Kinnear rules out ‘knee-jerk’ deals

first_img The Magpies have been linked with a series of potential targets in recent weeks, and manager Alan Pardew has spoken of his hopes of adding to his squad with another striker a particular focus. However, Kinnear has confirmed that the club will stick to its policy of only doing business if the player and the deal are right, and that could mean no new signings. Writing in his programme notes ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City, Kinnear said: “Given the business we did last January and with the addition of Loic [Remy] in the summer, it is our belief that we now have a squad that, in terms of quality and quantity, is stronger than we had in the season we finished fifth, and should enable the manager to deal with every reasonable eventuality. “For obvious reasons, in January 2013 we did significant business, but this year we can afford to take a more calculated and considered approach – if the right player becomes available for the right price and we are sure he can improve on what we have in the squad, then we may do business. “If not, then we won’t. That’s how it should be. We will not be rushed or forced into making knee-jerk decisions, which experience tells us more often than not turn out to be costly mistakes.” Indeed, Kinnear revealed that Newcastle’s intention is to limit signings to “one or two” a year as they attempt to build upon the pool of players they already have. He added: “Now that we have strength and depth in most areas, as well as players within our ideal age range in most positions, our intention for the first team going forward is to sign one or two players per year to improve the squad. “This will be done within strict financial parameters – the club will only spend what it can afford.” Director of football Joe Kinnear has warned Newcastle fans the club may not do any business in the January transfer window.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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2019 Giants not embracing ‘Nothing to lose’ mentality (at least so far)

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When Giants’ third base coach Ron Wotus made one of his boldest decisions of the season on Tuesday, it was easy for Wotus’ aggression to be misconstrued.After Brandon Belt waltzed home from third base on an Evan Longoria double into the left field corner, Wotus made a surprising call to wave second baseman Joe Panik home in an effort to help the Giants score the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.Panik started his journey at first base and wound up crossing home plate after …last_img

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Three in a row for McGregor in Drak

first_img23 January 2012Hank McGregor paddled his way into the history books on Sunday by becoming the first canoeist to win three back-to-back K1 titles in the Drakensberg Challenge, one of South Africa’s premier canoeing marathons.The two-day event takes place annually from Castleburn, near Underberg in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, to Early Mist Farm, not far from the Coleford Eco Estate and Lodge.McGregor held off a spirited challenge from Len Jenkins, with whom he will team up in The Unlimited Dusi, while Robyn Kime finally bagged the women’s title that had seemed fated to elude her.McGregor and Jenkins raced the majority of the 70km of the race side by side, until world marathon champ McGregor powered his way to the front on the final corner to claim his third victory in as many years at the event.A colossal battleThe duo finished the first stage together, with the tussle resumed on day two, and it wasn’t long before things turned to into a colossal battle with neither willing to give an inch on the water nor, the slightest of psychological advantages.With strong rains having arrived on Saturday afternoon and continued throughout the night, the mighty Umzimkulu River rose to the occasion and provided the perfect setting for the spectacle which developed between some of the country’s top river paddlers.“It was just superb out there today! It’s always great to win the Drak, especially with it being the first major race of the season, so I’m really chuffed with the good start to the year, and to have become the first person ever to have won three titles in a row in a K1,” said McGregor.“Len (Jenkins) and I had a great race and spent a lot of time together on the water.‘Really chuffed’“I always thought it would come down to an end sprint, so I just tried to keep my nose in front as much as I could today, and then, fortunately, I managed to get the jump on him over the last bit and get home first, which I’m really chuffed about,” he added.Judging by the pair’s performance in the Drak Challenge, they’re going to be tough to beat in The Unlimited Dusi.“Len’s a phenomenal competitor and it was great to be able to battle it out with him for the past two days. It was great to paddle through the valley with some company today and we definitely push each other throughout,” McGregor said.“We’re both in great shape and this weekend just reinforced how strong our paddling is at the moment, and it was a huge confidence for us to have finished first and second.“It just shows how similar our standard is and hopefully that can lead to good things at the Dusi.”Second step on the podiumHaving dropped Jenkins on the compulsory portage at Mineshaft Weir, McGregor then held the lead for 30 minutes before Jenkins managed to claw his way back at the leader. It just wasn’t enough and last year’s runner-up once again had to settle for the second step on the podium.“I couldn’t have hoped for too much coming into this race. I’ve been doing loads of running recently and Hank just had a really good one today, so I’m not too disappointed,” said Jenkins.“Hank put in a little further down than I did after the portage and he managed to get ahead. I then managed to close the gap and tried to take it away at the end. but I was in the wrong position coming into the end sprint,” he added.“We’re both feeling good at the moment, though, so hopefully now we can just have a good Dusi together.”Stormer of a second dayHaving suffered in low conditions on the opening day, Team Best 4 Kayak Centre’s Grant van der Walt had a stormer of a second day. After starting in fifth position, he powered his way to third place overall and in the process broke his own day two record time.“I had a really had a bad day yesterday, but the water was just perfect for me today. I did my best not to worry too much about the guys behind me and just tried to focus on catching the guys in front of me,” said van der Walt.“I knew there was no point in trying to just finish third, so I went out there trying to catch Hank and Len and I just put my head down and went for it.“I managed to catch Ant (Stott) and then my brother (Brandon van der Walt), but the top two were just too strong,” he added.Kime’s first winBrandon van der Walt crossed the line shortly after his older brother and completed another excellent day for the newly formed Team Best 4 Kayak Cent. They claimed all four top positions in the men’s race before leading lady and fellow team member Robyn Kime claimed her first Drak victory.Kime, after starting the day with a lead of over seven minutes, set her about her business early on and stretched her lead over her nearest rival by a further minute to finally broke her Drak hoodoo which had seen her finish second for the past three years.“It’s always really great to win a race for the first time and the Drak is one of my favourite races, so to have won today really is fantastic!” said Kime. “Hopefully it is a sign of things to come this year.‘Everything went so smoothly’“Everything went so smoothly for me today. I didn’t make any mistakes, which was great, and it was nice to be able to race against and work with the men.“The guys work really hard and put in some really tough intervals over the flats, so I certainly had to work a lot harder than usual, but it was nice for things to be competitive and I definitely think I went a lot faster.”One of the performances of the day belonged to women’s defending champ Abby Adie, another member of the powerful Team Best 4 Kayak Centre outfit. She managed to lift herself after a disappointing first day and work her way into a solid second place behind Kime.‘A great start’“I had a great start today and just worked with the guys around me early, which helped me catch Abbey (Ulansky) at the first weir,” said Adie.“Once I caught Jen (Hodson), I just tried to race my own race and, besides a stupid swim right at the very end, which fortunately didn’t cost me anything, I was very happy with how everything went.“Yesterday was very disappointing,” she continued, “but at the start of the weekend I was hoping for a podium finish, so I’m still very happy.”In the junior boys’ section it was Emile Theunissen from Gauteng who managed to get ahead of KZN-based Murray Starr and Murray Haw, whilst in the junior girls’ it was Brittany Petersen who claimed the victory ahead of Jordan Peek and Bianca Haw.RESULTSMenHank McGregor 3:56.11Len Jenkins 3:56.22Grant van der Walt (u23) 3:58.21Brandon van der Walt (u23) 3:59.26Greg Louw 4:06.17Ant Stott 4:06.18Shaun Griffin 4:06.27Jacques Theron 4:08.45Jeffrey Smith 4:08.46Andrew Birkett (u23) 4:11.06WomenRobyn Kime (u23) 4:19.05Abby Adie (u23) 4:28.40Jen Hodson 4:30.30Abbey Ulansky 4:36.13Brittany Petersen (u18) 4:41.47SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Stokes says Williamson will be worthy recipient of New Zealander of Year

first_imgLondon: Nominated for New Zealander of the Year award, England’s World Cup hero Ben Stokes has graciously turned it down, saying Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson is the “worthy recipient” of the accolade. The 28-year-old Stokes was born in New Zealand’s Christchurch but moved to England aged 12, going on to establish himself in the England setup. The all-rounder was named Man of the Match after he broke Kiwi hearts with his gallant show in the epic World Cup final recently. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “I am flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year,” he posted on his social media accounts. “I am proud of my New Zealand and Maori heritage but it would not sit right with me to be nominated for this prestigious award. There are people who deserve this recognition more and have done a lot more for the country of New Zealand.” Stokes amassed 465 runs and took seven wickets in the World Cup as England edged out New Zealand in a thriller, decided by boundary count, at Lord’s on July 14 to clinch their maiden title. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “I have helped England lift a World Cup and my life is firmly established in the UK it has been since I was 12-years old,” he said. “I feel the whole country should align their support to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. He should be revered as a kiwi legend. He led his team in this World Cup with distinction and honour. “He was the player of the tournament and an inspirational leader of men. He shows humility and empathy to every situation and is an all-round good bloke. He typifies what it is to be a New Zealander. He would be a worthy recipient of this accolade. New Zealand, fully support him. He deserves it and gets my vote,” Stokes concluded. In the final, Stokes smashed 84 runs to help England level the scores at 241 and take the match to the Super Over. Along with Jos Buttler, Stokes then plundered 15 runs in six balls.last_img read more

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Public Schools to Reopen on Tuesday

first_img Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Related Items:#magneticmedianews, bahamas, Reopen, schools Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 9, 2017 – Nassau – Based on advice from the MET Office, The Ministry of Education in the Bahamas have made the following announcements:Teachers and administrators on the island have been given the ‘all clear’ by the National Emergency Management Agency and The Bahamas MET Office. They are asked to report to work on September 11 at the regularly scheduled time.The only exceptions being the islands where evacuations have taken place.Students should return to school on Tuesday, September 12. Again, with the exceptions being the islands where evacuations have taken place.Hurricane warnings are still in effect for Bimini and Grand Bahama, therefore schools on those islands will remain closed until further notice.The Ministry of Education says it is taking the necessary precautions to make sure students and staff are fit to return to school.last_img read more

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Runners compete in Worlds Fastest 5K races in downtown Carlsbad

first_imgRunners compete in Worlds Fastest 5K races in downtown Carlsbad Elizabeth Alvarez, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA race renowned for fast runners and world records once again welcomes a stellar field for the elite invitational at the 33rd annual Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Leading the way will be a world class field of elite athletes ready to run a fast time along the scenic oceanfront streets in downtown Carlsbad.The spring running season is in full swing as a contingent of international runners will travel to the event, known as the ‘World’s Fastest 5K’ road race as the home of 16 world records, 8 U.S. records and 11 world wheelchair bests. Race day begins at 6:58 am with the Masters Men (40 years old and over), the first of six races to take place throughout the day. The women’s elite race will begin at 10:15 am and the men’s elite race is scheduled for 10:40 am.Saturday’s Junior Carlsbad will kick off a weekend of family fun, hosting a morning of kids’ races as a precursor to the main event Sunday morning. Both events will feature post-race refreshments, prizes, live entertainment and a free outdoor Health & Fitness Expo that will run throughout the two days of exercise and excitement.“The Carlsbad 5000 is the premiere 5k road race in the world and we are guaranteed new champions this year as both 2017 winners are unavailable to compete,” said Matthew Turnbull, elite athlete coordinator for the event. “To stand on top of the podium at the Carlsbad 5000 is a great honor and on Sunday morning two new athletes will be joining some of the greatest athletes of all time who have their names engraved on the Mike Long Trophy.”Sweden’s Kalle Berglund, the national record holder for 1500m who recently represented his country at the IAAF World Indoor Championships last month, and Denmark’s Nick Jensen, a 7-time National Champion over 800m and 1500m, headline the men’s field for the elite invitational which will take place at 10:45am.The Europeans will be joined by a pair of Berlund’s countrymen, Johan Rogestedt, a former Youth World Champion over 800m who is making his 5k debut, and Emil Blomberg, who has an 8:32.27 personal best for the Steeplechase and ran a 1500m best indoors earlier this year.Pushing the Swedish contingent will be Ethiopia’s Gebrekidan Abadi and Americans Louis Seferini, who recently became the 514th U.S. athlete to break 4 minutes in the mile, running 3:59.33 at the Boston University Last Chance meet, Dan Nestor, who ran a 3.55 road mile in Boulder and 29.50 over 10km cross country at the end of last year and Samuel Atkin, a two-time NAIA Champion who has a personal best of 13.56 from the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot last year.The women’s field for Carlsbad is equally as competitive. Emelia Gorecka of Great Britain, will look to continue the recent success for U.K. runners including 2014 Champion Julia Bleasdale. Gorecka was a 2013 European Junior Champion over 3000m and has a 5000m best of 15:07. Her top challengers include Jessica O’Connell, who represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and finished was 4th in Carlsbad in 2015. They will be joined by Mexico’s Brenda Flores Munoz, a gold and silver medal from the 2015 Pan Am Gameswho owns a 15.30.87 personal best for 5000m.Top Americans will be joining the field on the women’s side led by Sarah Brown, a nine-time track and cross country All-American at the University of Tennessee and Alycia Cridebring, who has a personal best of 15.35.34 for 5000m. Other notables in the elite invitational include a trio of local triathetes: Ellie Abrahamson, a NCAA D1 All-American at Wake Forest University; Carlsbad’s Mary Alex England, who has a 5K best of 16.10; and Sophie Chase who ran 16.19.77 for 5000m at the Stanford Cardinal Classic last year. Chelsey Totten and Natasha La Beaud round out the American entrants.While hosting the “World’s Fastest 5K” for elite athletes, the Carlsbad 5000 welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to a series of four competitive age group races. The event is renowned for its scenic course, healthy competition and a weekend of fun for participants of all ages and skill levels. Kicking off the weekend of family fun is the Junior Carlsbad, which takes place Saturday, March 24 and offers 9 different races specifically designed for kids age 12 and under.Race weekend registration is available for all events. A free outdoor Health & Fitness Expo takes place on race weekend, running from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The expo will serve as race registration headquarters on Saturday, allowing participants to pick up their race number, timing chip, t-shirt and goodie bag. The interactive expo, located on Roosevelt Street between Grand and Carlsbad Village Drive, will feature vendors showcasing running apparel and shoes, fitness gear and health and nutrition items. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settingscenter_img Elizabeth Alvarez Posted: March 25, 2018 March 25, 2018last_img read more

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