3TOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min has begged fans not to watch his military service stint and follow government guidelines.The South Korean international will begin his four-week mandatory national service immediately, with the ex-Bayer Leverkusen forward not expected back in England until May.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Son Heung-min has asked fans not to watch him in military serviceCredit: ReutersSon, 27, headed back to his native country to partake in the service following his stint in isolation.He is considered a hero in South Korea having scored 27 goals in 87 appearances for his national side.A statement on his Facebook page revealed fans and reporters have been in contact asking if they could watch him in action.It read: “As large gatherings have been discouraged due to the COVID-19 virus and as we are working to comply with government policy, we will not be opening this event up to the public.”This decision is being made to ensure the safety of the fans and reporters and to prevent any dangerous situations from arising.”Thank you for your understanding. Heung Min Son looks forward to completing his military duty and doing his best at the training facility.”Under South Korean law, before the age of 28 you must complete 21 months of national service unless you earn an exemption.Son earned his exemption after helping his country win gold at the Asian Games in 2018.3most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’The forward will have to go in tear gas chambers and do live-fire drills during his mandatory military training.He will be also exposed to tear gas, learn how to rifle and be put through combat drills to ensure he is fighting fit.Son will also do chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear exercises as well as undergoing discipline education.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealJosé Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdown
While the coronavirus continues to take lives in the Wuhan area, where it came from, the health alert is forcing to suspend virtually all competitions that should be held in the short and medium term in China. The Super League has been postponed, and Asian Champions League games that have such a country as headquarters are not played for now. And, in regards to Espanyol, What will happen to Wu Lei if he is cited in the next call of his selection? One of those affected will be with total probability Wu Lei, since he has participated and as a starter in the previous four qualifying matches, in which he scored three goals (in fact, he only remained unmarked against the Philippines) and gave one assist. Some meetings with which the attacker of Espanyol reaches a special event: Just this Friday marks a decade since he debuted in the Chinese national team on February 14, 2010. He did it in Hong Kong, in the East Asian championship.Since then, Wu Lei has played 67 matches with China, in which he has scored 18 goals and distributed five assists. The franchise player of the Asian giant has a great challenge to meet: qualify for the World Cup. The measure is not for the official moment, but it does have a chance to prosper. Even to be confirmed next week. About the calendar, China had to play at home the fifth day of the qualifying phase for the 2022 World Cup, against Maldives, specifically on March 26. The CFA (Chinese Football Federation) is in talks with the authorities of Thailand to be where the match is disputed, it is always clear that before you have not sent the alert for the coronavirus. The contacts are moving in a good direction although, according to the portal ‘Live Sport Asia’, the Thai Ministry of Health would have demanded that the Chinese federation send them blood samples from all players before they embark on their journey to meet Maldives.
Completing journey Today he will travel on the Plantation Gardens river in St Thomas before completing his journey at the Kingston Harbour in Down Town Kingston. “The reception we have been getting is great. People see us coming with two Kayaks and they are intrigued,” he noted Another of Greyson-Newman’s goal was to assess local rivers as he wants to establish international competitions locally and he has been impressed by the various characteristics of rivers he has encountered. “The problem was how do we shortlist over a hundred rivers down to 14, that was the first challenge, but each river has it own characteristics. Rio Cobre where we started on Sunday had boulders and rapids. Milk River, Alligator Pond both have crocodiles. “We would like to have an international Jamaica race, and Rio Cobre and Salt River in Hanover are a couple rivers we see international competitors coming to Jamaica to participate in. We want kayaking and canoeing to be another sport in Jamaica’s repertoire as there is a lot to be gained from this sport and that’s what we are trying to get out,” he commented. “The reason we are ending at Kingston Harbour is because it is the closest location to the Aquatic centre. The harbour is quite wide and open so it will tricky, so to get from one side to the other will be an achievement, and getting across Jamaica and the 14 rivers would be a phenomenal.” British born Jamaican kayaker, Tony Greyson-Newman, will close the chapter on his one week expedition at the Kingston Harbour this afternoon between 1:00pm and 2:00pm, where he will complete traversing 14 of the island’s rivers in seven days in an effort to raise funds for the Kingston Aquatic Sports Academy. However, Greyson-Newman, says they are still a far way off their target of 10,000 pounds (J$1.6 million) but he is still hoping they can accomplish their objective on today’s final day. “It is not as well as I hoped and we are not sure why. It has been an online fundraiser and we have tried our best to put it out on social media and people have been donating and supporting and we are very grateful. But we have a target of 10.000 pounds, that will pay for the initial equipment to get things started but we are not near that target,” he said. “We are hoping that as things draw to a close more donations will be made and we can reach our target. The fundraising is the basis of me doing 14 rivers in seven days. Some have donated and we are hoping that other will. But we are not where we want to be financially to get the equipment we need to put in the programme,” he added. Greyson-Newman started out on the Rio Cobre in St.Catherine and the Milk River in Clarendon on Sunday. On Monday he travelled the Alligator Pond in Manchester and Black River in St Elizabeth, and the seven Miles Beach and Cabaritta River in Westmoreland on Tuesday, before taking on Salt Creek in Hanover and Great River in St James on Wednesday. On Thursday, he took on the Martha Brae in Trelawny and White Water in St Ann, before conquering the Rio Nuevo in St Mary and the Rio Grand in Portland on Friday.
As the Public Telecommunications Ministry continues to highlight the importance of women and girls in the growing field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across Guyana through several initiatives, a ‘Professional women in ICT’ luncheon was on Wednesday hosted at Cara Lodge, Georgetown.Minister Cathy Hughes speaking prior to the luncheon said it was conceptualised with the aim of providing an avenue for the women to network and look at areas of collaboration on future projects involving women and girls. It is her belief that more girls need to be encouraged to get involved in the careers that will become available in the ICT area.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes interacting with women at a luncheon hosted at Cara Lodge“By 2025, they are saying 70 per cent of all jobs are going to be in Information Communication Technology and we [Government] just want to make sure that we are ready, so the Ministry is working on creating opportunities where we are connecting people to the Internet in schools and the Hinterland,” she noted.The Minister said the focus is being placed on training and education, hence the Public Telecommunications Ministry continues to collaborate with the Education Ministry and the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).The event precedes the ‘Girls in ICT’ day being observed today. Minister Hughes said interaction with Co-Founder, SheLeadsIt, Nicole Pitter Patterson will allow the women to get a sense of how Guyana is connecting with what is happening regionally.The SheLeadsIt, Co-Founder said her organisation aims at empowering women enterprises globally and has been partnering with local organisations. For this year, the organisation has reached over 800 girls in Guyana and across the Caribbean.Marcia Thomas, Head of Information and Communication Technology at NCERD, said contrary to perceptions, ICT has always been an integral part in terms of meeting the needs of children with learning disabilities through the use of learning software to improve their performances.Echoing similar sentiments as the Minister, Thomas said within five years, especially with the emerging oil and gas sector, there will be a plethora of jobs available directly related to ICT, therefore the Education Ministry is in preparation mode.“Guyana is poised to be able to provide those specialists, those technologically savvy people because contrary to what people believe our children are using ICTs, we are using ICTs every day so we have to think ICT now, we have to live it,” Thomas emphasised.Reference was made to the ‘Guyana Girl Code’ programme and the STEM Guyana Robotics clubs across Guyana as some of the initiatives being promoted by NCERD and the Education Ministry, specifically aimed at empowering girls in the field.In Guyana, an ICT Tech lab will be developed led by Geotech Vision, which will see 55 girls from 11 schools and the University of Guyana engaged in web development activities. This will be followed by the hosting of a hackathon in July 2018, which will be larger and feature more “hands-on” activities.‘Girls in ICT’ will kick off today with an exhibition at Duke Lodge, Kingston.
Just don’t swing at the pitch. “I’ve got to remind myself that every pitch: don’t swing, don’t swing,” Frank Catalanotto said. There are plans for a couple of more “tracking” drills this week before letting the hitters finally take some cuts against pitchers. But they might not be swinging until the first Cactus League game Friday against Kansas City, which shares the same spring training complex. Pavano has MRIYankees pitcher Carl Pavano had an MRI exam and X-rays taken Sunday on his injured left foot. The team didn’t immediately release the results, but Pavano said afterward that he wasn’t concerned. “Just for precaution,” Pavano said. “It’s feeling better than it did. I’m not really too alarmed. There’s no bruising or anything. It’s just stiff.” Pavano didn’t participate in on-field drills. He did undergo treatment, including icing the foot. Pavano was hit on the instep in batting practice Saturday by infielder Alberto Gonzalez’s line drive. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m not worried about that at all. I’m used to it,” he said. “Wherever they play me, I’m ready for either. Obviously, I’m going to have to work hard at each position. It’s possible I might not know which one I’m playing until three days before the opener, but that’s fine. If I work hard at both all spring, it won’t matter.” Manager Jim Tracy doesn’t sound too concerned, either. He said he would like to choose between Castillo and Bautista by the time there are roughly two weeks left in the spring, then give Sanchez the rest of the time to get comfortable with the position he’ll be playing regularly. No swing sessionSammy Sosa stepped into the batter’s box against live pitching for the first time Sunday. The slugger didn’t even swing the bat. Neither did Michael Young, Mark Teixeira or any of the other Texas Rangers hitters. And that’s exactly what manager Ron Washington expected. “The hitters get some timing, seeing an arm come at them,” Washington said. “That’s what that’s all about. Nothing more, nothing less. Get some timing, track the ball, see where you are.” Sanchez excelled at third base last season but has performed exclusively at second in the opening days of camp, largely because the Pirates are trying to determine where two other competing infielders, Jose Castillo and Jose Bautista, fit into the team. If Sanchez is troubled by that, it isn’t showing. The National League’s reigning batting champion doesn’t really know what position he’s going to play, and he doesn’t care much either. Freddy Sanchez is taking everything in stride just a few months after he hit .344 for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jack Grealish 1 Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is at the centre of more controversy after he was pictured lying on the floor “paralytic” while on holiday in Tenerife.The 19-year-old is enjoying a close season break with friends on the popular island and images have been circulating around social media of him lying on the street surrounded by cigarettes supposedly after a heavy night of drinking.Villa chiefs are aware of the photographs and will hold talks with the youngster, who made his first-team breakthrough last season, on his return to England.Grealish has been warned about his off-field antics by the club before, having been photographed apparently taking nitrous oxide earlier this year.A Villa statement read: “The club is aware of the photographs of Jack Grealish currently circulating.“We will be meeting with the player but any action will remain an internal matter.“There will be no further comment from the club.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The third game was the most competitive as the Lancers took a 25-23 lead before LBSU rebounded. The No. 1-ranked Long Beach State men’s volleyball team needed a mere hour and 15 minutes to dispatch winless Cal Baptist, 30-20, 30-14, 30-25 in a nonconference match Saturday night. Senior All-American Robert Tarr logged 14 kills as 49ers (5-0) compiled an impressive .402 kill percentage. Francisco Valdez and Teddy Liles both added eight kills and Duncan Budinger had seven. “Our blocking defense was great tonight,” said LBSU coach Alan Knipe. “If we didn’t block it, we touched it. And if we didn’t touch it, we transitioned it. We are getting more disciplined. I thought Tyler’s serving was as good as it’s ever been tonight.” All-American setter Tyler Hildebrand finished with three kills, 31 assists and two aces. In the first game, LBSU went on a five-point run to take a 7-2 lead and the lead swelled from there. The 49ers opened up a 4-0 lead in the Game 2 and finished with four aces.
Mutebi anticipates another tough encounter against Petro de Luanda in the secon leg. (PHOTO/KCCA FC)CAF Champions League-First RoundPetro de Luanda 0-0 KCCA FC Stadio 11 de Novembro, LuandaSaturday, 14-09-2019KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has described his side’s result away to Petro de Luanda in the first leg of their Champions League first round encounter as poistive but tricky.KCCA FC drew 0-0 with the Angolan side on Saturday and will look to get the job done in Kampala in two week’s time when they host the second leg at Lugogo.However, Mutebi says his team has to be cautious as the opposition will also be targeting progression.“We got a good result against a very good team, noted Mutebi after the game on Saturday.“We knew we had to suffer because they had more of the ball but we were very organized defensively and whenever we went forward, we looked dangerous.“It is a positive result and we will see what we can do. However, It is a trick result and anything can happen but we will try to capitalize on home advantage.”The game on Saturday was dominated by the hosts as they looked to have created the better chances most notably, calling KCCA FC custodian Charles Lukwago into action on two crucial occassions, late.First, he saved from Sengui and then denied substitute Daniel Satonho from point blank.The Kasasiros who are known for their fearless approach also had spells in the contest although they created half chances more often than not.Mutapha Kizza saw a free-kick fumbled by goalkeeper Delgado who had defender Insua Musah to thank after the latter cleared to safety.Anaku shot wide form inside the area after beating his maker late in the first half.The usually relaible Muzamir Mutyaba scuffed a shot straight at Delgado after he was teed up by the industrious Allan Okello.Three minutes into the second half, Okello headed a Kizza cross into the net but the goal was ruled out for offside.It is a good result for KCCA FC but they need to be careful in the second leg as Petro de Luanda have quality in them to hurt anyone.KCCA FC will nees to be careful in the second leg. (PHOTO/File)Also speaking after the game, Anaku could not hide his delight that KCCA FC had picked up a point from a hard game away from home.“We now have a slight advantage over them because of this draw, noted the youngster.“It is a vital point for us away from home.“We came knowing that they are a strong side so we gave our best throughout the game and we pick a good result.KCCA FC are attempting to reach the Champions League group stages for a second time in three seasons.They last did so in 2018 where they were pitted in a group containing Al Ahly, Esperance and Rivers United, finishing third after the six rounds of matches.The second leg between KCCA FC and Petro de Luanda will be played on September 27th, 2019 at Lugogo.KCCA FC starting line upCharles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Mustapha Kizza, Peter Magambo, Samuel Kato, Gift Ali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Herbert Achai, Allan Okello, Mike Mutyaba, Sadat AnakuComments Tags: allan okelloCAF Champions LeagueMike MutebiPetro de LuandaSadat Anakutop