Papuan chef Charles Toto serves up sustainability and environmental protection in a platter

first_imgActivism, Conservation, Deforestation, Environment, Environmental Activism, Food, Forest People, Forest Products, Forests, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Indigenous Communities, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Rights, Rainforest Conservation, Rainforest People, Rainforests, Saving Rainforests, Sustainability, Traditional People, Tropical Deforestation Charles Toto is the founder of the Jungle Chef Community, a network of enthusiasts from across the Indonesian region of Papua who promote sustainable living and environmental protection through local cuisine.Toto came up with the idea after seeing foreign documentary makers and tour groups embarking on weeks-long treks in the Papuan wilderness with nothing more than instant and canned food.Over the years, he has learned to make the best use of the ingredients served up by the forest and the sea, and has taken his unique mission to culinary shows across Indonesia and abroad.But for Toto and his group, the opening up of Papua’s forests to palm oil and other commercial operators, aided by a government-backed infrastructure push, threatens the region’s natural wealth and heritage. Charles Toto’s epiphany came during his time working in the kitchen at a hotel in his home region of Papua in eastern Indonesia.The hotel catered to foreign visitors, many of whom flew in to shoot documentary films, sometimes for several weeks at a time, in the lush jungles of Papua, home to some of the last unspoiled wilderness areas in the country.“When I saw them bringing in so much luggage, I wondered to myself what they would eat in the forest,” Toto told Mongabay Indonesia.He had friends among the guides who accompanied the groups, and they filled him in: instant food and canned sardines, for the most part.Toto was 16 when he enrolled in a culinary program at a vocational school in Jayapura, the Papua provincial capital. At that point it wasn’t his life’s dream; he’d had his heart set on becoming a lawyer. But after missing out on a place in a regular high school, which would have set him on his way to a career in law, he figured he would sign up for vocational school.After the three-year course, he wound up in an entry-level job washing dishes at the hotel in Jayapura. And that’s when the tourists came into his life, ushering in the epiphany: Why not, he thought, cater to these tour groups by providing them with fresh, wholesome meals during their trips?The idea went over well, and Toto embarked with his first tour group in 1997, a year after leaving vocational school. That inaugural trip lasted some six weeks, with the group trekking through the densely forested Baliem Valley in the Papuan highlands, then heading west to the now-famed coastal paradise of Raja Ampat.“A hotel chef would think to bring his own meat because it’s more hygienic,” Toto says. “But I think food from the forest is more hygienic, it’s cleaner and organic.”Charles Toto serves up sustainability and environmental protection in a platter. Image by Luh De Suriyani/Mongabay-Indonesia.He learned from the locals about the meals that could be conjured up using the resources found nearby, and bartered ingredients with them. It was, in effect, a return to his roots as a native Papuan, and an embrace of the principle that has served him to this day: “The forest is a market for Papuans to shop in without having to spend money.”Toto thrived in his culinary niche, constantly learning something new amid the rigors of trekking and sailing through largely unexplored places. Disaster was no obstacle, either. “We got stranded on an island once for three or four days. We had to make do with whatever [food] was there,” he says.As his business thrived and his renown spread, Toto built up a network of like-minded chefs. In 2008, he founded the Jungle Chef Community, which brings together dozens of local chefs from across Papua who specialize in rustling up meals from ingredients they find in the forests. Toto and his community have appeared at culinary events across Indonesia and around the world, promoting their unique mission.“We train our members how to identify local cooking ingredients and how to make traditional Papuan food,” Toto says.Foraging and hunting locally is widely accepted as a sustainable use of natural resources, and cuts the cost and carbon footprint from shipping in food from farther away. In the case of the Jungle Chef Community, it also helps sustain interest in ancient practices, values and culture that are at risk of slowly dying out as younger generations of Papuans embrace a more modern lifestyle.“The key is to be able to obtain and [creatively] use what nature provides you with at that time and in that place,” Toto says.The Jungle Chef Community also runs a program that teaches cooking traditional food to children, along with other practices to protect the environment, such as waste management and planting mangroves.Charles Toto gives a presentation at an international food festival in Bali. Image courtesy of Ubud Food Festival.But the most intense pressure on the group’s mission comes from the government’s sweeping infrastructure development plan that activists say threatens the pristine forests and rich biodiversity of Papua.“A lot of sago farms are being sold off as [infrastructure] is developed in Papua,” Toto says. Sago has for generations been a staple food for the lowland peoples in the island of New Guinea and the Malukus, but local dietary preferences are increasingly shifting to rice, a more land- and water-intensive crop that is also eating up Papua’s sago farmlands.Another threat to the region’s forests is the arrival of the palm oil industry, in search of new lands after the wholesale deforestation of much of Sumatra and Borneo, and incentivized by the infrastructure expansion. Large swaths of forest-clearing are already being reported in Papua, along with a high number of hotspots — the calling card of an industry notorious for slash-and-burn clearing.Nearly 200 square kilometers (77 square miles) of forest have been cleared in Papua’s Merauke district since 2014 for a single plantation, according to the Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI), with 10 square kilometers (3.9 square miles) being opened up just since October last year.The challenges are mounting, but if anything they’ve encouraged Toto to come up with even more ways to introduce local Papuan cuisine boasting fresh ingredients from its forests.“Papua is indeed rich in natural resources from its forests,” he says, “and the Jungle Chef Community introduces it through cooking.”Banner image: A river valley in a mountain range in West Papua province, Indonesia.This story was reported by Mongabay’s Indonesia team and was first published on our Indonesian site on May 25, 2017.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Basten Gokkoncenter_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

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Survey launched to improve transit for Chatham’s neighbouring areas

first_imgThe Municipality of Chatham-Kent has launched a local survey to gauge the interest of communities outside Chatham – including Wallaceburg, Dresden and Ridgetown – in having a local public transit service or better services connecting area towns and villages. The survey is part of the municipality’s year-long project, Driving Forward. The project aims to evaluate the best public transit strategy for Chatham-Kent over the next five to 10 years. “Part of the strategy is to look at possibly expanding the service to new areas of Chatham-Kent or redeveloping the services currently offered within those areas,” said Ian Clark, transit project manager. “We want to get an understanding of, is there a demand for urban transit systems within those areas, is there a demand for better connections to neighbouring communities?” Wallaceburg already has an interurban transit route to Chatham and Dresden. The goal of the survey for Wallaceburg is to see if there’s any demand for a public transit system within the town limits while also looking at ways to improve the interurban connection to other towns. The survey is open online until Sept. 30. Clark said one idea the municipality has been considering is on-demand transit rather than fixed routes. “It essentially mean that the bus will only show up at the bus stop when it’s been hailed, whether that’s by a phone call, an app or a web portal,” he said. “We think that has great potential to more sustainably service the smaller areas of Chatham-Kent or different areas where there’s low ridership.” He said the on-demand model is much cheaper. Chatham’s bus fare is $2.50 and the interurban fare is $5. Clark said the feedback they’ve gotten over the past 18 months shows there’s a “real appetite for change and service improvement” when it comes to how public transit operates. He said the municipality is looking at everything, including fare models, new amenities, and how people book and pay for transit. “It’s really not a cost-savings measure, of course were conscious of the cost impacts, but it’s what can we do to encourage more people to use public transit as their option of choice.”last_img read more

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Weekly Wrap-up: 3D Street View, the Case Against Web 2.0, iPad Problems, And More…

first_imgHow Cloud Computing Can Help A Small Business Get Out of the RecessionDoes the iPad App Give Rackspace An Advantage?This Tweet is Priority 1: SalesForce.com’s Chatter is Transactional Social MediaThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. Google Street View in 3D: More Than Just an April Fool’s JokeYou Are Not a Gadget: The Continuing Case Against Web 2.0E-Books on the iPad: iBooks vs. Kindle for iPadiPad Problems Begin to SurfaceDigg Plans to Kill the DiggBar & Unban all DomainsiPad: The First Real Family ComputerMore coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebReadWriteWeb Mobile SummitJoin us for the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit on May 7 in Mountain View, California as we explore the latest mobile development trends, both the technology and the emerging business applications. Be a part of the discussion on geo-location services, augmented reality, native app vs. browser-based, commerce and marketing, mobile social networking and the Internet of Things. Sponsorship enquiries: [email protected] Web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Is the iPhone Now as Enterprise Ready as the Android?Google Executive Says Google Buzz Coming Soon to the EnterpriseReadWriteCloud Our channel ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. While most of our top stories this week were about the iPad, our number one post was about how Google Street View is now, no joke, available in 3D. Go get your glasses and check it out. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010: Verizon, AT&T and Cisco are talking up the Internet of Things, Gowalla added real-time feeds, and augmented reality cartoons are going to save our kids. Read on for more.Story of the Week: Google Street View in 3D Internet of Things: Opportunities For EntrepreneursWhy You Need to Be Developing for the iPad Right NowNYC Startup Job Fair: How Graduates Can Get a Great Job at a StartupReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Gowalla Adds Real-time Feeds and Activity Streams For Maximum Mashup ActionTwitter’s Translation ProblemMore Real-Time Web coverage. Don’t miss the next wave of opportunity on the Web supported by real-time technology! Get ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.Check Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App We recently launched the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes. Why iAds Could be Bigger Than iPadsApple Announces iPhone OS 4 with Support for Multitasking?Farewell, Keyboard – Generation I Will Grow Up on TouchscreensMore Mobile Web coverageAugmented Reality“Do Crew” Augmented Reality Cartoons Help Get Kids Off the CouchMore Augmented Reality coverageAugmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Our Newest Research Report We’re pleased to announce ReadWriteWeb’s latest premium report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. This report will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of Augmented Reality (AR), the mobile and Web technology that places data on top of a user’s view of the physical world. The research included will help you decrease your AR development time to market by learning from the first wave of early adopters. AR offers a new marketing and product paradigm for a high impact, high value customer experience. More than 1,000 AR campaigns were kicked-off last year and we expect to see many more in 2010. In this report, we profile key AR development companies, their campaigns as well as development lessons learned. For more information or to buy the report, visit here.Internet of ThingsVerizon, AT&T & Cisco Talk Up Internet of ThingsOur Network is AliveMore Internet of Things coverageReal-Time Web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts ReadWrite Sponsors Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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SOAP is Not Dead – It’s Undead, a Zombie in the Enterprise

first_imgBut outside Gluecon’s passionate circle of developers, SOAP is still used inside many an enterprise. So why is SOAP undead? Clay Loveless presented “The Failure of SOAP” at Gluecon. Loveless is the former CTO at Mashery. He is now launching a startup called Jexy.com, which will provide integration services for developers.He cited SOAP’s complexity and the vendor wars that made tool chains a nightmare. The problem is that companies are still dependent on internal systems that have not modernized. They are dependent on SOAP. Investments have been made. “All the tools, hires, licenses & codebase has been built around SOAP for a decade,” Loveless wrote on Twitter. “Hard to turn on a dime.”SOAP’s complexity also explains why many enterprises have been slow to move to Web Oriented Architectures. Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now SOAP is dead. No it’s not. SOAP is undead. And the undead still inhabit the enterprise… in a big way.I’m at Gluecon, the kind of event where passionate developers gather. These are people who for the most part never use SOAP. They work with REST – undoubtedly the king of all APIs.John Musser of Programmable Web set the context yesterday when he gave his address about the “State of the API,” a discussion he also led last year at Gluecon.His presentation showed that 73% of the APis on Programmable Web use REST. SOAP is far behind but is still represented in 17% of the APIs. alex williams Tags:#enterprise#Trends center_img I asked Michael Cote of RedMonk for his opinion about why SOAP is still used in the enterprise: “Existing applications that use it and Enterprise Architects who still want to enforce a top-down, well, architecture with it.”But the current API movement is somewhat fractured. Every developer has their own way of implementing APIs. Monica Wilkinson of Socialcast said to me today that Activity Streams and authentication have standardized to some extent. That trend will continue based upon demand.There are other issues, too, that come with REST APIs. At Gluecon, JNBridge the release of JNBridgePro 6.0, which enables developers to access both .NET-based and Java-based cloud services and APIs from ground or cloud-based clients written in the other platform. It also allows for the development of cloud-based services and APIs that incorporate both Java and .NET-based components.Cote was quoted in the company’s press release. What he says deserves notice from the most passionate of developers:“As enterprise development teams start including cloud technologies in their applications, incompatible cloud platforms and APIs will be a huge road block,” said Michael Cote, analyst at RedMonk. “We’re already seeing a clamoring for tools and services that integrate this spaghetti bowl of end-points, and they’re only going to become more important to realizing the benefits of cloud development.”In the meantime, SOAP is not dead by any means. It’s undead and will remain that way for some time to come. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Delays, corruption charges upset CGF CEO

first_imgDelays in completion of various Commonwealth Games (CWG) projects and charges of corruption against the organising committee (OC) have upset the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) CEO, Mike Hooper. After a series of reports against the OC headed by Suresh Kalmadi, Hooper has expressed concern over the charges of corruption against it and constant delays in the completion of Games-related projects. “We are greatly concerned and dismayed over allegations of corruption and constant delays,” Hooper said. Hooper said he will meet Kalmadi along with CGF president Mike Fennel on August 18 and 19 and discuss the preparations for 2010 Games in detail. Safety and security of venues and Games Village would also be discussed at large. “We need to satisfy ourselves on all aspects because Sports Minister M.S. Gill has given assurance that everything is world class and ready. The Delhi government and the Delhi Police also have to give us a roadmap,” Hooper said. “Obviously corruption needs to be investigated thoroughly. CGF is not an investigating agency. We are concerned over overpricing and use of poor quality of materials,” the CGF CEO added.last_img read more

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Watch: Wasteful Sydney FC miss chance to win

first_imgAFC Champions League Wasteful Sydney FC miss chance to beat Shanghai Shenhua Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 03:45 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AFC Champions League Cerezo Osaka v Guangzhou Evergrande Suwon Bluewings v Kashima Antlers Buriram United v Jeju United Shanghai Shenhua v Sydney Suwon Bluewings Buriram United Kashima Antlers Sydney Jeju United Guangzhou Evergrande Cerezo Osaka Shanghai Shenhua There were wins for Kashima Antlers and Jeju United in the AFC Champions League while Shanghai Shenhua and Sydney FC shared the spoils. Kashima Antlers took top spot in AFC Champions League Group H as Mu Kanazaki’s brace earned his side a 2-1 win at Suwon Bluewings on Wednesday.The visitors forged ahead in the eighth minute as Kanazaki slotted home from Yasushi Endo’s sensational first-time pass, but Suwon wasted a golden chance to level as Leo Silva fouled Waguininho in the box only for Dejan Damjanovic to see his weak spot-kick saved by Kwoun Sun-tae.Kanazaki had his second shortly before the hour, heading in on the line after Yuma Suzuki had nodded across the face of goal, and Cristovam’s 89th-minute strike through the legs of Kwoun was scant consolation. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Kashima have four points from two matches while Suwon have three with Shanghai Shenhua and Sydney FC on two and one respectively following their 2-2 draw.FULL-TIME | @bluewingsfc (KOR) 1-2 @atlrs_official (JPN)Kashima Antlers hang on to defeat Suwon Samsung Bluewings and bag the three points! #ACL2018 #SSBvKSM pic.twitter.com/V7iaEhCrCf — AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) February 21, 2018 Shanghai took the lead midway through the first half as the experienced Obafemi Martins bundled home at the front post from Li Yunqiu’s low cross, but within eight minutes Sydney had turned it around.Luke Wilkshire converted the rebound after Li Shuai saved Bobo’s header and Milos Ninkovic showed fine footwork to tee up Alex Brosque, who smashed high into the roof of the net.The hosts were level before the break, however, as Andrew Redmayne punched Bai Jiajun’s cross to the edge of the area, where Fredy Guarin cushioned a calm volley beyond the despairing dive of the scrambling goalkeeper.In Group G, Jeju United won 2-0 at Buriram United thanks to goals in the opening 21 minutes – Lee Chang-min’s fine 25-yard strike and Magno Cruz’s successful penalty after Jakkaphan Kaewprom had fouled Jin Seong-uk.The other fixture in that group, between Cerezo Osaka and two-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande, ended 0-0.It’s extremely tight in #ACL2018 Group G after two games played! pic.twitter.com/WKRXD55WUz — AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) February 21, 2018last_img read more

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‘My stomach turns and I want to vomit’ – Mertesacker

first_imgArsenal ‘My stomach turns and I want to vomit’ – Arsenal’s Mertesacker reveals pre-game pressure Goal 02:21 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Per Mertesacker, Arsenal, 17/18 Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Arsenal v Watford Watford The nerves that come with big fixtures leave the Arsenal defender with his stomach in knots and his eyes watering Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has confessed that the pressure before big games can have an adverse effect on his stomach as he laid bare the “burden” of being a professional footballer.The former Germany international, 33, is no stranger to the game’s most important fixtures. He was a part of the Germany team that lifted the World Cup in 2014, and also represented his nation in the two previous tournaments on home soil and in South Africa.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But, despite his immense experience, Mertesacker admits that he does not enjoy the adrenaline that comes with crunch matches. “Some days you realise that everything is a burden, both physically and mentally,” he explained to  Spiegel .”That it’s not about fun, but you have to deliver without a doubt. Even if you are injured.”In the moments before a game starts my stomach turns around as if I had to vomit. Then I have to choke so violently until my eyes tear.”Mertesacker’s worst moment as a pro came in the 2006 World Cup, when he was just 21.He admits that, despite losing to Italy, he was relieved to have got through the semi-final match in one piece.”Of course I also was disappointed when we were beaten by Italy. But above all I was relieved,” he added.”I still remember it as if it were today, I just thought: It’s over, it’s over. Finally it’s over.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Dzeko sends Roma into quarter-finals

first_imgRoma 1 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (2-2 agg): Dzeko edges Italians through on away goals Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 05:37 14/3/2018 EdinDzeko - cropped Twitter (@asromaen) Shakhtar Donetsk fell short of just a second Champions League quarter-final appearance as their 10 men were beaten by Roma and Edin Dzeko. A second-half Edin Dzeko strike earned Roma a 1-0 Champions League last-16 second-leg win over Shakhtar Donetsk, enough to narrowly progress on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw.Cengiz Under’s goal and a string of Alisson saves in a 2-1 away first-leg defeat had kept Roma in the tie, and Eusebio Di Francesco’s men edged to victory in the return to reach the quarter-finals despite a dismal display in which Dzeko’s winner was scarcely deserved.Indeed, despite needing only a draw to themselves reach the last eight on Wednesday, this was no backs-to-the-wall job for Paulo Fonseca’s Shakhtar as they sought to enjoy themselves at Stadio Olimpico. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp An assured away performance was led by Manchester City target Fred as Shakhtar had the better of the opening 45 minutes, pressing the Serie A side when out of possession and then attacking at speed.Chances were few and far between, though, and a lack of cutting edge in the final third was ruthlessly punished by Dzeko seven minutes after half-time.Shakhtar’s desperation for the away goal they now required left gaps in defence and Ivan Ordets was dismissed for halting a late Roma breakaway, Alisson holding on for a fourth consecutive home Champions League clean sheet to seal the hosts a place in the draw for the last eight.FT | #RomaShakhtar – (*2-2)Edin Dzeko scores the crucial goal… and #ASRoma are through! pic.twitter.com/vRz9m7DvFZ— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) March 13, 2018It took Dzeko just 22 seconds to work Andriy Pyatov for the first time, but Shakhtar would not bow easily to the hosts’ early pressure and were soon knocking the ball around with confidence in the Roma half.Alessandro Florenzi flicked a risky backwards header just wide of his own goal and a nervous home crowd witnessed the visitors maintaining a level of control throughout the first half, Pyatov intercepting when Aleksandar Kolarov led a rare Roma foray.Taison flashed a 25-yard effort over the top, before Federico Fazio recovered in time to force Facundo Ferreyra wide having cheaply given up possession to his fellow Argentinian.Kolarov then crucially swept the ball away from Ferreyra’s toe inside the Roma box as the sides went in level at the break.Roma did not initially improve from the restart but, when the Shakhtar defence switched off the first time, a clear chance finally fell for Dzeko and he made no mistake.Kevin Strootman hooked a hopeful pass forward to set his team-mate away, Dzeko in the clear and reaching the ball ahead of Pyatov to prod a finish through the goalkeeper’s legs.1 – Edin #Dzeko has scored his first goal in a Champions League knockout phase game. Wait. #RomaShakthar— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 13, 2018Diego Perotti fired straight at Pyatov as Roma chased a second and Dzeko then almost struck again with a wonderful curling shot that just faded wide, before Shakhtar redoubled their efforts.Fred recycled the ball and Taison danced by challenges, but they could not muster the necessary response and tempers flared as Ordets tugged back Dzeko to see red with 11 minutes remaining, Ferreyra clashing with a ball boy to earn just a yellow as Roma held on. Key Opta Facts:- Roma have reached the quarter finals of the Champions League for the third time in the club’s history and for the first time since 2007-08.- This is the first time Roma have progressed from a knockout tie in which they have lost the first leg; ending a run of five consecutive knockout tie defeats.- Roma have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Champions League home games, winning the last three (W3 D1 L0).- Shakhtar Donetsk however, have lost seven of their last eight Champions League away games (W1 D0 L7).- Shakhtar Donetsk failed to register a single shot on target against Roma in this match.- Iven Ordets red card was the second Shakhtar have received in the competition this season – as many as in their previous four Champions League campaigns combined.- Edin Dzeko has had a hand in 55 per cent of Roma’s 11 goals in the Champions League this season (4 goals, 2 assists).  read morelast_img read more

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Heynckes: Bayern can’t celebrate Sevilla draw

first_imgUEFA Champions League ‘Bayern can’t celebrate already’ – Heynckes wary of Sevilla threat Jamie Smith 16:02 17/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UEFA Champions League Bayern München Sevilla Sevilla v Bayern München After being paired with the La Liga side in the Champions League quarter-finals, the Bundesliga giants have been warned not to get complacent Jupp Heynckes has urged Bayern Munich not to underestimate Sevilla in the Champions League quarter-finals.While Manchester City face Liverpool in an all-Premier League tie and holders Real Madrid take on Juventus in a repeat of last year’s Champions League final, Bayern arguably have an easier task.But Sevilla knocked out Manchester United against the odds in the last round, Vincenzo Montella’s men winning 2-1 at Old Trafford thanks to a brace from Wissam Ben Yedder. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And Heynckes – who won the Champions League with Bayern in 2013 at the end of his third spell in charge – will not be taking progression to the semi-finals for granted.”They are a really good team,” Heynckes said of Sevilla at a news conference. “If you watched them play against United, even after the 1-0 lead they noticed that United needed two goals and they played really good football. We can’t afford to celebrate already.”Of course, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City are playing very well, Liverpool are playing well, but we had five English teams [in the round of 16] and we were talking about the best league in the world and three of them are gone, so we must take these guys seriously.”The team was not euphoric [at the draw], they reacted very calmly, as though they just had a beer.”The video analysts have to filter the strengths and weakness of the opponents and I’ll watch three or four opposition videos. We’ll have the same approach to this game but I know Spanish football very well.”I experienced Sevilla when [Diego] Maradona was there. It was a novelty at the time, he never warmed up, he just juggled the ball in the corridor. I know the atmosphere, I know what to expect there, we have to be really careful if we want to win this quarter-final.”Jupp Heynckes Bayern MunichJuventus have lost two of the last three Champions League finals, but Heynckes feels Massimiliano Allegri’s side have a chance of claiming revenge against Madrid, who beat them in Cardiff last year.”You should never underestimate Juve – we saw that against Tottenham,” Heynckes said.”They are a team that maybe because of [Leonardo] Bonucci [who was sold to AC Milan] aren’t as stable defensively, but they are still competitive, they are experienced, have a top coach, [he has] been in the Champions League final twice so that won’t be easy for Real Madrid.”Liverpool-City is the highlight, for me. It’s an open tie. The way Liverpool have been playing the past few weeks is really impressive, the offensive power they show on the pitch, the distance they cover, I have been very impressed with them. City play beautiful football but it’s the quarter-final of the Champions League – different rules apply.”Bayern won the second leg of their last-16 tie against Besiktas 3-1 despite having a huge 5-0 advantage from the first encounter in Munich, much to Heynckes’ pleasure.”I think it’s really positive how my team responded on Wednesday,” he added. “Both City and Liverpool won the first games very easily, they lost or drew [in the second legs], but we won. That’s very positive. My players were very decisive so I really like that a lot.”last_img read more

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Quarterback Battle Between Spencer Sanders, Dru Brown a ‘Dogfight’

first_imgOklahoma State checked off practice No. 5 of the fall Tuesday afternoon, and no clarity has emerged in the Great Quarterback Battle of 2019. As we expected, Spencer Sanders and Dru Brown remain deadlocked in an ongoing battle for QB1.Mike Gundy talked about the situation recently, saying that, as of then, they would play both because neither had separated themselves in the competition. His new OC, Sean Gleeson, added context to that Tuesday by labeling the battle a “dogfight.”“The dogfight is continuing,” said Gleeson. “They’re both playing great. It’s fun because I think it’s elevating the play of our entire group. When you see two kids battling it out like that and they’re both neck and neck, they’re taking every rep so seriously, I hope that inspires our whole group. We’re only a couple practices in, but I feel encouraged about the way they’re running around and their effort out there.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Talking with Oklahoma State new offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson, it’s still a “dog fight” between Dru Brown and Spencer Sanders at quarterback. Gleeson says the battle boosts the competition among everyone on the Cowboys offense: pic.twitter.com/k1iwH5fdAx— Danielle Dwyer (@DanielleDwyerTV) August 7, 2019Just because neither Sanders or Brown has taken the battle by the horns just yet doesn’t mean OSU is without quality options, though. Both quarterbacks have reportedly started off fall camp on a hot streak after strong springs and a year of pine-riding, and both present different strengths for the staff to consider.“I know people say sometimes, ‘Well if you can’t name one, you don’t have any.’” said Gundy earlier this week. “I don’t see that as the situation here.”last_img read more

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