Bayern wins Bundesliga Opener with New Players and Video Ref

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — It was out with the old and in with the new but Bayern Munich still started the 55th Bundesliga in familiar fashion on Friday, with a 3-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.Bayern was playing its first league game without the retired Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, but two new signings – Niklas Suele and Corentin Tolisso – got the five-time champions underway.Then the Bundesliga’s first ever use of video assistance saw the awarding to Bayern of a penalty, which Robert Lewandowski converted in the second half.Bayern quickly got into its stride, and Suele, an imposing defender, got the home side off to a flying start when he headed in a free kick from former Hoffenheim colleague Sebastian Rudy. Both joined Bayern in the offseason.Corentin Tolisso made it 2-0 when Arturo Vidal picked him out at the far post.Tolisso then hit the post, and the visitors’ new coach, Heiko Herrlich, called on his players to keep their heads up as Bayern threatened a rout.A thunderstorm forced the start of the second half to be delayed by more than 10 minutes. Some fans took their tops off to enjoy the deluge. Others took shelter under rain-ponchos. Most sheltered safely inside the stands.Herrlich made use of the break for two changes, though the positive impact they made was undone when Charles Aranguiz hauled Lewandowski back in the area. Referee Tobias Stieler allowed play to continue before consulting his video assistant. He then pointed to the spot, booked Aranguiz, and Lewandowski did the rest.Substitute Julian Brandt set up Admir Mehmedi for Leverkusen’s deserved equalizer.CIARAN FAHEY, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

6 days agoJohnson impressed by Chelsea youngsters

first_imgJohnson impressed by Chelsea youngstersby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea fullback Glen Johnson is impressed by the club’s youngsters.Johnson singled out one of the Blues’ young players for acclaim, and thinks it would not be a surprise to see them playing Champions League football next season.”Tammy Abraham has impressed me the most because the Premier League is a totally different beast to the Championship,” he told Betdaq. “To score the amount of goals he has so far shows he’s handled the change very well.”I hope Chelsea can fight for a top four place.”If they can get anywhere near then it’s an absolutely fantastic season for them. With Manchester City and Tottenham not firing on all cylinders I think they have got a real chance.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Snow Didn’t Stop 5-Star Alabama DB Signee Minkah Fitzpatrick From Hitting The Field Today

first_imgMinkah Fitzpatrick in a game against Ole Miss.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 30: Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after he and Isaiah Buggs #49 sack Shea Patterson #20 of the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The weather in New Jersey has been decidedly less than ideal this winter, and more snow is on the way tonight into tomorrow. Residents all over the Garden State are anxious for spring to finally arrive.But some residual snow didn’t deter Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep 5-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, an Alabama signee, from getting in an off-season agility workout this afternoon. Fitzpatrick hit the (covered) turf at his high school’s practice field to do some footwork drills, and he posted video of the training on his Twitter account. Nice day at the beach GET RIGHT! pic.twitter.com/S7yxv06o3J— Minkah FitzMagic (@minkfitz_21) March 4, 2015Fitzpatrick is known for his smooth style of play, good footwork and strong technique. If he can maintain those assets in the snow, just think what he might be able to do in Tuscaloosa when the weather will be nicer.last_img read more

MEET JADEN OEHR

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook .WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE?The most challenging thing has been all the waiting! There is a lot of waiting in this industry.The most rewarding experience I’ve had is having the opportunity to have a character in a movie and be able to bring him to life.WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF CHARACTER TO PLAY?I like to play a nice, happy, energetic boy because that’s what I am! It makes getting into character easier. But I also like having characters that challenge me or teach me something new.WHAT MARKET DO YOU CURRENTLY WORK IN? ARE THERE OTHER AREAS YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK?I’ve been lucky to be cast in a bunch of short films and commercials. I would love to be part of a TV series because I haven’t had that opportunity before!WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE NEW TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE ACTING INDUSTRY?Always be positive and never doubt yourself. Just keep smiling and show them what you can do!WHAT FUELS YOUR PASSION?Having the opportunity to explore new characters and try out another person’s life.WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS?That I love origami!IF YOU WERE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, WOULD YOU DO THINGS EXACTLY THE SAME? DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? SUCCESSES THAT MAKE YOU PROUD?Sometimes I wish I could do some auditions from the past differently. But I’m proud of all my roles in films and commercials!WHO ARE YOU REPRESENTED BY?City Talent Management in Vancouver. My agent is amazing!WHERE HAVE YOU DONE TRAINING?I’ve been lucky to train with some amazing studios and coaches in Vancouver.SOCIAL MEDIA:INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jadenoehr/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8967308/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jadenoehrAt such a young age, Jaden is very talented and well grounded. We look forward to seeing what Jaden will do in the future.CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL INTERVIEWS IN OUR ASPIRING TALENT SERIESIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at morrisonmediasocial@gmail.comOpen to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.) As part of our aspiring talent series, we had the opportunity to catch up with Jaden Oehr who is an 8-year-old actor in Vancouver, Canada. Jaden has done some National commercials as well as some film.WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, DID YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR, OR DID IT FALL INTO PLACE THROUGH OTHER ACTIVITIES?When I was in preschool, I participated in a class play of “Snow White” where I played the Huntsman, but they made the character a Knight because I was really into knights at the time. I took the role really seriously and memorized the entire 10-page script. That actually helped when we performed the play because some of my friends forgot their lines and I was able to help them out. It was a really fun experience and from that point on, I asked my parents if I could do more acting.WHO INSPIRED YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM TO PURSUE ACTING?My cousin* who is a film and theatre actor. Ever since I saw him on TV, I wanted to be on TV too. I’ve been to all of his theatre performances and cheered him on. He recently played the title role in a school theatre production of Peter Pan and he did awesome. Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Bakers grocers met to reach deals on bread prices competition watchdog alleges

first_imgOTTAWA – Newly released court documents related to an alleged industry-wide bread-price fixing case show the Competition Bureau believes at least seven companies, including Canada’s three major grocers, committed indictable offences under the Competition Act.The previously sealed information to obtain documents explain the Competition Bureau requested search warrants to enter and search the premises and records of seven companies because it had reasonable grounds to believe they committed multiple offences.The watchdog alleges bread wholesalers Canada Bread Company Ltd. and George Weston Ltd.’s senior officers directly communicated with one another and agreed to increase prices.It claims the suppliers met with their retail customers _ Loblaw Companies Ltd., Walmart Canada Corp., Sobeys Inc., Metro Inc. and Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. _ to get their approval for the price hike.In December, Loblaw and George Weston admitted they sparked the investigation when they approached the watchdog after becoming aware of an allegedly industry-wide arrangement to co-ordiante retail and wholesale prices of some packaged bread products from late 2001 to March 2015.The two companies received immunity in exchange for their co-operation. The remaining five companies have previously saidthey’re co-operating with the investigation, and some have outright denied any wrongdoing.last_img read more

Grains Livestock mixed

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery was up 3 cents at $5.0760 a bushel; Dec. corn lost 4.4 cents at $3.656 a bushel; Dec. oats rose 1 cent at $2.9320 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans fell 3.2 cents at 8.8920 a bushel.Beef was lower and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Dec.live cattle was off .09 cent at $1.1490 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle fell 1.73 cents at $1.4727 a pound; Dec. lean hogs was up 1.47 cents at .5915 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img

Need to keep composure under pressure Kohli

first_imgMumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli believes his side needs to keep a calm head during pressure situations and take on the half chances to secure victory in the remaining games of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. RCB were on Monday handed their seventh defeat in the ongoing IPL as Mumbai Indians beat them by five wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After winning the toss and opting to bowl, MI restricted the visitors to 171-7 and then chased down the runs in 19 overs. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Kohli rued the fact that his bowlers didn’t perform well in the first six overs. “We played a pretty good game I guess. With the ball, we weren’t that great in the first six overs but the guys fought hard in the middle overs and came back well.” RCB pacers once again came with a below par performance. In fact such was their performance that spinner Pawan Negi was preferred over the likes of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini, to bowl the penultimate over of the match with MI needing 22 runs of the last two overs. However, the ploy didn’t work for the RCB as the left-arm spinner was taken for a toll with star all-rounder Hardik Pandya collecting two sixes and two fours to win the match for his team. Kohli though backed his decision to hand the ball to Negi in the penultimate over. “At the end, we had to take the risk with the left-arm spinner, with two right-handed batsmen. Giving pace was risky, especially with a bit of dew. Unfortunately, it didn’t come off.” The RCB skipper was also full of praise for England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who along with AB de Villiers (75 off 51), scored a superb fifty to propel the team to 171/7. Ali also picked up two wickets and kept his side in the hunt to secure their second win of the season.last_img read more

First 50 retweets can tell if a tweet will go viral Study

first_imgBeijing: Estimating how infectious a tweet is from the first 50 retweets is the key to predicting whether a post will go viral or not, a study has found. As online social networks and media continue to grow, so has the importance of understanding how they influence our thoughts and opinions, said researchers from Beihang University in China. Being able to predict the spread of social contagions is considered a key goal for those social information networks, according to the study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAlthough models developed in the field of infectious diseases have been used to describe the spread of ideas, studies have not used real data to estimate how infectious the information is. Researchers used about one month of Twitter data — comprising over 12 million tweets and more than 1.5 million retweets — and estimated each tweet’s infectivity based on the network dynamics of the first 50 retweets associated with it. They incorporated the infectivity estimates into a model with a decay constant that captures the gradual decline in interest as online information ages. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsUsing real data and simulations, the researchers tested the ability of the infectivity-based model to predict the virality of retweet cascades. They compared its performance to that of the standard community model, which incorporates other predictive factors — such as social reinforcement and trapping effects that act to keep tweet cascades within small communities of connected users. The researchers found that for both real Twitter data and simulated data, the infectivity model performed better than the community model, indicating that infectivity is a larger driving force in determining whether a tweet goes viral. Combining the two models into a hybrid community, infectivity model yielded the most accurate predictions, highlighting the complexity of the interacting forces that determine the life and death of social network information.last_img read more

Sharon Stone appears with wide open cleavage at Marrakech Film Festival

first_imgSidi Ifni- Sharon Stone, the Hollywood star who attended the opening ceremony of the Marrakech Film Festival Friday night, appeared on stage boasting her cleavage. But unlike the past when such look used to stir controversy in Moroccan conservative society, the American actress’ look went unnoticed by Moroccan audience. The pictures taken of her during the festival made her appear as one of the sexiest women on the screen.Director Martin Scorsese, this year’s jury president, awarded the star a lifetime achievement prize.  Sharone Stone was among several foreign artists who are to be honored in this year’s edition of the festival. Wearing a long blue robe at the opening ceremony, more than a fair share of her cleavage stood out. Sharon prides herself on the best films she starred in and the numerous awards she has won worldwide, such as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Martin Scorsese was honored to award Stone a prize on Friday night. Sharon expressed her passion for bridging cultures of the world and promoting tolerance, creativity and peace. ‘The Marrakech film festival has given us the opportunity to bring together cultures from around the world to show our creative spirit,” Sharon said.  “I’m grateful to receive this award, “she added. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

JLEC to list on the Casablanca Stock Exchange

first_imgRabat – Jorf Lasfar Energy Company (JLEC), TAQA’s wholly owned Moroccan subsidiary, has received approval to list on the Casablanca Stock Exchange. JLEC, which operates Morocco’s largest power complex, is authorised by the Conseil Déontologique des Valeurs Mobilières (CDVM) to create a total of 2,234,638 new shares, offered at a price of MAD 447.5 with a nominal value of MAD 100. These shares represent 9.47% of JLEC and will be floated on the exchange. In addition to that, 4.74% were offered and fully subscribed through private placement to key Moroccan institutional investors prior to the initial public offering. TAQA will retain a 85.79% of JLEC.Abdelmajid Iraqui Houssaini, Chief Executive Officer of Jorf Lasfar Energy Company, said: “JLEC is the leading energy operator in Morocco and we feel that this new step will allow us to anchor our business in the Moroccan economy by opening up our capital to institutional investors.” Jorf Lasfar supplied 38 per cent of the Kingdom’s electricity in 2012, and the expansion is vital to enabling national economic growth and job creation. TAQA is also developing alternative energy projects for Morocco, including wind power.last_img read more

Kentucky Derby Surprise Ill Have Another Takes The Crown

In an evenly balanced race,  I’ll Have Another, a 15-1 favorite, surprised nonetheless, coming from behind to overtake Bodemeister at 6-1  down the stretch on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby by 1 1/2 lengths.With jockey Mario Gutierrez on the reins, the 3-year-old colt bolted pass Bodemeister and held off Dullahan, which was closing fast.A record crowd of 165,307 watched I’ll Have Another finish the race in 2:01.83, giving Gutierrez the win in his first Kentucky Derby appearance.Trinniberg was expected to set a fast pace in the 20-horse field, but Bodemeister catapulted to a lead of as much as five lengths. But  turning for home, Bodemeister weakened and I’ll Have Another strengthened.  It is the first horse to win coming from the 19th post.I’ll Have Another paid $32.60, $13.80 and $9. Bodemeister returned $6.20 and $5.60 and Dullahan paid $7.20. read more

Sneaky Stats That Could Decide The Super Bowl

Source: EdjFootball 2013SEA43.71DEN27.02+16.7 Philadelphia59.474.082.0 1992DAL40.61BUF10.69+30.0 Both teams are seldom in troubleThe average Game Winning Chance of each Super Bowl team at the end of the first through third quarters Game winning chance 2004NE32.83PHI20.47+12.5 1991WAS52.41BUF21.13+31.3 2011NYG6.014NE25.33-19.3 PostseasonNew England58.869.558.1 TotalNew England70.177.276.5 1987WAS5.311DEN17.54-12.2 2003NE31.23CAR1.216+30.0 SplitTeamQ1Q2Q3 Seemingly everyone has a Super Bowl take or prediction these days — the football media is afforded 14 days to scrutinize two teams and dissect every facet of their matchup. But that doesn’t mean every useful bit of information has been presented on the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. We dug into the databases of ESPN’s Stats & Information Group and Football Outsiders to find a few obscure statistical areas to highlight that could help predict Sunday’s showdown.Stat No. 1: Weighted DVOAThe key efficiency metric used at Football Outsiders is Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, or DVOA for short (explained here). For the season, the Eagles ranked fifth in DVOA (23.5 percent) and actually edged out the sixth-ranked Patriots (22.6 percent). However, when looking at weighted DVOA, which places less importance on early-season games — the ones when the Patriots couldn’t get off the field and Carson Wentz was launching his breakout campaign — things become much different. The Patriots finished No. 1 in weighted DVOA (33.6 percent) and were 10 percentage points higher than the No. 7 Eagles (23.6 percent).It makes sense for the Patriots to rank No. 1 in weighted DVOA. Four of their five lowest games by DVOA came in the first five weeks of the season. Their only loss in their last 14 outings was the Week 14 game in Miami. It also makes sense that the Eagles held steady between the two stats: Philadelphia had five games with negative DVOA in 2017, and four of them were the last four games of the regular season.It has taken some time to adjust from Wentz to Nick Foles at quarterback, but Foles and the Eagles were stellar in the NFC Championship Game against Minnesota. That game is not reflected in the 23.6 percent weighted DVOA for the Eagles, but as Neil Paine recently wrote, a dominant performance in the conference title round has not been predictive of success in the Super Bowl.Since 1986 (as far back as the data currently goes), teams with at least a 5 percentage point edge in weighted DVOA are 15-8 in the Super Bowl. That sounds good for New England, but consider that the two biggest upsets by weighted DVOA were the Patriots’ losses to the Giants in Super Bowls XLII (the Pats had a 39.9-point advantage) and XLVI (a 19.3-point edge). 2008PIT30.1%2ARI-11.5%22+41.7 2016NE33.01ATL19.94+13.1 1997DEN23.46GB36.61-13.2 Stat No. 2: Defensive DVOAFor the season, the Patriots rank 31st in defensive DVOA, and that could ultimately be their undoing this week. Our study of Super Bowl winners has shown that no team since at least 1986 has won a Super Bowl with a defense ranked lower than 25th in this metric. Atlanta came really close a year ago, but the 26th-ranked defense eventually wore down against the Patriots in the Falcons’ 28-3 collapse in Super Bowl LI. The 2011 Patriots also came close with the 30th-ranked defense, but Eli Manning led the Giants down the field for another game-winning drive in Super Bowl XLVI. Teams don’t require great balance to win a Super Bowl, but having the No. 1 offense and No. 31 defense like the 2017 Patriots makes them the most unbalanced Super Bowl team in more than 30 years. 2001NE15.49STL21.94-6.5 2000BAL23.35NYG14.110+9.2 1986NYG23.84DEN11.310+12.5 Philadelphia69.670.472.0 This year, New England has a weighted DVOA of 33.6 percent, and Philadelphia is at 23.6 percent.Source: Football Outsiders Regular seasonNew England71.5%78.2%78.8% The biggest mismatches heading into a Super BowlSuper Bowls with the biggest discrepancy in weighted DVOA since 1986 1996GB34.31NE13.49+20.9 1993DAL28.02BUF-2.919+30.9 1989SF42.91DEN18.84+24.1 DVOADVOA 2012BAL8.311SF23.85-15.5 2015DEN16.36CAR30.93-14.6 2007NYG2.617NE42.51-39.9 YearWinnerWEIRankLoserWEIRankDIFF. 1999STL28.21TEN19.45+8.8 Philadelphia68.470.873.1 1994SF39.51SD7.78+31.8 The main reason for the Patriots’ mediocre start to the season was the defense. New England actually allowed more than 400 yards of offense in each of the first six games but has done that just once in the past 12 games, including the playoffs, and has conceded more than 20 points just twice.The improvement in defensive coordinator Matt Patricia’s unit has been real, but the Patriots still rank only 22nd in weighted defensive DVOA because they continue to allow a lot of successful plays. The 2017 Patriots have one of the most statistically unique defenses that we have ever studied. They are 32nd in yards per drive allowed but still rank sixth in points per drive allowed. No other defense since the latest league expansion in 2002 has ranked in the top 10 in points per drive allowed while ranking 26th or lower in yards per drive allowed. The Patriots were able to accomplish this with an extreme bend-but-don’t-break style of play. While part of this reflects New England’s red-zone defense that ranks second in points allowed per red-zone appearance, it’s also a matter of real estate. The Patriots’ opponents have the worst starting field position in the league thanks to New England’s strong special teams and ball security on offense — so there are more yards for offenses to gain against this unit. Still, the defense has managed to keep scoring down and is even doing this with just one takeaway in the past six games.You also can say that the Patriots have had some good fortune on defense this year. Opposing kickers missed nine field goals against the Patriots for a success rate of 71.0 percent, the second lowest against any team in 2017. New England has also controversially benefited from a few touchdowns overturned by replay — against the Jets (Austin Seferian-Jenkins), Steelers (Jesse James) and Bills (Kelvin Benjamin).Lest we forget, the Eagles finished 2017 ranked fourth in offensive points per drive. Foles threw four touchdowns against the Giants and just shredded a superior Minnesota defense in the NFC Championship Game for 352 yards and three touchdowns. If head coach Doug Pederson can devise another good offensive game plan, the Eagles could be poised for another big night of scoring against a suspect defense.Stat No. 3: Under PressureThese were two of the best offenses at handling pass pressure all season long, though Wentz hid a lot of Philadelphia’s protection problems with his mobility. Foles is not nearly the same threat in that regard, and he’s also not playing as well as Brady has been under pressure, which we highlighted a few weeks back.Using a scatter plot from ESPN Stats & Info, we looked at how teams fared under pressure by comparing their Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) to their average air yards per pass attempt (how far the ball traveled relative to the line of scrimmage). Not only were the Patriots and Eagles among the top three offenses in QBR, but they were also among the five most vertical offenses when pressured, both averaging just shy of 10 air yards per attempt. Brady in particular has really taken to throwing deep with defenders bearing down on him. Since 2015, Brady leads all quarterbacks by averaging 10.28 air yards per pass attempt while pressured, according to ESPN Stats & Info. In 2017, Brady has clearly been leaning toward the left portion of the field on passes thrown more than 15 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. He has thrown for 723 yards on 52 deep passes outside the left numbers, as opposed to 407 yards on 25 deep passes outside the right numbers.New England wide receiver Brandin Cooks leads the NFL (including the playoffs) with 381 receiving yards on passes to the deep left this season. He could be in for a big night against a Philadelphia defense that fared better in DVOA on passes thrown to the deep right (-10.8 percent) than the deep left (6.5 percent).Stat No. 4: The Predictable Game Script?In their previous seven Super Bowls, the Patriots have never scored in the first quarter. Every game was decided by 1 to 6 points, and either Brady or Eli Manning led a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime. This season, the Patriots and Eagles led the league in net points per drive, with 1.04 and 0.79 points respectively, and both are accustomed to playing with the lead, though the Patriots needed late game-winning touchdowns to topple the Steelers (in Week 15) and Jaguars in crucial matchups.We turned to EdjFootball, part of the EdjSports analytics site, for its Game Winning Chance probability data to see which team had the higher average win probability through each of the first three quarters of their 2017 games. 2010GB25.14PIT38.42-13.3 1995DAL30.83PIT24.75+6.1 Including the playoffs, the Patriots hold a slight edge over the Eagles in each quarter, boasting an average Game Winning Chance of 76.5 percent to start their fourth quarters compared with 73.1 percent for the Eagles. However, the Patriots have had a rougher go of things in the playoffs; they held just a 16.2 percent Game Winning Chance to start the fourth quarter against Jacksonville in the AFC Championship. Of course, it sure felt like the Patriots would come back from that deficit more than 16 times given 100 chances, but that’s just because we’ve seen this play out so often.No matter how well the Eagles start this game, we know the Patriots have the ability to come back. To make matters worse, Philadelphia’s worst defensive quarter this season was the fourth quarter, in which its DVOA fell to 14th after ranking in the top five in each of the first three quarters. While the Eagles have some experience at holding big leads, they weren’t doing so against an experienced New England team with Brady and Belichick. The Eagles have to be able to exploit the holes in New England’s defense to put a big number on the scoreboard and keep Brady off the field as much as possible. read more

Di Francesco on race for the Champions League

first_imgRoma coach Eusebio Di Francesco believes that having many teams in race for the Champions League is an advantage for his side.While talking to the press about their chances at the Champions League, the manager said, according to Calciomercato:“The race for the Champions League? The fact that there are so many teams in it can only be an advantage. We are late compared to the others but this is an opportunity not to be missed and are three key points also in view of Parma. Now we need to lose as few points as possible,” he said.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….Roma will challenge Sassulo on boxing day and FC Porto in February and Eusebio believes his side is motivated by the pressure.“Pressure? It must be a pressure that motivates us. It is our job. When the results are not good we have to interpret the solutions to win points again that will be fundamental in the standings,” Di Francesco concluded.last_img read more

Cheque to support TCI Red Cross from Scotiabank

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Royal Navy ship TCI arrival postponed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 May 2015 – Kudos to Scotiabank says the Turks and Caicos Red Cross; the bank donated a thousand dollars for a fundraiser set for May 30th at the Provo Golf Club. That fundraiser is the annual Red Cross Ball where the main beneficiaries will be the Youth arm of the TCI Red Cross and the disaster relief program. As you know, June 1 marks the start of Hurricane Season officially… we have already had the first named system for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season; Ana. Thankfully there is no tropical activity forecast for the next 48 hours according to the Natl Hurricane Center. Related Items:cheques, hurricane season, provo golf club, Scotia bank, TCI Red Cross The TCI Red Cross spearheads Bahamas relief efforts New small business support organization establishedlast_img read more

McAlpine defends views on Dominica says he is simply representing the views

first_img Recommended for you Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concrete Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 3, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Frederick McAlpine is now the subject of scrutiny following his remarks in the House of Assembly last week about what should or should not happen as it relates to the students of Dominica, which The Bahamas has pledged to help.   The Member of Parliament for Pineridge shocked the PM and FNM Party Leader with strong words discouraging the move to have the Dominicans in the country; words which many say in reflection seemed to be ignorant of the plan laid out by the Prime Minister Minnis.However, the speech, which was promoted on McAlpine’s Facebook page was one not to be missed, came hours after an impassioned plan, tearfully explained by the country’s leader and which is now being widely accepted as reasonable, though unprecedented for The Bahamas.    It is strongly intimated in at least one write up that pastor McAlpine is embittered because he was not included in the FNM Cabinet of Hubert Minnis, and while the MP admits to being disappointed, he defended that he was not rebuffing the prime minister or rebuking the prime minister but representing the views of his constituents.#McAlpine is quoted saying, ‘the Prime Minister has ears, I came to speak for Pineridge.’   Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis visited #Dominica, which last month decimated the island nation leaving even the Prime Minister homeless.#MagneticMediaNews Bahamians applaud MPs for standing up for constituents Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #McAlpine, Dominicalast_img read more

National capital gets a Himalayan calling

first_imgThe display organised on the occassion of 52nd Raising Day celebrations of the Force by Himveer Wives’ Welfare Association (HWWA), welfare arm of the ITBP, continued till 29 October. The exhibition consisted of various products diaplying the skills of ITBP families and welfare activities undertaken by HWWA and ITBP. The pieces exhibited were prepared and manufactured in the welfare centers of the battalions located all over India. The exhibition also showcased rare artifact, handicraft and cultural heritage of the Himalayas. The proceeds gained from the exhibition are to be utilised for the welfare of the Force personnel. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Various field units of ITBP had displayed a wide variety of products in the HWWA exibition. The special attractions  of the show were Pasmina shawls, silk cushions, chandan malas, Budha statues from Ladakh; Kullu shawls, Kinnori topis, apple and dry fruits from Himachal Pradesh; buransh juice, rajma pulses, kulth pulse from Uttarakhand; Darjeeling tea, Cap pashmina, litchi juice from Sikkim; Assami gamchha, Naga shawl, Bamboo hut, Assam tea from Arunachal Pradesh; Chanderi saries from Madhya Pradesh, Lucknowi chikan and carved furniture of Saharanpur from Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHWWA works for the welfare of the families of the Force personnel with a specific focus on women empowerment. It trains families in food processing, tailoring, weaving, stitching, beautician course, home management, computer training, yoga classes, embroidery, pattern making, painting and child care. Training of Spoken English is given to the ITBP wards, free of cost.  A special stall showcasing the history, training, operations, welfare activities and adventure sports in ITBP was also  set up and became the centre of attraction.last_img read more

Five books to look forward to in February 2018

first_imgAfter an exciting start to the New Year with releases of over 30 books across genres in January, the upcoming month is once again dotted with several interesting titles that may catch the attention of bibliophiles. Narrowing down a list from dozens of books releasing in February, here are some recommendations for the month, dominated largely by fiction and accompanied by a memoir and a commentary on Pakistan, is both subtle and appealing at the same time. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHere are the five books that we cannot wait to read this February:1. A Century is Not Enough, by Sourav Ganguly A sporting classic and a manual for living Sourav Ganguly’s life has been full of highs and lows. Arguably among India’s greatest cricket captains, he gave confidence to the team, re-energised it and took India, for the first time, to spectacular overseas victories. But Ganguly’s story also came with great challenges – from his early days when he had to wait four long years before being included in the team to the ugly battle with coach Greg Chappell. He fought his way out of every corner and climbed back up from every defeat, becoming India’s ultimate comeback king. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhat does it take to perform when the pressure is sky-high? How do you fight back and win? How do you make a name for yourself when you are young and have started the journey which is closest to your heart? As Sourav takes you through his life, he looks at how to overcome challenges and come out a winner. Time and time again.2. Do We Not Bleed? Reflections of a 21st-Century Pakistani, by Mehr Tarar This is a passionate, illuminating book about contemporary Pakistan. Comprising original profiles of diverse Pakistanis – some of whom are internationally feted and many others who are relatively unknown – as well as essays that examine the major fault lines in Pakistani society, the book offers the reader an insider’s perspective on the state of affairs in the country today. The book is divided into five thematic sections, each corresponding to a subject that the author feels strongly about. ‘Religious Persecution and Other Discontents’ delves into the killings and oppression generated by religious discord that are now a routine feature of life in Pakistan. ‘The Pakistan You Do Not Know’ shows us little known aspects of everyday life in Pakistan. And the other three sections of the book too focus on similar aspects and bring many unknown facets to the fore.3. Karmachari: Short Stories About Ordinary People, by Vasant Purushottam Kale and Vikrant Pande You who stand in a queue, who try to board a running local, who tolerate your boss’s snide remarks and the trials and tribulations of marital life – you still manage to discuss politics with enthusiasm, to finish a game of cards, to laugh and to make others laugh… You are a true karmachari.A collection of unforgettable short stories about ordinary people, Karmachari is a mirror held up to society. Set in suburban Mumbai of the 1970s, yet universal, it is peopled by characters we might meet in real life. They come alive under V. P. Kale’s sharp but compassionate gaze, and prod us gently towards a world of greater kindness and understanding.4. On The Road To Tarascon, by Arnab NandyA lover’s note among a senile woman’s possessions sets off a chain of events that could lead to the discovery of a Van Gogh masterpiece – one of the most important paintings to have been lost in World War II. When travel writer Neil Bose falls for Eva Schicktanz, he does not know he is getting involved with much more than a dimpled girl in nerd glasses. Neil and Eva must stay ahead of unknown pursuers after a common goal, and follow an unusual trail charted in 1945. But after so many years, does the trail even exist? A quest spanning continents and seven decades, this edge-of-the-seat thriller keeps you hooked till the last page.5. A Murder on Malabar Hill, by Sujata Massey Sujata Massey is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed mystery writer best known for her Rei Shimura series. Set in the multicultural mix of 1920s’ Bombay, ‘A Murder on Malabar Hill’ expertly combines the delights of Agatha Christie with the period charm of Downton Abbey. Intrepid and intelligent, young Perveen Mistry joins her father’s prestigious law firm to become one of India’s first female lawyers. Her tumultuous past also makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women’s rights.When Mistry Law is appointed to execute the will of Omar Farid, a wealthy mill owner, Perveen’s suspicions are aroused by a curious provision which could disinherit Farid’s three widows and leave them vulnerable. Are the Farid widows – who live in strict seclusion, never leaving the women’s quarters or speaking to men – being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen decides to investigate, but when tensions escalate to murder, it becomes clear that her own life is in mortal peril and she will need to use everything in her power to outwit a dangerous criminal.last_img read more

PEARs PHP Extension and Application Repository web server disabled due to a

first_imgLast week, the researchers at PEAR ( PHP Extension and Application Repository) reported a security breach on PEAR’s web server, http://pear.php.net. They found that the go-pear.phar was breached. Following this, the PEAR website itself has been disabled until a known clean site can be rebuilt. The community tweeted that “a more detailed announcement will be on the PEAR Blog once it’s back online”. According to researchers, the users who have downloaded the go-pear.phar in the past six months should get a new copy of the same release version from GitHub (pear/pearweb_phars) and compare file hashes. If the hashes are different, this indicates that the user may have the infected file. The community is in the process of rebuilding the site; however, they are not sure of the ETA yet. To stay updated, keep a close watch on PEAR’s twitter account. Read Next Symfony leaves PHP-FIG, the framework interoperability group Internal memo reveals NASA suffered a data breach compromising employees social security numbers Justice Department’s indictment report claims Chinese hackers breached business  and government networklast_img read more

AMResorts conversions of two Grand Oasis properties effective June 1

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> AMResorts’ conversions of two Grand Oasis properties effective June 1 Travelweek Group Share Thursday, March 7, 2019 center_img Tags: AMResorts TORONTO — AMResorts has announced two new resort brand management deals in Mexico that will see the Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun and Grand Oasis Tulum convert to two different AMResorts brands.The deal is part of AMResorts’ partnership with Oasis Hotels & Resorts.The deals expand AMResorts’ family-friendly resort portfolio in the country, growing the Now Resorts & Spas’ brand footprint in Cancun and introducing Sunscape Resorts & Spas in the beach destination of Akumal, in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The resorts will undergo renovations and re-open under AMResorts’ brands on June 1, 2019. Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun will be rebranded as Now Emerald Cancun, with 427 rooms. The second property, Grand Oasis Tulum, will reopen as the 360-room Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa, the first hotel for the brand in the area. “Hotel investors, this is the right time to have a strong partner in Mexico. The team at Oasis Hotels & Resorts shares our vision for growth, and together we can tap into our collective expertise in the market to deliver an unparalleled experience for travelers,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ALG. “As the market cycle continues to turn, now is the time for owners wanting to ensure future stability for their assets and capitalize on their investments to align with the right partner who can help them weather the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry.”The AMResorts brands continue to expand in Mexico, with new properties slated to open beginning in late 2019 with Now Natura Riviera Cancun, and more properties scheduled to make their debut in 2020 and beyond. Posted bylast_img read more

December 4 1999 Much of the detailingwork in the

first_imgDecember 4, 1999Much of the detailing-work in the construction of Arcosanti is performed on-site.Cabinets, trim, fixtures, lighting, and railings, to name a few, are all elementswhich are fabricated in the various shops. The reuse of materials in these fabricationsis always desirable, as well, and is an example of frugality in practice. In this photo, current workshopper, JamesDavenport, who has opted to spend his time in the Metalshop cuts apart some scrapmetal to obtain pieces which will be welded into a railing. Photo and text byBenjamin Ericson.last_img