Play By The Rules e-Bulletin

first_imgPlease find enclosed the Play By The Rules e-Bulletin for March/April, which includes the latest news and information on keeping sport safe, fair and inclusive.In this edition, read articles about club culture, new toolkits to help your association and several grants currently available. To find out more about Play By The Rules, please visit their To view this e-Bulletin, please click on the attachment below.Related Filespbtr-ebulletin-march-april-2013-pdfRelated LinksPlay By The Ruleslast_img

10 months agoMan Utd ready to rip heart out of Tottenham management team

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd ready to rip heart out of Tottenham management teamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United want to rip the heart out of Tottenham’s management team.The Times says United are preparing an offer for manager Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez.They are also keen on landing Tottenham’s head of coaching and player development John McDermott.Pochettino was stopped from answering questions on speculation linking him to the Manchester United job at a Spurs press conference earlier this week.When previewing Sunday’s Premier League game at Everton, questions on the subject were repeatedly shut down by the club’s press officer, who insisted the matter had already been discussed. last_img read more

a month agoSouthampton smash four past fierce rivals Portsmouth

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton smash four past fierce rivals Portsmouthby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton thrashed fierce rivals Portsmouth 4-0 on Tuesday to seal their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.Danny Ings scored twice while there were also goals for Cedric Soares and Nathan Redmond.It was Saints’ first win at Fratton Park since 1984.”This is more than only reaching the next round,” said Hasenhuttl.”This is about reaching the hearts of the fans. I am very happy for them.”I knew it was massive game for them and I think we really didn’t start well in this game, but the players knew they had to fight for every inch.” last_img

Make Use of Summer Employment – Minister Hanna

first_imgMinister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is urging participants in this year’s National Youth Service (NYS) Summer Employment Programme to make the best of the opportunity, which they have been afforded.She noted that it is those, who acquit themselves well at the organisations in which they are placed, will be considered for fulltime placement.“Do not waste this opportunity… I am begging you. Use your initiative on the job, go the extra mile, stay extra hours, get in early, because at the end of the day, it is not only working Monday to Friday and waiting to get your pay cheque that is important. You must see yourselves as a critical resource to that organisation,” she said.Ms. Hanna was addressing participants in the programme during an orientation session on Tuesday, July 2, at the VH Percy Centre, Osbourne Road in Kingston.In his remarks, Executive Director, NYS, Melvin Smith, informed that 4,000 students will be facilitated at organisations across the island.“When we advertised, we got applications from 7,000 persons and we had capacity for only 4,000, so each of you represents part of a privileged group to be a part of the programme,” he said.The Government has allocated $57 million to the programme this year, which targets secondary and tertiary level students, age 17 to 24 years.Participants will be placed in public and private sector organisations for three-week internships during the months of July and August. They will be paid a stipend of $12,000 for the period to assist with expenses for travelling and meals.During the internships, the participants will be exposed to proper work etiquette, the importance of meeting deadlines, and the general operation of the organisations in which they will be placed.The orientation sessions, which will be held across the island, are intended to reinforce the importance of strong work ethics and prepare participants to function effectively in a work environment.During placement, it is expected that participants will practise the values taught during the orientation process and gain meaningful experience, while appreciating the concept of voluntarism.Contact: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more

Five things to keep in mind following Canadas triumph over Trumps tariffs

first_imgOTTAWA — Five things to keep in mind in the wake of Friday’s news that Canada and the U.S. reached an agreement to end punitive American tariffs on steel and aluminum exports:1. The devil is in the details. So far, it’s not clear what concessions Canada made in order to convince a famously stubborn White House to abandon the tariffs, which survived not only the reaching of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement last September, but also its ceremonial signing two months later in Buenos Aires. What, exactly, prompted the self-proclaimed “Tariff Man” to finally stand down? All that’s known is that Canada agreed to “prevent” the import of unfairly subsidized or “dumped” steel, and work with the U.S. to prevent transshipment — foreign steel that moves through either country to the other. Reaching an “agreed-upon process” to monitor metals trading is also part of the deal, which allows the U.S. to reimpose tariffs should import levels spike.2. Next, the new NAFTA. never mind Democratic intransigence on Capitol Hill; the tariffs emerged in recent months as the number-one obstacle to getting the USMCA ratified not only in the U.S., but in Canada and Mexico as well. It’s unknown if the tariff detente will jar loose the long-standing logjam in Congress, where conventional wisdom says many Democrats are reluctant to give President Donald Trump even a whiff of victory as the 2020 election approaches. However, there are signs that opposition may be dwindling: House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, widely seen as holding the fate of the agreement in her hands, sent positive signals about her party’s desire to “get to Yes” after a “productive meeting” earlier this week with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.3. The China conundrum. Canada has been caught in the crossfire between the U.S. and China ever since Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver late last year at the behest of the U.S. Justice Department. Meng, who is caught up in an American indictment that accuses Huawei of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, is awaiting an extradition hearing to determine whether she will be sent stateside to face charges. China has since detained two Canadians on claims of espionage and sentenced a third to death for drug smuggling. Friday’s tariff agreement, which enlists Canada’s help in policing the North American steel market against Chinese dumping, could be seen as pushing Canada even deeper into America’s corner.4. Canada’s election. With voters headed to the ballot box this fall, polls suggest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in trouble. But Trump is deeply unpopular, and the tariffs haven’t helped; Friday’s news will give the governing Liberals the chance to portray themselves as the only party with experience — and success — in dealing with the famously unpredictable and combative commander-in-chief. Look for the hard-charging Conservatives to do their level best to counter that perception when the House of Commons comes back May 27 after next week’s break.5. America’s election. As 2020 approaches, look for Trump to mount a full-court press to get the USMCA ratified in Congress and give him badly needed campaign-trail ammunition. Will the Democrats, who control the House of Representatives and have never been known as free-trade fans, be willing to hand him a victory? Or are they content to fight other, higher-profile battles, wary of the blowback from constituents who want to see the deal passed?The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Business Highlights

first_imgCHELMSFORD, Mass. — Army looks for a few good robots, sparks industry battleThe Army is looking for a few good robots. Not to fight — not yet, at least — but to help the men and women who do.These robots aren’t taking up arms, but the companies making them have waged a different kind of battle. At stake is a contract worth almost half a billion dollars for 3,000 backpack-sized robots that can defuse bombs and scout enemy positions. Competition for the work has spilled over into Congress and federal court.___Euro currency remains a work in progress on 20th birthdayFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The euro is about to celebrate its 20th birthday, but the countries that use it are still wrestling with how the shared currency should work and how to fix flaws exposed by the debt crisis that marred its second decade.The euro was launched on Jan. 1, 1999, when 10 countries fixed their exchange rates to it and handed decisions on interest rates to the newly-founded European Central Bank. Euro notes and coins went into circulation three years later.The shared currency was seen as a solution to the constant quarrels over exchange rates that had marked European politics after World War II and as a logical extension of the European Union’s tariff-free trade zone. Britain, notably, opted out, but 19 of 28 EU countries use the euro.___North Korea’s ‘Singapore shops’ expose gap in sanctions pushPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite the unwanted publicity of a criminal trial for one of their main suppliers, business is booming at Pyongyang’s ‘Singapore shops,’ which sell everything from Ukrainian vodka to brand-name knock-offs from China. The stores stock many of the very things United Nations’ sanctions banning trade in luxury goods are intended to block and provide a nagging reminder that not all potential trade partners are lining up behind the U.N.’s pronouncements or the Trump administration’s policy of maximum pressure on the North.Especially when there’s a buck — or a few million bucks — to be made.The stores are anything but secret.___US pending home sales slipped 0.7 per cent in NovemberWASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November as higher mortgage rates and prices continued to squeeze would-be buyers out of the market.The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its pending home sales index dipped 0.7 per cent last month to 101.4. The index based on contract signings has dropped 7.7 per cent over the past year and has recorded 11 straight year-over-year decreases.___Tesla names Oracle’s Ellison to board in SEC settlementNEW YORK (AP) — Tesla named Oracle’s Larry Ellison and an executive from Walgreens to its board Friday as part of a settlement with U.S. regulators who demanded more oversight of CEO Elon Musk.Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, an executive vice-president at Walgreens Boots Alliance, join the board as independent directors, effective immediately.Musk got into trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission in early August when he said in a tweet that he had “funding secured” to take the electric car company private at $420 per share.___GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sightWASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as both parties traded blame Friday and President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes in the weeklong impasse.As agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the Republican monopoly on power, it sets up the first big confrontation between Trump and newly empowered Democrats. Trump is sticking with his demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico, and Democrats, who take control of the House on Jan. 3, are refusing to give him what he wants.Trump raised the stakes on Friday, reissuing threats to shut the U.S.-Mexico border to pressure Congress to fund the wall and to shut off aid to three Central American countries from which many migrants have fled.___EPA proposes easing regulation of mercury from coal plantsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is considering backing off of its regulation of toxic mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants.In an announcement Friday, the EPA proposes what would be another Trump administration rollback of federal enforcement under the Clean Air Act. It’s the latest administration effort on behalf of the country’s coal industry.___Wall Street faces annual losses despite solid gains for weekWall Street capped a week of volatile trading Friday with an uneven finish and the market’s first weekly gain since November. Still, a rough month of December has erased all the market’s 2018 gains and nudged the S&P 500 closer to its worst year since 2008.___The S&P 500 index fell 3.09 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,485.74. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 76.42 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 23,062.40. The Nasdaq added 5.03 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6,584.52.Benchmark U.S. crude rose 1.6 per cent to settle at $45.33 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, inched up 0.1 per cent to close at $52.20 a barrel in London.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

first_imgNEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.Week of Jan. 21.New Fortress Energy – New York, 22 million shares, priced $17-$19, managed by Morgan Stanley/Barclays. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: NFE. Business: Fortress-backed owner of LNG liquefaction and regasification facilities.The Associated Presslast_img

Trudeau says pipeline wouldnt get approval without environmental confidence

first_imgTrudeau says he’s confident his government’s ocean protection and emergency preparedness plans will protect Canada’s environment and he wouldn’t have approve the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline otherwise.About 100 people protesting against the pipeline expansion chanted “Leave it in the ground” not far from where the prime minister was getting a tour of a Canadian Coast Guard ship.Trudeau says decisions aren’t based on who shouts the loudest, but on science and evidence.About 200 people have been arrested near Kinder Morgan’s marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C., in the last month during protests against the pipeline expansion.Trudeau travels to Fort McMurray, Alta., on Friday when he was scheduled to visit a new Suncor facility.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was also on a B.C. tour swing during this week’s break from Parliament. VICTORIA, B.C. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his message of environmental protection and the need for an oil pipeline are the same as he visits British Columbia and Alberta this week.Trudeau told reporters in Victoria that the federal government needs to build a strong economy and protect the environment at the same time.He said pipeline protesters outside the event probably approve of his government’s carbon pricing plan, and when he gets to Alberta he’ll likely meet people who aren’t happy about that idea but like the pipeline approval. Scheer spent three days in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, a region where the Conservatives would like to win back some of the seats they lost to the Liberals and NDP in 2015.In visits to Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver, Scheer delivered speeches on everything from small business tax changes to government debt, and promised again that the first bill he would introduce if he becomes the prime minister is the repeal of a requirement for every province to have a price on pollution.Scheer also spent time lambasting the Liberals new gun legislation, which aims to tighten controls on the sale and trackingof firearms, calling it a new gun registry. The Liberals say the bill is not a registry, but helps police investigating gun crimescenter_img with new requirements for retailers to keep records of inventory and sales for at least 20 years, while ensuring sellers make sure a buyer’s license is valid before selling them a gun.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

BC civil liberties association to release CSIS papers on environmental group

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association is set to release what it calls a “trove” of heavily redacted documents disclosed by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service on Monday morning.They concern the BCCLA’s allegation that CSIS was monitoring the organizing activities and peaceful protests of Indigenous groups and environmentalists who were opposed to the now-defunct Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipepline project.The civil liberties association complained to the Security Intelligence Review Committee in 2014, alleging CSIS was monitoring those opposed to the pipeleine and sharing this information with the National Energy Board and petroleum industry companies. The CSIS watchdog dismissed the allegations, finding the spy service collected some information about peaceful anti-pipeline groups, but only incidentally in the process of investigating legitimate threats to oil industry projects.The BCCLA challenged the watchdog’s findings in federal court, leading to the review committee’s heavily censored report being released in Demeber 2018.Now, BCCLA says a confidentiality order by the watchdog has been partially lifted, allowing them to release the documents disclosed by CSIS, which will be published and made searchable on a website called the “Protest Papers.”last_img read more

Modi to address rally in Jammu on March 28

first_imgJammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in the outskirts of Jammu city on March 28 in support of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, a senior BJP leader said Monday. Sitting BJP MPs Jugal Kishore Sharma and Jitendra Singh are seeking re-election from the Jammu and the Udhampur parliamentary constituencies in the state. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally to be held at Panchayat Doomi, tehsil Bhalwal, in Jammu on March 28,” BJP national vice-president and J&K in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna told reporters here. Khanna reviewed the arrangements of the rally at a meeting of party leaders here after inspecting the venue site. BJP state president Ravinder Raina and other senior leaders from the state were present in the meeting. The grand start of the BJP’s ‘Vijayrath’ in the region will take place from this rally, Khanna claimed. He told party leaders that people will be visiting in large numbers to listen to their popular leader and hence, adequate security and other arrangements should be ensured in connivance with the local administration.last_img read more

Women get raw deal from Bihar NDA in ticket distribution

first_imgPatna: The BJP-led NDA in Bihar – which has been accusing the opposition of stalling a bill envisaging 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies – has resorted to tokenism when it came to distribution of tickets to women in the general election. According to the list released by the NDA on March 23, only three women candidates have been allotted Lok Sabha tickets in the state – one each by alliance partners the BJP, JD(U) and the LJP. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The opposition Grand Alliance – comprising the RJD, Congress, RLSP, HAM (S) and former Bollywood set designer Mukesh Sahni’s VIP – has so far named just nine candidates for the polls. Election to the 40 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases in Bihar between April 11 and May 19. The ruling Janata Dal (United) has fielded Kavita Singh from Siwan constituency, while the Bharatiya Janata Party has nominated Rama Devi from the Sheohar seat. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Veena Singh of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is contesting the election from the Vaishali constituency. In 2014, too, the NDA had given three tickets to women, two by the BJP and one by the LJP, while the JD(U) which was then not part of the BJP-led coalition, allotted two seats for women. The BJP had contested 30 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the last general election, while the JD(U) fielded candidates in all but two seats. As per the seat-sharing arrangement in the NDA this time, both the BJP and the JD(U) are contesting 17 seats each, leaving six constituencies to the LJP. The parties, in their defence, claimed that women did not get adequate representation in their list of candidates as they were contesting fewer seats this time. Devesh Kumar, the state unit vice-president of the BJP, contended that the party believes in “empowering women”, but the seat-sharing arrangement in the state did not leave them with much of an option. “Yes, it is important that women should be given more tickets in elections, but since we are contesting fewer seats this time as compared to the last time, we had to take many factors into consideration. “The BJP government at the Centre believes in empowering women. One can clearly see that women are holding important portfolios at the Centre – External Affairs (Sushma Swaraj) and Defence (Nirmala Sitharaman). Our Lok Sabha Speaker (Sumitra Mahajan) is a woman,” he pointed out. Echoing similar sentiments, JD(U) spokesperson and MLC Niraj Kumar said, “It was difficult for the party to accommodate more women this time as it was contesting just 17 seats in the state.” The JD(U) spokesperson also listed the decisions taken by the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar in the interest of women, such as 50 per cent reservation in urban local bodies and panchayati raj institutions and 35 per cent reservation in all government jobs. “Our party has been strong votary of women’s reservation bill. If the bill is passed, it would become mandatory for parties to give women tickets,” he added. Two regional parties have shown a way out of chronic tokenism in their distribution of tickets to women this time. In West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress has fielded 41 per cent women candidates for the general election, which the Biju Janata Dal in Odisha has reserved 33 per cent of its tickets for women.last_img read more

LinkedIn relies more on users than AI to dump bad profiles

first_imgNew Delhi: In February, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer B. Chandrakala found a LinkedIn fake account running in her name. After registering a case under the Information Technology (IT) Act, the police swung into action and got LinkedIn to shut that fake account. Under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an illegal mining case in Uttar Pradesh, Chandrakala was shocked to see the fake account being run on LinkedIn in her name using her photograph and designation and publishing objectionable obscene content. Not just fake accounts, there have been several cases of fraudsters impersonating staffing agencies on the LinkedIn platform and people keeping duplicate or multiple profiles with ease. The goal of such people, according to Bruce Johnston, a famed LinkedIn sales and marketing consultant, is to harvest email addresses from connections, identity theft, phishing, spear phishing and other scams and impersonation. The real game is to identify such problems first-hand — via Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled algorithms which the company has invested heavily in — in order to weed out bad actors quickly and act pro-actively, without waiting for users to flag such content. “As fake profiles can be replaced just as quickly as they are detected and stamped out, this is a real problem,” wrote Johnston in a blog post some time back. Human-centric AI and Machine Learning (ML) is helping — to a great extent — Facebook, Twitter and Google stamp out bad content, terror-related posts, political interference, misinformation, abuse and several other inauthentic behaviours even before users flag them. LinkedIn said that “one of the ways we ensure that accounts are real is by building automated detection systems at scale for detecting and taking action against fake accounts”. “Unfortunately, LinkedIn is the target of bad actors who constantly try to create fake accounts,” the company said in a recent blog-post. The company, however, does not have a satisfactory answer when it comes to identifying a person who is between jobs or has joined at some other place but keeps old or multiple profiles on the platform. “Members come to LinkedIn to connect with their community, learn from each other and access opportunity. The best way to do that is to keep their profile updated, including sharing news and insights,” says the Microsoft-owned platform. LinkedIn gives users the option to flag inappropriate or fake profiles on its platform – profiles that contain profanity, empty profiles with fake names, or profiles that are impersonating public figures. The company told IANS that while there may be multiple reasons why members take more time to update their profiles, it is possible for other members to report inaccurate information. “We take each report very seriously and our team reviews each case individually. If the information is inaccurate, we take action, which can include removing the content,” said a LinkedIn spokesperson. Specifically for fake accounts, said LinkedIn, it investigates suspected violations of our Terms of Service, including the creation of false profiles, and take immediate action when violations are uncovered. “A human element will always be necessary to catch fake accounts that have evaded our models,” said the company. “While we strive to take down fake accounts before they interact with our members, we also get signals from our members who report suspicious activity on the site,” the company added. It, however, appears that LinkedIn at the moment relies more on users than its AI and ML solutions to keep its platform sanitised.last_img read more

Morocco protests expulsion of Syrian refugees by Algeria

first_imgRabat – Morocco has deplored Tuesday the plight of Syrian refugees, including women and children, expelled by Algeria and sent official protests to the authorities of that country, Moroccan Interior Ministry said in a statement according to MAP.“Moroccan authorities have raised the question of the expulsion of Syrian refugees (as was the case in the past with Sub-Saharan Africans) by the Algerian authorities to Moroccan territory through the eastern borders kingdom,” said a statement from the Interior Ministry.According to the same source, “Just during the period from 26 to 28 January 2014, Algerian authorities turned back 77 Syrian nationals, including 18 women and 43 children [some are less than two months old].” MWN with Agencieslast_img

Morocco Waitress Kidnapped and GangRaped

first_imgCasablanca- Rape, in its most inhuman forms, still prevails in Morocco despite all efforts to combat it. A waitress was recently gang-raped in Meknes.According to daily Assabah, a 19-year-old waitress was kidnapped then gang-raped by four people in Meknes. The three suspects were presented to the Prosecutor on charges of kidnapping, violence and rape. The young waitress was kidnapped at 4:00 a.m. at the café where she works, before the eyes of the café owner and his customers. According to local police, the café clients could not intervene to save the girl as the three suspects were drunk and armed with swords they used to kidnap her. The waitress told the police that she had already been the victim of rape when she was 17, but never dared to report that to the police because of her fear of the consequences. The abolition of Article 475 of the criminal code, which allowed rapists to flee justice by marrying their victims, does not seem to change the bitter truth about rape in Morocco. The rate of violence and child rape are still high in the kingdom, and the reasons for that mainly are attributed on the lack of stricter laws to punish the perpetrators.   © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Klopp expects more from me at Liverpool this year says Georginio

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that coach Jurgen Klopp expects more involvement from him this seasonWijnaldum was signed by Klopp in the summer of 2016 from Newcastle United and has since become a regular at Anfield after making 94 appearances in all competitions.But the Netherlands international has now disclosed that Klopp is urging him to have a bigger involvement in the team’s general play for the new campaign.He told the club website: “He said that I have to be more involved in games, and that there was too many times that I was not involved and that it was easier to play a bad game.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I was busy with that and last season he was really busy with the No.6 position while my head was in the No.8 position,“But he said that’s also the next step, that you can play in more positions than only one because you have the qualities to play there and you can help the team to do better.”Wijnaldum has played the full 90 minutes in both of Liverpool’s opening games of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.last_img read more

Lucas Silva wants to return to Madrid

first_imgThe 26-year-old was seen as the future of Los Blancos when he joined them in 2015, but he couldn’t shine and he wants revenge.Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva started playing professionally in 2012 with Cruzeiro.He was loaned to Nacional Minas Gerais in 2012 but didn’t play a single game.The Brazilian was then bought by Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, he was seen as a big youth promise.But he only played in eight matches, three of them as a starter, and was quickly loaned off to Marseille in France and now to Cruzeiro in Brazil.And now, Lucas Silva spoke to Marca on how he wants to return to La Liga giants.“I left Europe thinking about resuming my career and having more consistency and rhythm in matches,” he explained.“I didn’t achieve it in my first season, but last year was very good because I played regularly and I was winning titles.”“It was a very good year. The most important thing is that I’m back playing at a high level,” he said.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I have contact with the [Real Madrid] board, but you end up distancing yourself and that’s normal.”“I also still have a relationship with some players, but I have to thank the club for everything and their understanding,” he commented.“They were always concerned about my career and wanting me to play. They have taken good care of me.”“I have a contract with Cruzeiro until the middle of the year and I intend to fulfill it.” Lucas Silva said.“From there, we’ll have to see. I dream of playing in Europe again, but I feel happy and at home with Cruzeiro.”Parabéns @Cruzeiro! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔵⚪🦊 Muita honra por ter sido criado nesse grande clube do futebol brasileiro e mundial e vestir essa camisa!!! Enorme satisfação estar na história com títulos e conquistas!!! Vamos com tudo para 2019!!! 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 #Cruzeiro98AnosDeGlórias #Cruzeiro98Anos— Lucas Silva (@16LucasSilva) January 2, 2019last_img read more

Friedel Spurs always knew Kane was a truly special talent

first_imgFormer goalkeeper Brad Friedel revealed that Tottenham were always convinced of Harry Kane’s potential, despite his low-key start.After four loan spells during the early stages of his career, Kane has since developed into one of the most renown scorers in Europe following his exploits over the past four years.The 25-year-old has won two Premier League Golden Boots, along with the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot, and sits in fourth-place in Spurs’ all-time record scorer’s list on 160 goals in 243 games.But Friedel, who played for Spurs between 2011 to 2015, witnessed Kane’s rise first-hand from practically a nobody to the deadly scorer he is today and insists he along with the entire coaching team always knew he would be special.“We absolutely knew how good Kane was going to be, and it was noted many times in our staff meeting and our meetings when I was starting my coaching at Tottenham,” Friedel told US Bookies.“As a player, each and every one of us knew that he was a truly special talent.“He has proved that hard work does pay off, and he still works harder than everyone else out there, that’s why he is so good.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“On top of that, he obviously has the talent. He scored past me in training once or twice maybe, but they didn’t count as I was over 40!”The ex-USA international also gave his views on the Premier League title battle this season with just five points separating the top-three teams.“There are 13 games to play, who knows who is going to win the Premier League?” Friedel said.“Tottenham, Liverpool, Man City are all such top teams. It’s going to be close to the finish, but I hope it’s between Liverpool and Tottenham, being two of my former clubs.“I’d let them battle it out and I would be happy to see either of them win it.”Mauricio Pochettino’s side will take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday in the Premier League with kick-off set for 1:30 PM (CET).LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 16: Brad Friedel of Spurs gives the thumbs up during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane on May 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)last_img read more

SXSW Announces First Wave Of Artists For Music Festival In Spring 2019

first_imgThe annual music festival returns this March, bringing plenty of diverse up-and-coming and established acts to Austin including GRAMMY Camp alumni Maybe April Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Oct 18, 2018 – 6:39 pm Every year in March the SXSW Music Festival in Austin brings tons of artists, industry professionals and music lovers alike to the self-appointed music capital of the U.S., with thousands of official and unofficial shows over the week-long event, plus hundreds of workshops and talks with big name speakers. On Oct. 17 SXSW announced the first round of artists, many of them exciting up-and-coming acts, set to perform at the official events from March 11-17, 2019, and the list is already pretty impressive. SXSW Announces First Wave Of Artists For 2019 sxsw-announces-first-wave-artists-music-festival-spring-2019 Email Facebook News The SXSW round one music lineup includes Maybe April, an all-female Americana/country trio who met at GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY-winning rapper Wyclef Jean, who will also be a featured speaker, Los Angeles-based (by way of San Francisco) psych-rock group Thee Oh Sees, plus plenty of international talent including Argentinean Latin trap star Ecko, Netherlands-born, Australia-based pop songstress Wafia, New Zealand indie-rockers The Beths and many more artists from across genres and around the world.One of the groups to watch out for is Maybe April, comprised of Katy Bishop, Kristen Castro and Alaina Stacey. The trio met at GRAMMY Camp, a music summer camp for high school students, in Nashville in 2012. They formed their group then and later relocated to Nashville in pursuit of music. While they have played several festivals, they couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the colossal event that is SXSW.For more information on SXSW Music Festival, the full lineup, tickets and more, visit their website.Inside Austin City Limits Festival 2018 With The Recording Academy Twitter SXSW Announces First Wave Of Artists For Music Festival In Spring 2019 last_img read more

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON The Latest News From Moulton Markey  Warren

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is the latest news from the offices of Congressman Seth Moulton, Senator Ed Markey, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Congressman Seth MoultonRecent Press Releases and Statements from Congressman Moulton’s Office:NoneSenator Ed MarkeyRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Markey’s Office:Senator Markey Asks Homeland Security and HHS If Separated Children and Families Are Being Detained in MassachusettsSenator Markey Decries U.S. Withdrawal From United Nationals Human Rights CouncilSenator Markey Praises Supreme Court Decision Requiring Warrants To Track An Individual’s Mobile Phone LocationSenator Elizabeth WarrenRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Warren’s Office:Warren, Brown Call For CFPB Director Nominee To Turn Over Documents On Involvement In Trump Administration’s Separation Of Children From Their FamiliesWarren, Markey Passes FEMA On Providing Stable Housing For Hurricane Maria Victims and Reconsidering Denied ApplicationsSenators Introduce Bill To Strengthen Oversight Of Antibiotic Use In AnimalsLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest from Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”last_img read more

India scraps 500 mn arms deal with Isreal after DRDO promises to

first_imgSpike Missile [Representational image]Wikimedia CommonsIndia scrapped a $500 million deal for the purchase of Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel’s state-run Rafale Advanced Defense Systems after Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) promises to deliver Indian made alternative in two years.Israel authorities were informed by the Indian officials about the contract being annulled in favour of DRDO as it claimed that with a partnership with VEM technologies Ltd, it would develop a similar missile at a lower price, reported the Indian Express.Officials also told the newspaper that the production of domestic missiles by DRDO was favoured due to the fast progressive second stage of testing Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). DRDO claimed, according to the report, that the MPATGM was successfully test-fired at the Admednagar range last September. India’s defence deal with Israeli arms company, Rafale was originally proposed in 2014 to procure more than 8000 Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM). The deal also included the manufacturing 3000 missile systems in India through the Defence Make in India initiative.However, the contract was cancelled in 2017 by the Ministry of Defence to push for indigenous development of MPATGMs instead. It was only after the deal was changed to a government-government transaction in 2018 that led to the finalisation of procuring 4,500 weapons systems directly with a small section of its quantity being manufactured in Hyderabad last year.Apart from the Israeli uproar, officials have also stated that the defence acquisition was delayed due to the controversy surrounding the purchase of Rafale fighter jet that was disputed by the Congress party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.The reason for the delay that was then stated was that Spike missiles needed to undergo further tests to examine the missile’s performance in hot temperature environment, especially in the country’s western deserts adjoining Pakistan as per TIE reports.While military officials have expressed their doubts regarding DRDO’s claim on meeting its promised deadline and operational requirements, the defence research organisation has said that it would deliver the MPATGM by 2021. It was also said that it would deliver the missiles the same time rafale would have delivered had India gone ahead with the deal, reported TIE.last_img read more