COLD? What cold? Thanks to the excellent facilities at Cowley International College Saints have been able to continue their preparations for the new season.Whilst other clubs maybe struggling to find suitable training venues as the weather closes in, Saints are making the most of their fantastic training facility.And as our main pic shows, the 3G pitch is standing up to the frost, even if the grimaces on the players’ faces show they might not be…!Season Tickets for the new campaign are on sale now and you could save ££ on matchday prices. Buy yours now at www.saintssuperstore.com
NATHAN Brown has confirmed that James Roby will be out of action for an “extended period of time.”The hooker picked up an ankle injury in the 52-18 win over Wakefield and limped off at half time.“Robes will be out for an extended period of time,” Brown said. “We’re not sure how long at the moment as he is seeing a specialist on Tuesday. It is more than likely he will be out for a month and maybe as long as ten weeks. Ant Walker will be out for two to four weeks too.“It is definitely something we didn’t want to happen but we will move on, move someone in there and that will give them the opportunity to do well for the team. I’m sure they will.“We will look at the best options and see how we go later in the week. I wouldn’t want to move our half backs around but maybe that is the best option.“On the good side though Paul Wellens will return, as will Tony Puletua whilst Ade Gardner has a chance too.”Tickets for Friday’s match against Salford City Reds are now on sale. You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — One Leland dental office is offering kids a brighter smile for free.Complete Coastal Dentistry is participating in Give Kids a Smile, which raises awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease. It also provides access to oral health care to children who qualify.- Advertisement – Complete Coastal Dentistry will provide free cleanings, exams, and flouride treatments.It will be offered on a first come first serve basis to children who qualify.It’s from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.Related Article: Leland school makes top state listTo learn more about attending this event, call or text (910) 663-1223.
Related Article: Dashcam video shows Wilmington man point gun at officer Shellman Hughes (Photo: NC Dept. of Public Safety) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man convicted of rape in New Hanover County and sentenced to life in prison has been granted parole.Shellman Hughes, 72, was convicted in 1980 for first degree rape and first degree sexual offense.- Advertisement – He became eligible for parole due to a change in the state’s sentencing laws. Parole is now eliminated for crimes committed after October 1, 1994. Hughes was sentenced under previous sentencing guidelines.Hughes is scheduled to be released August 3, 2021.
A schools spokesman says EMT’s checked out the students and thankfully no one was injured.The bus was not damaged and continued on its route.Law enforcement is investigating. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County school bus was rear-ended late Wednesday afternoon. 21 students were on board at the time, according to the schools system.It happened just after 4:30 p.m. on Funston Road in Winnabow.- Advertisement –
“Due to the number of teachers who have taken leave on this day and the inability to provide the number of substitutes necessary for normal operations, we cannot ensure sufficient instruction or supervision for our students on May 1,” the district said in a news release. “While we fully support teacher rights, Brunswick County was impacted by Hurricane Florence far greater than many of the school systems across the state who have educators taking part in the events. This will ultimately be a 20th and 23rd (Bolivia/Town Creek) day of missed instruction for Brunswick County students.”It’s the second year in a row the county has had to cancel classes on the same day as a teacher rally sponsored by the NC Association of Educators in Raleigh. The district says May 1 will now be an optional, non-instructional workday for all staff.Brunswick County is the first district in southeastern North Carolina to announce it will cancel classes May 1.Related Article: Brunswick County student named NCASA Student of the YearEarlier this week, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson told WWAY he supports teachers, but wishes they could find a day to hold the rally when students are not in class. Teachers from across North Carolina rally in Raleigh on May 16, 2018. (Photo: WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Schools will be closed for all students the day of a planned teacher rally in Raleigh.According to a news release, the district has canceled classes for May 1.- Advertisement –
A farmers market, located on US 17 in Scotts Hill, is held there every Wednesday until September 25.Derek Markey and his son Lincoln went for the first time today, and they were definitely satisfied“I actually didn’t know anything about it,” Markey said. “My wife took me here. It’s really cool though I love how everything is fresh and local. He [Lincoln] likes the cinnamon rolls and the jump house– the bouncy house.”Related Article: Disney World changes flexible-pricing with new toolThe Markeys plan to attend throughout the summer.Poplar Grove Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Poplar Grove Plantation Farmers Market on May 22, 2019. (Photo: WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Each Wednesday during spring and summer Poplar Grove Plantation gives us something we can really sink our teeth into!Produce, crafts, music, jewelry, are more are all available for you to purchase at the historic plantation.- Advertisement –
Advertisement APO (African Press Organization) , the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2014 APO Media Award #APOMediaAward.The first-place winner will be presented with $500 a month for one year, one laptop and one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of his or her choice as well as one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide. The second-place winner will be awarded $300 a month for one year. The third-place winner will receive $200 a month for one year Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO – Advertisement – APO Media Award celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Africa. The subject matter may comprise a single topic or a variety of subjects, including – but not limited to – business, economy, technology, agriculture, health, energy, gender, logistics, tourism, motoring, aviation, not-for-profit issues, diplomacy, environment, mining, entertainment and more. APO Media Award is open to African journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa. Stories must have been broadcast or published between January and August 2014. Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. All stories must be submitted in electronic format:a) Print: upload the scan(s) of the published article. b) Radio: upload the SoundCloud link (SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload and share sounds they have created themselves – https://soundcloud.com).c) Website: upload the URL.d) TV: upload the YouTube link. TV material must first be uploaded to YouTube (www.youtube.com) and radio material to SoundCloud (www.soundcloud.com). If you are not a member of these sites, you will need to sign up in order to upload the video or radio material. Once you have obtained the link, you must enter it in this online entry form when inputting your story details. Online Entry Form is available here: http://www.apo-opa.com/apo_media_award.php?L=E The deadline for entries is 1 September 2014.The finalists will be announced on 15 September 2014 and the winners will be announced on 29 September 2014. Follow APO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/apo_source Follow the hashtag: #APOMediaAward
Advertisement Google today announced a couple of new tools for game developers on its Android platform. These include new analytics to help developers better understand in-game player behavior, as well as a number of new monetization features through its AdMob platform. Google also launched a new game-centric Nearby Connections API for Android TV, its nascent smart TV platform.On the analytics side, Google’s new Player Analytics, which will roll out in a few weeks, is meant to help developers get a better grip on what their players do inside a game. In addition, this new report also looks at how much players are spending and what their churn rate looks like. The tool also makes it easier for developers to track average revenue and sessions per user. Google says BombSquad tested this feature and used the data it gathered to more than double its revenue per user — but then, Google wouldn’t use a game that lost users and revenue during the beta test as an example, would it?On the monetization side, Google is launching native ads, house ads and a new “audience builder” tool. Just like native ads are slowly taking off in the publishing world, Google hopes to bring a similar experience to games. These new ads will be styled to “match the visual design of the game” — so you basically won’t immediately realize that you’re looking at an ad (which has long been the Holy Grail of advertising now that we’ve all learned to ignore it). This feature is currently in limited beta. – Advertisement – “In-App Purchase House Ads,” the second new feature, allows AdMob to predict which of your users are mostly likely to spend their hard-earned cash on virtual goods because you’ve made it impossible for players to finish your game without it in-app purchases so you can show them customized ads for promoting those in-app items. This feature is now in beta and will roll out to all AdMob users in the next few weeks.The last new AdMob feature is the so-called “Audience Builder.” While that sounds like a tool for building audiences, it’s actually a “powerful tool that enables game developers to create lists of audiences based on how they use their game.” Using that, developers will be able to customize their games for different kinds of users.Credits: Techcrunch
Advertisement Today, Synthesio, the leading global Social Intelligence and Social Listening platform, announced a new integration with Hootsuite, the most widely used platform for managing social media. This integration allows marketers to listen, analyze and strategically engage and respond with customers seamlessly across all of their social platforms.Through combining Synthesio’s global social listening, analytics and Intelligence, with Hootsuite’s engagement and publishing functionality, the enterprise now has more powerful social relationship management capabilities as customers can more effectively and strategically respond to social conversations.Through this new integration, enterprise and agencies will be able to:Create new and effective social customer care. Be alerted faster, for a more immediate and effective response that can be tailored to fit customers specific needs.Stay ahead of potential crises by getting ahead of, and quickly combatting, it. Monitor all global, online mentions, be alerted of spikes in mentions and sentiment around phrases and keywords, and quickly determine that a crisis is coming.Segment audiences and identify brand advocates. Through Synthesio’s influencer identification, Hootsuite users can:identify key brand advocates and engage with them more effectively;organize audiences through different Hootsuite streams and tabs;seamlessly personalize and customize engagement with individual mentions.Identify more sales opportunities, targets and audiences, and optimize opportunities to strategically engage in social sales tactics.Understand your social ROI. Know how far messages are spreading (awareness), how communities and audiences have grown based on mention volume and not just standard “follower” growth metrics (acquisition), how successful they are at engaging with their audience (activation) and how their audience feels about their brand based on the sentiment of the mentions (satisfaction). – Advertisement – “Whether you are using social for customer care, brand advocacy or sales opportunities, teams across the business benefit from connecting best-of-breed solutions. Integrating our Social Intelligence and analytics platform with the Hootsuite social relationship platform will equip users with the most comprehensive set of social tools to fuel smarter programs,” explained Leah Pope, Vice President of Global Marketing at Synthesio.“This integration will help teams across all departments provide strategic, personalized and targeted content, as well as increase their social customer care capabilities. At the same time, are ensuring that they are reaching their audience in the right place at the right time, and in ways that they have not been able to before.”“ Integrating Synthesio and Hootsuite enables users to engage with their customers across social channels in a meaningful way. Armed with actionable intelligence, marketers can be more creative and strategic with their social strategies,” said Kevin O’Brien, Vice President of Partners at Hootsuite.Synthesio’s industry leading global data will be automatically routed to new streams in Hootsuite, for seamless, centralized social management.Synthesio’s data and alerting, along with Hootsuite’s advanced workflow, routing and scheduling, will allow marketers and social professionals in all industries (including compliance heavy industries such as pharmaceutical and finance) to better equip themselves for informed social engagement.The ability to see the breadth of Synthesio data in one stream within each tab on Hootsuite, will help optimize productivity and quality across marketing, sales, public relations and customer care.
You will be able to play your playstation 2 games on playstation 4. Image Credit: ndtv Advertisement The PlayStation 2 isn’t just Sony’s best-selling games console. It’s still the best-selling console ever. Now, it’s finally possible to play PS2 games on the current PlayStation 4 – in theory and, in three instances, in practise as well.It’s a major breakthrough, but not one announced by Sony PlayStation itself. Instead, tech-focused outlets have been picking up on the discovery.“The arrival of PS2 emulation on the PlayStation 4 is a big deal… [It’s] one of the classic pieces of console hardware, and the ability to access that back catalogue with enhanced visuals is a tantalising proposition,” wrote Digital Foundry’s Richard Leadbetter. – Advertisement – The community was alert to the possibility of emulated PS2 games in January 2014. By September 2015, Gematsu had found fresh age ratings for three classic PlayStation 2 games – “Ape Escape 2,” “Dark Cloud 2” and “Twisted Metal: Black” – concluding that emulation was nearly here.But instead of September’s suspects, it’s actually a clutch of “Star Wars” tie-ins that show the PlayStation 2 back catalogue – or part of it, at least – is coming to PlayStation 4.The achievement was flagged up after 2002’s “Star Wars: Racer Revenge,” “Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter,” and “Star Wars: Bounty Hunter,” part of a promotional Star Wars Classics bundle, were this week released as PlayStation Network downloads.Each of the older games start up by showing the PlayStation 2 logo, the PlayStation 4 touchpad subs in for the PS2’s Start and Select buttons, and the PS4 pretends that game data is stored on PS2 memory cards.Original, low-resolution graphics are now not quite High Definition, but are certainly much better suited to HD displays; there’s also support for progress-related Trophies, a PlayStation Network feature that didn’t arrive until 2008.[related-posts]“You can safely say that none of this would be happening if this were [remastered for PS4.]” Leadbetter remarked in an explanatory video.The news comes after the Xbox One was made compatible with a 104-title roster of old Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade games on November 12.Those Xbox 360 and XBLA games could be played at no additional cost, and after completing a digital download, upon the presentation of a retail disc or relevant Xbox Live account.PlayStation confirmed to Wired that it was working on PS2 emulation for the PS4, but did not outline how that would work in terms of release schedule or pricing practices.[IBN Live]
Advertisement Last month, Infinix launched the Hot4 unto the Ugandan market through a partnership with Kilimall.PC Tech did a video of the unboxing, and today, we want to present to you a review of the budget phone.DESIGN – Advertisement – The Hot 4 is made of plastic material, with the back being 3D textured. It has a solid feel in the hands and is heavy compared to phones of similar size.The weight can partly be attributed to the the 4000mAh battery, inserted in the phone. There is a 3.5mm audio jack at the top, the 8MP camera at the back, next to a fingerprint scanner and an LED flash. There is also a speaker is positioned at the bottom of the back.The volume and power buttons all all located on the right hand side of the phone. This makes it possible to easily control a number of features using one hand.There is a front-facing camera to make it easy ti take all the selfies.DISPLAYThe phone comes with a 5.5-inch 720 x 1280 pixels display. This gives you the ability to watch your all your high definition content. The downside is that visibility during daylight is not very bright. You fill find yourself straining your eyes when outside.CAMERAThe HOT4 comes with an 8MP back camera and 5MP front camera. Both camera’s have an LED flash, meaning you can take clear pictures no matter the lighting.The back camera also supports HD Video and auto-focus.When it comes to taking pictures, there is a Camera app gives you flexibility to choose from different scenes and modes, likes HDR, Normal, Professional, Panorama, night and beauty mode.The front camera supports only the modes of Beauty, normal and wideSelfie modes.It comes with an inbuilt feature of screen recording, and the brightness is good, even when set to minimum.Front CameraBack CameraSOFTWARE AND SPECIFICATIONSThe Infinix Hot 4 runs on Infinix XOS on top of android 6.0 marshmallow. It’s powered by Mediatek 6580 quad-core processors with Mali-400MP graphical processing unit. There is 2 GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory which can further be extended to 32GB of external storage.There is little or no lag. The XOS interface is clean and intuitive, especially the control panel which is now very much revamped unlike previous devices from Infinix.The fingerprint sensor is also an added advantage. This makes it one of the cheapest devices with a finger print sensor.BATTERYThis is one of the best there is! It is very good and you can go an entire day without need to charge even when you are using it heavily. I was able to go three days on basic internet connection, and calls.With Instagram, video streaming and some gaming, the phone was still able to take me throughout the entire day.PRICEThe Infinix Hot4 is currently selling at only UGX 359,000 at kilimall.co.ugHigh points.Great battery.Finger print sensorPriceGood CameraScreen RecorderQuick chargeDual SIMLow points.No 4G LTE(Which is now a standard)Battery is not removable, not easily replaceable.Feels bulkyNo fast charging.
Advertisement The Huawei GR3 was announced in January this year, and comes with confusing names. It has been called the Huawei P9 Lite (2017), Huawei P8 Lite (2017), Huawei Honor 8 Lite, or the Huawei Nova Lite, but most times, it has gone by Huawei P8 Lite (2017); a new version of its P8 Lite smartphone that launched two years ago.The Huawei P8 Lite (2017), on paper, is a slightly better version of the P9 Lite smartphone that launched last year. It comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels powered by octa-core Kirin 655 processor supported with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card, and runs Android 7.0 powered and backed by a non-removable 3000mAh battery.As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) packs a 12MP and 8MP rear and front cameras respectively. – Advertisement – In terms of connectivity; it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.First ImpressionsAwesome display. The flagship has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, makes all the icons and the fonts crystal clear. In other words, its so colorful.Portability.Cameras shoot perfect pictures and videos even though it doesn’t not support full HD.The plastic is mostly smooth, with just a slight ridged texture on the back that helps with the grip.Price, Availability, and Colors Has been priced at 1,030,000 UGX available in Black, White, and Gold color variants.
A safeboda rider pictured helping out a young lady with wearing her helmet as she gets ready to take on with the ride. (Photo Courtesy: Quartz) Advertisement MTN Uganda has on Friday partnered with moto-taxi ride hailing firm; SafeBoda on the MTN Pulse platform that will see MTN Pulsers access and book rides with the safeboda app even without mobile data loaded to their phones. However, the offer isn’t limited to only MTN Pulsers but all MTN Customers that book rides through the app.You can now use the SafeBoda app with zero data!We are excited to announce that #SafeBoda and @mtnug have partnered to give customers access to the #SafeBoda app at zero MBs.Simply open your app and order for a ride with your frequent locations. pic.twitter.com/aXSz8r9tru— SafeBoda (@SafeBoda) May 4, 2018However, MTN Pulsers are getting a better deal since under the new partnership, SafeBoda will provide them with free rides worth 5,000 UGX in credit every month based on MTN Pulse bundles that they activate. – Advertisement – Hellen Kirungi; Youth Segment Manager of MTN Uganda, speaking at the press brief said that customers will be required to buy as many MTN Pulse bundles as possible to stand a chance of being credited with 5,000 UGX worth of safeboda credits.“We’re aware that our MTN Pulsers move a lot on boda bodas but do so with a lot of fear. With this partnership, we look forward to MTN Pulsers using Safeboda a safe means of transport to move with no fear. There is no fear in terms of safety since they can use helmets when riding and no fear of spending a lot on transport money as the service is affordable,” she said.Brenda Nambatya, the Brand and Partnerships Manager for SafeBoda Uganda added on Hellen remarks saying the death toll in Uganda from road accidents is increasing at a worrying rate.“The number of people killed in boda accidents today are more than doubled between 2011 and 2016. Our aim is therefore to constantly innovate to professionalize transportation and ensure safe access to mobility especially for the youth,” she said.[related-posts]MTN Uganda launched the MTN Pulse platform on Thursday 15th February targeting the youth, giving them the power to be themselves, unleash their full potential and live life with No Fear. In addition, the platform was launched alongside its own mobile data packages; MTN Pulse, MTN Pulse plus, and MTN Weekend bundle.Hardly two months after the pulse launch, MTN Uganda is still giving more and more benefits to its pulsers. Some of them include; discount offers on Jumia services every Tuesday, Free gaming and downloads every Thursday, Free MTN Pulse data every Friday if they bought at KFC, and so forth.For those that are unaware, the birth of MTN Pulse, marked the conclusion of a month-long teaser campaign called #NoFear. During the campaign, MTN had several of its billboards in Kampala ‘defaced’ and sprayed with the words #NoFear in what was viewed as a bold, fearless act of expression, which are desirable traits sought in the Pulsers’ movement.This article has been updated since its time of publication
Crystal Palace v BrightonChampionship Play-Off, Semi-Final first legTIME: 7.45pm TV: Sky Sports 1Brighton in the Premier League next season ?It sounds implausable, yet they are now just three matches away from an incredible story. Not least of which because they were homeless for 12 years after the sale of the Goldstone ground and played 70 miles away in a ground share deal with Gillingham before returning to Brighton to the less than ideal Withdean Stadium which was built for athletics and also in its past life had been a zoo!They are back home now though, playing in a brand spanking new and impressive 30,000 seater stadium firmly in the heart of Brighton with a BN1 postcode. That stadium will host the biggest match in its short history in the second leg.Tonight’s match at Crystal Palace has added significance as it’s a local derby. Despite a distance of 40 miles, Palace v Brighton games have always been treated as derbys and it will never get bigger than tonight’s clash.As we saw last night with Leicester and in the play-offs in general, there’s a pattern of low scoring, nervous games which just favour the home team in the first leg.Palace have a great record at home and Ian Holloway knows all about play-offs with his time at Blackpool.In the regulation season Brighton beat Palace 3-0 at home but Palace won it 3-0 when they were at home in December !But the end of season games saw a greater momentum to Brighton and with Wayne Bridge and Inigo Calderon back for tonight’s game we think Gus Poyet’s men will be hard to beat and can hold on for the draw.We’ll risk a point on a 0-0 correct score outcome too.A 30 second teaser for you:How good are your mathematical skills ??We’re sure you can quite easily work out what a 7/4 and 4/1 double pays but what about this little gem from the Countdown archives with the sadly missed Richard Whiteley.Now we want you to play along. Get your pen and paper at the ready.NO CHEATING – NO CALCULATORS OR PAUSING THE VIDEO.You have 30 seconds…… The Countdown Clock starts now………..STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)4 points DRAW Crystal Palace v Brighton1 point 0-0 correct score Crystal Palace v Brighton(-4 Thursday)Agree OR disagree? Call Star Sports on 08000 521 321 to place your bet.
Borussia Dortmund v ArsenalChampions League7.45pm LIVE ON SKYGOALS GALORE TONIGHTThe unders were landed with ease, in the end, last night with a 0-0 between Real Sociedad and Man U.Only problem with ‘unders’ is it’s never over until it’s over. The pessimistic streak in me always expects three injury time goals.It’s different when you on the overs of course and you have three in the bag inside 30 minutes and can actually then REALLY put your feet up and enjoy the game.I think that could be the case tonight.Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal – it’s hard to see that these two bang in-form sides playing positive football will do anything but score goals.Last year’s finalists brought an in-form Arsenal back down to earth when they beat them 2-1 at the Emirates and come into this on the back of beating Stuttgart 6-1 on Friday.Arsenal themselves are of course in great form sitting proudly at the top of the Premier League and fresh from a 2-0 win over Liverpool.Historically the teams have produced close games.HEAD TO HEAD RECORDOct 2013 C League Arsenal 1-2 B DortmundNov 2011 C League Arsenal 2-1 B DortmundSep 2011 C League B Dortmund 1-1 ArsenalOct 2002 C League B Dortmund 2-1 ArsenalSep 2002 C League Arsenal 2-0 B DortmundBoth teams are locked on six points in Group F and tonight it’s overs all the way for me on Star Sports.It’s a skinny tip I know – but I’m on to a hat-trick and keen to start a decent run going.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)10 points OVER 2.5 GOALS at around 1/2 McCoy PLAYING WAITING GAMETony McCoy’s quest to reach 4,000 winners over jumps is highly unlikely to be achieved at Chepstow today after one of his two mounts was declared a non-runner. The 18-times champion jockey needs two more victories to reach the magic milestone, but Mission Complete was taken out of the NFU Mutual Supports RABI Handicap Hurdle due to the soft ground.McCoy’s only ride at Chepstow, El Macca, runs in the opening RABI Gateway Project Maiden Hurdle at 1.10pm.Unless the rider gets another ride on the card, McCoy must wait until Thursday before he can attempt to bring up the landmark.
What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 24 JuneRACING4.10 CarlisleExcilly 7/1 > 9/24.20 SalisburyAir Squadron 2/1 > 13/86.30 NaasBrontide 11/8 > 11/106.40 BathAngie’s Girl 5/4 > 8/117.20 KemptonRiver Thames 13/2 > 7/27.50 KemptonFresh Kingdom 3/1 > 13/8FOOTBALLUEFA Under-21 Championship Group Stage7.45pm BT SPORT6/4 England U21 2/1 Italy U21 9/4 DRAWUEFA Under-21 Championship Group Stage7.45pm BT SPORT10/11 Portugal U21 100/30 Sweden U21 5/2 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation)
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ithout doubt, Liverpool are playing better football under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp with just a defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace spoiling what would otherwise be a stretch of 16 games across all competitions without defeat.They have won six of their last seven games but face a potentially tricky trip to St Mary’s tonight for this Capital One Quarter Final game.The hosts beat Villa 2-1 in the last round but arrive here on the back of two league defeats at the hands of Stoke and Man City where captain Jose Fonte injured his knee and as a result will miss tonight’s match.That’s the only injury worry for Saint’s manager Ronald Koeman who said: “It’s very important because Southampton only have two opportunities to win a title – the FA Cup and the League Cup – so it’s important because we want to reach the semi-finals. It’s a great game to play. It’s sold out and Liverpool are doing well under a new manager.”He added: “We know Liverpool like to press and if you beat the press then you have a lot of options and possibilities. We showed that in the second half against Manchester City.”Liverpool boss Klopp said: “I hear Southampton and Liverpool are not the best friends, so it will be a feisty game.”Klopp has a much strong deck of cards to choose from tonight with Philippe Coutinho, Lucas Leiva, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson all available again after injury/suspension.Southampton v LiverpoolCapital One Cup Quarter-Final19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports 5 / Sky Sports 5 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Oct 2015 PREMIER Liverpool 1-1 SouthamptonFeb 2015 PREMIER Southampton 0-2 LiverpoolAug 2014 PREMIER Liverpool 2-1 SouthamptonMar 2014 PREMIER Southampton 0-3 LiverpoolSep 2013 PREMIER Liverpool 0-1 SouthamptonMar 2013 PREMIER Southampton 3-1 LiverpoolDec 2012 PREMIER Liverpool 1-0 SouthamptonJan 2005 PREMIERSHIP Southampton 2-0 LiverpoolDec 2004 PREMIERSHIP Liverpool 1-0 SouthamptonMar 2004 PREMIERSHIP Southampton 2-0 LiverpoolAs with the last time this pair met, I’m expecting it to end level after 90 minutes and am backing the draw at around 9/4 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK DRAW for 7 points at around 9/4 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 92.31 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321
BET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo steps forward yesterday but two steps backwards too.The banker Ribchester obliged at 11/10 in the opening Queen Anne Stakes but the two remaining bets, both trained by Wesley Ward, in the concluding Windsor Castle Stakes both conspired to finish out of the frame.They finished 6th and 17th but still fared better than the red hot favourite Declarationofpeace who finished stone last of the 22 runner field.Nine runners without a win for Aidan O’Brien on the opening day of Royal Ascot which for mortal trainers wouldn’t be anything untoward but with AOB the early alarm bells are already ringing – it wasn’t just the abject performance of Declarationofpeace but dual Guineas winner Churchill was as flat as a pancake.O’Brien supporters will look towards the well backed Highland Reel to turn things around on Wednesday’s card. The five-year-old relishes the fast ground as he proved when winning the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita last season when the ground was firm and he proved his current well being with a win in the Coronation Cup at Epsom.There was a swift going change after the first yesterday when, as suspected, the good in places proved fantasy. Only semantics but surely the going never really changes after the first but is more corrected?Highland Reel steps back in trip today which is a slight concern as I think his optimum is a mile and a half.However, there are also question marks about his two principal rivals. Jack Hobbs has yet to win on anything faster than good and hasn’t been seen since winning at Meydan in March and Ulysses looks plenty short in the market for a horse that has been winning at Group 3 level.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK HIGHLAND REEL (4.20 Royal Ascot) 11 points win at 9/4 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: -59.85 points
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