Prep Sports Roundup: 3/24

first_img Tags: ALA/Baseball/Boys Soccer/Delta/Enterprise/Juab/Manti/Payson/South Sevier FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerNon-RegionPAYSON, Utah-Brayden Gonder, Jager Springer and Trevor Burton each scored as the Delta Rabbits outlasted Payson 3-2 Saturday in non-region boys soccer action.BaseballRegion 14SPANISH FORK, Utah-Tucker Memmott tripled and Joey Aagard doubled as the Juab Wasps downed ALA 8-6 Saturday in Region 14 baseball action.Non-RegionENTERPRISE, Utah-Spencer Laub doubled while Levi Randall earned the win on the mound as the Enterprise Wolves downed Manti 6-2 in non-region baseball action Saturday.ENTERPRISE, Utah-Levi Randall doubled and Spencer Laub took the win on the mound, helping the Enterprise Wolves blank South Sevier 2-0 Saturday in non-region baseball action.ENTERPRISE, Utah-Peydon Wood had two hits and earned the win on the mound as the South Sevier Rams beat the Manti Templars 3-0 in non-region baseball action Saturday. Brennen Hunt added a double in the win for the Rams. Brad James March 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/24 Written bylast_img read more

Mio sales progression hits 1,000 agent milestone under new MD

first_imgHome » News » Mio sales progression hits 1,000 agent milestone under new MD previous nextProducts & ServicesMio sales progression hits 1,000 agent milestone under new MDTwo years after launching, the service is now being used by over 1,000 branches and is involved in 10,000 active property sales chains.Nigel Lewis3rd June 202002,519 Views House moving platform and smartphone app Mio has signed up more than 1,000 agency branches since it launched in May last year, and currently includes over 10,000 active house moving chains and details of 175,000 properties.The sales progression tool linking buyers, vendors and agents lets participating agents in a chain see each other’s sales progression activity, so they can solve pinch-points and keep their customers updated. The Negotiator was one of the first media organisations to report its initial trials in Cardiff 18 months ago before the official launch.Mio integrates with some existing CRM systems and takes data feeds from conveyancers, financial advisors and surveyors to automatically populate milestones.Managing Director Emma Vigus, who arrived from parent group the TMGroup in September last year, says, “We empower agents to quickly understand the status of each transaction in a chain by deploying updates from conveyancers, mortgage brokers and surveyors.”“Our sales progression process is really simple to follow, and the integrated consumer app ensures that it’s easy to manage communication with buyers and sellers.”Matt Nicol, founder of Nicol & Co Estate Agents, says it’s helped to streamline the firm’s sales process.“We’re able to offer clients an app that provides all the required information all in one place, in real-time, to keep them informed every step of the way, and an instant messaging feature so clients can message at a time convenient to them,” says Nicol.“This also saves us a lot of time without the need for so many calls and emails.”Part-owned by estate agency giant Connells, Mio, which stands for ‘move it on’, was developed by software company TMGroup.Future enhancements will focus on populating the platform with more data to reduce re-keying by agents and improving connectivity between agents, mortgage brokers and conveyancers through a shared view of the chain. Mio is free of charge until the end of 2020 for all agents.sales progression app MIO June 3, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

A SPECIAL IS IT TRUE CONCERNING EVANSVILLE BROWNSFIELDS CORP SECRET MEETING

first_imgIS IT TRUE the Evansville Brownfields Corp are holding their annual re-organization meeting in closed session today at INNOVATION POINT on Main Street, Evansville at 3;00 P M?  …this meeting wasn’t advertised in the local media?IS IT TRUE  that the Innovation Pointe was purchased and renovated with taxpayer money by GAGE who is another pseudo-private not-for-profit organization that is funded with public money?IS IT TRUE the public should be welcomed to attend meetings of the tax supported not-for-profit Evansville Brownfield Corp? … this kind of activity flies in the face of the transparency and accountability that the current Winnecke Administration ran for re-election on and claims to observe?IS IT TRUE we are now issuing the call for our readers and bloggers to show up at Innovation Pointe tomorrow at 3:00 pm?  … those who cannot be there in person should email all of the board members posted below and voice their concerns about the tax supported not-for-profit Evansville Brownfields Corp holding their meetings in private?IS IT TRUE  the time has come to begin a movement among local government-watchers to demand that we be informed about the use of our tax payers dollars by the Evansville Brownfields Corp?IS IT TRUE here are the people to e-mail about your concerns the questionable activities of Evansville Brownfields Corp? …please contact:  Rusk, Carolyn [mailto:[email protected]] , Brad Ellsworth ; Connie Robinson ; Coures, Kelley ; Joshua Armstrong ([email protected]) ; Kevin Axiom ([email protected]) ; [email protected]; Nick Cirignano ([email protected]) ; [email protected] IT TRUE to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, “When the people fear DMD and Evansville Brownsfields Corp board members there is tyranny.  … When DMD and Evansville Brownsfields  Corp board members fear the people there is freedom.”FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do feel that the City should go to trial or settle the Billy Bolin verses Louise Milan law suit out of court?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Done to a Crisp It

first_imgPackaging technology company Sirane has developed a new type of microwave material for foodservice packaging, which can be used for crisping-up hot paninis, baguettes and pasties.Crisp It Light is a two-layer film ’susceptor’ that can be shaped to fit different packaging formats for products that are cooked in microwaves. The material absorbs microwave energy and heats up, making a ’hot-plate’-type surface, which then crisps the food. The firm has already won several advance bulk orders, including an order of 300,000 units from a leading UK train operator.Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Sirane sales director, said: “Our new film can be made into wraps for the cooking of paninis and sandwiches. There are no size restrictions and any concept can be developed into a product.”Available in various formats, such as sleeves, the film can also be used to flow-wrap foodstuffs, eliminating the need for additional outer packaging. Sirane’s new formula means that direct printing on to the film is also easy, thus removing the need for a label.Sirane also continues to develop and manufacture its range of Crisp It susceptor discs for pizzas and Crisp It shaped boards for burger buns and other fast foods. The company will exhibit at stand WO31 at the Foodex Exhibition in Birmingham in March.www.sirane.co.uklast_img read more

Notre Dame alumni produce one-man show highlighting the life of Fr. Sorin

first_imgIn 1842, 28-year old Fr. Edward Sorin arrived in Indiana with his Holy Cross brothers — none of whom spoke a word of English — and founded Notre Dame.175 years later, four University graduates — director Patrick Vassel (’07), playwright Christina Telesca Gorman (’91), projection designer Ryan Belock (’11) and actor Matthew Goodrich (’09) —  banded together with the development office to create a masterpiece that would tell the story of Notre Dame through Sorin’s story. At 6:42 p.m. Wednesday, the first performance of the one man play “Sorin: A Notre Dame Story” will open in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. “For as much lore and history and tradition as we have at Notre Dame, there’s a lot about our founder that people just don’t know,” Vassel, who is also currently involved in “Hamilton,” said.Goodrich, who will take on the role of the University patriarch, said he agrees.“I don’t think I knew anything about Sorin [when I was a student] other than that there was a dorm named after him, and that if I wasn’t in Zahm I probably wanted to be in Sorin — but Zahm was better,” Goodrich said.  “Everyone thinks of him as the old patriarch that we see on the statue on God Quad, but he was a young man when he got here and had tenacity and fire and vision. And he carried that through his life.”From the beginning stages of development for the play, those involved thought a one-man show would best capture the essence of the Notre Dame story as well as give people the opportunity to “spend an evening with Fr. Sorin,” Vassel said. “Some of the first conversations we had was, ‘a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton sounds like a crazy idea. A one-man play about Fr. Sorin also sounds like a crazy idea,’” Vassel said. “Both, I think, turned out to be quite smart and effective.”Despite there being only one actor in the show, it is a full scale production, Goodrich said. The story follows Sorin’s life from his childhood in France to his eventual death.“The concept of the show is that he’s speaking to God the entire time,” Goodrich said. “It’s one long prayer.”To prepare to take on the role, Goodrich read Marvin O’Connell’s lengthy biography of Sorin, as well as Sorin’s first-hand chronicles. Goodrich said he also spent a lot of time with the priests and brothers of Holy Cross on campus to learn about the community that Sorin spent most of his life in. “It was important to me to understand what their conception of Fr. Sorin was because they’re closest to him,” Goodrich said. “They actually do know the history and the lore. I wanted to get what they all thought and how they perceived Sorin in their minds so that I could harness that and use it in my portrayal.”Gorman — who got her start in theater as a stage manager during her undergraduate years at Notre Dame — also utilized O’Connell’s biography, painstakingly searched archives with the help of experts from the Hesburgh Library and pulled together all of the stories that people have told of the founder over the years to write the script. “I concentrated on the parts of Sorin’s life that led to the creation of Notre Dame,” she said. “It’s the story of Notre Dame as told by Fr. Sorin.”Throughout the play, there will be three screens on stage showing many of the documents and photos Gorman found in her research in order to help audiences better envision Sorin’s journeys all over the world and see what he saw, Vassel said.Belock arranged the visual elements digitally using QLab software.  He said he thinks of the projections as Goodrich’s scene partner.“Projections are really useful to get in someone’s head on stage,” Belock said. “Not only are we showing the physical journey that Fr. Sorin took, we are showing the journey of his mind and his soul and his heart.”Vassel said he believes Sorin’s story — that of an immigrant — is a prime example of the Notre Dame spirit of finding a way to do the seemingly impossible. He said he hopes everyone can walk away from the play moved, having learned something about the university that they didn’t know before.“I hope the experience is of a fantastic night at the theater, a fantastic play,” Vassel said. “And for anyone — a student or alum or part of the Notre Dame community — to really have a better appreciation and understanding of the founder of the University and a better understanding of the real story of Notre Dame through the story of Fr. Sorin.” Tags: Father Sorin, one man show, performancelast_img read more

New Jersey’s B.L. England coal plant to finally close in May

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Press of Atlantic City:Will the 368-acre site of the B.L. England electric plant, due to close in May, become a hub for offshore wind developers — a place for them to feed their power into the grid? Or could its waterfront on the southern rim of the Great Egg Harbor Bay be used for recreation, after almost 60 years as a power plant?Russell Arlotta, of owner Rockland Capital’s R.C. Cape May Holdings, said he cannot speak to specific uses of the site in the future.  “We have no firm plans, and are not prepared to comment on that,” Arlotta said. But he said a cleanup will be completed by the end of 2019.R.C. Cape May announced Feb. 28 it was abandoning plans to repower the plant. It will close in May under an agreement with the state, which required it to either repower or close because its outdated technology released too much pollution into the air.The Danish offshore wind company Orsted, which holds a lease to develop a wind farm off Atlantic City, has said it is looking at the site as a potential place to bring its electricity to market if it wins ratepayer subsidy. But it is also considering hooking into the grid at the former Oyster Creek nuclear plant site in Ocean County.Sierra Club New Jersey Director Jeff Tittel said his organization has been fighting to close the B.L. England plant — which was the oldest coal-fired plant in New Jersey when it was in operation — for more than 20 years.“We started fighting B.L. England in 1998, when they put in a new boiler,” said Tittel. The modification meant the plant was no longer grandfathered under the Clean Air Act, he said.  “It was a 21-year battle. At the end of the day, we won,” said Tittel. “It would be great to see it as a facility for offshore wind. For me, it’s a major victory when you think of where we were in 1998.”More: What’s next for B.L. England plant site? First, a cleanup. New Jersey’s B.L. England coal plant to finally close in Maylast_img read more

Getting Funky With the New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale

first_imgBelgian saisons can be a bit decisive; For the most part, people either love their funky notes or can’t make it through an entire bottle. They’re kind of like Jazz, or Keanu Reeves movies. For those Belgian haters out there, I present to you Long Table Farmhouse Ale, a new seasonal from New Belgium that has just enough funky notes to keep it interesting. For the Keanu Reeves haters out there, you will be judged harshly in the afterlife.This new beer is New Belgium’s modern take on a very old style of beer—basically Belgium’s answer to the table beer—the easy-drinking, low ABV beer you’d have with lunch when you came in from the fields. It sounds like a simple thing, but this particular beer is actually pretty damn complex. It’s a little bit creamy on the tongue, but there’s also a pilsner-like crispness once you get into the bottle. It’s bready, without being malty. There’s a little bit of fruitiness in there (maybe some peach?), but nothing over the top. It is very easy drinking, but there’s also nothing sessionable about this beer, which comes in at 6.2% ABV, well over the 5.0% “session bar.” It’s funky, even a little spicy, which comes from the Belgian yeast strain that New Belgium uses, but it’s not bitter in the least.It’s a new summer seasonal, but I could lay out an argument for the brewery to turn this into a year-round beer. Mainly because it’s the kind of beer that goes well with everything, chicken or fish, steak or burgers. It’s awesome with spicy crawfish, and chili. I drank mine while watching Point Break for the 36th time, because I appreciate the finer things in life.last_img read more

Heard the stories? Now click into action

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Samantha PaxsonIf you participated in CO-OP’s “Year in Review: Top Stories of 2014” webinar, then you’ve already heard our top stories for the year. (If not, click here to download PowerPoint slides and a recording.)Now what?Here are a few ways to click into action – while there’s still time left in the year to make a few headlines:1) Change Your Channels. If you don’t think it’s time to change your channels yet, look closer. According to The Millennial Disruption Index, 68 percent of Millennials say that in five years the way we access money will be totally different; 70 percent say the way we pay for things will be totally different; and 33 percent think they won’t need a bank at all. Three new channels to consider:Remote control your cards.Get P2P now.Fire up real-time payments.– See more at: http://co-opinsightvault.com/2014/12/heard-the-stories-now-click-into-action/#sthash.zWDUHiFn.dpuf continue reading »last_img read more

2018: The ‘Year of AI and Machine Learning’ for financial marketers

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The people who have selected your organization as their primary financial institution, or are considering doing so, see more offers and content in a day than ever before. They see marketing messages everywhere they look and on every channel they engage with. Making matters worse, the vast majority of these consumers engage with one of your well-trained customer service representatives less than they ever have in the past. Bottom line, financial marketers have their work cut out for them.The only viable and potentially scalable solution is content that is so personalized and relevant that it’s impossible to ignore. We need to look for ways to communicate to an ‘audience of one,’ using artificial intelligent (AI) systems that constantly work in the background to enhance every step of the customer journey. We need to leverage new tools that were previously only available to the very largest companies with huge support staffs.True personalization at scale requires advanced analytics, which is why banks and credit unions of all sizes are using AI and machine learning to customize all components of the marketing mix. Your marketing team can no longer postpone using AI-powered solutions in your content development, offer selection, segmentation and targeting, website integration, customer service/support, product pricing and churn management.last_img read more

Riding for a fall?

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The man who can’t say ‘no’

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Real Madrid get set to make history by ending wait for women’s team

first_img “The time has come to build a team that you will all be very proud of,” said Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. The change has been done gradually over several months. Since the start of the current season, Tacon, coached by David Aznar, have trained and played their home games at Valdebebas, a few metres from the men’s team. This will continue to be the case this season and the club have not ruled out using the Santiago Bernabeu for showcase matches. The launch will be an historical moment for the club but for women’s football too. “It’s a huge positive,” Ada Hegerberg, the first winner of the Women’s Ballon d’Or in 2018, told AFP. “I’m hoping they will stabilise the investment over a long period and that they have a long-term perspective because it can’t happen overnight. Read Also: La Liga: Barcelona suffer title blow in Atletico Madrid draw “You have to invest for a long time to succeed. It’s a huge positive that you have the biggest men’s club in the world now investing in the women’s side. That’s how modern women’s football should be driven. “It’s the present and the future. And it sends out a message to other clubs, it keeps everyone on their toes when a club like Real Madrid creates a team. I hope they go all in.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… After 118 years, Real Madrid will launch a professional women’s team on Wednesday by absorbing CD Tacon and launching a fresh Galactico project at the club. Real Madrid, the best team of the 20th century according to FIFA, has so far been one of the only elite clubs to resist the creation of a female team Madrid, the best team of the 20th century according to FIFA, has so far been one of the only elite clubs to resist the creation of a female team. By taking over Tacon, the women’s club based in Madrid and created in 2014, ‘Real Madrid Femenino’ will become a reality. Approved at a meeting of shareholders in September last year, the buyout of Tacon for 300,000 euros ($337,000) will become official from July 1, when another recruitment drive will begin. According to the Spanish press, Madrid have set their sights on the game’s finest talents and some of the first signings could arrive this week. Tacon have already been expanding in preparation. They signed Swedish internationals Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson, who was nominated for the 2019 Women’s Ballon d’Or and who joined last year after finishing third in the Women’s World Cup. But there will be more changes, after the announced departures of Ana Valles, Esther, Marina Martin Massanet, Patri Carballo, Ainoa Campo and Osinachi Ohale, in May. The goal will be to turn Madrid into contenders both in Spain and Europe, where they will hope to challenge the supremacy of Barcelona’s women’s team, finalists in the 2018-2019 Women’s Champions League and who thrashed Tacon twice this season, 6-0 and 9-1. Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThese Guys Are Turning 50 This Year. Feeling Old Yet?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

All is set for National Youth Games in Kwara — Are

first_imgRelatedPosts Saraki to Kwara Governor: Call those encroaching my land led by your SA to order FG hails Kwara Governor over social investment programme COVID-19 taught us to be closer to God – ex-NAN Director Ademola Are, Director of Grassroots Sports Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development says  all is now set for the 2019 National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara which promises to be spectacular. Are disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, the 5th edition of the annual event, for discovering and grooming of young talents will kick-off on September 7 and ends on September 17 at the Unilorin sports complex. He said: “I can tell you that all is now set for us to have a spectacular National Youth Games in Ilorin. “We have been working with relevant stakeholders to ensure a hitch-free competition and further discover new talents for the nation.” He said that all states of the federation, except Zamfara, had registered for the games, adding that athletes would compete in 34 sports, including shooting which had just been introduced. He said: “The ministry is fully ready; we have been attending series of meetings with the Local Organising Committee that is the University of Ilorin officials. “Others are the 36 directors of sports as well inspection of the facilities on ground. “The Federal Government is doing everything possible to make sure we have a fantastic competition. “We are also bringing in entertainment to this edition as Small Doctor has agreed to perform at the opening ceremony, among other side attractions, to create more awareness among the children.” The sports administrator, who maintained that the age limit for the athletes remained 15 years and below, warned that the ministry would come hard on age cheats. NAN reports that team Delta emerged winners of the 4th edition of the Games in Ilorin with 27 Gold, 24 Silver and 16 Bronze medals. Lagos came second while Bayelsa and Ogun finished third.Tags: Ademola AreKwara StateNational Youth GamesUNILORINlast_img read more

‘Condition of P.K. Banerjee is now stable’

first_imgKolkata: Legendary Indian footballer P.K. Banerjee is maintaining stable parameters post ventilation and is under the close supervision of a panel of specialists, a statement from the hospital said on Wednesday.The 83-year-old was put on life support on Monday after suffering from respiratory problems due to pneumonia, with an underlying history of Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and heart trouble.“He is maintaining stable parameters post ventilation and is under close supervision of our panel of specialists comprising of Intensivist & Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Tanmay Banerjee, Pulmonologist Dr. Nandini Biswas and he is also being supervised by a team of the Institute of Neurosciences under the care of Dr. L N Tripathy and Dr. Sunandan Basu and Dr. Prof Kalyan Brata Bhattacharyya. Dr. Kunal Sarkar and Dr. Rabin Chakraborty are also supervising the case closely at the request of the family.“Today afternoon team of the treating consultants briefed the family members and updated them with complete progress and status of the patient,” a medical bulletin from the Medica Superspecialty Hospital stated. (IANS)Also Read: Indian footballer P.K. Banerjee’s condition satisfactoryAlso Watch: Coal laden truck overturns at Tinsukia-Makum bypass road, Driver injuredlast_img read more

Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin battles Ohio State in final series of 2016

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will finish off their fall chapter of the 2016-17 season this weekend against the Ohio State University Buckeyes.The Badgers (15-2-1-0, 11-2-1-0 WCHA) have already seen the Buckeyes (8-8-2, 4-8-2 WCHA) once this season, when UW hosted Ohio State in their first home game of the season back in October. That weekend ended with one victory and a draw for Wisconsin, with the win coming in a 3-0 win shootout victory to seal the deal.Since this meeting, Wisconsin has flourished, continuing to hold on to their No. 1 USCHO.com and USA Today ranking for a grand total of 10 weeks. UW has seen major success, including a productive series against No. 2 and border rival University of Minnesota last weekend.Women’s hockey: Badgers unable to overcome rivalry hurdle, split series with MinnesotaThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team suffered a hard, 2-0 loss to rival, No. 2 University of Read…On the other hand, Ohio State has been struggling since they last saw Wisconsin, falling to several key Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams. Ohio State has also been poor at home lately, with a 3-4-1 record in Columbus as opposed to a 5-4-1 away record.The Badgers can also breathe a sigh of relief because for the first time in almost three weeks, Wisconsin will have some sort of consistency in its roster.At first, it was the temporary absence of junior forward Annie Pankowski to the Four Nations Cup. Along with Pankowski’s departure was the removal of sophomore forward Sam Cogan from the active roster. This would cause Wisconsin’s top line to fall into disarray and lead to some creative new formations from head coach Mark Johnson.After Pankowski’s return, next in line for Badgers was senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens who missed two weeks after suffering what appeared to be a concussion following a collision with a Minnesota player.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin hosts No. 2 Minnesota in fierce border battleAn intense weekend of competition awaits No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team as they take on fierce rival Read…It was against rival Minnesota that Wisconsin would finally reach some semblance of normalcy, but there was still much confusion and chaos surrounding the No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle on the ice last weekend. No one knew for sure if Desbiens would be back in net, and many wondered if she had even returned to full playing ability.With Desbiens answering critics and a sense of calm finally settling over this team, this weekend proves to be a long time coming for this Badger team. With a series success against Ohio State relying heavily on team chemistry, and the ability of this team to play off one another, Wisconsin is finally in the right position to have a bountiful weekend against the Buckeyes.The puck drops between these two teams 5 p.m. Friday and then again at 2 p.m. Saturday. A win this weekend would allow a high potential for UW to retain its No. 1 ranking through winter break and into the second half of the season.last_img read more

Essien: Real Madrid travel to Borussia Dortmund to win

first_imgMichael Essien has insisted that Real Madrid are aiming for victory in this week’s Champions League Group D match away against Borussia Dortmund.The Spanish champions have collected six points from their opening two games against Manchester City and Ajax, and they are determined to maintain their perfect record against the Bundesliga powerhouse.“It will be a very difficult game. However, we have to play to win against Dortmund. We will have to be on top of our game in order to bag the full three points,” Essien was quoted as saying by Marca.Essien featured at left-back in Madrid’s win over Celta Vigo at the weekend, and the former Chelsea man has insisted that he’s happy to play wherever the coach needs him.“I have to admit that it’s always a bit strange [to play at left-back]. Mourinho asked me to fill in there, though, and I know I can play there.“I am happy to play in whatever position Mourinho asks me to play. I have to work hard and make sacrifices for the team. I will continue to try and help the team to three important points.” Wednesday’s Champions League match at the Signal Iduna Park kicks off at 20:45CET.last_img read more