Confed Cup: Eunisell Backs Rivers UtdÂ

first_imgEunisell, the official front-of-shirt sponsor of Nigerian side, Rivers United, hascharged the Port-Harcourt club to overcome their Ugandan opponents, Kampala City Council Authority, inTuesday’s CAF Confederation Cup clash, at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port-Harcourt. The Nigerians lost the reverse fixture 1-2 in Kampala and require victory to boost their chances of making it to the knock-out stage. “As front-of-shirt sponsor, Eunisell strongly believes Rivers United can achieve victory, on Tuesday.  The interesting aspect of football is the determination to succeed. You have to fight till the end.“Excellence is our watchword at Eunisell and we believe Rivers United can imbibe same to revive their continental campaign. It is a new beginning and Rivers United can take full control,” Eunisell said in statement made available to the media.Eunisell, a leading global chemical and specialty fluid management company, supplying key products and solutions to a wide base of customers operating in Africa, entered the history books as the first brand to remain front-of-shirt sponsor in the Nigeria Professional Football League for three consecutive seasons. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

LeBron James’ potential game-winner blocked: ‘It bothers me that I didn’t even get a shot’

first_imgThe Lakers’ 124-123 loss to the Knicks snapped New York’s eight-game losing streak and completed the team’s season sweep against Los Angeles.The Lakers moved to 31-39 for a .443 winning percentage, which is almost a career low for James. It makes this squad the worst team James has played on since the Cavaliers went 35-47 (.427) his rookie season. James had his potential game-winning shot blocked in the final seconds by Mario Hezonja and finished 4-for-15 from the field in the fourth quarter with the 11 missed shots the most he has ever missed in a quarter.DEFEND HOME COURT! pic.twitter.com/MvhtDzKEPd— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 17, 2019″It bothers me in the fact we didn’t close the game out and being the competitor that I am, it bothers me that I didn’t make enough plays down the stretch; it bothers me that I didn’t even get a shot up at the hoop,” James said, via ESPN. “Of course that stuff bothers me, but I mean what’s the difference between their record and our record? Two teams out of the postseason.”So there’s no difference. We have a couple more wins than them, but both teams right now are on the outside looking in, so it’s not much of a difference.” LeBron James couldn’t get his shots to fall late in Sunday’s game against the Knicks.It was his worst shooting quarter in his 16 years in the NBA and it was capped off with a great defensive play at the 15-time All-Star’s expense. last_img read more

Brazilian far-right party deny Ronaldinho will be candidate

first_imgPatriota is led by Jair Bolsonaro, a firebrand former army officer dubbed the “Brazilian Donald Trump” who is riding high in opinion polls ahead of next year’s presidential elections.O Globo’s website reported Thursday that former Barcelona and Paris Saint-German star Ronaldinho was to run for a seat in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.The article showed a photograph of Ronaldinho with Bolsonaro, with the footballer holding a copy of a book by the politician.Patriota’s president Adilson Barroso said: “He is not a member of our party, but the door is open and it would be an honour to have him with us.”Ronaldinho, 37, won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Patriota denied reports that former Barcelona and Paris Saint-German star Ronaldinho was to run for a seat in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais © AFP/File / MARVIN RECINOSRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Dec 16 – A far-right Brazilian party on Friday denied reports that World Cup-winning footballer Ronaldinho is to be one of its candidates in elections for the Senate.“There is no agreement between the party and Ronaldinho for him to launch a bid for a Senate seat,” the party, Patriota, said.last_img read more

Alba hopes Lopetegui keeps Real Madrid job

first_imgBarcelona defender Jordi Alba hopes Julen Lopetegui is not sacked by Real Madrid ahead of Sunday’s Clasico clash between the sides.Lopetegui is reportedly on the brink at Madrid following four defeats in their last five matches in all competitions, with the Champions League holders playing Viktoria Plzen next on Tuesday.Alba played under Lopetegui for Spain before the coach was sensationally sacked shortly before the start of the World Cup following the announcement he was to take charge of Madrid after the tournament in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! And the left-back gave his backing to under-fire Lopetegui even though Barcelona will face off against Madrid in the first meeting of the fierce La Liga rivals at the weekend.”All the people made decisions and at that moment Julen wanted to finish the World Cup and sign for Madrid, but then the president of the federation [Luis Rubiales] made the decision that he took,” Alba told reporters.”I have a great relationship with him, I have a great love for him because he has helped me a lot and I wish he could stay in the position.”Although I did not like the team he joined, he deserves to continue because he is a great professional.”Barcelona top La Liga going into the Clasico with Madrid lagging four points behind in seventh place.And even though Barca will be without captain Lionel Messi due to a fractured right arm, Alba expects a thrilling encounter at Camp Nou.”I remember winning 4-0 at the Bernabeu and 3-0 there too,” Alba said.”It seems we have had better results there but it’s going to be a special game.”I hope it will be a festival and Barca win.”Alba is in the last two years of his Barcelona contract but the left-back is unsure on renewal talks.”I’m very relaxed and right now I have no information from the club,” he added.last_img read more

Norway is building the worlds first ship tunnel

first_img Share Norway is building the world’s first ship tunnel Thursday, April 6, 2017 By: Jan M. Olsen Source: The Associated Press Tags: Britain & Europe, Norway << Previous PostNext Post >> COPENHAGEN — Norway plans to build the world’s first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-meter passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula that will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea.Construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel, which would be able to accommodate cruise and freight ships weighing up to 16,000 tons, is expected to open in 2023.It will be 36m wide and 49m tall and is estimated to cost at least 2.7 billion kroner.Credit: The Norwegian Coastal AdministrationCredit: The Norwegian Coastal AdministrationCredit: The Norwegian Coastal AdministrationCredit: The Norwegian Coastal AdministrationNorwegian Transportation Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen had said Wednesday that sea currents and underwater topography in this part of the country’s southwestern coast “result in particularly complex wave conditions.”“We are pleased that the ship tunnel now becomes reality,” Solvik-Olsen said, adding that travel time between Norwegian cities and towns in the area would be reduced. Over the years, plans for a ship tunnel in Stad had been floated but now a project with a financing is ready, he said.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?The tunnel is expected to be located at the narrowest point of the Stadlandet peninsula and the weather has for decades been considered an obstacle for shipping.Project manager Terje Andreassen said engineers will have to blast out an estimated eight million tons of rock to build the tunnel. Construction is expected to start at the earliest in 2019.Under the plan, passenger traffic will be given priority but leisure boats and other vessels can also use the tunnel. It will be free of charge for vessels measuring less than 70 metres, and vessels longer than that would have to be led.Vessels sailing through the tunnel likely will get slot times from a traffic centre – like planes at an airport – to avoid congestion.last_img read more

Another strippeddown fare with Porters new entrylevel Basic

center_img TORONTO — Porter Airlines is the latest airline to introduce a new entry-level fare class to meet increasing demand for price flexibility.Called Basic, the entry-level fare “is designed to provide essential services for passengers with definite travel plans, and delivers the lowest available price on select flights booked at least 21 days prior to departure”, says the airline.With the new fare, itinerary changes or cancellations are not permitted, and no refunds or credits are issued. Online check-in is allowed, while boarding passes must be retrieved at the airport check-in counter.For passengers flying with this fare, one personal item like a small purse or briefcase is permitted onboard. All other bags must be checked for a fee. Other service options like advance seat selection are also available at additional cost.Porter says its Basic fare is now available on select routes, including Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and Windsor. Additional routes are planned over a period of time.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthPorter now has four fare classes: Freedom (all optional services included, refundable, changeable and cancelable); Flexible (some optional services included); Standard, formerly Firm (discounted fares with all optional services available for a fee); and Basic (lowest fare with some optional services available for a fee).All passengers, regardless of fare class, receive complimentary premium services like beer, wine and snacks onboard, as well as lounge access in select airports. VIPorter members in the First, Priority and Passport categories also get the benefits of their loyalty status when booking any fare class.On who the Basic fare is best suited to, Michael Deluce, Porter Airlines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, says: “This product appeals to the most price-conscious traveller. The Basic fare will attract new customers who are looking for the lowest price. Like all Porter fares, it includes our award-winning Flying Refined service.”Porter’s Basic fare comes on the heels of United Airlines’ latest lowest-priced fares announced last month, considered to be the first step towards a Basic Economy product on United’s transatlantic flights.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterLufthansa announced a similar fare in May called Economy ‘Light’ on routes to North America served by Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines.And back in February, both Air Canada and WestJet launched basic fares. Air Canada introduced its Economy Basic fare on select routes and flights within Canada, and then expanded availability to select transborder and transatlantic routes.Air Canada’s Economy Basic was in line with several other airlines that have launched basic no-frills fares within the past couple of years, including British Airways, Air France KLM, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.A week after Air Canada launched Economy Basic, WestJet matched Air Canada’s move with its new Econo (Lowest) fare. Posted by Thursday, July 12, 2018 last_img read more