In a heartwarming gesture, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook surprises fan at school

first_img Jacksonville Jaguars lost their fourth game in a row last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a disappointing final scoreline which read 28-11. The Jaguars, who were purchased by Pakistan-born businessman Shahid Khan for $770 million in 2011, are fourth in the AFC South table behind Indianapolis Colts. While the team struggles to find form on the field, there have been some positive moves made by certain players in the community.Also Read | Seattle Seahawks players show off uber-cool dance moves celebrating win vs VikingsJacksonville Jaguars’ Dede Westbrook talks up CeeDee Lamb LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND Daniel Arambur 10 months ago Pope Francis mistakenly tweets support for NFL’s New Orleans Saints 9 months ago Chris Smith: Cleveland Browns release defensive end 83 days after tragic accident First Published: 5th December, 2019 18:30 IST WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Brock Lesnar NFL: Did WWE and UFC champion play in the NFL for Minnesota Vikings? center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | Bobby Wagner issues rallying cry to Seattle Seahawks fans after win against VikingsJacksonville Jaguars’ Dede Westbrook fulfils the dream of a young fan Also Read | Rob Gronkowski: Three-time Super Bowl champion to make NFL return or WWE debut?Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver – Dede Westbrook – surprised a young fan when he showed up to the latter’s school in Jacksonville. Dede Westbrook was spotted by Javel Espino in Jacksonville on Sunday as the former stepped out with family for dinner. Javel Espino tweeted about the incident while adding that he would have liked to click a picture with the Jacksonville Jaguars player but did not want to interrupt his family time. The RT received more than 76,000 likes and was shared more than 4,000 times while also catching the attention of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ WR. Dede Westbrook surprised Javel Espino at school and also gifted the student two tickets to the next Jaguars game, along with a shirt and a Burrito Gallery gift card.Also Read | Colin Kaepernick’s workout was a publicity stunt rather than usual trial, claims Jay ZDede Westbrook clicks a picture with Jacksonville High School student and mom FOLLOW US Last Updated: 5th December, 2019 18:30 IST In A Heartwarming Gesture, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook Surprises Fan At School Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver – Dede Westbrook – surprised young fan Javel Espino by showing up at the Jacksonville High School on Tuesday morning Written By COMMENTlast_img read more

Final field for Egypt 2019 Settles This Weekend On DStv Now

first_img–Source: DStv The qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be completed over the coming weekend, 22-24 March, with 10 places in the finals still up for grabs. Ghana and Kenya have already secured their qualification following the disqualification of Sierra Leone by CAF in November last year. Soccer fans will be able to follow all the qualifiers live on DStv and GOtv all weekend and on the go via DStv Now.The focus for Friday’s match falls on Group I, where Angola and Burkina Faso are hoping to join already-qualified Mauritania in progressing. The advantage lies with the Palancas Negras, who play away to eliminated Botswana and know that a win will secure a ticket to Egypt 2019. The Burkinabe, meanwhile, must beat Mauritania at home in Ouagadougou and hope that the Zebras do them a big favour in the concurrent game in Francistown.Friday will also see Algeria host Gambia in Blida. The North Africans are safely through, while the Scorpions still have hope of qualifying despite entering the game at the bottom of Group D: if they can defeat the Fennec Foxes and Sunday’s game between Benin and Togo on Sunday ends in a draw, then Gambia will reach the AFCON finals for the first time.The first of Saturday’s key games comes from Bujumbura, where Burundi and Gabon will battle to join Mali in the AFCON finals. The Swallows need only avoid defeat on home soil against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Panthers to secure a first ever ticket to the continental finals.The focus then switches to Yaounde for a Group B match between Cameroon and Comoros, where the Indomitable Lions must avoid defeat to join Morocco in qualifying from the pool, before the intriguing battles in Group K take place in Bissau and Lusaka.Guinea-Bissau need only a draw at home to Mozambique to qualify for the first time a win or draw for the Djurtus would also help Namibia reach the finals for the first time since 2008, regardless of their result away to already-eliminated Zambia.Saturday will also see Egypt (hosts), Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal and Mali all in action, though these heavyweights have already secured qualification and their matches are no more than ‘dead rubbers’.Sunday’s opening matches come from Group G, where all four teams still have hope of qualifying. Zimbabwe look the most likely to succeed, as they top the standings and have a home game against bottom-of-the-log Congo in Harare, while the other clash in Kinshasa sees DR Congo needing to defeat Liberia to book a place in the finals.Group L will then be decided with matches in Dar es Salaam and Praia, as Tanzania, Cape Verde and Lesotho grapple to join pool winners Uganda in qualifying. The only team of the trio with their fate in their own hands is Likuena, who know that a win away to the Blue Sharks will secure a first AFCON ticket.The final game of the qualifiers comes from Sfax in Tunisia, where Libya and South Africa will battle for the right to join Nigeria in advancing from Group E. Bafana Bafana need only avoid defeat to qualify, while Libya must win to leapfrog into second place and return to the Nations Cup for the first time since 2012.2019 AFCON qualifiers fixtures, 22-24 MarchAll times GMTFriday 22 March1pm Malawi v Morocco – Group B3pm Nigeria v Seychelles – Group E – LIVE on SS3/SS9 & SelGo15pm: Sudan v Equatorial Guinea – Group A5pm Botswana v Angola – Group I – LIVE on SS3/SS9, Max1/Max360 & SelGo15pm Burkina Faso v Mauritania – Group I6:15pm Tunisia v Swaziland – Group J7:45pm Algeria v Gambia – Group DSaturday 23 March1pm Burundi v Gabon – Group C3pm Cameroon v Comoros – Group B3:30pm Niger v Egypt – Group J4:30pm Zambia v Namibia – Group K – LIVE on SS9 & SelGo14:30pm Guinea-Bissua v Mozambique – Group K – LIVE on SS4/SS11, Max 360 & SelGo35pm Ivory Coast v Rwanda – Group H6pm Ghana v Kenya – Group F – LIVE on SS10 & SelGo27pm Senegal v Madagascar – Group A7pmMali v South Sudan – Group CSunday 24 March1pm Zimbabwe v Congo – Group G – LIVE on SS9 & SelGo11pm Congo DR v Liberia – Group G2pm Central African Republic v Guinea – Group H3pm Benin v Togo – Group D3pm Tanzania v Uganda – Group L – LIVE on SelGo13pm Cape Verde Islands v Lesotho – Group L – LIVE on SS10/SS11, Max360 & SelGo25pm Libya v South Africa – Group E – LIVE on SS4last_img read more

Taking stock Businesses brace for nodeal Brexit

first_imgDUNSTABLE, England — British businesses large and small are stockpiling inventory because of concerns they will be cut off from suppliers if the country leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations.The risk of a no-deal Brexit is increasing after the divorce agreement Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the EU was crushed in Parliament on Tuesday.As companies stock up, storage space is running out and warehousing companies are enjoying a boom in revenue.Danica Kirka, The Associated Presslast_img

Fort Nelson Fox and Lynx Video is a sight to see

first_imgFORT NELSON B.C. – A recent video of a rare encounter between a fox and lynx, has captured the attention of viewers.Allyson Rozak-Burgess was driving in Fort Nelson, B.C., along a resource road on Nov. 1, when she came around a corner and saw two shapes ahead.Once they separated, she could see a fox and a lynx, squaring off. “I parked, I grabbed my phone,” Rozak-Burgess said. She had never seen anything like it. Thinking that the Lynx was after the fox, Rozak-Burgess was concerned for the fox, as the standoff continued she sees the fox is actually after the Lynx.“I think the fox was guarding a den,” she said. That’s when Rozak-Burgess started hearing the fox “bark.”“I’ve seen a fox and a lynx before,” she said, having lived in northern B.C. all her life, “but I’ve never seen behaviour like that.”From what she could tell, the lynx did take off into the trees and left the fox alone.last_img read more

Pradhan hands 7 croreth LPG connection under PMUY

first_imgNEW DELHI: Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday handed over the 7 croreth LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Under the scheme, deposit-free LPG connections are provided to poor households and the connections are released in the name of adult women.The scheme was launched on May 1, 2016, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an initial target of 5 crore, which was later revised upward to 8 crore connections. The 7 croreth connection has been released within just 34 months of the scheme’s launch, which is a spectacular achievement for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Nearly 69,000 connections are being released per day. There has been a huge jump in LPG coverage in the country, having gone up from 55 per cent in 2014 to 93 per cent. As many as 42 per cent of the total beneficiaries belong to the SC/ ST categories. As per recent data, 82 per cent Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries are going for refilling their cylinders and average refilling is about 6.5 cylinders per beneficiary. Congratulating the women beneficiaries, Pradhan said that they have been the main driving force behind this accomplishment. He said that the Government has not only provided connections to the poor but also distributed happiness to them. The scheme was launched with identification from the SECC list but was subsequently expanded to cover all the poor of the country. Pradhan lauded the efforts of the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), distributors, field-level officers and all other stakeholders.last_img read more

Columbus Crew return to Ohio State to honor Connor Senn

For players participating in Tuesday’s Connor Senn Memorial soccer game between the Ohio State men’s soccer team and the Columbus Crew, the event is more than an exhibition match. The charity event, which honors former OSU soccer player Connor Senn who collapsed on the field of play and died hours later, transcends sport, said Columbus Crew coach Robert Warzycha. On Sept. 26, 2001, Senn, a then-18-year-old freshman, collapsed on the field during a game at Akron. The cause of death was determined to be a congenital heart defect that, at the time, went undetected. “I would call (Senn) more of a family member,” Warzycha said. “He was a soccer player, we all play soccer. It’s very important for us to be at this game. This is something that we all remember and it raises awareness of what happened on the field and raises money for the cause.” The charity match was established in 2002 and will be back Tuesday for the 11th time. The event raises awareness for sudden cardiac arrest in athletes with proceeds benefiting the Connor Senn Memorial Fund and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, according to ohiostatebuckeyes.com. For the first nine years of the game, OSU took on the Crew. Last year, though, the Crew elected not to play in the charity match. Crew technical director Brian Bliss told The Lantern in May 2011 that playing in the Connor Senn Memorial Match would cost the club $10,000 because of the Major League Soccer Players Union’s most recently ratified collective-bargaining agreement, which stipulates that MLS clubs can schedule only one non-league “free game” per season. The Crew had already scheduled an international friendly against Premier League’s Newcastle United to be played on July 26, so OSU instead hosted the Dayton Dutch Lions of the United Soccer Leagues. The Buckeyes lost to the Dutch Lions, 3-1, May 2. This year, the Crew returns to take on the Buckeyes and OSU coach John Bluem said having them back is an important factor for both teams. “It’s neat. It’s the pro team in town playing against Ohio State University men’s Division I team,” Bluem said. “The Crew really add that little bit of extra juice to it.” Bluem said he’s looking for his team to go out and show that they can keep up with the pros. He also said he would like to have the opportunity to play everyone on the team, but the bench might see limited action in this contest. “We want to show that we’re a good team. We’re going to put out there who we think is the best group and play them for as much of the game as possible,” Bluem said. “Hopefully we can go about 70 to 75 minutes and it’s a good game and it’s close.” Former OSU and current Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson previously played in the game as a Buckeye from 2008-2011 and said he’s not going to take the game lightly. “I’m excited about it and I’m going to be honest, I want to make it not close … You would think that I would have some sort of compassion for my alma mater, but unfortunately,” Lampson said, pausing while a grin spread across his face, “it’s not there. This is my job now and I gotta go out and do it.” Lampson said when he wore scarlet and gray, OSU often went into the match hoping to make it close but quickly realized they would be outplayed by the pros. He said he’s expecting this year’s match to play out in similar fashion. “When I played with OSU, they would say things like, ‘All right we’re going to go out and play against these guys,’” Lampson said. “And we would try for about five minutes and then we were like, ‘Well, they’re way better. Lets hang back a little bit.’ That’s what I’m expecting, for them to hang back and not attack so much.” Warzycha said he plans on starting players that don’t normally crack the Crew’s starting lineup, but added that everyone on the Crew could have a chance to play. “We’ll see how the game goes and everybody is going to be on the bench, so if we need to use somebody, then they’ll go in and play,” Warzycha said. Regardless of the outcome, Bluem said he is proud of what the game has become, grateful the Crew have agreed to be a part of it and said there is a lesson that can be learned from all of it. “Life is precious. Sudden cardiac death is a scary thing that can happen in athletics and in general walks of life. The Columbus Crew have been unbelievable as a partner for the last 11 years,” he said. “Our goal now is through research and education, which we can now fund, to prevent sudden cardiac death.” Tuesday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and students and can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS. Pat Brennan contributed to this article. read more

Darmian to undergo medical at Juventus

first_imgManchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set to undergo a medical with Juventus after arriving in Milan, reports Football-ItaliaThe Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to the Bianconeri for over the past year after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.Since arriving from Torino in 2015, Darmian has struggled to adapt to the demands of English football and has recently expressed a desire to return to his homeland in the summer.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United boss Mourinho is planning to sign two new full-backs in the upcoming transfer window and will likely use the reported €12m transfer fee generated from Darmian ’s sale to reinvest in his defence.The 28-year-old is currently in Italy finalising the move to Juventus with Daley Blind also expected to leave Manchester after admitting that he was left feeling frustrated over his lack of opportunities in the second half of this season.Across all competitions this season, Darmian only started seven matches.last_img read more

Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea will always have a special place in

first_imgReal Madrid new signing Thibaut Courtois has thanked his former club Chelsea for giving him the opportunity to carve a niche for himself in professional football.Courtois pointed out earlier that his decision to leave Chelsea and join Madrid i mainly because he wants to be close to his family living in the Spanish capital.“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the four fantastic years that have passed,” said the Belgian in a clip posted on social media as quoted in Football Espana.“Chelsea will always have a special place in my heart.“I was very happy to be part of one of the biggest teams in the world. I fulfilled a childhood dream of playing in the Premier League.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I want to say a huge thank you to all my teammates and the coaching staff, who I shared success and amazing moments with.“I want to thank the fans for their great support. I hope you understand that being close to my children was considerable in my decision.“I wish you all the best for the future. It was a great honour to be part of the Chelsea family.”last_img read more

Varane Real Madrid 100 motivated to make history

first_imgReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane insists that they remain as motivated as ever heading into tonight’s Champions League trip to CSKA MoscowAfter three consecutive Champions League titles with few new signings in the summer, concerns have been raised over Real’s motivation.Julen Lopetegui’s side have also dropped five points in their last three La Liga games with just a single goal to their name in the process.But Varane, who will play in Moscow for the first time since winning the World Cup with France later today, insists that Los Blancos remain as keen as ever to rewrite the history books.“Our motivation is always at its maximum. Just wearing this shirt gives you motivation. We always want to make history and improve,” said Varane on the club website.“This stadium will always be special for me [referring to the World Cup Final], but it’s a Champions League game against a complicated team. It’ll be a difficult game, so we’ll need to be 100%.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We’re not worried, we know what we’re capable of. We have a great team and we know we can beat anyone.“The season is long and there are many games to be played, but the Champions League is a unique competition.“Experience is very important in the Champions League, but we have quality players who can respond to the demands of the Champions League.“Every player in the squad is prepared and has the qualities of playing a match in this competition.”Real captain Sergio Ramos will be rested for the game at the Russian capital.The Group G clash between Real and CSKA will take place at the VEB Arena with kick-off to begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more