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Vertonghen: We must cut out errors

first_img Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor are to be assessed before Tottenham’s return to league action after t he pair were rested for midweek due to slight hamstring complaints. Kyle Walker continues to miss out following abdominal surgery, while Nabil Bentaleb is absent due to an ankle complaint. Meanwhile, Stoke have Peter Crouch, Phil Bardsley and Marc Muniesa back available, while Marko Arnautovic remains in line to feature despite breaking his hand. Ex-Spurs man Crouch and Bardsley sat out the 2-2 home draw with West Ham last Saturday due to suspensions, while Muniesa was nursing an ankle problem. Although Arnautovic is not expected to be kept out by the injury he suffered in training earlier this week, the same cannot be said of Dionatan Teixeira, who broke his foot on the same day and has joined Robert Huth (calf), Glenn Whelan (broken leg) and and Peter Odemwingie (knee) on the sidelines. Stoke boss Mark Hughes feels his side are heading into the game in improving form despite their relatively barren run of results over the past few weeks. The Potters have not won any of their last three matches in all competitions and only one of their last five, a sequence that has featured three defeats. Their chances of claiming three points at White Hart Lane do not appear promising, given Spurs’ previous five fixtures have yielded four victories. But Hughes believes there have been encouraging signs of late from his men and is looking to the contest in optimistic mood. “It is not an easy fixture – you look at any game against Spurs on the road and, given the quality they have, it is not easy,” Hughes said. “But I sense we are running into a little bit of form. We were disappointed twice against Southampton (in back-to-back defeats in league and cup), but showed a lot better form in the second half of the cup fixture, and then took that into the West Ham game (a 2-2 league draw last Saturday). “We were by far and away the better side on that occasion and didn’t get the maximum points that our performance deserved. “I sense the form is returning and that is encouraging for us.” Those struggles will buoy the Potters ahead of Sunday’s trip to north London, as will the hosts’ unconvincing performances of late. Pochettino’s men were fortunate to scrape through 2-1 winners at Asteras Tripolis on Thursday – producing an inept second-half display which Vertonghen knows would cost them dear if repeated on Sunday. “It was strange because we didn’t win second balls,” the Belgium defender said. “That team can play and the most important thing was they felt they could do something against an English team. “I have been in that position with Ajax playing bigger teams and if you can get some hope you start playing differently and that’s what we gave them ourselves. “It is a long way [off building a winning mentality like Ajax]. It is not [a case of] pick the line-up and you win every game since then. You can have ups and downs. “Of course, we won, but it was not that positive, so we have to analyse this game and see where it went wrong. Then we have to continue and avoid making those mistakes in the next game. “That’s what we have to do against Stoke, because if we make these mistakes against Stoke probably we will lose this game.” Jan Vertonghen knows Tottenham need to vastly improve for the visit of Stoke if they are to avoid another post-Europa League slip-up. Mauricio Pochettino’s side, like so many Spurs outfits before them, have struggled to balance domestic and continental exertions. Already this season Liverpool, West Brom and Newcastle have won at White Hart Lane in games following European ties – the joint-highest number of home defeats in the Barclays Premier League. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse softball releases 2019 schedule, featuring 24 ACC games

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 12, 2018 at 6:27 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Syracuse announced its full 2019 schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Orange will play 53 games, 29 nonconference and 24 Atlantic Coast Conference games. The Orange open their season with a weekend tournament in Phoenix, Arizona, from Feb. 8-10. SU will play five games in three days, including matchups with San Diego State and Oklahoma on Friday to open the season.The Orange will then be participating in the ACC/Big Ten Softball Challenge. SU will battle both Penn State and Indiana two times each in Durham, North Carolina from Feb. 15-17. Syracuse will also participate in the Bubly Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, with Illinois State, Florida and Florida A&M to conclude the month of February. Then, SU is off to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for SU’s fourth of five nonconference tournaments. In Stillwater, the Orange will face off against Seattle, Oklahoma State, Illinois and Tulsa.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse concludes its nonconference tournaments with the Colorado State Classic, a four-team tournament that includes Wagner, Dayton and Colorado State.The Orange begin ACC play with a three-game road trip to Louisville, followed by a three game road trip to Boston College. Syracuse will host its first game at Skytop Softball Stadium on March 29 against Notre Dame.Syracuse will play just 11 games at Skytop Stadium this season. The Orange conclude their regular season with three home games against Florida State.last_img read more

BHM Feature: African American Presidential Candidates: 2001-2019

first_imgCarol Moseley Braun John Parker was the candidate in 2004 for the Workers World Party, a U.S. communist political party. Parker received 1,330 votes. The ticket was endorsed by the Liberty Union Party of Vermont. Parker has been a union organizer and a public school teacher, and is a coordinator of the International Action Center.Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun is an American diplomat, politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first female African American Senator, the first African American Senator for the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first female Senator from Illinois.She served from 1999 until 2001 as US Ambassador to New Zealand. In 2004, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party in the presidential elections, but subsequently withdrew her candidacy before the Iowa caucuses. She entered the race for mayor of Chicago in 2011, but lost her bid in the election won by Rahm Emanuel.Rev. Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House advisor for President Barack Obama. In 2004, he was a presidential candidate, and in the primary elections leading up to the Democratic Party nomination won by Senator John Kerry, he won five primaries.Cynthia Ann McKinney is an American politician and activist currently teaching at North South University, Bangladesh. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. She was the first black woman elected to represent Georgia in the House. She left the Democratic Party and in 2008, ran as the presidential candidate for the Green Party of the United States. In the historical presidential elections won by African American Barack Obama, she won 150,061 votes.Barack Obama made history in November 2008 when he broke the glass ceiling to become the first African American to be elected as US President, with his ticket receiving 69,498,215. He defeated Republican ticket, Senator John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. In his re-election bid in 2012, he was challenged by the Republican ticket of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate Congressman Paul Ryan. The Obama- Biden ticket was again victorious with 65,915,796 votes.Stewart Alexis Alexander is an American democratic socialist politician, presidential nominee for the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA) in the 2012 election, and former SPUSA nominee for Vice President in the 2008 election. He and his running mate Alejandro Mendoza received 4,405 votes in the 2008 presidential elections.Andre Nigel Barnett is an American politician and entrepreneur. He was a candidate for President in 2012 as the nominee of the Reform Party. He is the founder of the information technology company WiseDome Inc. His ticket received only 956 votes in the elections.Peta Lindsay is an American anti-war activist. She was a presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the 2012 election. Prior to her presidential bid she attended Howard University, and in 2003 was a lead organizer of the January 2003 protest against the Iraq War. She was recognized by The Washington Post in March 2003 for her anti-war activism in a piece entitled “Student Leader Sees Through Bush Propaganda”. She was nominated as the candidate for the party despite being ineligible to become president due to her age; she would need to be at least 35 in order to take office. Lindsay was on the ballot in 13 states, and received 7,791 votes.Herman Cain is an American politician and author, business executive, radio host, and syndicated columnist. A Tea Party activist from Georgia, he was a candidate, along with eventual nominee Mitt Romney, for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.  In May 2011, Cain announced his presidential candidacy, and some Republicans considered him the party’s answer to Barack Obama when his proposed 9–9–9 tax plan and debating performances had made him a serious contender for the Republican nomination. However, as he began winning primaries his campaign faced allegation of sexual misconduct which Cain denied although he would later announce the suspension of his campaign. Benjamin (Ben) Solomon Carson Sr. is an American politician, author and former neurosurgeon. Having made a failed bid to be nominated as the 2016 presidential candidate for the Republican Party, he was appointed by Donald Trump, eventual winner of the 2016 elections as the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in January 2017. Entering the Republican primaries in 2015 he withdrew from the race in March 2016 after gaining nine delegates in the primaries. Born in Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School, Carson was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. As a pioneer in neurosurgery, Carson’s achievements include performing the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head; performing the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins; developing new methods to treat brain-stem tumors; and reviving hemispherectomy techniques for controlling seizures.  He became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at age 33. In 2008, he was bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Willie L. Wilson is an American businessman and politician from Chicago, Illinois who has run unsuccessfully for both Mayor of Chicago, and also for President representing the Democratic Party in 2016. Candidates in the 2020 ElectionsAnother keenly contested campaign between candidates representing the Republican Party and the Democratic Party will be held in November 2020. While at the time of writing, it is expected that President Trump will again be the candidate for the Republican Party. Black candidates for the Democratic Party include black Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Corey Booker. Several early polls have Senator Harris, a former California attorney general whose father is Jamaican, as a favorite among the current slate of Democratic candidates. She has been drawing large crowds at her campaign stops, and is much sought after for media interviews and appearances.last_img read more

‘We deserved to thrash Ghana more’ – Nigeria U20 coach Manu Garba

first_imgNigeria U20 team coach Manu Garba believes his team deserved to beat their Ghanaian counterparts in an international friendly played on Thursday. The match, held at the Tema Stadium, saw Ghana’s U20 side lose 2-0.  Musa Mohammed converted from the spot on 70 minutes after Black Satellites defender Yakubu Mohammed handled the ball inside the box. A second goal by Ifeanyi Matthew in added on time finished the Ghanaians. “I think we deserved to win the game. We had some good chances to win it with an even bigger margin,” Garba told Adom Sports. The Flying Eagles, who are on a training tour in Ghana and drew the first leg 2-2, thrilled fans at the Tema Stadium with their more organised display. “We were put under pressure at times by Ghana but I think we managed that quite well. But all in all, I think we played some good football and we deserved to win the game.” “The match against the Black Satellites offers us a good platform on which to test ourselves.”The game was organised for both teams who are slated to feature in this year’s African Youth Championship in Senegal. Nigeria are housed in Group A for the tournament and will play Congo, Cote d’Ivoire and hosts Senegal from 8-22 March, 2015. Ghana will play South Africa, Zambia and Mali in Group B for the tournament. Ghana’s starting XI: Mutawakilu Siedu-Kingsley Fobii, Patrick Asmah, Yakubu Mohammed, Stephen Anokye Badu, Paul Quaye, Richard Donkor, Yaw Yeboah, Isaac Quansah, Issah Abbas, Samuel Afful. Nigeria’s starting XI: Olorunleke Ojo -Musa Mohammed, Samuel Okon, Izu Omego, Abdul Ganiyu, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Akinjide Idowu, Obinna Nwobodo, Musa Yahaya, Taiwo Awoniyi, Usman Hassan.last_img read more