Sterling should commit his future to Liverpool, says mentor

first_imgRaheem Sterling’s former coach says he has no doubt the teenager will commit his future to Liverpool.There has been speculation about Sterling’s future as his representatives have been discussing a new deal for him at Anfield, with Chelsea and Arsenal said to be showing an interest.But Steve Gallen, who took Sterling to QPR and battled in vain to keep him there before the player’s move to Merseyside in 2010, does not believe he would be tempted back to London.“I’m sure he’ll stay there and I hope so – he should do,” said Gallen.“I read about him supposedly wanting all this money but I know Raheem just wants to play football and he’s at a great club.“If Raheem wasn’t a pro footballer he’d be back at St Raphael’s estate in Neasden kicking a ball around – he just loves to play.“You read all this stuff about him but I know what a great kid he is. He’s an absolute diamond and we always knew he’d go on and be a star.“We knew it from when I first brought him to QPR at the age of 14. Paulo Sousa was the manager and invited him to train with the first team.“At the end of the session the players stood there and applauded the lad. They could see even then what a player he was going to be.”See also:Sterling assured over Liverpool role 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mobile police stations against crime

first_img20 July 2011 The fight against crime has taken an innovative turn, with the deployment of more mobile police stations in various central business districts around South Africa. Clothing and textiles retailer Edcon has provided the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Community Policing Forum with 10 trailers worth R800 000 in total. With the new additions, the total number of police trailers has increased to 19 – this allows the project to go national. The objective of the project was to boost awareness of crime and help improve police presence, visibility and service delivery in crime hotspots. According to Edcon’s group stakeholder relations manager, Laverne Leibrandt, the trailers will serve the communities within the Edcon trading areas and keep them safe. The stations, which look like hot dog stands, come equipped to police specifications and will be deployed in Soweto, the East and West Rand in Gauteng, Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape as well as central Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Pretoria, Polokwane and Nelspruit.Trailers deterring criminals The idea of the mobile station was conceived by Independent Newspaper’s The Star publication when they launched the Movement against Crime initiative in September 2010. At the time the Editor’s Fund provided R1-million. South Africa’s Venter Trailer company received the commission to build the mobile police stations, which were destined for Johannesburg’s central police station and were unveiled at a ceremony in 2010. Vendors and businesses in the city have reacted positively to their presence, and many have stated that they feel more confident and secure as they go about their daily trade. The idea has since caught on with other organisations that are looking to combat crime. Independent Newspapers’ project manager Taryn MacKay described Johannesburg’s inner city, where The Star’s offices are situated, as a hotbed of criminal activity. The newspaper saw the need to curb crime in the area and therefore established the initiative. “Johannesburg catches more attention when it comes to crime so we approached various organisations in the inner city to sponsor the trailers,” said MacKay. When Edcon noticed a significant reduction in shoplifting from their stores because of the presence of the trailers, they opted to sponsor 10 more.A mini police station Each trailer is manned by two police officers and is well equipped to serve the community it is deployed into. “It has the resources to make arrests, take statements and act as an information centre,” said Leibrandt. There are interfaces on both sides of the trailer, as well as a handcuff handle to which apprehended suspects will be bound before they are picked up and taken to the closest police station. Jackie Mathebula, Edcon’s transformation and corporate affairs executive, said the trailers will provide a channel of communication between shops, offices, security companies and the police. She added that this will strengthen the relationship between communities and the police.Communities and police working together MacKay said the public has taken to the mobile trailers, and that although feedback in Johannesburg has been positive, it is too early to gauge the effectiveness of the Edcon-sponsored trailers in other cities. When law enforcement officials consulted citizens they found that people wanted police to be easily accessible and visible, to swiftly respond to reported incidents, to ensure that crimes will be investigated and criminals be charged, and to root out corrupt police officers. Gauteng province’s police commissioner, Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros, added that communities have pledged to work with the police to tackle these issues. He acknowledged what The Star’s deputy editor Jovial Rantao said of the initiative, that the fight against crime is a way of defending the democracy that many people had fought and died for. The government has also played a part in the acquisition of the trailers. The City of Johannesburg sponsored a trailer in last year’s roll-out. According to MacKay, The Star has worked “hand in glove” with the Gauteng provincial government as well. Andy Mashaile, the Gauteng provincial chairman of the Community Police Board, believes it is his department’s responsibility to protect the 11-million people living in the province. He added that every resource was needed for the police to do their job efficiently. First published by – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Perkins tows Cignal HD to Game 1 blowout in D-League Finals

first_imgRich Guinitaran also had 10 markers in the losing effort.The Scores:CIGNAL HD 78 – Villarias 17, Perkins 16, Bringas 13, Sumalinog 11, Batino 8, Uyloan 6, Sara 4, Raymundo 3, Apinan 0, Arboleda 0, Arong 0, Belencion 0, Cahilig 0.CEU 56 – Ebondo 27, Guinitaran 10, Aquino 6, Manlangit 4, Jeruta 3, Arim 2, Saber 2, Uri 2, Casiño 0, Cruz 0, Fuentes 0, Intic 0, Wamar 0.Quarters: 24-11, 39-25, 59-43, 78-56. LATEST STORIES The blowout put the Hawkeyes a win away from completing a back-to-back title romp after winning the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup last conference, a feat which only NLEX and Phoenix have been able to accomplish.Game 2 is on Thursday at 5 p.m., still at Ynares Sports Arena.But Fernandez is keeping his players’ feet on the ground as he expects a tough fightback in the possible clincher.“Again, it’s not yet over until it’s over. We know CEU is capable of coming back and I’m sure that they’ll find a way. So the challenge for us is to be ready for them on Thursday,” he said.Congolese big man Rod Ebondo paced CEU with 27 points, 17 rebounds, and two blocks, but failed to get much support from his locals.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next PH snags 2 silvers, 2 bronzes in karatedo LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Perkins was smoking hot from the get-go, unfurling eight of his 16 points in the first quarter to go with 11 rebounds.“Jason knows that he’s a very important part of this team. It shows that he’s always been stepping up for us,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “The challenge of stepping up is there, and I commend all my players, especially Jason.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutByron Villarias also shot 6-of-8 from the field to top his crew with 17 markers, on top of seven boards,  while Mark Bringas registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.Everything went Cignal’s way that even when the Scorpions cut the deficit to 12, 37-25, late in the second quarter, it was able to stifle the rally and cruise to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship duel. View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJason Perkins took matters tino his own hands as he led Cignal HD to a dominant 78-56 Game 1 victory over Centro Escolar University in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The former La Salle forward set the tone for the Hawkeyes as they came hot off the gates and established a commanding 24-6 lead.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Mate vs mate: 2014 Origin Series to be telecast on Fox Sports

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce that it has secured the services of Power Productions to professionally film and produce for broadcast/webcast, the 2014 State of Origin Series including an upgraded live streaming platform and elements on ‘TFATV’ (TFA’s YouTube channel).To view the live stream of the Open’s Origin games, please click here – The Mixed, Women’s and Men’s State of Origin games will be packaged for a special Origin show set to broadcast on Fox Sports, just two weeks following the event. All nine games of the Series will also be live streamed featuring commentary and various interviews and other new innovations to the online package. The initial scheduling of the 90-minute TV program will be Wednesday, 8 October at 10.30am on Fox Sports 1. Be sure to lock it in to your TV viewing schedule and share this among your colleagues and friends!TFA CEO, Colm Maguire said: “Our partnership with Power Productions is a great demonstration of our ongoing commitment to broadcasting the sport on television and online and as a pivotal feature of the organisation’s forward strategy to increase significantly the profile of the game.“We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with RJ Media previously. However, this new arrangement with Power Productions affords TFA the opportunity to expand the profile through an upgraded live streaming platform.”Power Productions has a wealth of experience and achievements in the industry televising sport and events, partnering in recent times with the NRL on the New South Wales Cup Rugby League competition and the broadcast of the GIO Cup Schoolboy’s competition, along with a wide range of other sports.Power Productions’ Managing Director, David Tapp says that he and his team is very excited at the prospect and very much looking forward to the opportunity.  “I am truly excited to partner with Touch Football Australia and to bring to life on television this key event and importantly the key people and stories that reflect this great sport,” he said.“We bring I guess a bit of a different perspective to live sport coverage and pride ourselves on an innovative and professional approach.” “We all can’t wait to get to Caloundra and hit the ground running so to speak…and there’s nothing’s quite like an Origin contest to appeal to television audiences!”Stay tuned to for the links to the live streaming of games throughout the 2014 State of Origin Series commencing from 19-20 September, 2014.Related LinksSOO TV Productionlast_img read more

a month agoPellegrini delighted as ten-man West Ham draw with Aston Villa

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pellegrini delighted as ten-man West Ham draw with Aston Villaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManuel Pellegrini was pleased with West Ham United’s display with 10-men in Monday’s goalless draw with Aston Villa. The Hammers were left a man down when Arhtur Masuaku was shown his second yellow card with 23 minutes remaining.West Ham continued to push for a winner despite the numerical disadvantage, which impressed their manager.”I think that we gave a good performance, first because we came here and from the first minute of the game until the last minute we tried to win,” he said.”After that, with ten men, we continued trying to have the ball, and trying to have the opportunity to win the game. We didn’t just defend so I’m very happy with a lot of things tonight.”I don’t know if we played better with ten men, but the important thing was that it didn’t seem we had ten players. “We worked very well in defending, we had the personality to come here and try to win from the first minute.”We couldn’t do that, but with ten men it’s a good result.” last_img read more

UConn Won By 61 But Their Chances Of A FivePeat Dropped

With a halftime score of 61-13, this box score looked like a rendering error. Texas Southern isn’t top competition, but performances that dominating are rare against anyone. The 89-point margin was the largest in NCAA history.Moreover, though it was an extreme outcome, the game reflected Baylor’s strengths perfectly. The Lady Bears had the best per-possession defense in the NCAA this year. The Lady Tigers shot 13.8 percent from the field, including 4 of 38 (10.5 percent) from 2-point range. Baylor had the highest offensive and defensive rebounding percentages in the NCAA this season and out-rebounded Texas Southern 60-19 (gathering 18 of 29 possible rebounds on offense and 42 of 50 on defense). Finally, in addition to punishing defense and board-crashing, Baylor has shot 40.6 percent from 3-point range this season — also tops in the nation1At least among the top 50 scoring offenses. — and went 9 of 18 from 3-point range on Saturday night.From our model’s perspective, Baylor’s chances increased from 23 percent to 32 percent, moving it past “the field” (everyone but UConn and Baylor) whose chances dropped to 19 percent (from 25 percent before the tournament began). The model currently gives around a 73 percent chance of Baylor and UConn facing each other in the Final Four. UConn won their only matchup this season, 72-61 last November. You don’t normally expect the best team in college basketball to win its opening round game by 61 points, only to see its chances of winning the women’s NCAA tournament drop. But that’s what happened to the Connecticut Huskies. Despite beating the Albany Great Danes 116 to 55 — for UConn’s 108th win in a row — our model showed the Huskies’ chances dropping from 52 percent pre-tournament to 49 percent after round 1.How is this possible? In a word: Baylor.Before the tournament, we identified Baylor as perhaps the biggest threat in years to UConn’s dominance. Then Baylor went ahead and utterly crushed Texas Southern. I mean, wow: read more

Softball Ohio State blanks Rutgers in fiveinning 80 shutout win

Lilli Piper (22) celebrates after coming into home safely in a game against Indiana on March 24 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternThe Ohio State softball team (23-11, 7-2 Big Ten) earned a victory in the final game of the three-game series against Rutgers, shutting out the Scarlet Knights 8-0 in the five-inning win with the help of three home runs, including a grand slam..Ohio State freshman third baseman Ashley Prange began the offense in the third inning, hitting her first career grand slam down the left field line to give the Buckeyes the 4-0 lead. “We had a great warmup, and we all have a great time hitting,” Prange said.  “I think we are all prepared.”Sophomore catcher Claire Nicholson extended Ohio State’s lead to 6-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning with a two-run homer over the left field wall. In the bottom of the fifth inning, freshman Kaitlyn Coffman sealed the victory with another two-run home run to the left. “We had a rough game yesterday,” Coffman said. “I think we just want to really make a statement. This is our home field. We should [have] beat them yesterday.”Senior pitcher Morgan Ray added seven strikeouts in the complete game, earning her ninth win of the year. Overall, she has recorded 101 strikeouts in 108.1 innings of work this season and is the only player on the Ohio State roster with more than 32 strikeouts. Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said Ray responded to yesterday’s loss in the way one of the team’s top pitcher should respond. “Just come out and put it on the line and just do what she needs to do,” Schoenly said. “I think having a determination to be better for her today was key. She is such a great player. I am glad she responded like that.”Ohio State will head to State College, Pennsylvania, to start a two-game series against Penn State, both of which take place on Tuesday. The first game will start at 5 p.m., and game two will start at 7 p.m. as the second part of the double header. read more