Ronald Koeman demands more support for misfiring Everton striker Romelu Lukaku

first_img Romelu Lukaku in action for Everton Everton manager Ronald Koeman admits Romelu Lukaku needs more support to get him back on target.The Belgium international has seven goals to his name this season but the last of those came at the end of October.His drought currently stands at four games and he has not even registered a shot on target in three of those four outings.But with next-highest scorer Ross Barkley (three) relegated to the bench against Manchester United last weekend and winger Yannick Bolasie, who has provided four assists for Lukaku, now out for a year with knee ligament damage, the manager has put the emphasis on the rest of the team to step up.“It’s a little bit the story of strikers,” said the Dutchman.“You can have a good run of scoring goals and then have a bit of time where you don’t really get big chances to score.“The players around him need to create more and he can improve in his movements – it’s a team question to create more chances.“We know how we need to create chances for him. If he gets the chances, we know he will score goals.“We need movements around the player and that was the reason why Kevin Mirallas played closer to Romelu against Manchester United. He needed that support as a striker.”Everton have won just once in 10 matches in all competitions but despite taking two points from their last four games they remain in eighth place.However, their away record is poor with just seven points out of a possible 21 on the road, having not won since mid-September at Sunderland.If they were to lose at Watford they would be overtaken by their 11th-placed opponents, who have lost three out of the last four themselves.Koeman saw positives in the 1-1 draw against United, secured via an 88th-minute Leighton Baines penalty, but accepts things have to pick up in the next few weeks with games coming thick and fast.“One point every time is not enough. The best confidence is to win the game,” he added.“The team performance against United was good but we know we need to win – it is the same problem for most of the teams.,“Watford are also in a difficult situation as they have not had the results they expected, so we know it will be a tough game coming up.”Failure to win against Watford would increase the pressure with trips to Arsenal and Liverpool due before Christmas, but Koeman is remaining calm.“It is not about the schedule. Sometimes maybe you get a win against a big team and not against a lower team,” he said.“We don’t have a good away run at the moment and we need to change that.” 1last_img read more

This Groot Bag Is Super!

first_imgShare This!Although I know that Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley, and more have their following among Disney fans, my personal favorite bags are made by Loungefly. While at Disneyland, I spotted this beauty at World of Disney. It’s Groot!“Wood” this be on your wish list? Let us know in the comments.last_img

Kraus takes 17th on Vegas dirt track

first_imgFor Hub City TimesLAS VEGAS, NV – Stratford’s Derek Kraus, 17, was sidelined in a late-race incident and finished 17th, during the Sept. 13 Star Nursery 100 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.Kraus’ teammate Hailie Deegan put her name in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West record books in setting the fast mark in qualifying for the Star Nursery 100 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Thursday, becoming the first female driver to win a pole award in the 64-year history of the series.Deegan was one of four BMR drivers who ran up front in the event. She led the early laps, before Kraus got by in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry on Lap 20. He paced the field until spinning on Lap 44.Kraus is fourth in points, seven markers behind Rouse. He has three wins, four poles, six top fives, and eight top 10s this season.The Las Vegas race, won by Sheldon Creed, is slated to be televised on NBCSN on Sept. 21.The next event on the K&N Pro Series West schedule will be the NAPA AUTO PARTS 208 at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway on Sept. 29.last_img read more

Canoeing pioneer Lembethe dies

first_img23 January 2006The South African canoeing community is mourning the death of pioneering black paddler Robert Lembethe, who passed away last week after a short illness.Lembethe died a week before the Hansa Powerade Dusi Marathon, the race which attracted him to the sport in the early 1980s. This year’s race, which starts in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday morning, will serve as a tribute to Lembethe.Lembethe’s vision for the sport, and his passion to take it to disadvantaged youngsters in rural areas, led to the formation of canoe clubs at the Midmar and Nagle dams.Dusi gold medallistsThe Nagle Dam Club flourished under his guidance, and now bears his name. The Robert Lembethe Canoe Club has produced several top paddlers, including Dusi gold medallists Michael Mbanjwa and Loveday Zondi, and regularly hosts national marathon and sprint events, as it has the country’s only permanent canoeing sprint course.In 1992, Lembethe was invited to attend the Olympic Games in Barcelona as part of the historic South African delegation to the first games since the country’s return from sporting isolation. It was during that trip that Lembethe became determined to become a paddling coach.In a short space of time, he became one of the country’s top coaches, particularly skilled in the difficult art of technical coaching, having worked closely with national coach Nandor Almasi.17 Dusi MarathonsLembethe raced the first of his 17 Dusi marathons in 1984, and went on to become one of the top sprinters and marathon racers in the country’s veteran and master classes. He represented South Africa at the Masters Cup Marathon Championships on several occasions.“Robert will be very sorely missed,” said Canoeing South Africa president Tim Cornish, who won the masters division in the 1998 Dusi with Lembethe.“The success that the sport’s development programme is currently enjoying is largely due to the pioneering work that Robert did over the past 14 years.”‘Robert was an icon’“Robert was an icon to paddlers all over South Africa,” said Hansa Powerade Dusi chairperson Cameron Mackenzie. “His legacy will live on for a long time.”Dusi title contenders Michael Mbanjwa, who was coached and mentored by Lembethe, and his partner Len Jenkins will wear black armbands during the race in tribute to Lembethe.Source: Canoeing South Africa Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Remote Configuration – RCT.EXE – HOW TO’s.

first_imgHow do you decipher RCT Codes? Great question. In the Intel AMT SCS Installation and User Maual there is a section of the document focused on the RCT. Here’s the sample uses. This is on Page 70 of the[User Manual.|] Also here are the Codes that come back after running. Hope this helps……center_img If your receiving an Error #7 specifically. Here’s more information: ERROR #7. Unable to connect to the SCS. This may be due to a number of causes, such as TCP error, HTTP error, or server not found. This may result from:• An incorrect FQDN for the SCS in the command line.• A failed HTTPS connection due to a missing trusted root certificate.• IIS is stopped on the SCS platform.If you are interested in where this tool is located, Bill York explained in this post. last_img read more

Meizu makes India debut with M1 Note phablet

first_imgAs expected, Chinese smartphone company Meizu made its debut in India on Monday with its flagship M1 Note phablet. The company took to its official Meizu India Facebook page and Twitter handle to make the formal announcement.Announcing the launch, Meizu said that the M1 Note will be available for grabs starting May 20 from 2PM IST exclusively via online retail site The company has however not disclosed the pricing of the device yet.Meizu #m1note will be available exclusively at on 2:00 PM, May 20th. MEIZU India (@Meizu_India) May 18, 2015Also, unlike its other Chinese counterparts like Xiaomi and OnePlus, Meizu has decided to opt for an open sale model to sell its debut device in India. Buyers won’t have to pre-register to grab on to the M1 Note.First launched in December 2014 in China, Meizu’s M1 Note comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD IGZO capacitive touchscreen display with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution which roughly translates to 403 ppi.It is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 64 bit SoC coupled with 2GB RAM. It comes in 16 and 32GB internal memory options (non-expandable).The dual-SIM device runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with the company’s own Flyme 4.0 UI on top.It sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 5MP front camera. The device supports 4G LTE and is backed by a 3,140mAh battery.The Meizu M1 Note that bears stark resemblance to Apple’s iPhone 5C comes in various colour options including green, pink, blue, yellow and white.advertisementThe handset retails at around CNY 999 in China which roughly translates to Rs.10,000. If at all the company prices it on similar grounds, the M1 Note would compete with the likes of the Yu Yureka, the Redmi Note 4G, even the Mi 4i as well as the Honor 4X among others.last_img read more