Patnaik campaigns for Bijepur candidate

first_imgChief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik on Thursday campaigned for party nominee Rita Sahu in the Bijepur Assembly seat in western Odisha where bypoll is scheduled to be held on October 21. Hundreds of supporters stood along the roads when Mr. Patnaik undertook a roadshow and addressed people at several locations urging them to vote for Ms. Sahu for the all-round development of their constituency. Many senior party leaders were also present. Overnight stayMr. Patnaik is scheduled to stay overnight and campaign in different areas on Friday. Ms. Sahu had won from Bijepur as a BJD candidate when a bypoll was held in the constituency in 2018 following the death of her husband and then Congress MLA Subal Sahu. As campaigning will come to end on Saturday evening, other major contenders for the seat – Sanat Gartia of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Dillip Kumar Panda of Congress – have also intensified campaign in the constituency. Many senior leaders of the BJD, the BJP and the Congress have been camping in Bijepur to canvass for votes in favour of their respective candidates. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who campaigned in the constituency a few days ago, is scheduled to campaign again to seek votes in favour of Mr. Gartia on Friday. The bypoll was necessitated after Mr. Patnaik, who had won from both Bijepur and Hinjili constituencies, vacated the Bijepur seat.last_img read more

You can’t teach what David Silva has – Given

first_imgDavid Silva You can’t teach what gifted David Silva has – Given Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 2 years ago 23:59 11/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City Napoli v Manchester City Manchester City v Arsenal Premier League UEFA Champions League The World Cup-winning attacker continues to thrive in Pep Guardiola’s side and his former team-mate believes he remains underrated David Silva deserves to be regarded as one of the best players in the Premier League, according to former Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given.The Spain international is in his eighth season with City and remains a key player for Pep Guardiola’s side. The 31-year-old is joint top of the Premier League assist chart this season alongside Kevin De Bruyne, while only his City team-mate and Mesut Ozil have created more chances after 10 games, according to Opta.Silva has a gift that cannot be coached in many young players, according to Given, who believes he remains underrated by many football admirers. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The good thing about David is that he makes everything look so easy,” the former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper told Goal. “He never panics, he always seems to have space and time on the ball and that’s a knack in itself, finding pockets in the pitch where to go.”The midfielders pick him up, the defenders pick him up, it’s stuff that sometimes you can’t teach or coach a kid.”He’s very gifted and I’m shocked he’s not talked with the greats especially some of the foreign players who have come into the Premier League, he’s definitely up there.”Silva has had an impact on the Premier League since his arrival from Valencia, but Given revealed that the country has changed the Premier League winner in one way too.“It’s funny because when he first came he liked fruit salads and salads. He asked me one day what I was eating. I had apple crumble and custard and he said: ‘I must try this’,” Given recalls. “And next to every game he’s getting apple crumble and custard into him!“But what a player he has been and still is at Man City.”Given, who spent two years at Man City, has also been impressed by Ederson in his first season with Guardiola’s team, stating the 24-year-old goalkeeper is a perfect fit for the club.  “It’s well documented that Pep Guardiola wants someobody that can play out from the back and keep possession, keep the ball, and Ederson is probably one of the best, if not the best, at doing that,” he added.”The other side of the coin is that he has to save the ball as well, that’s his job, that’s why he’s got the gloves on and he’s been impressive in that as well.”I think people shouldn’t shy away from the fact he’s a goalkeeper and, in my opinion, the first box you’ve got to tick is, can you stop the ball going in the net? I think Ederson’s very good at that as well and he’s obviously fantastic with his feet. That’s exactly the perfect fit for a Guardiola team.”Shay: Any Given Saturday – The Autobiography is published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media and available in Hardback or ebooklast_img read more

Mixed Fortunes

first_imgAustralia draws first blood in the Trans-Tasman Mixed Open series. In cool conditions at Trusts Arena in Auckland it was the Australian Mixed Open team that signalled the Australian’s intent for this year’s Trans Tasman Series following their emphatic World Cup victory in 2015.New Zealand though to their credit were very strong and brave in defeat: victory clutched away from them in the dying seconds of the match.The match was significant for Elin Mortimer the day after celebrating her birthday notching a hat-trick along with Leah Opie-Lukins enjoying a memorable Trans-Tasman return with three touchdowns to her name as well.  â€œIt was a real arm wrestle to be honest,” Australia’s Assistant Coach, Justin Creighton said post-match. “We came out expecting it be a grind and it was even more-so than we thought. A couple of big moments we needed to win and we didn’t – and that put us under pressure.“We were very happy in the box and felt that if we go through it with our composure and if we keep calm and stick to our processes we would get there in the end.“NZ played a very clever and smart style of game and exploited a few areas we didn’t even know we had so we will work on these. Katherine Stevens in defence and James Blackwood were really strong too as well, but all the guys did great and particularly those on debut tonight.” Dean Springfield opened Australia’s account very early in the opening stanza and set the tone for the Australians scoring within the first minute following a nice sweep play.Elin Mortimer on the left flank danced with the sideline and was the next to score but a quick reply by Danyon Morgan-Puterangi within the next set brought New Zealand right back into the match.Opie-Lukins crossed-out wide at the seventh minute for Australia with Morgan-Puterangi going over for his double early in the match. Mortimer crossed for an early brace at the 15th minute mark, the recipient of another good long ball out wide.The Kiwis’ Mark Hodson scored following great lead-up work again by their number six, Mackenzie Haugh bringing the score to 4-3 and then Sammi Stanton on the cusp of half-time brought the score level to go into the break with the scores all locked-up.Te Tuhi Muir-Tuuta opened the scoring for New Zealand in the first half and Leah Opie-Lukins crossed again out wide on the stroke of half-time taking both teams to the sheds with five in the bank.Within thirty seconds though the Kiwis moved in front for the second time in the match only to see Trent Touma squeezing his first try in near the right corner post to lock the score up again 6-all.New Zealand captain Wiremu Takerei crossed then Katherine Stevens from Australia following some great phase play by Springfield and Lang. Zara Nicholas followed up soon-after with a great touchdown as well.Then a late sweep to the right corner brought Dylan Thompson delivered Opie-Lukins her hat trick.New Zealand wasn’t going away though with Rauwhero scoring wide-out from a brilliant 25m left to right pass just one in arrears.  Te Tuhi Muir-Tuuta scored his double with a minute left to lock-up with scores again.Elin Mortimer scored her hat-trick within the last 30 seconds avoiding the dreaded drop-off and putting the exclamation mark on a very exciting match.Australia can now breathe a sigh of relief and look to wrap up their series in Game Two tomorrow.FINAL SCORE: Australia 10 (Mortimer 3, Opie-Lukins 3, Springfield, Touma, Nicholas, Stevens) defeated New Zealand 9) Muir-Tuuta 2, Morgan-Puterangi 2, Takerei, Stanton, Hodson, Robinson-Bartlett, Rauwhero)Related LinksMixed match reportlast_img read more