‘Turbo Timo’ Werner gives new-look Chelsea goal threat

first_img– ‘You have to do more’ –Earning the nickname ‘Turbo Timo’ because of his electric pace, which he attributes to running up mountains with his father as a child, Werner has been clocked at 11.1 seconds over 100 metres.“When I was younger it quickly became clear to me that if you want to become a professional, you have to do more,” he said.Werner became the youngest player to make 50 Bundesliga appearances, but despite his goals, Stuttgart were relegated in 2016.That convinced Werner to accept an offer to join newly-promoted Leipzig — an unpopular decision not just to the spurned Stuttgart faithful but German football public at large given the anger at Leipzig’s rise thanks to the backing of Red Bull.Slammed for a lack of loyalty, Werner found himself public enemy number one when a blatant dive against Schalke enraged fans and pundits alike in 2016.The unassuming Werner rebuilt his confidence to head to the 2018 World Cup as Germany’s leading striker, but failed to score in three games as the holders crashed out at the first hurdle for the first time since 1938.Seeking help from a sports psychologist, Werner showed his maturity by using the backlash to fuel his development.“He told me that I could silence everyone who doesn’t like me by doing just one thing: scoring,” Werner told Focus magazine at the time.Werner’s mission was quickly accomplished as his goals fired Leipzig into the Champions League, earning widespread admiration just months after he had been pilloried by the critics.With 92 goals in all competitions since joining Leipzig, Werner should add the goal threat Chelsea have often lacked this season.After a blistering start to the campaign, Tammy Abraham’s form had stagnated before the virus lockdown, with an ankle injury hampering his progress.Werner’s ability to cut in from the left or play through the middle offers options to complement Abraham and Olivier Giroud as Chelsea look to take the next step in their development under Lampard.Share on: WhatsApp Timo Werner is set to join ChelseaLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | When Timo Werner seals his imminent move from RB Leipzig to Chelsea, the German’s turbulent rise from national pariah to one of Europe’s most feared forwards will be complete.Chelsea are willing to meet the 60 million euro (£53 million, $67 million) release clause in Werner’s contract despite the economic crisis caused by coronavirus.But for the pandemic, Werner could have been lining up for Liverpool next season after the 24-year-old admitted to being flattered by Jurgen Klopp’s interest.However, Liverpool, concerned by the financial fallout from the virus, were not willing to pay Werner’s release clause before it expired this month.So instead Chelsea are set to add some much-needed firepower to Frank Lampard’s revamped attack next season.The Germany international has scored 31 goals for Leipzig in all competitions this season, including four in five games since the Bundesliga returned last month.Werner has already proved he can trouble Premier League defences. He played an influential role as Leipzig thrashed Tottenham in the Champions League last 16, bagging the only goal of the first leg from the penalty spot.Michael Ballack knows exactly what it takes to shine in the Premier League after leaving Germany and the former Chelsea and Bayern Munich midfielder believes Werner has the qualities required to adapt to English football.“I think it’s a good decision for both sides. For Timo, because he fits there, because the way (Chelsea) play football suits him,” Ballack said.“He is a robust player, is very fast, but he is also physically good in a duel and he will quickly get used to it.”The fanfare around Werner comes just two years after his reputation had taken a major hit amid World Cup misery and diving accusations.That storm was a far cry from Werner’s humble upbringing in Stuttgart, where his father Guenther Schuh played at the amateur level.Mario Gomez, an icon at Stuttgart, was Werner’s hero as a child and fuelled his dreams of playing for his hometown club.He fulfilled that ambition in 2013, becoming Stuttgart’s youngest ever debutant aged 17 and their youngest scorer when he netted three times in his first 10 appearances.last_img read more

Port of Olympia Invites Applicants For Citizens Advisory Committee Alternates

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 The Port of Olympia Commission is seeking applicants for two alternates to the Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee. When a regular committee member cannot complete their term, the Commission appoints an alternate to assume that term as a regular member. Alternates are invited to Citizens Advisory Committee meetings and are included in Port communications to the committee. Committee terms cycle in June of each year. This year there are no regular positions open on the committee. The Citizens Advisory Committee comprises 12 citizen volunteers who meet periodically, or as needed, to address assignments from the Commission. Individual members also may be asked to participate with Port staff on a range of Port programs and projects. The committee has contributed citizen advice and assistance to the Port since the Commission formed it in 1994.Applicants must be Thurston County residents. A Port Commissioner, the Executive Director and the Chair of the committee will interview applicants and recommend appointments of the alternates to the Commission. Criteria for selection are community and economic development activities; volunteer, board or committee experience; work experience; experience or knowledge of the Port; and reasons for serving.For an application form, please call 360.528.8000 or visit the Port’s website at http://www.portolympia.com. The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2012.last_img read more

That’s why they play the games — Thomson rink upset at Kootenay zones

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily On paper the Fred Thomson rink looked like one of the teams that would book a ticket to the B.C. Men’s Curling Championships.But when the final rock was played, it was Nelson’s Thomson, third Don Freschi of Trail, second Rob Norbert of Castlegar and Nelson lead Barry Marsh on the outside looking in at the Men’s Kootenay Curling Playdown this past weekend in the Bavarian City.Thomson lost to Tom Buchy of Kimberley in the first qualifier 9-7 Sunday before dropping the second qualifier 7-6 to Cranbrook’s Tom Shypitka.Both Buchy and Shypitka now represent the zone at the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship Feb. 6-12, 2012 at the Parksville Curling Club.“We’re extremely disappointed,” Thomson told The Nelson Daily Tuesday. “We thought going in, as did most people, that (Tom) Buchy and our rink would be the two top teams.”Which is why the games are played.The Buchy rink proved to almost unstoppable on home ice. The Kimberley skip twice defeated Thomson, the latter coming in the first qualifier Sunday.Deuces, including the pivotal tenth end, in four ends proved to be enough to power Buchy to the two-rock win.“It was a war out there,” Thomson explained. “There were lots of good shots by both teams but in the tenth Tom played it really well, guarding (shot rock) with three or four guards.”“In the end I really didn’t even have a shot,” Thomson added.The loss dropped Thomson into the second qualifier against Shypitka.A mistake in the second opened the door for the Cranbrook skip to score four en route to the one-shot win.“We were up 2-0 and decided to go for the steal,” said Thomson. “We tried to freeze up to his rock but my shot never curled and they had a wide open hit for four.”“We made the decision as a team to go for it,” Thomson added. “Sometimes it works out great but when it doesn’t . . ..”There’s another shot at making the provincial meet coming January.However, Freschi has a previous engagement forcing the team to miss the regional final in Kelowna.“We knew going in we were not going to attend the back door playdown,” Thomson said.The backdoor open bonspiel determines the final four spots in the 16-team field.Already confirmed to be in Parksville are defending B.C. champ, Jim Cotter of Vernon and CTR leader Brent Pierce of New Westminster.Also advancing to the B.C.’s are former B.C. champ Shawn Geall, Buchy and Brian Windsor.EXTRA END: The Nelson rink of skip Brent Pihowich, third Nando Salviulo, second Jamie Tedesco and lead Greg Kinder finished 2-3 during the Kootenay zones. Pihowich lost to Thomson and Rob Ferguson of Trail. . . .The Ferguson rink lost to Tom Shypitka in the C Final. The Ferguson rink includes third Brian LeMoel, second Joey Ferguson and lead Justin Kitcher. . . . The Myron Nichol rink of Castlegar also finished 2-3 and was eliminated by Shypitka. The rink includes third Garry Beaudry of Nelson, second Stewart Higgins and lead Rob Babiarz. [email protected]last_img read more

GRADE I WINNER STELLAR WIND HEADS FIELD OF 10 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS AT SANTA ANITA; IDLE SINCE FINISHING FOURTH AS FAVORITE IN GRADE I KENTUCKY OAKS MAY 1, SADLER TRAINEE TO AGAIN BE RIDDEN BY ‘TRIPLE CROWN MAN’ ESPINOZA

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2015)–Idle since running a disappointing fourth as the favorite in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks May 1, Hronis Racing, LLC’s Stellar Wind heads a field of ten 3-year-old fillies going a mile and a sixteenth in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. A winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks two starts back on April 4, the John Sadler-conditioned daughter of Curlin will again be ridden by racing’s “Triple Crown Man,” Victor Espinoza.Dispatched at 3-1 in a field of 14 in the mile and one eighth Kentucky Oaks, Stellar Wind’s chances were significantly compromised in the early running, as she steadied at the break and fell 10 lengths off the lead over a strip that was conducive to speed. Despite getting hung nine-wide turning for home, Stellar Wind called upon her considerable class and rallied to be beaten 4 ¾ lengths.A winner of three consecutive races prior to her defeat in the Kentucky Oaks, Stellar Wind, who ran her first two races before being purchased privately at Laurel Race Course in Maryland, is 5-3-0-1 with earnings of $373,200.Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Sheer Pleasure, who comes off a pair of state-bred tallies in the 6 ½ furlong Evening Jewel Stakes April 4 and the 1 1/16 miles Melair Stakes May 23, tries graded stakes competition for the first time and retains the services of Tyler Baze. A California-bred filly by Birdonthewire, Sheer Pleasure sat close to the pace and rambled to a 7 ¼ length win in the Melair at odds of 4-5.Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and R/M Racing, Sheer Pleasure has three wins from five starts and has earnings of $257,450.Bob Baffert’s Fantastic Style comes off an impressive gate to wire win in the seven furlong Angels Flight Stakes May 16 and could pose an elusive target as she tries two turns for the first time on Saturday. Owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., the Kentucky-bred filly by Harlan’s Holiday took the Angels Flight by 3 ¼ lengths and was third, beaten 3 ½ lengths in the Grade II, seven furlong Beaumont Stakes two starts back at Keeneland on April 12.With an overall mark of 5-3-1-1, Fantastic Style has earnings of $152,000.Second as the 3-5 favorite in the Angels Flight on May 16, Stonestreet Stables, LLC’s Tara’s Tango will also “two-turn” for the first time Saturday and will be ridden back by Mike Smith. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Tara’s Tango, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song, has a win and two seconds from three starts.Trainer Mark Casse’s lightly raced Conquest Curlgirl comes off a gate to wire one mile maiden win at Santa Anita on May 7 and rates a “live” look with Joe Talamo set to ride back. Owned by Conquest Stables, LLC, the Kentucky-bred filly by Curlin broke her maiden by a half length at odds of 9-5. She’ll make her third career start in the Summertime Oaks.The complete field for the Grade II Summertime Oaks, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: All Star Bub, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 118; Danette, Fernando Perez, 118; Guild, Flavien Prat, 118; Roksana, Felipe Valdez, 118; Tara’s Tango, Mike Smith, 118; Conquest Curlgirl, Joe Talamo, 118; Scat Means Go, Gary Stevens, 118, Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 123, and Fantastic Style, Martin Garcia, 118.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Searching Twitter For Places Just Got Easier

first_imgmike melanson The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Location#twitter#web center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Earlier this week, Twitter quietly announced new features for developers that make it easier to search for tweets according to location. The move, though not earth shattering in its own right, highlights the continual shift of Twitter away from being a communication tool to that of an information hub. The announcement highlights a number of partnerships with location-based services like Gowalla, Localeze, OpenTable and TomTom, among others, that Twitter developer advocate Matt Harris says will “serve as a foundation for a number of exciting features we have planned to help users find what’s new in their area and around the world.”Twitter began offering the ability to tag Tweets with specific places last June, including Gowalla and Foursquare integration, but until now developers had to search for tweets in relation to places according to the correct service, not the place itself. Now, according to the documentation, Twitter supports both Twitter place IDs and IDs from partner providers. In this week’s announcement, Harris writes: To make it easy for you to use the large data set, we’re using an index that combines the IDs across different partners into one. This means you can use the IDs from your preferred partner’s dataset when using Twitter Search to find Tweets about a specific place.In this way, Twitter can act as a connector of services – a one-stop shop for place data. You can check in with Gowalla and then have that place data easily accessible for use with another service as if you had checked in with Twitter itself. By making its database of places relational, Twitter is positioning itself in much the same way Facebook has with its Places product.Mick Johnson, co-founder of Whereoscope, told us that he saw this as a move to help attract developers.“Twitter is fighting the place database battle by giving app developers a ‘zero-cost’ way to adopt,” said Johnson. “If you’re Gowalla, you get all of Twitter’s data while retaining the option to switch out, because you’re still using the same ID. Conversely if you want to integrate with Facebook, you don’t have a way out afterwards.”Basically, Twitter is doing the work of relating different places on its service, so location services don’t have to commit to using its places IDs and risk alienating itself with other services. Currently, Twitter has announced partnerships with 13 companies, giving developers the ability to search by their place IDs in addition to Twitter’s own IDs.Will a move like this be enough for developers of location-based services? Or will the sheer size and breadth of Facebook’s social graph overpower any ease-of-adoption on Twitter’s end? Let us know what you think in the comments.last_img read more

Food Safety for Your Labor Day

first_imgCC Flickr Picnic food by Mark H. Anbinderby Joanna ManeroAlthough the summer is winding down and coming to an end, Labor Day is always a nice last hoorah.  It’s the perfect time to squeeze in one last picnic or trip to the lake or beach with the family.  Before embarking on the family fun, check out these picnic tips to make sure everyone enjoys their break without too many trips to the bathroom.  Don’t forget your food safety!Keep your hands clean– It can be tricky to wash your hands in an outdoor setting.  If facilities aren’t available, plan ahead and bring hand wipes or sanitizer to use before handling food.Keep cool things cool– If you have cold items, like potato salad or condiments, keep them in the cooler.  Keep the cooler in a shaded area and try to limit excessively opening the cooler to maintain cold temperature.  Keep ice packs or ice cubes in the cooler and everything in an air tight container to avoid cooler water from getting in the food.Don’t over-pack– Try to bring only the food you think you and your family will eat.  Don’t overpack food, to avoid dealing with leftovers.Leftovers–  If you happen to have leftovers, place them in sealed containers and stick them in a cooler to avoid leaving them in the temperature danger zone, the temperature range in which bacteria grow most rapidly, for too long.Save condiment packages– If you can, save a few small condiment packages from fast food restaurants or cafes to stick in your picnic basket.  It’ll take up less room and will be easier to share.Reverse pack your basket– Pack food items on the bottom of the basket with paper plates, silverware, and a tablecloth on top.  This way you will have a place to put your food when you get to it.GrillingMarinate– Make sure you marinate your food in the fridge and not on the counter at room temperature.  Don’t reuse marinade as sauce to pour over meat.  You can separate part of the marinade before using it on raw meat to pour over the finished meat later.Keep raw meat items separate– If you can, assign them their own cooler to keep food from cross-contamination.  If not, double bag meat items in air tight containers.Always cook food thoroughly– If you are doing any grilling, make sure food is cooked all the way through.  Although a meat thermometer is unlikely, cut the thickest piece of meat to evaluate if it is cooked thoroughly.Avoid cross-contamination– Make sure you have different utensils for cooked and raw products.I hope you found some of these tips fun and useful as you prepare for your last few family outings for the summer.  Don’t forget the sunscreen and bug spray!  Most importantly, make the most of the summer before the kids go back to school.Check out the following websites for more tips and tricks for the perfect picnic! https://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/content/picnic-safetyhttps://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/Consumers/ucm109899.htmhttps://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/seasonal-recipes/how-to-plan-the-perfect-picnic This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Lok Sabha felicitates Saina Nehwal

first_imgLok Sabha on Monday felicitated badminton player Saina Nehwal for winning the Hong Kong Super Series tournament.Speaking on behalf of members, Speaker Meira Kumar said Saina had emphatically established herself as one of the best players through her “stupendous performance”.Saina defeated Asian Games winner Shixian Wang of China to win the tournament.Noting that Saina had won the fourth major international title during this year, Kumar said, “honourable members, I am sure all of you will join me in conveying our heartiest congratulations to her.” “Her achievements are a matter of national pride and source of inspiration for many a budding sportspersons of our country,” the Speaker added amidst thumping of desks by the members.- WIth PTI inputslast_img

Duck Dynasty Star Claims Title Of Korbel HoleinOne Champion

first_imgLake Tahoe was taken by storm on July 17th when 13 of the greatest names in sports and entertainment battled for the title of Korbel Hole-in-One Champion.Todd Kennedy, Korbel; Sue Novasel, District Five Supervisor; Gary Heck, Korbel; Willie Robertson, Duck DynastyWith a powerful drive, Duck Dynasty Star Willie Robertson landed 12 feet 1 inch away from the pin, taking home the victory for this fourth-annual competition.In honor of Robertson’s win, The Korbel Toast Life Foundation donated $5,000 to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.The Hole-in-One Competition took place on Hole 17 and is a featured event at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, currently being played at the Edgewood Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.Close behind finishing in second place, Golf Channel Host Lisa Cornwell put her All-American golf champion skills to the test with a distance of 13 feet 9 inches from the pin. Coming in third with 14 feet 5 inches and not far off was Former MLB All-Star Pitcher David Wells.Other entertainment idols competing for the win included Nine-Time Grammy Award Winner Justin Timberlake, who won over the crowd with his smooth dance moves as he prepared to tee off. Comedians Larry the Cable Guy and Rob Riggle also had fans amused as their hilarious remarks provided a soundtrack to the afternoon. Season Nineteen Dancing with the Stars Champion Alfonso Ribeiro added to the excitement as he heckled with participants and stirred up the competition.In addition, Former NFL Pro Bowl Champions Joe Theismann, A.J. Hawk and Mark Rypien exhibited fierce drives down the fairway to beat out the majority of competitors. Although he wasn’t closest to the pin, Former NBA Forward Shane Battier was a fan favorite as he took his best shot at the Hole-in-One Champion title. Fans ultimately gave their support to Bush Center Wounded Warrior Champion Chad Pfeifer, last year’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship fifth place winner. Although Pfeifer was beat out by competitors, the crowd offered a standing ovation for his service to our country.“The fourth-annual celebrity Hole-in-One competition is an opportunity to close out the first round with a lively, crowd pleasing contest to support a worthwhile cause like the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and raise a glass to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship,” said Gary Heck, small owner and small president of Korbel Champagne Cellars.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Man poses as WBSEDCL employee to extort money from customers in cop

first_imgKolkata: Officials of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has lodged a complaint with the West Midnapore police claiming that a person identified as Santanu Roy is collecting money from the customers in the district posing himself as a staff member of the WBSEDCL.A villager, who was duped by the accused, also registered a complaint at the local police station in this regard. On the basis of the complaint, the district police have arrested Roy who is a resident of Tatarpur village of West Midnapore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSome of the villagers from the district alleged that the accused introduced himself as a WBSEDCL employee and has been collecting money from them. The matter came to light after Biswanath Soren a customer from Tatarpur village registered a complaint with the station manager of Ramjibanpur mentioning how he was duped by the accused. In his complaint, Soren said that Roy went to his house and collected Rs 7,100 claiming himself as an employee of the Customer Care Centre of the WBSEDCL. Initially, the Soren family mistook Roy as the WBSEDCL staffer but later they found that the accused had duped them. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter going through the complaint from the customer, the senior officials of the WBSEDCL in the district found that the accused was neither a staffer nor he had any connection with the customer care centre of Ramjibanpur. The WBSEDCL had also suffered a huge revenue loss due to the extortion of money from the customers in the district. A senior official of the WBSEDCL in the district registered the complaint with the CK Town police station narrating the incident. . The investigating officers are interrogating the accused to ascertain the modus operandi. They are also trying to know if some other persons in involved in the incident.last_img read more

Gallery Ohio State defeats Northwestern 9968

OSU junior forward Alexa Hart (22) and redshirt junior guard Kianna Holland (right) cheer a teammates’ basket on March 3 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports Director