Banyana’s Nyandeni starring in Russia

first_img9 May 2013Banyana Banyana’s Nompumelelo Nyandeni is enjoying her stay with top Russian Women’s Football championship side FC Rossiyanka, starring for the club in Russia and Europe.Speaking to the South African Football Association from Russia this week, Nyandeni said she was beginning to reap the benefits of playing in a professional women’s league and was having a good time in Eastern Europe.The industrious South Africa midfielder has excelled at Rossiyanka, where she is the club’s top goal scorer, having netted seven goals in 14 league games. The team is currently top of the Russian league.Nyandeni has already spent close to three years abroad and said she has adjusted well at the club.“Having been in Russia for almost three years now, I must say I am having the time of my life. It has been a very fulfilling experience and I could not have asked for more,” she said.‘Supportive teammates’“My club mates have been very supportive and I have also been able to make new good friends with most of them.“I have also adjusted well to the weather conditions. We are getting close to the summer season now and conditions are becoming warm and enjoyable. The chilly weather has its down side, but I have grown accustomed to it and I feel at home now.”Rossiyanka recently lost in the quarterfinals of the Uefa Women’s Champions League. Nyandeni commented: “The competition is tough. There are no weak opponents and the stakes are much higher.“I had a good game, but the Germans were just too good for us,” she said of the loss to German club Wolfsburg.Despite losing in the last eight of Europe’s premier club tournament, Nyandeni said competing in the competition was an experience she would cherish forever.“It was a huge disappointment for the club, having made it that far,” she said. “We had worked extra hard to ensure that we remain in the competition. Our coach however, told us to hold our heads high and focus on maintaining our lead on the log table to enable us to have another crack in the same competition next season.”Nyandeni also paid tribute to South Africa’s Sasol League for opening doors for her to play abroad. She said she would use the experience she has gained in Europe to help the national team progress in its forthcoming competitions.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

AJ Baltes, July 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We could use an inch or two of rain now. We got a couple quick showers for maybe a half-inch total this weekend and we had a quick shower last Monday.We are dry but the beans haven’t really showed too much stress yet and the corn is kind of hit and miss. The later planted stuff is starting to show some stress but the early stuff must have pretty good root systems.I help some guys chop some corn around here and some of the early-planted stuff might be about a normal time for chopping around Labor Day. But there will be quite a bit that is later this year.Alfalfa is still looking good. I know quite a few guys have been spraying for leaf hopper. I think a few guys laid out their third cutting. I think most of the first cutting grass hay is done now.We only have a little alfalfa. We do pretty much all grass hay. There is a little bit we will get some second cutting out of once the rains go through but the majority of the grass hay is not growing much. It really depends on the rains.We have cover crops planted in all of the wheat fields and we have the straw baled. The cover crops are starting to come up and with this rain it will help. We have a 15- or 16-way cover crop mix out there now with ryegrass, a couple different peas, sunn hemp, sudangrass, millet, buckwheat and others. Oats is the highest rate and it is only 10 pounds of seed per acre. It is around $20 an acre for what we put out. Half to three quarters of the mix will die and then we’ll just really have the ryegrass and clover that comes back.The beans are flowering and the earliest planted beans are setting pods. Some of the beans are aborting flowers because it was getting dry, but this moisture is going to help get them going again.There is some really early corn starting to tassel. For the most part, though, there is a lot of corn that hasn’t even set tassels yet.last_img read more

Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon as Cilic bid ends in tears

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Chot asks fans to give Kobe time: ‘He’s just 19’ MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim However, the Swiss superstar’s 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be remembered for the moving sight of the popular Cilic breaking down in tears after slipping 3-0 behind in the second set.The seventh seeded Croatian, the 2014 US Open champion, sobbed inconsolably and buried his head in his towel as his title dream slipped away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe had his left foot taped at the end of the second set but it was in vain as Federer became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set in the entire tournament.“He’s a hero,” Federer said of his opponent. Federer won his 18th Slam in Australia in January on his return to the tour before adding the Indian Wells and Miami Masters back-to-back and a ninth Halle grasscourt title.He also skipped the entire claycourt season.“I’ve got to take more time off,” joked Federer, playing in just his seventh event of the year.“I’ll be gone again for the next six months! I don’t know if it will work as well again.”Cilic, who had spent four and a half hours more than Federer getting to the final, said retiring with his injury was never an option.“I never give up in a match. I gave it my best — it’s all I can do,” said Cilic who was still emotional at the trophy presentation.“I had an amazing journey here. I played the best tennis of my life. I really want to thank my team — they gave so much strength to me.”Beneath a star-studded Royal Box where Prince William and wife Kate rubbed shoulders with actors Hugh Grant and Bradley Cooper, Cilic had his first break point in the fourth game.It was saved by Federer and it was to be Cilic’s only glimmer of hope.Nasty fall FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Switzerland’s Roger Federer kisses the trophy after defeating Croatia’s Marin Cilic to win the Men’s Singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday, July 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.ADVERTISEMENT View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Federer broke in the next game when his opponent suffered a nasty fall on the worn surface which was to ultimately undermine his challenge.Federer then served up two love service games before claiming the opener 6-3 off a Cilic double fault, the Croatian’s second of the final.The Swiss superstar swept into a 3-0 lead in the second set and at the changeover, Cilic slumped in his courtside chair in tears and in obvious pain.The trainer and doctor were summoned before Cilic hid his head in his towel in a desperate attempt to compose himself.The 28-year-old held serve on the resumption but the lethal barrage continued, Federer stretching his lead over his friend to 4-1.Cilic dropped the set 6-1 and called a medical timeout to have his left foot bandaged and take a painkiller.His discomfort was reflected in his statistics.By the end of the second set, he had served just two aces compared to the 130 he had fired past bamboozled opponents in his previous six rounds.Federer pounced again with a break for 4-3 and wrapped up the one-sided final with a second serve ace to complete his coronation after just 41 minutes.Fittingly, he too wept at the end./rga Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Twelve months ago, Federer was defeated in five sets in the semi-finals by Milos Raonic and promptly shut down his season to rest a knee injury.“It’s disbelief I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure I would ever be here in another final after last year,” said Federer, who turns 36 in three weeks’ time and who has now broken the tie for seven Wimbledon titles he shared with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw.“I had some tough ones in the finals, losing two against Novak (Djokovic).“But I always believed. I kept on believing and dreaming I could get back.“Here am I today with the eighth. It’s fantastic, if you keep believing you can go far in your life.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Indian celebrities praise CWG on Twitter!

first_imgThe dazzling opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games was praised by many in the Bollywood. Tweeting on the mega show superstar Amitabh Bachchan said: “India won again. What a spectacular opening to the Games… Thank you!! Proud to be Indian.. Now go win all the medals.” His son Abhishek tweeted: “Saw some glimpses of the CWG opening ceremony on TV. Looked sensational!!!” Actress Preity Zinta tweeted: “Watching the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games… Wow! Its rocking.” Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi tweeted: “Sensational stuff. From an Indian perspective I say this is better then Beijing. Kudos to the CWG team, every one of them!!”last_img

FA Cup: Manchester United and Chelsea register wins to advance to fourth round

first_imgManchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed his fifth successive victory since being named interim manager as his much-changed side beat second-tier strugglers Reading 2-0 at home in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.Juan Mata’s penalty and a well-taken effort in first-half stoppage time by Romelu Lukaku, given his first start since Solskjaer took over, sent United into the fourth round where they were joined by holders Chelsea who cruised to a 2-0 victory over second-tier Nottingham Forest.It was a subdued performance by the 12-time FA Cup winners at Old Trafford, where Reading impressed, but maintained former United striker Solskjaer’s dream start to life in the hot seat vacated last month by Jose Mourinho who was sacked.”We have performed a lot better, but you can’t ask for fantasy football every time and with the changes I made you can’t expect it to have the same flow and rhythm,” Solskjaer, who became the first United manager to begin his reign with five straight wins since Matt Busby, told reporters.Alvaro Morata’s second-half brace was enough for Chelsea, who beat United in last year’s final, to move through.Yet fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas, in almost certainly his last game for the club before he is expected to join Monaco, missed a penalty in an emotional farewell at Stamford Bridge.Third-tier Gillingham grabbed the “giant-killer” award on a day lacking much of the traditional third-round drama as the Kent club beat Premier League Cardiff City 1-0 thanks to a late strike by Elliott List.advertisementAccrington Stanley, also of the third tier, reached the fourth round with a 1-0 win over former winners Ipswich Town who suffered a ninth successive third-round exit.Premier League strugglers Burnley made hard work of a 1-0 win over third-tier Barnsley in a match notable for a bizarre intervention by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) — the system being used in nine of the 32 third-round ties.Burnley were awarded a penalty for a foul on Matej Vydra before the interval but just as he was running up to take the spot kick the referee Simon Hooper indicated that the decision had been reversed by VAR because of an offside in the build-up.Manager Sean Dyche was left fuming but his mood improved when Chris Wood eventually sealed victory from the penalty spot in the second minute of stoppage time.NINE CHANGESSolskjaer made nine changes to the side that beat Newcastle United in midweek and there was a disjointed feel to his team’s display as Reading matched their illustrious opponents.Fred, another player to get a rare start, thought he had given United the lead midway through the first half but was flagged offside, although Mata was fouled in the build-up.Referee Stuart Attwell, helped by VAR, brought play back to award a penalty which Spaniard Mata stroked home.Reading had chances before and after that with Andy Yiadom and Danny Loader guilty of bad misses, and United were given breathing space when Lukaku latched onto a superb pass by Alexis Sanchez to round keeper Anssi Jaakkola and slot home.The only moment of note in a dour second half, apart from a hamstring injury to Sanchez, was Solskjaer giving a debut to 19-year-old Dutch winger Tahith Chong.In other ties, West Ham United beat second-tier Birmingham City 2-0 at the London Stadium with Samir Nasri making his debut in his first game since completing an 18-month doping ban.Austrian Marko Arnautovic put West Ham ahead early on but was later substituted because of injury. His replacement, Andy Carroll, struck West Ham’s second in stoppage time.Brighton & Hove Albion beat Bournemouth 3-1 away in an all-Premier League affair with Anthony Knockaert, Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone all on target.Everton scored twice in the opening 14 minutes against League Two leaders Lincoln City but scraped home 2-1 while top-flight Southampton were held 2-2 by Frank Lampard’s second-tier promotion chasers Derby County.Record 13-times FA Cup winners Arsenal are in action at Blackpool later on Saturday.Also Watch:last_img read more

Clean water for Imperial Beach Could it be

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Tijuana Sewage Dan Plante FacebookTwitter Posted: August 22, 2018 Dan Plante, August 22, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Something has happened that could change everything in Imperial Beach. Change for the better. “This is very positive. This is good for both sides of the border”, says Paloma Aguirre of Wildcoast in Imperial Beach.It’s not secret, Imperial Beach has been the favorite dumping ground for sewage plants in Baja, Mexico. For the last 40-years, beaches have been closed on a regular basis after Mexican sewage is dumped directly into the ocean.“After 40-years of surfing here, I’ve seen everything. I’ve gotten sick, I’ve had rashes and I’m tired of it. I never thought I’d see a solution during my lifetime”, says Billy Huddleston, Imperial Beach native.If things get better, and it could happen this time, it’s not for the health and welfare of the humans. It’s all about saving the “Wine Country” in Baja. “The wine country is drying up and getting smaller. It’s a world class wine and it’s known all over the world. But the drought is hurting and the wine makers have pumped all the water from the “aquifer’, says Faye Creveroshay of Wildcoast. As a result, an Isreali company has a plan. Buy the raw sewage, treat the raw sewage and sell it to the wine makers, for a profit.“If the private sector can make some money, we can spend more time on clean beaches and save the wine country, well, that’s a win, win, win. The Isrealis are the leaders in this type of thing around the world.” says Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina.After decades of working with the Mexican and U.S. governments, nothing has been done to stop the worst continuous environmental disaster in America.Perhaps profit and fine wine will finally do the trick. We should know soon. Mexican lawmakers have until the end of the month to approve a contract to move forward.If so, this would be the most productive and positve news in 40-years. Updated: 6:37 PM Clean water for Imperial Beach: Could it be?last_img read more