Chelsea star Ben Chilwell leaves England training camp with foot injury ahead of Denmark clash

first_imgChelsea star Ben Chilwell leaves England training camp with foot injury ahead of Denmark clash Advertisement Advertisement Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell will miss England’s Nations League clash with Denmark (Picture: Getty)Ben Chilwell will play no part against Denmark after leaving England’s training camp with a foot injury. The 23-year-old Chelsea full-back missed England’s previous Nations League clash with Belgium after coming down with an illness and had been training alone at St George’s Park.Kieran Trippier started at left wing-back in place of Chilwell as Gareth Southgate’s side came from behind to beat Belgium at the weekend but the Atletico Madrid star has also left England’s camp due to a personal matter. Commentcenter_img The defender has been struggling with a pre-existing foot injury (Picture: Getty)According to Sky Sports, Chilwell’s foot injury is a pre-existing problem and the defender’s fitness now will be closely assessed by Chelsea ahead of an important few weeks for the west London club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Blues play host to Southampton when the Premier League gets back underway next weekend before kicking off their Champions League campaign at home to Sevilla.The absence of Chilwell and Tripper could see Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka make his first competitive start for the Three Lions.Saka played 76 minutes of England’s friendly with Wales last week as goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady and Danny Ings sealed a comfortable 3-0 win at Wembley. Saka made his England debut versus Wales last week (Picture: Getty)England captain Harry Kane is set to return to Southgate’s starting XI after recovering from a muscle injury.The Tottenham striker started on the bench for England’s 2-1 win over Belgium but came on as a substitute for Calvert-Lewin midway through the second half, shortly after Mason Mount’s winning goal.‘Well, medically, there’s been conversations, because that would always be the case,’ Southgate replied when asked whether he had spoken to Spurs about Kane’s fitness ahead of England’s clash with Denmark.‘He reported on the Sunday, we gave players that reported on Sunday, who weren’t involved in the Wales game for us, we gave them two days’ recovery.‘He started to train on the Wednesday, was a little unhappy with how he felt, so then worked with our medical team the next couple of days, we scanned just to be certain but it’s a muscular fatigue issue rather than an injury, so it just needed a bit more confidence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He knew by then he could push on a little bit, but he just needed a bit more confidence in it, and so his training week really wasn’t suitable to start the game.‘I think he’ll have gained more confidence from the spell he had against Belgium, and so all being well, we hope he’ll be good to start on Wednesday.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Joachim Low provides Timo Werner fitness update ahead of Germany’s clash with SwitzerlandMORE: Christian Pulisic assesses Chelsea’s title chances after summer transfer spree Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 13 Oct 2020 11:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.1kShareslast_img read more

Developers duke it out in the battle of the parks

first_imgTucker Family Park planned for Brentwood Park.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoThe park will soon be connected to the development’s two other parks via a linear pathway through bushland. Stockland regional manager David Laner said their Pallara park was a first for the developer nationally.“We’ve teamed up with (an) accredited feng shui consultant to offer this one-of-a-kind inclusive park that beautifully harmonises nature with play elements to engage the senses and provide a peaceful place for everyone,” he said. At Providence at South Ripley, it’s a splash and play park that’s drawing in buyers. Villawood Properties’ latest playground at The Surrounds in Helensvale is also now open, and will be home to a future leisure centre. A render of Lendlease’s Elliot Springs ParkStage one includes an all-inclusive playground, a learn-to-ride bike track, a mountain bike skills area and the first of five trails, barbecues, shelters and a three-kilometre return trip walking path.Once complete in 2019, the park will include a community sports club and café, junior sports field, tennis court, netball court, off-leash dog park, areas for food vans and markets, and connections to more than 17km of trails.The latest Oliver Hume Quarterly Insights Report found that Queensland recorded the highest rate of interstate migration, with buyers drawn to the state’s relative affordability compared to southern states. The number of active residential projects in the southeast also rose to 128, up 1.6 per cent, with first home buyers dominating the greenfields – new residential community – market. Villawood The Surrounds.“Creating the perfect playground is a science, and that’s why we work with experts to get it right,” Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said. “We conduct significant research into the demographics of the community to identify what local families want, and how the park and playground will play a role in developing an engaged community.” Lendlease also recently awarded the $6 million contracts for its parklands at Elliot Springs in Townsville. Feng Shui Park in Stockland’s Pallara communityAt Flagstone by Peet, a $2 million “monster” playground is in the works, and will feature an 11m high tower with two sky cabins, a giant octanet, two racing slides, dual flying foxes, a fossil dig and more. A dog park with water play areas recently opened. A $1 million playground at Gainsborough Greens by Mirvac at Pimpama includes log forts, a fallen tree climbing sculpture, hill slide, swing set, climbing boulders and integrated natural play environments. And the Tucker Family Park at AVID Property Group’s Brentwood Forest development in Bellbird Park, which recently opened, includes a 9.2m tower, outdoor gym and 1600sq m dog-off-leash area. Lendlease recently awarded the $6 million contracts for its parklands at Elliot Springs in Townsville.Shrinking lot sizes are creating a “battle of the parks”, with developers embracing the latest in playground equipment, layouts, even feng shui, to draw in families. Stockland’s first ever feng shui park is currently being constructed at its Pallara community. The play space will feature a reflexology path, a cricket practise net, ping pong table and a children’s playground. last_img read more

ALE All Done on Hornsea One

first_imgALE has completed its full scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.The project concluded in February 2019 when ALE completed the final discharge of the 106th transition pieces (TPs) onto the installation vessel.ALE discharging the final TP onto the installation vessel.ALE was contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering alongside the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out and ballasting of the TPs in the UK.ALE’s scope on the project began with the load-out of the TPs, each weighing 337t and measuring 25m high, from the fabrication yard onto the SARAH S barge.ALE loading-out the final TP onto the SARAH S barge.Conbit provided the engineering for storage and SPMT stability during the ALE transport operations at the yard. For the structural engineering, the Conbit team performed the structural integrity and sea fastening calculations of the grillages on the barge deck of the barge. Once on the barge, the TPs were transported on the River Tees to the discharge berth.The project was the inaugural job for ALE’s SARAH S barge.“This has been a long-term project and ALE provided the full, specialist marine scope of work for these operations, which, combined with the strength of the ALE – Conbit collaboration, has demonstrated the breadth of ALE’s expertise,” said Steve Small, ALE’s Commercial Manager – Marine.Photos: ALElast_img read more

Airport closures prompted by storm’s passage force flight cancellations

first_imgLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTravel Airport closures prompted by storm’s passage force flight cancellations by: Caribbean 360 – August 28, 2015 Tweet ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday August 28, 2015 – Flights in and out of Dominica have been cancelled for today and tomorrow, regional airline LIAT announced this morning.Following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika yesterday, the island’s main airport, the Douglas-Charles Airport, was significantly damaged.As a result, there will be no travel on LIAT to or from Dominica.Some flights have been re-routed and others cancelled.FLIGHT ROUTINGLI 364 Barbados to Guadeloupe to Antigua – Operating as LI 664LI 523 Antigua to Guadeloupe to Barbados – Operating as LI 623LI 524 Barbados to Antigua – Operating as LI 624Cancellations for Friday, August 28:FLIGHT ROUTINGLI 560 Barbados to Dominica to San JuanLI 561 San Juan to Dominica to BarbadosLI 526 Antigua to St. Kitts to Tortola to San JuanThe authorities in St. Croix have advised that the airport there will remain closed until 5 p.m. pm today due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.Passengers affected by those changes, who wish to rebook for a later date, will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of two weeks from the date of their original scheduled travel.LIAT also advised that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, or hotel accommodation. Share Sharecenter_img Share 824 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Corneliusen captures October prize for non-fendered contest

first_imgDICKINSON, N.D. – Rusty Corneliusen ended his ninth IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified season with October honors in the Sybesma Graphics Facebook Fan Favorite contest for the non-fendered classes.A regular at his hometown Southwest Speedway this season, he’ll receive a mini-mod door from contest sponsor Sybesma Graphics.“I always liked Modifieds and always wanted to get into one,” said Corneliusen, who ran a WISSOTA street stock and a non-sanctioned hobby stock before getting into the open wheeled division. “I really like the competition. There are a lot of good drivers in this class and when you can race with them, it makes you feel pretty good.”“The cars are a lot of fun when they’re working right,” he added.Corneliusen also got a couple nights in at Dacotah Speedway and followed the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour.Along with his wife Sarah and father Stewart, Corneliusen’s crew includes Clint Pavlicek, Rob Schneider and Mike Staiger.Sponsors are Industrial Electric, Basin Tubing Testing and Sure Sign, all of Dickinson, and Kuntz Sandblasting of South Heart.last_img read more

No more slip-ups, demands Hangeland

first_imgFulham must win their two remaining Barclays Premier League games to avoid relegation, according to captain Brede Hangeland. “It was a big point for us, it was a big thing not letting them get three points – 36 on the table with Fulham on 33 behind us would have been a bit more scary. “I thought we were fully deserving of at least a point, but after they went 2-0 you get to thinking it isn’t going to be our day. We can go to Aston Villa, not switching off, but quietly confident that we are fairly safe.” Hull boss Steve Bruce spent big in January to bring in both Long and Jelavic, with their partnership again proving fruitful at Craven Cottage. But Long hopes the understanding can develop over time as both strikers look to repay the faith shown in them by Bruce. “The gaffer went out on a limb and spent a bit of money getting me and Jelavic in and hopefully I can reward him with goals on the pitch,” added the Republic of Ireland international. “I’m really enjoying it. Jelavic is a handful and puts himself up front which surprised me a bit before I came in. “I think we compliment each other well, but we are still learning off each other and hopefully we can add to our goal tally before the end of the season and then have a full pre-season together.” Press Association Two early second-half goals on Saturday looked set to be enough for the Whites to pick up a valuable three points at home to Hull, only for the FA Cup finalists to hit back with two of their own in the closing 15 minutes. Ashkan Dejagah and Fernando Amorebieta both struck to put Fulham in charge before Nikica Jelavic pulled a goal back after capitalising on a Sascha Reither backpass, with Shane Long heading home an 87th-minute equaliser. A share of the spoils saw Felix Magath’s side remain in the league’s bottom three with just two games left to secure another season of top-flight football. A trip to Stoke next Saturday is followed by a home game against London rivals Crystal Palace on the final day of the campaign, with Hangeland targeting maximum points. “I think we need to win the last two,” he said. “That is clear for everyone to see. Is that impossible? No, it is far from impossible. Of course we can do it. “It is all about doing the business next week and then the week after and hoping that will be enough. It is a massive game next week and we have to win that.” Long grabbed Hull’s late leveller and believes the draw means the Tigers no longer need to look over their shoulders as the relegation fight hots up. “I think it was a massive point for us,” he said. “It keeps them six points behind us with two games left, but with a worse goal difference, so we can look at Fulham as finishing behind us at least. last_img read more

Douvan rules Supreme for Mullins

first_imgDouvan gave Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh the perfect start to the four-day Cheltenham Festival when running out a smooth winner of the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Walsh brought the 2-1 favourite to lead before the final flight and Douvan bounded up the hill to score by four and a half lengths. Mullins was also responsible for runner-up Shaneshill (9-1), with Henry de Bromhead’s Sizing John (25-1) giving Ireland a clean sweep by finishing third, another two and a half lengths away. “Somebody told me we had five of the seven favourites on the first day, which was a bit of a shock to the system, but this makes the week a little easier. “Shaneshill was fantastic also. He’s not had a straightforward season, so while I wouldn’t say there was definite improvement in him, you would have to think we could have him a little sharper. “They will both go to Punchestown, and as for next year, I will reserve judgement on what they will be doing! “He (Douvan) looks like a chaser already but if he was an Irish-bred, you would probably only be thinking about running him in a point to point or a bumper. “I got sick of reading what I was saying about him, but at least he’s gone and done it. We have had no setbacks at all in the run up to the Festival and that took the pressure off greatly.” De Bromhead was delighted with the effort of Sizing John and he could also head to the Punchestown Festival. He said: “I am delighted with that run as he is a chaser in the making. Coming around the last bend I thought he might do it, but he just got tired going up the hill. He ran a blinder, though. “I would say he would go to Punchestown as that was only his fourth run of the season. We will then leave him off and go chasing next year.” Nicky Henderson felt fourth-placed L’Ami Serge had failed to land a telling blow. He said: “L’Ami Serge never got into the race and was never travelling. He finished well enough, though, which is always encouraging.” Some Plan led until after three out, where Sizing John went on but was soon surrounded by the Mullins battalion, led by Douvan. It was the third successive win in the race for Mullins, Walsh and owner Rich Ricci. Walsh said: “That’s the pressure off. He was very keen and took a good hold of me all the way. You’d imagine he’d improve. He’s a gorgeous horse and it’s brilliant to be here.” Mullins said: “It was good to see him doing what he does at home. If there hadn’t been so much at stake Ruby might not have had him off the bridle. He’s a horse that has huge ability. “He was a bit too free and I thought that might have been his undoing. I didn’t expect him to be like that. He’s very relaxed at home.” Ricci said: “He’s raw, he’s a big immature thing and he will benefit from a summer. When he matures he’s going to be something. It’s a dream come true, just remarkable. “We must be very lucky owners. Ruby’s a star, Willie’s a star, the whole team. It’s unbelievable to do that (win this race three years running). When he grows up and matures he’s going to be something.” Reflecting further on his perfect start, Mullins said: “We have had no time for pressure as we’ve been so busy making sure everything was right, so it was a mixture of relief and satisfaction. Press Associationlast_img read more

‘Never stopped believing’: Rafael Nadal

first_imgLONDON: After two consecutive losses in 2006 and 2007 to Roger Federer in the final of the Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal finally managed to beat his arch rival in 2008 in a match that is regarded as one of the greatest of all time in the history of the sport.”Wimbledon for everybody is special. When I was a kid most of the time I saw Sampras winning. For me, it was a personal goal,” Nadal told the BBC. “Well, I think 2006 I went to that final without believing in victory. 2007 was a completely different story. I felt ready to compete and I was there. I lost the 5th and I had my chances. In 2008 I was playing great. I came into the final with the feeling that I was not the favorite but I was ready to win. And I never stopped believing in victory. I had some tough moments, especially in the fourth set.” In a match that lasted four hours and 48 minutes, Nadal beat Federer 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7. “Of course, I was very nervous. I think everybody was nervous. The only thing that stays on my mind is I feel myself falling down and just screaming,” he said The Spaniard would then go on to win the Wimbledon once again in 2010 and since then, his best finish at the grass court Grand Slam has been runner up in 2011. In the last two editions, he finished in the semi-finals, losing to Novak Djokovic in 2018 and Federer in 2019. IANSAlso Watch: The Mores: Lets Talk Lifestyle & Fashionlast_img read more

Inox Group to sponsor India at Tokyo Olympics

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Inox Group will be the official sponsor for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said on Thursday. As part of its partnership agreement with the IOA, the multiplex giant will further support the Indian contingent’s promotions through its entertainment company, INOX Leisure Limited, at its multiplex properties around the country. Inox has earlier collaborated with various sporting events, teams and leagues in the field of Table Tennis, Football, Badminton, Running, Basketball and Cricket, and building awareness among masses through effective promotional initiatives. IANS Also Watch: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Condemns Attack in Zubeen Garglast_img

Annenberg forum debates the uses of Google Glass

first_imgRobert Hernandez, Marcia Dawkins and several other USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism faculty and graduate students held “Storytelling with Google Glass,” a forum about the impact and the possible uses of Google Glass in the field of journalism. The event was the first in a weekly journalism and public relations forum series, to be held every Tuesday at noon.Faculty members and forum attendees tried out the new product and discussed its implications for journalism. Google Glass is a wearable computer with a prism that projects images directly in front of the eyes. Currently, Google Glass is very limited, with only a small amount of apps available, though Google has released the code for third-party developers to work on.“The functionality of Google Glass will be much [greater] once native applications for it are developed,” said David Carr, a sophomore majoring in computer science and a “Google Glass explorer.”According to the forum, Google Glass needs to be tethered to an Android smartphone in order to fulfill most of its functions, including news streaming and access to social media sites.“The biggest downside is definitely the lack of internet connectivity,” said Alex Leavitt, a doctoral candidate in communications at Annenberg who owns a pair of Google Glass.The main focus of the forum was the product’s use in journalism. Hernandez and Leavitt presented a few examples of how they used Google Glass to take point-of-view videos.Hernandez said he believes that the main impact the glasses will have is not in content creation, but rather content delivery, by changing the way users of Glass receive news and other publications.“It’s another tool in our toolbox, and it’s definitely something,” Hernandez said.The Glass explorers demonstrated that taking pictures requires only a few hand swipes across the touch-sensitive panel on the left side of the device , or a voice command, making it much faster and simpler than using a phone camera. Glass explorers also spoke about how, for them, Google Glass will be a catalyst for discussions of privacy because using the glasses makes the wearer acutely aware of privacy violations.“I think Google Glass is a cool idea, but it would sometimes be pretty intrusive on privacy,” said John Atyeo, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering.The forum leaders also touched on how Google Glass affected the social aspects of their lives.“I had to force myself to wear it,” Hernandez said. Sometimes, he said his friends cracked jokes at his expense, or he would draw unnecessary attention in public. Other Google Glass wearers mentioned that they had to deal with strangers being scared or put off after seeing that they were wearing Google Glass.Despite a small amount of awkwardness, the general vibe of the forum was that this was something on the cutting edge.“Google Glass kind of symbolizes our entrance into an era in which our lives become more wholly dependent on technology,” said Sarah Joh, an undecided freshman. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more