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Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Haryana Steelers vs Bengaluru Bulls in Panchkula: Bengaluru Beat Haryana 59-36Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Haryana Steelers vs Bengaluru Bulls in Panchkula: Bengaluru Beat Haryana 59-36

first_imgHaryana Steelers have been one of the more consistent sides in the league this season and will be looking to keep their positive momentum intact with more wins heading into the playoffs. A well-balanced team with an array of options in offence and defence, Haryana Steelers will want to make their home fans happy with back-to-back wins at the venue. They have already beaten Bengaluru Bulls once this campaign and will fancy their chances on their home ground.Can Pawan ‘Hi-Flyer’ Sehrawat fly @BengaluruBulls to a #VIVOProKabaddi Playoffs spot?Read on how this might pan out: and watch, LIVE:⚔️: #HARvBLR⏳: Tonight, 8:30 PM onwards📺: Star Sports and Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 2, 2019 Talisman Vikash Kandola will be their biggest offensive threat, but Prashanth Kumar Rai and Vinay have also proven themselves while raiding in crunch situations this year. Their defence looks very sound as well with Sunil, Vikas Kale, Chand Singh and Ravi Kumar being just a few of their options. Skipper Dharmaraj Cheralathan’s influence though cannot be stressed enough, making him an imperative cog for a smoothly functional Haryana Steelers defence.With a foot already in the playoffs, Bengaluru Bulls will step on court keen on guaranteeing qualification. The defending champions have had a topsy-turvy campaign so far but have been a part of the top 6 for most of the season. They will be in a confident frame of mind after a thrilling win against U Mumba in their last game and will also want to avenge their loss against Haryana Steelers from earlier this season.’Hi-Flyer’ Pawan Sehrawat has been in imperious form and carried the team’s raiding unit single-handedly for a lot of the campaign. In the absence of captain Rohit Kumar, coach Randhir Singh will want more from the likes of Banty and Sumit Singh to support Sehrawat in attack. Their defence, meanwhile, is anything but reliant on any individual with Amit Sheoran, Saurabh Nandal and Mahender Singh being just a few of their players that have contributed heavily in terms of Tackle Points.last_img read more

Continental giants India struggle for global success in 2017Continental giants India struggle for global success in 2017

first_imgBy Saumojyoti S ChoudhuryNew Delhi, Dec 27 (PTI) The age-old malady of inconsistency remained unaddressed but Indian hockey did take baby steps towards global success in 2017, a year which reaffirmed the nations continental supremacy in the sport.The Asia Cup crown after a decade and the bronze at the Hockey World League Finals were the high points for Indias mens hockey team in the year gone by, where successes at the global stage were few and far between.For the womens team, however, it was a year to remember. The girls won only their second Asia Cup title in October- November and by virtue of the title entered the top-10 of the FIH rankings for the first time.Awe-inspiring at times and ordinary on occasions, that precisely sums up the Indian mens team in 2017.They started the year with a bronze at the Azlan Shah Cup and ended it in the same fashion — with a bronze in the season-ending HWL Final in Bhubaneswar.In between, it was a roller-coaster ride as Manpreet Singh and Co. continued to grapple for world supremacy.Having proved their upper-hand in Asia for quite sometime now, India were out to prove their might at the world stage in 2017 but results werent on expected lines when the teams travelled to other continents.The mens team started its international calender with the Azlan Shah Cup, where it found a new nemesis in Malaysia against whom they lost to crash out of the final.In the tournament, India also suffered an early setback when captain and goalkeeper P R Sreejesh suffered an ACL injury and was ruled out for the rest of the year.advertisementBut by beating New Zealand to finish third, following the setbacks, came as a relief for the then coach Roelant Oltmans, who began the year under pressure after India made a quarter- final exit at the 2016 Rio Olympics.Then came the three-nation invitational tournament in Dusseldorf, where India carved out a draw against Germany and a win over world No.3 Belgium.India also had mixed results during the tour of Europe, where they won a couple of Test matches against World No.4 Netherlands and Austria.Those results were looked upon as good practice for the Hockey World League Semi-Finals up next, but their campaign in London was a disaster as they slumped to defeats against lower-ranked Malaysia and Canada to finish a disappointing sixth.As expected, the defeats against lower-ranked sides cost Oltmans his job and the under-performing senior players their places in the national team.The 63-year-old Oltmans was replaced by his Dutch compatriot Sjoerd Marijne, who shifted base from the womens team to the mens side.Indian hockey entered a new era with Marijnes entry and the Dutchman struck gold in his first assignment — the Asia Cup in Dhaka — where the team won a gold after a hiatus of 10 years.In between, Manpreet Singh took over as captain of the side and slowly became the epicentre of Indian midfield, replacing experienced Sardar Singh, who had a troubled year.With age not on his side and troubled by the questioning by British police in London during the HWL Semi-Final over a complaint by his former girlfriend, Sardar lost his mojo on the turf and was slowly shown the door in favour of younger players in the HWL Final.India also defeated Pakistan twice in 2017 and by doing so, recorded their seventh successive win against the arch- rivals.Marijne might have tasted success in his maiden test, but the real challenge awaited the Dutchman at the HWL Final in Bhubaneswar.India started their HWL Final campaign with a spirited 1 -1 draw against world champions and eventual winners Australia.But as has been the case, inconsistency came back to haunt the Indians as they slumped to defeats against England and Germany.In the quarterfinals, India faced Belgium and the hosts came up with their best performance of the year, beating the World No.3 side in the shoot-out.India, however, lost 0-1 to Olympic champions Argentina on a rain-drenched Kalinga Stadium turf in the semis before getting the better of a depleted German side in the bronze- medal match.The result made Marijne the first foreign hockey coach to finish on the podium in his first two assignments.For the women, the Asia Cup crown enabled them to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on merit.The Asia Cup title also gave the junior World Cup-winning coach Harendra Singh his first triumph as in charge of the womens team.advertisementIn between, the Indian girls won a gold at the HWL Round 2, but finished eighth in the HWL Semi-Final in Johannesburg, thereby failing to qualify for the HWL Final in Auckland, New Zealand, unlike their male counterparts who were lucky to steal a place by virtue of being the hosts.But as curtains slowly drew on 2017, a ray of hope shone brightly for a packed 2018, a big year for Indian hockey with the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Cup lined-up. PTI SSC PM PMlast_img read more

Blackmon Drafted By JaguarsBlackmon Drafted By Jaguars

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Here are two videos of Blackmon getting drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars (after a trade at #5 with the Tampa Bay Bucs).My favorite part is when he shakes the hand of the girl on crutches. Unintentionally hilarious and awesome.last_img

The Emoji Guide for Social Media and Football RecruitingThe Emoji Guide for Social Media and Football Recruiting

first_imgWith recruiting and the power social media has in this day and age, prospects will often send subliminal message by sending emoji’s rather than tweets. Here’s what Sean, a PFB reader, said earlier this week about confusion with specific emoji’s meaning:CaptureNot to fear, Sean. You’re not alone. And PFB is here to guide you through the WWE (wide world of emoji’s) so you can catch up with the latest social media slang using this emoji guide.Here’s all the emoji’s you need to keep in your backpocket as a guide:Big 12Oklahoma State: ???OU: ⭕️??TCU: ??Baylor: ??Iowa State: ???Kansas State: ???Kansas: ???Texas: ???Texas Tech: ???West Virginia: ???And here’s what the final standings of last season’s top 25 look like in Emoji form.AP Top 25Alabama: ??⚪️Clemson: ???Stanford: ??Ohio State: ⭕️Oklahoma: ⭕️??Michigan State: ✳️⚪️⚔TCU: ??Houston: ⚪️?Iowa: ??Ole Miss: ??Notre Dame: ??Michigan: 〽️Baylor: ??Florida State: ?North Carolina: ??LSU:??Utah:?⚫️Navy: ????Oregon: ??Oklahoma State: ??Wisconsin:?⚪️Tennessee: ?Northwestern: ??Western Kentucky: ⚫️?Florida: ??I feel like some are pretty obvious in the emoji game including the gator for Florida and the tiger for LSU. But some of my personal favorites are probably the Michigan State sword emoji because of the intimidation factor, and the incredibly old bald man emoji representing Kansas State and the fighting Snydercats.What are your favorites? If you think I missed one, feel free to drop suggestions in the comments!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

8 days agoTottenham manager Pochettino still has faith in Dele Alli8 days agoTottenham manager Pochettino still has faith in Dele Alli

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham manager Pochettino still has faith in Dele Alliby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is backing Dele Alli to return to form. The midfielder was dropped from the latest England squad after an indifferent start to the season.”I have had some conversations with Dele over the last two or three years,” Pochettino said. “It’s a process.”He’s young, 23, but I love the way he’s working hard to be the best, to find the best form. That is a process that needs time, too.”I think he’s very close and he is doing well.”It was a good opportunity for him in these last two weeks to work hard and clear things up in his head. And for us to help him find his best form.” last_img read more

Improvising classical musicImprovising classical music

first_imgImprovisation in classical music is a forgotten art. It has been neglected for more than 100 years. Back in the 18th and 19th century, improvisation has been a major skill in the education of pianists. We have testimonials of improvisations played by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin and many other great pianists and composers.Laurens Patzlaff, who is both a Classical and Jazz pianist gifted with the unique ability to improvise in every style, tries to revive this special type of concerts in which the artist is able to create his music out of the moment. And on his ‘World of music tour 2019’, he gives 5 continents a musical chapter with melodies of many different kinds of music which define the cultures on each continent. In addition Laurens Patzlaff is going to improvise on themes suggested by the audience in the second part of the concert. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn a concert at India International Centre, which will be held on August 30, Laurens will be performing melodies from Africa, Australia, America, Asia, and Europe. The Classics and improvisation have rarely intermixed, and Laurens is devoted to promoting and popularizing this fascinating musical duo. Improvisation is the main focus of his artistic and academic career. A German music professor who works frequently in the U.S.A. and Australia as well as in Germany and throughout Europe and Asia, he was appointed Germany’s first ever Professor for Piano and Improvisation (Jazz and Classical) at Lübeck University of Music in 2013. Laurens dazzles audiences with his musicianship while opening their eyes and ears to the unlimited capacity for variation in even the most formal of musical genres, offering a fresh perspective on music with a range of styles few if any can imagine.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Launches 20142018 Program for Urban and Economic DevelopmentKing Mohammed VI Launches 20142018 Program for Urban and Economic Development

first_imgTetouan- King Mohammed VI launched on Saturday the 2014-2018 program for the urban and economic development of the city of Tetouan, endowed with a budget of 5.5 billion MAD.The program, drawn up in conformity with the Royal orientations for the development of the urban landscape of Moroccan cities, aims to promote the socio-economic basis of the city, consolidate its positioning, improve the living conditions of inhabitants and preserve environment.The five-year program, building on a systematic participative approach which involved various stakeholders in the city, means to make of Tetouan an attractive and residential city. It also seeks to take up urban, economic, social and environmental challenges facing this northern urban conglomeration.At the urban level, the landmark program features mainly the consolidation of internal roads and streets, the addition of a second lane to the road linking Tetouan and Chefchaouen, modernization of the public lighting network, reinforcement and renewal of the liquid sanitation, drinking water and electricity grids of the urban commune of Tetouan, of the neighboring rural communes and the urban commune of M’Diq, construction of public squares, creation of parks and building a monitored public landfill site.At the economic level, the program includes the completion of the industrial zone, creation of a handicraft compound, upgrading of markets, construction of a fish wholesale market and building of communal equipment (slaughterhouse, fruits and vegetables wholesale market and livestock market).To guarantee the safety of population, the program includes burying high-tension electricity lines and building an electric plant and a fire-fighter barracks.At the social level, the program for the urban and economic development of Tetouan plans to rehabilitate the port sector by creating the great sports complex of Tetouan, an indoors multi-sports stadium, an indoors swimming pool, a tennis club and two stadiums.Regarding the health sector, the program features the creation of a regional hospital, the upgrading of the Saniat R’Mel provincial hospital, the building of two health centers, in addition to reinforcing community social facilities.As far as the cultural field is concerned, rehabilitating the national theater, creating a multimedia library and a music conservatory, upgrading two school theaters and legacy restoration are other features of this program.Training is another component of the program which features the building of an architecture school, a higher institute of applied technologies, a campus, preparatory classes for engineer schools and restoration of the sciences faculty.A particular attention is granted to environmental stakes and sustainability by the program which includes the development of the Oued Martil valley, spanning over the communes of Martil, Azla and Tetouan, through the construction of hotels, residences, leisure spaces, development of a Gulf green, the construction of a marina, the development of the Tamouda plains, island and the “Touibla” park. On this occasion, King Mohammed VI chaired the signing ceremony of three conventions on the implementation of the 2014-2018 program for the urban and economic development of the city of Tetouan.After the cities of Tangiers, Marrakech and Sale, Tetouan is also endowed with an integrated, balanced and inclusive development program to be on par with international metropolises.last_img read more

Beauty Queen Feeling Better After Meeting Family of 2 Accident VictimsBeauty Queen Feeling Better After Meeting Family of 2 Accident Victims

Rabat – Nouhaila Lmelki has paid her respects. Following her release from police custody, Moroccan beauty queen Nouhail Lmelki visited the families of the two 15-year-old boys she crashed into and killed on Marrakech’s Moulay Abdellah Avenue, on September 8. The model was arrested for drunk driving.“Barbie” shared, Sunday, September 30, an Instagram story where she appeared beside the victims’ families. “Thank God, I feel better now that I have talked with the families of the two dead children, let them rest in peace,” wrote Lmelki.The Moroccan authorities released the young woman Monday, September 24.Once out of jail, “Barbie” spoke out on social media “to respond to the allegations of liars, hypocrites and the dishonest press.”According to Arabic outlet Alyaoum 24, the Miss Universe, who lives in Dubai, was partying hard in Marrakech. “Barbie” was driving under the influence of alcohol with a passenger when she lost control of her 4×4 car.Police immediately went to the scene and arrested the two young women and transported the bodies of the victims to the Bab Doukkala morgue.Lmelki is being prosecuted for “murder, excessive speed, and lack of maneuvering.” read more

Russia urges Iran to cooperate with UN nuclear agencyRussia urges Iran to cooperate with UN nuclear agency

29 September 2010Russia today urged Iran to cooperate with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to show transparency in its relationship with the body to resolve outstanding issues related to Tehran’s nuclear programme. Russia today urged Iran to cooperate with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to show transparency in its relationship with the body to resolve outstanding issues related to Tehran’s nuclear programme. “Clarification of outstanding questions regarding the Iranian nuclear programme would meet not only the goals of strengthening the non-proliferation regime but quite obviously the interests of Iran as well,” said Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, as he addressed the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate.He said Russia saw no reasonable alternative to a political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue through constructive dialogue between Tehran and the group of six nations tasked with negotiating with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme. The six States are Russia, United States, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.On sanctions against Iran, Mr. Churkin said they were intended to send a signal to Iran about the need for full cooperation with IAEA, and to give impetus to the negotiating process.“We strongly reject a situation when, parallel to the collective efforts in the UN Security Council, unilateral decisions on sanctions are made, including ex-territorial ones, which undermine the very foundation of further joint efforts. We must put an end to this practice that runs counter to international law and is negatively politically charged,” Mr. Churkin said.He noted that this year has been marked by progress in nuclear disarmament, citing the treaty signed by the Presidents of Russia and the US in Prague in April on measures for the further reduction of, and limitation of, strategic offensive weapons.“We hope that the strong impetus given by Moscow and Washington to the process of nuclear disarmament will be followed by all nations, first of all, by nuclear-weapon States.” In a bid to strengthen the UN role on issues of global security, disarmament and confidence-building, Mr. Churkin announced that Russia will, during the current Assembly session, table three resolutions.They are a draft resolution on Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures in Outer Space Activities, co-sponsored with China; a draft resolution on Information and Telecommunications Achievements in the Context of International Security; and a Russia-US co-sponsored draft resolution on Bilateral Strategic Offensive Arms Reductions and the New Framework for Strategic Relations. read more

Coowner of California slaughterhouse behind beef recall pleads guilty to criminal chargeCoowner of California slaughterhouse behind beef recall pleads guilty to criminal charge

by The Associated Press Posted Aug 25, 2014 11:26 am MDT Co-owner of California slaughterhouse behind beef recall pleads guilty to criminal charge AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAN FRANCISCO – The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his plea Friday in a San Francisco courtroom to aiding and abetting in the distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat, the San Francisco Chronicle ( ) reported.Singleton, 77, is free on $50,000 bail. He has signed an agreement requiring him to work with prosecutors who have filed charges against the company’s other owner, Jesse Amaral Jr., and two employees, Eugene Corda and Felix Cabrera.Those three have pleaded not guilty.But by admitting guilt, Singleton “accepts full responsibility for his conduct,” his attorney Pamela Davis said. “He acknowledges the harm he’s caused to the community.”Prosecutors alleged that the owners schemed with employees to slaughter about 79 cows with skin cancer of the eye rather than stopping plant operations while inspectors took lunch breaks. Then, the government alleges, plant workers swapped the heads of diseased cattle with heads of healthy cows to hide them from inspectors.Operations were halted in February after a series of recalls, including one for 8.7 million pounds of beef. The meat was sold at Walmart and other national chains and used in products, including Hot Pockets.The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said Rancho processed diseased and unhealthy animals and circumvented federal inspection rules.There have been no reports of illnesses linked to the products, which were processed from Jan. 1, 2013, through Jan. 7, 2014, and shipped to distribution centres and retail stores in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. read more

Recordbreaking runner forced to relinquish title after Great Scottish Run course found toRecordbreaking runner forced to relinquish title after Great Scottish Run course found to

first_imgEthopian athlete Haile Gebrselassie Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A record-holding runner is being forced to relinquish his title after race organisers discovered the route was almost 500ft too short.Callum Hawkins, 24, beat the Scottish half-marathon record previously held by Haile Gebrselassie with a time of one hour and 22 seconds last October.But the course for last year’s Great Scottish Run has now been found to be almost 500ft (150 metres) short, invalidating records and personal best times set at the event.It means Hawkins’ record, which beat the previous time set by Ethiopian double Olympic gold medallist Gebrselassie in 2013, will be wiped away. Extra measures are to be put in place later this year to ensure the distance is accurate. Race director Andy Mitchelmore said: “Great Run take responsibility for the miscalculation and we apologise unreservedly to the runners and to the city of Glasgow. This was an isolated incident.”In the 30 years since the company was formed, more than four million people have participated in hundreds of our running events and the distances, which are measured by qualified independent parties, have been correct.”Competitor Paul Elcock said he was “really disappointed” with the error as it meant he had lost his personal best time.In a post left on the Great Scottish Run website, he wrote: “I’m really disappointed with Great Run getting this so wrong then taking as long as this to confirm the course was short.”It was my second time running it and I smashed my PB trying hard to see how much I’d improved in 12 months, and now I can’t tell people my time!” Runner Callum Hawkins in actionCredit:Martin Rickett/PA Great Run take responsibility for the miscalculation and we apologise unreservedly to the runners and to the city of GlasgowRace director Andy Mitchelmorecenter_img Hawkins, who finished ninth in the Rio Olympics marathon, broke the course record in the Great Scottish Run half-marathon, the Scottish national record and took the second-best overall UK time for the type of race.He was the first male Scottish winner since 1983. However, his time will now not be placed in the record books.On the day, 44 of the top 50 finishers and 92 out of the top 100 recorded personal bests or season bests. Organisers have apologised to Hawkins, who they said “fully deserved his place in the record books after his fine run”, and to the winner of the women’s race, Betsy Saina.They blamed the mistake on human error when measuring the distance before the race as they confirmed all the results would now be declared invalid.Organisers remeasured the supposed 13.1-mile route through Glasgow after doubts were raised and they found it was 491.1ft (149.7m) short.An event spokesman said: “A small section of the prescribed route was not followed correctly in Bellahouston Park, which accounted for approximately 50 metres of the shortfall.”The remainder of the shortfall was as a result of the difference between measuring on closed roads compared to a measure on unclosed roads – which was the methodology used in August as a result of notification of essential utilities works affecting the course.” Runner Callum Hawkins in action Ethopian athlete Haile GebrselassieCredit:AFP/Gettylast_img read more

Lesbian and bisexual women are being incorrectly told they dont need smearLesbian and bisexual women are being incorrectly told they dont need smear

first_imgWomen who have sex with women are often wrongly told they do not need to attend cervical screening test, LGBT charities have warned.Research highlighted by the National LGB&T Partnership – an alliance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charities – reveals that 37 per cent of women who have sex with women have been told they do not require a cervical screening test due to their sexual orientation.This results in half of all eligible lesbian and bisexual women never having had a smear test, they said. Around 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year. About two out of every 100 cancers diagnosed in women (2 per cent) are cervical cancers, according to Cancer Research UK. The human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cervical cancers, is passed on through intimate skin-to-skin contact, which includes sex between two women.The partnership surveyed women on their experiences with sexual healthcare as part of the inaugural National Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week, which aims to highlight that “lesbian, bisexual and other women who have sex with women are experiencing a range of health inequalities and both face barriers to accessing healthcare and are having poor experiences when they do”.”Lesbian, bisexual and other women who have sex with women (LBWSW) lack acknowledgement both in mainstream society and LGBT communities, and to the NHS we are largely invisible,” says Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Elizabeth Barker in the foreword of the report published in November.  “It is unacceptable that LBWSW continue to experience discrimination and that thoughtlessness compromises our healthcare.”Other issues highlighted by the partnership’s report are that 21 per cent of bisexual women and 12 per cent of lesbian women reported a long-term mental health problem, compared with 4 per cent of heterosexual women, and that 29 per cent of lesbian and bisexual women report more binge drinking compared with 12 per cent in the general population of women.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

21 World Cup memories we cant forget from Japan and South Korea21 World Cup memories we cant forget from Japan and South Korea

first_img16. The whole country tuned in to watch Tommie Gorman’s interview17. This double hammer blow against SpainYou are kidding me, Ireland.18. Anders Frisk, Fernando Hierro and Robbie’s bow and arrow to the rescue Source: Conall Charleton/YouTube19. Cursing at the top of your lungs at the TV on the worst summer afternoon ever Source: Tom Honan/INPHO20. Cafu and the kings of the world Source: INPHO21. RTE’s highlights package being the only way to relive the magic Source: darrzo/YouTubeA dozen years on, what’s your stand-out memory?34 World Cup memories we won’t forget from USA ’9421 World Cup memories we won’t forget from France ’98 1. Wondering what was up with Ronaldo’s hair Source: Maurizio Borsari2. Not that it did his form any harm Source: Benjamín Rodríguez Alvarez/YouTube3. Meeting Triggs for the first time Source: Martin Rickett4. Getting up early to watch Matt Holland whack this one in Source: Conall Charleton/YouTube5. Beckham’s revenge Source: Alex Nguyen/YouTube6. The Duffer became an international icon after his bow against Saudi ArabiaHe didn’t score much, so just as well he enjoyed it. Source: INPHO7. Ronaldinho meant this, right? Source: tomita90/YouTube8. Hearing the cheers when this happened during English paper two Source: Aodhancfc92/YouTube9. Watching Mick McCarthy go through the full range of human emotion over and over again10. ‘IIIIIII’mmmm Mick McCarthy’s bay-beh…’ Source: Bing Bangboozy/YouTube11. The woeful refereeing that denied Italy Source: AP/Press Association ImagesEven when manager of Ireland, Giovanni Trapattoni was still holding a grudge against Byron Moreno (who later pleaded guilty to charges of drug smuggling after his 2010 arrest in JFK) and Serie A club Perugia sacked Ahn Jung Hwan after his goal knocked the Azzuri out.12. Still, South Korea were a great bunch of lads Source: EMPICS Sport13. Rivaldo almost ruining the whole summer14. Having a row with your granny over the whole Roy v Mick thing Source: INPHO Source: INPHO15. Lots of pictures like this from the departures area of Saipan Airport Source: INPHOlast_img read more

British paedophile who hid girl behind fridge jailed for 27 yearsBritish paedophile who hid girl behind fridge jailed for 27 years

first_img Short URL 27,720 Views A BRITISH PAEDOPHILE who made a hole in his home to hide a girl he was abusing has been jailed for 27 years.Michael Dunn, 57, from Redcar created the hole by knocking through the wall behind his fridge. He used this cavity to hide the girl, who had run away from home, from police.He was found to have carried out attacks on a total of four women and girls – one aged 10 or 11- over a period of more than 30 years. He was sentenced today at Teesside Crown Court after being found guilty of 10 counts of rape, three of false imprisonment and three of indecent assault. Michael Dunn Image: Cleveland Police British paedophile who hid girl behind fridge jailed for 27 years He was found to have carried out attacks on a total of four women and girls – one aged 10 or 11- over a period of more than 30 years. 37 Comments By Paul Hosford Mar 1st 2017, 7:08 PM Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 7:08 PM Image: Cleveland Police The cavity used by Dunn. Source: Cleveland PoliceGale Gilchrist, acting Head of the Crown Court Unit for Crown Prosecution Service North East said:“Michael Dunn is a very dangerous sexual predator.He was a violent and controlling man towards each of his victims, using them for sex whenever he wanted to and physically attacking them when they would not comply.“This has been an incredibly complex case and I am indebted to the significant work conducted by police during the investigation. Through their diligence and also the bravery of Michael Dunn’s victims, our prosecutors have been able to build a robust case resulting in today’s significant sentence.“One cannot imagine the horrors endured by Michael Dunn’s victims, but I sincerely hope that this outcome brings a measure of comfort to each of them.”Read: Jury in Daniel McAnaspie murder trial hears how teenager begged for his life Share17 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Michael Dunnlast_img read more

Irelands €175 million lotto winner ranks near the top of the biggestIrelands €175 million lotto winner ranks near the top of the biggest

first_imgIreland’s €175 million lotto winner ranks near the top of the biggest EuroMillions ever The single-ticket jackpot is the fifth-biggest of all time. Adrian and Gillian Bayford won €190 million in 2012. Share146 Tweet Email1 Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 11:59 AM Short URL By Rónán Duffy SURELY YOU’VE HEARD by now, but if you haven’t, Ireland has a new record lottery winner.Last night’s Euromillions winner scooped over €175 million, comfortably the biggest ever win for an Irish player.The winning ticket was sold in Reilly’s Daybreak in Naul, Co. Dublin.Previously, the biggest ever win in the Republic was Dolores McNamara’s €115 million jackpot in 2005 while Northern Irish couple Patrick and Frances Connolly won €130 million on New Year’s Day this year.But not only is this latest win the biggest ever for Ireland, it ranks as one of the biggest wins ever in the Euromillions.In the 15-year history of the Euromillions, this jackpot is the ninth-highest of all time and the fifth-highest ever won by a single ticket.The Euromillions jackpot is capped at €190 million and that figure has been won on three occasions, each time by a single ticket.The first ever winners of that record jackpot were English couple Adrian and Gillian Bayford in 2012.The next two jackpot winners remained anonymous but were from Portugal and Spain.After that, the biggest win is the €185 million pocketed by Scottish couple Chris and Colin Weir in 2011.Curiously though, the Weirs actually earned more than the Bayfords due to more favourable sterling exchange rates at the time. Colin and Chris Weir share a kiss after their lotto win. Source: PA ImagesAfter those four winners, last night’s winning ticket in Ireland ranks in fifth place in the overall list.Of course, it’s yet to be revealed if the last night’s jackpot winner is a syndicate or single player, something that would of course make a big difference to their place among Ireland’s richest people.If the ticket is in fact owned by a single winner, they would jump straight into the top 100 of Ireland’s rich list.According to the Sunday Times’s Irish Rich list for 2018, winning €175 million would vault you straight up to 80th.This places you above some very well-known millionaires, such as Paul McGuinness of U2 fame who fails to make the top 100 and places at 102nd with €143 million.Golfer Rory McIlroy’s wealth is estimated at €125 million while Liam Neeson’s is placed at €113 million, putting last night’s winner well above those famous faces.center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PA Images Adrian and Gillian Bayford won €190 million in 2012. Image: PA Images 26 Comments Feb 20th 2019, 12:00 PM 38,998 Views last_img read more

Merkel and Tsipras yet to find a political solutionMerkel and Tsipras yet to find a political solution

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras struck a conciliatory tone after their first bilateral meeting in Berlin on Monday but the Greek leader’s host insisted that she is not in a position to ease Greece’s liquidity problems on her own.The two leaders held a news conference after talks at the Chancellery that lasted more than an hour and before they were due to hold a working dinner. Both politicians sought to ease the tension that has built up between the two countries over the last few weeks, particularly due to comments from their finance ministers.Merkel and Tsipras insisted that their talks had been productive despite differences on a number of issues.“I did not come here to ask for financial aid,” Tsipras said. “I came for an exchange of our thoughts and opinions, to see where there is common ground and where there is disagreement.”Merkel said that she sensed an “appetite for cooperation” during the talks but insisted that she could not intervene to ease Greece’s liquidity concerns. She said it was paramount for Athens to present its list of reforms to its lenders, thereby paving the way for the disbursement of the 7.2 billion euros remaining in bailout loans.“Reforms have to be discussed with the institutions, not with Germany,” she emphasized.“We want Greece to be strong economically, we want Greece to grow and above all we want Greece to overcome its high unemployment,” she told reporters. “For that you need structural reforms, a solid budget and a functioning administration.”Both leaders warned about the promoting of stereotypes about Greeks and Germans in each other’s countries as a result of political differences.“The Greeks are not layabouts, neither are the Germans to blame for Greece’s ills,” said Tsipras. “We have to work hard to overcome these stereotypes.”The Greek prime minister emphasized that many of Greece’s problems have roots within the country. He also described as “extremely unfair for the chancellor and for Germany” a front cover of Der Spiegel magazine which had superimposed Merkel on a picture of Nazi officers on the Acropolis during the Nazi occupation of Greece. He also described how he had been enraged by a cartoon in SYRIZA-backed Avgi newspaper portraying German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble as a concentration camp commander.Tsipras, however, did raise the issue of Second World War reparations, claiming that there is a moral duty to settle the matter. However, he stressed that the reparations and the return of a loan the Bank of Greece was forced to provide to Nazi occupiers were a completely different issue from the current bailout negotiations and that the two should not be linked.The Greek prime minister also called on German authorities to help the new government in Athens tackle corruption by cooperating in the investigation of the Siemens cash-for-contracts scandal.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Holiday train derails in GorgeHoliday train derails in Gorge

first_imgHOOD RIVER, Ore. — Authorities say no one was injured when a train carrying 214 people on a holiday-themed ride in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon derailed.The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office said four cars of the train operated by the Mount Hood Railroad derailed at 5:15 p.m. Friday about three miles outside Hood River.The sheriff’s office said the rail cars were upright and crews were helping railroad operators. The sheriff’s office said passengers were being helped off the train and alternate transportation arrangements were being made.last_img

Private sector employees in the UK predicted to receive 02 real payPrivate sector employees in the UK predicted to receive 02 real pay

first_imgUK employees working in the private sector are expected to receive a real salary increase of 0.2% in 2018, according to research by ECA International.Its Salary trends report, which analyses current and projected salary increases for local employees across 71 countries, also found that a 0.2% real salary increase in 2018 for UK staff would equate to approximately an additional £4.41 a month or £53 a year before tax, based on an average annual salary of £26,364. This compares to a real salary increase of 0.1% for UK employees in 2017.Compared to countries in Europe, only Hungary, Poland and Ukraine are predicted to have a lower real salary increase, which is calculated based on the difference between the forecast nominal salary increase and inflation, than the UK. Germany is expected to see real wage growth at 1.2% and France is estimated to have a real salary increase of 0.9% for 2018.The average real salary increase across Europe is 1%, with employees in Russia topping the 2018 European rankings with an estimated real salary increase of 3.4% in 2018. Romania’s real salary increase has dropped significantly, from 3.4% in 2017 to a predicted 0.7% in 2018.India ranks the highest for countries in the Asia-Pacific region, with a real salary increase of 4.9% expected in 2018, while for the Americas, Argentina comes out on top with a forecast 7.2% real salary increase in 2018.Across the Americas more generally, average real salary increases are predicted to be 1.6% in 2018, compared to 1.4% in 2017. Real salary increases have improved in Mexico, with an increase of 0.8% in 2018 compared to a 1.3% pay cut in 2017, and real salary for the USA and Canada will increase in 2018 by 0.9% and 1.1% respectively.In Africa and the Middle East, employees are expected to receive a pay increase of 4.7% in 2018, although Egypt and Nigeria are expected to see pay decreases of 11.2% and 4.8% respectively.Steven Kilfedder (pictured), production manager at ECA International, said: “Productivity growth in the UK has remained low in recent years so employers have not been able to offer the level of salary increases that they have been able to in the past. This, combined with higher inflation, which is expected to be 2.6% next year, has caused something of a pay crunch for UK [employees].”last_img read more

ALM Launches Integrated Marketing Campaign ServiceALM Launches Integrated Marketing Campaign Service

first_img“Market Opps offers three distinct campaign packages with strategy and marketing tactics tailored to your specific goals in line with your objectives and budget,” said Scott Pierce, vice president at ALM. “Our program integrates market intelligence to help law firms develop valuable campaign content, creative packaging and copy to power the campaign and distribution channels to deliver the campaign to target audiences.” ALM is adding to their marketing services portfolio.The b-to-b media company serving the legal field is partnering with branding house, Greenfield/Beiser, to offer a menu of integrated marketing campaigns for law firms.While ALM already provides custom solutions in this area, the new program, Market Opps, standardizes options for companies looking to promote new practices, penetrate specific industries or make a branding play.Each of the options cover market research, creative development and execution. ALM recommends at least a 6-month program for prospective clients.last_img read more