Morning Newswrap September 8

Posted On Nov 18 2019 by

first_imgIndian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has a big mouth, says China’s state-run Global TimesThis comes after General Bipin Rawat said China was “salami slicing, taking over territory in a very gradual manner,” and called for preparedness for a two-front war scenario.Sloane Stephens beats Venus Williams, to meet Madison Keys in US Open finalSloane Stephens will meet Madison Keys in an all American final on Saturday. Keys stormed into the final after beating Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 in the second semi-final on Friday.Hurricane Irma kills 14 in Caribbean islands, heads for Florida With winds of around 185 miles per hour (290 km per hour), the storm the size of France has ravaged small islands in the northeast Caribbean including Barbuda, Saint Martin and the British and US Virgin Island.Harshvardhan Kapoor to play Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra: How sports biopics have fared so farFrom Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to Dangal, sports biopics have always done well.last_img read more

Premier League: Kevin De Bruyne scores winner as Manchester City outclass Chelsea 1-0

Posted On Nov 18 2019 by

first_imgKevin De Bruyne capped a dominant performance from Manchester City with a brilliant long-range goal in a 1-0 victory at Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday.The midfielder exchanged passes with Gabriel Jesus before shooting left-footed from just outside the area in the 67th minute, for a goal that earned unbeaten City a sixth win from seven games and kept the team in first place on goal difference from Manchester United.The goal would have been extra sweet for De Bruyne, who was sold by Chelsea in January 2014 after 18 months at Stamford Bridge. He made just nine appearances and never felt he was given a real chance before asking to be sold for the sake of his career.Chelsea, which lost star striker Alvaro Morata to an apparent left hamstring injury in the 35th, was overwhelmed by the visitors’ passing and movement in what will be regarded as a signature win in City’s toughest game of the season.”It sends out a big message,” City left back Fabian Delph said. “We needed to come out on top. There’s a togetherness in the team and you could see that on the pitch.”City coach Pep Guardiola said the way the team played was as important as the result, with City having almost 70 percent possession in both halves and creating the best of the chances.”They could not play and had to do long balls,” Guardiola said.Without lone striker Morata, who was replaced by a midfielder in Willian, Chelsea had no outlet up front and City easily picked off possession before attacking in waves.advertisement”It’s very difficult to play this type of game,” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said.Gabriel Jesus had a volley cleared off the line by Antonio Rudiger after De Bruyne’s goal.It was Chelsea’s first loss in the league since its opening-day home defeat to Burnley. Chelsea is six points beind the Manchester clubs.last_img read more

Carragher trolls Neville about Man Utd ‘f— up’

Posted On Nov 14 2019 by

first_imgWTF Carragher trolls Neville: You’re not welcome at Man Utd after Moyes ‘f— up’ Goal 06:33 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jamie Carragher Phil Neville Liverpool Everton Laurence Griffiths WTF Premier League Manchester United Liverpool The former Liverpool defender couldn’t help but take a pointed jab at his former England team-mate on Instagram Jamie Carragher has trolled Phil Neville on Instagram, saying his former England team-mate isn’t welcome back at Manchester United after the “f— up” caused by the David Moyes era.The social media scuffle stemmed from a picture Carragher posted on Thursday from Liverpool’s Melwood training ground, where he had just interviewed new Reds defender Virgil van Dijk for Sky Sports.Commenting on the photo, Neville wrote: “U live at Liverpool’s training ground Carra?” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That remark prompted a pointed response from Carragher: “always open arms for me here Philip, unlike you at Carrington after the [f—] up you & Moyes caused!!!”Continuing the banter, Neville jabbed back: “Hope he scores as many own goals as you did for us mate.”England team-mates at Euro 2004, the duo were long-time Premier League rivals as Carragher played for Liverpool from 1996 to 2013 while Neville represented Manchester United from 1994 to 2005 and Everton from 2005 to 2013.Both former players are now Sky Sports pundits, though Neville served as first-team coach at Old Trafford under Moyes during the 2013-14 campaign, during which the Red Devils followed up a Premier League title in Alex Ferguson’s final season with a seventh-placed finish. Neville briefly stayed on following Moyes’ sacking in April 2014 but left the club the subsequent summer. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Touch Football Australia Sporting Schools Program

Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is thrilled to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to build on the linkages that it has with Australian schools. In May 2014, the Australian Government announced that it would be providing $100 million for the Sporting Schools Program. The aim of the Sporting Schools Program is to provide the opportunity for schools to run sporting activities and help get students more physically active. The Sporting Schools Program is open to all of the 5,000 plus primary schools across Australia. The program aims to have sporting programs delivered to more than 850,000 children in the school yard before, during and after school with the support of National Sporting Organisations.The Sporting Schools Program officially released by the ASC in July with sporting programs set to commence in Terms three and four in 2015. In this period there will be in excess of 230 schools across Australia participating in Touch Football programs.  For more information regarding the Sporting Schools Program please visit or contact TFA via LinksSporting Schools Programlast_img read more

Safe Bulkers Pushes All Loan Repayments to 2021

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by

first_imgzoom Dry bulk shipping company Safe Bulkers has managed to extend maturity of an existing credit facility with Nordea secured by one of its Capesize class vessels with an outstanding commitment of USD 30.3 million.Under the deal, the maturity will be pushed by two years from June 2019 to June 2021 and the balloon payment initially scheduled to be made in 2019 will be delayed for 2021. “This agreement concludes the refinancing of all balloon payments under all our credit and loan facilities initially scheduled prior to 2020, to subsequent years. Following this agreement, our first balloon payment will be due in 2021,” Loukas Barmparis, President of the company, said.Safe Bulkers has been very active in talks with creditors to amend its loans and since the beginning of the year it has managed to seal five deals on refinancing.The previous four refinancing deals saw Safe Bulkers extend the term of its existing credit facility with DNB (UK) Limited by two years to September 2022, agree a new USD 75.3 million term loan with the Royal Bank of Scotland, score a new term loan refinancing three credit facilities, worth a total of USD 44.9 million and amend a loan secured by four vessels with Unicredit, delaying the balloon payment for 2022.last_img read more

Vaughan slams embarrassing England collapse against Ireland

Posted On Oct 18 2019 by

first_imgLondon: Former captain Michael Vaughan labelled England an “embarrassment” after they were dismissed for 85 before lunch on the first day of their one-off Test against Ireland. England won the toss yet were unable to cope with the early movement as Tim Murtagh took 5-13 at Lord’s, where the seamer has long been a mainstay for county side Middlesex. Ireland, in just their third Test, were dismissed for 207, with England ending Wednesday’s opening day on 0-0, a deficit of 122 runs. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”When the ball does anything you shut your eyes and hope England get through it,” Vaughan told Test Match Special. “There were some good balls but there was also some timid play and poor strokes.” “Let’s be honest, it’s an embarrassment — you’re at ‘the home of cricket’, in a Test against Ireland and you’re all out for 85, there is no other word to describe it,” the former Yorkshire batsman added. England have now lost all 10 wickets in a single session four times since 2016, having previously not done so since 1938. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”All out for 85 against Ireland is probably the lowest of the low out of those,” said Vaughan after England came back down to earth with a bump following their World Cup triumph at Lord’s 10 days earlier. The Ireland match is England’s last Test before they attempt to regain the Ashes from Australia, starting on August 1 at Edgbaston. “England have so much talent, they have got the game to be successful, but you worry about the mentality of the team when it becomes tricky and the ball moves around,” said Vaughan. “Unless they change their mentality when playing the moving ball, there are going to be many more days like this over the coming weeks. “You wouldn’t want to have third-day Test tickets for the Ashes.” But another former England captain, Alastair Cook, said all was not lost for Joe Root’s side against the Irish. “If Ireland get a few early wickets in England’s second innings the pressure will be really on them because then they really should win this Test,” said Cook, still opening for Essex after retiring from England duty last year. “England are still in this game, which is remarkable after getting bowled out for 85 batting first. “They will have to bat very well now but anything over 160-170 will be incredibly hard for this Ireland side to chase.”last_img read more

MPs debate climate change after UN report warns of dire consequences

Posted On Oct 17 2019 by

first_imgOTTAWA – MPs spent their first day back in Parliament after Thanksgiving break debating the perils of climate change.The emergency debate was granted by House of Commons Speaker Geoffrey Regan just a week after the United Nations climate change arm dropped an explosive warning.It bluntly said the world is on the precipice of major disasters if governments don’t step up with a firmer plan to stop spewing so many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.The world has already warmed up about 1 degree C compared to the mid-19th century and is experiencing the effects of that, including more violent storms, more frequent flooding, longer droughts and more forest fires.Each 0.5 C degree of warming raises those risks significantly, with entire ecosystems possibly being eradicated, parts of the planet becoming too hot to sustain life and island nations getting drowned out entirely by rising sea levels.The report says the world needs to aim to hold the warming to no more than 1.5 degrees C but that marker will be upon us by 2040 if drastic, global action isn’t taken.Canada would need to cut its annual emissions almost in half from current levels within 12 years to meet that goal but currently aims to cut them by a little more than 25 per cent by 2030.And the current climate plans — with carbon pricing, energy efficiencies, renewable power sources and technological innovations — don’t even get Canada to the existing goal.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said last week her plan is to implement the existing climate framework and reach the current targets before looking at more ambitious measures.“We are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and we’re the last generation to be able to act,” she said during the emergency debate Monday.“If you have a child who is 10 years old today, we’re talking about catastrophic impacts in 30 years, when they’re 40 years, if we don’t take action.”McKenna argued that climate change should be a non-partisan issue.But while MPs from the NDP, Liberal and Green parties all asked Regan for the debate on the report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Conservatives did not.Conservative MP Gerard Deltell maintained his party agrees that action must be taken to reduce carbon emissions. But he said Conservatives believe that should be done through incentives and innovation, not through the Liberals’ carbon tax that will hit ordinary Canadians on virtually everything they buy.Moreover, Deltell argued that Canada’s role in reducing global warming won’t make much difference if the biggest polluters — China, India and the United States — are not taking steps to slash their emissions.Toronto Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith deplored the “wilful blindness” of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, other provincial Conservative leaders and federal Conservatives, who are adamantly opposed to imposing a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions.Every Conservative MP “should be ashamed of themselves,” he said.New Democrats and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May argued the Liberal government hasn’t done enough to meet its emission reduction targets, let alone meet the more stringent reductions required to keep warming to no more than 1.5 degrees C. They urged the government to take a new leadership role at the UN climate change meeting in Poland in December by ramping up its efforts.“Preventing a single degree could make a life or death difference,” said New Democrat MP Guy Caron.May said the UN report is telling humanity: “You’ve got one chance to protect your kids’ world, you’ve got one chance, and it’s expiring in about 10-12 years, to hold global average temperature to no more than 1.5 degrees and if you miss that … you end up in a situation where the worst case scenario isn’t bad weather, it’s the collapse of our civilization and the extinction of millions of species, potentially including us.”last_img read more

Men act less interested in sex than they really are

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgMen sometimes act way less interested in sex than they really are, perhaps because of the assumption that giving an impression of wanting to have sex with anyone, anytime, is definitely not what most women are looking for, suggests new research. “Men who are overly eager do not come across as attractive,” said study co-author Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The findings published in the journal Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences suggest men and women’s real intentions may be different from the signals they send each other. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainFor the study, researchers collected two rounds of data from students at NTNU. The survey included questions like when they last met with a potential sexual partner, and whether they eventually ended up having sex. Researchers found women were much more likely to have sex if they thought the potential partner was attractive. The most important factor in whether men had sex was how many sexual partners they have had previously. This could contribute to their being perceived as sexually attractive and available. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”It’s really the same reason for both men and women – the man’s sex appeal – that decides whether they end up having sex,” Kennair said. Men who reported being the most interested in having sex reduced their signals of interest more. Women, on the other hand, might pretend to be a little more interested than they actually are. “The exception to this general sex difference is when the woman is as interested as the man. In this case, women also pretend to show less interest,” Kennair said. “Both men and women who are truly interested in a partner might be trying to ‘play it cool.’ In economic terms, it’s about supply and demand,” he further elaborated.last_img read more

Government insists no threat to National security

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

The Government insists there is no threat to Sri Lanka’s National security.State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said that the claims being made by the joint opposition that there is a threat to Sri Lanka’s National security is baseless. Speaking at an event in Biyagama today Wijewardene said that if there was a threat then the attempt to assassinate Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran would not have been exposed. He also noted that powers need to be devolved to ensure permanent peace.  However he noted that the unitary status of the country must also be protected.The State Minister said that the joint opposition is attempting to mislead the public by claiming that the proposed new Constitution will pose a threat to Buddhism. Wijewardene said that that main goal of the Government is to ensure coexistence among all communities. (Colombo Gazette) Wijewardene said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is attempting to spread communal hatred in the country. read more

Putney pusher case unlikely to be solved say former detectives

Posted On Sep 25 2019 by

first_imgPolice released CCTV footage of the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus  Police released CCTV footage of the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus  Police released CCTV footage of the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus  “But they are struggling so much with resources, no matter what Theresa May says, that you just can’t put the time and effort in. Essentially, this is one of those stalled investigations that is unlikely to be solved.”Roy Ramm, a former Scotland Yard commander, said it was a case that needed the help of the media in circulating the images and appeals as widely and frequently as possible, highlighting the positive attitude of Cressida Dick, who succeeded Bernard Hogan-Howe as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner in April, towards the press.“It is one of those cases in which Cressida Dick’s change of attitude towards the media is so vitally important,” he said.“Previously, officers were discouraged from communicating too much with journalists but I do think that these kind of cases are solved with the help of the media.” “Somebody will know who this jogger is and perhaps one or two years down the line circumstances might change and they will come forward, but that’s the only remaining possibility that this case will be solved.”Mr Ramm admitted it was “surprising” the jogger had never been identified. One possible theory as to why no one has come forward is that he was a tourist or businessman visiting London from abroad.Mr Sutton added: “There sometimes comes to a point where you exhaust all leads you have got.“If the CCTV is not good enough to do any work with, what else is there to do?“If there was a chance that someone was going to die, the murder squad would get involved in parallel with the borough CID but when it’s pushed back to the borouch command, they have even fewer resources and are so overstretched.”He said potential lines of inquiry could have included testing the woman’s clothing for DNA strands, mounting an operation on the bridge to monitor joggers or launching a wider social media campaign.“If money were no object they could have solved it,” he added. “That’s the answer to all crimes – money and resources.” Police released CCTV footage of the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus  Police released CCTV footage of the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus  The Metropolitan Police officer now in charge of the so-call “Putney pusher” case, who is based in Wandsworth, declined a request for interview.But Mr Ramm suggested that it was unlikely the case would progress without further exposure.“There is always a general level of excitement about solving a case when you have got CCTV.” he said.“But if somebody is not recognised, it is hard to proceed.“You could double the resources but it’s just indicative of the level of pressures there are in the Met. Here is a case which is serious and from the get-go, looked solvable, but it seems to have stalled. Police released CCTV footage of the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus  The “Putney pusher” case in which a jogger apparently pushed a woman into the path of an oncoming bus is unlikely to be solved, former senior detectives have said.The bizarre incident, which was captured on CCTV, caused astonishment and horror when the footage was released.The woman, 33, was incredibly lucky to survive thanks to the rapid reaction of the bus driver. When she attempted to approach the jogger as he ran back in the other direction 15 minutes later, he did not acknowledge her.Three months after the incident, which took place at 7.40am on May 5, the Metropolitan Police launched an appeal for information regarding the identity of the middle-aged man. Since then, three men have been arrested but quickly released without charge.Colin Sutton, a retired detective chief inspector who solved some of the Met’s most notorious crimes, said that such cases reached a point when there was little else that could be done with limited money and resources.“Something that high profile and potentially as dangerous as this, ten years ago, would have had a different level of attention,” he told the Telegraph. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more


Posted On Sep 22 2019 by

Budapest Three and a half weeks before the first edition of the Women’s EHF FINAL4 throws off in Hungary’s capital, Budapest, handball fans have a last chance to be a part of the action-packed weekend which takes place on 3/4 May 2014 in the Papp Lászlo Sportaréna.With the majority of the 10,000 tickets available already sold, a final allocation now goes on sale on Wednesday, 9 April which can be purchased via the official website, handball fans wishing to be part of the event are advised to be quick and buy their tickets as soon as possible.Prices start at 9,900 Forint (approx. 32 euro) for Category 4 tickets and go up to 34,990 Forint (approx. 112 euro) for Category 1 tickets.Tickets for all four categories will be available in this final sales phase. All tickets are always valid for both playing days.source: ehf ← Previous Story Austrian revenge on Iceland Next Story → Polish Cup F4: Handball is back to Warsaw read more

Man killed 9yearold boy injured in Galway singlecar crash

Posted On Sep 22 2019 by

first_imgA MAN IN his 40s has been killed and a young boy injured, following a single-vehicle crash in Co Galway this afternoon.The car smashed into a wall on the N65 Loughrea to Portumna Road at around 12.45pm. It happened in the townland of Moyleen, around 2km from the centre of Loughrea.The two occupants of the car were rushed by ambulance to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, where the man was later pronounced dead. The nine-year-old boy’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.Forensic tests have been carried out at the scene, and the road has since re-opened in both directions.Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact Loughrea Garda Station 091 842 870 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Read: Device left in porch of south Dublin house had potential to killlast_img read more

Un tableau de Van Gogh Non un aperçu des courants marins

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

first_imgUn tableau de Van Gogh ? Non, un aperçu des courants marinsLa NASA vient tout juste de dévoiler les résultats d’un modèle informatique qui traduit les courants océaniques en action sur Terre. Des images qui ressemblent étrangement à un tableau du célèbre peintre néerlandais Vincent Van Gogh.Si les images d’espace dévoilées par la NASA sont très souvent stupéfiantes, cette fois-ci l’Agence spatiale américaine bat des records. Elle vient tout juste de publier des images et une vidéo issues d’un modèle informatique conçu par ses ingénieurs. Objectif : donner un aperçu des courants océaniques qui agissent sur Terre. Mais bien qu’on ne doute pas de la beauté de nos mers, les spirales bleues et blanches présentées laissent sans voix, à tel point qu’elles semblent tout droit sorties d’un tableau du célèbre peintre Vincent Van Gogh. Le modèle mis au point a été baptisé “Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II” (ECCO2) soit en français “estimer la circulation et le climat des océans”. Pour le concevoir, les chercheurs de la NASA se sont en fait basés sur les courants observés entre juin 2005 et décembre 2007. Des données qu’ils ont compilées en une vidéo intitulée “Océan perpétuel” qui retrace ainsi les courants qui sont intervenus durant cette période. “ECCO2 est un modèle de haute résolution des océans et glace de mer du globe. Il cherche à modéliser les océans et la glace de mer jusqu’à obtenir des résolutions précises qui servent à résoudre les tourbillons océaniques et les étroits systèmes de courant qui transportent la chaleur et le carbone des océans”, explique la NASA citée par le Daily Mail. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Dans la pratique, ECCO2 modélise les courants océaniques à toutes les profondeurs mais les images dévoilées et la vidéo ne traduisent que ceux opérant à la surface. Le but, d’après la NASA, était alors simplement de produire une “expérience simple et viscérale”. Mission accomplie on dirait. Découvrez les courants océaniques terrestres en vidéo sur Maxisciences Le 28 mars 2012 à 15:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Man accused in beating appears in court

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgA transient man is being held on $350,000 bail after allegedly brutally beating his girlfriend during an argument to end their relationship, according to court documents.Brian M. Miller, 31, appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree assault and first-degree kidnapping, both domestic violence-related.The victim and Miller were driving April 7 when they began arguing over ending their relationship. His girlfriend said she repeatedly asked Miller to let her out of the moving vehicle, but he refused, according to an affidavit of probable cause.When he refused, the woman said she pretended to call police about Miller’s outstanding arrest warrants. An enraged Miller then attacked the woman, repeatedly punching her in the face. He strangled her, suffocated her by holding his hand over her mouth and nose, then head-butted her in the face, knocking her unconscious, the affidavit states.The woman said that when she regained consciousness, Miller still refused to let her out of the car and told her he was going to take her “to the woods” and kill her. He repeatedly called her a “narc” and “snitch,” court records said.Fearing for her life, the woman jumped from the moving vehicle, according to court documents. She suffered a broken nose and bruising to her lip, face and neck, the affidavit said.Miller will be arraigned April 20.last_img read more

Man pleads not guilty in January robbery

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgA Portland man who allegedly robbed a man after ambushing and tying him up inside his Vancouver residence, made a first appearance Friday in Clark County Superior Court.Gabriel Juarez Sandoval, 27, entered not-guilty pleas to first-degree robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in the Jan. 6 incident. He is being held on $50,000 bail. His trial was scheduled for July 16.A co-defendant, Kaylee C. Osborn, 22, previously pleaded not-guilty to the same charges. Her trial is also set for July 16.A third female suspect remains at large.The victim, Josue Paredes Merino, told Clark County sheriff’s deputies that at about 4 a.m. a “skinny blond girl,” whom he didn’t know, knocked on the front door of his apartment in the 8900 block of Northeast 15th Avenue. She told Paredes Merino that she needed help and asked to charge her cellphone inside, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Paredes Merino allowed her to come inside and didn’t lock the door behind her. He said she stayed in the entryway as she made a phone call, the affidavit states.last_img read more

We did not deserve to lose against Napoli – Genoa Coach

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgGenoa head coach Ivan Juric is insisting that his side did not deserve to lose the match against Napoli, adding that It really hurts to lose with an own goal at the end.During the match, Ivorian star Christian Kouame had put the hosts up front with a header on Romulo’s cross, however, the play came to a standstill at the 13 minutes as a result of a waterlogged pitch.But when the game resumed, Fabian Ruiz equalised as well as Mario Rui’s free-kick got deflected by Davide Biraschi.“We did not deserve to lose, as we gave everything we had,” Juric told DAZN after the 2-1 result, according to Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“It’s so disappointing to suffer another defeat after playing really well, just like we did against Milan. Victories give confidence, so even if the performances have been positive, we are left deflated.”“It really hurts to lose with an own goal at the end. We had prepared to hurt Napoli on the counter-attack and we did well until the equaliser, then became more inconsistent.”“Obviously, you’re never going to dominate a game with Napoli, but the team is improving.”last_img read more

Grand Bahama Should Get Heavy Rain But Not Direct Hit from TS

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 31, 2017 – Grand Bahama – The development of Tropical Storm Emily is expected to bring lots of rain to Grand Bahama, but the island should not expect to get a direct hit, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, during a press briefing on Monday.The disturbance off the coast of Florida, developed into a tropical storm on Monday morning, and the briefing was held to assure residents that not only is the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama monitoring the situation, but so are the Met Office in Grand Bahama and NEMA.“We also want to encourage residents to also to continue to monitor the storm, we want them to stay in touch with local media, we also want them to take all necessary precautions to ensure that they are safe, their houses and businesses are safe as well.”Minister Thompson noted that there are people whose homes are still in disrepair as a result of Hurricane Matthew in October last year, and added, “as we go through the continued process of repairing those persons’ houses, we want them to be assured that should the need arise, we’ve already put officials on alert that there is at least a shelter which will be made available for those persons who may not be able to stay at their houses.”Residents are asked to listen to their local radio station which will inform them if the shelter is opened.Kirk James from the Met Office  said that as of the location of Tropical Storm Emily issued at noon, it was located about 35 miles WSW of Tampa, Florida moving E at 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength was expected before landfall the afternoon.Emily, he said, was expected to be downgraded to a depression tonight and traverse Central Florida, end up on the East Florida Coast and head out into the Atlantic on Tuesday. The storm was just under 300 miles NW of Grand Bahama early Monday morning, and the latest position brought the storm to about 268 miles away.“There is no real concern for us, other than what the Minister already mentioned with rainfall potential. ” He continued, “We are simply concerned for the public to be aware of the heavy rainfall and we do have a hazardous or adverse warning for the public alert.”He explained that the warnings are issued from New Providence and there are special warnings in the forecast, but in the special warnings of the forecast, residents will see adverse weather threats will include: strong to severe thunder storms, locally heavy rainfall, and flooding. The National Hurricane Centre predicts 3/4 inch of rain in Grand Bahama, a low-lying flat island that has the potential to flood.Tammi Mitchell of NEMA said, “With reference to Tropical Storm Emily, as everybody has been stating, we want to remind the public to be very vigilant in your hurricane preparations. Although we’re expecting a lot of rain, we want to remind you that by now, you should have already completed all of your preparations for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.“We are also mindful of the fact that there are a number of homes, particularly throughout the island of Grand Bahama, that are still undergoing repairs. While we do sympathize with you, we want to make sure that you try your best to protect what it is that you have at this time. Meaning, try to find ways to secure your home a little better, and if you have to leave your home, try to seek shelter with a family member or friend where you are out of harm’s way, and you can possibly return after the storm has passed.”Ms. Mitchell added that they will also be monitoring a number of vulnerable areas, namely the Fishing Hole Road, for flooding. The Public Hospitals Authority will also be notified to see that their medical team is going to be stationed in the west, and will mobilize them to the western side of the island if necessary.Parliamentary Secretary of Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister and MP for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe made a special appeal to those in West Grand Bahama. Those residents were severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew and “as we approach the month of October, we realize that there are many homes that still remain in disrepair. With that being said, we want to recommit our efforts to ensuring that each and every home owner is back in their homes. There is a process that we are currently undergoing, and we want to remind all of our residents that we hear your concerns, we know what those realities are and we are working feverishly to ensure that you remain and get back into your homes.“We are calling on neighbours and family members of those who may be experiencing any difficulties with their home, who is really threatened by the severe weather. If you are aware of anyone who is next to you, who may need assistance, to please reach out as a neighbour, and ensure that they receive that assistance.”TROPICAL STORM EMILY -Met office official, Kirk James, is seen on Monday during a press briefing, explaining the effects of Tropical Storm Emily. (BIS Photo/Simon Lewis)PRESS BRIEFING – With severe weather affecting Grand Bahama imminent, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, hosted a press briefing to inform residents of what systems are and will be in place to ensure their safety. Shown from left are: Tammi Mitchell, NEMA; Pakesia Parker Edgecombe, Parliamentary Secretary of Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister and MP for West Grand Bahama and Bimini; Minister Thompson; Harcourt Brown, Senior Under Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister for Grand Bahama; and Kirk James, Met Office. (BIS Photo/Simon Lewis) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Ince Mourinho isnt the only one responsible for United downfall

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgThe Red Devils are currently in 6th place of the Premier League, 19 points away from league leaders Liverpool.Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince said Jose Mourinho is not the only one to blame for Manchester United’s recent shortcomings. Ince, 51, said the current executive vice-chairman of Manchester United Ed Woodward, 47, is also responsible.“Mourinho is the one who fronts it because he is the football manager but Ed Woodward is the one in the stands,” Ince told Goal.“He is not a football man, he is a businessman. The club is the richest in the world from a business point of view, we understand that. But when Mourinho says at the start of the season that we need two center-halves and he can’t get them, then someone has got to take the can. It can’t always be Mourinho.“I presume Mourinho would have had a list saying that these are the six or seven players that I want to play for Man United to compete against the other boys.“They didn’t get them. When they didn’t get them and the results don’t go well, as much as you point at Mourinho, you have to also point at Ed Woodward because he didn’t get the players he wanted. Klopp got the players he wanted.“Why is [Virgil] Van Dijk going to Liverpool and not Man United? If you ask me now which Man United player would get into the Liverpool team? Only the goalkeeper. That’s where we are now. At the moment he is the only one who would get into the Liverpool team.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“When you look at some of the players that the other clubs have got, why didn’t United get those players? Fred doesn’t even play. Sanchez doesn’t want to be here and wanted to go to City first. Pogba doesn’t play. Players who were bought for £80m-£50m don’t even play. You are right in questioning the recruitment because recruitment is the most important thing in football.”LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Paul Pogba of Manchester United looks on when warming up prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on December 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Asked why Manchester United’s signings keep failing, Ince said they lack mental strength.“I think the players he is bringing in can’t deal with the pressure to put on a Man United shirt and you are seeing it in the performances. [Anthony] Martial is a prime example,” he added.“For me, he is the most talented player in United’s squad but he can’t deal with the pressure, week-in, week out. When you are playing for Man United, you have to do it every week. You can’t be four out of 10. You have to be seven or eight out of 10 every week. That’s in games and in training.“It has changed and you feel because these players have come in, can they deal with all this and with the rivals winning week in, week out. You’ve got to look at whether they have the desire and toughness to deal with that pressure. Not all of them, but a lot of them haven’t.“Look at Kevin De Bruyne, he has every attribute you want in a player. His work-rate, talent, decision making. Nine times out of 10, he makes the right decision, you don’t see that for any outfield player at United. Not one. I don’t see it. I don’t see anyone and the proof is in the pudding.”last_img read more

Woman accused of stealing ring from Holocaust survivor appears in court

Posted On Sep 15 2019 by

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman accused of stealing a family heirloom faced a judge in Fort Lauderdale.Thirty-two-year-old Latoya Coley appeared in court Thursday after police said she stole a ring from a Holocaust survivor last week.Related: Police arrest woman accused of stealing ring from Holocaust survivor in HollywoodAuthorities said Coley was hired to clean the 87-year-old victim’s home, an opportunity she used to allegedly take the ring and later sell it to a pawn shop.“She’s victimizing people who unfortunately can’t take care of themselves, going to their houses and cleaning their houses,” said Hollywood Police officer Christian Lata, “and as she was doing it, she was stealing their property then going to pawn shops and pawning the property.”The ring was recovered following her arrest, but police believe there may be more victims.If you believe you’ve been victimized by Coley, you’re urged to call Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Know the difference between SEM and SEO

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgKeyword bids? Paid search? Semantic URLs? Terms associated with search engine marketing and search engine optimization tend to get tossed around in the publishing world. But SEM and SEO are important tools, helping publishers promote their Web sites through increased visibility in search engine results pages. While some consider SEO and SEM interchangeable terms, SEO is really the first step in search engine marketing, allowing for broad-reaching (usually free) Web site promotion. SEM not only includes SEO tactics but methods for immediately increasing a site’s traffic and visibility through paid inclusion (paid addition of a site to a search engine), paid advertising, and pay-per-click (text-only ads controlled by the advertiser).“I think in the last couple of years, companies were working through the first generation of tactics, but now with more of a track record and advanced analytics that show where traffic is going, they can better target their efforts and look at the business model and ROI of their SEO and SEM activities,” says Dan Weiner, managing director at Red Bricks Media New York, a search and performance marketing agency working with major publishers.Relaunch for SuccessWomen’s business magazine Pink plans to relaunch its site in early December. With this relaunch comes a redesign, which Pink’s digital agency, 360i, will rely on to bolster the magazine’s online prominence through SEO.’s homegrown CMS is optimized for search, says James Yancey, 360i Atlanta’s managing director, with content indexed more regularly than on other sites. “All of the URL structures on the site are clean,” he says. These “clean,” or semantic, URLs identify a piece of content by its key word and title, instead of just as a series of numbers and letters that normally appear. “While it may look more simplistic in structure, this is actually very technical,” Yancey says. Implementing semantic URLs at relaunch will make it easier for search engines to find content categorically through Pink’s CMS.Multiple Titles, One Domain Next year, Incisive Media plans to redesign its b-to-b vertical markets—legal, commercial real estate and interactive marketing—according to vice president of digital media Alex Kam.Incisive’s URLs, while not semantic like Pink’s, have the additional issue of a single domain structure with multiple titles (New York Law Journal, Legal Times) under the category of Kam says Incisive is looking to promote individual brands and use semantic URLs to reinforce brand value and user recall. “Using as our legal domain has complicated our ability to build our online brands and hampered our search engine rankings,” he adds. “A smarter URL strategy will create visibility on the search engines, which will generate more user clicks, and therefore more page views.”As far as page navigation is concerned, Weiner says, “Rather than thinking only about navigation from their site’s front page, publishers have to realize that more than 50 percent of readers may be jumping from a Google search box directly into a section deep within the site.” This calls for smart page design—appropriate headers, titles, branding and cross-links on each page, with calls to action made visible, even on deep pages—enabling every page to act as a “home” page.Makes Images “Findable”Many publishers pride themselves on their images and photography, but Google can only read images in html. “Pink has a lot of text images on its site but search engines can’t read them,” says Pink Web editor Taylor Mallory. “Our new site will have images in html format, making them more easily found by search engines.” Monetize PlatformsPink’s offline platforms have a direct effect on page views. “When we do media stuff—TV, radio and events across the country—we see [traffic] really spike,” says founding editor Cynthia Good. Weiner cites two practices for linking offline platforms to your site: 1. Target keywords and ad copy allowing it to “capture” searches driven from those channels; 2. Implement tracking and analytics to measure cross-channel lift. Without this, the  impact may be mixed with other activity and hard to assess.Conde Nast, Hearst and Time leverage search campaigns for subscriptions and traffic to align with ad sales, monetize pages with high CPMs, and drive incremental volume to key programs. Consumer Engagement“While subscription programs drive the purchase of a physical product, many online consumers are looking for content in that same online channel,” Weiner says of publishers that began with subscription programs, but are now expanding to drive traffic to specific content areas. More targeted keywords, like “dating advice,” drive consumers to relevant areas of the site, whereas brand terms like magazine titles work better for subscription acquisitions. Some larger publishers have expanded from paid search to support subscriber acquisitions (to include customer engagement and traffic), and augmented natural search SEO efforts.Kam’s goal is to increase Incisive’s traffic at least 10 percent by 2010. “The more people that come, the more money we make and the more we can invest in search.”last_img read more