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We respect Supreme Court’s verdict, says Rajeev Shukla

first_imgIPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Monday that the BCCI respects Supreme Court’s verdict and will look to implement the recommendations made by the Lodha panel.”We respect SC’s decision. Will look into how we can implement the Lodha panel recommendations,” Shukla was quoted as saying by television channels.The Supreme Court accepted the major recommendations of the Lodha Committe on reforms in the BCCI which included a bar on ministers and civil servants being a part of the cricket board. It also accepted the bar on people above the age of 70 being the boards member but left it to Parliament to decide whether it should come under RTI. (Also read: Supreme Court gives BCCI 6 months to implement Lodha reforms, ministers barred)Former India cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad too accepted the verdict of the apex court.”Let’s all accept Supreme Court’s verdict gracefully & humbly-after all isn’t health of Indn Crkt more imp than any personality pol/otherwise!” tweeted Bedi.Azad took to Twitter as well to express his views.”My stand vindicated, #SupremeCourt accepts Justice Lodha committee report. Wait for my further action against #DDCA and #BCCI,” wrote Azad, who alongside Bedi has led a crusade against corruption in the DDCA.A bench comprising of Chief Justice TS Thakur, FMI Kalifulla also rejected BCCI’s objection against the recommendations for one-state-one-vote and said that the states which have multiple cricket associations like Maharashtra and Gujarat will be given voting rights on a rational basis.(With PTI Inputs)advertisementlast_img read more

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Lloris banned & fined £50k after drink-driving guilty plea

first_imgTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined £50,000 after pleading guilty to drink-driving.The France international attended a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday after he was stopped by police on August 24.The court was told the 31-year-old provided a sample containing 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit in England and Wales. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! An unmarked police car had spotted Lloris – who captained Les Bleus to World Cup glory in Russia on July 15 – as he drove his Porsche Panamera in the early hours, with prosecutor Henry Fitch claiming the player went through a red light before being stopped.Fitch also told the court that police saw Lloris driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone, and veering towards parked cars before correcting himself. Vomit was discovered within the car, and Lloris had to be helped from the vehicle by officers.David Sonn, defending, said Lloris had been dining in a restaurant where he received drinks from fellow diners.”On July 15 he was arguably the proudest man on the planet [after France’s World Cup triumph],” Mr Sonn said.”Just 40 days later, he was arrested. He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight.”The spectacular fall from grace is not lost on Mr Lloris,” he said.The keeper issued a statement after his arrest, featuring a fulsome apology.“I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters,” he said.“Drink driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”The club stated that they would deal with the “extremely serious” matter internally.He featured in Spurs’ first game after his initial arrest – a 3-0 victory at Manchester United – but was left out of the squad for the following game against Watford due to injury.Earlier this week, Lloris spoke about the ‘mistake’ he had made, telling RMC, he stated: “Like everyone, I have my private life. I made a mistake. You have to accept responsibility for it. I have to stay focused on the most important things to me, the pitch, my friends, my family. I always want to go out onto the field to have fun and keep improving myself.”Lloris has been nominated for The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award, along with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel.Mauricio Pochettino’s side return to action against Liverpool this weekend, but it remains to be seen if Lloris will feature. Spurs are currently fifth in the Premier League table. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Says 1 College Football Team Needs A Lot Of Help

first_imgKirk Herbstreit On College Football's Most "Intimidating" StadiumESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit believes one major college football program needs a lot of help moving forward in order to seriously get into College Football Playoff contention.Unfortunately for this major college football program, Herbstreit is probably right.Washington State has just one loss and is ranked No. 8 in the country, but the Cougars still appear to be a ways out from legitimate College Football Playoff talk.Herbstreit says they need help.Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State, among other programs, all probably have better paths to the College Football Playoff.The ESPN college football analyst believes that Washington State needs some help from the Big 12 and the Big Ten in order to potentially reach the College Football Playoff. A loss from Notre Dame would probably help, too.If Oklahoma and West Virginia can beat each other once in the next couple of weeks and the Big Ten East Division champion loses in the conference championship game, it’s possible that Washington State could end up getting into the top four.Still, it’s probably a longshot for Mike Leach’s program.Herbstreit believes Washington State needs plenty of help moving forward and he is most-likely going to end up being right.last_img read more

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PM Opens Festo Training Centre at CMU

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Wednesday (September 19), officially opened the region’s first Festo Authorised and Certified Training (FACT) Centre at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in Kingston.The state-of-the-art facility, which will deliver international certification in industrial automation and mechatronics, is the result of a partnership between the CMU and globally renowned German training institute, Festo Didactic.The Centre, which is the largest to be established globally, has the capacity to train and certify more than 4,000 students annually.Prime Minister Holness, who delivered the keynote address, said the facility’s development is consistent with Jamaica’s commitment “to develop our human resources, so [that] they are second to none and to develop our institutions, so that they are modern and internationally competitive”.He noted that the world is on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution, which integrates physical, digital and biological technologies, and the scope and complexity of transformation requires that “we must be cutting-edge and ensure that high standards are the norm and not the exception”.He said the Centre will ensure that graduates are “instilled with analytical and creative habits of thinking and an aptitude for discernment and sound judgement that can guide them through a lifetime of achievement and success”.“It is through equipping our human resources to be productive and competitive that we will attain the potential and will for positive growth and development,” he pointed out.In his remarks, Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon, Ruel Reid, said the FACT Centre has provided the Caribbean with the largest cutting-edge engineering training capacity.“The CMU, as we all know, has already soared to national, regional and international acclaim… and now partnering with Festo… will bring the university to even higher heights. I am confident that this addition to the CMU campus will yield fantastic results,” he added. The state-of-the-art facility, which will deliver international certification in industrial automation and mechatronics, is the result of a partnership between the CMU and globally renowned German training institute, Festo Didactic. Festo Didactic Regional Director for the Americas, Dr. Theodoros Ktistakis, noted that the FACT Centre’s opening culminates six years of discussions with the CMU, and will provide training opportunities for young people in a “modern and motivating environment”.He said that the training and certification that will be provided at the CMU, through the FACT Centre, “will have worldwide acceptance”.“The training facility, which we inaugurate today, and the CMU’s team, which are trained and certified, are the guarantors that education and skills development correspond to international standards. Festo, as a long-time partner of CMU, will constantly support you and will be at your side,” he assured.For his part, CMU President, Professor Fritz Pinnock, described the FACT Centre’s establishment, as a “journey with a vision”, adding that “this is only the beginning, as we [will be] leapfrogging into the future” through the training and certification provided.Other key partners in the development of the FACT Centre include the PetroCaribe Development Fund, which provided US$402 million of the US$700-million-plus expenditure on the facility, and HEART Trust/NTA, which will partner with the CMU in programme delivery. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Wednesday (September 19), officially opened the region’s first Festo Authorised and Certified Training (FACT) Centre at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in Kingston. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), and Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (left), unveil the sign marking the offical opening of the Festo Authorised and Certified Training (FACT) Centre at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in Kingston.on Wednesday (September 19). Looking on is CMU President, Professor Fritz Pinnock.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), and Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (left), unveil the sign marking the offical opening of the Festo Authorised and Certified Training (FACT) Centre at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in Kingston.on Wednesday (September 19). Looking on is CMU President, Professor Fritz Pinnock. Prev 1of2 Nextlast_img read more

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Mark Ronson To Return As Host For The Other Ball

first_imgMark Ronson, the incredibly talented Producer and Artist, will host The Other Ball, bringing along some of his enlightened musical friends in a collaboration with amazing Musical Director and Super Producer Jeff Bhasker to create a magical experience on Wednesday June 4th 2014 in London.The Other Ball is an annual London event designed to raise funds to protect at risk children in India and Africa from adversity and exploitation. During this amazing evening kindred souls will come together to transcend the machine and lift the spirit to bring hope to these children.Musical performances will be conducted by Florence + The Machine, Lily Allen, Rudimental, Blood Orange and others.Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy, is pleased to announce that Global Chief Executive Officer, Jez Frampton, is being honored at The Other Ball in London. Frampton will be lauded for his long-time dedication to Corporate Citizenship and for the positive impact his leadership has had on the business world.The Other Ball is organized by Arms Around The Child, an organization which raises funds to protect at-risk children in India and Africa.Frampton is being honored along with Angelique Kidjo, the Grammy Award-winning singer, co-founder of Batonga and UNICEF Ambassador.“I am humbled to be honored alongside Angelique Kidjo at The Other Ball,” noted Frampton. “Given my genuine passion for both music and driving positive change, I am delighted to join Leigh Blake and the team at Arms Around The Child for an evening that aims to provide at-risk children in India and Africa with something every human being deserves — a safe and loving childhood.”The event takes place at One Mayfair, North Audley Street, London. To find out more, click here.last_img read more

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Watch Prime Minister Trudeaus address to the AFNs Special Chiefs Assembly here

first_imgAPTN National NewsNot only is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalling the need for a new relationship between the Crown and First Nations peoples, he’s also the first sitting leader to address a gathering of Chiefs.Trudeau spoke to about 1,300 people today in Gatineau, QC, across the river from Parliament Hill.last_img

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Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugee children kick off school year in

12 September 2007As the new school year kicked off this week in Syria, tens of thousands of Iraqi refugee children have started classes there with help from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Since early this year, Syria has been preparing to accommodate 100,000 Iraqi students in its schools during the 2007-2008 academic year, up from some 33,000 last year. UNHCR estimates that 1.4 million Iraqis – 250,000 of them of school age – who have fled the violence in their homeland are currently living in Syria.Laurens Jolles, the agency’s representative in Syria, said the Iraqi children there are the future of their country. “Many have already missed out on a considerable amount of their education, both in Iraq and as refugees in Syria. It is one of our top priorities to support the Ministry of Education to accommodate the tens of thousands of Iraqi children who want to enrol in schools.”UNHCR has several plans – such as transportation to other schools with space, temporary classrooms and providing extra funding to pay teachers’ salaries for school with double-shift systems – in place to aid schools overwhelmed by applications from Iraqi children.With the support of the Syrian Red Crescent, UNHCR has distributed school uniforms to more than 11,000 school children in the past two weeks, and aims to supply another 9,000 more in the coming months.“My dream in life is to be a doctor,” said 16-year-old Nada, who is attending school for the first time in two years. “I find it really hard to study in Syria – my whole life is disrupted. Although I wish I could return to my life in Iraq, I am grateful that I have the opportunity to study again.”She graduated as one of the top 10 students in the Baghdad region in June 2005, but her family fled to Syria after the murders of three of her uncles and the kidnapping of another.In July, UNHCR and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a joint appeal for $129 million to support the education of Iraqi refugees in the region, and they have also established an Emergency Education Taskforce to tackle the issues preventing Iraqi refugees from receiving schooling. By the end of this year, UNHCR expects to have given more than $20 million to the Syrian Ministry of Education, with that figure to increase in 2008. read more

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Judge OKs transfer of QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange case to Toronto court

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has approved the relocation of QuadrigaCX’s ongoing bankruptcy proceedings from Halifax to Toronto.The change of jurisdiction had been requested by the accounting firm investigating the exchange’s collapse, as the case is now largely focused on people and assets residing in Ontario.Asim Iqbal, a lawyer with Miller Thompson representing the roughly 76,000 affected users, says it was a “good decision” to handle the case in a more cost-effective way, reducing travel and administrative expenses.Accounting firm Ernst and Young had said that the involvement of several law enforcement agencies and regulators investigating QuadrigaCX’s downfall means the case will require multiple court appearances in Toronto.Of the QuadrigaCX users who lost money, 39 per cent were based in Ontario, 19 per cent were in British Columbia and 14 per cent were in Quebec, while 1.4 per cent lived in Nova Scotia.QuadrigaCX’s parent company Quadriga Fintech Solutions was granted creditor protection on Feb. 5 and entered bankruptcy proceedings on April 15.The Canadian Press read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 26, 2016 3:07 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,639.88, up 9.16 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 10 cents, or 2.59 per cent, to $3.76 on 11.5-million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Unchanged at $5.76 on 9.4-million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.18 per cent, to $5.60 on 7.1-million shares. Kinross says it has suspended operations at a mine in Chile ahead of schedule because of a dispute involving water use. The Toronto-based miner says 300 workers at the Maricunga mine will be laid off as a result of the decision.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down eight cents, or 0.74 per cent, to $10.76 on 5.6-million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 0.47 per cent, to $6.38 on 5.6-million shares.Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Down seven cents, or 1.36 per cent, to $5.09 on 5.4-million shares.Companies reporting major news:BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Up six cents, or 0.58 per cent, to $10.38 on 652,565 shares. BlackBerry announced a plan to restructure its debt and cut its interest costs. Trading in BlackBerry shares had been halted pending the announcement. Under the plan, the company will redeem about US$1.245 billion in six-per-cent unsecured convertible debentures, which can be converted into BlackBerry shares at a price of US$10 per share. BlackBerry also said it has signed a deal with Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and other institutional investors to raise US$605 million in new 3.75-per-cent unsecured convertible debentures. Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

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Disneys first exclusively gay moment hits screens in Beauty and the Beast

first_imgIt built its reputation on princesses finding their prince, living happily ever after in storylines which set the benchmark for romance for generations of children.Now, Disney is to move firmly into a new era as it introduces its first “exclusively gay moment”, disclosing the new version of Beauty and the Beast will star a manservant exploring his sexuality. Matt Cain, editor-in-chief of Attitude magazine, said: “It may have been a long time coming but this is a watershed moment for Disney.“By representing same-sex attraction in this short but explicitly gay scene, the studio is sending out a message that this is normal and natural – and this is a message that will be heard in every country of the world, even countries where it’s still socially unacceptable or even illegal to be gay. Luke Evans stars as Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou It stars Watson as book-loving Belle, revamped in this version to be an inventor in her own right and wear riding boots instead of impractical ballet shoes.The beast is played by Dan Stevens, best-known to British fans as Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey.Sir Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson star as a clock and a teapot, while Luke Evans will play Gaston and Josh Gad takes the role of a LeFou. Dan Stevens and Emma Watson star in the film “But it’s a step in the right direction and I applaud Disney for being brave enough to make it – and in doing so hopefully helping to change attitudes and bring about real social progress.”The new film, however, retain its central love story: the ostracised Belle and the cursed beast trapped in his castle and doomed to a life of loneliness.Speaking of the film’s central love story, and why Belle and the Beast eventually fall for one another, Stevens said: “It’s about that sense of persecution.“Belle is seen as a bit of a freak within her community, this girl who reads and invents things and is a bit too clever for the local Establishment. Luke Evans stars as Gaston and Josh Gad as Le FouCredit:Disney Le Fou sings about Gaston in the tavernCredit:Disney Josh Gad as LeFou in the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast With lines like “For there’s no man in town half as manly / Perfect, a pure paragon”, some forward-thinking fans had speculated there may be more to their relationship.Their hopes will be confirmed when the new version is released in the UK on March 17. Josh Gad as LeFou in the live action remake of Beauty and the BeastCredit:Disney “And that’s what has its pay-off at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”In the original 1991 animated film, LeFou is introduced as the hapless sidekick of Gaston, the swaggering ladies’ man who hopes to woo Belle with a series of ill-judged seduction techniques. This is a watershed moment for DisneyMatt Cain, editor-in-chief of Attitude The full interview is published in Attitude magazine now In an interview with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon said: “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston.“He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. “And Josh [Gad, who plays LeFou] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. LeFou is best-known to fans of the film for singing “Gaston”, a pub ditty aimed at cheering up the spurned hero. Le Fou sings about Gaston in the tavern A brief clip of the film released online on Tuesday shows a flamboyant Gad singing his ode to Gaston in a pink neck bow and winking at his drinking mates.Attitude declares Beauty and the Beast “Disney’s gayest film ever”, with a “same-sex surprise” for fans.It comes after years of pressure from some fans, who have petitioned for more represention of the LGBTQ community on screen.  He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelingsBill Condon, director “It’s only a first step towards creating a cinematic world that reflects the world in which many of us are now proud to live. LeFou in his 1991 incarnation Dan Stevens and Emma Watson star in the filmCredit:Disney The live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is already on course to be the most thoroughly modern film of its kind, with star Emma Watson discussing how she made the role of Belle more feminist. The team have now revealed one character, LeFou, will experience Disney’s first ever “gay moment” on screen, as he struggles with his feelings for ultra-macho leading man Gaston. LeFou in his 1991 incarnation The full interview is published in Attitude magazine now “And Beast is obviously persecuted because of his appearance.”Watson added: “‘I think it was really important actually for Dan and I to develop and understand why each of our characters feel like they don’t fit in.“I certainly felt watching the original that I wanted to know more about why Belle feels that she’s different and why she wants to be different and why she’s naturally different.”The full interview is published in the April issue of Attitude, out now. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Experts assess industrys exploration and investment credentials at RMGs annual conference

first_imgRaw Materials Group is hosting its sixth Annual Exploration & Mining Investment Conference in Stockholm on November 12-13. The seminar addresses those within the financial sphere, analysts and journalists who are interested in developing and enhancing their knowledge of the industry. This year’s event has several renowned experts giving their assessment of the mining industry’s status, its future and metal price forecasts. Confirmed international speakers include:Jeffrey M Christian, Managing Director, CPM Group, New YorkMagnus Ericsson, Partner, Raw Materials Group, StockholmJiang Guofeng, Manager, Beijing Antaike Information Development Co, ChinaJan Häggström, Chief Economist, Handelsbanken, StockholmMarja Kirves, Principal MK Commodities, previously Market Research Analyst, Xstrata/FalconbridgeJim Lennon, Senior Commodities Analyst, Macquarie Securities Group, LondonChristopher Plummer, Managing Director, Metal Strategies, Philadelphia, USA.In addition to the above there will be company presentations made by, mining companies, Alcaston Exploration, Boliden, Botnia Exploration, Endomines AB, IGE Nordic AB, Lovisagruvan, Mineral Invest, Nordic Mines, Northland Resources, and Platina Resources. For more information on the event go to www.rmg.selast_img read more

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Hazer Group eyes commercial synthetic graphite goal as pilot plant tests recommence

first_imgASX-listed Hazer Group says its Fluidised Bed Reactor (FBR) pilot plant has been relocated from Sydney to Kwinana, in Perth, Australia, and the company is ready to re-commence its testing programme.The Hazer FBR pilot plant is now located next to the Paddle Tube Reactor (PTR) pilot plant, being developed by Mineral Resources in accordance with the cooperation agreement executed by the two companies back in December 2017. This pact covered the design and construction of a commercial-scale synthetic graphite facility, with Mineral Resources funding all commercial development and Hazer providing intellectual property and technical assistance.Hazer said Mineral Resources’ PTR pilot plant has also commenced commissioning.Hazer is undertaking the commercialisation of the Hazer Process, a low-emission hydrogen and graphite production process. The Hazer process enables the effective conversion of natural gas and similar methane feedstocks, into hydrogen and high-quality graphite, using iron ore as a process catalyst. The FBR pilot plant allows the company to trial the Hazer process.Hazer CEO, Geoff Ward, said: “We are very pleased that these important milestones have been achieved and we look forward to seeing the results from the PTR pilot plant over the coming months as we progress our collaboration with Mineral Resources to develop a commercial synthetic graphite production facility.“With regards to the Hazer FBR programme, the outstanding results achieved in 2018 have given us the confidence to proceed into front-end engineering and design studies for a commercial demonstration plant (CDP).“As previously advised, these studies have progressed well and are expected to be completed in April. We are continuing to work with potential offtake hydrogen partners, gas suppliers and project funders to bring together the first commercial Hazer facility.”The company is targeting securing all the necessary project agreements to take a final investment decision on the CDP by mid-2019, with a projected commencement date for the CDP of the December quarter of 2020.last_img read more

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Juan Mata keeps moving further from Manchester United

first_imgAccording to a report from Diario Sport, there is a contract clause that could allow Juan Mata to leave Manchester United for FC Barcelona.Reports from several news outlets in Spain and England have been talking about Juan Mata’s possibilities of leaving Manchester United, his most likely destination is FC Barcelona but there are several details that we need to consider from this imminent negotiation.Juan Mata as we all know, is soon to be 31-years of age and he is already considered a veteran amongst his peers in the Red Devils.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently revealed that he would like the Spaniard to stay but there are sources who are very close to the technical staff that disagrees, this is the case with former Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager, Rene Meulensteen.The ex-right hand of the mythical Scottish manager loves Juan Mata, but he revealed that he may not be Solskjaer’s cup of tea for the squad and he may leave the club soon in order to “refresh” that position in the squad: “Ole obviously had a good look at the squad and he wants to play with a lot of energy and a lot of pace,” said Rene on 888sport.“Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Mata and think he’s a great player but it just might be that Mata doesn’t fit in the picture that Ole sees.”“That is obvious otherwise he would have played more often and at some point you have to refresh your squad in certain areas.”Juan Mata suena para el Barcelona ⚽Dale a ❤️ si te gustaría que volviese a la Liga.pic.twitter.com/4QhICFmbR2— RETAbet (@RETAbet) January 31, 2019After knowing this information that hits very close to home, all we had to do is investigate the situation further in order to find some more revealing details about the possibility of Juan Mata actually leaving Manchester United.Turns out that the Red Devils have a contract clause on every player when he first arrives, that allows them to automatically renew their agreement exactly one year after they have been in the club but that only happens once for every player and Mata has already extended his contract once.This means that the Spaniard has been free to negotiate with any club of his choosing since January 1st, which means that he can easily go to FC Barcelona and talk about the possibility of moving to the Catalan club where he can finish his career in style.The type of midfielder Juan Mata is fits perfectly with Barcelona’s philosophy, which means that signing the player would be a no-brainer for the Catalan club but there are other things to consider here.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The player’s wage should be no problem as he currently earns a reported €6 million per season at Manchester United, a salary that the club has no problem covering.Juan Mata to Barcelona.Discuss. pic.twitter.com/T2IGg37Ly5— Goal (@goal) January 24, 2019This is where Diario Sport’s report from this Thursday becomes relevant, as Juan Mata has spoken to his agent and revealed that his options are to either strike a contract renewal with Manchester United or ultimately decide to continue his career at FC Barcelona.The Spaniard loves playing in English football, but the idea of playing for one of the best clubs in the world alongside Lionel Messi is also very seducing to him.If Juan doesn’t see Manchester United moving forward with his contract extension, he has already delivered specific instructions to his agent so they can reach an agreement with the Catalan club that can suit all parties involved in the negotiation.Given that the winter transfer window is about to close, this deal would have to be completed next summer and Juan Mata has no problem waiting for it to cook slowly.Barcelona would very much like to have one of the best Spanish midfielders in recent history playing his final best years with the Catalan club, his free-agent status and his wage would speed up the operation without a problem.All Barcelona needs to do is hope that Manchester United doesn’t decide to extend his contract, but judging by Meulensteen’s statements this is very unlikely.El Barcelona tiene a Juan Mata en la agenda… y queda libre en junio https://t.co/T0QcKhHuRp— OKDIARIO (@okdiario) January 30, 2019What do you prefer for Juan Mata, for him to remain at Manchester United or strike a deal with FC Barcelona next summer? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Boots recalled after customer discovers swastikas on soles

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. A shoe manufacturer says they are recalling a line of boots after a customer noticed the soles left a surprising imprint.A user on Reddit posted an image of his work boots with swastika-shaped marks the soles left on the ground, saying, “There was an angle I didn’t get to see when ordering my new work boots.”Polar Fox Boots had the shoes listed on Amazon as military boots, and the image soon garnered plenty of attention.“Hopefully, they’re at least the Reich size,” one person joked.The company quickly recalled the controversial boots once word spread about the unfortunate sole marks, claiming they were unaware of the markings until the Reddit post appeared.“That was totally something that wasn’t intentional,” Polar Fox e-commerce manager Anthony Nguyen told the Daily Mail. “It’s something that we’re going to pull off the shelves obviously. It was obviously a design flaw.”The listing has since been pulled off Amazon’s website. last_img read more

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JOURNEY TO INDIA A Free Evening Of Dance Storytelling In Wilmington On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Enjoy an evening of dance and storytelling with Wilmington resident and acclaimed Indian classical dance artist Mouli Pal this Friday, October 5, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, at Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).Free admission. A donation to the church is appreciated. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Wilmington Cultural Council.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedIndian Classical Dance Workshop & Performance In Wilmington On August 23In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 5, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Nov 13 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsDems Kawasaki and Dodge take leads from questioned ballots, absentees still to be countedAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauFairbanks Democrat Scott Kawasaki took a 152-vote lead over Republican Senator Pete Kelly, while Democratic House candidate Kathryn Dodge took a 10-vote lead over Republican Barton LeBon.Jury delivers verdict in ex-cop’s lawsuitCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA former Anchorage police lieutenant has won more than $2 million from the Municipality of Anchorage in his lawsuit over unfair labor practices.Justices wrestle how to set hovercraft case apart from subsistenceLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – WashingtonLast week, the U.S Supreme Court again heard arguments in a case that pits the mission of the National Park Service against the sovereignty of the state of Alaska.As the climate changes, Alaska’s DOT works to keep upElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauUnpredictable weather events can make a daily commute a real headache. They’re also becoming more common in Alaska as the climate warms.UA regents approve budget proposalDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska board of regents has approved an operating budget proposal for the next fiscal yearWith no probation officer in Dillingham, how does supervision work in Bristol Bay?Isabelle Ross, KDLG – DillinghamDillingham’s only probation officer retired in April. While the Division of Probation and Parole has worked to hire a replacement, the region has operated without an on-site officer for six months.Alaska contractors flock to new military construction projectsAssociated PressA presentation planned for Wednesday in Fairbanks to inform contractors on how to bid on military projects filled up a few days after it was announced last week.Fairbanks hires law firms to advise on suing over groundwater-contaminating chemicalsTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe City of Fairbanks has retained two Lower 48 law firms to advise on how to sue the manufacturers of chemical compounds that have contaminated groundwater in several areas around the city.Alaska Mental Health Trust considers Canadian partnership to develop metals mineHenry Leasia, KHNS – HainesA deal would eliminate a lot of red tape for the Palmer Project.last_img read more

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Sarishabari mayor found in Sreemangal

first_imgSarishabari mayor RukunuzzamanMayor of Sarishabari Rukunuzzaman was found in Sreemangal, Moulvibazar, on Wednesday, according to the police.The mayor’s hands and legs were tied when he was rescued, Moulvibazar police superintendent Md Shahjalal confirmed to Prothom Alo.However, the local police was yet to come up with details of how he was rescued or how he was taken to Sreemangal from Dhaka.Rukunuzzaman was missing after he had left his house in Uttara sector 13, Dhaka, around 9:30am on Monday. His mobile phone was switched off since then.Read  more : Mayor missing, police cluelesslast_img read more

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Hulu Sponsors Instagrams World Record Egg for Super Bowl Reveal

first_imgThe World Record Egg on Jan. 4 made its first post on Instagram, urging users to push its likes past the then-record holder, Kylie Jenner, for her baby-announcement post from nearly a year earlier. On Jan. 13, the anonymous egg broke Instagram’s record for likes, and at this writing has nearly 52 million.Given its viral burst into the internet zeitgeist, the World Record Egg’s first sponsorship would be worth at least $10 million, Nik Sharma of digital ad agency VaynerMedia told The Atlantic — and what’s more, he said, he would advise marketers “to spend on the egg instead of the Super Bowl.” Hulu appears to have done both.The World Record Egg account holder has not shared their identity. The person behind it has told media outlets only that she is a woman and is unaffiliated with any company or organization.Less than three hours after the Hulu-plugging football egg was posted on the Instagram account, it had more than 1.5 million likes. Popular on Variety Hulu is apparently the first marketer to, ahem, crack a sponsorship deal with the World Record Egg — the Instagram account that has drawn internet fame for having the most-liked post on the service in a matter of days last month.On Friday, the @world_record_egg account posted an image of an egg bedecked with football laces and cracks in the shell. “The wait is over,” the message says. “All will be revealed this Sunday following the Super Bowl. Watch it first, only on @hulu.”Meanwhile, the bio of Hulu’s Instagram account now says, “Get crackin’” followed by an egg emoji. Hulu’s Twitter account also is part of campaign, with a tweet that says “#EggGang.”Reached Friday, a Hulu rep said that right now the company isn’t commenting or providing info on the World Record Egg deal. The big tease with the World Record Egg may be related to Hulu’s purchase of a 30-second ad in CBS’s Super Bowl LIII broadcast. The streaming service hasn’t revealed any details about the TV commercial.center_img ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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VIDEO Charles Barkley says he wants to punch Draymond Green in the

first_imgDraymond Green is a throwback tough guy in an era where finesse and three point shooting, but Charles Barkley isn’t a fan. After Green went nose to nose with New Orleans guard Rajon Rondo in a trash talking confrontation before halftime of Game 2 of the Warriors/Pelicans, the broadcast tossed to the Inside the NBA guys and Barkley said he wished Rondo would have punched Green in the face. Barkley then added that he would like to punch Green in the face.You would think Barkley would appreciate Green for being a tough guy in a soft league, but clearly that’s not the case. Golden State won the game 121-116 to take a 2-0 series lead.Charles Barkley on Draymond Green “I want to punch his ass in the face” pic.twitter.com/zIyDNXV7e7— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 2, 2018 Advertisement Following the game, when asked about Barkley’s comments, Green essentially told Barkley, do something or shut up.Draymond Green goes all in on Charles Barkley for Barkley saying he’d punch him in the face. 🥊 pic.twitter.com/HCmNCRWhWC— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) May 2, 2018last_img read more

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Twitch Desktop App Final released

first_imgTwitch Desktop App Final released by Martin Brinkmann on August 13, 2017 in Games, Misc – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 10 commentsTwitch announced on August 10, 2017 that the company has released the Twitch Desktop application final for Windows and Mac PCs.The company released a beta version of the Twitch app in early 2017, and has been working on the final version of the desktop app ever since.Twitch, owned by Amazon, is a streaming platform; probably the most popular platform right now when it comes to gaming related streams. While the bulk of streams on Twitch show people playing games, the platform hosts gaming video logs (vlogs), creative content, and other (mostly) games related content as well.Twitch Desktop App FinalFirst, the basics. The Twitch Desktop App is available for Windows and Mac devices only. Twitch makes no mention of operating system or hardware specifics on the download page however. I tested the Twitch Desktop App on a Windows 10 PC and it ran fine.The application itself requires that you sign in to an account or create a new one to use it. This is different from using Twitch in a browser as you can tune in to streams without account in this case as well.The main look and feel of the final version has not changed all that much. You find the main entry points browse, library, mods and search at the top, followed channels and friends on the sidebar, and the main content in the main pane of the application.Browse is further divided into the four content areas games, communities, popular and creative.Games lists games sorted by popularity, e.g. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Hearthstone and League of Legends.Communities is a beta feature. It lists popular Twitch communities that you may join, for instance the Speedrunning, Chill-Streams, or VarietyStreaming communities.Popular lists popular streams that are live at the moment based on number of viewers. You may switch to recorded videos there as well, and filter by language.Creative lists streams that may be related to gaming,  but don’t have to be. You find cosplay there for instance but also music, food or miniatures.A click on a stream loads it directly in the client. The default layout lists the stream and comments in the content pane. A click on the small left arrow next to the streamer’s profile icon increases the player size by hiding the left sidebar listing friends and favorite channels, a click on the right arrow hides the chat.You can browse other parts of the site while you are watching a stream. The stream is displayed in a small pop-out video in the app when you do so.The Library section of the Twitch Desktop App lists installed computer games. When you open it for the first time, a scan is made to find installed games.Mods finally lists game modification options for some games. Only a handful, Minecraft, World of Warcraft or The Elder Scrolls Online are supported right now.You may use the Twitch Desktop App to make voice and video calls which is one of the core differences to the web application. The web app of Twitch supports messaging, but not audio or video call functionality.Servers is another desktop application exclusive feature. Basically, what it does is keep a permanent home for communities open even when streams go offline.These (important) things changed since the beta release:Whispers have replaced private messages, and may be used to message friends and strangers. Whispers from strangers can be blocked in Settings > Privacy > Block Whispers from Strangers.Friends are shared on Twitch.tv and Twitch Desktop App. Also, status changes and the sharing of the status is shown on both platforms.App-wide moderation to block others.Performance improvements.New Dark Mode. Enable it under Settings > General > Theme.Closing WordsTwitch Desktop App final ships with a couple of features that such as voice and video calls or server functionality that the Web application of Twitch does not support. It requires that you sign in to an account though to use it at all which is a big minus.Now You: Do you use Twitch or another service?Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 4 votes Software Name Twitch Desktop App Final Software Category GamingLanding Page https://app.twitch.tv/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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