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About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan boss Giampaolo: I always had faith in Reinaby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo thanked his players after their 2-1 win at Genoa.Lasse Schone had Genoa aheead before Theo Hernandez and Franck Kessie struck for the visitors. Pepe Reina secured the points with an injury-time penalty save.Giampaolo said, “I am quite cool-headed during a game, fortunately. I had doubts it was a penalty, but Reina has so much character that I had faith he would save it.“It was a difficult match, we went underwater and were under a lot of pressure, so I praise the lads for not letting go. I didn’t even care if they misplaced a pass or a goal, the important thing was to give a response in terms of character.“I want us to continue with this character, but obviously hope to get a sharper and higher quality style of football in future.“I want to see this team play better football, but it wasn’t possible today because they felt the pressure so much and needed the victory so badly. We had to scrape the last bit of determination and character. I couldn’t ask them for beautiful football today, as we had other objectives.”
New York: While a host of young rivals hope to disrupt the dominance of the “Big Three” in men’s tennis, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain the US Open favorites. The year’s final Grand Slam showdown starts Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts with top-ranked Djokovic, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer and Spanish superstar Nadal having combined to win the past 11 Grand Slam titles. Federer, 38, doesn’t see a problem with the dominance by the sport’s elder statesmen, who together own 54 of the past 65 Slam titles. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “I don’t think it’s a problem, per se,” Federer said. “Now that Novak, Rafa and me are healthy again, Andy (Murray) also slowly coming back again, has made it much harder for young guys to come through. “They are definitely knocking on the door big-time now. I think that’s very encouraging for those who want to see somebody else win. I think also Novak’s domination, Rafa’s domination is also not normal for the game of tennis. “I think there’s going to be chances moving forward, but it’s not surprising with the type of tennis they’ve been playing in recent years.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Third-seeded Federer also throws in a chance for Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka, who like Britain’s injured Murray has won three Slam crowns during the “Big Three” reign, but figures a familiar face will be lifting the US Open trophy. “Yeah, it seems like the same guys are the favorites again this time around,” Federer said. “It will be a surprise if anybody else won.” Defending champion Djokovic, seeking a 17th career Grand Slam title, has won four of the past five Slams, denied only by Nadal’s French Open win in June. The 32-year-old Serbian says he has adjusted to the extra pressure of defending over the years. “It’s a paramount challenge to defend a Grand Slam title,” he said. “These are the tournaments you want to win the most. This is where you want to shine.” Nadal, 33, has made an impressive run with titles at Rome, the French Open and Montreal and a Wimbledon semi-final loss to Federer. “Arrive to the big events with good feelings helps,” Nadal said. “Positive feeling, positive memory on my mind. That helps for the confidence. “For the moment I am feeling well. I am practicing well during the whole week. Now remain a couple of days to just push a little bit more and try to start the tournament in a good way.” Second-ranked Nadal, an 18-time Grand Slam winner who took his 12th French Open title in June, isn’t too excited over Federer and Djokovic both being in the opposite half of the draw. “I have to win my matches to have an advantage because I only can meet them in the semifinals,” Nadal said. “I have plenty of work before that to know if I have an advantage or not.” – Medvedev, Thiem surging – =========================== Russia’s Daniil Medvedev has enjoyed a stellar US Open run-up with a win at Cincinnati and runner-up efforts at Washington and Montreal. “I don’t consider myself as one of the favorites just because at this moment of my career I haven’t even been in a quarter-final of a Slam,” Medvedev said. “If I get to the quarter-final, it’s going to be already a step forward and I’m going to be really happy about it. “When I play my best tennis I can beat basically everybody and that’s what I need to keep doing here.” Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem lost to Nadal in the Roland Garros final and will be a threat. “Every year he’s improving,” Nadal said. “Every day he’s very solid and every year is more solid. “He has everything to win important events. He already is winning important events. He’s a very, very hard worker. Just a question of time that he achieve all his goals.” Germany’s sixth-ranked Alexander Zverev warns not to ignore other lower seeds such as Japan’s seventh-seeded Kei Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up, and Greece’s eighth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas. “There are a few guys that have a real shot to win it,” Zverev said. “Obviously the ‘Big Three’ we don’t need to talk about. Of course, Novak is the big favorite, no question about it, but there are other guys that have been playing great tennis. I think those guys will be able to do some damage.” Federer, however, wouldn’t mind stretching his lead over Djokovic and Nadal in the men’s all-time Grand Slam title race. “I’m not putting extra pressure on myself. I know it’s going to be tough,” Federer said. “I feel like I’m part of that group who can do it.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City’s Annual Christmas Tree pick up is quickly approaching.If you are looking for ways to dispose of your real Christmas Tree, Saturday, January 5, 2019, Volunteers will be out collecting trees in city limits all day. The City asks that you have your tree out at your curb in an accessible spot by 8 am.For those that wish to drop of their own tree or require more time, you can do that at the Grounds Building; 9312 111 St from January 5-13th, 2019.
“I am extremely proud of my campaign team and the hard work they are doing putting up signs for those who want to show their support for my candidacy and the Conservative Party of Canada. We have never had a higher demand for signs,” said Zimmer.Monday, September 16th, Zimmer and his party had the grand opening for their Campaign Office in Fort St. John.Zimmer was elected to represent the Conservative party in 2011, 2015 and is now running for re-election in 2019 with the campaign slogan ‘It’s time to get you ahead.’ Zimmer shares, this is a positive message for the entire community.Zimmer has shared he and his team are making sure to pound the pavement, putting up signs and meeting people to answer their questions as he needs people to come out and support him.To view the post; CLICK HERE. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bob Zimmer posted to his FB page several of his campaign signs were vandalized and that is not stopping him.Zimmer shares, it is disappointing to see that several of his campaign signs have been defaced. Noting this kind of vandalism is illegal and undemocratic.The post goes on to urge people to respect the democratic process and leave campaign signs from all parties intact during the course of the campaign.
Greater Noida: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India hit terrorists in their backyard after the Pulwama terror attack and accused the previous Congress-led UPA government of lacking courage to take action against Pakistan-based terror groups after 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008. Addressing a rally here, Modi said what his government did post-Pulwama has not been done in decades. “We hit terrorists in their houses. The terrorists and their masters were not expecting this kind of response. The air strikes were done at 3.30 am and Paksitan lost its sleep. They tweeted at 5 a.m. and started saying that Modi has hit us,” he said. Recalling the surgical strike of 2016 in the wake of terror attack at Uri, he said terror masterminds were accustomed to thinking that India would do nothing, but his government has “taught them a lesson”. He alleged that perception about inaction by India was due to the government that ruled India before 2014. Modi said that there was need of action after the Mumbai terror attack that killed 166 people as the world community was with India. “But it needs courage. There were proofs of involvement of terror masterminds based in Pakistan. But what did India do?” he asked. Modi said the forces were ready for action but “Delhi was cold”. He said terror cannot be fought by constraining hands of defence force. Referring to the terror incidents after the Mumbai attack, Modi said these were also linked to Pakistan but the “remote-controlled” government showed inaction. “What did the then government do? They did not change the policy, but (changed) only home ministers. If they had shown the courage, given reply to terrorists in their language, terrorism would not have become such a big problem (for the country),” he said.
After three years, 386 sets and 107 matches, Ohio State women’s volleyball player Emily Danks killed another benchmark. In the Buckeyes Saturday contest against Toledo, Danks amassed her 1000th career kill, a feat only accomplished by 18 other OSU student-athletes before her in the sport. Danks, an American Volleyball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American selection, said she has both strengths and weaknesses going into the upcoming season, but she has been working hard to improve her game. “I think my biggest area of improvement is defense,” Danks said. “I have been working with Andrew (Palileo), our assistant head coach, and hopefully that will help me out.” But as Danks and the No. 24-ranked Buckeyes (2-1) opened up the 2012 season with back-to-back wins against Houston and Toledo last weekend in the Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic, OSU met its match against Oregon Saturday, falling 3-2 to the Ducks. The senior outside hitter said she has high hopes for the team this season. “We have a really good team this year and a lot of depth,” Danks said. “I’m excited to see how far we can go.” Danks said her favorite game she has played at OSU was the team’s match against Minnesota last year on Sept. 30, in which the Buckeyes swept the then-No. 10-ranked Gophers three games to none. “We won, and there is a clip online that I watch all the time,” Danks said. “It was just a definition of a fun volleyball game.” Danks said the team has set a goal this season to do better than they have in the past, and hopefully they will advance in the sport’s championship tournament to either the “Elite Eight” or even the national championship. Although Danks said she loves volleyball, she is looking forward to other personal and academic opportunities after this season. “Volleyball has been really good to me, but it is time to move on,” Danks said. “I’m looking into grad schools all over the country right now.” The Buckeyes will face Binghamton University in the Maryland Invitational in College Park, Md. Friday at 5 p.m.
Gennaro Gattuso is well aware that Juventus is a strong team, but he backs his boys in the match against the championsThe weekend gives a classic Italien encounter when AC Milan face Juventus.Although The Old Lady is way ahead of Milan in the table coach Gennaro Gattuso is confident that his team will match the reigning champions:““Those who were away with their national teams came back more relaxed. We needed this break. I see my players with great motivation.”“Juventus are a great team, unbeatable for the last six years. I am confident we will play a great game tomorrow and that Juve will have a hard time against us.”Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We have to be humble and respect our opponents who are stronger than us. We must play as a team. There’s a lot at stake and we are not allowed any false step.”“We have prepared two or three different tactical solutions based on how Juve will play. They have a winning mentality, fear nothing and are used to playing these games. They won’t be thinking about the UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid.”“Conti is now in the USA and we still don’t know whether he needs to undergo a small procedure. He is a great asset for our team and for the club. His teammates and I will all be here waiting for him.”“If we manage to do well in both the offensive and the defensive phase, we can do well against Juve. If we try to defend only, then it’s going to be tough,” he said according to calciomercato.com.
Pep Guardiola insisted that he has to be grateful to every single member of Manchester City as they all had a huge impact on their team winning the Premier League title this season.The Spaniard admitted that he wouldn’t be able to achieve such a thing without the support of the whole club and as the players returned to the training after their free days for celebrations, he expressed it.The former Barcelona coach spoke about this title-winning season as he said, according to France 24:Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“In the end, what we have done is to be better than 19 other teams, nothing else. But what you have done – all the people here, you deserve all my respect.”“Always it will remain in my heart until the last day of my life, I am pretty sure of that. What I felt this season is something amazing.”“You can lose one game, two games – but to be nine months, 10 months, every single day… that is the most outstanding thing an athlete can show in their lives and the people who surround them.”
Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini admits that he considered retiring from international duty, despite being just four games shy reaching 100 senior capsThe 34-year-old defender is one of several veterans that have remained at the Azzurri following last November’s World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden.Italy will play their first competitive game today against Poland under new manager Roberto Mancini in the UEFA Nations League.The 53-year-old has called up new rising young stars for Italy and feels that the Nations League provides his youngsters with an opportunity to prove themselves.Now Chiellini is excited to team up with this new crop of young talent and hopes this marks the start of a new beginning for Italy.Serie 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….“I did consider a few things and discussed it with my friends,” said Chiellini, according to SportsKeeda.“I wasn’t sure if I would return, but the enthusiasm the youngsters bring really pushes you on.“During this training camp, there’s been a calm atmosphere, a desire to move forward, to do something new and not look back at the past.“You can’t leave the national team behind. I hope my presence will never be a problem for this squad.”Italy will face Euro 2016 winners Portugal in their second game of the Nations League on Monday.
Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness has compared his old club to Spanish side FC Barcelona.Liverpool have won all five games of the Premier League so far and Souness insists they remind of him of Pep Guardiola’s Barca team.“You go back to Barcelona at their very best, you sat back and enjoyed their passing and moving football with their magicians like (Lionel) Messi and (Andres) Iniesta and Xavi – but it was easy to overlook their work-rate,” he told Sky Sports.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s the same with this Liverpool team. You admire the goals and creativity but can overlook the intensity they play with when they don’t have the ball. If they can keep it going, whoever finishes in front of them this season will win the league.“The front three put the ball under pressure every minute. They nick the ball high up the pitch, they hunt in packs and they all know what they are doing.“They are all a goal threat but in this game they showed another side and worked their socks off. You can say Tottenham didn’t play well but a fundamental reason for that is they weren’t given any time and space to play.”
The Black Women Overload group is sponsoring a discussion about Black women and their political stances in the upcoming presidential election at the Southeast library, 403 7th Street S.E., from 3 p. m. – 4 p. m. on March 6. The event will address Black women’s concerns, political views and voting strategies related to the 2016 election. The event is open and free to the public but a donation is welcomed. For more information, contact Krystal Leaphart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Popular on Variety Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming platform has announced that it has enlisted an “independent, third party cyber-security firm” to investigate a possible data breach, according to Music Business Worldwide.While the platform has been accused of exaggerating its subscriber numbers and streaming numbers for Kanye West’s “Life of Pablo” and Beyonce’s “Lemonade” albums — allegations it has strongly denied — the company said in a statement today that “we feel it is important to make sure that our artists, employees, and subscribers know that we are not taking the security and integrity of our data lightly, and we will not back down from our commitment to them.”CEO Richard Sanders said in a statement: “We reject and deny the claims that have been made by Dagens Næringsliv. Although we do not typically comment on stories we believe to be false, we feel it is important to make sure that our artists, employees, and subscribers know that we are not taking the security and integrity of our data lightly, and we will not back down from our commitment to them. “When we learned of a potential data breach we immediately, and aggressively, began pursuing multiple avenues available to uncover what occurred. This included reporting it to proper authorities, pursuing legal action, and proactively taking steps to further strengthen our stringent security measures that are already in place.“Additionally, we have engaged an independent, third party cyber-security firm to conduct a review of what happened and help us further protect the security and integrity of our data. We are proud of the hard work, devotion to our artist driven mission, and tremendous accomplishments of our over one hundred employees in Norway and fifty more in the United States.“We look forward to sharing with them, and all of our partners, the results of the review once completed.”Tidal, which has rarely shared its data publicly, had a streaming exclusive on West’s album for its first six weeks of release and continues to be the exclusive streamer for Beyonce’s album. It claimed that West’s album had been streamed 250 million times in its first 10 days of release in February of 2016, while claiming it had just 3 million subscribers — a claim that would have meant every subscriber played the album an average of eight times per day; and that Beyonce’s album was streamed 306 million times in its first 15 days of release in April of 2016.These claims led the Norwegian paper to investigate the service’s numbers and report that it was intentionally inflating its subscriber count, a report supported by research from British firm Midia, which estimated that Tidal’s total number of subscribers was closer to 1 million globally.The DN report says that “Beyoncé’s and Kanye West’s listener numbers on Tidal have been manipulated to the tune of several hundred million false plays… which has generated massive royalty payouts at the expense of other artists.” It bases this claim on data contained within a hard drive it obtained that “contains ‘billions of rows of [internal TIDAL data]: times and song titles, user IDs and country codes.” Tidal has disputed the information on the hard drive, but the paper asserts that it matches information received by labels for the time period. In a statement provided to Variety, Tidal responded: “This is a smear campaign from a publication that once referred to our employee as an ‘Israeli Intelligence officer’ and our owner as a ‘crack dealer.’ We expect nothing less from them than this ridiculous story, lies and falsehoods. The information was stolen and manipulated and we will fight these claims vigorously.” The quotes reference descriptions of Jay-Z and Tidal COO/Roc Nation executive Lior Tibon in a previous Dagens Næringsliv article, which were technically accurate at one time but are decades out of date.The paper supported its findings with data from NTNU – the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – which it says has “assembled some of Norway’s leading experts in data security and cybercrime prevention.” Its report reads in part, “Using advanced statistical analysis of the data provided by DN, NTNU determined that there had in fact been a manipulation of the data at particular times due to the large presence of similar duplicate records occurring for a large percentage of the userbase that was active at any given time. In reviewing the data, in isolation from any other records or logs, it was not possible to determine the exact means of manipulation; however, the absence of records with unreadable data suggested it was not an external Structured Query Language Injection (SQLi) vector based attacked, but rather manipulation from within the streaming service itself. Due to the targeted nature and extent of the manipulation, it is very unlikely that this manipulation was solely the result of a code based bug or other system anomaly. The following analysis shows in detail why this conclusion is the most likely conclusion and further, the nature and extent it is suspected that the manipulation has affected the accuracy of the data … The manipulation appears targeted towards a very specific set of track IDs, related to two distinct albums,” “Pablo” and “Lemonade.” The report can be viewed here. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Munching on walnuts may help control hunger pangs, according to a study which found that the snack activates an area in the brain associated with regulating appetite. “It was pretty surprising to see evidence of activity changing in the brain related to food cues, and by extension what people were eating and how hungry they feel,” said Olivia M Farr from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the US. Walnut, the single-seeded stone fruit, is rich in omega-3 fats, protein, antioxidants, plant sterols, magnesium, copper, Vitamins A, D, etc. Consumption of walnuts suppresses your hunger. It makes you feel fuller for a longer duration thereby helping you in your weight loss trail. Researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe how consuming walnuts changes activity in the brain.They recruited 10 volunteers with obesity for two five- day sessions. A controlled environment allowed researchers to keep tabs on the volunteers’ exact nutritional intake, rather than depend on volunteers’ often unreliable food records.During one five-day session, volunteers consumed daily smoothies containing 48 grammes of walnuts. During their other stay in the clinic, they received a walnut-free but nutritionally comparable placebo smoothie, flavoured to taste exactly the same as the walnut-containing smoothie. Researchers noted that participants reported feeling less hungry during the week they consumed walnut-containing smoothies than during the week they were given the placebo smoothies.Specific hormones in the body help control appetite. Some hormones are responsible for signalling the body to eat, whereas others tell the body it is full, or satiated. Eating food rich in PUFAs, like walnuts, can influence the appetite hormones so that one can feel fuller for longer. Adding that appetite hormones play an important role in regulating how much an individual eats. Other foods rich in PUFAs include oily fish such as salmon and corn, grapeseed or canola oil. The control diet was comprised of 7% polyunsaturated fat, 15% monounsaturated fat and 13% saturated fat, compared to the PUFA-rich diet which was 21% polyunsaturated fat.While in the machine, participants were shown images of desirable foods like hamburgers and desserts, neutral objects like flowers and rocks, and less desirable foods like vegetables. When participants were shown pictures of highly desirable foods, fMRI imaging revealed increased activity in a part of the brain called the right insula after participants had consumed the five-day walnut-rich diet compared to when they had not.”This is a powerful measure. We know there is no ambiguity in terms of study results. When participants eat walnuts, this part of their brain lights up, and we know that is connected with what they are telling us about feeling less hungry or more full,” said Christos Mantzoros, professor of medicine at Harvard University in the US.This area of the insula is likely involved in cognitive control and salience, meaning that participants were paying more attention to food choices and selecting the less desirable or healthier options over the highly desirable or less healthy options, researchers said. When purchasing unshelled walnuts, one should avoid those with a rubbery or shrivelled appearance. Because walnuts turn rancid fairly quickly, shelled nuts should be kept in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator, where they can keep for six months, or in the freezer, where they’ll stay fresh up to a year. Unshelled walnuts will keep fresh in any cool, dry location for six months. To preserve flavor and nutrients, avoid chopping nuts until you’re actually ready to use them.Walnuts are high calorie content food item. So one must be careful in how much they eat. Having given that warning, it is almost impossible to eat too many walnuts daily. A four ounce of walnut consumption will provide full requirement of daily fat content. The overall impact is on your weight. When the health of your heart is improved, inflammations are removed and diabetes is controlled, it must reduce weight.
Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. You’ll also find us on Instagram here . Updates as we get them on the feed below.18:44Traffic continues to pass via the hardshoulder on the #M6 northbound between J15 and J16 #Staffordshire as carriageway clean up and preparations for re-surfacing continue at scene. Severe delays currently between J14 and J16- https://t.co/eORQOLycz1 pic.twitter.com/Sp6the8Fb0— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) August 6, 201817:13Traffic now passing on the hard shoulder and the #M6 is now open northbound between J15 and J16 in #Staffordshire. 3 lanes remain closed currently. Severe delays currently between J14 and J16 pic.twitter.com/U8nlrvkGpv— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) August 6, 201817:12Today we attended a potentially nasty RTC. Unbelievably everyone was discharged on scene but what a lucky group of people!! Huge thanks to the offduty @metpoliceuk officers who assisted greatly until help arrived. @Nic_Gunn @OFFICIALWMAS @StaffsNorth @BASICS_HQ @StaffsFire pic.twitter.com/MacwjSs5Tf— Jon Ireson (@wmasjonireson) August 6, 201814:47Fire now out but long delays continueA Highways England spokesman said:Car fire now extinguished on the M6 northbound between J15 and J16 which remains BLOCKED. Firefighters remain on scene damping down. Long delays behind between J15 and J16 currently. “ All traffic is being held on the M6 motorway’s northbound carriageway due to a vehicle fire. Inrix, a traffic data company, reports all traffic being temporarily held, vehicle fire and smoke blowing across the road on the M6 Northbound from J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Cameras show the car on fire is in lane three (of three). Inrix, a traffic data company, reports emergency services are yet to be at scene. A Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 northbound between J15 and J16 has traffic stopped due to a car fire. Emergency services en route. Expect delays to build.” One lane is also due to smoke blowing across the road onthe M6 Southbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent). For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read More