CPL’s economic impact

first_imgNow in its sixth year, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is truly established as one of the leading T20 leagues in the world, and compares favourably with the likes of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League (BBL). In addition to the high level of entertainment provided for families, many stakeholders in the Caribbean, including governments and private sector bodies, are well aware of the huge economic potential the CPL has on host countries and the region as a whole.Hosting of the CPL games here is the kind of intervention that is needed to give a much needed boost to the country’s ailing economy. Guyana, through the CPL, has benefited significantly from hosting the event since the inception of the tournament in 2013. It was reported in the media a few days ago that the CPL’s economic impact on Guyana in 2017 was around US$ 14,183,035. This figure has been arrived at by using organiser spend, visitor spend and media value, and was calculated for Hero CPL by world-renowned researchers SMG Insight.In addition to the huge economic impact, 492 jobs were created as a result of this country hosting the games. 4097 hotel rooms were filled during the event. There was also significant value for Guyana in terms of the country being given coverage through the television broadcast of the event. The total brand exposure for Guyana has been calculated at US$3,294,323, with more than 37 hours’ coverage of the country across the tournament. Based on official statistics released, the CPL spent just under US$1million in Guyana during the 2017 event, with over 40% of that figure going to local staff and suppliers. In essence, the CPL games here are a good example of the tremendous benefits that could be derived from a sporting event of such magnitude.It is well known that Guyana’s economy has been on a downward spiral for some time now, and businesses and individuals are feeling the squeeze. Over the past year or so, several businesses have been complaining of poor sales, companies have had to lay off workers, and some companies are even closing down due to unprofitability. There seems to be no sign that the situation will turn around for the better. The relevant stakeholders have pleaded with the Government to take the necessary steps to revive the economy and create opportunities for citizens, but it is still left to be seen what effective measures will be adopted to bring some sort of relief.That said, now that the CPL tournament has proven to have many trickle-down effects, the whole concept of sports tourism is beginning to gain popularity in the region. The introduction of sports tourism as a major industry here is an excellent idea, and it would certainly be in the nation’s interest if the major players involved work seriously towards designing and implementing the necessary programmes and policies that would see Guyana taking advantage of the many opportunities available in that sector.Analysts have pointed to the fact that sports tourism is a huge and growing industry, with important economic implications for the sport, the event, and the impact of travel and tourism-related benefits on host destinations.For this year’s tournament, it is likely that Guyana will be given the opportunity to host the opening games. This is indeed good news for fans. CPL has indeed been a success story, not only as it relates to the development of cricket in Guyana and the region, but because of the potential for growth and the ability to create the kind of opportunities that would seek to improve the lives of citizens. Guyana must therefore capitalise on the economic successes of CPL, and work towards further developing sports tourism in general.Each year, the National Stadium at Providence, which is the home ground of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, attract sold out crowds. However, with tournaments such as this one, it is not only the sold-out stadiums that warrant the prestige, but the chance to showcase one’s country on the global market, since television viewership would usually span each continent.last_img read more

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City stresses safety for roadside workers

first_imgWhen vehicles or equipment are operational do not approach them, as the operator may not see or hear you, placing that person at risk of injury.Stay 25 meters back of running equipment, which will ensure the operator can see you and has enough time to maneuver if need be.If driving and notice machinery at work, try to take an alternate route to avoid delays.- Advertisement -Finally, violence, threats and verbal abuse towards City workers will not be tolerated. Questions and concerns should be directed to 311, where a supervisor will be of assistance.Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please be patient with workers and give them and their equipment plenty of space to perform their duties.last_img read more

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Chelsea face Spurs, Arsenal tackle City in FA Cup Semis

first_imgMauricio Pochettino’s side won just one of four European ‘home’ games played there this season although the Argentinian’s side did end Chelsea’s 13-match winning streak earlier this season with a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane.The last time Spurs reached this stage, in 2012, they also faced Chelsea and were thrashed 5-1.“To arrive in the semi-finals and play at Wembley is a good satisfaction for us,” said Conte following Monday’s 1-0 win in their quarter-final against Manchester United.“It’s another strong game against a strong team.“We start with one win for them and one for us (in the Premier League this season). For sure it will be an exciting game for our fans, an interesting game for us, that’s for sure.“They showed they are able to beat us, but also we showed we are able to beat them.“Now we will see the result in the semi-final.”The other semi-final pitches Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal against Manchester City, managed by Pep Guardiola.The Gunners boss is hoping the Cup can provide some salvation in what has been a disappointing season — a repeat of the last time the two teams met at Wembley would suit him as Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners in the Community Shield.City have played the Gunners just three times previously in the competition with the last meeting 46 years ago, when the London side were 2-1 victors at Maine Road in the fifth round thanks to a brace from Charlie George.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama in action against Chelsea’s N’Golo.PHOTO/Getty ImagesLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 14 – Antonio Conte’s hopes of a domestic double in his first season as Chelsea manager faces a formidable obstacle in the shape of Tottenham Hotspur in their FA Cup semi-final after Monday’s draw.Conte — who has transformed Chelsea from the mid-table side they were last term to runaway Premier League leaders this campaign — will be heartened by the fact Spurs’ record at Wembley is woeful.last_img read more

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Every Premier League team’s most in-form player revealed!

first_img Middlesbrough – Adama Traore – Over the last three games, and his cameo against Tottenham, the ex-Aston Villa man has shown the potential to be a game changer. If Aitor Karanka can get him firing on all cylinders they will have a star on their hands. 20 Arsenal – Mesut Ozil – Click the right arrow above to see who we think is the in-form player at each Premier League club… – The German midfielder, across all competitions, hit five goals and produced three assists in five games for the Gunners. His performance against Tottenham wasn’t the greatest but that shouldn’t distract you from his prior form. 20 20 20 Leicester – Christian Fuchs – The Foxes have struggled for consistency as Champions League football takes its toll on the squad. Fuchs, though, among a few others, has remained at a good level throughout the tough period. Hull – Robert Snodgrass – The Scotsman, back from injury, inspired his team to a 2-1 victory against Southampton, with a goal and an assist. Without him they endured a tough winless run. 20 20 20 20 Bournemouth – Adam Smith – A number of Cherries players have impressed in recent weeks, with Josh King putting in some strong displays (literally). But Smith, even after conceding a penalty at the weekend, has proved an excellent and consistent performer. Tottenham Hotspur – Hugo Lloris – One of the best shot-stoppers in the division, he’s been superb of late for Spurs. He’s not been overworked but has made a string of stunning saves to keep his team in games, and keep them unbeaten in the Premier League. He also made a save against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League that was simply breathtaking. The Premier League is now 11 games old as we hit another International break, and certain players are beginning to really stand out.Some players are looking like the best players in the Premier League, while others are just keeping their team out of trouble and rarely getting the wider plaudits they probably deserve.So who is the in-form player at every top-flight club? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see who we think is currently the top dog at each team…Disagree? Tell us below in the comments… 20 20 Everton – Romelu Lukaku – It’s probably for the best if we ignore the Chelsea game. Prior to that, though, the striker was in the right place at the right time, more often than not. He’ll need to continue this if the Toffees are going to push for Europe. 20 Watford – Jose Holebas – Ignore the Liverpool defeat, the Hornets have had a good season so far and should not be underestimated. The Greek star has really stepped up this season and is proving effective at both ends of the pitch. Manchester City – Ilkay Gundogan – How the German was going to fit in at City was always going to be interesting. Whether as a deep-lying midfielder, or a more attacking one, he’s an exceptional talent. His last four or five games have really showcased this. 20 Manchester United – Juan Mata – The Spanish midfielder seemed to be on borrowed time when Jose Mourinho arrived. Instead, with new signings finding their feet and others struggling, Mata has been consistently good. 20 20 20 20 Burnley – Tom Heaton – The England goalkeeper is being talked about as Gareth Southgate’s possible No.1 after a string of incredible displays for the Clarets. Heaton’s goal was under siege against Manchester United, but he pulled off plenty of saves and the odd outrageous stop. 20 Swansea City – Lukasz Fabianski – It looks like being a tough season for the Swans, and thankfully for Bob Bradley the Polish star seems up for battle. Just like Sunderland, if it wasn’t for the shot-stopping heroics, they would be a lot worse off without him. Sunderland – Jordan Pickford – Still young for a Premier League starting goalkeeper, the Black Cats would have been in an even worse position if it wasn’t for his shot-stopping. Chelsea – Eden Hazard – The Belgian is back to his best and the Premier League needs to watch out. A stunning display against Everton was just the icing on the cake after getting three goals and an assist in four appearances prior to the Stamford Bridge showing. 20 Crystal Palace – Wilfried Zaha – The Eagles aren’t doing so well right now, but the winger looks capable of sparking them into life. He’s already proving more productive than last season and hopefully he can inspire his team-mates in the coming weeks. Liverpool – Philippe Coutinho – The magical midfielder is set to become the highest scoring Brazilian in Premier League history after a goal against Watford at the weekend. He’s been in tremendous form and, in full flow, looks like an early contender for Player of the Season. 20 West Brom – Nacer Chadli – The ex-Tottenham man was, unfortunately, struck down by an injury while in peak form. Four goals and two assists in five matches have proved to the Baggies’ fans why they shelled out for him. 20 Stoke City – Joe Allen – One of the smartest signings of the summer, the Welshman has been performing well above expectations for the Potters. Four goals and two assists, as Mark Hughes’ men picked up form, has been very impressive. Southampton – Virgil van Dijk – The Dutchman is a wonderful centre-back and continues to prove so at the heart of the Saints’ defence. West Ham United – Pedro Obiang – They might all be singing the name of Dimitri Payet at the London Stadium but Obiang is doing the business at the moment in their midfield. A willing runner with a great work ethic, he’s winning fans over after a tough first season.last_img read more

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Offering beauty in bulk, small firm hits it big

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2La Bella’s line of family-size hair-care, moisturizers and beauty products targets the Latino market, and sales have grown about 23 percent annually for the past eight years. The privately held company has estimated annual sales of $20 million to $30 million, and plans to tap beyond the value segment, Rodriguez said. In an industry dominated by multinationals such as Procter & Gamble and L’Oreal, independents have to stay on their toes. “We still spend about a day a month trying to figure out what’s the thing after the next thing,” he said. “In the cosmetics business, it’s about innovation, especially when you’re a small company.” Rodriguez was 11 when he and his family fled Cuba, arriving in the United States as political refugees. In 1976, he quit a job marketing vitamins and started his own nutritional supplement business, Golden Sun Inc., from the garage of his Northridge home. “What’s a 26-year-old kid – who made more than what he had at the time – doing giving all that up for a dream,” said Rodriguez, recalling his father’s take. “I wanted to do my own thing. I wanted to take responsibility for my own future. “I sold everything I owned to get a little capital up – about $3,000.” Through footwork and contacts, the fledgling company reached sales of about 1 million units by the mid-1980s, selling vitamins under its own name and generic grocery store brands. It remains a segment of Rodriguez’s business, but the core has shifted to hair and beauty since roughly 1983, when it sold its first bottle of Vitamin E-enriched shampoo. Still on the lookout for new market niches, the then-Van Nuys-based company found inspiration in the era of A.C. Green, “Showtime” Lakers and Jheri curls – activator gel. African-American hair care was then dominated by a few brands – Worlds of Curls among them. Rodriguez’s strategy was simple: offer more product of similar quality at a lower price. If the competition sells 10-ounce jars of gel for $5-$10, he’ll market a 16-ounce product, and pass the bulk savings along. Still, activator gel, like the Lakers, met their match with the rise of a certain team from the Windy City. “That sort of went downhill when Michael Jordan came out and shaved his head,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez found a new niche in the mid-1990s in hair products aimed at Latinos, namely styling gel and shampoo enriched by sheep placenta (a common ingredient in Latino shampoos). The spending power of Hispanics in the U.S. hit $736 billion in 2005, according to a survey by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia. “We saw opportunity with the styling gel, like we saw with the activator gel market,” he said. The company needed a name for the new line – something that could set it apart from the francophonic beauty products on store shelves: something Italian. They settled on La Bella – “the beauty” in both Italian and Spanish. The same strategy applied – offering more product for less. Rodriguez said research showed Latinos tend to share shampoo, gels and other products among family members. “They have large families, and they share whatever they bring home,” he said. “All the men in the family might use the same jar of styling gel.” Targeting an ethnic niche can be lucrative if a marketer can correctly read a group’s cultural values, said Felipe Korzenny, director of the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication at Florida State University. “It is true that Hispanics do like to share products with their kids and everyone in their households,” he said. “Some of those attributes – the gel for men and the placenta-based products – those kinds of things do have cultural value that people can relate to. “When you add (price) value that is competitive, it’s very hard to resist.” But it’s often easier said then done, Korzenny said. “This combination is not something everybody understands,” he said. “That’s the problem a lot of larger marketers have – they don’t understand the power of cultural beliefs.” The company has about 70 items in the La Bella line, most retailing for less than $5. It’s within the top five selling brands of hair gel by volume in the United States. “We don’t have the billions in the bank to spend on marketing and advertising. The most important purchase is that first purchase.” The company is now working to expand into more premium products, including a collagen cream featuring Latin media star Sissi as spokesmodel. There’s also a cellulite reduction cream, a new concept for the Latin market, Rodriguez said. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Al Rodriguez recalls the day in the mid-1980s when he looked inside a bottle of vitamins he was selling and instead of tablets saw a fortune in shampoo and hair gel. “There was a demand in the market for natural products,” said Rodriguez, 56, a former vitamin salesman and founder of Santa Clarita-based Newhall Labs, which markets beauty products under the La Bella brand. “The same customer that would buy Vitamin E would buy Vitamin E oil and Vitamin E shampoo. And why shouldn’t they buy it from us?” The company, based in Santa Clarita since 1990, has about 30 people employed locally and at a research lab in Gardena. last_img read more

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Seconds out for Motor Club’s white-collar boxing event

first_imgTraining is well underway for Donegal Motor Club’s white collar boxing event, ‘Donegal Fights for The Stage’. Some of the biggest names in motorsport will step inside the ring for a one-night-only boxing extravaganza, including rally legends Declan Boyle and Gary McPhillips.Tickets are now available for the event, which takes place in The Mount Errigal Hotel on Saturday, 20th May. There are also some sponsorship opportunities still available.Donegal Motor Club is encouraging all local businesses to get behind the Joule Donegal International Rally by supporting this event.For more information contact the Donegal Motor Club on 074 9126681. Pics by Brian McDaid.Some of the Motor Club Members that supported the press conference for the Fight Night for the Donegal Motor Club. Photo Brian McDaidSeconds out for Motor Club’s white-collar boxing event was last modified: May 3rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Roundup 12/8: Hairy Situations Edition

first_imgPolitico reports that an omnibus appropriations package being crafted in Congress will give the National Institutes of Health a $692 million raise in 2010. That 2.3% bump would split the difference between the House of Representatives and Senate amounts.The House expects to vote on the package Thursday, but the Senate could take much longer.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The global tuberculosis burden is declining slowly, according to a report issued by the World Health Organization today—but the target of halving prevalence and mortality rates by 2015 will be “difficult” in Southeast Asia and “appears impossible” in Africa, the study says.Beware the false positives lurking in home toxicology tests in which citizens test their own hair, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Reacting to SwiftHack/ClimateGate, Republicans on the House Science and Technology Committee have introduced a resolution that calls for standards of scientific integrity to be followed on climate research.Five European advisory panels have joined to urge a rethink of the way that the European Union organizes its research, development, and innovation policies.Neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, the controversial head of the Royal Institution in London, may be out of job as financial problems at the organization have led a management review panel to conclude that the director’s position should be reduced to part-time or eliminated.Former Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dean Marilee Jones, who disappeared in 2007 after it emerged that she had fabricated academic credentials, has resurfaced as a consultant to universities, though she won’t name which ones. (Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/asobitsuchiya/ / CC BY 2.0 )last_img read more

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Jamia Millia Islamia to start admissions today, four new courses launched this year

first_imgStarting today the admissions for Jamia Millia Islamia are open. The university has made certain changes regarding the admission policy, marking system and courses offered this session.JMI has taken the admission process completely online this year, there is no option of  applying offline. From the registration of candidates to issuing of admit cards, everything will be done through online mode.The Academic Council of JMI has also introduced the choice-based credit system from this academic year. The CBCS gives the students a choice to select from the prescribed courses, i.e., from core, elective, minor or soft skill courses. It enables students to opt for courses they like, learn at their own pace, take up additional courses for extra credits and adopt an interactive approach to learning.Under this system Jamia is also starting an optional exam of Northeast Studies at the undergraduate level. Opting for this paper will allow students to earn credits by studying one semester at a different university. Adoption of the grading system will help in exchange programmes for students across institutions in the country.Also, the university is starting four new courses from the session of 2015-16. These are- MA in Gender Studies by the Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, MSc in Biophysics by Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, PG Diploma in Public Health by Department of Social Work and Diploma in Disaster Management by Department of Geography.Apart from these programmes, there are additions to existing courses as well. In addition to the existing options ‘sports’ and ‘orthopaedics’, new specialities have been introduced in the Master’s in Physiotherapy (MPT) course, such as ‘cardiopulmonary’ and ‘neurology’.advertisementThe admissions are open for all undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses offered by Jamia. The interested and eligible students may apply online at the official website www.jmi.ac.in. Last date for submitting applications is May 1.last_img read more

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Shahid Afridi refuses to apologise after insulting journalist

first_imgPakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi said he did nothing wrong after insulting a journalist during a press conference in Lahore yesterday. Following the incident, the media briefly boycotted the ongoing training camp of the national team.’Duniya News’ journalist Sanaullah Khan had asked Afridi how he planned to improve his captaincy after overseeing a 3-0 defeat against England in the United Arab Emirates.Afridi took offence to the question and retorted. “I expected you to ask such a pathetic and low question, someone ask the next question please.” This miffed the media, who demanded an immediate apology.However, there was none forthcoming from Afridi but team manager Intikhab Alam managed to placate the fuming journalists, who returned to their coverage of the camp.”I have talked to Afridi and he has reiterated that he respects the media, so hopefully such an incident will not happen again,” Alam said on Thursday.Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said the incident should not be blown out of proportion. “It should not have happened. We will look into it but don’t take it as something big.”Pakistan have slipped to No.6 in the ICC’s T20I rankings ahead of the ICC World T20. They leave for New Zealand on January 10 to play three ODIs and three T20 Internationals from January 15.last_img read more

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German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement

first_imgMiquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world “I don’t know what his plans are,” he said, adding “any player who has ever played in the national team, and has the goal of being a coach, is always welcome here to get a taste of what it’s like.” Schweinsteiger’s former national team-mate Miroslav Klose was briefly part of Loew’s coaching staff, as a forwards coach, until last year’s World Cup. Schweinsteiger retired from the national team in 2016 after making 121 appearances. Loew heaped praise on Schweinsteiger, who helped inspire a 1-0 extra-time victory over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final despite a cut under his right eye.”Everyone has a picture of him in their heads: blood-stained in the Maracana (in the 2014 World Cup final), he got up again and again and gave everything. “He is one of the greatest players in German history,” enthused Loew. “You could always feel his will to win. He was a great player and a great personality.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager Dortmund: Bastian Schweinsteiger is welcome to join the Germany coaching staff, national team coach Joachim Loew said just hours before the veteran midfielder announced his retirement on Tuesday. “The time has now come and I will be finishing my active career at the end of the season,” Schweinsteiger wrote on Twitter. “Saying goodbye as an active player makes me feel a little nostalgic, but I am also looking forward to the exciting challenges that await me.” The 35-year-old former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder has effectively hung up his boots as his current team Chicago Fire team failed to make the MLS play-offs. Shortly before Tuesday’s announcement on social media by Schweinsteiger, Loew said the midfielder could join his staff. “We will always have a place for him,” said Loew in Dortmund where Germany are preparing to host Argentina in a friendly on Wednesday.Related News MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into finallast_img read more

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