Klopp named LMA Manager of the Year

first_imgTopics : “We had breakfast. I’m not sure how much he remembers but I remember because for me this moment was like meeting the Pope. It was absolutely great and from that first season we clicked.”I didn’t think at this moment I would have a trophy in my hands named after him.”Chris Wilder, last year’s winner of the award, settled for the runner-up spot this time after Sheffield United’s impressive first season back in the Premier League.Meanwhile, Klopp wants to retain a lean squad to ensure Liverpool remain competitive next season.The Reds boss used 24 players in the Premier League this term.Klopp gave chances to some of the club’s academy players in the FA and League Cups to cope with fixture congestion.But he believes keeping as small a core as possible keeps the players on their toes.”The solution cannot be to have a much bigger squad for the specific moment and then realize you cannot use all the players,” Klopp said.”These players can only play the football they play because they know they are needed.”They are all human beings and nobody can be held back for a year and then on the last day of the year be told, ‘Now we need you’.”In between now and then there must be a lot of training and support and challenges stuff like this.”The size of the squad is not that important to me, the quality of the squad is very much so.” “Jurgen, fantastic,” Ferguson said on Sky Sports. “We speak about Leeds spending 16 years in the Championship, but Liverpool 30 years since winning that league, incredible.”You thoroughly deserved it. The performance level of your team was outstanding. Your personality runs right throughout the whole club. It was a marvelous performance.”I’ll forgive you for waking me up at 3.30am to tell me you have won the league! Thank you, but anyway, you thoroughly deserved it. Well done.”Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp said of Ferguson: “I know it’s not 100 percent appropriate as a Liverpool manager but I admire him. I remember he was the first British manager I met.center_img Jurgen Klopp was voted the League Managers’ Association Manager of the Year on Monday after ending Liverpool’s 30-year wait to win the Premier League.Klopp led Liverpool to the Premier League title in the same season they were FIFA Club World champions.The German’s award was announced by former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, after whom the trophy is now named.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces $2.6 Million to Prepare Students for High Growth Jobs

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces $2.6 Million to Prepare Students for High Growth Jobs January 10, 2019 Economy,  Education,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced more than $2.6 million in Business-Education Partnership (BEP) grants to 22 local workforce development boards (LWDBs). The grants connect businesses and schools to provide students with job training for high growth jobs in Pennsylvania.“Pennsylvania employers need more well-educated and highly-skilled workers. These grants will strengthen and expand the ties between the classroom and the workplace, allowing students to learn the job skills to succeed in today’s workforce,” Governor Wolf said. “Our 21st century economy demands a technically skilled, job-ready workforce and my administration is committed to helping our young people obtain the skills they need to succeed.”The BEP grant awards, which were 100 percent federally funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, increase awareness of in-demand technical careers for students, parents, guardians, teachers, and school faculty.The Business-Education Partnerships program provides career-related experiences and development opportunities through soft-skills development, internships, workplace shadowing, and career mentoring, all with the goal of engaging more students in acquiring the technical skills needed by employers.“Labor & Industry is proud to administer this funding to encourage students interested in exploring career and technical education opportunities,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “The BEP program helps connect teachers, employers and students to provide young people with work-based learning experiences that places them on a path for future career success.”Following is a list of LWIB grant recipients and award amounts:Berks County Workforce Development Board: $130,000.00Bucks County Workforce Development Board: $109,830.60Central County Workforce Development Board: $104,200.00Chester County Workforce Development Board: $150,000.00Delaware County Workforce Development Board: $91,611.00Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board: $151,497.00Lancaster County Workforce Development Board: $90,000.00Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board: $136,144.00Luzerne-Schuylkill Workforce Development Board:$100,000.00Montgomery County Workforce Development Board: $87,975.00North Central Workforce Development Board: $164,555.90Northern Tier Workforce Development Board: $131,595.00Northwest Workforce Development Board: $157,160.00Philadelphia Workforce Development Board: $120,000.00Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board: $90,900.00South Central Workforce Development Board: $135,000.00Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board: $108,813.00Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board: $100,000.00Three Rivers Workforce Development Board: $115,641.00Tri-County Workforce Development Board: $100,000.00West Central Workforce Development Board: $100,000.00Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Development Board: $127,050.00Total: $2,601,372.50For information about project descriptions, visit www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Pakistan’s 1st onshore LNG project testing market interest

first_imgThe interested parties looking to secure regasification, storage and other services such as bunkering and reloading should submit their bids via the project’s website. Subject to a final investment decision, Elengy Terminal Pakistan plans to launch commercial operations from what would be Pakistan’s first onshore LNG terminal in 2023. Elengy Terminal Pakistan, owned by Vopak and Engro, has invited expression of interest on a non-binding basis from international and local LNG suppliers. The country’s first terminal started operations back in 2015 utilizing Exclerate’s FSRU Exquisite and has handled over 300 LNG cargoes to date. The country imported 8.10 million tonnes of the fuel last year, a rise of 18.1 per cent on year, GIIGNL data shows. The venture aims to build a multi-functional terminal with a send out capacity of up to 1,200 million standard cubic feet per day. Pakistan LNG import growth The Dutch-Paksitan venture already operates a floating LNG import terminal at Port Qasim. Pakistan has been steadily increasing its LNG imports over the years and the country plans to build several more terminals to cope with gas shortages for power generation. Pakistan’s Port Qasim also hosts another floating LNG import facility which is using FSRU BW integrity, owned by Singapore’s gas shipping giant BW and Japan’s Mitsui. The US company will replace the existing FSRU with a larger newbuild as part of a deal signed in January in order to cater to the facility’s expansion activities. A Dutch-Pakistan venture is inviting companies willing to secure capacities at a planned onshore LNG import terminal in Port Qasim to submit their bids. Image: Pakistan Onshore LNG The facility would have storage capacity of up to 480,000 cubic meters. Qatar is the largest supplier of LNG to Pakistan but the country also receives chilled fuel from other Middle East producers and suppliers from other regions.last_img read more

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Pointe Michel to benefit from Marian teachings tonight

first_img Share Tweet Share 30 Views   no discussions Photo credit: catholic-convert.comThe culmination of a series of Marian teachings is expected to get underway in the Point Michel community tonight.Member of the Pointe Michel Committee Ophelia Marie says the event is in keeping with plans to unit community members.She says it is also used as a time to reflect.“The national shrine persons in Pointe Michel use to come together on or about the 19th of every month to look at the areas by which Mary was used to bring people closer to God. I am hoping that persons would come together because it’s a moment to receive a blessing. We believe that it’s always good to call people together to pray.She said further that the moment will also be used to reflect and pray.The event will take place at 6pm on tonight.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Pointe Michel to benefit from Marian teachings tonight by: – September 2, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Alvarado wreaks Havoc at Aztec

first_imgAZTEC, N.M. (March 27-28) – The lower line took Ricky Alvarado to the $1,200 checkers on Friday at Aztec Speedway.He followed the top groove to a $2,000 payday on Saturday.Alvarado swept IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified features during the Havoc On the Plains Showdown Weekend. Along with a $3,200 share of the purse he went home with a 70cc dirt bike for winning Friday’s dash for cash.“I’ve won a lot of races before but I’ve never won a dirt bike,” Alvarado said. “That was pretty cool.”He’d started seventh in the 25-lapper on Friday. After seeing how the track was changing, Alvarado changed gears right before the start of the feature.Using the low line, he passed Aaron Spangler for the lead on the eighth circuit. Carburetor issues and cautions kept the contest close before Alvarado beat Zane DeVilbiss across the stripe by two car lengths.Ryan Gaylord, Regan Tafoya and Brody Spangler completed the top five.Alvarado drove from eighth starting toward the front after struggling with a tight car early in Saturday’s 40-lap feature. He again caught Aaron Spangler for the lead, this time on lap 11, and ran the high side on a track that stayed fast to the finish.Gaylord, DeVilbiss, Aaron Spangler and Tafoya were scored next.“It was a good weekend for us,” Alvarado said following IMCA career wins numbers 84 and 85. “Because of family and work commitments, I’ll race every now and then this season, maybe once or twice a month. We won’t chase points or win number 100. When that comes, it’ll come.”First in $400 to win feature events for IMCA SportMods went to Jordan Eddleman on Friday and to Jesse Baldwin on Saturday.Eddleman started third, took the lead on the third circuit, stuck to the lower line and stayed in front to the end of the opening night 25-lapper. Multiple cautions prevented lapped traffic from hindering Eddleman’s dash to the checkers.Joey Klemish and Robert Gallegos were second and third, respectively.Baldwin found the higher line to his liking after starting sixth on Saturday. While most of the rest of the field hugged the infield tires, he worked his way into the lead on the 15th of 20 laps and held off Eddleman and Rex Higgins following a late restart.Both IMCA Modified and SportMod features were Border States Racing Series and Blood, Sweat and Tears Series events.Feature ResultsMarch 27 – 1. Ricky Alvarado; 2. Zane DeVilbiss; 3. Ryan Gaylord; 4. Regan Tafoya; 5. Brody Spangler; 6. Garrett Loudon; 7. Michael Hale; 8. Derrall Bradford; 9. Aaron Spangler; 10. Eddie Martin; 11. Beau Speicher; 12. Casey Delp; 13. Shane DeVilbiss; 14. Bryan Wordelman; 15. Joe Miller; 16. Jody Cornell; 17. Wade Taylor; 18. Danny Bradford; 19. Bubba Alvarado; 20. Donald Robinson; 21. Tyrone Yazzie; 22. Chase Ruble; 23. Christian Johnson; 24. Nick Nelson.March 28 – 1. Ricky Alvarado; 2. Gaylord; 3. Zane DeVilbiss; 4. Aaron Spangler; 5. Tafoya; 6. Hale; 7. Delp; 8. Bubba Alvarado; 9. Charles Felker; 10. Taylor; 11. Johnson; 12. Loudon; 13. Cornell; 14. Danny Bradford; 15. Shane DeVilbiss; 16. Brody Spangler; 17. Rick Spangler; 18. Speicher; 19. Martin; 20. Robinson; 21. Derrall Bradford; 22. Bill Butcher; 23. Wordelman; 24. Eddie Farley.last_img read more

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Emirates FA Cup quarterfinals resume live on StarTimes this weekend

first_imgRelatedPosts NBC Code and non-exclusivity provision, by Kunle Osisanya-Afolabi GO partners top retail, tech brands on Black Friday sales this week StarTimes illuminates movie experience with Hollywood Channel, Jenifa’s Diary debuts Soccer fans will be treated to live sporting actions on StarTimes this weekend as the Emirates FA Cup returns with four ties on Saturday and Sunday.The quarterfinal ties of the 2019-20 FA Cup have already been decided prior to the competition being halted in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Norwich City are due to face Manchester United on Saturday at 5:30pm.On Sunday, Sheffield United will play Arsenal at 1pm; Leicester City face Chelsea at 4pm; and Newcastle United will play holders Manchester City at 6:30pm.All matches will air live on StarTimes World Football Channels 244 and 245.The semifinals will take place across the weekend of July 11 to 12, with the FA Cup Final scheduled for August 1.The English FA meanwhile, have announced that the final this year will be renamed the Heads Up FA Cup final to raise mental health awareness. Prince William, who is the president of the FA, said it was an important step.William said: “[The final can be] a moment to promote good, positive mental health for everyone.“It’s quite timely bearing in mind what we’ve all been through with this pandemic [Covid-19]. I think there’s going to be, sadly, a lot of repercussions from this in society, not just in football, in terms of people’s mental health.“Hopefully the FA Cup can be a bit of a pivot that people can rally around.”Another tasty football clash is the Bundesliga cracker between Wolfsburg vs winner’s elect, FC Bayern Munich, on Saturday by 1:30pm. Tags: Emirates FA CupLive FootballQuarterfinalsstartimeslast_img read more

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NPFL: Rabiu Ali’s Brace Sinks Rivers Utd Deeper into Trouble

first_imgAfter a scoreless first half, Rabiu opened scoring in the 52nd minute from the penalty spot after Amos Gyang was fouled inside the box.Man-of-the-Match Rabiu will double the home team’s lead six minutes later when he put away a pass by substitute winger Hamza Abba Tiya.Rivers United next game will be on Monday when they welcome Katsina United to Port Harcourt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CHAN Eagles midfielder Rabiu Ali struck twice with Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr in the stands as Kano Pillars won 2-0 in a rescheduled NPFL clash with Rivers United thursday.Pillars have now moved to ninth on the table with 47 points from 32 matches, while Rivers United remains in 16th place on 41 points.last_img

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USC ranks No. 1 in Game Design

first_imgFor the fifth year in a row, USC has been ranked the number one school for game design at the graduate level by the Princeton Review. Additionally, the ranking marks the fourth year that the undergraduate program has been distinguished with the honor.The ranking was released Tuesday morning. USC’s program is a joint effort between the Interactive Media and Games Division of the School of Cinematic Arts and the computer science department with a games emphasis in the Viterbi School of Engineering. Students can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Cinematic Arts, or either a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree from Viterbi through the program.Michael Zyda, a professor at the Viterbi School of Engineering’s computer science department and director of the GamePipe Laboratory at USC Games, credits much of the success of the organization to the collaboration between the two departments.“Cinema and engineering programs mashed together — that’s what’s excellent,” Zyda said. “The game industry right now is three times larger than the film industry, and in five years it’s going to be five times larger than the film industry. Hopefully by then, USC will have a school of games.”Another unique aspect of the program is that students have the opportunity to work on large-scale projects throughout the course of the year. Some of these groups consist of almost 40 students, said Graham Hawes, a senior majoring in computer science with an emphasis in games.“As the projects get bigger, they become more ambitious, and with bigger teams of people they can accomplish many things and students can participate in these big projects at least once if not two or three times,” he said.Hawes said he switched from the pre-med track to games after his sophomore year and has not looked back since. He contributed to the engineering aspect of the The Maestros game for one of his major projects.Another aspect of the program that Hawes enjoys is the professionalism of the staff and faculty.“A lot of the staff and faculty are professionals in the field which is better than if they had been in academia for the last 10 years because they have more experience,” Hawes said.Ebonka Agboje, a freshman majoring in computer science with an emphasis in gaming, shared similar sentiments to Hawes’. He said he has been nothing but impressed with the program since coming to USC this year.“USC pools the biggest names that I can imagine for its staff and faculty and I realize why they are the number one program in America — because they offer things that no other school is doing,” Agboje said.Ida Abhari contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Trojans hold first official practice at Galen Center

first_imgMany teams across the country celebrated the opening day of official NCAA men’s basketball practices by hosting Midnight Madness pep rallies – often consisting of little more than dunk contests and three-point shootouts.USC, however, went through a grueling practice that lasted nearly three hours.“We want to make sure that we get straight to work,” said coach Kevin O’Neill. “We have a lot of new guys.”Sophomore guard Maurice Jones, who averaged 9.9 points last season, and sophomore forward Garrett Jackson, who contributed an average of 3.2 points per game, are the only two returning players who scored a point for USC last season.Freshman guard Danilo Dragovic, as well as transfers Ari Stewart and Eric Wise, practiced officially with the team for the first time. Stewart and Wise will not be eligible to compete until the 2012-2013 season.Sophomore forward Dewayne Dedmon, who sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right hand, was limited but practiced with a large cast.Senior guard Jio Fontan, who suffered an ACL tear during the exhibition games in Brazil, and sophomore forward Curtis Washington, who has a torn labrum, did not practice. Both could be sidelined the entire season.“We are going to experiment with a lot of [rotations],” O’Neill said. “We need to figure out this team over the next month-and-a-half to two months.”The Trojans open the season at home Nov. 11 against Cal State Northridge.last_img read more

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Syracuse achieves highest rank since 2016 at No. 43

first_img Published on February 21, 2018 at 10:43 am Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Syracuse (6-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) moved into the top-50 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings on Tuesday after a pair of victories last weekend.At No. 43, the Orange reached its highest ranking since May 5, 2016 when SU cracked the Top-25. Last weekend, Syracuse grabbed back-to-back wins, first beating Boston College on Friday 5-2, then turning around to defeat a shorthanded Yale 6-0 on Sunday.Gabriela Knutson dropped one spot to No. 19 in the new singles rankings release, and the pair of Knutson and Miranda Ramirez dropped six spots to No. 19 in doubles despite their perfect record together this season.SU is 6-0 at home this season, including three shutout wins. Next up are two more Ivy League foes for the Orange. Syracuse it travels to Brown and Harvard for road matches on Saturday and Sunday. Both matches start at 11 a.m. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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