Lewandowski : No coach ever told me I could become a top player

first_imgAdvertisement 1htNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbpq97Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E30qi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6ydxuWould you ever consider trying this?😱7dv9sCan your students do this? 🌚o9seRoller skating! Powered by Firework Robert Lewandowski may be a household name now and is currently one of world football’s most feared marksman but it wasn’t always merry sailing for the Polish striker. Lewandowski spoke to BBC Radio 5 and opened up about his childhood ambitions and his early days.Advertisement “Growing up my dream was to play in the big stadiums with 80,000 fans but when I was young in Poland, we did not have any top players. I knew I could not just think about my country – I had to think bigger.Advertisement “When I was six, I remember Roberto Baggio at the 1994 World Cup. When I was between 10 and 14, Alessandro del Piero was the best player for me. Then my idol was Thierry Henry. He was amazing – it was not just how he scored the goals but what he did for the team.“I wanted to be the same player like that, but to be Robert Lewandowski. I could take some aspects from one or two of the players and be like my idol. I remember when I met Henry, I was like ‘wow, I met my childhood idol’. Now he wants my jersey and I think, ‘amazing’.Advertisement “I believe that dreams come true.”Lewandowski then went to elaborate on his Warsaw days which was one of his challenging parts of his career.“Being released by Legia Warsaw was one of the worst situations in my life. I was injured for three months and I was coming back to training, not 100% fit, and needed time. I did not know what was going to happen after that season and if my contract was going to be renewed.“I never met a coach who told me, ‘look, you will be a top player’. I scored a lot of goals but I did not have from a coach who said, ‘if you do this and this better, you will play at at high level’.”Look where Robert is now – the man has scored 400 goals for club and country and reached double figures in 12 of the 13 seasons he has played. Advertisementlast_img read more

New Goon show

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Silence on strays crackdown

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Roundball is back for the fall campaign on grass

first_imgNow that summer for most has ended, roundball is back.Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the second half of the 2014 season this week at Lakeside Pitch.Most younger division players take to the pitch Saturday while the City Soccer Adult League started earlier this week. The fall season is a brief one, with league playoffs in all leagues set for the beginning of October.last_img

NUIG Mystics – Champions of Ireland

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***Hula Hoops Senior Women’s National Cup Final, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin 31/1/2016Oblate Dynamos vs NUIG MysticThe NUIG Mystic teamMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne NUIG Mystics – Champions of IrelandTeam& Scorers:Back row L to R. Michelle Fahy(13), Rebecca Hansberry, Hannah Coen(4), Marritta Gillcrease(10), Leah Cunningham(2), Suzanne McDonagh, Lauren Murray(2), Siobhan Kilkenny(14).Front Row. L to R. Ailish O Reilly(15), Emer Smyth, Sarah Grealish, Deirdre O Shea(11), Aoibhin O Neill, Catherine Connaire. Coach Mike Murray. Asst.Coach Terry Kennedy. NUIG Mystics Claimed their first ever National Cup in the National Basketball Arena in Dublin on Sunday against Oblate Dynamos on a scoreline of 71-44. Mystics Started strong with Michelle Fahy, Marritta Gillcrease, Lauren Murray,Ailish O Reilly and Siobhan Kilkenny, and after inflicting a heavy defeat to Dynamos in the league the previous weekend they certainly were not going to consider any form of an upset. NUIG Mystics ran out to a 15-0 lead early in the first quarter with their strong defensive work causing numerous turnovers from Oblate and converted them to scores at the other end.The 1st quarter ended on a scoreline of 25-7 in Mystics favour with Kilkenny Fahy and Gillcrease dominating the scoring.  The second quarter saw more of the same with Deirdre O Shea and Catherine Connaire introduced for NUIG Mystics up front and Hannah Coen and Leah Cunningham maintaining NUIG Mystics dominance on the boards.The second quarter ended with NUIG Mystics having built up a considerable lead and headed to the dressing room at the half with a 42-19 lead. The third quarter started with O Reilly causing a lot of trouble for the Oblate Guards causing numerous turnovers and steals and Gillcrease and Fahy remaining supreme on the boards. At the end of the third the scoreline read 58-31 in NUIG Mystics favour. Into the fourth and with the result not in doubt the Mystics coaching staff started to run the bench with Emer Smyth Suzanne McDonagh and Rebecca Hansberry all seeing the floor and acquitting themselves well with McDonagh getting a Gillcrease like block to finish out the game. At that stage the Mystics fans,players and coaches began  to celebrate a very special win for the team. A special thanks to all the fans who traveled to the Arena to support the team and join in the celebrations.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email read more

ONE: Late replacement Donayre braces for fight of his life vs Khan

first_img“That’s the only advantage he has. His preparation and his team. He’s with a good team ever since. But I think I’ve got edge on the ground—an advantage. And he hasn’t been tested,” he said. “Like what I’ve told everyone, this is gonna be his test and this is gonna be my stand. Three losses and no wins? Come on, man. I gotta do something. So this is is my stand and his test.”“I think [my biggest advantage is] gonna be on the grappling. I’m gonna exploit that. I’m gonna exploit his jiu jitsu game,” said Donayre, a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. “I know he’s gonna throw a lot of kicks, which is good for me, because if you throw one, one leg’s on the floor and I’m gonna go for that.”Donayre has dropped five of his last six fights and at this stage of his career, he can’t afford another setback.He considers his bout with Khan as his final stand if he winds up on the losing end anew.That, though, remains a big if. After hearing his opponent predicting a first round victory, Donayre found more reasons to go all out.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino fighter Vaughn Donayre, right, stands eye-to-eye with Singaporean Amir Khan during the ONE: Defending Honor: Official Face-off at Clark Quay in Singapore. Photo from ONE Championship’s Facebook accountDespite having limited time to prepare, Filipino bet Vaughn Donayre is confident he will emerge victorious against hometown fighter Amir Khan.Donayre was added into the ONE: Defending Honor as a late replacement for the injured Samir Mrabet.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Ravena makes it to Texas Legends as ‘developmental player’ EDITORS’ PICK Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View comments 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol towncenter_img As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise We are young Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine “He already talked s**t saying he’s gonna knock me in the first round. A former world champion couldn’t do that to me. I almost knocked him out twice!” said Donayre, referring to his countryman Honorio Banario whom he lost to by unanimous decision last April. “He (Khan) is not gonna do that to me. If he’s not gonna do that, I’ll do that to him.”“He walks like a gangster. He’s gonna be in for a rude awakening. For me, this is just not about winning. Like I said this is my stand. This is gonna be the fight of my life.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PH among economies most vulnerable to virus The 37-year-old Donayre, a Cebuano who is based in Dubai, was only called up a week ago but had no second thoughts in seizing the opportunity.“I was actually ready for combat, but not just MMA. So when I got the call, I was on weight, and I was already training—specific, jiu jitsu. So when I talked to my coaches, they said, “You ready?” and we went for it,” Donayre said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentDonayre said the only edge Khan has over him is that he will come into the fight more prepared.Other than that, Donayre stressed he’s the better fighter especially when the bout is taken to the ground. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Performers Announced

first_imgShare This!Hey there, Delilah, what would food and wine be without a little music?Disney has announced the 2019 line-up of performers for the Eat to the Beat concert series taking place at Epcot’s America Gardens stage this fall as part of the annual Food & Wine festival. The artists listed as NEW are making their first appearance at the Festival this year.August 29 through 31, Plain White T’sSeptember 1 through 2, Sawyer Brown – NEW!September 3 through 4, MercyMeSeptember 5 through 6, Grace Kelly – NEW!September 7 through 8, Zach Williams – NEW!September 9 through 10, Lauren Daigle – NEW!September 11 through 12, Jimmie Allen – NEW!September 13 through 15, TBDSeptember 16 through 17, The Allman Betts BandSeptember 18 through 19, EverclearSeptember 20 through 22, STARSHIP featuring Mickey ThomasSeptember 23 through 24, Post Modern JukeboxSeptember 25 through 26, Blue OctoberSeptember 27 through 29, Mark WillsSeptember 30 through October 2, Sugar RayOctober 3 through 9, TBDOctober 10 through 11, Boyce Avenue – NEW!October 12 through 13, Southern Avenue – NEW!October 14 through 15, TBDOctober 16 through 17, 38 SpecialOctober 18 through 20, Baha MenOctober 21 through 22, Billy OceanOctober 23 through 25, Sheila EOctober 26 through 27, High ValleyOctober 28 through 30, HansonOctober 31 through November 1, Sheena EastonNovember 2 through 3, Kris Allen – NEW!November 4 through 6, Boyz II MenNovember 7 through 8, The HootersNovember 9 through 11, Big Bad Voo Doo DaddyNovember 12 through 18, TBDNovember 19, D’Capella – NEW!There are still a few dates list as TBD – to be announced. Which bands do you hope show up in those open slots? Are your favorite artists playing this year? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

GET TO KNOW: Stroller Parking at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Given that many Disney World guests are families with young children, it’s no surprise that many Disney World guests come to the parks with strollers to help transport those children.While strollers can be a huge help in getting kids to major regions of the parks and resorts, once you’re within more defined areas there are limits on where you can bring strollers. They are not permitted in most attractions or restaurants.Note: Stroller use restrictions generally do not apply to guests using strollers as wheelchairs for medical reasons. If yours is a medically required stroller, stop at any park Guest Relations office on the first day of your trip. They can issue you a tag that allows you to use your stroller in more situations. Because you can not bring your stroller into most attraction or restaurant buildings, you will encounter many “stroller parking lots” at Disney World – designated areas where strollers must be left while you proceed toward an attraction on foot.Some stroller parkings are so designated with signage, while others will be implied by the presence of other strollers.Here are some things you need to know about parking your stroller at Walt Disney World:I have an expensive stroller. I’m worried about it getting stolen, can I bring a lock for it?No. Stroller locks are not permitted at Walt Disney World.I couldn’t find my stroller at the park. Doesn’t that mean it was stolen?No. Having your stroller stolen is highly unlikely. However, it is a near certainty that your stroller will be moved at some point during your stay. There are cast members assigned to keep order at each of the stroller parking lots in the theme parks. As guests enter and leave the area, the cast will straighten the rows and make sure that all spaces are filled in. If you don’t see your stroller where you left it, just look nearby and you’re bound to see it.I still don’t see my stroller. Help!This is where some easy personalization, like a colorful balloon or bandana tied to the stroller handle, can make spotting your wheels much easier.If you’ve really looked all around and still don’t see it, ask a cast member for assistance. Having a photo of your stroller can make it easier for others to help you search.Do I have to take all my belongings with me when I go on a ride, or can I leave things in the stroller?I’d venture to say that most people leave at least a few personal items in their strollers. You’ll routinely see diaper bags, snacks, jackets, and other personal items left in strollers in the lots. I did this dozens of times myself and never had anything other than a cookie taken out of my stroller – and that was done by a crafty squirrel.Of course, you do want to be sensible about leaving valuables in your stroller when you’ve left it to go on rides. Don’t leave anything in your stroller that is irreplaceable or expensive. This means you should take your wallet and cameras with you on the attractions.That squirrel thing was joke, right?Not even a little. If there is any food accessible in your stroller, squirrels and birds will find it. You can assume that if you have popcorn or cookie crumbs in your stroller when you park it, then your stroller may be visited by animals.Squirrels make frequent visits to strollers at Walt Disney WorldAre there any actual rides that I can bring my stroller on?Generally not. The one exception I can think of is the Disney railroad in the Magic Kingdom. Personal strollers may be brought on board the railroad if they are completely folded.What about the monorail?You can bring strollers, sometimes open and sometimes folded, on the transportation between the Disney World parks and resorts including the buses, boats, monorail, and Skyliner.What about restaurants? Can I bring my stroller inside while we dine?Generally not–most restaurants have stroller parking zones outside the entrance area, but exceptions can be made in some circumstances. Large double strollers can be a fire hazard and are usually not allowed into restaurants in the theme parks. The Disney rental strollers are virtually never allowed in table service restaurants in the parks.However, if you have a small personal stroller and your child has fallen asleep in it during your meal reservation time, cast members will sometimes take pity on you and allow the stroller inside, particularly if you have a newborn or tiny infant who would be physically incapable of sitting in a high chair even if your child were awake. If you’re in this situation, it never hurts to ask nicely.If you have a child sleeping in a stroller, look for quick service restaurants with outdoor seating as an easy option.Can I bring my stroller into the gift shops at Walt Disney World?Usually, yes. You might encounter a few shops here and there that will ask you to leave your stroller outside, but for the most part you’re okay to shop with a stroller.What happens to my stroller when it rains? Won’t everything get wet?Most stroller parking lots are out in the open, not under cover. There are frequent flash thunderstorms in Orlando. During the rainy season, it makes sense to keep your stroller covered. If you have your own stroller, or are renting from an outside vendor, you can get a dedicated plastic cover for your model. If you’re renting from Disney, try using a poncho as temporary cover while you’re off on the rides.Anything else I should be thinking about?It never hurts to throw a towel in your stroller while you’re at Walt Disney World. This can be used to clean up spills, serve as a blanket or sunshield, or pad the seat of a Disney rental.Stroller parking at the Contemporary resort, outside Chef Mickey’sStroller parking lot at Epcot, between the the Land pavilion and the Seas pavilionStroller parking, New Fantasyland area, Magic KingdomStroller parking, Adventureland, Magic KingdomStroller parking, Tomorrowland, Magic KingdomStroller parking, Animation Courtyard, Disney’s Hollywood Studioslast_img read more

Zuma calls for more SA, India trade

first_img4 October 2010Speaking at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Africa India Diaspora Conference in Durban on Saturday, South African President Jacob Zuma invited Indian companies to do more business with South Africa.“South Africa is the gateway to the one billion-strong African market,” Zuma told delegates at the conference, held to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa, and to acknowledge the Indian community’s contribution to the fight against apartheid.“Our trade and investment opportunities for the Indian business sector lie in environmental technologies, ICT, transport equipment, capital equipments, creative industries and financial services,” Zuma said.Investment from India into South Africa is roughly R45-billion, while trade from South Africa to India is an estimated R21-billion. Bilateral trade is said to have surpassed R53.9-billion, and is expected to reach R70-billion by 2012.Zuma noted the robustness with which both India and South Africa’s economies had weathered the recent financial crisis.Developing countries on the rise: GordhanFinance Minister Pravin Gordhan, addressign a business session at Saturday’s conference, said South Africa and India should brace for more business activity as investors took note of the human capital and currencies of developing nations.He urged the two countries to investigate the potential that existed for further investment and business opportunities.Gordhan said the global economy was projected to grow by 4 to 6.7 percent in the next few years, and that developing countries like India, China and Brazil would be largely responsible for the growth.However, he cautioned that fair trade conditions were needed in order to avoid a repeat of the recent global recession, adding that the right balance had to be struck between global and national interests.Common visionThe President said the political, social and economic ties between India and South Africa had grown from strength to strength, with much bonding the two countries, including their shared vision of peace, impartiality and prosperity.“We also share a common approach on a number of global issues, including reform of the United Nations, the future of multilateralism, climate change and South-South Cooperation,” Zuma said.He highlighted the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, prominent politician and medical doctor Monty Naicker, and political activist Dr Yusuf Dadoo for the crucial roles they played in helping to build a free South Africa.Noting that both India and South Africa had large youthful populations, he urged both countries to invest in youth development, saying it was key to continued economic growth.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Queen’s speech legalizes autonomous cars in U.K.

first_imgRelated Posts David Curry Tags:#Autonomous car#Britain#England#Internet of Things#IoT#parliament#Queen’s Speech#Self-Driving#UK IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Autonomous car manufacturers might start to look at the United Kingdom as a viable alternative to Europe or the U.S., thanks to proposed new reforms on insurance legislation that now covering autonomous cars.Announced in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament earlier today, the reforms allow autonomous cars to be tested and purchased in the U.K. When passed by Parliament, it will be the first legislation of its kind to cover an entire country.See Also: General Motors flags down Lyft to start autonomous taxi trialWe don’t think this means fully autonomous cars are purchasable, but autonomous features will be allowed inside U.K. cars. This means things like Tesla’s Model S autonomous lane switching or Ford’s self-parking should be available in the next few years.Nissan, a major automotive supplier in the U.K., plans to add autonomous features to its Qashqai cars in 2017.Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover are testing autonomous cars in the U.K. already, in project cities like London and Milton Keynes, and will now be able to test the cars across the country. Volvo has also chosen the U.K. as its headquarters for autonomous car development.U.K. to be a self-driving hotspot?We suspect other European-based automotive companies may look at the U.K., which is less restrictive than other European countries on autonomous cars. Take France, for example, only one automotive company is allowed to test cars in the country, the PSA Group.Germany is another country behind the times with autonomous cars, but Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she’ll address the situation. Italy and Spain have also only had tests in the country; no meaningful legislation to legalize autonomous cars has been implemented in the countries.It is not just autonomous cars where the U.K. is racing ahead, the country has been praised for its relaxed drone laws. The British government has invested millions into IoT and big data developments, in an effort to make the U.K. (and more specifically London) a tech center equivalent to Silicon Valley.center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more