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October 19, 2020

Brazil sets another record for daily coronavirus deaths

first_img“We lament all deaths, but it’s everyone’s destiny,” Bolsonaro said in front of the presidential residence in Brasilia earlier on Tuesday.Even in states and cities where leaders had previously instituted lockdown orders, authorities have been rapidly loosening restrictions in recent days, despite the number of daily new cases continuing to grow in most regions.Topics : Brazil registered another record number of novel coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday evening, as the pandemic in Latin America’s largest country shows no signs of slowing down.The nation registered 28,936 additional cases of the novel coronavirus, the ministry said, and 1,262 deaths. There are now 555,383 total confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil and 31,199 coronavirus deaths.The fresh record comes as some Brazilian leaders, including right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, continue to belittle the virus, warning that the economic fallout from quarantine measures will be worse than the virus itself.last_img read more

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October 18, 2020

Mikel Arteta singles out Eddie Nketiah for praise afer Arsenal book FA Cup semi-final spot

first_imgNketiah’s attitude has impressedAsked about the performance of his young players, Arteta replied: ‘They are evolving and they are really willing and they have a lot of personality to play.‘You can see the way they played today and Eddie as well, the way he came on and how he fights with everybody, he doesn’t care, so I really like that.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal await the outcomes of Manchester City’s clash with Newcastle and Chelsea’s tie with Leicester to see who will reach the last four.After two defeats in their opening two matches after Project Restart, Arsenal are undefeated now in their last two following a 2-0 win against Southampton on the weekend.Arteta admits his side needed the win at any costs and says he was pleased with the manner of the victory. ‘We needed that,’ said Arteta.‘We played four away games after the coronavirus [pandemic], which is not an easy thing to do in the Premier League, and hopefully we can get some momentum going now.‘We still have a massive gap to fill in, we have to improve in many departments a lot, we have to respect the process.‘It’s been really difficult stop-start-stop-start, but we will get it right, I’m convinced of that. We need a bit of time, that’s all.’MORE: Manchester United should sign Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, reckons Dwight Yorke Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta was pleased with the manner of his side’s victory (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was full of praise for youngster Eddie Nketiah after the Gunners booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win against Sheffield United. Nicolas Pepe’s first half penalty gave Arsenal the lead but David McGoldrick’s late strike looked set to take the tie to extra-time.However, the Blades left themselves vulnerable after the restart and Dani Ceballos scored in injury time to put Arsenal into the last four alongside Manchester United. Nketiah was a second half substitute in the win, with Arteta bringing on the 21-year-old in the 68th minute to replace Alexandre Lacazette.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta has favoured the youngster over the Frenchman since his appointment in December and the Spaniard’s praise for Nketiah’s work-rate and industry after the win at Bramall Lane is an indication of why. Mikel Arteta singles out Eddie Nketiah for praise afer Arsenal book FA Cup semi-final spot Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jun 2020 4:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link652Shareslast_img read more

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September 29, 2020

Dutch should give proposed IORP revisions ‘yellow card’, says MP

first_imgIn the meantime, the so-called “Belgium route” for pension funds has generated much debate, following confirmation that the pension fund of Aon Netherlands is thinking to relocate its pension plan there.“We need to ask ourselves whether we must allow pension funds to move from A to B in Europe,” said Omtzigt, who did not see any benefits from a European framework to prevent supervisory arbitrage.“The pensions system is a national issue, and it should stay like that,” he said. “The exceptions should be border labourers and people who work in more than one country. However, the Directive does very little for them.”Omtzigt also complained that the revised IORP only covered the capital-funded system.“Many other systems, such as pay-as-you-go systems and companies that keep financial reserves for pension benefits, are excluded from the rules,” he said.”Capital-funded systems are facing many additional requirements, whereas the genuinely weak pension elements in Europe remain untouched.”In his opinion, the rules for governance and pensions information in the directive are unnecessarily detailed.“The EC even offers explicitly the option to draw up rules for the letter font of the pension statements,” he said.“The question is, which problem the EC is solving, and why this must happen from Brussels? They haven’t regulated how bank statements should look, and haven’t harmonised manuals for cars or mobile phones.”According to Eric Bergamin, a pensions lawyer, the Netherlands has made poor decisions in its lobbying against the IORP. “It has continuously stated that we don’t want stricter solvency requirements in European legislation, but we have insufficiently advocated a proper European harmonisation of rules for capital-funded pensions,” he said.“As we do allow mobility, companies can now move to Belgium, using supervisory arbitrage.”For example, the Belgian supervisory regime does allow higher discount rates but demands a financial guarantee from the employer.In Bergamin’s opinion, harmonisation should have provided for European definitions of a fully funded scheme, investing under the ‘prudent person’, as well as a standard for a discount rate and recovery periods. Bergamin said: “The market value of certain safety nets, such an obligation to plug funding gaps in Belgium, and national safety nets in the UK and Germany, could have been taken into account in schemes’ holistic balance sheets. However, we don’t have all these elements now.”He said Brussels was looking to sharpen solvency rules, and pointed out that commissioner Michel Barnier had already announced that these would be looked at by the European Commission in its new assembly.Omtzigt also warned of “prudential supervision backdoor” in the proposed IORP review. The Dutch parliament should “draw a yellow card” to block proposed revisions to the IORP Directive, Pieter Omtzigt has argued.In an initiative memorandum for parliament at a meeting of the select committee for Social Affairs, the Christian Democrat MP said: “The proposed directive is counter productive. It will not encourage countries to introduce capital-funded pension systems, but will in particular lead to supervisory arbitrage and the possibly of tax arbitrage.”If nine countries issue a yellow card, the European Commission must reconsider its proposal.Three weeks ago, Omtzigt launched a similar proposal against the suggested IORP review in parliament but received support only from the Freedom Party (PVV), the elderly party (50PLUS) and the Socialist Party (SP).last_img read more

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September 24, 2020

Relay For Life Invites Cancer Survivors

first_imgThis weekend marks the 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ripley County.The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event is often defined as a celebration of life, symbolizing the courage and spirit of more than 600,000 cancer survivors who, each year, proudly walk the event’s survivor lap at more than 5,2000 Relay For Life events worldwide.“More people are surviving cancer than ever before and I am one of them,” stated Jeni Schnebelt, a cancer survivor.”“In fact there are nearly 14 million cancer survivors living today. Thanks to the advances we’ve made in the fight against cancer, I am living proof that this disease is survivable, but there is still more work to be done to ensure everyone diagnosed with cancer celebrates more birthdays.”“That is why we hold the Relay For Life of Ripley County each year. We are inviting all cancer survivors, no matter if it’s been one day or one decade since their diagnosis, to come out and be celebrated.”Local cancer survivors will be honored during multiple activities at the event beginning Saturday morning.Survivor celebration activities offer both survivors and caregivers an opportunity to experience healing, receive support, and celebrate their collective victory over cancer.Relay For Life begins with a Survivors Lap at 8 a.m. This inspiring lap honors the courage of all who have defeated cancer. Cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) join together to walk the opening lap – unified in victory and in hope. It’s an emotional example that Relay For Life is ensuring more lives are saved every year.“The Survivor Lap is one of the most moving experiences of my cancer journey,” said Jeni Schnebelt.  Each year, I’m overwhelmed by the crowds of people who surround the track cheering on survivors like me. It reminds me that I’m not alone in my fight against cancer” says Schnebelt.After dark, those who have been touched by cancer are honored and those who have lost their battle are remembered during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer. “The Luminaria Ceremony brings to light the impact cancer has had on our community and inspires us to do everything possible to find a cure.”The atmosphere of Relay For Life is one of camaraderie and celebration, providing an opportunity for cancer survivors to pass the torch of hope on to those still battling cancer or those who might be touched by cancer in the future.If you would like to make a donation for a luminaria bag in honor or in memory of someone touched by cancer, please contact Jeni Schnebelt at Luminaria also will be available at the event. All donations received for luminaria and the Relay For Life as a whole are used to fund the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and create a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer.last_img read more

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September 23, 2020

Mail delivery suspended for second straight day

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — For the second day, officials from the United State Postal Service say delivery will be suspended for Thursday, January 31 in the following 3-digit ZIP Code locations:Michigan: 486-491, 493-499Indiana: 460-469, 472-475, 478, 479Chicago: 606-608Lakeland: 530-532, 534, 535, 537-539, 541-545, 549, 600, 602, 601, 611Detroit: 480-485, 492Central Illinois: 601, 603 – 605, 609, 613, 614, 616, 617Northern Ohio (Cleveland and Lima areas): 441, 458Ohio Valley (Cincinnati and Columbus areas): 452, 430-432Western Pennsylvania: (Erie and Bradford areas): 165, 169-177, 188Northland: 540, 546-548, 550, 551, 553-564, 566Hawkeye: 500-514, 520-528, 612Dakotas: 580-588, 570-577Eastern Nebraska: 680-68Here is a detailed list of Indiana communities in the 472 Zip Code: 47201ColumbusBartholomew County 47273ScipioJennings County 47249KurtzJackson County 47249FreetownJackson County 47236GrammerBartholomew County 47230DeputyJefferson County 47203ColumbusBartholomew County 47228CortlandJackson County 47226CliffordBartholomew County 47227CommiskeyJennings County 47246HopeBartholomew County 47229CrothersvilleJackson County 47250MadisonJefferson County 47281ValloniaJackson County 47223ButlervilleJennings County 47261MillhousenDecatur County 47235FreetownJackson County 47272St. PaulDecatur County 47264NormanJackson County 47245HaydenJennings County 47280TaylorsvilleBartholomew County 47274SeymourJackson Countycenter_img 47260MedoraJackson County 47262NebraskaJennings County 47225ClarksburgDecatur County 47232ElizabethtownBartholomew County 47202ColumbusBartholomew County 47234Flat RockShelby County 47240GreensburgDecatur County 47247JonesvilleBartholomew County 47220BrownstownJackson County 47243HanoverJefferson County 47224CanaanJefferson County 47263New PointDecatur County 47240BurneyDecatur County 47270Paris CrossingJennings County 47282VernonJennings County 47244HartsvilleBartholomew County 47265North VernonJennings County 47236ElizabethtownBartholomew County 47231DupontJefferson County Zip CodeCityCounty 47283WestportDecatur Countylast_img read more

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September 19, 2020

India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final

first_imgBy Ed Osmond LONDON, England (Reuters) – India are favourites to retain the Champions Trophy tomorrow but they would probably have preferred to face different opponents than arch-rivals Pakistan in what is sure to be a highly-charged final.The neighbouring countries have moved on from years of political conflicts but emotions will run high as millions of supporters around the world watch the first major cricket final between the teams since the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup.One of the most unpredictable sides in world sport, Pakistan were the lowest-ranked side going into the tournament and produced a shambolic performance in their heavy opening defeat by India.As they have done many times before, however, Pakistan suddenly found their form with wins over top-ranked South Africa and Sri Lanka before delivering an outstanding all-round display to stun previously unbeaten hosts England in the semi-finals.India suffered a shock loss to Sri Lanka in the group stage before overwhelming Bangladesh in the semis and their captain Virat Kohli has been impressed by Pakistan’s resurgence.“The turnaround has been magnificent,” Kohli said.“Obviously, if you reach the final you have to play some good cricket and credit to them, they’ve turned around things for themselves really well.“The belief just showed on the field the way they played together as a team and regardless of who you play in the final, it’s always going to be challenging because once you start thinking that it’s a big game, then your mindset changes.”OUTSTANDING BATTINGIndia, who beat Pakistan by five runs in the Twenty20 final 10 years ago, have been lifted by the outstanding batting form of Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.“What we are going to try to do is repeat the similar sort of cricket that we have played so far, knowing the strengths and weaknesses they have,” Kohli said.“I don’t think we need to look too far away from what we are doing as a group, focus on our skills and our abilities and believe in ourselves on that particular day.”Pakistan, without their leading fast bowler Mohammad Amir due to injury, strangled the usually free-scoring England batsmen on a slow wicket in Cardiff with a disciplined display of bowling and fielding.The Oval pitch should be more favourable for batsmen but India, who have beaten Pakistan in eight of their 10 World Cup and Champions Trophy meetings, will not be complacent.“We’ve seen some really surprising results and it’s been amazing for the fans to watch and for the players to be a part of,” Kohli said.“We played some really good cricket but we’re not going to take anything for granted for sure.”Pakistan’s rejuvenation has been built around the runs of opener Fakhar Zaman and the experienced Azhar Ali while Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan stepped up to compensate for the absence of Amir who is expected to be fit for the final.Their captain Sarfraz Ahmed said they had quickly forgotten the opening loss to India and simply focused on the next game in their bid to win the Champions Trophy for the first time.“After the India match, we just motivated the guys,” he said.“Don’t worry about the India match. This is gone. If we play good cricket, definitely we will win this tournament.”last_img read more

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September 16, 2020

Gordon, rushing attack heed lesson from down game

first_imgAt first glance, Wisconsin’s 37-3 win over Western Illinois three weeks ago did not seem much out of the ordinary.Although the Badgers rushed for only 167 yards as a team, that number didn’t heavily back the general trend, even for a program that prides itself on its running game. Just last year, Wisconsin had rushing totals below 200 yards in three of its 14 games, including a season-low 104 against Ohio State.However, with some change to the football team’s offense under second-year head coach Gary Andersen, few expected the drastic results that emerged from from the Badgers’ second game of the season.The player hyped as a preseason Heisman candidate and the Badgers’ number one option at running back, redshirt junior Melvin Gordon, was nearly invisible that Saturday. Rather, the game’s leading rusher, in terms of yards gained, was redshirt junior quarterback Tanner McEvoy.“Me having that bad game really opened my eyes to a lot of things,” Gordon said. “It just shows you, you have a bad game and not many people are on your side.”The Western Illinois defense clogged the box with up to 10 defenders in that game and Gordon had little room to work with all afternoon on the way to 38 net yards rushing, 21 of which came on one play.As for his only touchdown that game, it resulted from a pass of eight yards.“I just felt like it was one of those days where you got to get what you can get,” Gordon said. “I tried to be as effective as I can in the passing game. I tried to help out there and make some explosive plays that way. Sometimes you get those days where there’s nothing you can do, but you got to make plays and be effective a different way.”But the lack of success in the running game for Gordon provided a humbling and valuable educational experience for him that couldn’t be taught, not even by his predecessors Montee Ball and James White.It was something Gordon had to do for himself.“It’s just a different form of adversity being a starting running back and things not going your way and having a bad game,” he said.“I had a bad game as a leader. It’s been tough to try to overcome that for the first time, but I responded and I got to keep responding to every game. I’ve learned a lot of things being in this position now, learning some things that I haven’t learned before.”Gordon responded on the field. After a bye week two weekends ago, he resumed play at Camp Randall in style with his best rushing performance of his career last Saturday against Bowling Green. Thirteen carries, 253 rushing yards and five touchdowns later, Gordon had returned to the form which had garnered him so much attention.But he wasn’t the only one to have success last Saturday as the entire rushing attack, including fellow running back sophomore Corey Clement, broke free for the most single game rushing yards in program history with 644.Clement acknowledged that the whole group had something to prove after the poor showing against Western Illinois, Gordon added.“I just think he wanted to take that step forward and play his football that he knows,” Clement said of Gordon. “He’s been here for four years, and he knows how to dominate this offense. He showed for it last week, and hopefully he can keep progressing.”That determined mindset not only propelled Gordon and sparked the Badgers’ rushing attack this past Saturday against Bowling Green, but it also helped him work through the disappointment from the game against Western Illinois.“He’s got the same mindset every single day,” running back coach Thomas Brown said. “He gets frustrated at times when we don’t have production, but he shows up and works every single day, whether he runs for 12 yards or 150 yards.”Even if Gordon had a game with 12 yards, the depth Wisconsin has at running back means that even a bad game for him could mean a good game for one of the other backs like Clement.As has been the case with a rotating group of backs over the last several years, the jostling for playing time gives the Badgers a battle that few other schools benefit from. It also leads to big games for the whole group of backs, not just a monstrous game for the go-to guy in Gordon.“Practice makes our games come easier because of the competition that we have. I believe no one else in the country has it like us,” Clement said. “The camaraderie that we share is something special and great. We always want to be better than the next guy. I want to be better than Melvin. He wants to be better than me. That’s just the competition that we bring about in this group.”Although the eye-popping output against the Falcons may have put the rushing attack in elite company, both Gordon and Clement made it clear there’s more to the season than just one performance.And despite the offense changing slightly in favor of a dual-threat quarterback with McEvoy, contributing more with his legs than has been the norm for Wisconsin in the past, the power game and Gordon’s place as the focal point of the offense won’t disappear again anytime soon.“Because of that [game], we’re sharper mentally, and we’re working a lot harder because we don’t want to put that product on the field anymore,” Gordon said.last_img read more

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India bags two Gold medals in Kho Kho at 13th South Asian Games

first_img 9 months ago Bala Devi scores a brace; India thrash Maldives 5-0 at South Asian Games Suman Ray Written By Indian men’s and women’s kho kho teams players reigned supreme as they finished champions for the second consecutive time at the 13th South Asian Games here in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The 2016 gold medalists crushed the men’s team of Bangladesh in the finals for the second consecutive time as the women’s team led by Delhi’s Nasreen, also successfully defended their title against hosts, Nepal.READ | Bala Devi Scores A Brace; India Thrash Maldives 5-0 At South Asian GamesIndia defeat Bangladesh by 16-9Indian men registered their victory with an innings and 7 points win and a scoreline of 16-9. Deepak Madhav was the hero of the day as he scored 5 crucial wickets for the team as he also stayed on the mat for more than two minutes. “This is a very special win for the team. We entered the tournament with confidence and have followed the game plan to the toe. I am really happy that I could personally contribute in the medal win for the team,” said Madhav who belongs to Maharashtra. READ | India Wins 10 Medals In Athletics In 2019 South Asian GamesIn the women’s final, captain Nasreen led from the front as she chased down 5 points while her teammate Maharashtra’s Kajal Bhor also made a vital contribution with claiming 5 points. Eventually, they wrapped the match 17-5 to finish top of the podium with an innings and 12 points win. While India won gold in both the categories last edition’s silver medalist Bangladesh had a repeat finish on the podium in the men’s event with Nepal finishing third. In the women category, Nepal secured the second spot while Bangladesh ended the campaign with a bronze medal.READ | India Clinch Two Gold In Badminton At South Asian GamesREAD | Mehuli Shoots 10m Air Rifle Gold In SAG As India Sweeps All Medals Last Updated: 4th December, 2019 20:29 IST India Bags Two Gold Medals In Kho Kho At 13th South Asian Games Indian men’s and women’s kho kho teams players reigned supreme as they finished champions for the second consecutive time at the 13th South Asian Games 9 months ago India wins 10 medals in athletics in 2019 South Asian Games WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Mehuli shoots 10m air rifle gold in SAG as India sweeps all medals WE RECOMMENDcenter_img 9 months ago WWE: Triple H reveals huge plans for India; aims to start a talent base COMMENT FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV 9 months ago Justice For India First Published: 4th December, 2019 20:29 ISTlast_img read more

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September 8, 2020

Top Junior Players Evade Upset Bids to Book S’final Slots

first_imgMary Udofa from Kogi, who represented Nigeria in the African 14s Championship, took on No.1 seed Ekpeyong losing in two close sets – 10-7, 12-10. Chidinma Ezeh from Anambra lost the first set but rallied back to take the second set and then lost steam in the final set to concede the semifinal slot to Aderemi 10-7, 6-10, 10-4.Moses and Bamidele had easy matches to move into the semifinals which will be done by ballot and is expected to be explosive.The top two seeds in all the four categories won their group playoffs with David Dawariye of Rivers and Daniel Adeleye rom Ekiti expected to have a rematch of their Chevron Championship boys 16 finals.The highly anticipated rematch between Seun “Nadal” Ogunsakin and Mohammed Idris of Abuja will not take place as Idris has moved up to the boys 14 where he proved himself against second seed Ganiyu Mubarak of Oyo State, losing 10-3, 10-12, 10-5.The semifinal matches have been scheduled to start at 10 am today at the National Stadium Tennis Centre Surulere, while the finals will take place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course on Saturday starting 12 noon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CBN JNR TENNISThe on-going CBN Junior Tennis Championship in Lagos is really getting tough in the different age categories but top seeds have remain resolute not to be beaten in the group stages.This was evident in most of the final group round-robin decisive matches that took yesterday. In the Girls 16 where four girls – Rebecca Ekpenyong, Omolayo Bamidele, Omolade Aderemi and Favour Moses – have come to regard semifinal places as their birthright, two of them faced very stiff opposition with one of the matches going into a final set decider.last_img read more

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August 31, 2020

Lambe restored as Bermuda captain

first_imgHAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Winger Reggie Lambe has been reinstated as Bermuda captain for their CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against El Salvador here on Friday night, after being stripped of the honor in his side’s 12-0 win over Saint Maarten last month.Lambe, 27, who scored a hat-trick in that match, was replaced as captain by defender Danté Leverock, but will lead his country against El Salvador at the National Stadium.MysteryMystery surrounds why the winger, who plays for English league Two side Cambridge United, was temporarily relieved of his responsibilities by national coach Kyle Lightbourne.Lambe took over as captain from Nahki Wells, who has not played for his country for three-and-a-half years, often missing league matches for his club side to return for friendlies.Lightbourne had said he planned to consult with his coaching staff before deciding who would lead Bermuda.With Wells – currently on loan at English Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers from Premier League club Burnley – returning to the fold for the first time since March 2015, when he captained the island in two World Cup qualifying fixtures against the Bahamas, it is likely his name was in the mix.Reggie Lambe will once again lead Bermuda“We want everyone to feel a part of what’s going on,” Lightbourne said. “We will feel it out and go from there.”Speaking before the captaincy was announced, Leverock said he intended to be a leader on and off the pitch, regardless of the decision.“It was a privilege to lead out my nation; something I’ll never forget,” Leverock said.“Whoever captains the country, I know they will do what it takes to motivate the guys. We have leaders all over the pitch and that’s the most important thing.”El Salvador, who are 70th in FIFA rankings, 110 positions above Bermuda, have made a strong start to the Nations League qualifiers with a 2-1 win away to Montserrat and a 3-0 victory at home to Barbados. Bermuda’s 12-0 win over Sint Maarten came after they lost 3-1 away to Aruba.Lightbourne, 50, has fond memories of facing El Salvador during his playing days. He is perhaps best remembered for a thumping header to give Bermuda a 1-0 win over the Central Americans in a World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in 1992.Lightbourne, who enjoyed success as a professional in England, particularly at Walsall, still ranks the goal as the most important goal of his career.“That goes down as my most famous goal,” Lightbourne said. “I might have scored a couple of more spectacular goals, but it comes down to the context of playing for your country, the importance of the game, and having to deliver on the day against a team ranked way above us.”last_img read more

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