Archive for September, 2018

Celtic working hard for new signings – Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club are working hard to achieve their transfer ambitions for the summer transfer window. The Hoops have so far signed just one new player in the form of Scott Bain on a free whilst Odsonne Edouard has joined them on a permanent basis after impressing on loan last term.

Speaking to, Rodgers was quizzed about the club’s ongoing pursuit of Daniele Rugani and John McGinn but he appeared to suggest that he has no knowledge regarding any transfer proceedings. Nevertheless, the Hoops boss stressed that the club are working hard to achieve their target of signing quality players during the transfer window.

He said: “Not that I’m aware, the club are fully aware that my focus has been very much with the squad of players because that is essentially what we have to work with. However, I believe the club are working very hard to try and get the right level of quality in, that’s what we’re after. It’s not easy, we don’t want to be stockpiling players at Celtic, we need to bring in players that are going to help the squad. They do need help but it has to be the right level of quality and there’s a lot of work going on behind-the-scenes to bring that quality in.”

Meanwhile, Celtic are currently preparing for the second-leg of their Champions League second qualifying round game against Rosenborg after securing a comfortable triumph over the Norwegians in the home fixture. Celtic were expected to have a testing encounter against Rosenborg at Parkhead but they managed to overturn a 1-0 deficit to clinch a 3-1 victory.

Nonetheless, they cannot afford to be complacent on the road and scoring an away goal should surely be among the priorities to put an end to the tie. Should Celtic progress, they are scheduled to play AEK Athens in the third qualifying round.

Giles Scott And Ben Ainslie Will Sail Test Boat T5 Of America’s Cup

On 31st August INEOS Team UK Team Principal and Skipper Giles Scott and Ben Ainslie will sail the T5. It is the part of the testing session. The day has been chosen for the reason that the America’s cup started back in 1851 on the same day. On the day, the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup released the very first images of their test boat as well which is known as the T5. It is a small scale foiling monohull. No full-size race boat of any team can be launched before the 31st March 2019, according to the rules of America’s Cup.

This boat started sailing in the late June and from that time; it sails regularly from the Portsmouth base of the team.

Ben Ainslie said “Sailing the T5 is the important part of the new concept learning process.”

Ineos Team UK CEO, Grant Simmer was eager to stress and said, “This is just the beginning of the long process of design and development in the build up to the 2021 America’s Cup”.

He said, “We are aware that other teams won’t be much far behind us, thus it is important for us to keep pushing harder than before. This is really a great start and I want to give all the credit to my whole team.”

Facts and Figures

  • The T5 is a 28-foot foiling monohull, the yacht started its life as a Quant and after significant modification it now matches the fundamental parameters of the AC75. This is the boat class that will contest the 36th America’s Cup.
  • It is scaled at 40 percent of the AC75.
  • It will let the team to learn how to sail with a completely new theory of sailboat and it will also verify the computer modeling as well as simulations for the first race boat designing.

On 61st Merdeka Day Sailing Squad Brought The Gold Medal

The 61st National Day celebration was very important for the national sailing squad. The reason for the same is that they collected a good number of medals on the day. They won a gold, three bronze and a silver medal in the event that started at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah, Junior sailor who is now 16 years old, gifted Malaysia another gold medal. This is the sixth medal of Malaysia in sailing sport.

Shah won the gold medal in Open Laser 4.7 event after three months practicing sailing in Montenegro. He collected 20 penalty points at the Indonesian National Sailing Centre (INSC)

The silver in the event went to Wang Jianxiong of China; he got this medal for collection 42 penalty points. The Bronze medal went to the woman sailor Tomar Harshita from India. She won the medal by collecting 62 penalty points. There was another national representative present in the event, With 111 penalty points, Nor Nabila Natasha MohdNazri finished in the 12th position and there were 23 participants in the race.

KhairulnizamMohdAfendy, the National Olympic sailor was also in the event. He is the first athlete in the country to book a slot at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. In the Laser Standard event, he settled for silver accumulating 23 penalty points.

He concluded race with the same number of points as Ryan Lo Jun Han of Singapore, but the jury of the event awarded him the silver medal to Khairulnizam after a recount. The gold went to Ha Jee-min, defending champion from South Korea. He has a total of 21.8 penalty points. The team also got three bronze medals. I was won by Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif in the Laser Radial event, Norashikin Mohamad Sayed and Nuraisyah Jamil in the 470 event of women.