Adkins added: “I am pleased to be the Reading manager. We will take it one game at a time and try and keep this club in the Premier League. It’s a good club, I’ve been impressed with them and I’ve always known what sort of club it is. We’re in the Premier League and we want to stay there. I am excited.” Many had sympathy with Adkins after the way he was treated at Southampton and it is typical of how things fall that they will be his second opponent. Survival, however, is Adkins’ primary focus. “I can’t talk about Southampton as it’s in the hands of the League Managers’ Association,” he added. “I am looking to the future, I’ve had two months out and gone around Europe, I’m excited about the future and passionate about playing football.” Reports had suggested Brighton’s Gus Poyet was Reading’s top target with Adkins not thought to be interested. He addressed that, though, saying: “When it happened with Brian I was in Germany and Reading wasn’t on the agenda at the time. “We’re now looking forward to the next stage together.” Press Association Nigel Adkins was keen to draw a line under the past after being appointed as Reading’s new manager on Tuesday morning. The 48-year-old has signed a contract until summer 2016 to replace Brian McDermott at the Madjeski Stadium. He was surprisingly sacked by Southampton in January despite securing back-to-back promotions. Reading are in a more perilous situation than Saints – they are second bottom and seven points shy of safety – but meet Adkins’ old club in his second game. A trip to Arsenal comes first, though, and Adkins wants to forget about the past. He said: “I’ve not made any comments since I left Southampton and I want to take the opportunity to thank all the people there. I thank the fans, the players and supporters. We were on a fantastic journey but we have to move on now.”
Tags: AFCON 2019DR CongoEgyptFlorent IbangeGroup AJavier AguirretopUgandaYannick BolasieYoussouf Mulumbuzimbabwe Egypt will reach the knock-out stage with victory over DRC. (AGENCY/PHOTOS)AFCON 2019Egypt vs DR CongoCairo International Stadium, CairoWednesday, 26-06-2019 @11pmThe second round of group matches is upon us at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.The hosts will be eyeing a round of 16 spot when they take on DR Congo in one of the three games to be played on Wednesday.The Pharaohs come into the game second on the four-team table, with three points after defeating Minors Zimbabwe on opening day.A Mahmoud Trazeguet lone first-half strike was all that Javier Aguirre’s side required to get past Zimbabwe but they know they may need more against a DRC side that is desperate to save their participation at AFCON 2019.Congo start the day bottom of Group A and on the brink of elimination that is if they lose Wednesday’s encounter.DRC need to avoid defeat in order to save their campaign.Florent Ibange’s Leopards suffered a shock 0-2 loss at the hands of Uganda on Saturday, a game that saw them fail to get going from the word go.What they are saying ahead of the gameJavier Aguirre, Egypt head coach“We must learn to handle the pressure of being among the favourites in order to realise our goal of becoming African champions.“We are looking at an improvement against DR Congo.“Prior to the tournament, we created chances against Guinea and Tanzania put only a couple away.“It was the same thing against Zimbabwe but we scored only once so we have worked on that and hopefully against Congo, we will be more effective.Aguirre speaking to the media ahead of the DRC game.Youssouf Mulumbu, DR Congo Captain“We let our country down against Uganda.“It was a bitter lesson for us and we plan to correct the situation quickly.“Let’s see how we can react and show that we are men who want to qualify for the next round.Team NewsDespite being below par against Zimbabwe, Aguirre is expected to stick with the same starting lineup on Wednesday.Salah was selected in his preferred right-sided position in attacking midfield, offering support to Mohsen.Walid Soliman, Amr Warda and Nabil Emad were all introduced from the bench last time out and are pushing for inclusion in this key match.As for the visitors, Ibenge may tweak things slightly after suffering a shock loss last week.Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga, a second-half sub against Uganda, is among those in contention to return to the starting lineup.Yannick Bolasie offered little, meanwhile, but he is one of the more talented players in the squad and should retain his place out wide.Match StatsEgypt have won two of their last three games against Congo DR in the Africa Cup of Nations, losing the other.The Leopards are the only team to have eliminated Egypt at the AFCON when the Pharaohs have hosted the tournament, doing so in the semi-finals of the 1974 edition – the last time Congo DR lifted the cup.Not since March 2012 have the sides faced off, with that friendly match finishing goalless.The other games on Wednesday-Nigeria vs Guinea @5:30pm-Uganda vs Zimbabwe @8pmTuesday’s results-Cameroon 2-0 Guinea-Bissau-Ghana 2-2 BeninComments
Keen to get into Delhi University through the sports quota? Then waiting till the announcement of the second cut-off list, as advised by university counsellors, may not be the best idea.Though the DU Information Bulletin clearly states that for admission under the sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA) categories, students should “contact individual colleges from the date of announcement of the second cut-off”, some colleges have been selling forms for the sports quota right from the first week of June.Lady Shri Ram College, Dyal Singh College and Gargi College are three institutions that Mail Today verified are currently selling forms. Dyal Singh College and Gargi College will close sale on June 21, the day the second cut-off list is announced.Shreya Kaicker, a DU aspirant, was lucky to discover this on time.”I was pretty relaxed thinking that I don’t have to do anything till June 21. But when I started browsing the websites of different colleges, I realised that some were already selling forms,” she said.Meera Ramachandran, Gargi College principal, said: “Our forms for ECA and sports have been available on the college website since June 1, but we will continue submission till the morning of the trials, which will be held on June 22.”Dyal Singh College has uploaded a new admission notice on its website that clearly states: “Pre-admission forms for admission under ECA and Sports categories are available in the college office from June 10 to June 21 between 10 am and 1 pm on working days on the payment of Rs 20 per form.”advertisementLady Shri Ram College, too, has been doing the same since June 8 and will end sale on June 22.”I am not aware if Dyal Singh, LSR and Gargi have begun issuing forms for the Sports quota, but yes, our advice to all the colleges was to start sale only after the announcement of the second list. I will write to these colleges to find out if it really is so,” J.M. Khurana, dean, students’ welfare, said.This advisory, however, seems to have been misinterpreted by colleges. According to Dyal Singh College principal I.S. Bakshi, the institute wasn’t flouting any rule by selling forms before June 21.”The university advisory says the admission process should begin after the second list. Our sports trials will be held only after June 21, so I don’t see what the problem is,” he said.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2015 – A big boost for the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture with an over 28% increase this coming fiscal year; taking proposed government spending for the country’s number one industry of Tourism to $7 million. Yesterday, TCIG revealed that the UK approved the country’s budget which also sees a slight hike in the allotment for Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, .8% and $2 million dollars more earmarked for the remaining phases of the Long Bay High School. Overall, the PNP Administration is proposing to spend nearly $225 million dollars this coming fiscal year, prosing to produce an over $13 million dollar surplus and will still plunk down $16 million dollars to service the country’s debt. Next stop for the Government’s Budget is the House of Assembly where Minister of Finance, Hon Washington Misick says there will be a full budget debate by elected representatives before the end of March 2015. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:long bay hills, ministry of tourism, pnp, washington misick Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech 11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 20, 2017 – Nassau – Long-awaited renovations are finally underway at the AIDS Foundation this month, in a bid to give the premises a much-needed facelift leading into the New Year.The renovations start with the instalment of a new kitchen, with help from a recent donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean. The kitchen is set to be installed between December 22nd and January 8th. “It won’t be in time for Christmas, because as long as the kids are here we need to use the kitchen. But we’re hoping it will be finished by the start of the new school term, a bit like a late Christmas present,” said Lady Camille Barnett, President of the AIDS Foundation.“We still do what we can to give the place a little ‘holiday spirit.’ The kids will have a Christmas party and exchange of gifts. They put up a Christmas tree last week and they’re very proud of it.“At our afterschool program, we have a part-time cook who prepares a meal for the kids – the idea being that once they have a meal at the end of the day they’ll be able to take their medication,” said Lady Barnett. “Our kitchen was in dire need of renovation. The buildings we’re in now were donated to us in the late 1990s, and not much work has ever been done to them because we’ve had to use our resources for other things. CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation will go towards renovating the kitchen area, which is vital to the work that we do with young people.”Established in 1992, the AIDS Foundation engages in HIV/AIDS education, awareness, advocacy, support, treatment, and prevention. Their afterschool program caters to people of all ages, and has three components: academic, psycho-social, and medical.“On the academic side, we have trained educators who work with the kids from 4:00pm until 5:30pm on school assignments Monday through Thursday. The psycho-social component happens on Friday and it’s all the interaction we do to support them in terms of their health, especially those who are HIV positive. We teach them anything from self-esteem building, to making good choices and life skills. With the medical component we work very closely with the Ministry of Health, because they’re the healthcare providers for these young individuals. We are actively involved with making sure they get to clinic appointments and that they take their medication.“We also found that as some of these kids have grown up, they need help with job preparation and we’re doing that with them as well. So I like to call this the ‘holistic program,’ because we try to support them and meet all of the needs they have. Sometimes it involves housing – at one point our social worker actually housed three of the kids in her home because there was no place for them to go and no one for them to be with. We try to provide complete support for them and at the end of the day we want them to be healthy, productive, and independent young people – that’s the goal,” said Lady Barnett.Part of that process involves creating a “safe space” that is comfortable for program participants. “There’s still a stigma surrounding HIV, and you don’t want the children coming to a place that’s broken down because that’s not good for their self-esteem. You want the place to look nice. We’re receiving help to renovate our stairs soon, because they’re in pretty bad condition. So along with the donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean to renovate our kitchen – all of that is just giving it a little facelift. I think coming to a place that looks decent and not broken down enhances everybody’s self-esteem.”Photo captions: CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation to the AIDS Foundation will help give the non-profit organisation a much-needed ‘facelift’ in time for the New Year. L-R: Lady Camille Barnett, President of the AIDS Foundation, and CIBC FirstCaribbean Marketing Director, Maya Nottage.Press Release: CIBCFCIB Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp