Favre: Kaepernick will reach Tillman-like ‘hero status’

first_imgHall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre feels Colin Kaepernick will eventually have “hero status” like legendary Pat Tillman.Tillman was a standout safety for the Arizona Cardinals who left in the NFL after the 2001 season to join the Army. He was later killed at age 27 by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004.Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2016 campaign, a season in which he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. “I can only think of — right off the top of my head, Pat Tillman’s another guy who did something similar, and we regard him as a hero,” Favre told TMZ Sports. “So I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”Kaepernick played six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and passed for 12,271 yards, 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in 69 career games. He also rushed for 2,300 yards and 13 scores, averaging 6.1 yards per attempt.Kaepernick was the 49ers’ quarterback when they lost 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII following the 2012 season.Now 32, he is still hoping to receive another shot to play in the NFL. But his stands against racial injustice and lack of willingness to quit kneeling have played a part in why he has remained unsigned.”It’s not easy for a guy his age, black or white, Hispanic, whatever, to stop something that you’ve always dreamed of doing, and put it on hold — maybe forever — for something that you believe in,” Favre said.Favre said he hopes Kaepernick will receive another opportunity to play in the NFL.”I think from a football sense — I can’t imagine him being that far out of shape or that far out of touch with football that he doesn’t deserve a shot,” Favre told TMZ. “… And he’s still young, and hasn’t been hit in several years. So there’s no reason to think that he’s lost that much of a step.”Favre ranks fourth in NFL history in passing yardage (71,838) and touchdown passes (508). He spent 16 of his 20 NFL seasons (1991-2010) with the Green Bay Packers and won three MVP awards. He also played for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.Topics :last_img read more

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Mikel Arteta gives positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract talks

first_imgMikel Arteta gives positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract talks Sean KearnsMonday 15 Jun 2020 5:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to sign a new deal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists he’s ‘pretty positive’ that the club will agree a new contract with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The 30-year-old is out of contract in 2021 and talks over an extension have so far been unsucessful.Aubameyang dropped the biggest hint yet over his future in a wide-ranging interview with Telefoot this week, in which he challenged the Gunners to prove to him that they’re the right club for him at this stage of his career.Arteta has acknowledge the interview by admiring the Gunners need to show the Gabon international they can win trophies but the Spaniard ended his response with a positive update on the situation.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Auba challenged the club to prove they are the right club for him (Picture: Getty)‘It is our responsibly to make him feel that this is the next step in his career,’ Arteta told reporters in today’s press conference ahead of Wednesday’s game against Manchester City.‘In order to do that he needs to feel valued and feel [that he] belongs and feel that we want him. ‘He really needs to believe we can take this club forward and that he’s going to be a key player in that. ‘At the moment I am extmrely happy with how he has been performing and behaving. We have a really good relationship, we can discuss face-to-face a lot of things. ‘I think he’s very happy at the club. We have many discussions with Pierre, his family and agent. I am pretty positive that we can find the right agreement for all parties.’MORE: Mikel Arteta should consider signing PSG striker Edinson Cavani if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves Arsenal, says Darren Bentlast_img read more

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Porter Davis Homes Queensland shares tips on spending tax return

first_imgNew bedding is on the list of Porter Davis Homes Queensland’s top five home items worth splashing your tax return on. Porter Davis Homes Queensland’s top five home items worth splashing your tax return on this year includes feature lighting. 2. FEATURE LIGHTING More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoLighting is a great investment if you’re looking to transform any room of your home. Larger, statement light fittings such as those made from natural fibres, have become quite popular, and work well to accentuate a resort-style feel within your home. Dimmer, but accentuated lighting in bedrooms and bathrooms will transform your home into a personal paradise, while down lighting, above artwork is a great way to highlight feature pieces and reinvent areas such as the entry, hallways or living areas. 4. NEW BEDDING Utilise different colours and textures to create an inviting and peaceful atmosphere. Natural fabrics such as linen, bamboo and silk are great to use as bedding, and both durable and comfortable to sleep on. Pairing these with feature cushions and chunkier, statement throws is a great way to add layers within the room. STAR PUPPET AGRO MAKES A MOVE 1. A COMFORTABLE SOFA RATES SET TO HOLD UNTIL NOVEMBER 5. DINING TABLE House plants continue to trend as we move towards spring. Not only do they bring life to any room in the home, they add a natural tone of green and texture to the space and work to purify the air, providing relaxation. Investing in a taller, more mature plant can be a great way to add a focal point within the space. While open-plan living continues to be popular among homeowners, “zoning off’’ more distinct spaces of the home with furniture is becoming increasingly popular. Formalised dining tables are key in achieving this type of spatial division.For more information about Porter Davis Homes displays visit porterdavis.com.au Your sofa is often the centre of the communal area within the home. From entertaining guests to curling up and watching movies under a warm throw, your sofa should be able to adapt to your lifestyle. A sturdy and comfortable sofa is always a sound investment for any home. It is also good to ponder whether the fabric of the sofa you choose will complement your lifestyle. Leather is more durable, but can be expensive. 3. HOUSE PLANTS A comfy sofa is on Porter Davis’ Homes Queensland’s top five home items worth splashing your tax return on this year.Taking advantage of your tax return could allow you to splash some cash on items you have resisted all year. But how do you determine which decor items are an investment piece and which are just an impulse buy?Porter Davis Homes Queensland lead interior designer Janelle Miles shares her top five home items worth splashing your tax return on this year. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS:last_img read more

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Report: 69GW+ of New Offshore Wind to Be Installed by 2027

first_imgMore than 69GW of new offshore wind capacity is expected to be installed by 2027, exceeding 100GW of operating capacity by 2030, according to a new report by Navigant Research.In its Market Data: Offshore Wind Market and Turbine Vendor Assessment report, Navigant writes that offshore wind will play an increasing role in the global energy transition to a more diverse and flexible energy economy.Although offshore wind is annually installed less than onshore wind, it remains an abundant clean energy solution for many coastal load centers where a greater proportion of population and energy demand is located, the company said.The sector is also regionally becoming more cost-effective with each successive competitive tender in Europe, as well as the start of competitive bidding in the U.S., Navigant added.“Offshore wind will play an increasing role in the broader global energy transition to a more diverse and flexible energy economy,” said Jesse Broehl, Senior Research Analyst with Navigant Research.“However, due to the capital-intensive nature of this market, the market share analysis by country shows that an increasingly narrow pool of wind turbine manufacturers is providing to this fast-growing market.”last_img read more

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ATP chief hoping for Roland Garros, clay-court season in September

first_img Loading… “Of course, if the whole American slot were to skip, the difficulties would increase tenfold.” – ‘Last resort’ – Gaudenzi said the options were being examined in conjunction with the ATP Player Council including Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. He stressed it was hoped to maintain the ATP Finals, scheduled for London in November 15-22. “The 02 Arena is only available in the week already fixed. I don’t like closed doors, it’s the last resort.” ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said Thursday he hopes the clay-court season and French Open can be played in September as tennis scrambles to salvage a season in danger of being wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic.ATP looking to play The French Open and clay-court tournaments in September“If we manage to start again in August, we’ll save three Slams and six Masters 1000, otherwise the problems will increase tenfold,” Gaudenzi said in an interview with several Italian media outlets. “We are working on the hypothesis of four weeks on clay after the US Open, with Madrid and Rome before Roland Garros.” Tennis has been in lockdown since early last month and is not scheduled to return until July 13 at the earliest following the cancellation of Wimbledon for the first time since World War II. The decision to axe the sport’s oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam event followed the French Open’s unilateral switch from its traditional May-June slot to September-October. Gaudenzi said no sanctions would be taken against Roland Garros for taking the decision alone to postpone. “Now we are working together,” Gaudenzi, 43, who took over as ATP chief in January, told Gazzetta Dello Sport. “Tennis needs unity, Paris acted out of fear, making a mistake. But they have recognised this.” All this will depend on the virus which has killed more than 87,000 people and infected over 1.5 million with the United States and Europe hit hard. “We have made 50 versions of the calendar that we change day by day,” said Gaudenzi. “I am confident that the season in America can begin with the August Masters 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati and then the US Open. “In this way three Slams and six Masters 1000 would be played (there are also Shanghai and Bercy) and the season would be 70 percent safe. Read Also: NBA: Antetokounmpo donates masks to Greek city To offset the blow to lower-ranked players and tournaments the ATP are also studying financial measures to help. “Our system is solid, it can last a year without tennis, but not more than,” the ATP chief warned. “(But) talking about August, September, November is all hypothetical, we can’t bang our heads against the wall for something that maybe won’t even happen, because we could even start next year.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img ATP chief hoping for Roland Garros and clay-court season in September https://t.co/TuCRCFPLH8 pic.twitter.com/s2IvOJANzI— India Bet (@india_bet) April 9, 2020 Promoted Content10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

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Decomposing body found in Lambunao

first_imgResidents discovered the victim’s bodyin a grassy area around 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 17. Staff Sergeant Marvin Sison of the Lambunaopolice station said the victim was wearing a black shirt but had no lowergarments. He was estimated to 40 years old. ILOILO City – Already in the state ofdecomposition, a body of an unidentified woman was found in Barangay Tranghawan,Lambunao, Iloilo, a police report showed.center_img Officers of the municipal police stationhave yet to determine the cause of the woman’s death./PNlast_img

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Antique remains free from COVID-19, says IPHO

first_imgAntique IPHO chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo. PTV NEWS “The AMC management will soon come upwith its own press statement about this case,” Naciongayo said. The PUI – 29-year-old male – wasconfined at the Antique Medical Center (AMC) in this capital town due to severepneumonia. Meanwhile, the IPHO chief reported thatas of April 1, this province still has 77 persons under monitoring (PUMs) afterthe other 378 completed their mandatory 14-day home quarantine. The ones thathave completed the said quarantine rule were issued with medical certificates bytheir respective municipality health offices. In the previous weeks, this province experienced a surge in the number of PUMs because Antiqueños from Manila and other parts of the country went back home. Antique IPHO chief Dr. Ric NoelNaciongayo cited the PUI’s laboratory test results, which they have receivedafternoon of March 31. center_img SAN JOSE, Antique – This province remainsfree from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after its person under investigation(PUI) from Belison town, who died on March 27, tested negative for it, the IntegratedProvincial Health Office (IPHO) said. Naciongayo added: “There are still eightPUIs under hospital admission, while 26 PUIs are still under home quarantine.”   Local health authorities in thisprovince have been closely monitoring the PUIs and PUMS. “We had to monitor the PUMs because of their travel history,” Naciongayo said, adding that close monitoring is necessary so they could be given immediate medical management once they manifest symptoms like of the COVID-19.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Charlie Ware is Dixieland Sprint Series winner

first_imgBy Jim HainesELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (July 18) – Charlie Ware made the most of a fast ride and track that suited him by taking his first feature win in his own car in Friday’s Virginia Sprint Series feature at Dixieland Speedway.Chris Ware and Charlie Ware paced the IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car field to the green with Charlie out first bring Glenn Worrell along with him.Tony Harris was third, right on Worrell, as Charlie Ware stayed on the cushion staying smooth lap after lap. Halfway came and a car did a 360 degree spin, then drove up the track causing some bumps and blocking the track, which bunched up the field for a dash to the checkers.Charlie Ware took off with Worrell and Tony Harris right behind and Troy Severin and Jerald Harris filling the top five. With three to go Worrell went low to take a shot at the lead but he ended up doing a slow spin and gave the field one last try at the front runner.The green waved and Severin went around Tony Harris, but Charlie Ware stayed strong and flashed under the waving checkered flag first.Next week it’s back to Natural Bridge, Va., Speedway in Natural Bridge, Va. on Saturday, July 26.Feature results – 1. Charlie Ware; 2. Troy Severin; 3. Tony Harris; 4. Jerald Harris; 5. French Grimes; 6. Brian Lawson; 7. Tom Humphries; 8. Chris Ware; 9. Kevin Fletcher; 10. Glenn Worrell; 11. Mattie Feldman; 12. Anthony Linkenhoker; 13. Eliah Omwake; 14. Carl Simmonds.last_img read more

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Sports Practices Benched Due to Heat

first_imgELLSWORTH — Regional School Unit 24 Superintendent Bill Webster has canceled all outside sports practices today, Thursday, Sept. 2, due to the weather. The recent heat wave and poor air quality caused state Department of Education Commissioner Angela Faherty, and Public Health Director Dora Anne Mills to issue a health alert Sept. 1.The memo recommended schools exercise “extreme caution” regarding school activities and high heat.High temperatures, humidity and “some of the worst air quality we have seen in several years” pose risks, according to the memo.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textHigh ozone levels cause people, especially those who are exerting themselves or who have a respiratory disease, to experience reduced lung function and irritation.People may experience shortness of breath, coughing, throat irritation and/or experience an uncomfortable sensation in the chest. For more of the latest news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Posts archivedThis post is from the archives of The Ellsworth American, Mount Desert Islander and fenceviewer.com. Baseball roundup – May 22, 2013 Latest posts by archived (see all)center_img MCMH Breast Cancer Events Scheduled – October 8, 2012 Bio Board notes better security – March 8, 2014last_img read more

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Asisat Oshoala: Still the African Queen

first_imgAsisat Oshoala “4 times baby!!! Sometimes you forget to smell the roses along the way in life. I’m always the type thinking about my next move and never really stop and celebrate the things in between. This is such an amazing accomplishment and I’m happy. But there’s still work to do.“Grateful to be African Women’s Player of the Year for the 4th time. Thank God, my Family, Friends and Fans for the support. Big shoutout to my club, my management, teammates at both national team and club level and of course thanks to @CAF_Online for the opportunity,” she tweeted.A historic fourth triumph saw the Super Falcons striker equal the record held by Perpetual Nkwocha since she claimed 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011 prizes.Having seen her African feat matched; the former Nigerian international has hailed the 25-year-old on her latest achievement and believes she has what it takes to win a record fifth gong.“I remember vividly when you were asked in an interview who you looked up to as a young star and you called my name,” Nkwocha wrote on her Instagram page on Wednesday.“I smiled because I’ve seen you play. Hmmm, what do you do if Messi says he looks up to you? You just smile. Congratulations Star girl. Make and break the records girl. The world at your feet.”Oshoala was the only Nigerian who picked up an award on Tuesday night after Super Eagles stars Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen lost out in the Young Player of the Year award to Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi, Swedish coach Thomas Dennerby who was nominated for the Women’s Coach of the Year for his job with the Super Falcons of Nigerian lost out to Desiree Ellis of South Africa while the Super Falcons of Nigeria were beaten to the Women’s National Team of the Year by Cameroon.To cap the bad night, no Nigerian player made the FIFPro Best African XI of the Year making it five years since a Nigerian made the Best African XI of the Year. In the last decade, only four Nigerians have managed to make the XI seven times.Vincent Enyeama and Taye Taiwo in 2010, Taiwo again in 2011, Enyeama and Mikel Obi made it in 2013 while Ahmed Musa and Enyeama were included in 2014.Having won the golden ball and the golden boot at the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup as Nigeria finished runners-up – added to an African Cup of Nations winner’s medal the same year, the young striker started to turn heads internationally.Oshoala has never compromised her passion for the round leather game right from the onset, as she abandoned her education for football against the wishes of her parents.“My passion for football made me drop out of school. This is one sport I won’t compromise. Growing up, people see me as a tomboy as I always play alongside male footballers. Those that chose to go to school do so because they want to make it in life likewise those of us that opted to play football. Though, my opting to play football was against my parents’ wish because they were not happy with my decision then but now I have brought them joy. I’m still not ruling out returning to school,” Oshoala said.Oshoala joined Barcelona on loan in January last year before securing a permanent deal with her convincing form.“My goal is to strengthen the team and help them to win and make history. This is a fantastic opportunity because I’m sure something big will happen here,” these were the words of Oshoala at her unveiling by Barcelona.“This is obviously one of the best clubs in the world. The team has a great history and wonderful football mentality,” she said after she completed her switch. I am excited about playing with Vicky Losada again. She’s a great midfielder, with a lot of energy and skill. I also met Fabiana in China and she helped me to make this decision.”Before joining the Barcelona, Oshoala has won highest goalscorer back-to-back in the Chinese women league.She became second Super Falcons player to play in the Spanish Gemini after Fransisca Ordega played for Atletico Madrid Gemini side.Oshoala is no stranger to the big stage. In 2015, at just 20, she was named the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year, making her the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service voted for by football fans around the world, beating Spain’s Veronica Boquete, German Nadine Kessler, Scot Kim Little and Brazilian Marta to the honour.Oshoala, who was the youngest player to be shortlisted, was the leading scorer at the U-20s World Cup in Canada in 2014 and was voted the tournament’s best player.Oshoala made headline when she signed for Liverpool in July 2015, becoming the first African player to play for any English women’s side.“When I got the deal from them, I was very excited. I supported Liverpool when I was younger, especially when Luis Suarez was still here. He’s a player I have really admired,” Oshoala said.In addition to Suarez, the Falcons star also idolises former Real and AC Milan midfielder, Clarence Seedorf.“I like him so much. I like players who work hard and give everything on the pitch. When you see a player like that, he is an inspiration. I love the way Seedorf played; I love everything about him. For the same reason, I admire Luis Suarez. He is ready to give everything and do everything for his club. I love players like that,” she said.In a chat with THISDAY, former Falcons goalkeeper, Ann Chiejina is optimistic that the way Oshoala is going, she would one day climb the podium for the FIFA Award.“I just hope and pray she keeps working hard. With the way she’s going she is not too far from being selected for the FIFA Women’s Footballer Award,” Chiejina said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Though, she could not inspire the Super Falcons to win a ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games football event, her ingenuity on the pitch of play was not undermined. On a night Nigeria lost four of its five nominations at the CAF Award in Egypt, including the absence of any of the country’s player in the Best XI of the Year, Asisat Oshoala saved the day as she emerged Best African Female Footballer of the YearAsisat Oshoala on Tuesday beat the duo of Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana to emerge the Best African Female Footballer of the Year at the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony in Egypt.Tuesday’s feat made it the fourth time the 25-year-old who plays for the Spanish side Barcelona is being crowned the best African female footballer after she won the award in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and was also among the final three in 2018 but lost to her South African rival Kgatlana.Shortly after she was announced as the winner, Oshoala took to Twitter to thank her family and friends, as well as her fans and colleagues locally and internationally for their support.last_img read more

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