13 days agoMan City midfielder Rodri: Tough leaving Atletico Madrid

first_imgMan City midfielder Rodri: Tough leaving Atletico Madridby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri says it was tough leaving Atletico Madrid.City paid the Spaniard’s €70m release clause this past summer.”It wasn’t an easy decision to leave, because I was very happy with Atletico,” Rodri told ESPN.”I was at home with my family and playing for the team I’ve always loved, I was also playing well.”It was difficult, but I thought it was the right time to accept this challenge and now I’m here and very happy to have made that decision.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Search is on for containers lost off Dutch coast by ship

first_imgBERLIN — Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands are searching for up to 270 shipping containers lost at sea by a cargo ship caught in a storm, saying some are carrying hazardous materials.German authorities say the cargo ship that lost the containers landed in the German port of Bremerhaven early Thursday.The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies said six containers so far have been sighted in German waters, while more than 20 have washed ashore in the Netherlands or are drifting off the Dutch island of Terschelling.German authorities say at least one of the containers is carrying organic peroxide, a flammable and highly toxic compound.Authorities in the Netherlands have warned the public to stay away from the containers.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Ministry says cleanup operations nearly complete after condensate truck fire on Highway

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Officials with the Ministry of Environment say that cleanup operations are nearly complete after a tanker truck carrying condensate rolled over and burst into flames on Tuesday.Corporal Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP said that the crash happened on Tuesday morning shortly before 8:00 a.m., when the truck – which was carrying roughly 40,000 litres of petroleum condensate – was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash.The driver was airlifted to a Vancouver hospital while members of the Hudson’s Hope Fire Department extinguished the fire. The Ministry of Environment said in a release that all fire activity at the scene of the incident was extinguished Tuesday night.The responding Environmental Emergency Response Officer spoke with CANUTEC and the Transport Canada Dangerous Goods inspector to ensure an inspection is prepared prior to the removal of the tanker, which is expected to occur on Thursday.A vacuum truck removed 9,000 L of product from the tanker, and a second vacuum truck was scheduled to remove the remaining product some time today.The Ministry said that no further updates on the incident are expected.last_img read more

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Judge orders Othman Hamdan to remain in custody

first_imgIn the decision released by Federal Court Judge Martine St-Louis, Hamdan will remain in custody until a full hearing can be scheduled.  A full transcript of the Immigration and Refugee Board hearing must be delivered to the court by August 9, 2019.  The court will then schedule an expedited hearing to determine if Hamdan will be released from custody before being deported back to Jordan.Othman Hamdan came to B.C. from Washington state 16 years ago on a refugee claim and was arrested in Fort St. John in the summer of 2015 when he was originally charged with four terrorism offences.Hamdan, a Jordanian national, was acquitted of those charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September 2017. Immigration authorities arrested him and determined at multiple detention reviews that he poses a danger to the public.The CBSA said that Hamdan made himself out to be a cheerleader for the Islamic State in many of his 85 Facebook posts as he glorified and encouraged lone-wolf attacks in Canada, the United States and other western countries.Hamdan cast his activity on Facebook as an alternative news source, providing his followers with another view of events in the Middle East as he relayed the message of a terrorist organization. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Othman Hamdan will stay in custody after the Immigration and Refugee Board said he must be released before being deported.A Federal Court Judge overruled the IRB decision and Hamdan will remain in custody until the Canada Board Services Agency can appeal the decision handed down on Friday.On Friday the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled he must be released from custody until he is deported from Canada.last_img read more

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Amazon Pay enables instant money transfer on Android

first_imgBengaluru: Amazon Pay on Monday launched person-to-person (P2P) payments for Android users who can now make instant bank-to-bank transfers using the UPI platform on the Amazon app. Amazon customers can also pay bills, rent and various daily subscriptions, the company said in a statement. “With this launch, we have the largest selection of shopping and payment use cases on the Amazon Android app which provides added convenience and control to our customers,” said Vikas Bansal, Director-Amazon Pay. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraCustomers can send or receive P2P payments by simply selecting a contact from their phone contact book or entering UPI ID or bank account of the recipient. “Amazon auto-detects if the contact is a registered Amazon Pay UPI customer and enables instant bank to bank transfer. If the contact is not registered for Amazon Pay UPI, the customer has the option to pay using any another BHIM UPI ID or contact’s bank account,” the company said. As a launch offer, customers can get up to Rs 120 cashback on sending money through UPI. All payments are secured through multi-factor authentication involving the customer’s phone, SIM details and UPI PIN.last_img read more

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Here Are College Footballs Most Important Week 8 Games

Swing in playoff odds is weighted by the chance of each outcome — win or lose — actually happening.*Total swing includes every game in the country — not just those listed here. How Oklahoma-TCU swings the playoff picturePotential changes in College Football Playoff probability for selected teams based on the outcome of the Oct. 20 Oklahoma-TCU game Ohio State51.7-0.4+0.80.5 Swing in playoff odds is weighted by the chance of each outcome — win or lose — actually happening.*Total swing includes every game in the country — not just those listed here. Notre Dame50.1-1.1+2.81.6 Michigan15.5-0.7+3.01.1 Michigan15.5-0.4+1.10.6 Notre Dame50.1-0.8+4.11.3 Georgia22.0-0.5+1.30.7 28.5 Oklahoma23.3-0.2+1.10.3 TeamCurrent Playoff%WinLossWgtd Swing NC State7.5-5.7+29.99.5 How Michigan-Michigan State swings the playoff picturePotential changes in College Football Playoff probability for selected teams based on the outcome of the Oct. 20 Michigan-Michigan State game How Clemson-NC State swings the playoff picturePotential changes in College Football Playoff probability for selected teams based on the outcome of the Oct. 20 Clemson-NC State game Swing in playoff odds is weighted by the chance of each outcome — win or lose — actually happening.*Total swing includes every game in the country — not just those listed here. Change in odds w/ Clemson… Michigan15.5%+5.1-10.1±6.8 Oklahoma23.3%+6.1-15.8±8.8 No. 6 Michigan (6-1) at No. 24 Michigan State (4-2)Favorite: Michigan (66.3 percent)Total potential CFP swing: 16.0 pointsThe stakes: Michigan’s season-opening loss to Notre Dame hurt its playoff chances, but research shows that, if you’re going to lose, it’s better to get it out of the way early and win out the rest of the season. Cross-state rival Michigan State is the Wolverines’ latest impediment to that plan, and the Spartans’ own meager playoff bid (which does exist!) received a shot in the arm when they beat Penn State in Happy Valley last week. There’s about a 1-in-3 chance that Sparty does the same to Michigan in East Lansing on Saturday, which would drop the Wolverines’ playoff probability to 5 percent (and elevate MSU’s to 7 percent). Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma would also get about a 1-point boost to their playoff probabilities if Michigan State wins. The Fighting Irish, however, are in an unfamiliar place here. Because of their head-to-head win over Michigan, Notre Dame fans should be rooting for Michigan to win, which would add about a half-point to the Irish’s chances of making the playoff. Check out our latest college football predictions. Change in odds w/ Oklahoma… LSU13.6-0.4+1.10.6 15.9 Total* No. 5 LSU (6-1) vs. No. 22 Mississippi State (4-2)Favorite: LSU (64.7 percent)Total potential CFP swing: 15.9 pointsThe stakes: LSU, the other team whose odds we broke down a week ago, always needed to keep winning games in order to maintain its position as a playoff contender. It passed its first test with flying colors by upsetting Georgia last week, raising its playoff probability to 14 percent. That number would leap to 19 percent with a win over Mississippi State but plummet to 4 percent with a loss, effectively ending any realistic playoff chance for the Tigers. Those stakes are compounded by the slight gains for fellow SEC contenders Alabama and Georgia if Mississippi State can go into Baton Rouge and pull off the upset, to say nothing of the small playoff chance the Bulldogs would see (3 percent) if they win. Ohio State51.7-0.5+1.10.7 Clemson65.5-0.8+3.41.3 TeamCurrent Playoff%WinLossWgtd Swing Oklahoma23.3-0.4+0.80.5 TeamCurrent Playoff%WinLossWgtd Swing Total* How LSU-Mississippi State swings the playoff picturePotential changes in College Football Playoff probability for selected teams based on the outcome of the Oct. 20 LSU-Mississippi State game Georgia22.0-0.6+1.20.8 How Ohio State-Purdue swings the playoff picturePotential changes in College Football Playoff probability for selected teams based on the outcome of the Oct. 20 Ohio State-Purdue game Notre Dame50.1+0.4-0.80.5 LSU13.6-0.4+1.80.7 LSU13.6%+5.4-9.8±6.9 Total* Alabama64.5-1.0+1.91.3 17.7 Change in odds w/ Ohio State… Change in odds w/ LSU… Change in odds w/ Michigan… Texas15.0-0.3+1.40.5 Mississippi State1.1-1.1+2.01.4 No. 9 Oklahoma (5-1) at TCU (3-3)Favorite: Oklahoma (72.1 percent)Total potential CFP swing: 17.7 pointsThe stakes: Last week, we talked about how Oklahoma could still make the College Football Playoff after losing to Texas earlier this month. The Sooners’ path hinged on taking care of business over their reasonably winnable remaining schedule and hoping for a peer like Notre Dame to slip up along the way. They almost got their wish for the latter with an Irish near-loss to Pitt, but OU’s own journey back starts with Saturday’s clash against the Horned Frogs. A loss would all but dash Oklahoma’s playoff hopes, and TCU is a tough opponent in spite of its 3-3 record, so the stakes for this one are already high from the Sooners’ perspective. But the game also picks up extra leverage from the fact that another loss would seriously damage OU’s chances of making the Big 12 championship (which helps conference leader Texas) and also remove it as a viable playoff rival for Notre Dame plus fellow one-loss squads LSU, Michigan and — now — Georgia, which fell to the Bayou Bengals last week. Ohio State51.7-0.5+2.90.9 Notre Dame50.1-0.7+1.20.9 TeamCurrent Playoff%WinLossWgtd Swing 15.9 Michigan State2.5-2.5+4.93.3 TeamCurrent Playoff%WinLossWgtd Swing Ohio State51.7%+4.9-21.0±7.9 Alabama64.5-0.3+1.50.5 Total* Clemson65.5%+8.1-42.7±13.6 16.0 Georgia22.0-0.8+1.51.0 No. 2 Ohio State (7-0) at Purdue (3-3)Favorite: Ohio State (81.2 percent)Total potential CFP swing: 15.9 pointsThe stakes: The Buckeyes are in great shape right now, sitting undefeated with a 52 percent chance of making the playoff. And on paper, the Boilermakers don’t pose too great a threat to Ohio State’s winning streak, ranking 41st in ESPN’s Football Power Index ratings. But the great thing about college football’s regular season is that no team is safe, and any loss can throw a season into disarray. A slip-up against Purdue would drop OSU’s playoff chances by a whopping 21 percentage points, and the biggest beneficiaries would be Clemson, Michigan and Notre Dame — each of whom would receive multiple points of playoff probability with the Buckeyes dropping down. Ohio State should win this one as 12-point favorites, making all of these possible shakeups moot, but the potential for anarchy is lurking. Total* No. 3 Clemson (6-0) vs. No. 16 NC State (5-0)Favorite: Clemson (84.1 percent)Total potential CFP swing: 28.5 pointsThe stakes: Right now, we list Clemson as tied with Alabama for the best odds of making the playoff at 65 percent, a number that would rise to 74 percent with a Tiger win this week … or fall to 23 percent with a loss. Though it’s not overly likely — particularly since the game is in Death Valley — the Wolfpack do have the potential to pull off a huge surprise win. Despite a 5-0 record, NC State is still probably the nation’s best-kept secret (granted, its most impressive win so far is merely a 28-23 victory over Boston College), but it could really begin to gain national traction by knocking off Clemson. The Wolfpack’s playoff chances would rise to 37 percent with a win on Saturday, making them the rare unheralded team to make noise in today’s stratified college football world. Notre Dame and Ohio State should be rooting for the Wolfpack, too: The Irish would pick up 4 percentage points of playoff probability if Clemson loses, while the Buckeyes’ chances would improve by 3 percentage points. Clemson is an 18-point favorite, so don’t hold your breath, but this is still the game with the most potential playoff ramifications of any in Week 8. Swing in playoff odds is weighted by the chance of each outcome — win or lose — actually happening.*Total swing includes every game in the country — not just those listed here. Swing in playoff odds is weighted by the chance of each outcome — win or lose — actually happening.*Total swing includes every game in the country — not just those listed here. Thanks to our College Football Playoff model — which simulates every game of the season to figure out each team’s chance of reaching the final four stage — we can see how much influence any given game has on the overall playoff picture. Most games have little to no effect, but some can potentially swing the playoff probabilities not just for the two schools involved but also for numerous teams around the country. To help you prepare for Week 8 of the college football season, here are the games that matter most this weekend in terms of their potential cumulative effect on the entire nation’s playoff chances. Notre Dame50.1-0.5+2.10.8 Texas15.0-0.6+1.50.8 read more

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Hot Takedown The Final Four The Cubs Sit Kris Bryant Fixing The

Links to what we discuss in this week’s show:FiveThirtyEight’s continually updated March Madness predictions and ongoing March Madness reporting.Ken Pomeroy’s piece in Slate about whether Notre Dame should have fouled Kentucky at the end of their game.The legend of Tom Izzo, by the numbers.Kate’s article about Indiana’s religious freedom law.Fangraphs on Kris Bryant’s insane spring training, and the Cubs decision to not call him up.Peter King on the NFL point after changes. Extra point kicks may be moved back to the 15 yard line.Benjamin Morris’s opus on how kickers have gotten better and better over the decades.Our significant digit of the week: 227, the average number of hits to the head in a season for male and female hockey players. A recent study found many hockey helmets to be unsafe. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (for March 31, 2015), we discuss the Final Four field in the men’s tournament; what role the NCAA has in taking a stand in cases like Indiana’s religious freedom law; a preview of the baseball season and why the Cubs are benching their best prospect, Kris Bryant; and the math behind the proposed extra point changes in the NFL.Stream the episode by clicking play above, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients below. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. By Chadwick Matlin, Kate Fagan, Neil Paine and Allison McCann read more

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Womens Hockey Lone overtime goal ends Ohio States title hopes in 10

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) prepares for a shot in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s hockey team’s improbable season came to a close Friday night when it fell 1-0 to the defending NCAA champions, top-seeded Clarkson, in sudden death overtime in the semifinals of the Frozen Four. The Buckeyes and the Knights entered the tournament as the top teams from their respective conferences. It was the first time in program history the Buckeyes appeared in the Frozen Four and the third consecutive appearance for the Knights. Ohio State and Clarkson headed into overtime after three scoreless periods despite 63 combined shots.Clarkson broke the scoreless tie and advanced to the national championship game when  freshman forward Loren Gabel scored the game’s only goal 16:12 into overtime. Clarkson freshman forward Elizabeth Giguere and sophomore forward Michaela Pejzlova were credited with assists. Although the game was scoreless until overtime, excitement struck in the second period when a Buckeye puck shot by redshirt sophomore defender Jincy Dunne passed Clarkson senior goaltender Shea Tiley. But the Ohio State goal was negated due to a penalty. The Buckeyes outshot Clarkson with 41 shots on net, but Tiley saved every shot. Ohio State redshirt junior goaltender Kassidy Sauve saved 33 of the 34 shots that came her way. The winner of the second semifinal game between Colgate and Wisconsin will take on Clarkson for the NCAA championship on Sunday. read more

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Mens Soccer Ohio State falls to Furman in season opener

Ohio State redshirt sophomore goalie Parker Siegfried (1) prepares to send the ball back downfield in the game against BGSU on Sep. 22. Ohio State won 1- 0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe Ohio State men’s soccer team squared off against Furman on Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, marking both the season opener and the first game for first-year head coach Brian Maisonneuve. The Paladines ultimately prevailed 2-0 over the Buckeyes, who open the season 0-1-0.When asked about his team’s performance Friday, redshirt senior midfielder Brady Blackwell felt optimistic after the loss.“Overall, we made a few mistakes that cost us in the back and we gave up goals. But I don’t think we ever gave up and that’s a positive,” Blackwell said.The opening minutes of the match saw the two teams come out in a fast-paced style of play, with quality scoring chances coming for both clubs.Redshirt-sophomore forward Jake Scheper gave the Buckeyes arguably their most realistic chance in the third minute, but his shot was saved by Furman redshirt sophomore goaltender Ben Hale.Furman struck first off a goal from junior midfielder Rocky Guerra in the seventh minute, which beat Buckeye redshirt junior goalie Parker Siegfried to the bottom left corner.The Paladins almost tallied a second midway through the opening half when junior forward Emery May saw his shot hit the crossbar and go out of play.Ohio State played the first half of the match in a 4-5-1 formation, opting for a more defensive look.Siegfried had a busy first half, making five saves.Ohio State nearly leveled the match at the outset of the second half when the ball bounced around in front of the net for several seconds, but the Buckeyes could not capitalize on the opportunity, and the ball was subsequently cleared.Minutes later, the Buckeyes saw a free kick glance off the outside of the right post.Furman added to their lead in the 54th minute as senior midfielder Danny Kierath came free and buried his unassisted shot in the back of the net to make it 2-0.Another golden opportunity for the Buckeyes came up empty as Hale made the save off of a close range shot from senior forward Michael Prosuk.Ohio State continued playing out of a 4-5-1 formation throughout the second half, perhaps an indicator of what look Maisonneuve will most frequently employ in his first season.“We didn’t really know what to expect, we’re still a young group, new coaching staff and everything, so overall it’s not the result we wanted but there’s some positives to take into Sunday so I think that’s what we’ll look to do,” Blackwell said.In the aftermath of his first game as the head coach of the Buckeyes, Maisonneuve called this offseason and this game as part of the process.“It’s a process. It’s going to be a process, again it doesn’t happen overnight,” Maisonneuve said.  “When you play good teams like Furman, they’re going to kind of show you where we’re at, and I thought they did tonight,”For Sunday’s match against Hofstra, Maisonneuve noticed areas of improvement and things to build off of for his squad.“It’s such a quick turnaround, it’s tough to get too much done, but right away from a tactical standpoint our spacing’s got to get better, we were a little bit off in just our overall spacing,” Maisonneuve said. “I thought we started the first half just tentative.”The Buckeyes will be back in action Sunday at 2:30 pm, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, as they wrap up the 2018 Wolstein Classic against Hofstra. read more

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Track and Field Karrington Winters to leave prominent Ohio State legacy

Senior Karrington Winters runs a relay as a part of the Ohio State track and field team. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsWhen Karrington Winters crossed the finish line, she was almost in disbelief. As a sophomore, she had just broken the school’s indoor 600-meter run record. Winters, now a senior on the women’s track and field team, has broken two records at Ohio State, one in the 600-meter run in the Big Ten championships with a time of 1:27.60 and the other as a member of the 4×400-meter relay in the NCAA championships with a time of 3:31.23. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Winters didn’t think she was going to run track.“I always had aspirations of playing soccer, but it turned out that I started enjoying chasing after the ball a little bit more,” Winters said. During a family picnic in 2009, Winters raced the boys in her family for the last piece of cake. She beat all of them, and her parents then enrolled her in a track program.That was the same year that 12-year-old Winters placed third in the 400-meter run at nationals. The following year, Winters broke the national 800-meter run record, placed first in the 400-meter run and third in the 200-meter dash.Now, Winters is no stranger to performing on big stages. In 2016, she was part of the USA 4×400-meter relay team made up of Winters, Lynna Irby, Anna Cockrell and Samantha Watson that ran in Bydgoszcz, Poland, at the IAAF U20 World championships, ultimately taking home gold.“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to another country, especially one like Poland and be able to compete for the USA,” Winters said. During her freshman year, she was part of the 4×400-meter relay team that broke the school record with a 3:32.88 mark at the indoor Big Ten championship and a second-place finish. She also took home gold in the 600-meter run at the Ohio State Opener with a time of 1:33.68. Winters’ success continued through her sophomore year, when she broke the school’s 600-meter run record at the indoor Big Ten championship and won her first career individual conference title. Winters claimed gold at the Buckeye Tune Up that year in the 400-meter run with a mark of 55.53. Her sophomore year she ran with Beatrice Hannan, Aliyah Barnes and Maggie Barrie on the 4×400-meter relay team, setting the school record with a time of 3:31.23 at the NCAA Championships. This relay team became the first women’s 4×400-meter relay in Ohio State history to earn First Team All-American honors.Throughout Winters’ junior outdoor season, she put up a 400-meter run time of 53.15 and advanced to the NCAA championships.That season she also marked a career-best 400-meter run time of 52.49 and claimed silver on the 4×400-meter relay team with a mark of 3:33.69 at the Big Ten championships.Competing in meets is just one part of being a student-athlete. Winters compared being a student-athlete to a job, saying you have to be able to balance your academic, athletic and personal life. While being a student-athlete, Winters still finds time to be involved in her community with the role of president as she serves on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, which is the voice of student athletes on campus. “I think [Winters’] leadership is something that she doesn’t ebb for,” Karen Dennis, director of track and field, said. “It’s not the kind of leadership that she tries to impose, it’s the kind of leadership that comes natural.”As the indoor season comes to an end and outdoor season nears, Winters said she wants to go all out in hopes of making it to nationals and being on the podium in the open 400-meter and 4×400-meter relay during outdoor season. “I can put numbers on this and say I want to win this accolade, but my biggest thing is that I want to leave a lasting legacy,” Winters said. “It’s easy to just be a number and to just come and go, but for me I actually want to be someone who is remembered by leaving my mark here at this institution.” read more

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Brozovic wants to stay at Inter

first_imgMarcelo Brozovic has experienced one of the best seasons in his career and he has become a regular member of Inter’s starting eleven – and he admitted that he felt good as he was given a chance to play in his natural position.The Croat admitted that the beginnings weren’t easy for him but then, he started to focus on himself, started to put better performances and he has managed to gain the supporters on his side since then.Brozovic spoke about his situation as he said, according to Football Italia:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“This has been the best season of my career so far.”“I got to play in my natural position in the last 10 games and I felt good. I am happy. There were some links for a move to Spain, but on the last day, they wouldn’t let me leave. I continued training, the Coach gave me a chance and I made the most of it.”“I hope to remain at Inter, as it’s all fantastic here, the club and the city. It was tough with the fans, but I told myself to just play to the best of my abilities in every game and with time, the jeers were replaced by applause.”last_img read more

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Blue Hills residents cry out to MP on land shanty town crime

first_img Related Items:blue hills, bluetification, crime, goldray ewing, hilly ewing, hilly top, jobs, land, shanty town Recommended for you TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Husband arrested for murder in Long Island, Bahamas Nationwide manhunt launched after shooting victim dies Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Jul 2015 – Blue Hills residents are reportedly ready to launch a ‘Bluetification’ project to do away with the trash and dumping along the beach of the northern community in Providenciales. Member of Parliament, Goldray Ewing told Magnetic Media also top of mind for the residents is the escalation in crime, the lack of jobs for Blue Hills youth, the proliferation of illegal businesses in the area and the development of a shanty town. Several government departments were apparently cited in the meeting, including the Planning Department to enforce the laws and see to it that the illegal structures are demolished. Hon Ewing said his constituents want to see an increase in police visibility and some admitted that while they want to give police information, they do not trust members of the Police Force. When it comes to land ownership, it was reported that there is a great fear that residents of Blue Hills may lose their properties as they are unable to make lease payments. Government is being summoned to give them time to raise funds; the residents charge that 30 days is insufficient time for them to comply where their accounts are delinquent. Again the issue of cultural clashes did emerge; though happening relatively silently the residents reportedly ‘don’t like the cultural shift’; they say it is causing social problems within the community. Among those at the meeting, held at the former Sailing Paradise in Blue Hills, was former Deputy Chief Minister Hon Hilly Ewing.last_img read more

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More Murder More Manhunts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 11, 2017 -The Bahamas murder count soars to 23 after a ‘young’ teenaged boy was murdered Friday night in a targeted attack and two men were killed last night in a shooting spree.  Both incidents happened in Nassau.  The teen boy was gunned down on Dale Park in Peardale around 7:30pm. A lone gunman is said to have killed the child.Police are asking that Parents better supervise their children.  The murders last night were spawned from a fight that turned into a gun fight.  One man was struck with bullet as he was trying to leave in his car, that man died on the scene.  Another man died at hospital from his gunshot wound(s).A manhunt is on now for those behind the shooting at a night club on Lewis and East Streets.  One statistic says the murder rate is up 87% for The Bahamas.Photo credit: The Tribune#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Ad Network Optimization Service Helps Publishers Sell Unused Inventory Online

first_imgAdMeld, an ad network optimization service, works as a liaison between publishing clients and 400-plus ad network partners to sell online publishers’ unsold online inventory. At a time when many direct sales teams have more unsold inventory than ever—sometimes as much as three-quarters of their total, according to AdMeld—this service is filling the need to match the right ad networks to online publishers and to increase publishers’ revenues from those networks.“We differ quite significantly from ad networks in that we aren’t one,” said AdMeld CEO Michael Barrett. “We partner with ad networks and have them integrate onto our platform, but our client is actually the publisher.” The Huffington Post and Sporting News are two of AdMeld’s current 65 online publishing clients. Sporting News uses AdMeld as a “soup-to-nuts” solution. “There are a myriad of networks with value, but we just don’t have the resources to work with them individually,” said Sporting News national digital sales manager Gary Strauss. “They do a solid job of vetting networks for us, handling the paperwork, tagging delivery, etcetera. We rely on them to get us the best CPM.” How It WorksEach time a page is rendered and an ad is called, if a publisher has not sold it directly, it is sent over to AdMeld’s technology and—based on the user, topic and demographics—AdMeld sends it to the ad network that will pay the highest amount for it. If for some reason the network refuses to serve an ad at that rate, the impression gets sent back to AdMeld, which gives the opportunity to the next highest paying network.The service is able to make three or more ad network decisions before the ad is rendered. “It has a substantially increasing yield for our publishing partners,” said Barrett.Recently, AdMeld increased the Huffington Post’s revenues from ad networks by 200 percent. “The Huffington Post is an example of a site that has grown in popularity and has a terrific direct sales team,” said Barrett. “They have so much inventory and a partner like AdMeld can help simplify the process of monetizing it. We have found many ad networks that fit in their profile.”Barrett told FOLIO: that AdMeld’s model has no fixed fees, but publishing clients pay “a percentage of the total revenue that we optimize,” which is “around 10-15 percent.”IMAGE: AdMeldlast_img read more

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Finding Bigfoot in the YK Delta in Search of Miluquyuliq

first_imgThe cast and crew of the Animal Planet TV show Finding Bigfoot is in Bethel to record eyewitness accounts of the creature known locally as “Hairy Man.”Download AudioFrieda Bean was on a boating trip to Three Step Mountain, riding up the twisting Kwethluk River with her husband, when she says something caught her eye on the treeline.Matt Moneymaker to the left doing his bigfoot call. James “Bobo” Fey to his right. (Photo courtesy Erica Williams)“I saw a figure of bigfoot just standing there, staring at me eye to eye. It was a figure of a human being but way bigger, the head was bigger, rounder, and the arms were bigger too. And hairy,” says Beans.Beans says she could barely make sense of what she saw.“At first I thought it was a sight of a spirit. Nobody any bigfoot stories at the time,’ says Beans.But many in the region grew up hearing stories of the “hairy man” or “Miluquyuliq” as it’s often called in Yup’ik. A hairy humanoid creature known to throw things like it’s own feces, sticks or rocks at anyone who comes too close. Recently, a local newspaper, the DeltaDiscovery began printing a series of witness accounts like these. That caught the attention of co-producer Natalie Hewson.“We chose the YK Delta because there are many, many, stories that have come out of the area. There have been news reports, newspaper reports. So with that many reports in one area, it was a big point of interest so we decided to come out here,” says Hewson.At the Bigfoot gathering, about 100 interested locals begin arriving to listen to what the gathering has to offer. They are asked to sign release forms before going into the conference room.After the cameras were set up and the audience was in place, the shooting begins. The limelight shone while the cameras began rolling, the stars of the show, Bobo and Matt Moneymaker enter with applause.The media was asked not to record as the cast began asking the audience members whether or not they’ve had an encounter with Sasquatch. Half a dozen hands go up and the TV cameras reset on them as they begin telling their stories in front of everyone. Some say they saw a “Hairy Man,” others experienced mysterious encounters, and others relayed secondhand accounts.Elizabeth Roll of Bethel says what we hear, only scratches the surface.“Something like this I think is only just the beginning of the iceberg. If you really went to every village and talked to people there, you’d probably hear 5 or 10 stories. I think anything’s possible and there sure seems to be a lot of sightings around,” says Roll.Some are skeptical, while others believe that so many sightings could only mean there’s something out there. Something big, humanlike, and hairy.The audience then left while the cast filmed a scene with the witnesses, documenting the locations of the encounters.Hewson says now her team will venture into the YK Delta wilderness, to film at some of the locations near Bethel. Whether or not the show finally finds bigfoot in the Delta, she says the journey itself is worth it.“I think whether or not Bigfoot exists is a very interesting subject. There are a lot of things out there that people have seen that you can’t quite explain, and when you can’t explain something we want to try to figure out what it is. There’s people all over the world that have stories of seeing a Bigfoot-like creature.  So I think it’s very important for us to continue the search and try to figure out what this is,” says Hewson.Hewson say’s the material they gather could be used before the end of this season of Finding Bigfoot. Whenever it airs, the show will be the biggest venue yet for the age-old tale of Miluquyuliq.last_img read more

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The top losers Rahul Gandhi Deve Gowda Chandrababu Naidu Pinarayi Vijayan and

first_imgThis picture taken on May 23, 2018, shows (R-L) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Majority People’s Party supremo Mayawati, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Indian Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, Chief minister of India’s Andra Pradesh state Chandrababu Naidu and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy, participating at the swearing-in ceremony in Bangalore.AFP/Getty ImagesElections make and break leaders. They are all about winners who turn into losers and scorned upstarts turning into hallowed heroes overnight. While the winners romp home, the battlefield of democracy is littered with failed politicians. Lok Sabha election 2018 offers these specimen in bundles. Let’s take a look at the fallen leaders this time.1. Rahul GandhiIf Congress is going to end up with a number hovering in the 50s that’s the end of the political track for Rahul Gandhi for all you know. He was the effective Opposition leader of the largest democracy in the world. Rahul was treated by the media and the general public as the rightful challenger to the prime minister’s post. He had no paucity of opportunities and political platform. Yet, if he’s failing without putting up a fight that will earn him the crown of the biggest loser.2. HD Deve Gowda BANGALORE, INDIA: The former prime minister of India, H.D.Deve Gowda delivers his speech as the chief guest during the inauguration of the Bangalore IT.IN 2005 in Bangalore, 26 October 2005. The Bangalore IT.IN is the premier annual event organised by the state government to promote the Information Technology (IT) industry and to attract global investment in the state.DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty ImagesThe former prime minister is engaged in a losing battle in Tumakuru constituency in Karnataka. The JD-S strongman had harboured greater ambitions. His supporters believed that he had an outside chance of becoming the PM once again in case of a deeply fractured verdict. It was this hope that prompted the veteran leader to try his hand at electoral politics once again in the twilight of his political life. However, even as he stares at defeat, his JD-S is not seen winning in more than a couple of seats. That’s a great fall for a former prime minister.3. Chandrababu Naidu Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu talks to press after meeting CEC in New Delhi on April 13, 2019.IANSThe Andhra stalwart will take long to nurse his wounds after the full election results have come. Naidu, who also had large scale ambitions in a fractured post-poll scenario, has realised that he has lost even his home turf. His rival Jaganmohan Reddy of YSRCP has humiliated him in the assembly elections besides winning all but a couple of seats to the Lok Sabha. Naidu had an inkling that his reign in Andhra was about to end. That’s why he worked overtime to stitch together an Opposition government at the centre. Now he’s back down in the dumps.4. Pinarayi Vijayan Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi VijayanPinarayi Vijayan/FacebookThe Kerala Chief Minister is certain to face a rebellion from within the party. The CPI-M is facing down one of the most humiliating routs in its history in Kerala. The party is leading only in one seat while the rival UDF is leading in 19. As a stunned CPI-M takes stock of the strategic flaws in this election, all fingers will be pointed at only one man – Pinarayi Vijayan. He is easily the fall guy. His Sabarimala policy, horribly ill-judged political positioning, poor leadership qualities displayed at time of calamities and emergencies and the treatment of media, rivals and the public alike that ill-suited his position — all will bite him back as the cadres review the bitter defeat.5. Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav [Representational Image]gettyimagesThe duo who stood together to fight BJP in its home turf on the plank of the saffron party’s divisive politics realised that their strategy lacked momentum. If they can’t win a sizeable chunk of seats standing together, it would be a stretch to think about unseating Yogi Adityanath in the next assembly elections. Besides, in the backdrop of the uninspiring show in the LS elections, the alliance has no chance of survival into the next assembly elections. The political star has diminished for both of them.6. Mamata Banerjee TMC chief Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack on BJP president Amit Shah.TwitterThe lead position as of now predicts that Mamata will win more seats than BJP in West Bengal. But nothing less than a rout of BJP would have satisfied Mamata, considering the stakes she raised in the game against Narendra Modi, especially in the closing chapters of the election campaign. With BJP raising its seat and vote share, Mamata has now a formidable foe to wrestle with in the future. This election result marks her as a loser.last_img read more

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Yuvraj Singh The 6 steps that took him from a budding talent

first_imgYuvraj was a key part of Indian cricket’s tranformationReutersThe curtains have finally come down on the storied career of one of Indian cricket’s biggest names Yuvraj Singh. To be fair, Yuvraj’s international cricket career looked over for a long time. But his formal announcement drew a response full of adulation and nostalgia from his fans and even those who watched him as just another cricketer.From the prodigious talent in 2000 to the battle-hardened veteran of 2019, Yuvraj has seen all types of phases in the 19 years that he has been involved with the game. Let us look at those 6 most important performances that turned Yuvraj into one of Indian cricket’s most important figures.Step 1: Player of the tournament in India’s Under-19 World Cup winIt was in 2000 that Yuvraj first shone brightly on the landscape of Indian and international cricket. The platform he chose to make a name for himself was the ICC Under-19 World Cup. The Indian side was led by Mohammad Kaif, a player whose name would often become conjoined to that of Yuvraj for bringing a new era of ODI cricket in Indian team. Not only did India win this event but Yuvraj was the player of the tournament. He picked up 12 wickets in 8 games with two four-wicket hauls and scored 203 runs with two fifties. Yuvraj would soon be selected to play for India and 11 years later, would win the player of the tournament award again, this time in the main World Cup.Yuvraj’s debut innings in international cricketYouTubeStep 2: Debut innings against AustraliaYuvraj made his international debut against Kenya in Nairobi during the ICC Knockout Tournament of 2000. But he didn’t get to bat, that opportunity came in the next game, against the mighty Australians. Against a bowling attack that consisted of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie. Yuvraj ended up scoring 84 off just 80 balls and starring in his team’s victory. This match was the beginning of a new era in Indian cricket and, quite aptly, featured one of the key persons in that era, Yuvraj, leading the way.Step 3: 80* vs Zimbabwe in March, 2002Despite the great start to his career, Yuvi repeatedly failed to live up to expectations for a long time. In 2001, he got dropped from the team but selectors kept faith in his ability. He came back into the Indian team for the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe in a 5-match home series. His splendid knock of 80* off 60 balls rescued India from a precarious situation and took them to victory. It was this knock that established Yuvraj back in the Indian team and he didn’t look back.Yuvraj’s great half-century in the famous Indian victory at Lord’sYouTubeStep 4: Tri-series final at Lord’s, vs England, 2002This match turned Yuvraj and Kaif into legends of Indian cricket. What the Kolkata Test of 2001 against Australia did for Indian Test team, this game achieved for Indian ODI unit. It was Kaif who played the leading part but Yuvraj’s dashing knock of 69 off 63 and the partnership between the two turned the game around. The scenes of Indian team celebrating that victory make the pulse of an Indian fan rise even today.Step 5: 2003 World CupIndia’s performance in the 2003 World Cup was as good as in any other edition of the tournament. The only reason they didn’t win the trophy was because of one of the greatest ever ODI teams in the history of the game. But what many people forget is the contribution of the 21-year old Yuvraj to his team’s campaign. While everyone remembers the knock of Sachin in the match against Pakistan, few recall that when the Master Blaster got out, India still needed 97 runs to win. It was the solid partnership of Yuvraj with Rahul Dravid that took India home safely and denied Pakistan any chance of a comeback. Yuvraj scored 50 off 53 balls. He also rescued India from difficult situations in the matches against England and Kenya. Against the English side also, he had a great partnership with Rahul Dravid but this time played the second fiddle. Against Kenya in the Super Six stage, Yuvraj formed a partnership with ‘Maharaj’ Ganguly to take India to a victory. The boy had clearly become a man.Yuvraj Singh’s sensational hundred against Australia in 2004YouTubeStep 6: 139 vs Australia at Sydney, 2004This may well be the greatest innings of Yuvraj’s ODI career. His 139 off 122 at Sydney Cricket Ground was an exhibition of his class, unsurpassed by any of his former knocks. The way he went after bowlers like Brett Lee towards the end of India’s innings was breath-taking to behold. The man, now, was on his way to become a legend.last_img read more

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In true filmy style Hyderabad Police solves kidnapping mystery within 3 hours

first_imgGetty ImagesA kidnapping mystery was solved within three hours by the Hyderabad city police. Three men had kidnapped a prominent businessman, Gajendra Parakh, the owner of Mahindra Finance company, on Sunday. Parakh was released after his friend Rahul paid a ransom of Rs 1 crore.The Hyderabad city police have also recovered Rs 35 lakh. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said that two accused are still absconding.He added that the abductors initially tried to mislead. However, the police deployed its 11 special teams and nabbed the culprits. https://t.co/m15lc8Boe4— Anjani Kumar, IPS (@CPHydCity) July 30, 2019The mastermind of the plot, Muhammad Almas, a 21-year-old car dealer, knew that Parakh usually carries cash and the locations where he would hangout with his friends. Muhammad Almas along with Muhammad Akbar, a 22-year-old student, and Shafiq Ali, who is said to be unemployed, carried out the kidnapping, said the Hyderabad police. Parakh was kidnapped by four masked men at 11 pm on Sunday and released at 2.30 am on Monday. The kidnappers had initially demanded Rs 3 crore ransom from Parakh’s family.Parakh was reportedly abducted from near AV College in the heart of the Hyderabad city and taken to a godown nine kilometres away. After his release, he was admitted to a hospital with injuries on his arms and face.The ordeal Parakh went through depicts a true Bollywood-style kidnapping. Parakh told the police that the kidnappers knew all the details about him and his family members and told him that they had got a supari in his name (contract money to abduct and kill).  [Representational image]Creative CommonsThe kidnappers even asked Parakh about his last wish. He eventually made them believe that he could pay the ransom money.Meanwhile, the business community in Hyderabad has expressed shock over the incident and urged the authorities to check the recurring incidents of kidnapping and crimes in the city. The police have traced the location of the kidnappers through the WhatsApp calls made to Parakh’s friend.last_img read more

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Jabariya Jodi movie review Good humour and subject lousy script

first_img Rating Jabariya Jodi reviewYouTube Screenshot A lot of times good movie subjects are ruined by poor scripts. Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer Jabariya Jodi is another such example.STORYLINEBabli Yadav (Parineeti Chopra), a bindass and bold girl from Patna, is looking for a groom for herself. However, the problem in Bihar is every potential groom demands dowry, which she and her father (Sanjay Mishra) are strictly against.Meanwhile, Babli comes across her childhood love Abhay Singh (Sidharth Malhotra), son of a powerful man (Javed Jaffery) in the area. Abhay leads a gang of local thugs who get grooms forcefully married to girls that they demand dowry from. This is of course done in exchange of money from the brides’ families. Jabariya Jodi stillYouTube ScreenshotWhile Babli instantly falls in love with Abhay again, the latter is interested in her but not to the extent of marriage. A twist in tale happens, and Abhay gets the contract of getting Babli’s “jabariya shaadi”, which the girl remains unaware of.While the marriage eventually does not take place, Babli gets heartbroken to know Abhay betrayed her, and sets off on a mission to get him forcefully married to herself. What follows next is a series of drama, some comedy and a little action too. Jabariya Jodi stillYouTube ScreenshotPERFORMANCESSidharth Malhotra shines well as a handsome Bihari goon, who is tough from outside but soft by heart. Parineeti Chopra too portrays her role good enough, and their chemistry is both fresh and nice. However, the movie does not have much scope for either of them to showcase their acting skills.Javed Jaffery as a selfish and mean father adds much value to the film. Other supporting cast including Chandan Roy Sanyal, Sanjay Mishra, Aparshakti Khurana and others are good as well. Jabariya Jodi stillYouTube ScreenshotPOSITIVESJabariya Jodi has a good dose of light humour that makes the film somewhat entertaining. Also, the dialogues are funny and catchy. Sidharth and Parineeti’s chemistry looks good. The movie sends out some important messages at certain points. Jabariya Jodi stillYouTube ScreenshotNEGATIVESJabariya Jodi has a good subject matter but a lousy script. The movie is far from logicalities and common sense. One such instance is Babli gets kidnapped from her house by Abhay in front of her father and friends, and when she returns back home, her seemingly relaxed father casually asks her if she is fine. There are many such weird sequences that do not really make sense.The movie appears to be too dragged in the second half. You might very well start yawning at some point. Jabariya Jodi stillYouTube ScreenshotVERDICTJabariya Jodi is one movie that could have been much better on various levels. It is blessed with good humour and subject, but lacks a good script. You should watch it only if you have nothing better to do.center_img Jabariya Jodilast_img read more

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