Sep 04, 9:43 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By AFP News 09/04/19 AT 9:23 PM Samoa coach Steve Jackson is so determined to avoid the off-field issues that have previously plagued the Pacific islanders that he called in Japanese cultural experts to advise his players when to cover up their tattoos during the World Cup.The 16th ranked Samoans scraped into the tournament after a poor qualification campaign, eventually overcoming minnows Germany in a two-leg play-off.Jackson, a former assistant coach at the Auckland Blues, took over in September last year charged with restoring the fortunes of a team that made the quarter-finals in 1991 and 1995.The New Zealander has improved performances on the field, notching up recent wins over Tonga and a New Zealand Heartland XV, with a final warm-up against Australia on Saturday.He has also concentrated on ensuring his players have an appreciation of Japanese culture to avoid … [Read more...] about Samoa get tattoo tips as they bid to leave mark in Japan
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Published 10:05 pm PDT, Friday, April 5, 2019 Nathan Elmore, 26, of Belleville, sings "Mamma Mia," one of his favorite songs, on karaoke night at Schatze's Bar and Grill on March 6, 2018 in Belleville, Ill. The 26-year-old reached the goal of his 1,000 karaoke songs, when he got up on stage and sang the Christina Perri hit “A Thousand Years.” It was a big accomplishment for someone who was painfully shy as a child and faced plenty of challenges in school. (Teri Maddox/Belleville News-Democrat via AP) less Nathan Elmore, 26, of Belleville, sings "Mamma Mia," one of his favorite songs, on karaoke night at Schatze's Bar and Grill on March 6, 2018 in Belleville, Ill. The 26-year-old reached the goal of his 1,000 ... more Photo: Teri Maddox, AP Photo: Teri Maddox, AP Image 1 of / … [Read more...] about EXCHANGE: Once shy child, man is Belleville’s karaoke king
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The No 1 seed, Grandmaster (GM) Wang Hao of China, won the 9th HDBank International Chess Open Tournament 2019, which closed on Wednesday (March 13) in HCM City after a week of exciting world-class competition among 304 players. He received the top prize ($16,000) from Arkady Dvorkovich, the new president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Wang Hao, who was born in 1989, was also the winner of the 6th HDBank International Chess Open Tournament in 2016, and the third-prize winner in the Under-10 division of the World Youth Chess Championships in Spain in 1999. This year, Wang Hao, who has participated in the HDBank international chess tournaments for the last four years, won the top prize after nine games. In his first game, he played with International Master (IM) Miciano John Marvin (Elo 2,317) of the Philippines. The game ended in a draw with Hai sharing points with Miciano, a lower-ranked player. The start was not smooth for the … [Read more...] about 9th HDBank International Chess Open Tournament closes after exciting week of world-class competition
Paul Bastock, left, and Ian Culverhouse - unbeaten in the league since arriving at King's Lynn Town in November Picture: Tony Thrussell Archant Paul Bastock believes King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse has a touch of the grand master about him as he plots the Linnets’ promotion challenge. Lynn head to Hitchin Town on Wednesday night on the back of a 19-game unbeaten league run, with Culverhouse and his assistant Bastock responsible for 14 of them since taking the reins.Hitchin were 2-1 winners over leaders Stourbridge at the weekend so go into the game high on confidence - and perhaps more reluctant than some opponents to frustrate. Barwell tried it at the weekend, but Lynn came through with a 3-2 win.“Teams know the way Ian plays football,” said Bastock. “Ian is a tinkerer, he likes to sort things out so we can get our overloads and he is permanently playing chess with that board of his in the dugout at times. He is very clever at his … [Read more...] about ‘He’s permanently playing chess with that board of his in the dugout’
Jason M. Bailey, New York Times Published 7:54 am PST, Thursday, December 27, 2018 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers crouches down in pain on the bench after he was hurt against the Golden State LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers crouches down in pain on the bench after he was hurt against the Golden State Photo: Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images Photo: Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers crouches down in pain on the bench after he was hurt against the Golden State LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers crouches down in pain on the bench after he was hurt against the Golden State Photo: … [Read more...] about Athletes Don’t Own Their Tattoos. That’s a Problem for Video Game Developers.