Dakar: Sainz stretches lead after navigating stage 10

first_imgSpanish veteran Carlos Sainz stretched his lead atop the overall Dakar Rally standings by winning the 10th stage through the dunes of Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter on Wednesday. Dakar Rally debutant Fernando Alonso, the two-time former Formula One champion, lost more than an hour on stage 10 after double rolling his Toyota, an accident that saw the Spaniard carry on driving with no windscreen The 57-year-old Mini driver clocked 2hr 03min 43sec on a stage shortened by high winds to a 233km special between Haradh and Shubaytah, finishing ahead of Poland’s Jakub Przygonski (mini) and South African Giniel de Villier (Toyota). Sainz took full advantage of navigational problems by closest rivals Nasser Al-Attiyah, the defending champion, and France’s ‘Mr. Dakar’, Stephane Peterhansel. Peterhansel, who has won the Dakar 13 times (seven times in a car and six times on a bike), finished 11min 48sec off Sainz’s pace, while Qatar’s Al-Attiyah was further back, at 17:46. The result means Sainz, with two stages to go, now sits 18:10 ahead of Al-Attiyah and 18:26 in front of Peterhansel. “It was a dangerous stage with lots of difficult dunes,” Peterhansel said. “Several kilometres before the neutralised section, we got completely lost with Nasser and other drivers. Some drivers got there at the right time, when we eventually found the right way and gained a lot of time. “In the end, it’s a good stage for my team-mate Carlos who has opened up a gap on Nasser, whilst we have got a bit closer to Nasser even if we are still in third position.” Dakar debutant Fernando Alonso, the two-time former Formula One champion, lost more than an hour after double rolling his Toyota, an accident that saw the Spaniard carry on driving with no windscreen. American Ricky Brabec increased his lead in the general standings of the motorbike category with a second-placed finish. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of MankindPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift OwnsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan Loading… Read Also: Dakar Rally: Peterhansel edges Al-Attiyah in stage 9 The HRC rider now leads Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) by 25 minutes and stage winner Joan Barreda of Spain by 27 minutes. Thursday’s penultimate stage 11 sees competitors negotiate 744km, featuring a 379km special, from Shubaytah back to Haradh. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Liverpool boss Klopp gives latest update on Mane injury

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is unsure on the severity of the injury that forward Sadio Mane suffered during Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: EPL: Liverpool suffer Mane injury blow in Wolves winHopefully this is not too serious of an injury. Mane did the right thing asking to come off as soon as he felt something.The fact he could walk off the pitch with relative ease suggests that this injury is nothing too serious. However, if it were to be, Mane would be a huge loss for the Reds. He is arguably the most important man in Liverpool’s attack.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Reds defeated Wolves 2-1 at the Molineux Stadium, which gives Liverpool a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand.However, Mane was forced off the pitch in the first-half due to a hamstring injury, which did not look season-ending, but it was enough for the the Senegal international to come off the pitch.However, Klopp has stated that he does not know the results of Mane’s injury as of yet.“We don’t know exactly [what the injury is], it’s the muscle. He felt something in the hamstring,” said Klopp, as quoted by LiverpoolFC.com.“We don’t know yet, obviously, we have to wait. We will see.” Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonelast_img read more

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Coronavirus: Man Utd forced to change hotel after Chinese club lodged there

first_imgManchester United have been forced to change their Marbella hotel due to fears over contracting coronavirus. And the decision was taken because the club got wind that Rafa Benitez and the Chinese team he manages, Dalian Yifang, stayed there previously. Manchester United were due to stay at the plush Westin La Quinta Golf Resort in Benahavis, Spain According to MailOnline, United were due to reside at the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort and Spa in Benahavis, Spain. But they then discovered that Benitez and his squad had pitched up there days earlier – and this put them off. The Premier League outfit will now stay at the five-star beachfront Kempinski in nearby Estepona. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his lads will now stay at this beachfront spot in nearby Estepona It is not the first time United have been hit by coronavirus fears. The Mirror is reporting that new signing Odion Ighalo has been banned from the club’s Carrington training ground after arriving on a loan deal from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. He has been working on a personal fitness programme at a separate location in Manchester. SunSport previously reported that Ighalo was stopped from attending the club’s winter training camp in Spain over fears he will be barred from returning to the UK over the coronavirus threat. Loading… Manchester United found out that Rafa Benitez and his Dalian Yifang team had started at the Westin The club were concerned UK immigration could tighten border restrictions after the World Health Organisation upgraded the disease to a global emergency. Border control is monitoring all persons who have arrived from China in the last 14 days. United said that “it is simply a precautionary measure as the situation continues to be monitored”. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the club website: “Odion will stay in Manchester, because he arrived from China in the last 14 days. The squad are training out in Marbella during the winter break Read Also: Odion Ighalo spotted with property brochures at Lowry hotel base “Because of the situation in China, we’re not sure if he’d be allowed back into England if he leaves the country again. “So he’s staying here working with a personal coach, individual programme and his family then can settle in England as well. That’s a plus. “Of course he might have liked to have come with the players and got to know them, but the risk [of potential border restrictions tightening], we don’t want to take that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

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Ryan Giggs sends Manchester United message about Daniel James

first_img Promoted ContentStunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable Looks The Wales international hit the ground running with three goals in his first four matches for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season, but has seen a drop off in performances as of late. James has been a mainstay in the United first-team ever since his debut but has struggled to have the same impact demonstrated upon his arrival. Some supporters have questioned James’ role in the United team as of late but his international manager has reiterated bis belief in the 22-year-old. “To make that step up to United and to have the start that he did, he’s fine. “I’ve seen quite a lot of him and he’s done fine this year. He’s played a lot of games, but that’s good. The more games you play, the better experience you will have.”Advertisement Ryan Giggs has backed Daniel James to overcome his recent struggles at Manchester United. Loading… Manchester United news and transfers LIVE Maddison and Pogba latest as Ighalo trains ahead of Chelsea fixture Odion Ighalo arrives for first Manchester United training session ahead of Chelsea fixtureWhen asked if the winger is suffering from burnout Giggs played down the suggestion and reiterated James has what it takes to be a Premier League star. He added: “No. Dan’s a tough cookie, he gets kicked. He’s played in the Championship – when you play in the Championship for a couple of seasons you are robust and you are ready for the Premier League. “When you set a standard and you just drop below it then you are open to criticism, but Dan is still doing fine. I’ve always maintained that he’s at a good club, with a good manager who will handle him right. Read Also:Leicester star Maddison wants Man Utd move “Dan is one of those players that will keep improving. Wingers, your job is score goals and make goals, that final ball, trying to get up to those double figures in goals – these are the things that wide players have got to do, and Dan will get there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Jovic apologises for breaking self-isolation rules in Serbia

first_imgRead Also: Turkish football season suspended after Mikel’s exit“When I arrived in Serbia, they gave me the test and it came out negative. I am very sorry that some people have not done their job professionally and have not given me specific instructions on how I should behave during my isolation.“In Spain it is allowed to go to buy food or buy products in pharmacies, which does not happen here (in Serbia). I apologise to everyone if in any way I have hurt or put someone in danger. I hope that together we can overcome all this.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Will 7 Largest Wet Markets In The World Survive After Pandemic?From Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Best Cars Of All TimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic apologised on Thursday after travelling to Serbia and breaking self-isolation rules put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus.Advertisement Jovic claims he was given permission to fly to his home country of Serbia by Real Madrid, who went into quarantine last week after one of the club’s basketball players tested positive for the virus.But after arriving in Belgrade, according to Spanish newspaper AS, the 22-year-old was “seen on the streets of the capital, celebrating the birthday of his girlfriend”.The local press in Belgrade have reported that Jovic was visited by police, although it is not clear whether charges will be brought against him.Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic (right) says he was given permission to go to Serbia by Real Madrid.“First of all, I am very sorry that I am the main topic (of debate) these days, and I am sorry that people are constantly writing about me and not about the main protagonists in the fight against this crisis, who are the doctors and all those who work in healthcare,” Jovic wrote on social media.“In Madrid, my Covid-19 test was negative. So I decided to travel to Serbia, to help and support our people, in addition to being close to my family, with the permission of my club.last_img read more

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Bacolod city council hails Bacolodnon composer

first_img She said Miraflor is a Bacolodnon composer and artist. He has been carving his name in the Philippine music industry, working at par with the country’s best performers, artists and songwriters. The resolution, authored by Councilor Simplicia Distrito, was approved during the city council’s regular session last week. Distrito said the Awit Awards is a highly acclaimed award giving body in the Philippines headed by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. that recognizes performances of Filipino artists and the people behind the making of Filipino recorded music. BACOLOD City – The city council has approved a resolution expressing their gratitude and congratulations to Edgardo Miraflor Jr., a Bacolodnon whose composition entitled “Loco de Amor” was awarded as the best novelty recording during the 32nd Awit Awards held at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City. Distrito noted that Miraflor’s extraordinary efforts are commendable considering that it showcases Bacolod’s artistry, love and passion for music. She added that Miraflor’s funny and entertaining composition was interpreted by BennyBunnyband under Viva Records. “Such achievement is truly an inspiration and worthy to be emulated by our local composers and musicians in the City who are yet to present their talents with other Filipino artists,” Distrito said./PNlast_img read more

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Banate local nabbed over ‘bookies’

first_imgILOILO City – Police arrested a manfor illegal gambling in Barangay Poblacion, Banate, Iloilo. The 51-year-old Ernesto Silvela ofBarangay Alacaygan, Banate was caught soliciting bets for the illegal numbersgame “bookies” around 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 10, a police report showed. Recovered from his possession was P270bet money, the report added.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Banate municipal police station, facing charges./PNlast_img

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Duterte tells PMAers: Police your own ranks

first_imgPresident Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Annual General Membership Meeting of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on January 21, 2020. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO In a speech during the membershipmeeting of PMA Alumni, Duterte said the image of the institution is only asgood as the image that each cadet and alumni projects to the public. MANILA – President Rodrigo Dutertereminded cadets and alumni of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to policetheir own ranks and avoid letting the name of the institution get tarnished. “It takes one fly to spoil a feast. Ittakes one scandal to ruin an avowed moral and ethical standard,” Duterte said.“One scalawag among you can destroy or dent that image and reputation of everyPMAer, your alma mater and your association included.” The PMA has been embroiled incontroversy last year following the death of cadet Darwin Dormitorio inSeptember last year due to the alleged hazing by his upperclassmen. Duterte also warned PMAers against thedangers of too much pride as he noted that many PMA alumni have becomepoliticians, lawmakers, and heads of government agencies. “Make use of your moral ascendancy,police your own ranks. You owe it to the academy that nourished you,” the ChiefExecutive added. “That pride, if uncontrolled, can easilydegenerate into arrogance and from there, the path of abuse opens. After that,only God knows,” he said. “That is what you should guard against, that is whatyou should not allow to happen.” Just a week after Dormitorio’s death,several other cadets were hospitalized due to suspected maltreatment within theacademy./PNlast_img read more

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Farmer shot to death by motorcycle-riding gunmen

first_imgAccording to police investigators, the incident happened around 2:44 p.m. on May 21. Nobleza was on his way home when attacked by two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen. ILOILO City – While walking home in Barangay Improgo, Sara, Iloilo, a farmer was shot several times.  They have yet to establish the motive as well./PNcenter_img Officers of the Sara police station were still trying to identify as of this writing who may have fired at the victim. The 44-year-old Rey Destacamento sustained multiple gunshot wounds, a police report showed. He was declared dead at the Sara District Hospital.last_img

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P1-B aid to increase WV rice production

first_imgThree sub-projects of the Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) have been implemented in this region. They were the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), Expanded Inbred Rice Production and Expanded Hybrid Rice Production in Suitable Areas.These three projects are expected to benefit around 210,000 farmers.DA-6 procured hybrid and inbred varieties suitable for the wet season while the central office handled the procurement of fertilizers.A total of 359,756 bags of inorganic fertilizers have been allotted to RCEF beneficiaries to complement the distribution of inbred seeds covering 179,878 hectares of targeted rice areas in this region. RECOTER. PNA Hybrid seeds, meanwhile, have been distributed under the Expanded Hybrid Rice Production subproject for 68,234 hectares. This is on top of the regular allocation from the National Rice Program covering 11,766 hectares. “At least we are assured of our staple food. We can likewise provide other regions of their deficit,” she said. ILOILO City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking to increase the rice production in Western Visayas amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.   Around 153,000 bags have been distributed to almost 75, 000 farmers through various drop-off points in this region. Recoter said that as of July 23, almost 72 percent or about 502,000 bags of the 604,000 bags of fertilizers allocated for Region 6 have been delivered. On the other hand, certified seeds have been earmarked for 15,000 hectares of rice plantation under the Expanded Inbred Rice Production subproject together with 30,000 bags of fertilizer. “Our expectation is 10 percent additional production for the wet season,” she said. Recoter said DA-6 has completed the procurement of 15,000 bags of certified seeds for Guimaras and Capiz.She added that 9,541 bags or almost 70 to 71 percent of the target distribution have been released to 7,614 farmers. Recoter said that if the weather cooperates, then they look forward to around 200,000 metric tons of additional production this year from last year’s 2.077 million metric tons. “We are hoping that by end of July the deliveries will be completed,” she said. DA-6’s distribution of hybrid seeds is also ongoing. As of July 23, 25,000 bags out of the 68,000 hybrid seeds have been released to 16,136 farmers. This region’s current rice sufficiency level is at 117 percent. Agriculture regional executive director Engr. Remelyn Recoter said last week the department has allocated P1.06 billion assistance for Western Visayas rice farmers under the Bayanihan We Heal as One Act. A total of 240,000 bags of inorganic fertilizer will also be partnered with these hybrid seeds. Recoter said that it was the first time for the national government to extend massive subsidy to farmers, which could help reduce their cost of production in terms of seeds and fertilizers. The increased production would also mean an increase in this region’s share to the national output. Western Visayas currently shares around 11 to 12 percent of the national production. “Hopefully by end of July we will be at 80 percent,” she said, adding that some farmers are still in their land preparation as the planting in this region has been delayed by one and one-half to two months due to late onset of the rainy season. Those who utilize good seeds or home-saved seeds will also be provided with fertilizer support of about 65,148 bags which are good for 32,574 hectares of rice area. Other than increasing sufficiency level, DA is also looking into the uncertainty in rice importation due to COVID-19. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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