Arsenal, Chelsea, Celtic and Rangers discover Euro opponents

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions gameday cracker 2 The draw for the Europa League group stage was made on Friday.Four British clubs were in the draw, including last season’s semi-finalists Arsenal. latest Steven Gerrard will lead Rangers in Europe this season Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update silverware revealed predicted Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Atletico Madrid won last season’s Europa League BEST OF Top football News 2center_img The Gunners, now managed by three-time Europa League winner Unai Emery, were placed in Group E.They face trips to Portugal, Azerbaijan and Ukraine after being pitted against Sporting CP, Qarabag and Vorskla.Premier League rivals Chelsea were pulled out in Group L and face some long trips on their return to Europe’s second-tier competition for the first time since they lifted the trophy in 2013.Maurizio Sarri’s Blues have been drawn with Greek side PAOK, Belarusian champions BATE Borisov and Hungarian title winners Vidi.Celtic are in Group B with Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg, Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Norwegian title holders Rosenborg, who the Celts beat in a Champions League qualifier this summer.Rangers are back in a European group stage for the first time since the 2010-11 Champions League following their play-off win against Ufa.They will return to Russia to face Spartak Moscow in Group G, which also contains LaLiga side Villarreal and Austrian’s Rapid Vienna. The group stage will begin on Thursday, September 20.The final of this season’s Europa League takes place in Baku on May 29.Groups in full:Group A: Bayer Leverkusen, Ludogorets, ZurichGroup B: Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic, RB Leipzig, RosenborgGroup C:  Zenit, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Slavia PragueGroup D: Anderlecht, Fenerbahce, Dinamo Zagreb, Spartak TrnavaGroup E: Arsenal, Sporting, Qarabag, VorsklaGroup F: Olympiakos, AC Milan, Real Betis, DudelangeGroup G: Villarreal, Rapid Vienna, Spartak Moscow, RangersGroup H: Lazio, Marseille, Frankfurt, ApollonGroup I: Besiktas, Genk, Malmo, SarpsborgGroup J: Sevilla, Krasnodar, Standard Liege, AkhisarGroup K: Dynamo Kiev, Astana, Rennes, JablonecGroup L: Chelsea, PAOK Salonika, Bate, MOL Vidi REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion smart causal whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more

Villa end season on high, demolish Nyamityobora at Namboole

first_img Tags: Albert MugisaJoseph SsemujuMike SserumagaNyamityobora FCPius WangiRonald MagwaliSC VillaSimon MugerwaStarTimes Uganda Premier League Mugisa scored Villa’s 6th goal against Nyamityobora on Saturday. (File Photo) StarTimes Uganda Premier League SC Villa 6-0 Nyamityobora Mandela National Stadium, Namboole Saturday, 04-05-2019NAMBOOLE – After a frustrating season, SC Villa saved the best for last.The 16 time record league champions put six goals past a hapless Nyamityobora side in one of the 8 StarTimes Uganda Premier League games played on Saturday, May 4th.This was Villa’s biggest win of the season and the most convincing of all of them.Three goals were scored in either half as the fans celebrated wildly, forgetting the agony they have endured throughout 2018/18, for once.Ronald Magwali opened the scoring as early as the 8th minute to put Villa on their way.Pius Wangi added the second on the half hour mark to hype the Villa faithful hopes.Four minutes to halftime, veteran play-maker, Mike Sserumaga added a third to ensure the Jogoos go into the break holding a comfortable 3-0 lead.A minute past the hour mark, Sserumaga who has spent most of the season coming off the bench, struck again for his side’s 4th.Six minutes later, former Vipers winger Joseph Ssemuju joined in on the scoring party with Villa’s 5th.By now, Nyamityobora were fearing for the worst and their fears turned into reality as the home side struck again with 15 minutes to play.It was former Police FC midfielder Albert Mugisa who popped up with the good, scoring to put Villa 6-0 up.6-0 is how it ended to hand Nyamityobora their heaviest defeat of the season.It was the second time this season that the Abanyakare have conceded six after doing like wise earlier in the season away to KCCA FC (6-1).This was Nyamityobora’s second 6 goal loss of the season. (file photo)The victory for Villa, was overseen by Simon Mugerwa who was taking charge of the Jogoos following Douglas Bamweyana’s departure on Wednesday.Mugerwa was quick to applaud the players and fans after the game.“This was a good performance and credit goes to the players and the fans who cheered the team. The fans stood with us even in the most challenging times. Said Mugerwa after the game.Against Nyamityobora, the players mastered the instructions and tactics given to them.Two goal hero, Mike Sserumaga was named man of the match for his performance on the day.This was SC Villa’s 8th victory of the season, seeing them finish 12th on the log with 34 points.For Nyamityobora, the remained second from bottom with only 17 points gathered throughout the season.All the StarTimes Uganda Premier League results on Match-Day 30-SC Villa 6-0 Nyamityobora-KCCA 6-1 Maroons-Bright Stars 6-1 Paidha Black Angels-Mbarara City 2-0 Police-Vipers 1-0 BUL-Onduparaka 0-0 Express-Kirinya-Jinja S.S 0-0 Ndejje University-Tooro United 0-0 URAComments last_img read more

National Consumer Protection Week

first_imgMilitary Families Learning Network – Personal Finance Celebrates National Consumer Protection WeekLooking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize your security online.Credit Card Theft by Don HankinsMFLNPF has information for you during National Consumer Protection Week — March 6-12, 2016 — and any time of the year.We will be hosting a webinar today, Tuesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. ET. The topic will be Identity Theft: How to Reduce Your Risk.Dr. Barbara O’Neill and Carol Kando-Pineda, of the Federal Trade Commission, will present this 90-minute webinar on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network. This 90-minute webinar will include two sections: a general overview of identity theft and discussion about military-specific scams. Topics covered during the first section, presented by Dr. O’Neill, include a definition of identity theft, signs of identity theft, an identity theft risk assessment quiz, types of identity theft, how identity theft occurs, ways to reduce identity theft risk, phishing scams, proactive and reactive identity theft actions, and identity theft resources. Ms. Kando-Pineda plans to discuss getting help for identity theft victims, including the steps they need to take immediately, walking through the new features for consumers on and how they help victims develop a recovery plan, get a heads-up on the latest “imposter” scams, and an update on the Military Consumer campaign and new resources on the way for the military community.Go to the event page for more information. Also, visit this page to learn how to get free consumer education materials and read the latest from consumer protection experts.last_img read more

Rebisco-PSL squad arrives in Kazakhstan

first_img250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Quiñahan joins Paras, Teng, Ravena in PH 3×3 squad LATEST STORIES Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan—A tired, but fired-up Rebisco-PSL Manila squad arrived here Tuesday after a 35-hour flight from Istanbul to this laid-back town.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAfter disembarking from the grueling Turkish Airlines flight, team captain Rachel Anne Daquis said the team’s battle cry will be “big fighting heart,” amid the challenge of facing tough teams in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships which starts Thursday.The 14-player team, made up of the core of the newly formed Philippine team that will compete in the Southeast Asian Games, will battle clubs from Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Iran, Chinese Taipei and host Kazakhstan. Ust Kamenogorsk school girls welcome the Rebisco PSL Manila at the airport today ahead of the Asian Women’s Club Championships here— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) May 23, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games National head coach Francis Vicente refused to make a prediction—the country’s best finish here was 7th place out of the 12-team field last year—although he vowed to give SEAG rivals Vietnam and Thailand a good fight.“But we will be a going all out here because we want to gauge the team,” said Vicente.The team members are Daquis, Mika Reyes, Jaja Santiago, Aby Marano, Kim Fajardo, Denden Lazaro, Bia General, Lourdes Clemente, Maika Ortiz, Gen Casugod, Ces Molina, Aiza Pontillas, Rhea Dimaculangan and Jovelyn Gonzaga.“This is the strongest team we have formed for this tournament,” said Philippine Superliga director Anna Tomas who joined the squad also backed up by Asics and GrandSports.However, this marks the first time the country is sending an all-Filipino crew in a competition that allows imports.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READcenter_img Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time Vicente quickly called for an evening practice right at the tournament’s venue, the spanking new Boris Alexandroc Sports Palace that sits at the town center near the Ulba river.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 athletes SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunderlast_img read more

Rookie Lycha Ebon shows killer instinct this time in FEU win over UE

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem So when the opportunity presented itself again, the 19-year-old was now better prepared than the last time.FEU led, 13-9, when Ebon rose to the occasion and scored on two similar plays for the victory to clinch the Lady Tamaraws’ third win in five outings.“I was telling myself that I won’t be afraid because the more I feel scared the more that my performance will dip,” said Ebon, who finished with 21 points. “I was just thinking that I had to play out what I trained for in FEU.”“I never doubted myself and I trusted my older teammates that we can win.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ebon admitted that there was always the fear factor in their game against the Lady Warriors but she knew that she can’t let her emotions consume her and that she has to know better than let their opponents once again get the upper hand.“My mindset was to end it then and there,” said Ebon in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We worked hard for us so I knew I had to end it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Of course, I was a bit scared during the match but I knew it should not let it affect me.”Ebon had already experienced losing in five sets when the Lady Tamaraws squandered their two-set lead over Ateneo en route to a tough 25-14, 25-19, 21-25, 18-25, 12-15 setback late last month. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lycha Ebon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University’s Lycha Ebon is showing that she’s more than just a rookie.The Lady Tamaraws’ prized youngster showed utmost composure in just her second time playing in a pressure-packed five-setter in the UAAP women’s tournament when she led FEU over University of the East, 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9, Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Columbian boosts playoff bid, beats Rain or Shine again Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policylast_img read more

Also-ran Adamson to start buildup for Season 82, says coach

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director It’s not easy Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson University is officially out of the Final Four contention in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament but that doesn’t mean head coach Onyok Getigan will let his players slack off.Getigan, who took over the team four games into its campaign, said he would start the Lady Falcons’ preparation for Season 82 as early as their next game against De La Salle on April 7.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Lady Falcons dropped their last game in the tournament to National University, 28-26, 30-32, 25-21, 25-22, putting their record to a league-worst 1-9 card effectively ending their season.“Actually for me, I want to start preparing immediately,” said Getigan Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “When I came in as the team’s ne head coach, I said to myself that there are a lot of things that need to be changed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The system is important, second is the selection of players. I want players I can trust until the end and not just the ones who want to win a set, but the ones who want to wing everything.”Getigan previously handled King’s Montessori School that won the Girls 18 and Under national tournament of the Rebisco Volleyball League National Championship in 2018 but he had to go into rebuild mode when he replaced Air Padda as the Lady Falcons’ head coach earlier in the season. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Although Getigan won his first game with the Lady Falcons, a three-set sweep of the Lady Bulldogs in the first round, the road did not produce another victory.Getigan said that they just have to play for pride and that they should not think of the standings anymore as they set their eyes for the 2020 tournament.“I told them that the standings are not important anymore,” said Getigan. “The best thing to look at is how we play on the court because it will ultimately help us next season. The people will see the change next season.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

Utility scale possible with BESS battery backup technology

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 1, 2017 – Nassau – The country’s leading experts on renewable energy yesterday weighed in on the now-public report by PowerSecure, the BPL management company given the government boot, declaring that while parts of PowerSecure’s assessment were accurate but the conclusion that the Bahamas could not generate enough solar energy during peak demand is inaccurate as they failed to take into account Battery Energy Storage Solutions.“There is no “silver bullet” for solving the energy crisis of the Bahamas.   It must be approached as a mixed generation of reliable, viable and economical solutions working in conjunction with each other, instead of in opposition,” said Philip Holdom, President, Alternative Power Supply and co-founder of Sustainable Energy Ltd Bahamas.   “The Bahamas will be best served by decentralizing the power grid, mandating the highest energy efficiency standards in homes and businesses and modernizing the highest energy users, public buildings,”Sustainable Energy co-founder Zev Crystal agreed, adding that the report may have led to confusion.“You say the word solar and everyone thinks, simple, The Bahamas is bathed in sunshine year-round so why not?” said Crystal.   “But, like anything, the devil is in the detail.   In solar, there is a significant difference between tying into the grid and creating true energy independence, which we can now do at a utility scale generation capacity thanks to the progress that has been made in the last few years with powerful battery back-up systems. Those systems are built for storage so you make and store power when the sun shines and you use it when it is not.   Unfortunately, the way the report was interpreted may have confused the issue because it did not clarify that a grid tie-in is a different animal from a utility scale install, which is quite feasible in New Providence.”According to Mr. Holdom, who installed one of the first solar systems in The Bahamas 27 years ago, “The Bahamas as a nation is just getting into renewable energy and is three decades behind countries with one quarter of the solar potential of this country.   Therefore we need to approach solar integration immediately on large utility scales as well as commercial and residential rooftops”.   Mr. Holdom is also developing the national curriculum for multiple levels of solar certification through BTVI and his consortium is donating the solar power system for the course.The first move in a step-by-step process, he explained, is to install a large Megawatt PV plant with Battery Energy Storage that connects directly to the grid and provides continuity of clean power to the utility, doing so under a Power Purchase Agreement with the government.   This Solar PPA would be funded by a Bahamian Renewable Energy Consortium that provides solar energy to the government with no up front costs at a competitive fixed rate for 20 years.“In addition the existing Renewable Energy Self Generation Program allows businesses and homes to connect residential, commercial and public solar systems that can feed into the utility grid.   Battery-based systems that do not interact with the grid can also be installed,” he added.“The statement that utility scale renewable energy is not economically feasible in the Bahamas underestimates our strength to be a leader in the move toward sustainable, renewable, eco-friendly power generation and I would go so far as to state that it is simply false and does not take into consideration the technology that exists today.   Utility scale renewable energy is the fastest growing energy sector in the world and that would not be so if were not economical.”APS and Sustainable Energy, the first company to have a 1 MW power plant approved for commercial use in Nassau, say they would welcome an opportunity to demonstrate to the government that a utility scale plant is economically viable and will produce energy at a substantial savings to the nation.“The BPL management were partially correct when they concluded that utility scale PV could not ‘produce energy when it was most needed’ because they were only viewing it as a grid tie system with no battery backup.   Any utility scale solar plant in The Bahamas must, by necessity, have a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and this is no more critical anywhere than in The Bahamas due to the fact that the utility is underpowered and has been so for the past 40 years,” said Holdom.“The Bahamas is plagued by constant brownouts that damage all manner of sensitive electronics including fridges, TV’s, cable boxes, computers, networks and more.   This affects homes and businesses throughout the archipelago. A brownout occurs when the utility cannot provide constant voltage and frequency in peak load periods or even as a matter of course.  Without sufficient capacity, supplemental capacity is required that is available 24 hours a day.”But there are, he said, only so many viable energy solutions and the first, installing 27 new power plants is simply out of the question because of capital costs.“The second option is a viable economic solution that helps the short term problem and supplements any long term solution, and incorporates multiple utility scale Solar plants with Battery Energy Storage Solutions.   This can be done in 10 to 50 MW increments fairly quickly on the main islands and in smaller increments on the primary Family Islands.   There is more than sufficient low use land in Nassau to accommodate these plants.   The solution is within reach and it is possible with a public-private partnership.   We are hopeful that this government, which we believe is committed to sustainable development, moves to make solar with BESS back-up a reality and does not heed the outdated or confusing interpretation of the BPL ex-management report that was released recently and clouded the issue.”last_img read more