Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund Draw 2-2 with Werder Bremen to Lose More Ground

first_img borussia dortmundbundesligadrawpoints table First Published: September 29, 2019, 8:17 AM IST Berlin: Borussia Dortmund came from a goal down but had to settle for a 2-2 draw against visiting Werder Bremen on Saturday to drop further down the standings, having won only one of their last four Bundesliga games.The Ruhr valley club are now in seventh place on 11 points, three behind Bayern Munich who went top of the table after beating Paderborn 3-2. Dortmund did well to cancel out Werder’s eighth-minute lead through Milot Rashica only seconds later with Mario Goetze’s diving header in the midfielder’s first start of the season.They looked to be taking full advantage of Werder’s injury absences and Dortmund captain Marco Reus nodded in a Thorgan Hazard chip to put them in front.But for the second consecutive week they could not hold on to the three points, with Marco Friedl nodding in at the far post in the 55th minute to snatch a point for the visitors.Dortmund’s latest slip-up will no doubt fan the ongoing discussion about the team’s mental strength which Reus vehemently rejected last week, insisting there was no mentality problem in the squad.Self-proclaimed title contenders Dortmund, who play Slavia Prague in the Champions League next week, have now squandered a lead in their last two games after twice going ahead against Eintracht Frankfurt last week before drawing 2-2. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Baseball – Spring is Near!

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares CLEARWATER, FL— Newly trim Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training, and the Philadelphia Phillies tied the New York Yankees 5-5 Wednesday in their spring training opener.On a warm, sun-splashed day on the west side of Tampa Bay, the scoreboard said it was 92 degrees at game time — perhaps 10 degrees more than the actual temperature but a contrast to the cold, snowy winter in the northeast.Trying to regain the form that made him one of the top hitters before he tore his left Achilles tendon injury during the 2011 playoffs, Howard hit an opposite-field single to left in the second inning and lined a single to right in the fourth.He’s standing up straighter at the plate and dropping his hands.“Looked at some old video and stuff,” he said. “Back in ’06, I was way down and then it looked like I was steadily creeping up over the years.”Howard lost 15-20 pounds since November, when he started on a diet to eliminate sugars. His listed weight had been 250.“You have a cheat day or whatever every once in a while,” he said, “but for the most part, just trying to stick with it.”The Yankees’ Aaron Judge, a 2013 first-round draft pick, hit a tying, three-run homer on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in a four-run ninth off Mario Hollands.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Kevin Slowey, in camp with a minor league contract, is to start for the Phillies against the Yankees on Wednesday in Tampa. Slowey hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since he was released by the Miami Marlins last June with a 5.30 ERA and 53 hits allowed in 37 1-3 innings.Yankees: RHP Nathan Eovaldi, a teammate of Slowey’s on the Marlins, is to start Wednesday against the Phillies. New York obtained Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from Miami in December for Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: Minor league C Luis Torrens has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will miss the season. Dr. David Altchek is to operate Wednesday.Phillies: RHP Aaron Harang was scheduled to start Wednesday but his name was missing when the pitching schedule was posted in the Phillies clubhouse. Harang said he was dealing with “maintenance” issues. Harang said he saw a chiropractor and that is normal for him in spring training. He expects to pitch Monday.STARTING TIMEYankees: RHP Adam Warren allowed one hit in two innings. He felt constrained by the new clock timing 2 minutes, 25 seconds for breaks between half innings. The final warmup pitch must be thrown with 30 seconds left. “I couldn’t believe it. How am I going to get eight pitches in a minute, 50 seconds.”Phillies: RHP David Buchanan started in place of Jerome Williams and gave up one run and five hits in two innings. He allowed the Yankees to score in the first on consecutive two-out singles by Chris Young, Jones and Jose Pirela — one of New York’s second base candidates. Bullpen coach Rod Nichols informed Buchanan of the start at breakfast. “I was eating some oatmeal and Rod came up to me and said, ‘Hey, you’re throwing first today,’” Buchanan recalled. “I try to throw strikes, keep the ball on the ground. Unfortunately they found holes today.”RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writerlast_img read more

Tendulkar starts new initiative with Kit Up Challenge

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar has taken to social media to launch #KitupChallenge to encourage people to start playing sports. Posting a video of himself putting on his cricketing gear and getting ready to play, Tendulkar asked the viewers to take up a sport of their choice. As part of the challenge, Sachin called upon the viewers to post a short video of themselves on social media while getting ready to play a sport and use the hashtag to nominate others in the process. Sachins new initiative aims to promote overall fitness and encourage Indians to inculcate an active lifestyle through the joy of playing sports. The challenge has been positively received from the sports community with noted personalities like Virat Kohli, PV Sindhu and Devendra Jhajharia already participating in the challenge. Other noted sports personalities like Srikanth Kidambi and Suresh Raina have also shown support. Last month, the government of India launched the #HumFitToIndiaFit initiative which also received a tremendous response from across the country. Earlier, in his Rajya Sabha speech, Sachin had proposed a framework for Sports for All under Right To Play. PTI KHS KHSKHSlast_img read more

Douglas Costa faces lengthy ban and Juventus fine after red card for spitting

first_imgShare via Email The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Nicky Bandini Reuse this content Share on Twitter Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK)He’s off the mark! @Cristiano won’t care that it’s probably the easiest goal of his career. He is up and running and his three-and-a-half game drought (!) is over. It’s @juventusfcen 1 – @SassuoloUS 0. Up and running! Subscribe – https://t.co/YbI6T6O8MU #CR7 #Ronaldo #Juve pic.twitter.com/IXWfTcdRI2September 16, 2018 Topics Share on Facebook Juventus Share on Pinterest Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK)This is going to be a huge story in world football. Douglas Costa spits in Federico Di Francesco’s mouth during the #Juve and #Sassuolo game. pic.twitter.com/IXyYDClct8September 16, 2018 “Even if he was fouled, these episodes must not happen,” Allegri said. “We mustn’t fall for provocation. The game was winding down, we had it in the bag and, instead, we stopped playing as a team, everyone wanted to dribble a bit. Then the other team gets back into the game, some players get irritated and that sort of thing happens.” Allegri added: “It’s only right that [Costa] is fined and he certainly will be. I was surprised by his reaction. We have suffered a goal, a red card and a suspension which will be long.”Ronaldo needed three-and-a-half games to break his duck for Juventus but Allegri said he never had any doubts about the Portugal forward.“Was there any anxiety? Not on my part,” said Allegri. “You just have to see the first three games and how close Ronaldo went to scoring,” he said. “He was a little too hasty and eager to score again today, but football takes away and it gives, and the ball bounced off the post and right into his path.”Juventus, chasing an eighth successive Serie A title, have 12 points, three ahead of Napoli while Sassuolo are on eight after their first defeat of the season.“I was a little bit anxious as expectations were high,” said Ronaldo. “I really wanted to score, so I’m happy.”Ronaldo could easily have had a hat-trick but missed two more good chances and also had a penalty appeal turned down. He volleyed wide from six yards out and also missed when the rebound landed at his feet as João Cancelo’s shot was saved by Andrea Consigli.center_img Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo for €100m at 33? Indulgence or Juventus masterstroke? news European club football Share on Messenger Serie A Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp The Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, said the winger Douglas Costa will be fined by the club after he was sent off for spitting at a Sassuolo opponent on Sunday, marring a 2-1 Serie A win in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goals for the club.Costa, who faces a lengthy ban, was dismissed for spitting at Federico Di Francesco after a running feud in which the Brazilian also elbowed and head-butted the Sassuolo player. Read morelast_img read more

Get in the Fall Spirit with Jagermeister Spice Cocktails

first_img The Best American Gin Editors’ Recommendations 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather The Best American Liqueur 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Jägermeister is one of those things that people either love dearly or hate with a passion. But a few years ago, Jägermeister  released a new flavor that we can all get behind: Jagermeister Spice. Rather than rocking the controversial black licorice taste, this version is a blend of cinnamon, vanilla and a smattering of other herbs and spices.The flavor isn’t exactly what you would expect at first. The label leads you to believe that vanilla and cinnamon are the only flavors here, but they definitely aren’t. Drink it neat and at room temperature (Jagermeister’s official serving suggestions) and you’ll taste plenty of clove, star anise, and a faint hint of licorice mingling in there as well. After your first sip it becomes clear that this recipe was derived from Jager’s original blend of herbs and spices, but with more of a focus on vanilla and cinnamon this time around. This gives it a warm, inviting flavor that’s perfect for autumn. After much experimentation, we found that we enjoyed it most when served straight up, but also found it paired well with a variety of other drinks.Here’s a few recipes we whipped up that you might want to try:Jågenog – yeah, that name is probably going to be trademarked in a few weeks, but you heard it here first. It’s really not that complex – just Spice and eggnog, but here’s how we suggest making it:• 1 part room teperature Jagermeister Spice• 2 parts eggnog• dash of bourbon whiskeyBucknut – we found that hazelnut plays well with the herbs and spices of Jagermeister’s new flavor, and a shot of bourbon gives it an oaky kick and some extra warmth.• 2 oz Jagermeister Spice• 1 oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur• 1 oz bourbon whiskeyHunter’s Tea – cinnamon, vanilla, and clove go reaaally well with the subtle bergamot orange flavor in Earl Grey tea. Serve this one piping hot with a cinnamon stick and orange peel garnish.• 1 part Jagermeister Spice• 2 parts hot Earl Grey tea• fresh squeezed orange juice to tasteTrack down a bottle near you at Jagermeister.com  Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Masterlast_img read more

Tourism industry set to bounce back stronger than ever UN finds

6 March 2009In spite of the hit that tourism is taking during the current global economic crisis, the industry will recover and be stronger than ever, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced today. In spite of the hit that tourism is taking during the current global economic crisis, the industry will recover and be stronger than ever, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced today.In conclusions issued by the agency’s Resilience Committee (TRC), the industry – which has been severely impacted by the recession and is forecast to continue its downturn for the near future – has a key role to play in helping the world recover from the current turmoil.“History has demonstrated that crises can also provide opportunities as they call for substantial efforts and industry solidarity,” the body, which met for the first time last month in Madrid, found.Addressing the recession through the lens of long-term issues such as climate change and global poverty will also help the tourism industry weather future crises, it said.UNWTO’s Secretary-General ad interim Taleb Rifai stressed that while it is impossible to estimate how long the current crisis will last, it is clear that tourism has much to contribute to the recovery process with its “unique resurgence capacity and an immense potential in terms of employment creation and sustainability.”The agency expects international tourism to stay even or fall by up to 2 per cent this year. The Americas and Europe are expected to be impacted most, while Asia and the Pacific, as well as Africa and the Middle East, will find growth easing in 2009.In January, a UNWTO report found that the economic slowdown threatens to reverse the historic four-year gains made by the industry in foreign travel. Although international tourist arrivals reached 924 million in 2008, up 16 million from 2007 or a two per cent overall increase on the year, growth stagnated in the second half of last year, hitting Europe the hardest. read more

Afghanistan UN Mission condemns suicide attack against Iraqi embassy in Kabul

“This attack shows complete contempt for human life, as well as the international law designed to protect diplomats,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. The attack, which occurred in a residential area of central Kabul, lasted around five hours. Several armed men killed two Afghan civilian employees inside the embassy and injured a police officer before being killed by Afghan security forces. “I commend the Afghan security forces for their swift action that saved many lives,” said Mr. Yamamoto, who heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA. He noted that the attack is yet another which “appears to have targeted the international community but in which Afghan civilians bore the brunt of the violence.” Diplomatic missions are civilian objects protected under international humanitarian law, and attacks directed at them are serious violations that may amount to war crimes. The Islamic State in the Khorasan Province has claimed responsibility. read more

Space science superpowers can light the way to success for girls in

It was important to foster an understanding that “space for women” would be among the priorities moving forward, Markus Woltran, from the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) told UN News. He was the moderator of a panel discussion on space for women, taking place on Monday.He explained that three steps could be taken to reach that goal, including getting more girls and women interested in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – secondly, using space as a motivating factor to create that interest; and third, keep their interest and involvement in STEM high, by removing the glass-ceiling that blocks their pathway to success.  Astrophysicist Ersilia Vaudo, the Chief Diversity Officer at the European Space Agency and a panel participant, also reiterated the importance of the “element of wonder and excitement” to light up career paths in space science.“I used to say particularly for girls, but it holds true for everyone, that space and science gives superpowers,” she told UN News, highlighting that STEM offers dimensions that people will not experience otherwise. The field of space, in particular, is important for innovation, she added, noting rich and fulfilling career paths, ranging from climate action, to space exploration and now, living for long periods of time beyond earth’s orbit.We have been able to do things together that were not possible to do alone, like landing a robot on a comet, 500 million kilometers away from Earth – Astrophysicist Ersilia Vaudo“These challenges will need the talents of all,” said Ms. Vaudo, adding that workforces must be inclusive, in addition to being diverse, in order to realize everyone’s full potential.Citing the example of the European Space Agency, which has 22 member countries, speaking 18 different languages, she continued: “We have been able to do things together that were not possible to do alone, like landing a robot on a comet, 500 million kilometers away from Earth.” “This is because we have been able to put all these talents and competencies together and make wonderful things happen.”Space and IndustriesAlso on Monday, key actors from the space industry deliberated on how the industry can contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Panel moderator, Jorge Del Rio Vera, Scientific Affairs Officer at UNOOSA, told UN News that the space industry is eager to engage with the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, and recognizes the huge potential of being involved.Partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, can also serve as an important driver for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as noted in Goal 17, “Partnership for the Goals.”The challenge with the space industry, however, Mr. Del Rio Vera added, is that actors do not know “how” to go about forging such partnerships. “This was a good opportunity for them to present their work, and what they can do for the 2030 Agenda and how to get involved,” he said, noting that UNOOSA has developed guidelines on how the space industry can collaborate with the UN on sustainable development.UN News is on location in Vienna covering UNISPACE+50 and its associated events. Follow us at @UN_News_Centre for news and highlights. read more

Meyers Real Life Wednesdays look to prepare Ohio State football players for

Lantern file photoOne of Urban Meyer’s primary tasks as Ohio State football coach is to get his football players focused and prepared to win games, and potentially a national championship, during the 2013 college football season.All of those players, however, will eventually move on from being student-athletes at OSU. While some of those players may continue in OSU’s long line of sending players to the National Football League, most will have to quickly adjust to life after football.Recognizing this, Meyer instituted a program for his players called “Real Life Wednesdays,” something he brought to OSU after instituting it prior to his final season at the University of Florida, according to OSU athletic spokesman Jerry Emig. During spring semester, speakers were brought in to talk to the team each week about a variety of issues that players will have to deal with in their lives after college football.Many of the speakers brought in for the program were people who once sat in the same seats as the audience they were speaking to. Numerous former OSU football players were invited back to speak to the team, including Dee Miller (1994-98), Ryan Miller (1993-96) and Chris Spielman (1984-87).Dee Miller and Ryan Miller both had to transition quickly away from their NFL dreams. Dee Miller was a sixth-round selection by the Green Bay Packers in the 1999 NFL draft, but never played in an NFL game. Ryan Miller was invited to training camp by the New York Jets after not being drafted, but he did not make the team’s roster.Dee Miller, who works as a State Farm agent in Hilliard, Ohio, said he was “ecstatic” when Meyer called him and asked him to speak to the team.“When reality hits you, when the football career is over with, it’s what have you done to prepare for life after football,” Dee Miller said in an interview with The Lantern. “I came back and was able to show guys, you know what, you can still have a pretty good life if you don’t make it in the NFL. I think that was important for them to see that, and they can relate to former players because I was them.”Ryan Miller said he wanted to be a part of the program because of the valuable lessons he learned from former OSU football players, specifically Jim Lachey, during his own years with the Buckeyes.“I can remember being in that same situation … and I thought it was unbelievably helpful and valuable,” Ryan Miller told The Lantern. “When (Meyer) asked me and talked to me about ‘Real Life Wednesdays,’ I just thought it was such a great idea that I wanted to be a part of it, and hopefully be a part of this for years to come.”Dee Miller said he told the players that while their status as OSU football players will help them find career opportunities, they cannot rely on that status for post-football success.“Ohio State will get you to the door, will get you to the interview, but once you get in the interview, it’s basically, how can you impact my company?” Dee Miller said. “I think it helps, but I think you also have to be prepared in what you think you’re about to get into so that Ohio State is able to help you.”Ryan Miller, who is a founding partner of M2Marketing and co-founder of the 2nd & Seven foundation (along with OSU assistant coaches Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel), said he thinks OSU football players have an “advantage” other college students may not have because of resources like “Real Life Wednesdays.”“They would have seen a lot of different things that they may had to have waited until they graduate to hear, so I think it’s an advantage without a doubt,” Ryan Miller said. “Having the opportunity is one thing. It’s what you do with that opportunity that really makes all the difference in the world. My hope is that it could for a majority of the kids, and they take some of these ‘Real Life Wednesdays’ to heart.”Spielman, an ESPN broadcaster who was a two-time All-American at OSU, was able to continue his NFL career for 10 seasons. He said he focused on family and responsibility when he spoke to the team.“I was trying to use my life experience to try to just show them the importance of taking responsibility,” Spielman said in an interview with The Lantern. “Football can teach you about being part of a team and being responsible to your team, but obviously a family is a much stronger, bigger team than a football team will ever be, especially if you’re a husband and a father.”Spielman’s wife, Stefanie Spielman, passed away in 2009 following a battle with breast cancer. Chris Spielman is a father to four children.Former OSU football players were not the only speakers the Buckeyes had access to this spring. Harley-Davidson CEO Keith Wandell, Limited Brands chairman/CEO and former OSU Board of Trustees president Les Wexner and Clark Kellogg, a former OSU basketball player who is currently the Indiana Pacers’ vice president of player relations and a college basketball broadcaster for CBS, were among the other professionals who spoke to the team.Harry Trombitas, a retired FBI special agent who is now a lecturer for OSU’s sociology department, was another speaker in the program. He said that like other students who are uncertain about their career paths, he encouraged the football team to “keep an open mind” if they are trying to figure out what career to pursue after football.“They’re moving into the world of adulthood where they really have to start preparing for the rest of their lives,” Trombitas said. “It’s OK to have fun and do things in college like a regular college student would, but you really have to be careful of the choices that you make, and understand you’re setting the stage for what you’re going to do the rest of your life.”Chris Spielman said there were not many programs specifically in place to teach life lessons during his time as an OSU football player.“Life lessons were conveyed through my watching of my parents and watching people around me,” Chris Spielman said.Dee Miller said that while OSU provided resources that student-athletes could take advantage of to prepare for life after football, there was not as much structure to providing those resources when he played for the Buckeyes.“Back then, the focus on academics and life after football was not like it is today,” Dee Miller said.Meyer and the OSU football program also brought a new opportunity to the players this year. Senior staff and human resource representatives from 57 businesses and organizations came to Ohio Stadium on Thursday for a student-athlete job fair, which was organized by the OSU football program.The entire OSU football team and “as many as 50 to 75” student-athletes from other OSU sports teams attended the job fair, Emig said.Nike, ESPN and IMG were among the organizations present, while NFL senior vice president of player engagement Troy Vincent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich were also available at the job fair, according to a press release. Kasich also spoke to the football team prior to the job fair.Ryan Stamper, Ohio State football’s coordinator of player development, said in a press release that every player on the team “had to have a new resume” for the job fair.“Every player learned about resumes and key components of them, and then our staff, support services staff and academic advisors helped each one update their existing resume or create a new one,” Stamper said. “And every one of our players, including freshmen, had to have a list going into the job fair of four business areas or interests that they would like to speak with reps about and learn about.”Redshirt senior left tackle Jack Mewhort said in the press release that the Buckeyes spent months preparing for the job fair.“The speakers we’ve heard and the people we’ve spoken to (at the job fair) have given us real insight into the opportunities and careers we can strive for,” Mewhort said. read more

Wandsworth prisons Xray scanner not used for legal reasons

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One of Britain’s largest prisons stopped using an X-ray body scanner for “legal reasons” even though similar devices are in place at other jails, according to a report.Inspectors questioned why the technology had been taken out of action at HMP Wandsworth after proving effective in identifying contraband.HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found illicit substances, particularly cannabis and new psychoactive substances, remained “too accessible” at the establishment in south-west London.Existing technology was not being used effectively, the assessment found.”For example, the X-ray scanner in reception was no longer used and the CCTV cameras in visits were not monitored as a result, we were told, of a lack of staff,” it said.The X-ray scanner had been used previously and was an effective way of identifying contraband, HMIP said.Inspectors were also told that inmates preferred the scan, which was more dignified than strip-searching.”However, the scanner had fallen into disuse; we were told this was for legal reasons but we remained unclear about the reasons, given that similar scanners were in use in other establishments,” the report said. Last month the inspectorate highlighted encouraging early results from the use of body-scanning technology at another jail, HMP Belmarsh, saying it had led to the discovery of mobile phones, drugs and weapons which would not have been detected during a strip search.A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said: “Wandsworth took a very cautious approach to new enhanced EU regulations on body scanners.”Their use continued as normal across other prisons with scanners and we have now advised Wandsworth how to use the scanners effectively and in line with the EU regulations.”The report on HMP Wandsworth, based on inspection visits in February and March, said that in the previous six months searches recovered 277 mobile phones, 65 weapons and 153 drug packages.In other findings, the watchdog said Wandsworth remained the most overcrowded prison in England and Wales, with most of the 1,428 men being held at the time sharing a cell built for one.Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke said: “In essence, there were too many prisoners, many with drug-related or mental health issues, and with not enough to do.”Calling for “cultural change”, he noted that not all staff carried anti-ligature knives despite six self-inflicted deaths since the jail was last inspected in 2015, and described the response to cell call bells as “totally inadequate”.Overall, Mr Clarke said it was “quite clear that there was a very real determination on the part of many dedicated staff at Wandsworth to make positive progress at this well-known and important prison”.Michael Spurr, chief executive of Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service, said Wandsworth had been provided with extra staff and resources, its capacity had been reduced to ease pressure and the prison was strengthening its approach to preventing self-harm and suicide.Prisons minister Rory Stewart acknowledged it was a “disappointing” report.He said the Government was putting an extra £16 million into improving facilities at 11 prisons, including Wandsworth. read more