15 days agoKarembeu: Ribery Fiorentina success no surprise to me

October 28, 2019

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Karembeu: Ribery Fiorentina success no surprise to meby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Sampdoria star Christian Karembeu is happy seeing Franck Ribery at Fiorentina.Ribery has starred since his summer arrival from Bayern Munich.Karembeu told TMW: “What he’s doing at Fiorentina doesn’t surprise me. “We wanted him at Olympiacos (Karembeu is their sports director) but chose Fiorentina. “Franck is a champion and will still make the difference in Italy.”He added: “In the meantime, Serie A has become attractive again, almost like when I was playing.” last_img read more

4 Schools Named Possible Transfer Destinations For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts

October 26, 2019

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts remains a major part of Alabama’s football program, but with Nick Saban naming Tua Tagovailoa the team’s starting quarterback, there are now questions about Hurts’ future in Tuscaloosa, Ala.“I think everybody knows that Tua’s going to start this game, and we’re going to use Jalen’s skill set in the future to help however we feel that he can benefit the team,” Saban said on Monday.“And I just want to be clear with everyone that I have done this in the past where we don’t say who the starter’s going to be for the first game, and we give both quarterbacks an opportunity to play in the game, which is exactly what we did in this game. Not a whole lot different than what we’ve done in the past, aight. So, now we know and you know.”Hurts has helped Alabama make multiple national title games and has won the Crimson Tide a ton of games, but this appears to be Tua’s team now.Where does this leave Hurts?Redshirting the 2018 season, graduating this winter and then transferring elsewhere to play immediately in 2019 is now an option.One college football analyst has named four schools potential options.“Possible destinations for Jalen Hurts: Texas – Texas native and would thrive in that offense Auburn – great scheme fit and the ultimate anti-bama move Miami – Might be a QB away from the playoff Oklahoma – Will be replacing Murray and loves transfers.”Possible destinations for Jalen Hurts:Texas – Texas native and would thrive in that offenseAuburn – great scheme fit and the ultimate anti-bama moveMiami – Might be a QB away from the playoffOklahoma – Will be replacing Murray and loves transfers— Mello (@melloesquire) September 8, 2018Tim Tebow speculated on Friday that Auburn could be an option for Hurts, too.(Finebaum just deleted the Tweet in which Tim Tebow speculates recklessly about Jalen Hurts transferring to Auburn. Hmm.)— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 7, 2018Alabama, meanwhile, is set to take on Arkansas State this afternoon. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPN2.last_img read more

Iowa Star Declares For 2019 NFL Draft

October 26, 2019

first_imgClose-up view of Iowa footballs.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes have gained a reputation for producing top-quality tight ends. From NFL stars like Dallas Clark, George Kittle, Marv Cook, and Jonathan Hayes, to acting-US attorney general Matthew Whitaker, Iowa has been a factory for tight ends for decades. Now, it looks like another Iowa TE is making his way to the NFL ranks.On Friday morning, junior TE Noah Fant announced that he would be leaving Iowa to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft. He thanked all of his coaches, teammates, and Hawkeye Nation for supporting him in his college career.Fant led the Hawkeyes in receiving touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. He had seven TDs in 2018, and 11 TDs in 2017.According to the Omaha World-Herald, Fant will not be playing in Iowa’s upcoming bowl game.Thank you Hawkeye Nation!!!! It truly has been my pleasure!!!! #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/Ee1y1uuMZN— Noah Fant (@nrfant) November 30, 2018Fant was also second on the team in receiving yards in each of the last two years. He totaled over 1,000 yards on 69 receptions in that span.Earlier this year, Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller called Fant the No. 1 TE in the 2019 NFL Draft class.Fant’s odds of getting drafted are also supported by history. 13 Iowa TEs have been drafted since 1985.last_img read more

Nebraska Linebacker Has Message For Fans After Loss To Colorado

October 26, 2019

first_imgNebraska cheerleaders run flags onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Cheerleaders of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate a score against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A Nebraska linebacker had a simple message for the fans following his team’s loss to Colorado on Saturday afternoon.The message: No one is going to care about this by the end of the season.Huskers linebacker Mohamed Barry said on Monday that the Huskers are going to be in the Big Ten Championship Game. By that point in the season, everyone will have gotten over the loss to the Buffaloes.“Nobody’s going to care about Colorado when we’re in the Big Ten Championship,” he told reporters on Monday. Mohamed Barry: “Nobody’s going to care about Colorado when we’re in the Big Ten Championship.” #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) September 9, 2019Barry isn’t saying that no one should care about the loss to Colorado. It was a brutal loss and Huskers fans – and players – should be disappointed.The Nebraska linebacker is just making a larger point that everything they want to accomplish is still in play.If the Huskers do end up making the Big Ten Championship Game, the loss to Colorado will be much easier to swallow.Nebraska has a lot of work to do to make that happen, though. The Huskers will start on Saturday against Northern Illinois. Scott Frost’s team starts Big Ten play the week after.last_img read more

$10M Earmarked for Repairs at Muirton Boys Home in Portland

October 24, 2019

first_img By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter Approximately $10 million has been set aside this fiscal year to undertake repairs at the Muirton Boys’ Home in Manchioneal, Portland. This was disclosed by Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, during a visit to the home on Friday (April 26), where she met with residents and staff of the facility. Miss Hanna informed that sections of the home, which sustained significant damage during the passage of Hurricane Sandy last year, will be repaired “as soon as possible”. She noted that while work has already been done on some areas, there are still sections in need of rehabilitation. These include the roof and windows of the main dormitory, the house mother’s quarters, the outdoor bathrooms, and the living room ceiling. The Muirton Boys’ Home is operated by the Child Development Agency (CDA), an agency of the Ministry, and caters to boys, age 12 to 17 years, who are deemed to be in need of care and protection. The institution, which occupies approximately 29 acres of the Muirton Estate, a slave plantation up to 1838, is currently home to 26 boys, three of whom are in transitional housing, as they have aged out of the system. last_img read more

All in Place for Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests

October 24, 2019

first_imgThe Ministry of Education is reporting that it is fully prepared for the Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests scheduled for June 6 and 7.“Materials have been dispatched to all regions for school administrators to pick up, and the presiding examiners and invigilators have been selected and trained and are ready to provide support for the administration of the examinations,” Chief Education Officer, Grace McLean, told JIS News.A total of 54,187 students will sit the literacy test, and the number includes those who did not achieve mastery in previous sittings, while 43,840 students will take the numeracy test.Mrs. McLean told JIS News that the literacy test comprises 40 Word Recognition questions, 30 Reading Comprehension items, and a subjective component consisting of two Writing Tasks.To achieve mastery, students must score at least 31 points for Word Recognition; 12 and above on Reading Comprehension; and five and above on Writing Tasks, which is marked out of eight. “All three components must be mastered,” Mrs. McLean said.As it relates to the numeracy component, which has a maximum score of 60, mastery is based on achieving 15 and above on Number Operation and Number Representation combined; nine and above on Geometry and Measurement combined; and six and above on Algebra and Statistics combined.In preparing for the test, students are being advised to ensure that they take at least two HB pencils and a clean eraser to the examination; go to bed early the night before the examination; have a healthy breakfast on the morning of the examination; and be at the venue at least an hour early.While under examination conditions, students must not attempt to get help from anyone in the examination room. All queries should be directed to the presiding examiners/invigilators.“Parents are not to interfere with the examination procedures and should ensure that the students get to the examination venues on time” Mrs. McLean stated.The Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests are administered every year in June as a part of the National Assessment Programme (NAP).The literacy aspect is administered again in December, to allow students, who did not attain mastery on the first attempt, another opportunity to re-sit before exiting the primary level. Under the Competence-based Transition Policy, each student is eligible to sit the test four times.These tests are diagnostic in nature and provide detailed information on the performance of the students in the Mathematics and English components of the curriculum.The results are used to determine the areas of focus for the teachers as well as provide the necessary interventions for students performing below the acceptable levels.Contact: Judith A. Hunterlast_img read more

Toronto police have shut down 11 unlicensed pot shops since legalization

October 17, 2019

first_imgTORONTO – A total of 11 unlicensed marijuana dispensaries have been shut down in Toronto since recreational cannabis became legal last week, police said Monday.Twenty-one people have been charged and released during the raids under the province’s new cannabis act. Officers shut down five unlicensed pot shops on Friday afternoon and another six shops over the weekend.Toronto police have said they will continue to crack down on unlicensed distributors in the wake of pot legalization. Illegal stores that wanted to go legitimate were told they could only apply for a retail licence if they shut down operations by the legalization date of Oct. 17.Acting Insp. Steve Watts, who’s in charge of Toronto’s drug squad, said he doubts the city will see an influx of unlicensed dispensaries between now and April 1, when the government intends to allow licensed brick-and-mortar dispensaries to open their doors.“If you look historically back in 2015, when Trudeau announced that he was going to legalize (cannabis) … that’s when the unlawful storefronts proliferated in Toronto. They essentially went from 10 or 20 to in excess of 100 in the spring of 2016,” he said.“Now that we’ve moved into this framework of the current regulations in place, I see that number going down.”Watts said dozens of dispensaries shut down ahead of Oct. 17, and in addition to the dispensaries shuttered in the raids, he’s aware of two shops that have closed their doors voluntarily after the cannabis act passed.As for the dispensaries his officers invaded, their locks have been changed, and their cash and products have been seized.Watts noted that customers who happen to be shopping at the unlicensed dispensaries when they’re raided won’t be charged.“In terms of customers — even before the legalization of weed, prior to Oct. 17 when we were doing these raids, we never charged customers,” he said.”They were always just asked to vacate like a regular warrant.”last_img read more

First ministers meeting shaping up to be most acrimonious in years

October 17, 2019

first_imgOTTAWA — Wrangling over the agenda doesn’t bode well for Friday’s first ministers’ meeting, which is shaping up as one of the most fractious gatherings of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial leaders in decades.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is bracing for a barrage of criticism from premiers upset about the federal approach to pipelines, carbon taxation, environmental assessments, GM’s Oshawa plant closure in Ontario and the oil price crisis. Meanwhile, federal officials privately concede little headway is likely to be made on the official objective of the Montreal meeting: reducing interprovincial trade barriers.Indeed, the feds are fully expecting the most openly hostile premier — Ontario’s Doug Ford — will do his best to derail the meeting altogether, including potentially storming out of the gathering or possibly even boycotting it outright.Their suspicions have been stoked by what federal insiders say are the hardball games Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe are playing on the agenda, demanding that it be expanded in writing to include the oil price crisis and the planned federal tax on carbon pollution.According to sources familiar with the dispute, who were not authorized to speak publicly, the pair have not been satisfied by the federal response that the agenda already includes a discussion on economic competitiveness — a broad topic that Ottawa says will allow premiers to raise all the issues they please.Moe confirmed in an interview Wednesday that there is “some frustration, myself included, with the agenda provided by the prime minister,” which includes having some federal ministers address the premiers on their initiatives.He said he intends to raise the oil price crisis, the carbon tax, pipelines and repeal of Bill C-69, which re-writes the rules for environmental assessments of energy projects.“We’d like it in writing, confirm that we’re going to discuss those items. But rest assured that the premier of the province of Saskatchewan will bring those items to the floor (regardless),” Moe said, adding that he doesn’t intend to leave the meeting early.Even the guest list for a pre-meeting dinner hosted by Trudeau on Thursday evening has become a matter of dispute. The feds proposed that it be a private affair for first ministers only, with a single notetaker present. The premiers demanded that each be allowed to bring one official.This will be the fourth first ministers’ meeting Trudeau has hosted since becoming prime minister in 2015. And it’s certain to be the most acrimonious.Since first ministers’ last met, the prime minister has lost several of his most reliable provincial Liberal allies — Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne, Quebec’s Philippe Couillard and New Brunswick’s Brian Gallant.He now faces a phalanx of conservative premiers, four of whom — Ford, Moe, Manitoba’s Brian Pallister and New Brunswick’s Blaine Higgs — have joined in court challenges to the federal carbon pricing plan and one of whom — Ford — has engaged in conflicts with the federal Liberals in general.Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley was initially an ally for Trudeau, supporting him on carbon pricing. But she parted company last summer over the failure to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project off the ground and is now crusading for federal help to ease the discount price Alberta is obliged to accept for its oil because it can’t get it to tidewater for shipment overseas.She and Moe sent Trudeau a letter this week, asking that the agenda for the first ministers’ meeting be revised to include the oil price crisis, which they argued is costing the country $80 million per day.And Notley disparaged the federal government’s preferred focus on interprovincial trade barriers.“We tend to have conversations about minor internal trade issues and then when it’s my opportunity to talk, I say, ‘Well, there’s one big internal trade issue that we have about getting our product from one province to another and to other markets and it’s actually worth 100 times the value of these other issues,” she said Tuesday.Trudeau said Wednesday that he looks forward to “talking about anything the premiers want to talk about.”“I’m looking forward to a broad range of discussions on whatever it is they have as priorities,” he said on his way into the House of Commons. “Including oil, of course. Natural resources are an essential part of our economy. We’re going to be talking about that as well.”Notley, Moe and a number of other premiers, including Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dwight Ball and Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil, also want to talk about Bill C-69, federal legislation that is currently stalled in the Senate and which would re-write the rules for environmental assessments of energy projects. Critics maintain it will create more red tape and delays in project approvals that will scare off potential investors.“We are looking for clarity around Bill C-69,” Ball said in an interview, adding that it’s creating uncertainty in his province’s offshore oil and mining industries.“We know that the regulatory regime can be an impediment in attracting investment.”In a similar vein, Biggs said he wants to talk about reviving the defunct Energy East pipeline proposal, which TransCanada abandoned last year, citing regulatory hurdles and changed circumstances.First ministers are to meet for two hours with Indigenous leaders Friday morning before holing up behind closed doors for some six hours with Trudeau.— With files from Ryan McKenna in Regina and Holly McKenzie-Sutter in St. John’s Joan Bryden, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

SLMC threatens to withdraw

October 8, 2019

SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem is the Justice Minister in the UPFA government.The SLMC says it also hopes to discuss the issue with other Muslim government parliamentarians. He however said that it is most likely that the SLMC will withdraw all its 8 parliamentarians from the government benches if the government goes ahead with the decision to relocate the mosque. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) will decide on Saturday if it will continue to be part of the government following the controversy over the move to relocate a mosque in Dambulla.A spokesman for the SLMC told the Colombo Gazette today the party High Command has decided that if the mosque is relocated then the SLMC should withdraw from the government. Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne had announced on Sunday that the mosque will be relocated. (Report by Indika Sri Aravinda for the Colombo Gazete) The spokesman said that if the government fails to reverse the decision to relocate the mosque then the SLMC will meet on Saturday and decide its next course of action. The SLMC is of the opinion that the area where the mosque is located is not designated as a Buddhist sacred area.A group of monks and several others staged a protest near the mosque last week demanding that it be removed.The monks later stormed into the mosque and according to some reports had even damaged some of the property. read more

Lady Hale breaks from tradition with smiling Grays Inn portrait

September 25, 2019

She’s a trailblazer in more ways than one. And Baroness Hale, the first female president of the Supreme Court, has again broken new ground as she becomes the only smiling portrait to hang in the hall of one of London’s illustrious Inns of Court. Lady Hale, 73, who was appointed to the role last year, had her portrait painted by David Cobley after Gray’s Inn commissioned it to hang in the hall. The Supreme Court judge is a member of the Inn, which called her to the bar in 1969. The unconventional portrait, due to be installed in August, is only the third depicting a female judge to hang at the Inn, with one of the others also being of Lady Hale and the third showing Dame Rose Heilbron, the Inn’s first female Treasurer. It will hang alongside portraits of Lord Birkenhead, former Lord Chancellor, and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, former Lord Chief Justice, who retired last year. In the same hall are portraits of Queen Elizabeth I, who was patron lady of the Inn, Lord Burghley, her secretary of state, and Sir Francis Walsingham, her principal secretary. Mr Cobley said the portrait had been a “privilege” to paint.  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. “The other are a little more austere. Probably uniquely among them she is smiling.”The painting has also attracted comment for a pot of red ballpoint pens which is prominent at the front of the frame. Mr Cobley said they were intended to communicate the judge’s approachable nature. “The red provided a bit of colour in the foreground but it does suggest something of the common touch, which is what I referred to earlier. “Although she is at the top of her field, her profession, she does have a very easy way with her and I wanted to try and get that across if I could, to make a bit of a connection with the viewer,” he said. Lady Hale, a family law specialist, has previously been described as the “Beyoncé of the legal profession” due to her popularity among young lawyers and students.  “I found Lady Hale an extremely amiable, friendly, likeable person. “She has an incredibly important job but really does have the common touch and we just got on very well. She smiles a lot, so it seemed to be a natural thing to do,” he told the Daily Telegraph. Tony Harking, under treasurer of the Inn, said: “The style of the painting is somewhat different to the others, really reflecting her very unique style.  read more

Two arrested over latenight burglary in Blanchardstown

September 22, 2019

first_imgA MAN AND WOMAN have been arrested after a late-night burglary in Blanchardstown in west Dublin.The man, aged in his late teens, was arrested by Gardaí conducting follow-up investigations after the burglary at a retail unit on Main Street at around 11:40pm last night.A quantity of cash was seized at that time.A follow-up search was later undertaken at a house in Briarswood at around 2am, when a female was arrested and an imitation firearm.Both are being held at Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda station at (01) 6667000, the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.last_img read more

Directlyelected mayor plan absolutely has to happen Lord Mayor

September 22, 2019

first_imgChristy BurkeTHE NEW LORD Mayor of Dublin says the plan to bring in a directly elected ‘executive mayor’ must happen.Independent Christy Burke, who was selected by the city council to serve in the ceremonial position for the next 12 months at a meeting earlier this month, said the failure of a proposal to put the issue to the people in a county-wide vote was “absolutely disgusting”.“It’s my number one shot. You’re talking about local government reform that should have been the first hit,” he told TheJournal.ie this afternoon.Proposals to hold a ‘plebiscite’ on the issue in tandem with the recent local and European elections were scuppered in March, after Fingal councillors vetoed the proposal. The three other authorities had backed the plan to hold a vote.Last week, Minister for Local Government Phil Hogan confirmed he would be inviting the ‘mayors and chairs’ from the four councils to a meeting on the issue, which is now set to go ahead at the start of next month.The Minister said the Government remained committed to the “the notion of a plebiscite for the office”.Burke, who has served a councillor since 1985, said the change was “long overdue”.“We need a directly elected mayor with proper powers: transport, policing, housing and other issues.The man or woman who gets that job needs to be committed to a five year term, directly elected by the people, and accountable to the people.“Let’s go with it, it’s long overdue.”Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: ‘I might be 6′ 5” but I’m not going to lean in any direction’Also: Two more councils back mayor proposal, but Fingal’s ‘nay’ scuppers planlast_img read more

Dan Kaminskys new app N00ter aims to keep ISPs honest

September 21, 2019

first_imgAfter the FCC released its report illustrating how actual ISP bandwidth compares to what customers are promised, things seemed mostly rosy when it came to stateside internet access. Security pro Dan Kaminsky still thinks there’s some shady business going on behind the scenes, however, and he’s unveiled a new software tool that he hopes will shed some light on a rather troublesome situation.Kaminsky’s program, which he’s dubbed N00ter, attempts to determine whether or not an ISP is selectively throttling connections to websites — say, for example, streaming video sites like Netflix and Hulu or file dumps like RapidShare and HotFile. On the flip side, access to bandwidth testing sites like Speedtest.net might be getting a boost that other sites are not in order to make customer connections appear to be performing at optimum levels.Such practices not only undermine Net Neutrality principles, but they could also encourage users to shell out additional dollars for bigger and better internet connections. These artificial speed problems could also lead businesses to pony up for beefier uplinks — if they can be persuaded that more money and additional bandwidth will make their customers’ issues go away.N00ter follows in the footsteps of other connection-testing apps like the M-Lab project that Google helped launch in 2009. M-Lab offers an array of connection-testing tools that allow users to check bandwidth, test whether their ISP is traffic shaping, and see if particular sites are being throttled or blocked completely.Kaminsky hopes N00ter will have an immediate impact once it’s released, which he hopes will happen before the end of the month. This isn’t Kaminsky’s first go at shaking up the underpinnings of the Internet. In 2008, he discovered a rather serious flaw in DNS that has since been named “The Kaminsky Bug.”More at Yahoo!last_img read more

Alleged Hazel Dell hitandrun leads to I5 chase into Portland

September 19, 2019

first_imgAn alleged hit-and-run in the Hazel Dell Fred Meyer parking lot Friday evening evolved into a brief two-state chase down Interstate 5.The driver and two passengers fled from the suspect vehicle after it became boxed-in due to traffic near Portland’s North Interstate Avenue and North Argyle Street, according to Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Nelson. The two passengers were detained but the male driver was not immediately located, he said.Deputies were called about 5:40 p.m. to Fred Meyer, 7700 N.E. Highway 99, for a non-injury hit-and-run. As two patrol vehicles arrived and attempted a traffic stop, the suspect vehicle sped off south on Highway 99. The vehicle continued onto the freeway, reaching an estimated speed of 70 mph as it approached the Interstate 5 Bridge, Nelson said.The driver wasn’t erratic and largely maintained his speed in the left lane, he said. Other motorists moved out of the way.Pursuing deputies got tied up in traffic in Portland and briefly lost the vehicle, which took the Delta Park exit. When they caught up to it, all of the occupants were fleeing, Nelson said, but the two passengers were detained.“It came to a safe conclusion,” he said.The chase lasted about 10 minutes, and the Portland Police Bureau assisted.last_img read more

September 17, 2019

Mourinho A player asked me to not criticize him in public

first_imgDuring his time as a pundit for BeIn Sports, Jose Mourinho revealed that a Man United player didn’t like it when he criticized him in public.Jose Mourinho’s ways with his players have always been pretty straight forward, his tactic is to push all the players to a point where they either break or become better footballers.Throughout Jose Mourinho’s career, there have been many players who had very public problems with him and many of them even went to war with the manager.The case of Iker Casillas at Real Madrid comes to mind, but the Portuguese manager became the enemy with many of those players and the whole situation ended in a very similar manner to the one at Manchester United.There is a clear pattern that emerged long ago, but manager Jose Mourinho seems to have understood the problem a little better.In his many revelations during his new job as a pundit for BeIn Sports, Jose Mourinho spoke about a mysterious player from Manchester United who approached him and very politely asked him to critique him in private rather than in front of all the other players.It’s hard to guess who this mysterious player is, but we have out money on either Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, or Luke Shaw.All of these players were publicly criticized by Mourinho, even in front of the cameras.Jose Mourinho on new generation of players. #MourinhoVia @beINSPORTS pic.twitter.com/KzaAQBlYzI— Harry Minhas (@harrym20) January 18, 2019These revelations also brought up a certain learning experience from Mourinho, which he shared during this Saturday’s broadcast for BeIn Sports.“Recently, when I was coaching one player he told me and he was very polite, ‘please when you criticize me can you do it in private’,” he said as quoted by BBC Sport.“I told him why? ‘Because of my stature, in front of the other players when you criticize me I don’t feel comfortable’.”“Nowadays you have to be very smart in the way you read your players, and try to create the best situation.”“With Drogba, he is the kind of player that the more pressure from the manager, the more quality in his performance,” Mourinho added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“There are some players where if you squeeze them they answer in the best way.”“There are other mentalities and personalities and the reaction is not the best. They were brought up in a different way, an easier social life, coming to the top level of football, everything came too easy to them.”“Some of them they don’t react in the same way. Certain moments, some strong public words, some of them have some risk,” he concluded.Jose Mourinho reveals one Man Utd player who did not respond well to criticismhttps://t.co/mILLT0zYDE pic.twitter.com/Z3SrX0wmCl— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 19, 2019After three very difficult experiences in the last three clubs he managed, Jose Mourinho must have learned something along the way and there is a big chance that the last job at Manchester United will help him grow as a professional manager.There is no way that Jose Mourinho will approach to his next job in the same manner ever again, his last experiences at Real Madrid, his second spell at Chelsea and the Red Devils must have been enough for him to learn his lesson.However, if Jose Mourinho still feels that he is the one who is always right about his approach with the players, then he is the one in the wrong here.The man may never reveal who this player was, only he knows who asked him to change his tune and he may take this secret to the grave.It’s a little amusing that the man stated he wouldn’t talk about Manchester United, but he is spilling the beans about pretty much everything little by little.The journalists who are asking him these questions put him on the spot, but he could’ve easily refused to answer and yet he didn’t.Mourinho: “The phrase I kept with me, the biggest one in the Premier League, Sir Alex told – ‘the day a player is more important than the club, goodbye!’ – not anymore. The manager is there to coach them. Not to keep discipline at any cost.” #mufc [beIN] pic.twitter.com/s4GxJkDlqX— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 17, 2019Why do you think Jose Mourinho is revealing more secrets about his time at Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

September 17, 2019

Salvation Army presents Women of Dedication honorees

first_imgSalvation Army presents “Women of Dedication” honorees Updated: 7:18 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary announced this year’s “Women of Dedication” in San Diego County.An elegant tea at the La Jolla Country Club was the setting. Event Chairs Vicki Eddy, Judy Burer and Sandra Maas hosted the program, which included a presentation and biography of each of the 12 newly revealed “Women of Dedication.” Sandra Maas, Posted: November 28, 2018center_img Sandra Maas November 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 15, 2019

Australia to increase national minimum wage to 1770 an hour

first_imgAustralia is to increase the national minimum wage to $672.70 a week (£342.910), or $17.70 an hour (£9).This will see the national minimum wage rise by $15.80 a week, the equivalent of 41 cents an hour.The 2.4% increase, which will come into effect from 1 July 2016, forms part of the Fair Work Commission’s national minimum wage and pay rate review.Innes Willox, chief executive at the Australian Industry Group, said: “The increase will put upwards pressure on wages. It will be a significant impost on businesses at a time when the economic and business environment is difficult, risky and uncertain.“There is a clear risk that the decision will be to the particular detriment of people currently out of work and part-time employees hoping to secure additional hours. With jobs growth slowing and unemployment and under-employment remaining at unsatisfactory levels, a more modest wage increase would have reduced the risks of adverse employment outcomes.”Dave Oliver, secretary at the Australian Council of Trade Unions, added: “Unions argued for a $30 a week increase in the minimum wage for 1.86 million Australian workers, it’s only through our actions that the wage was lifted at all.“However we are disappointed in the missed opportunity to truly narrow the gap between the minimum wage and average earnings; now would have been the ideal time to lift the minimum wage.”last_img read more

Twitter bans hateful language targeting religious groups

September 10, 2019

first_img Rylo $210 at Best Buy 5 $999 See it Amazon Twitter,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Sprint Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Best Buy Read the Rylo camera preview The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $155 at Google Express $6 at Tidal Apple iPhone XS DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See It Read Google Home Hub review JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $299 at Amazon Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. The Cheapskate $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See at Turo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go.center_img $60 at Best Buy I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See It $999 See It $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Boost Mobile Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags See at Amazon Share your voice Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $999 $520 at HP $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Angela Lang/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET 7 $59 at eBay Mobile Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Twitter has updated its hateful conduct rules. SOPA Images / Getty Images Twitter on Tuesday said it’s updated its rules against hateful conduct to ban language that “dehumanizes” people because of their religion. Tweets that go against the new policy will be taken down, the company said.Tweets posted before the new rule will have to be deleted if reported, Twitter said, but the account won’t be suspended because they were sent before the policy was in place. Twitter asked for user feedback about its hateful-conduct policy last year and received more than 8,000 responses from people in over 30 countries. Many people asked the company to use clearer language when defining policy violations and to be more consistent in its enforcement of the rules. There are still areas Twitter is working to better understand before it expands its rules to protect other groups. That includes how to “protect conversations people have within marginalized groups, including those using reclaimed terminology,” and ensuring enforcement actions take context into account and are proportionate. Last month, Twitter simplified its rules to emphasize safety, privacy and authenticity. The updated rules include examples and detailed instructions on how to report a tweet. The company also said earlier this year that it’s now using technology to identify abusive tweets before users report them. Twitter, along with other social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, has grappled with hate speech and misinformation on its platform. Last year it banned Tommy Robinson, founder of the far-right English Defence League, and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Comments Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Comments Read the AirPods reviewlast_img read more

PostHoliday Lull Means Less Public Attention For Homeless Needs

September 9, 2019

first_imgQuiet after the frenzy of the holidays is a welcome change for many Alaskans, but for those who live from paycheck to paycheck or are homeless, the quiet can mean less. Less public attention to donations of clothing, food and money during the coldest part of the year. In December, Lisa Aquino took the helm as executive director for Catholic Social Services, the organization that runs Brother Francis Shelter, Clare House and other assistance programs in Anchorage.Aquino grew up in Anchorage in a family that spent lots of time helping out and donating to Brother Francis. Aquino says the needs of people at the shelter really haven’t changed since then – a warm coat, food and a safe place to sleep.Download Audiolast_img read more

August 27, 2019

Agfa introduces DR 600 Highproductivity Xray Room at RSNA 2015

first_img Image courtesy of Agfa HealthCareNovember 10, 2015 — Agfa HealthCare announced that it will introduce the new DR 600 multi-detector, high-productivity, high-throughput digital radiography (DR) solution at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 annual meeting, being held Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in Chicago. Fully automated, the DR 600 streamlines workflow, increases throughput and enhances the experience of patients and operators alike, even in the busiest imaging environments. Full automation, auto-positioning and auto-tracking allow light, fast and easy operation.The ZeroForce Technology enables manual movement of the tube head in all directions quickly and with almost zero effort. The MUSICA workflow provides immediate previews that reduce time between exposures and thus deliver a higher rate of throughput. The result is a lower cost per exam and faster patient throughput.The DR 600 includes an innovative tube head design with a touch-screen control panel featuring a preview image and an integrated soft console on the MUSICA viewing station. A broad range of customizable options are available.The direct image capture capabilities and versatile panel formats allow many different configurations. Each hospital can design the room it needs and migrate to direct radiography seamlessly — whether immediately implementing a full DR solution, or a cassette-based computed radiography (CR) solution that can then evolve to cassette-less DR when the hospital is ready.The DR 600 comes with Agfa HealthCare’s MUSICA image processing software, an intelligent and automated digital radiography image processing software for consistently reliable, high-quality image visualization. Exam-independent, MUSICA automatically analyzes the characteristics of each image and optimizes processing parameters – independent of user input and dose deviations. As a result, minimal re- or post-processing is required.The system comes with a choice of fixed, tethered or wireless detectors, with cesium iodide (CsI) or gadolinium oxy-sulphide (GOS) technology. The high image quality of the CsI offers the potential for significant patient dose reduction, with faster availability of images that speeds up workflow and reduces patient waiting times.With Automatic Exposure Control offering high-speed accuracy and collimators with a Dose Area Product meter, the DR 600 can optimize and automatically report doses. Short exposures offered by new dose-sensing technology keep dose measurement accurate to the millisecond.The fully motorized wall bucky has vertical tracking with the tube, offering the option of DR Full Leg Full Spine (FLFS) with EasyStitch technology. Based on fully automated single focus technology, EasyStitch minimizes distortions. Angular tracking is available for dedicated exams, while motorized movement of the wall stand and tube head provides accurate stitching capabilities, for high precision in images. An optional table overlay allows you to perform FLFS right on the table.The DR 600 is still pending clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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