10 months agoSACKED! Moreno Longo axed by Frosinone

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say SACKED! Moreno Longo axed by Frosinoneby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMoreno Longo has been sacked by Frosinone.The Serie A minnows announced the dismissal of Longo this morning.Along with Longo, the coach’s backroom staff are also sacked with immediate effect.Frosinone are currently second from bottom of the Serie A table, five points from safety. last_img

10 days agoHarry Redknapp regrets missing out on Liverpool job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Harry Redknapp regrets missing out on Liverpool jobby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Redknapp admits he regrets missing out on the Liverpool job.Former Tottenham manager Redknapp has revealed how he would have loved a chance to stand in the Anfield dugout as the Reds’ manager.”If I had one club I’d loved to have managed it would have been Liverpool. I loved them,” he told the Daily Mail. “I can see them winning the league this year. Give them the title and give it to them now. “I’ve had a big bet and I think the bookmakers should pay me out!” last_img

The Monday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Monday, Aug. 14———CANADA OUTLINES NAFTA GOALS: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has given Canadians a look at their government’s strategy as it prepares to go nose-to-nose with the country’s biggest trading partner in crucial NAFTA talks. Freeland laid out Ottawa’s core objectives Monday, two days before negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement are to begin. The Canadian list, far shorter than the one released last month by the United States, sets out about a half-dozen goals that involve playing both offence and defence. They include a push for more access to government procurement, improved mobility for professionals and protecting Canadian rights to supply management.———CANADA BRINING FEMINISM TO NAFTA TALKS: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Liberal government would like to see a chapter on gender included in the new North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland said Monday the fact U.S. President Donald Trump worked with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on an initiative to support women entrepreneurs is a sign the White House would be open to such a thing. But she also pointed to the gender chapter in the free trade deal with Chile as a precedent-setting example.———2 CANADIANS AMONG DEAD IN BURKINA FASO ATTACK: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says two Canadians were among 18 people killed in a suspected extremist attack on a popular restaurant in Burkina Faso. The incident happened late Sunday when suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the country’s capital. Local authorities say other foreigners killed include two Kuwaitis and one person each from France, Senegal, Nigeria, Lebanon and Turkey. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours Monday.———STUNT DRIVER DIES ON VANCOUVER FILM SET: A female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” has died after a crash on a set for the film in downtown Vancouver. Police say the driver was on a motorcycle when the crash occurred on the movie set on Monday morning. Police say they have officers at the scene and investigators with WorkSafeBC, the provincial workplace safety agency, are also looking into the crash. Deadpool, a Marvel Comics superhero, is played by Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds.———RALLY IN TORONTO PROTESTS CHARLOTTESVILLE VIOLENCE: Dozens of demonstrators gathered in downtown Toronto Monday morning to stand in solidarity with victims of the weekend violence in Virginia that killed one woman and injured 19 people. Many of them held signs decrying racism as they stood opposite the American consulate to express their opposition to white supremacists. “White supremacy is terrorism,” one sign said. The gathering came two days after a car plowed through a group of people in Charlottesville, Va., as they were protesting a white supremacist rally. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio, is charged with second-degree murder and other counts.———HALIFAX WEATHERMAN FINDS SCORPION IN BANANAS: A weatherman says he got more than he bargained for during a recent trip to a Costco in Halifax after finding what appeared to be a live scorpion in a bag of bananas. Nathan Coleman, a reporter for The Weather Network, said he was unloading groceries when his 11-year-old daughter spotted something squirming in a plastic bag. Coleman said he double-bagged the arachnid and drove to the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, where it has been jarred for observation. Costco did not immediately return a request for comment Monday.———SHAPAVALOV RISES IN RANKINGS AFTER ROGERS CUP: An unexpected run to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup has rocketed Canada’s newest tennis star up the world rankings. Denis Shapovalov improved from 143rd to 67th in Monday’s updated ATP singles rankings. The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond Hill, Ont., introduced himself to Canada last week with an exhilarating performance at the Rogers Cup in Montreal that included a victory over top-seeded Spanish legend Rafael Nadal. He lost to fourth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in Saturday’s semifinals.———BUSINESSES RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT ONTARIO LABOUR REFORM: A business coalition says the Ontario government’s plan for major labour reforms would have significant side effects that would put 185,000 jobs at risk. The economic analysis commissioned by the Keep Ontario Working Coalition found that Ontario businesses stand to take a $23-billion hit within two years of the implementation of Bill 148, largely due to a minimum wage increase. The coalition said the changes proposed in the bill would force employers to find creative ways to cut costs, such as hiring less and increasing automation.———STUDY INDICATES PESTICIDE HARMING BUMBLEBEE COLONIES: A new study from an Ontario researcher suggests a widely used pesticide is placing bumblebee populations at an increased risk of extinction. Nigel Raine, an environmental science professor at the University of Guelph, discovered that thiamethoxam, a major neonicotinoid found in agricultural crops throughout the world, reduced the chances of bumblebee queens starting new colonies by more than a quarter. Raine said research indicates bumblebee queens that were exposed to the pesticide were 26 per cent less likely to lay eggs to start a colony.———GIRL KILLED IN RESTAURANT ATTACK IN FRANCE: French police say an 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver was arrested soon after the incident Monday night in the town of Sept-Sorts. The official said it is unclear whether the act was deliberate. The official was not authorized to be publicly named according to police policy.———last_img read more

Inter turn their attention to Rafinha

first_imgInter have accepted Luka Modric is out of reach and turned their attention to Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.Rafinha spent last season as a loaned player at Inter. The Italians wanted to keep him, but were unable to collect the €40 million Barcelona requested in order to make the deal permanent. As a result, he went back to Catalonia and even started in the team’s 2-1 Spanish Super Cup victory over Sevilla last night.After much talk about a potential move for Luka Modric, Inter have finally come to terms with reality. In the search for alternatives, Rafinha is on top of the list (Football Espana). The Brazilian started 12 out of 17 games for Internazionale after coming over in January.Stay focused✔️ pic.twitter.com/T839nXhqmQ— Rafinha Alcantara (@Rafinha) July 23, 2018Barella shows patience as Inter and Cagliari bicker over deal Taimoor Khan – July 2, 2019 Inter Milan are keen on signing Nicolo Barella this summer but it appears that Cagliari are more open to doing business with Roma instead.Nicolo…The deal being discussed at the moment also involves an initial loan, with an option to make it permanent next summer. In a recent interview (Calcio Mercato), Rafinha expressed the wish to continue his career in Inter.“I spent some splendid months at Inter, and I would have liked to continue playing there, I’d like to return there but I am a Barcelona player now.” “My objective is to play, any player would want to play. I don’t know if this will be here or elsewhere but I want to play.”Rafinha Alcantara would be a great addition for Inter Milan (albeit not as good as Modric). The Nerrazzuri have Brozovic, Nainggolan, Vecino and Borja Valero in midfield, but neither of them is capable of playing in an advanced midfield role as Rafinha is.last_img read more

Liverpool lack of killer instinct – Jurgen Klopp

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his team’s lack of killer instinct contributed to their disappointing home loss to Chelsea.The Merseyside club were defeated 2-1 on home soil by Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup ending Liverpool’s run of eight consecutive victories across all competitions.Daniel Sturridge gave the Reds the lead with a lovely acrobatic effort but two goals in the space of 11 minutes, including a brilliant solo effort from Eden Hazard, ensured the Blues would advance to the fourth round draws which takes place on Saturday night.Despite being disappointed with the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp felt his team should have sealed the win, with Daniel Sturridge hitting the crossbar when the scores were tied at 1-1.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“We had the chances to finish it,” Klopp said, according to Sky Sports, with Liverpool set to visit Stamford Bridge for a Premier League rematch on Saturday.”“We hit the crossbar and had a few interesting balls, but they scored twice and we scored only once.”“We knew how Chelsea wanted to play but we gave them too much space and weren’t compact enough. We still had the bigger chances in the first half.”“This is good preparation for Saturday but we have to defend better.”last_img read more

Board Of Fish To Discuss Turbidity Issues With KenaiSoldotna Advisory Committee

first_imgRuffner will be presenting at the Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, March 1. Last week the City of Kenai submitted a letter in response to the Kenai River Special Management Advisory Committees letter to the ADEC, an ordinance will be introduced at the Soldotna City Council tomorrow night to submit their own response as well. Ruffner will conduct a presentation to discuss the Kenai River water turbidity issues. He spoke to the Kenai City Council in January and stated that the proposal to list the Kenai River  is simply asking “are we making water muddier then we should be as associated with boat traffic?” According to Ruffner turbidity happens naturally, and is not “the end of the world”: “Muddy water can be bad for fish, recreation, or if you take that water and use it for drinking. So, turbidity in the river that we have been measuring over the past decade or so is not one of those things that screams that the sky is falling.” The Kenai/Soldotna Advisory Committee meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building, located at 40610 K-Beach Road in Soldotna.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In addition to the Cities of Kenai and Soldotna, Robert Ruffner with the Board of Fisheries is speaking out regarding the turbidity report released for the Kenai River by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Report: http://dec.alaska.gov/water/wqsar/waterbody/integratedreport.htm.https://dec.alaska.gov/water/wqsar/…/2014-2016-ir-kenai-river-factsheet-final.pdf Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Ruffner-speaking-to-AC-meeting.mp3VmJennifer-on-Ruffner-speaking-to-AC-meeting.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Web Site Fans Worth 50x as Much as FlyBys

first_imgIf the old adage that 10 percent of your staff does 90 percent of the work rings true, the same could be said for your Web site traffic. Scout Analytics, a specialist in digital revenue optimization (including calculating revenue-per-visitor for publisher sites), has released new research offering publishers four new ways to categorize Web site traffic-and assign value to them. According to Scout Analytics, audience breakdown includes:Fly-by: Someone who visits once. Occasional: Visitor to the site two to three times per month. An occasional visitor has an average revenue potential of 5:1 compared to fly-bys. Regular: Visitor to the site one to two times per week. A regular has an average revenue potential of 10:1 compared to fly-bys.Fan: Visitor to the site more than two times per week. A fan has an average revenue potential of 50:1 compared to fly-bys. According to Scout Analytics, fly-bys make up 70 percent to 80 percent of the average publisher’s audience, but deliver less than 30 percent of page views. One site the company works with had 400,000 monthly uniques, but discovered just 15,000 core users. “They had been assuming they had loyal readership of 400,000.” says Scout Analytics vice president of strategy Matt Shanahan. “A loyal reader is recurring revenue. Everyone wants to optimize SEO but I would say for most publishers, the SEO is working fine. What you’re not doing is converting fly-bys into loyal readers.”last_img read more

Student hit by brick from underconstruction building goes to coma

first_imgA student of a private university was critically injured after a brick from an under-construction building hit him in Mohammadia Housing area of Mohammadpur in the capital on Friday.Akhidul IslamThe victim is identified as Akhidul Islam who is now in coma. Doctors of Square Hospital, where is being treated, said his life is in danger.The police detained the owner of the building and his son in connection with the incident.Akhidul is a second year student of University of Development Alternatives (UDA).His relatives said Akhidul was walking on the Road No 7 of Mohammadia Housing around 1:00pm on Friday. A brick fell on him from the 3rd floor of the under-construction house 1/B.Pedestrians took him to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation. He was later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and then to Square Hospital.After operations, he was kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is yet to get back consciousness. Doctors said Akhidul’s brain is damaged severely, and is now in critical condition.Akhidul’s brother-in-law Mostafizur Karigor filed a complaint with the Mohammadpur police station.The relatives demanded punishment and compensation from the persons responsible for the incident.Officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur police station Jamal Uddin Mir said the owner of the building Mosharraf Hossain and his son were detained and being interrogated.Sub inspector Mohammad Lahia said the building is under-construction. It is primarily known that the construction was not going on at the time of the accident.Residents in the area said the decoration was going on on the 3rd floor of the building for a marriage ceremony. A brick pushed by something fell down, they added.last_img read more

DC Drug Court Gives Graduates New Lease On Life

first_imgEllis Caudle is not ashamed to admit that he used and sold drugs on and off for most of his life—until he entered the District of Columbia Superior Court Drug Intervention Program last year. Caudle, 58, graduated from the program on Sept. 20, and the Maryland man is hopeful his story of redemption inspires others to kick their own issues with substance abuse.D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine spoke to graduates of the District’s Superior Court Drug Intervention Program. (AFRO Photo/Lenore Adkins)“We’re all human, we’re not perfect people,” Caudle told the AFRO after the graduation ceremony. “The only perfect one is up there in heaven.” Caudle was one of five graduates from the in-house treatment program, commonly known as “drug court” and now in its 27th year of operation. The program is overseen by the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, in association with the Superior Court for non-violent drug offenders. Attendees spend at least 24 weeks undergoing drug treatment and are periodically drug tested—those who graduate have been drug-free for 90 days, said Paul Cummings, the program’s coordinator. People who finish the program’s misdemeanor track get their cases dismissed, Cummings said. Those who complete the program on the felony track have a chance of receiving probation, he added. Drug courts offer a proven track record of success, according to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Nationally, 75 percent of drug court graduates remain arrest-free for at least two or more years, according to the association. Drug courts’ net cost savings range from $3,000 to $13,000 for every client. Those savings come from reduced prison costs, fewer revolving-door arrests and trials, and reduced victimization. There are more than 2,700 drug courts operating nationwide, with at least one in every state and U.S. territory, serving approximately 135,000 people a year. In D.C., 67 people graduated from the program in 2017, and 57 people in 2016.  While graduations from the D.C. drug court take place every month, the ceremony held on Sept. 20 occurred during National Recovery Month, which the drug court recognized with a barbecue at North Michigan Park Recreation Center in Northeast D.C. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine spoke to the graduates about his own family members who have battled addiction. Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham also attended the ceremony.Racine asked the graduates to call his office if there’s anything they need—the office, he said, will serve as informal assistants to help the graduates get any assistance they require. He also called on the “fab five” graduates to use their wisdom and potential to help others suffering from addiction. “You all are the living embodiment of what we all here, hope we have in us, and that is the ability for when the chips are down to really turn it around,” Racine said. Caudle said he opted for drug court after he was arrested with the intent to sell drugs. He said he had been periodically using and selling cocaine and heroin since he was 16 to cope with stress and to make extra money when work slowed down. “Sometimes the Devil can get in your head and you make the wrong decision,” he told the AFRO. Racine’s words inspired him though, and he said he plans to reach back and help others suffering from substance abuse. Caudle wants people to know there’s help and support out there, whether it’s drug court or group meetings. He added that he hopes to go back to school for computer training. “It just doesn’t stop here, I do have a plan and some things I’d like to keep doing,” Caudle said.last_img read more

Atom Tickets Targets NearDeath MoviePass With Break Up Sweepstakes

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 In addition, after warning users last week that “certain movies may not always be available in every theater on our platform,” CEO Mitch Lowe told MoviePass employees that at least two major summer releases — “Christopher Robin” and “The Meg” — would not be available to subscribers, according to a BI report. MoviePass claims it has more than 3 million subscribers.On Tuesday, MoviePass raised the price of its one-movie-per-day plan, from $9.99 to $14.95 per month, and said subscribers would not have access to nearly all Hollywood blockbusters within their first two weeks of release. First-run movies opening on more than 1,000 screens will “be limited in their availability during the first two weeks, unless made available on a promotional basis,” MoviePass announced.More info on Atom’s promo targeting MoviePass is available at atomtickets.com/promotions/moviepass-breakup-sweepsteaks. The contest runs through Aug. 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PT (although MoviePass may have gone belly-up by then).Atom also is running a buy-one-get-one-free promotion this week, available in the U.S. on the Atom Tickets mobile app using the code “WEGOTYOU.” The offer is valid through Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11:59 p.m. PT.Atom Tickets’ primary rival is NBCUniversal’s Fandango, and both have launched new customer-rewards programs this summer. To date, Atom has raised $125 million from Lionsgate, Disney, 20th Century Fox Film, and Fidelity. Its advisory board includes Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Tyler Perry, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (and Johnson and Garcia are also investors).center_img Atom Tickets, smelling blood in the water, launched a contest encouraging customers of the flailing MoviePass service to cancel their memberships for a chance to win one year of free movie tickets.The movie-ticketing company, whose backers include Disney, 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate, on Tuesday kicked off a “Break Up Sweepstakes” — offering one ex-MoviePasser the chance to win the grand prize of a free daily movie ticket for 365 days (valued at $4,380). To enter, MoviePass customers must tweet a picture of their cut-up MoviePass card to @AtomTickets with the hashtags #MOVIEPAST and #ATOMSWEEPS.Atom’s kick-’em-when-they’re-down campaign comes after cash-strapped MoviePass suffered a major outage July 26 and its parent company was forced to borrow $5 million to resolve the issue. MoviePass reportedly had technical problems again Monday.last_img read more

Second screen experiences on smartphones are refle

first_imgSecond screen experiences on smartphones are reflecting the “increasingly sophisticated nature” of what viewers expect from their connected TVs, according to Google executive George Panayotopoulos.Speaking at the PEVE Entertainment conference in London yesterday, the Google industry manager for entertainment sales said that the interface for interacting with TVs needed to match the capabilities of smart TVs – at a time when younger viewers are increasingly turning to smaller screens as their primary viewing experience.“One of the things that Google TV learnt in its first outing was that even a WiFi keyboard is a very poor interface to interact with extremely rich and deep content. I think some of the devices like Xbox Glass and YouTube’s own mobile app that syncs with YouTube applications on TVs are very much a reflection of that need of the users to do increasingly complicated things,” said Panayotopoulos.However, he added: “We are now seeing an increasing number of zero TV households, particularly among youths. So the analogy of normally a teenager having a TV in their room – that’s actually decreasing somewhat – because they have a laptop, because they have mobile devices, because they have tablets and they can access the same services through those devices. It negates the need, in some cases for them to be a TV in a room.”Speaking on the same panel, called ‘monestising the smart living room,’ Shazam’s vice-president of advertising Miles Lewis said that it was the desire for users of its music recognition app to find out about content on TV that led the firm to focus more directly on the TV space.“We didn’t set out to create an app that links to TV or TV advertising, it was the consumer that drove us to that position. It was two years ago and we suddenly realised an awful lot of people were Shazaming TV,” he said, claiming that “now in the US, all 160 main channels are Shazam-enabled.”Saffron Digital’s chief commercial officer, Amelia Gammon, however, warned that there could be “a little bit of a bubble” in the hype around connected and second screen activity.“Everybody knows that there is a function and a reason for us to offer second screen apps, but I don’t think there’s some very, very good examples of how those are being used,” she said.last_img read more

Manfred Aronsson Bonnier Broadcastingowned Swedis

first_imgManfred AronssonBonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish pay TV outfit C More has signed a six-year deal giving it access to Swedish Hockey League (SHL) matches until the 2023-24 season.The deal, which takes effect from the 2018-19 season and gives C More the right to air live regular season matches and playoffs exclusively, is the longest TV contract entered into by the SHL to date.C More already holds the current rights to SHL matches. The pay TV broadcaster has also recently signed long-term agreements with Sweden’s handball and floorball leagues.C More CEO Manfred Aronsson said that the latest deal was evidence of the pay TV outfit’s long-term investment in Swedish sport and represented a joint declaration of intent to develop the SHL’s international presence and encourage participation.last_img read more