Linkedin Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt TCU Equestrian competes against SMU in Dallas on a rainy September 29.Photo Courtesy of TCU Equestrian Facebook Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change Linkedin Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Twitter Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ + posts printThe No. 6 TCU equestrian team lost their match against the No. 8 SMU Mustangs on Friday in Dallas.Senior Jayme Omand scored the only point for TCU in Hunt Seat with an 85 on Limelight, before the Horned Frogs tied for the Flat with a score of 2-2. Senior Carley Barnett was close to edging SMU’s Vivian Yowan in Hunt Seat, but just missed her point with a score of 86-84. Omand’s score of 90 earned her MOP in that event.The team went on to win 3-2 in Western with great rides from freshman Adrianna Adams, and sophomores Elena Hurd and Carly Lombard. Adams scored a 71.5 on Stewie, beating SMU’s Keagan Snively’s re-ride score of 65.5.The Horned Frogs tied the Mustangs in Western with a score of 5-5. In Horsemanship, TCU was strong but the scores were just too tight. Two of the rides were decided by half a point.“Today was tough,” director of equestrian Haley Schoolfield said. “But I think these days make us hungrier.”TCU’s next meet will be Friday, Oct. 6, against Delaware State and UT-Martin in Dover, Delaware. Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. ReddIt Twitter Previous articleJourney of Hope 2017 holds special meaning for TCU Pi Kappa Phi membersNext articleWomen’s cross country places third at Texas A&M Invitational Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexa Hines Alumnus to reopen local bar TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
After Prom committee member Amy Holmes hands a gift bag to senior Julian Lechner during the celebration. By MADDY VITALEOcean City High School seniors and their families lined up Tuesday afternoon in their cars on the Tabernacle grounds to be cheered on, celebrated and to receive special gifts, courtesy of the After Prom committee and volunteers.“Today, the kids would have been preparing for graduation, so we wanted to do something special for them today,” said Jen Bowman, one of the After Prom committee members, as she waved and handed gift bags to seniors. “We just felt the kids were entitled to the gifts we bought them, and we wanted them to have a special day.”The 325 seniors will get to walk in a graduation ceremony outside of the high school on Carey Field on July 9. Instead of a virtual celebration, which was held for the Ocean City Primary and Intermediate schools, district officials decided to wait for the high school’s commencement until July, when Gov. Phil Murphy is allowing live graduations, while following CDC guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.As a prelude to graduation, a drive-through celebration was held at the Ocean City Tabernacle from noon to 3 p.m.Miss Ocean City Mary Grace Jamison drove up to her designated spot with fellow senior and friend, Todd Reimet, to collect their gifts. “Thank you so much!” Mary Grace shouted out.Mary Grace Jamison and Todd Reimet are pleased with their gift bags.The drive-through event provided a way for students to see their teachers and administrators and to be recognized for achieving the milestone, Bowman said. Volunteers called out to students, “Miss you!” “”Hope to see you soon” and “I’m proud of you!” Year after year, the After Prom committee, made up of Bowman, Amy Holmes, Lisa Yiannos-Wachter, Gabrielle Mulloy and Melissa Waid, hosts the event with the help of their families and the community.With the cancellation of the prom and after-prom this year due to the coronavirus, they had to get inventive about how to give the students a day they would remember. A Red Carpet event, while social distancing, was hosted by the school just last month in place of what would have been prom day.Holmes said in the unusual year, the group of volunteers thought about what they could do for the students.“We wanted to give them a reason to be happy – especially at a time when they are missing all of the fun things that we would have done at the end of the year. At least they could take something positive from today,” Holmes said as she handed out gift bags to seniors as they drove up. “And no one will leave here empty-handed.”A stream of cars holding graduating seniors drives around the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds.Yiannos-Wachter, one of the driving forces behind this year’s celebration, said it simply: “We are just happy to see them again. We want to make every minute matter for them.” Students have been doing remote learning since March 17, by order of the governor amid the outbreak. Each year, businesses typically donate food, gifts, and services for the After Prom. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shutting down many businesses, the After Prom committee decided to give back and make purchases at the very same stores and shops.Goodies ranged from After Prom T-shirts to baked goods and pizza to gifts such as luggage, dorm sets and even passes to Disney World.“Every year they give and give. We wanted to do something for them, so we purchased the gifts,” Bowman added. Gift bags are set up inside the Tabernacle for the 325 soon-to-be graduates.Organizers said the event would not have been possible without the support of the community, the police department and Tabernacle CEO and Pastor Jay Reimer.Michael Pomatto, advanced placement environmental science teacher, waved at the graduating seniors as they drove passed.“It’s cool to keep the kids in contact with us,” Pomatto said. “It still gives them that connection to the school.”Other educators who volunteered to help out included Spanish teacher Lauren Miley, special education teacher and freshman football coach Mike Williscroft, High School Principal Matt Jamison’s secretary Kathy Sykes, parent Drew Fasy, head football coach Kevin Smith, basketball coach John Bruno and many others. Some of the volunteers included parents who cheered on the seniors and their families as they drove around the Tabernacle grounds to pick up their After Prom gifts.After Prom Committee member Jen Bowman, left, joins with volunteers Carling Mott, middle, and Ali Hendricks to hand out gifts to the graduating seniors.Even alumni came back to offer assistance.Carling Mott, 26, graduated in 2012. She lives in New York and came home because of the pandemic.“I grew up here and have been home since March,” Mott said. “They were looking for volunteers and I was happy to help.”Ali Hendricks, 19, a 2019 OCHS graduate also enjoyed lending a hand.“Jen (Bowman) reached out to me,” Hendricks said while handing graduating seniors packets of cookies. “I loved coming to After Prom when I was in high school. “I wanted to come back and show support to congratulate the seniors and wish them luck.”Volunteer Drew Fasy helps out.After Prom committee from left, Caliope Yiannos, Lisa Yiannos-Wachter, Amy Holmes, Jen Bowman, Melissa Waid, Abby Waid and Gabrielle Mulloy. (Photo courtesy Amy Holmes)
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam thrashed Baroda by 119 runs in the Cooch Behar Trophy match at Vadodara on Monday. After taking 32 runs lead in the first innings, Assam managed 283 runs in 100.1 overs in their second innings and gave the target 316 for the hosts on final day. The hosts could managed only 196 in 72.2 overs in their second innings. Promising pacer Dasarath Kumar claimed 5 wickets for 36 to restrict the opponent. In Assam’s second innings Mohammad Kaif (59), Bishal Roy (62) and Denish Das (77) struck half centuries. Kaif and Bishal added 104 runs for the second wicket. Mlahar Ghevaria grabbed 6 wickets for 47.Also Read: Assam beat Tamil Nadu in CK Nayudu tournament at SilcharAlso Watch: Minister Pijush Hazarika rebuts claims of paid crowd at BJP peace rally in Jagi Road
As the World Design Capital for 2014, Cape Town is expected to lead the way in turning design ideas into practical solutions that will improve lives.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) Soon-in Lee, Icsid president, and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille at the host city signing ceremony.(Image: Icsid)MEDIA CONTACTS • Solly MalatsiSpokesperson for Patricia de Lille+27 21 400 1382 or +27 83 943 1449• Natalie DutilIcsid communications officer+1 514 448 4949 ext. 223Lorraine KearneyCape Town joined an exclusive club of four when it signed the official host city agreement for World Design Capital 2014.Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille and Soon-in Lee, the president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), did the honours on Friday, 28 June.Other cities in the club are Torino, Italy, which was the World Design Capital (WDC) in 2008; Seoul, South Korea, WDC in 2010; and Helsinki, Finland, which is the World Design Capital this year.Cape Town’s official WDC2014 logo was also unveiled at the signing. Brightened by yellow, the colour that defined its bid, it signifies optimism and hope, and represents Cape Town’s urban future.“Our aspiration for the city is to continue to provide a platform that will empower Cape Town to be a leading example on the international stage, to encourage designers from diverse backgrounds and communities to share ideas and transform objectives into realities. We have no doubt that Cape Town will bring its own unique vision to the project,” said Lee.His sentiments were echoed by De Lille, who spoke of excellence in design as using what one had to focus on outcomes. “To become global leaders, African cities must look at what we have and work with it,” she said.As WDC, Cape Town would be an example of this. It was time to look at housing for the poor, for example, and how design could be used to transform it. “We can produce a level of service to the poor by creating vibrant, liveable, sustainable spaces.”Design could also make development environment-friendly.“What is design but the application of our humanity, and the search for excellence, elegance and solutions to the problems that we face? … We use what we have to get to what we want. We change the inevitable by combining with the aspirational.”De Lille concluded: “Above all, we sign for a new way of thinking, one that sees opportunities, not obstacles, challenges not dead-ends, and the roadway for other cities to follow in building a better future.”The host city signing coincided with World Industrial Design Day, an Icsid initiative, and the 55th anniversary of the organisation, which marks the contribution of design to improving the quality of life for all.It is also significant that 2014 marks 20 years of democracy in South Africa.The way forwardIt is now time to look at the nuts and bolts of being World Design Capital 2014. Lee said Icsid would support Cape Town’s programme, and would give it a global signature.Speaking for the city, Richard Perez, the WDC2014 programme manager, said the municipality would create an enabling environment for the implementing agency to get on with the actual projects. It would look at the red tape and how this could be eased, but will have its own projects.Luyanda Mpahlwa, the chairman of the WDC2014 Interim Advisory Board, said the next step would be starting the legal process to establish the lead company.Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, the managing director of Cape Town Partnership, a partner in the initiative, spoke about setting up this implementing agency. It would be hosted by the partnership and supported by the city until it could stand on its own feet.Icsid secretary-general Dilki de Silva said the organisation would be involved in a number of signature events. Among these would be a celebration to welcome the WDC designation, which would be handed over from the existing capital. There would also be an international design week forum to share best practice.At heart, the idea is to reinvent the city in terms of social use; to bring about social transformation led by industrial design. Cape Town has allocated R60-million (US$7.4-million) so far to the project, and is hoping to raise more cash from the private sector.The World Design Capital designation focuses on industrial design’s impact on urban spaces, economies and citizens. It is an opportunity for cities to feature their accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design, as well as highlight their successes in urban revitalisation strategies.World Design Capital – what is it?World Design Capital celebrates the achievements of cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and to improve social, cultural and economic life. In Cape Town, the theme for 2014 is Live Design, Transform Life. It will focus on encouraging people to find innovative, practical design solutions to everyday problems.WDC was introduced by Icsid’s board to impress on cities the importance and recognition of design as a leading development tool. It works with global design networks and governments to raise awareness of design and to showcase the importance of design in enhancing the social, cultural, economic and environmental quality of life.As a whole, the WDC designation focuses on the broader essences of design’s impact on urban spaces, economies and citizens. It is a biennial award that gives the city the opportunity to feature its accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design, as well as highlighting its successes in urban revitalisation strategies.Icsid is a non-profit organisation established to protect and promote the profession of industrial design. World Industrial Design Day, held on June 29 each year, was first declared in 2007, on Icsid’s 50th anniversary, to promote awareness of industrial design.
A disturbing film, Of Good Report is a neo-noir outing from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka, depicting the dark side of a rural township. A lavish screen adaptation by Biyi Bandele of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reveals a story that spans a generation of Nigerian history through the tumultuous late 1960s, when the country was caught in civil war.(Images: Dubai International FilmFestival)MEDIA CONTACTS• Rachel Lewis Assistant Account ExecutiveEdelman Middle East+971 50 611 8369Melissa Jane CookTwo African films – one of which is from South Africa – have been selected for the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), to be included in the AsiaAfrica out of competition programming segment line-up. The line-up highlights this year’s most dynamic, visionary and critically acclaimed cinema from Asia and Africa.It is anticipated that the programme will allow audiences to discover new cinematic voices, and reacquaint themselves with some of the most celebrated contemporary filmmakers from the two diverse regions. The films will offer tales of hardship, love, and the struggle for freedom.The director of the AsiaAfrica programme, Nashen Moodley, says the films selected for this year’s AsiaAfrica programme “will enthral audiences with their gripping storylines, brave and poignant themes, and moving performances. This segment is about providing access to a truly global box office, uniting DIFF audiences with film lovers around the world in their experience of these wonderful stories.”African filmsA disturbing film, Of Good Report is a neo-noir outing from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka, depicting the dark side of a rural township. An unassuming teacher arrives at the local school; despite his excellent references and innocent demeanour, he promptly starts an affair with one of his students. It leads to horrendous consequences.The film was banned by the South African Film and Publication Board as “child pornography” in July. But the censorship appeals tribunal then lifted the ban after a challenge by the organisers of the Durban International Film Festival where it was meant to be the opening feature. It had hinged on a sex scene between the schoolteacher and a pupil. It was finally shown on the last day of the festival.In the second African film to be screened in the segment, actors Thandie Newton (Crash) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) shine in a lavish screen adaptation by Biyi Bandele of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The story spans a generation of Nigerian history through the tumultuous late 1960s, when the country was caught in civil war. Through the historical looking glass, two fiercely intelligent sisters battle for love and independence in a patriarchal society in the throes of ethnic strife.South African programmeThere are several other South African films at the festival, including:● Durban Poison – acclaimed writer and director Andrew Worsdale returns to the big screen with this noir romance set among the marginalised white underclass.● Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as president of South Africa, in the country’s first democratic vote. Epic in scale, the film features stunning performances by Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.● Minesh – Minesh runs away from home after witnessing his parents quarrel. The young boy soon finds himself among street children, who while away the time by sniffing inhalants. Forced to try the intoxicating substances, Minesh is lost in hallucinations. When he wakes up, all he knows is that he must return home.● The Devil’s Lair – set in a world where conflicting forces struggle to regulate the illicit drug market in Cape Town, infamous for one of the highest murder rates in the world.Moodley has been instrumental in bringing diverse films from the vast regions of Africa and Asia to Dubai. “There has been incredible growth within the festival,” he says. “[It] came about on the festival circuit with quite a splash. It’s been wonderful to see how the audience has grown over the 10 years, and also how the festival has come into its own in terms of the various projects that it has been working on. It has made it a really great place for people to come, for the industry to come. Whether you’re showing a film there or looking for films to acquire or looking for funding for an Arab film, there are so many partnerships and activities at the festival now that I think it all works very well together.”Academy partnershipDIFF, which runs from 6 to 14 December, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. It has upped its profile this year via a new partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American group, based in Hollywood that is dedicated to the advancement of film arts and sciences. A delegation from the academy, including former president Sid Ganis and directors Ava DuVernay and Shekhar Kapur, will attend DIFF.First held in 2004, DIFF is the oldest, as well as the biggest, festival of its kind in an Arab country. “Dubai audiences will be able to enjoy a broad selection of the best of world cinema this year, both very established directors as well as some exciting new talents. As the programme takes shape, we are really happy with the great films we’ve secured and I think the audience is in for a treat,” Moodley maintains.Some of the selections are already getting an Oscar buzz. “I’m very confident that many of the DIFF films will feature prominently in the awards season.”The vision of DIFF is made clear in its motto – “bridging cultures, meeting minds” – which refers to the diversity showcased at the festival. This is also one of its big draws. According to organisers, this is one of the most prestigious and hotly anticipated events on Dubai’s calendar and brings fame and film to residents while entertaining and educating the public through the art of film.Film buffs from around the world attend, and this year’s red carpet guests include actors Martin Sheen, Cate Blanchett, Zac Efron, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Sheridan, Rooney Mara and Andy Serkis. There are also whispers that Christian Bale and Casey Affleck who may join in. The festival will screen films in four different locations: the Mall of the Emirates cinemas, the Madinat Jumeirah theatre and arena, as well as the free outdoor screenings at Burj Park, also known as the Screen on the Green.There will be panel discussions that will include a session presenting an overview of the Academy and master classes for filmmakers.
Telefonica, the multinational telecommunications provider, has launched the first TOF Global Race, a competition aimed at finding great startups that are struggling to succeed.The competition is part of the company’s Open Future innovation platform, which connects entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and public and private partners from all around the world to invest in projects and give advice to new startups.See Also: Sigfox invades America; coming to 100 U.S. cities by end of 2016Telefonica will assess online applications from thousands of startups that have an innovative technological project or use emerging technologies. It said that startups should be making no income or have less than 1,000 users. On January 15, votes will be counted, and the most popular projects will be placed on a final shortlist. A panel of experts will choose the winner on January 31.The winner hopefully gets some investor loveThe winner will receive an invitation to Four Years From Now (4YFN), an entrepreneurial forum, where they will be able to present the project to the public.Throughout the competition, Telefonica wants startups to be active on its Open Future network, raising awareness for their project and trying to interest investors. This could be good experience for young startups that may have never held a funding round.Exposure at the 4YFN forum could lead to increased investor interest, and the investors attending the event tend to be better at nurturing startups and making them successful.Telefonica is one of the largest multinationals in Europe and has stakes in Brazil, China, Germany and the United Kingdom. In the past few years, it has tried to diversify its business; this program being part of the process. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#4YFN#Open Future#startup#Telefonica#TOF Global Race Follow the Puck Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces David Curry
The 13th Annual First Contact Sports and Cultural Festival played at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Sporting Complex on 25-26 November 2006 was a resounding success with a record number of teams competing underneath the sweltering Queensland sun.The First Contact Festival draws 10,000 people annually and features fast and furious on field action, sprint races, and unique non-stop entertainment on the main stage featuring performers and singing and dancing troupes from various cultures. There is a real family atmosphere for the tournament with free rides for kids, and food and market stalls offering modern and traditional fare and arts and crafts from different cultural backgrounds.Over 102 teams competed for $ 30,000 in prize money and trophies in this unique cross-cultural event in Men’s Open, Mixed Open, and Schools divisions.The fourth annual “Battle of the States” between New South Wales and Queensland Indigenous Teams was also contested across the three competing sections.To cap off a feast of high quality representative Touch Football, the Inaugural “Challenge of the Nations” featured a New Zealand Maori selection up against the Papua New Guinea Birds of Paradise, and the 2007 FIT World Cup Australian Open Mixed Team taking on the First Contact Invitational Australian Indigenous Mixed Team. The International games were prefaced by emotional renditions of National Anthems and traditional dances that created a wonderful atmosphere for participants and crowds alike.The “Challenge of the Nations” game featured a white hot New Zealand team led by Drummayne Dayberg-Muir and 2007 New Zealand World Cup representatives Troy Skinner and Rachel Stevenson who defeated a game PNG side 11-3.The highlight for many spectators was the lunchtime history-making clash between the First Contact Australian Open Mixed Indigenous selection and the current Federation of International Touch (FIT) Mixed Open World Champions, Australia.Department of Human Services (DHS) Ambassador for Indigenous Servicing, and Rugby League “Immortal” Arthur Beetson (OAM), was on hand to present the playing strip to the Invitational Indigenous Australian Mixed Team that included 2007 World Cup Open Australian Representatives Bo De La Cruz, Phil Gyemore, and Peter Stoddart, as well as 2005 Youth World Cup players Ricky Morris and Katie Shaw.The First Contact Indigenous Aussie team began brilliantly and scored first for a 1- 0 lead, but the Australian Mixed team, who were involved in an arduous 3 day training camp in the South East Queensland corner over the weekend in preparation for the 2007 World Cup, was stung into action and settled to find their rhythm to complete a 5 – 1 victory at full-time.Australian Mixed Open Co-Captain Tony Eltakchi produced a dominant performance and was well supported by Amy Fong, and Ben Mc Cullen in a solid team effort from the World Champions.In the Battle of the States Queensland claimed the 2006 title with victory over New South Wales in two out of three divisions.Queensland defeated New South Wales in Schools 8-5, and in the Mixed Open 5-3, but the Blues salvaged some pride with a thrilling 5-4 victory over their traditional Interstate rivals in the Men’s Open battle.In the main section of the tournament, Kempsey won the Schools section with a 5 – 2 defeat of Woodenbon Central, with Kempsy’s Kieran Vale (Male) and Megan Archibald (Female) winning the Player of the Final awards.In the Mixed Open Division Koori Kama 1 prevailed over Freeze ‘N’ Hot 5 – 2, with the talented Shaw family scooping the Player of the Final Awards.Luke Shaw (Male) and daughter Katie (Female) capped a memorable weekend for the family with their awards adding to the First Contact Indigenous Australian Invitational Team selection and Battle of the States selection for Queensland for the three sisters – Katie, Missy, and Jess.In the premier Men’s Open Division Galaxy Touch, led by player of the Final Chris Lukins had a resounding 7 – 3 win over Hoops ‘N’ Health.Teams, referees, and spectators traveled from far and wide to be a part of the 2006 tournament and the First Contact crew and the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association worked tirelessly to produce a fantastic experience for all participants.In 2007 Touch Football Australia and Queensland Touch will assist First Contact with additional tournament support and assistance to consolidate the Festival as a nationally recognized calendar event.First Contact ChairPerson Robbie Williams,who has been the driving force behind the tournament since its inception in 1994, is extremely proud of the event and looks to the future with optimism.“It’s a great event – it brings all cultures together in a 100% drug and alcohol free environment. It is a true community festival, where pride in your people and heritage is expressed. It showcases sporting ability and many Indigenous artists. It is exciting that we have now reached a standard where this tournament is considered worthy of major event status.” Mr. Williams said.Queensland Touch Branch Manager Jeremy Sorensen is equally pleased with the strengthening of ties between First Contact and the State and National affiliated bodies. “There are on-going discussions and plans to strengthen our involvement to help the tournament in technical areas such as refereeing, coaching, and selecting and to assist with the promotion of participation from affiliated teams from around the State.” Mr. Sorensen said.All the different ’mobs’ that traveled from far and wide have headed home happy to have caught up with the extended Indigenous family, and to have made new friends from across the cultural spectrum. The victors have their trophies and some extra money in their pockets for Christmas presents, but on a weekend such as this there are nothing but winners everywhere you look.
Bournemouth boss Howe not interested in Tottenham or Man Utdby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEddie Howe says he has no interest in reports linking him with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. The Bournemouth manager is well regarded due to his work with the south coast club.He has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, should their current manager Mauricio Pochettino join Manchester United at the end of the season.”It’s not for me to comment on speculation,” he said when asked if Pochettino was a good fit for United.”I’ve got no interest. My focus is on Brighton.”Asked if he saw himself staying at Bournemouth in the long term, Howe replied: “Hopefully. I’m as committed as I’ve always been to the job, trying to make the team better, trying to make the club grow.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Lille striker Loic Remy has no Liverpool regretsby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille striker Loic Remy has no regrets over his failed Liverpool move.The Frenchman was all set to replace Luis Suarez at Anfield only for the Reds to pull the plug on a deal after the striker failed his medical, with him later joining Chelsea.He recalled: “I was supposed to sign for Liverpool. I went for the medical in Boston, then apparently I failed the medical.”For me, everything happens for a reason, which means at the end of the day, Chelsea. We had a fantastic season.”This year Liverpool had been in trouble, it was not the Liverpool of the previous season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say