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Jason Taylor Foundation to Host Fourth Annual Louder Than A Bomb…

first_imgAmp’d Up – bluapple Teaching Artist ShowcaseWednesday, April 11, 20186:00 – 8:00 p.m.Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater College SlamThursday, April 19, 20187:00 – 9:00 p.m.Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University For the fourth consecutive year, the Jason Taylor Foundation is giving the South Florida community the chance to witness the top youth poets in the state compete during a cutting edge event – the Louder Than A Bomb Florida Poetry Festival presented by Nova Southeastern University and UPS. This highly anticipated event takes place from March 26 – April 21, 2018.Dubbed the “Super Bowl of poetry,” Louder Than A Bomb Florida (LTABFLA), a Jason Taylor Foundation arts and education project, features a friendly spoken-word competition between school-based poetry teams representing high schools from across the state. Funding from Nova Southeastern University, UPS and a host of other community partners has assisted the Jason Taylor Foundation support the schools’ efforts by providing year-round, in-class and after-school instruction, which will culminate in this 27-day festival.For the first time in LTABFLA history, a Central Florida preliminary round has been added to the competition and will feature schools representing Brevard, Columbia, Duval, Hillsborough, Orange and St. Lucie counties, while the South Florida regional bracket will be comprised of more than 30 schools from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. “This is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year,” said Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jason Taylor. “Each and every day we are witness to the power of young voices and Louder Than A Bomb Florida showcases this power on dynamic stages and in spectacular venues. I love that our reach continues to expand and that LTABFLA can bring so many youth from different backgrounds together to celebrate their stories, strengthen their schools and transform communities.” The schedule of events for Louder Than A Bomb Florida is as follows: South Florida Preliminary Bouts – Day OneTuesday, April 3, 20188:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural ComplexMiramar Cultural CenterPlugINTed’s at YoungArts Town Hall MeetingSafe Spaces; Safe Schools Monday, April 9, 20186:30 – 8:30 p.m.Knight Auditorium, Nova Southeastern University EventDateTimeLocation Central Florida Preliminary BoutsWednesday, March 28, 20188:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Loews Royal Pacific Resort – Universal Studios EventDateTimeLocation The StevenDouglas Team FinalsSaturday, April 21, 20186:30– 9:30 p.m.Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University ArtServe, Ft. LauderdaleCity of Sunrise Civic CenterDelray Beach Arts GarageSavor Cinemacenter_img LTABFLA Block Party & Art Slam Presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates & LIME Fresh Mexican GrillSunday, April 15, 201812:00 – 4:00 p.m.The Fountains, Plantation South Florida Preliminary Bouts – Day TwoThursday, April 12, 20188:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Writing workshop with Nate MarshallSaturday, April 21, 20182:00 – 4:00 p.m.Alvin Sherman Library – gallery, Nova Southeastern University College Open MicWednesday, April 18, 20187:00 – 9:00 p.m.Flight Deck, Nova Southeastern University Firecracker/Dynamite SlamFriday, April 13, 201810:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.African-American Research Library & Cultural Center SemifinalsSaturday, April 14, 201810 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 7 p.m.PVA Theater, Don Taft Center Nova Southeastern University Coaches Slam/Youth Poet Laureate Book ReleaseThursday, April 12, 20185:00 – 7:00 p.m.Ella Cafe, Plantation The Ultimate Software Individual FinalsFriday, April 20, 20187:00 – 10:00 p.m.Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University Since founding the Bluapple Poetry Network with actor and poet Omari Hardwick in 2012, the Foundation has helped more than 65 schools activate this program, with more than 1,200 participants inspiring their communities with poetry.Louder Than A Bomb Florida is a festival featuring poetry bouts, workshops, exhibits, and ultimately the crowning of Florida’s top youth poetry team. The most critical component, however, is the year-round, meaningful instruction inside the classroom and after-school clubs, with teachers and teaching artists who create and facilitate a safe space for individual and collective expression.For more information, or to purchase tickets for Louder Than A Bomb Florida events, visit or call (954) 424-0799.About the Jason Taylor FoundationIn July 2004, Miami Dolphins legendary Defensive End and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jason Taylor, established the Jason Taylor Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.last_img read more

NFL says player concussions in 2018 regular season fell 29 percent

first_imgIt will take more than one season’s worth of data to determine whether the year-over-year pattern proves to be an actual trend. NFL players suffered almost a third fewer concussions in the 2018 regular season, the league reported Thursday (via, potential anecdotal evidence that rules changes implemented for this season resulted in the desired result.The numbers, released Thursday by the NFL, show a 29 percent decrease in concussions from 2017 to 2018. There were 135 diagnosed player concussions in 2018, down from 190 the regular season before. There were other factors that may have contributed, beyond the point of emphasis in rules changes.For example, some 74 percent of NFL players this season were using more technologically advanced helmets, a jump from 41 percent in 2017 and a number that will increase again in 2019 because the league will ban the poorest performing helmet models, based on statistical analysis.According to the league, the number of in-game sideline concussion evaluations remained high, at 538, although 75 percent of those evaluations did not result in a concussion diagnoses. The news comes after league rules put in place last offseason that moved to prevent initiating contact with the helmet and mitigate potential head injuries on kickoffs after a spike in concussions in 2017.”We’re certainly pleased with the progress on concussion reduction,” league executive VP for health and safety Jeff Miller said. “There is a lot more work to do.” Related News Raiders QB Derek Carr challenges ‘First Take’ hosts to fightlast_img read more

Andale defeats Wellington 47-7

first_imgA- Dagenais 30 run (PAT kick) 20 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The final score was what people expected: Andale 47 Wellington 7.But Wellington head coach Zane Aguilar pulled out a quote from K-State head coach Bill Snyder’s list of cliches: It is about getting better each and every day.If and/or when Wellington starts its rise back into competitive traditional Crusader football, Andale should serve as a barometer. The Indians currently have the Crusaders number.But when you looked at the way Wellington played this game, it most certainly showed that the Week #4 Crusaders are much better than the Week #1 Crusaders, who lost to Clearwater 41-14. An interesting note: Rose Hill beat Clearwater 16-14 tonight.  Andale played its typical game of smash-mouth football – the same kind that has bloodied Wellington 11 of the past 12 times. In the end the Indians rushed for 316 yards and passed for 82 more for a 398 total. The Crusaders rushed for 82 and passed for 78 for a 160 total.It was Hawaiian night at Wellington’s Sellers Park.Coming into the game people were grimacing. Connor Burnett and Aaron Schoemann, two of Wellington’s most prolific starters, were out due to concussions.Wellington was so desperate they brought up a freshman which Aguilar didn’t play. This game had disaster written all over it from the start.Still the Wellington fans showed up, and were vocal. And while Wellington was most certainly beaten, the Crusaders never embarrassed themselves. Andale worked for every score.Andale always has itself a runner and Tristen Dagenais, the 170 pounder, most certainly is the flavor of the day. He rushed for 70 yards and scored three of Andale’s seven touchdowns.He led Andale to scores of 3, 9, and 30 yards. Andale quarterback Taylor Richter scored on three other touchdowns, and getting a perfect 7-of-7 in the field in passing.Colten Glover attempts to turn the corner against stout Andale defense.Wellington had its moments in the first half. Twice it would cross the 50 yard line. But the Andale defense held firm. The Crusaders also accumulated fewer penalties tonight and didn’t have a false start. The big disaster came in the first half with a poor snap which led punter sophomore Travis Probst to scramble for his life deep in Wellington territory. He was talked at the 5, which led to an easy touchdown.The second half another punt went awry as well.The Crusaders broke up the shutout late in the fourth quarter when Chris Kop scored on a 7-yard touchdown scramble.Wellington appears to come out of this one without too many scrapes and some confidence. The Dukes travel to Collegiate next week in a game that could be closer than previously thought. Collegiate was a 35-7 loser to Mulvane.See the Sumner Newscow photo gallery here. Andale: Dagenais 10-70, Richter 6-19, King 7-125, Jansen 3-14, Spexarth 2-2, Berblinger 7-24, Simon 7-25, Baalmann 4-10, Brand 4-22. Total: 50-316. Wellington: Phelps 6-12, 78 yards. 7 Rushing: Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 47 0 0 Wellington: Ybarra 4-46, Washington 1-7, Walton 1-25. Andale: Bruce, 4-44, King 3-17, Stuever 2-7, Nemechek 2-29. A- Dagenais 3 run (PAT kick) — 0 7 Wellingtoncenter_img Andale 47 Wellington 7 Andale Receiving: Andale: Richter 7-7, 90 yards. 0 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Palm Beach County principal passes away due to coronavirus

first_imgA Palm Beach County principal passed away on Tuesday after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus.Principal Reno Boffice at the Palm Beach Maritime Academy, a K-12 public charter school, received a plasma transfusion on Monday but by Tuesday his oxygen was low and he had to use a ventilator.School officials do not believe Boffice had contact with anyone at Palm Beach Maritime Academy while he was sick.last_img

South Okanagan halts Bomber winning streak

first_imgHowever, poor weather made the pitch unplayable forcing coaches to cancell the game.The teams will meet this week in West Kootenay High School Fieldhockey League play on Thursday in Castlegar, at 4:30 p.m. at Pass Creek.The West Kootenay zones are set for October 23 at Pass Creek.The winner advanced to the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships in West Vancouver.Meanwhile the LVR Junior Bombers scored a pair of wins over Rossland and South Okanagan.Emma Borhi scored a hat-trick to pace LVR to a 5-1 win over Rossland.Emma Wheeldon added two goals for LVR.Jena Wheeldon and Andrea Stinson are the last Bombers to register three goals in a game.Saturday, the Bombers continued to rock on offence, shutting out South Okanagan 5-0.Borhi scored twice while Naomi Perkins, Chiara Chirico and Ava Strautman added singles. The L.V. Rogers Bombers suffered its first loss of the 2013 High School Fieldhockey season as South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver scored a 3-1 victory in the West Kootenay Tourney this past weekend at Pass Creek pitch in Castlegar.Naomi Perkins scored the lone goal for the Bombers in the five-team tourney.”This was a very good side,” said coach Val Gibson.The Bombers opened the tourney Friday by drawing 2-2 against host Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlgar.Sarah Wade scored twice to lead the Bomber offence while Allie Zondervan added a pair of assists.The contest marked the first time Bomber keeper Tara Yowek has allowed two goals in a game.Saturday the Bombers were scheduled to play the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks.last_img read more

‘Be Actors of Our Economy’

first_imgCameroonian Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Beng’Yela Augustine GANG, has urged his kinsmen residing in Liberia to become critical actors in the development and growth of their country’s economy, while contributing positively to the development of Liberia.Ambassador Augustine GANG also wants his compatriots to become key players in every sector of Cameroun governance, to especially move the country forward, thereby improving the lives of every Cameroonian.“I speak especially to my fellow Cameroonians especially those residing in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to show your steadfastness and focus of development in dear Cameroon,” he pleaded.The Cameroonian Diplomat made these assertions at a dinner hosted in observance of his country’s national day.The day is celebrated on May 20 every year since it was first observed in 1964.The day was chosen to unite both the English and French-speaking people of that Central African nation, which has produced some of Africa’s best footballers, including Samuel Eto’o and Patrick Mboma.Tuesday’s celebration, staged under the theme, “The Army and the Nation: Building Synergy to Preserve Peace and Security, the Guarantee of Integration, Stability and Socio-economic Development,” was held at a local resort in Monrovia.According to the Cameroonian envoy, the economy of his country will only experience dramatic growth when its citizens play a pivotal role by uniting themselves as one people.In retrospect, Ambassador GANG noted that much of his country’s development has become a reality as a result of that country’s government’s focus on the social welfare of Cameroonians.The Cameroonian envoy indicated that since independence, the government has given to inter-ethnic, inter-cultural and inter-religious harmony and solidarity.Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Una Kumba Thompson lauded Cameroonians residing in Liberia, especially those who attended the just-ended occasion that marked the celebration of their 42nd anniversary.Minister Thompson noted that the harmonious relationships between the two countries are based on “deep sense of mutual respect for the interests and wellbeing of our people.”“Historically,” Minister Thompson said, “the first country to establish diplomatic mission at ambassadorial level with Cameroun was Liberia,” when she appointed Ambassador Francis Marshall in 1960 to that nation.By that, Minister Thompson continue that as far back in 1919, Liberia played a pivotal role at the League of Nations during a period when German-Cameroon was placed under trusteeship, and the 1960’s struggle for independence in Africa.“Our two countries began to enjoy the reassuring satisfaction of a friendship based not only on our African solidarity, but our shared aspirations for global peace and happiness.”“Our two countries,” she said, “endeavored also to foster the maintenance of world peace, security, unity, non-alignment, and free trade amongst the comity of nations.”Among those present at the occasion were United States of America Ambassador to Liberia, European Union Ambassador to Liberia, Ivorian and Ghanaian Ambassadors to Liberia, as well as an array of Liberian government officials. Among them were the Ministers of Gender and Development, Julia Duncan Cassell, Education Etmonia David Tarpeh and the  Publisher of Daily Observer newspaper, Mr. Kenneth Y. Best.Others were representatives of the Chinese Embassy, President of the Liberian Business Association, Dee-Maxwell- Kemayah and the general secretary, M. Leelai Kpukuyou, and hosts of other dignitaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FWCP receives $1.75 million in Peace Region grant requests

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program has closed their annual grant intake, and says they received 184 applications — equaling to requests for $7.9 million — province-wide.In the Peace Region, the board received 39 grant applications, asking for $1.75 million in total.“Each grant application is being reviewed by our fish and wildlife technical committees, plus our First Nations Working Group in our Peace Region,” a statement from FWCP READS.- Advertisement -The reviews will be handled by board members in each of the three regions — Peace, Columbia, and Coastal. Each Board will meet to discuss grant applications and make final decisions.All the successful applicants will be notified in March.Grants are approved for projects that align with FWCP’s action plans. The Peace Region has seven plans on the go, including a Peace Basin Plan.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cost-sharing program swamped by repair orders

first_imgA 7-month-old program that lets Los Angeles homeowners split the cost of sidewalk repair with City Hall – rather than waiting 80 years for service – has been inundated with so many requests that new applicants are being turned away. Some 500 property owners, including nearly 150 in the San Fernando Valley, have applied for the 50-50 Sidewalk Program since July 1, agreeing to pay an average of $1,200 per household to get the broken, buckled and cracked concrete fixed in front of their homes. “The response has been really overwhelming,” said Bill Robertson, director of the Bureau of Street Services. “Now we have to concentrate on getting everybody caught up.” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who launched the 50-50 program in her East Valley district last year before convincing her colleagues to expand it citywide, is pushing to have it continued in fiscal 2006-07. Those homeowners who have received city estimates but haven’t yet committed with a payment have until Tuesday to decide whether to proceed. But even with the overwhelming interest from homeowners willing to pay for repairs, it will still take decades to catch up with the thousands of miles of city sidewalks that have fallen into disrepair. University of California, Los Angeles, professor Donald Shoup has floated the idea of having property owners pay for sidewalk repairs when they sell their homes, and the proposal is being discussed at City Hall. “Even though the 50-50 program has been a success, it’s not going to solve the sidewalk (problem). There’s not enough people out there that are willing to get their sidewalks done and pay the cost,” Robertson said. The city’s backlog of sidewalk repairs is legendary. Of the 10,750 miles of sidewalks, the largest municipal network in the nation, 4,600 miles are damaged and in need of repair. Robertson blamed a lot of the sidewalk problem on roots from trees the city planted to beautify neighborhoods in booming L.A. “All those trees that were planted in the ’60s and ’70s were growing and making more projects for us. Every year more and more sidewalks are being damaged,” he said. During the suburban building boom of the 1950s and ’60s, residents were responsible for maintaining the sidewalks in front of their homes, and the city would cite them for problems. City crews would make the fixes, then bill homeowners for the work through property taxes, Robertson said. In the 1970s, federal grants allowed the city to hire crews to make repairs. Once that money dried up, the responsibility reverted to homeowners, who were vehemently opposed. By 1974, the City Council had decided that property owners were responsible for sidewalk maintenance unless the concrete was damaged by parkway trees. The city would then send out crews to make repairs – using ugly black tar to patch the breaks. In 1998, voters rejected Proposition JJ, a 20-year, $20 parcel tax that would have generated $700 million for sidewalk repair. A year later, the city created a sidewalk replacement fund, allocating a fluctuating amount from the city’s general fund. This year, the city has allocated $9 million for sidewalk repairs, enough to fix just 52 miles of cracked concrete. At that rate, it would take 80 years to get a sidewalk repaired with anything more than a black tar patch. Meanwhile, the city spends between $2 million and $6 million annually in liability payouts for claims filed by people who get hurt tripping on broken sidewalks. Residents remain mixed over whether they or the city should pay for sidewalks. Arleta resident Yousef Elia Haddad didn’t hesitate to sign up once he heard about the 50-50 program. He had been trying for seven years to repair his sidewalk, which has been buckled by tree roots that stretch all the way to the front of his house. City crews patched the triangular break in the sidewalk, using the black tar – but Haddad wants a permanent fix and has already paid his $1,600 share. “I feel bad I have to pay for it. This is caused by the city planning, city property damaging our property,” said the Jordanian immigrant, who has lived in his home since 1980 and is vice president of the Arleta Neighborhood Council. “But I have no choice; which other choice do I have? If they’re not going to fix it, what is better to have, a kid from the street get injured?” Around the corner from him, resident Christina Garcia has settled for the black patch but refuses to pay for the permanent fix, even though her disabled child uses a wheelchair and finds the sidewalk difficult to navigate. “Our (property) taxes, you know, are $7,000. I just don’t feel I should pay for that,” said Garcia, who bought the home last year. “It’s senseless. If we have to pay taxes, we should all be able to utilize that funding.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “It just speaks volumes about its importance,” Greuel said. “Waiting 85 years to fix sidewalks we know about, that doesn’t work.” The city launched the program for fiscal 2005-06 by allocating $1.4 million from the general fund, in addition to the $9 million already budgeted for sidewalk repairs. After hearing from 15 to 20 residents a day, the city closed the program to new applicants at the first of the year. The backlog is so great that Robertson expects it will be June 30 before all the orders are complete. Robertson said he hasn’t been able to hire enough workers to meet the demand. Only half the nearly two dozen positions created with the additional funding have been filled because of the slow hiring process. So far, homeowners have paid more than $800,000 into the program, and 80 of the 500 sidewalks projects have been completed. last_img read more


first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford were:Race 1 Novice 350 (350 yards): 1, Ross Jack 6/4 fav; 2, Heather Culmore 2/1. Time: 18.98. Distance: 4.25 lengths.Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Macsruso 7/2; 2, Tober Scolari 4/6 fav. Time 19.53. Distance: half a length. Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Inside Lane 3/1; 2, Fridays Warsaw 2/1. Favourite: Mizen Magic 5/4. Time: 19.26. Distance: half a length.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Maybe Ted 2/1; 2, Kittys Taffy 4/6 fav. Time: 29.26. Distance: 6 lengths.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Corner Hero 7/4; 2, Collins 6/4 fav. Time: 29.09. Distance: 4.25 lengths.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Locnamon Bolt 5/2; 2, Thrill a Minute 5/1. Time: 19.09. Distance: 2 lengths. Race 7 (525 yards): 1, Burnpark Lee 6/4 fav; 2, Tullna Island 2/1. Time: 28.60. Distance: 11.75 lengths.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Tahna Sabrina 5/2; 2, Castleroggy Rust 4/1. Favourite: Hather Crown 2/1. Time: 28.70. Distance: 2.5 lengths.Race 9 (525 yards): 1, Do It Kim 1/1 fav; 2, Tobys Dancer 3/1. Time: 29.05. Distance: 5.25 lengths.Race 10 (550 yards): 1, Hather Ma Man 5/4 fav; 2, Budders Luck 4/1. Time: 30.54. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 11 The Finn A4 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Spotty Totty 2/1 fav; 2, Spinning River 7/2. Time: 31.99. Distance: 3.75 lengths. Race 12 The Finn A4 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Culture Annie 3/1; Budders Reward 2/1. Time: 31.98. Distance: 2.75 lengths.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: June 15th, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more

Iceland v Croatia: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted team line-ups and more

first_imgIceland face Croatia in their final Group D fixture on Tuesday.Playing in their first ever World Cup finals match, Iceland drew against the mighty Argentina before going down 2-0 against Nigeria in their next game. Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man 4 German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Where can I listen to live coverage of Iceland vs Croatia?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT 2.What are the players saying?Hannes Halldorsson (Iceland) – “We are proving it again and again that we are no one-hit wonder. We have a really good team with a strong defence and striker and midfielders who can really hurt when we go for counter attacks. We are a nightmare to play against.”Vedran Corluka (Croatia) – “I think these are their best performances for Croatia during a major tournament.”What are the managers saying?Heimir Hallgrimsson (Iceland) – “If it’s the Eurovision Song Contest we always think we’re going to win it.  It’s the same here – we think we’re going to win all the games. And even if we lose we think we’re going to win the next one. I think it is in the genes – optimism. Just to put the question into context…for nations like Argentina, Portugal, Germany, it would be a kind of, not a disgrace, but at least a shock not to qualify for the final 16.“I would say it would be the biggest success in our football history if we qualify for the last 16 in the World Cup. So that’s just to put it into context – how much it would mean to us and how much of an achievement that would be for the players.” talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 4 Zlatko Dalic (Croatia) – “We want to beat Iceland to stay top of our group. We have our own style of play and we are going to stick to it while being watchful on their long balls and set pieces. We know everything about Iceland and they know everything about us.”What are the predicted line-ups?Iceland (likely) line-up: Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Arnason, Sigurdsson, Magnusson; Gislason, Gunnarsson, Hlafredsson, Bjarnason; Sigurdsson, Finnbogason.Croatia (likely) line up: Subasic; Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Badeji, Modric; Perisic, Kovacic, Pjaca; Mandzukic.Who are the key players?Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson did not set the world alight against Argentina or Nigeria with Iceland largely on the defensive. However, Iceland should attack much more against Croatia, which will offer the Everton playmaker the best opportunity to show off his skills.Croatia: Luka Modric is Croatia’s best asset having netted two goals in the tournament so far and been faultless in posession.What does the Group D table look like ahead of the match? LATEST WORLD CUP NEWS Iceland manager – and dentist – Heimir Hallgrimsson 4 ‘THEY FAILED’ 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true Iceland face Croatia in their final Group D fixture Croatia sit comfortably at the top of Group D with six points after thrashing Argentina 3-0 last Thursday.Even if they lose Tuesday’s clash, they are guaranteed a spot in the knockout stages of the tournament.What’s the team news?It is reported Croatia’s boss Zlatko Dalic will rest at least six first team players – to avoid them picking up suspensions for their crunch knockout clash next.This includes Barcelona man Ivan Rakitic.For Iceland, centre-back Ragnar Sigurdsson may miss Tuesday’s clash, after he went off with a head injury during their loss to Nigeria. UNITED 4 World Cup 23 last_img read more