundesliga, but is now set to stay with at Anfield. The young striker was the star of the tournament as the Three Lions won the Under-17 World Cup in India back in October.He claimed the Golden Boot as England beat Spain in the final and is now set to make his Premier League debut this season.
5 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal MONEY silverware Aubameyang was at the double possible standings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 5 “I think my performances in training are good. I train very hard and maybe it needs a little bit of time. I keep calm. My chance will come.“I came for the Premier League. I think it is the best league. The Bundesliga is good but the Premier League is better so I will look forward to playing anytime in the Premier League.”Leno revealed Emery has not come to a specific arrangement with his goalkeepers over who will play in which matches, and added that he has a good working relationship with Cech. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS impact 5 Instead Petr Cech has been preferred in the four Premier League games under new Gunners boss Unai Emery – with Leno chomping at the bit to secure a regular berth in the side.Asked if he had been frustrated at being made to wait to make his debut, Leno replied: “Of course, because I came to the club to play every game.“But I think to move to a bigger club, another country, it needs maybe a little bit of time. It is a little bit frustrating but I keep calm and work very hard to improve. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack REVEALED “Of course, (Petr) is a big personality. He had a big career and is still a very good goalkeeper -it is very good to work with him and for my development it is very good to have the competition with him.”Despite being an ever-present in the league under Emery, Cech has come in for criticism as he appears uncomfortable at playing out from the back – something the new head coach is keen to implement.Leno is more at home with the ball at his feet but admits a goalkeeper needs to know when it is possible to do so. RANKED Leno conceded twice on his debut A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double, as well as goals from Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil, had set Arsenal on their way to a comfortable start to their European campaign.But Leno could not toast his debut with a clean sheet as Vorskla rallied and halved the arrears – Volodymyr Chesnakov pulling a goal back before Vyacheslav Sharpar scored with the final kick of the evening.Capped six times by Germany, many expected Leno to come straight in as the number one at Arsenal after joining in a deal reported to be worth upwards of £20million. Leno could be more suited to playing out from the back “The coach always makes the starting XI based on the performance,” he said.“I think it could change, not every week, but he will change a lot. He didn’t say the Premier League is Petr’s competition and the Europa League is mine. I will work hard every day to play more games.“We have fun together. We push each other and I think the competition with us is very good. We both can improve and it’s still going. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Bernd Leno admits it has been a frustrating start to life at Arsenal – but the goalkeeper now intends to build on his debut and push to be first-choice at the Emirates Stadium.The 26-year-old joined the Gunners from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer but had to wait for Thursday night’s 4-2 Europa League win over Vorskla Poltava to make his bow. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Cech has been preferred in goal Leno has had to wait for his chance Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 5 BEST OF 5 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “It is a little bit more risky to play because we don’t want to kick the ball up front,” he added.“We want to play because we have the players to play from the back to have more space in the opposite 18-yard box.“But it needs a little bit of time for the whole team to improve and to get the confidence.”
A planned community watch group to protect businesses in the town of Carndonagh has yet to be established due to a lack of proactivity. A spate of burglaries at shops, restaurants and businesses last summer prompted a public meeting to set up a Business Watch group and protect against thefts and criminal damage attacks. However, Gardai have this week revealed that no such group was formed. Inspector Denis Joyce told the Donegal Joint Policing Committee on Monday that there has been a difficulty getting people to sign up for the committee, despite local business people being canvassed and considering it to be a good idea. Cllr Albert Doherty expressed his disappointment that no further action was taken after the Business Watch meeting in July 2017. Some 60 business owners gathered to discuss crime prevention in the town and make plans for a liaison group to be set up. Speaking at Monday’s meeting, Cllr Doherty said: “The reports in relation to the Carn Business Watch is extremely disappointing and at variance with my experience with the well-attended public meeting and the number of people who gave their email and addresses to Sergeant Wallace. “I would really like to know who was visited, when they were visited and who was visiting them. It’s a poor reflection of Carndonagh if the report reads there wasn’t an interest.”Inspector Joyce said: “Gardai canvassed a number of businesses in town. The interest is there, the desire is there, some people have to stand up now and attend the meetings.” Carndonagh Business Watch not yet established a year after burglary series was last modified: April 30th, 2018 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:business watchCarndonaghcrime
To mark the launch of the 21st edition of Brands & Branding, South Africa’s marketing ‘bible’, on Tuesday 17 November, Brand South Africa will hold a research dialogue to explore the contribution the country’s corporate brands make to shaping the reputation of the South African Nation Brand.Corporate brands are a crucial pillar of the Nation Brand because, as the first point of contact between consumers and the South African nation, they influence perceptions about the country and its national reputation. They also make a very real, collective contribution to growing the economy, creating jobs and developing the people.A significant number of brands come together each year to participate in the Brands & Branding publication. This year’s edition – a tour de force of branding inspiration – takes stock of Branding 4.0 around a series of narrative insights and articles, written by industry thought leaders and academics, detailing the way forward under the banner of Great Brands Helping Make South Africa Great.The Brand South Africa session aims to stimulate conversation on how corporate brands contribute to shaping the reputation of Nation Brand building – a collaboration aimed at sourcing input from all involved. The focus will be on two key pillars: reputation management and South Africa’s competitiveness.The aim of this session is to gather input from participants on where and how potential collaboration can be identified between corporates and Brand South Arica for marketing the Nation Brand.Brands & Branding has delivered value to Brand South Africa by popularising the corporate image of Brand South Africa through its distribution to key corporate entities.Readership is broad and, in addition to ongoing bookstore and direct marketing sales to marketing and advertising professionals and brand owners, participating brands gain added value through its distribution to colleges, business schools, and universities.The publication is designed to facilitate the sharing of insights, methodologies and metrics, and to highlight great brands from South Africa and around the world.Details of the research dialogue are as follows:Date: Tuesday 17 November 2015Time: 10h00 to 11h00Venue: Gordon Institute of Business Science, Classroom 226 Melville Road, Illovo, JohannesburgRSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winning image: Greg du Toit’s extraordinary ‘Essence of Elephants’ won him the coveted title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Photo: Greg du Toit /Wildlife Photographer of the Year Sticky situation: Isak Pretorius’s photo shows a lesser noddy trapped in an orb web spider’s web on Cousine Island in the Seychelles. Photo: Isak Pretorius / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013By Anne Taylor21 October 2013 South African Greg du Toit beat 43 000 other photographers from 96 countries to claim the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his up-close photograph of elephants at a water hole.Taken in the Northern Tuli game reserve in Botswana, Du Toit took the image from a ground-level hide, using a slow shutter speed. The movement in the photograph is created by a baby elephant, which rushed past as Du Toit was taking the photo.The prestigious competition, now in its 49th year, is led by two UK institutions, the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.South Africans won four of the 15 categories in the competition, with Du Toit also winning the Animal Portraits category.“Greg’s image immediately catapults us to African plains. This image stood out for both its technical excellence and the unique moment it captures – it is truly a once in a lifetime shot.” – Jim Brandenburg, chair of the judging panelBrent Stirton won the Photojournalist Award for his project, “God’s Ivory”. Published by National Geographic last year, the project was the result of a three-year-long investigation. The series of images reveal “the complicity of world religion in the worst elephant poaching crisis since the global ivory-trade ban was enacted in 1989”.Stirton’s work has made an difference. He tells the Sunday Times that since the story was published, “the Catholic Church has issued statements against elephant poaching. “People have been excommunicated from the church in the Philippines. Hillary Clinton used the article to enact US state legislation to address poaching.”Other winning images by South Africans include:Isak Pretorius – Sticky Situation [Birds: Behaviour]: a noddy bird caught in a red-legged golden orb web spider’s web.Hannes Lochner – Curiosity and the Cat [Animal Portraits]: a curious Kalahari lion cub, taken by a camera in a termite mound hide.Andrew Schoeman – Shot in the Dark [Nature in Black and White]: nocturnal portrait of a lion in the Timbavati nature reserve.Wim van Heerden – Surfing Delight [Animals in their Environment]: pod of bottlenose dolphins at Port St Johns.Lou Coetzer – The Golden Hour [Mammals: Behaviour]: lion cubs play-fighting at a waterhole in Etosha.Thomas Peschak – Death Rays [World in our Hands]: exposing a new trend in Chinese medicinal trade – gill rackers (the feathery mechanisms that aid the filtration of planktonic food in rays).The photographs are currently on show at the National History Museum in London until the end of November, after which the exhibition will tour internationally. South Africa is, sadly, not on the intinerary.Read more on SouthAfrica.info: Top award for SA wildlife photographerRead more about the competitionView the 2013 winners’ galleryRead more about Greg du Toit’s work: www.gregdutoit.comSee more of Brent Stirton’s work: www.brentstirton.com
CD AndersonOlympians South African Zola Budd and American Mary Decker recentlyreunited for a new documentary that revisits their contentious on-track meetingduring the 3 000m final at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The hotlycontested and much-hyped race provided one of the more controversial moments inmodern Olympic history.The documentary, The Fall, by the UK’s Sky Atlantic channel, looks at the build-up to the race, the race itself and the after-effects of the incident in which Decker collided with Budd and gained both runners unprecedented global infamy.The build-upAn extraordinary media-frenzy surrounded the two athletes and their uniquecircumstances in the run-up to the race.Budd was a reticent 18-year-old Bloemfontein-born middle-distance runningphenomenon. Unlike other athletes, she trained and raced barefoot. South Africawas excluded from international sports and competing in the Olympics because ofits apartheid government, but Budd circumvented this by gaining British citizenship,on the grounds that her grandfather was British.At the age of 17, in 1984, she broke the women’s 5 000m world recordwith a time of 15:01.83. But the race was in South Africa and the InternationalAmateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) refused to ratify her time as an official worldrecord. The following year – after the ill-fated Olympics – representing Britain, sheclaimed the world record officially with a time of 14:48.07.Decker was seven years older than Budd, an all-American sporting celebrity formost of her life and a multiple world record holder. But she had missed out on threeprevious Olympics before the Los Angeles Games.In the documentary, Decker recalls the 1984 Games as her crowning moment as a competitor. “I (was) finally here, and had something to prove.”Budd, on the other hand, was just trying fight off her own insecurities, broughton in part by the negative media coverage surrounding her at the time.As a white South African eager to compete internationally, she had alreadyexperienced ridicule and criticism during her burgeoning career, amplified by theattempts of her family and a British newspaper (with exclusive rights to her story)to fast-track her British citizenship that would allow her to compete at the Games.As an outsider, she found little love from the British public, and even less from herhome country.Criticised by the apartheid government and the various mouthpieces of thethen-banned and exiled liberation movements, Budd was a world-class athleteseemingly without a country to rally behind her.Self-described as just a simple girl from the Free State, Budd now confessesthe moment might have been too big for her. “I felt like ‘What am I doing here? I(wasn’t) supposed to be here.”All she really wanted to do was run, if only to prove to herself that she couldcompete with the best in the world no matter what flag she wore on her shirt.In front of a vocal, partisan crowd at the Los Angeles Olympic Coliseum, and aworldwide audience of millions, Budd and Decker lined up to start the race, eachnot knowing much about the other, apart from what had been said in the mediacoverage leading up to the race. More importantly, both runners knew that the otherstood in their way to Olympic glory.The raceWhile Decker and Budd received most of the media attention before the race,both runners were not outright favourites to win the 3 000m. RomanianMaricica Puică and the UK’s Wendy Smith-Sly were responsible for the distance’sbest times in the year leading up to the race.Decker, however, began the race in the lead, setting a rapid, urgent pace forthe rest of the field. By the midway point, Budd had gained the lead and led a packof Decker, Puică and Smith-Sly away from the rest of the also-rans.It was a situation unfamiliar to Budd and Decker, both of whose prodigiousrunning talents had resulted in their regularly leading races alone, well ahead of therest of the field.Shortly after the halfway point in the race, the first collision occurred, withDecker making contact with Budd’s legs. Less than five strides later, there was asecond collision, and Budd brushed her striding (bare) foot against Decker’s frontupper thigh. Budd lost her balance for a moment, realigning herself directly in frontof Decker, whose running spikes “inadvertently” grazed Budd’s ankle, drawingblood.Decker lost her balance and fell off the track on to the infield, but not beforegrasping and ripping off Budd’s race number. Decker was out of the race and Buddcontinued. Despite holding on to the lead, the tussle severely altered Budd’s paceand mind-set, causing her to quickly fall back to seventh place by the end of therace.Mary Decker after her fall during the final of the 3 000m race in the 1984Olympic Games. (Photo: Bettman Archive) pic.twitter.com/SMLOENDPSz—CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016Years later, writing about the race in her autobiography, Budd admitted that shepurposely slowed down to placate an increasingly hostile crowd seeing their nationalheroine, Decker, out of the race and on the ground in tears. Puică won gold, withSmith-Sly finishing second.But all eyes were on Budd and Decker at the end of the race. Budd shylywalked off the track and a distraught Decker was carried off by her trainer. Budd,also in her autobiography, confirmed that she did attempt to speak to Deckerimmediately off the track and away from the cameras, but was countered byDecker with the now infamous retort: “Don’t bother.”In the direct aftermath of the race, an IAAF/Olympic investigation into theincident found that neither Budd nor Decker had shown undue malice or culpabilityin causing the collision. It was decided outright that the cause of the clash was bothathletes’ relative discomfort and inexperience in pack-running. Years later, Budd andDecker agree, although for Budd, the overwhelming public and media interest in therun-up to the race may have added an extra psychological barrier to how sheapproached the race.Mary Decker falls to the track as Zola Budd leads the final of thewomen’s 3,000m race in the 1984 Olympic Games. pic.twitter.com/GgyaM0vQOZ—CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016The aftermath and reunionSeeing each other again, 32 years after the race, during interviews for thedocumentary, Budd and Decker discovered that they had more in common than theyrealised. Both had never watched a replay of the controversial race, preferring toremember it as they had experienced it.Zola Budd and Mary Decker at LA Coliseum 32 years after their race atthe 1984 Olympic Games (Photo: Hillside Prod.) pic.twitter.com/RH31av2RPL— CDAnderson (@bizarrojerri) August 15,2016They also agreed that the hype and circumstances created by the media at thetime put too much emotional stress on the occasion and the runners. Budd, inparticular, felt the undue pressure on her to run and balance the overwhelmingpolitical game surrounding her would have made her think twice about running therace if she had to choose today.Decker felt that the media painting her as temperamental and overly emotionalafter the race – to the point of nicknaming her “America’s cry baby” – was disingenuous. “I can’t say that my reactions were that horrible,” she said. “People need to put themselves in my place and in Zola’s place and think what (they) would have done.”Los Angeles may have been what the two runners were most famous for, but itwas by no means their lasting legacy.Both continued to compete after 1984, even meeting on the track one final timein 1985 during an IAAF competition in England – Decker won the race and Buddfinished fourth.Budd went on to win the world cross country title twice and set world recordsfor the 2 000m and 5 000m. She also holds the standing British andSouth African records for the competition mile.She also competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, this time representingSouth Africa, before retiring from competition in 1994. Budd also ran the Comradesfor the first time in 2012, finishing 37th. She continues to train and nurtureupcoming talent in the US and South xAfrica.Decker went on to set more than 15 world records, as well as Americanrecords for the 800m, 10 000m, 3 000m and 1 500m. She never won that sought-after Olympic medal, despite competing in the 1988 Seoul Games. Following surgery to stave off the effects of arthritis, Decker retired to rural, family life in Oregon.The Zola Budd taxiThe‘Zola Budd’ Hi-Ace minibus taxi, named after the famous South Africanathlete. (Photo: Toyota) pic.twitter.com/El1HVgBDUi— CDAnderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016As for a more lasting cultural legacy, just ask any seasoned minibus taxi driverin South Africa, who will tell you that the ubiquitous “Zola Budd” Toyota Hi-Ace taxiis often the fastest and most reliable, while a “Mary Decker” taxi is a broken down one.This popular taxi slang even inspired a song by the late Brenda Fassie.Source: Telegraph UK/Wikipedia CD AndersonWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
India outplayed Pakistan 3-1 to enter the final of the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament in Dhaka on Thursday.Forward Shivam Anand (7th minute), striker Dilpreet Singh (32nd) and captain Nilam Sanjeep Xess (46th) scored for India to make it 3-0 before Amjad Ali Khan pulled one back for Pakistan in the 63rd minute.Indian midfielder Kunwardilraj Singh got the Man-of-the-Match award.