Real Madrid v PSG Zidane already knows who he will pick to face PSG Jamie Smith 09:20 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno Real Madrid v PSG Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid v Real Sociedad Real Sociedad Primera División PSG Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Karim Benzema Cristiano Ronaldo While his counterpart has indicated he does not know who will make up his team against the Spanish giants, the Madrid boss is sure of his side Zinedine Zidane has already decided on the team he will select for Real Madrid’s Champions League home tie with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.Madrid warmed up for the last-16 first leg with a 5-2 demolition of Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his first club hat-trick of the campaign.Zidane left Casemiro out of his squad, while Luka Modric was withdrawn for the final half-hour and Gareth Bale was given 17 minutes from the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes as Zidane instead took off youngsters Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, who headed a first-minute opener from Ronaldo’s left-wing cross.”I know [the XI], but we will see on Wednesday,” Zidane told reporters, after Unai Emery suggested he was unsure over the make-up of his PSG selection.”Everyone is ready to play on Wednesday and I do not want to say who will come out.”Of Madrid blitzing Sociedad by racing into a 4-0 lead before the interval, Zidane added: “The first half was phenomenal, we scored fast, we pushed, we put intensity in.”Then we controlled the game and made the changes, thinking about the next game, but I’m happy.”It makes things easy when you score in the first minute. It was the full first half in this way, intense, determined, motivated. It was a good way to prepare for Wednesday’s game.”We have to correct certain things, especially in the second half, but I am left with the positive side, with the five goals and our start of the game. Wednesday will be another game and we will have to put in another effort.”FT: #RealMadrid 5-2 @RealSociedadEN ( @Lucasvazquez91 1′, @Cristiano 27′, 37′, 80′, @ToniKroos 34′; Bautista 74′, Illarramendi 83′). #Emirates pic.twitter.com/jFAVYL0kvw — Real Madrid C.F.🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) February 10, 2018 While Ronaldo has hit top form in timely fashion ahead of the PSG clash – he has scored more goals in La Liga in 2018 than any other player – Karim Benzema drew another blank.Benzema hit the post in the early stages and missed a fantastic stoppage-time chance to break a seven-game drought in the league, prompting Madrid fans to whistle the French striker.”I do not know why they whistle him,” Zidane said of Benzema, who has only hit two La Liga goals this term.”People come to the stadium and can do what they want, he had chances to score and he did not.”The important thing is that he thinks about the next match, which will change his streak.”You asked me if I was worried about [Ronaldo] and then you have three goals, we know he always wants to score, PSG will have to be careful with him.”
The Government’s Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) is gathering momentum with the recent staging of an orientation session for participants in the island-wide programme. The Government’s Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) is gathering momentum with the recent staging of an orientation session for participants in the island-wide programme.Under TAP, one thousand unattached young persons between the ages 18-35 will receive training and practical experience in Information Communication Technology.The programme is being spearheaded by the Universal Service Fund, an agency of the Ministry of Science Energy and Technology. TAP will be executed over 12 months.Speaking at Wednesday’s orientation opening ceremony, Minister of Science Energy and Technology Dr the Honourable Andrew Wheatley said TAP is just one way his Ministry is helping to equip young Jamaicans with the skills needed to participate in the ever-growing global digital economy.“Globally ICT is a multibillion dollar industry which also enables practically every other line of business. Through TAP, persons with various levels of ICT exposure will increase their earning potential in the field of ICT whether as entrepreneurs or through gainful employment within the industry.”Minister Wheatley said. He added that the programme forms part of the USF’s mandate under the Telecommunications Act to create a knowledge based society through training for vulnerable groups, particularly young people.Benefits under TAP will be multi-faceted, as participants will also provide much needed human resource support to the Government of Jamaica in a bid to accelerate the ongoing digitization process.“There is a lot of data within Ministries, Departments and Agencies which we are not able to utilize as it is not in a format that makes it easy to analyse. With this information properly collated, analysed and at our fingertips, we will be able to make better-informed decisions in everyone’s best interest”Minister Wheatley said such data can help inform policies and programmes and drive economic growth.Training under The Technology Advancement Programme will commence in February 2018. Story Highlights Speaking at Wednesday’s orientation opening ceremony, Minister of Science Energy and Technology Dr the Honourable Andrew Wheatley said TAP is just one way his Ministry is helping to equip young Jamaicans with the skills needed to participate in the ever-growing global digital economy.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Last year, GLAAD noted the deaths of several queer female characters and called on broadcast networks to ensure that lesbian and bisexual women on TV fared better the following year. But this year’s report cites at least 12 lesbian and bisexual female characters who have been killed off broadcast shows since January, and says more than 25 queer female characters have been killed across all platforms this year.The report directly references the “Bury Your Gays” trope, a term activists used this year while protesting the deaths of lesbian and bisexual characters, who often see violent deaths or meet tragic ends following happy moments.Fans were particularly outraged after CW’s dystopian teen drama The 100 killed off a beloved character in March. In response, they formed LGBT Fans Deserve Better, an initiative that has continued to track the deaths of lesbian and bisexual female characters, and has raised more than $150,000 for The Trevor Project, which provides a 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline and other services for LGBTQ youth.In an intro to the report, GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis wrote that “the decision to kill these characters in droves sends a toxic message about the worth of queer female stories,” adding that LGBTQ characters should have “the same opportunities for romance, nuanced motivation, developed back story and the same odds of death” as their straight, cisgender counterparts.And while overall bisexual representation increased on broadcast and streaming networks, GLAAD says it continues to see harmful tropes played out around characters who identify as bisexual, often portraying them as manipulative or untrustworthy. The report notes that these traits factored into unsettling character deaths on shows including ABC’s The Catch and Fox’s Empire.Bisexual women outnumber bisexual men across platforms; out of 21 characters identified as bisexual, only five are men. But GLAAD praised CW’s musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Freeform’s Shadowhunters for depicting bisexual male characters whose stories dispel negative stereotypes.GLAAD says the number of transgender characters has more than doubled since last year. Out of 16 transgender characters, three are on broadcast networks, none of which had shows with transgender characters last year. That means transgender characters will appear across all platforms. The report cites Amazon’s Transparent as the most LGBTQ-inclusive series. GLAAD notes that the dramedy, which stars Jeffrey Tambor as a 70-year-old transgender woman, features two other transgender characters (both played by transgender actors) and three other characters identified as LGBT.By Bethonie Butler – The Washington Post Advertisement Advertisement Twitter The group began tracking more comprehensive diversity data in 2005, and this year’s report also identifies record-high percentages of black characters and characters with disabilities. But the group offers a mixed assessment of overall LGBTQ representation for the 2016-2017 TV season.GLAAD reports that lesbian representation “decreased dramatically” from 33 per cent last year to 17 per cent this year. The exception is on streaming networks, where lesbians account for the majority of LGBTQ character representation. GLAAD cites record-high LGBTQ representation in its annual report on television diversity, but the media advocacy group says that television “failed queer women” this year, killing off a staggering number of lesbian and bisexual female characters.The annual “Where We Are on TV” report has analyzed the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer characters on prime-time broadcast and cable television for more than two decades. Last year, the group began tracking characters in first-run scripted series released by streaming networks Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. This year’s report, released Thursday, cites the highest-ever percentage of LGBTQ characters on broadcast television.Out of the five major broadcast networks, ABC has the highest percentage (7.3 per cent) of LGBTQ characters who are series regulars. Fox follows at 6.4 per cent, larger than the overall broadcast percentage of 4.8 per cent. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollar lower amid mixed economic data, traders look to July jobs data TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed at a three-month low Tuesday amid mixed economic news.The loonie was down 0.28 of a cent to 91.24 cents US, its lowest close since May 2.In Canada, the major economic report of the week is July employment data which comes out on Friday. Economists expect that about 25,000 jobs were created during the month.Ahead of the jobs figures, data out Tuesday showed that reports on the U.S. non-manufacturing sector and factory orders beat forecasts.The U.S. Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index showed solid expansion, climbing to 58.7 in July from 56 in June, versus the 56.5 gain that economists had expected.June factory orders climbed 1.1 per cent after dropping 0.5 per cent, much better than the 0.6 per cent rise that was expected.Overseas, service industries in the world’s second-biggest economy grew at the slowest rate last month since November 2005. The HSBC index of China service businesses activity fell to 50 in July from 53.1 in the previous month.The weak figure shows the impact of a slowdown in China’s property market, said HSBC chief China economist Qu Hongbin.Other data pointed to signs that the eurozone economy continues to mend.Financial information company Markit said Tuesday its purchasing managers’ index — a key survey of business activity — for the 18-country eurozone rose a point to a three-month high of 53.8 in July.Growth in the eurozone has been paltry since emerging from its longest-ever recession over a year ago. Markit’s July survey points to a quarterly growth rate of 0.4 per cent, which equates to an annualized rise of just 1.6 per cent.Commodity prices were lower as September crude lost 91 cents to US$97.38 a barrel, the soft Chinese data helped push September copper down four cents to US$3.20 a pound while December bullion faded $3.60 to US$1,285.30 an ounce. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 5, 2014 6:35 am MDT
Oilfield services M&A picks up as battered drillers seek lower costs, scale CALGARY – Canadian drillers and other oilfield service providers have stepped up merger and acquisition activity, with more deals expected in coming months, as players battered by more than two years of weak oil prices look to lower costs and strengthen finances by scaling up.Crude prices have stabilized from the lows of early 2016 and the big energy companies that hire drillers are increasing spending from depressed levels. That has spurred some drillers and related service companies to rehire staff and redeploy equipment after cutting costs to the bone during the downturn.But many still find it tough to raise capital, increasing the pressure to do deals, said Alf Sailer, managing director of M&A advisory services for ATB Financial.“The pace of M&A transactions, it really has picked up,” said Sailer, who sees the trend continuing.“The lenders are still nervous about oilfield service companies and the equity investors are also still nervous. We’re not seeing either of those warm up to the oilfield services business yet.”Source Energy Services (TSX:SHLE) and STEP Energy Services (TSX:STEP) recently raised money in initial public offerings that fell short of expectations, Sailer said, noting both have since traded at less than their IPO prices.On Monday, Calgary-based Secure Energy Services (TSX:SES) said it will pay $26 million in a cash-and-shares deal for smaller rival Ceiba Energy Services, which had announced a review of alternatives last fall. Interim Ceiba CEO Ron Sifton said the company decided it was too small to compete profitably in the oilfield disposal business and its depressed share price meant it couldn’t raise equity to grow bigger. Adding debt was not an option.“Our balance sheet was tapped out,” he said.Driller CWC Energy Services (TSX:CWC) announced a similar process this month to find a way to grow again while reducing its high level of debt.“We’ve come through two, two-and-a-half years of just sitting and trying to figure out how to survive,” said CEO Duncan Au.The recent consolidation trend started with a low-profile swap. Canada’s largest drilling rig contractor by market capitalization, Precision Drilling (TSX:PD), agreed in December to trade its Canadian coil tubing operations plus $12 million to Essential Energy Services (TSX:ESN) in return for Essential’s service rig business.Since then, High Arctic Energy Services (TSX:HWO) bought Tervita’s production services division, driller Total Energy Services (TSX:TOT) won a hostile takeover bid for rival Savanna Energy Services (TSX:SVY) and fracking firms Trican Well Service (TSX:TCW) and Canyon Services Group (TSX:FRC) agreed to a share-swap merger deal worth $637 million.In April, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada updated its drilling forecast for 2017 to 6,680 wells, a 60 per cent increase over its November forecast. It attributed the change to stronger crude prices after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other nations agreed to curtail production in December.Since then, however, higher American production has weighed on prices.Oilfield services analyst Aaron MacNeil of AltaCorp Capital said increased oilfield activity this winter helped Canadian service companies reactivate parked equipment, but the market is still oversupplied, making it difficult to raise prices after the deep cuts of the past two years.“Companies below a specific size have been challenged to generate cash flow, even in a better activity scenario, so I think you’re seeing a willingness to at least have a conversation about consolidation,” he said. “You do need scale to be more profitable.”The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors said its drilling membership has fallen from 45 companies to 36 since 2014, with one more likely to be lost when the Total-Savanna deal is finalized.Spokesman John Bayko said not all of the members were lost because of the downturn — the 2015 merger of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. (TSX:TDG) and CanElson Drilling, for instance, likely would have occurred anyway — but some small drillers have dropped out as a cost-saving measure.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated May 17, 2017 at 5:26 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Oh, and don’t forgetUgly helmets in vogue We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeVillanova team one of the best everVillanova defeated Michigan to win the NCAA Men’s tournament Monday evening and in doing so cemented a legendary tournament run for the ages. On average their margin of victory was 17.7 above their opponents — we’d expect only a +7.9 points for that figure — which makes them the fifth-best tourney winners by margin of victory. [FiveThirtyEight]Sergio donates golf equipment to Georgia pondDefending Masters champion Sergio Garcia — who recently named his newborn daughter Azalea after the trademark flowers of Augusta National — did his best to erase any fond memories he has of the iconic golf course on Thursday. At a respectable 2-over par to start the 15th hole, the Spaniard hit his second shot into the water that protects the par-5 green. He took a drop and hit his next shot into the water. Then he did it again. And again. And again. He eventually carded a 13 on the hole — tied for the worst score on any hole in Masters history — on his way to finishing a gruesome 9-over par. [ESPN]Frozen Four coming upThe college men’s hockey championship starts tonight in Minnesota. If you’re looking for the future of the U.S. game, it’s there; while the NHL is 45 percent Canadian and 27 percent American, the Frozen Four teams are 81 percent U.S.-born. Namely, it’s Minnesotans; of the 88 Americans, 26 are from Minnesota. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?You can gamble on the draftThe lines are out for what goes down at the 2018 NFL Draft. The over/under for Alabama players selected in the first round of the NFL draft is set at 4, which is oddly higher than the over/under line for running backs (1.5) and wide receivers (2.5) in the first round. [ESPN]Chaos at UFC 223Conor McGregor is being stripped of his UFC title because he hasn’t bothered to compete at a UFC event since November 2016. He isn’t taking this well; McGregor and a group of about 20 others allegedly entered the UFC 223 arena area and attacked a bus, and several fighters were injured. [ESPN]In other ridiculous fighting newsWrestlemania is this Sunday, a seven hour time slot full of 13 scheduled fights (and purportedly an additional fight between the Undertaker and John Cena). If that last fight does occur, it’s interesting because despite being two of the top draws for the brand, Cena and the Undertaker have not in fact faced one another in a singles match in more than 11 years. [Deadspin]42 points over the second bananaTaylor Hall is a one-man offense, and in NHL history since 1951 ranks 30th when it comes to the gap between the number of points that the top scorer on the team racked up (93 for Hall) and the second-place scorer on the team (in the Devils’ case, 51 points), at +42. Hilariously, Wayne Gretzky is 10 of those 29 people. [FiveThirtyEight]Big Number(s)26 percentKyrie Irving is hurt and will miss the playoffs. This is devastating for the Celtics’ chances of a title. Their shot of beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in a seven-game series drop from 41 percent with Irving to 26 percent if Irving is replaced with a -1.0 Real Plus/Minus player. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slackkyle: geoff:oofHow surprising is this?kyletotally contradicts what celtics had said about it; team doctors are all fired after this season; the same team doctors who let this whole isaiah mess happen See more NBA predictions Predictions NBA All newsletters
Saturday brings a handful of games that are close enough to be fascinating — or boring; it depends on your point of view. Love blowouts? We’re unlikely to see one in this set of games (Uruguay and Costa Rica’s predicted goal differential is just 0.7) . But we do have one of the most mismatched mascot matchups with Japan versus Ivory Coast.In briefSee our World Cup interactive for the latest probabilities. — Allison McCannIn depthToday’s sexiest matchup is, of course, England against Italy — a battle between the third-most and fifth-most successful countries in World Cup history. But it’s not quite as sexy as you’d think from the teams’ reputations.England currently ranks tenth in the Soccer Power Index, ESPN’s worldwide ranking of national teams, and that’s quite a bit lower than where it was in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup. Back then, the FiveThirtyEight model (which is based on SPI) gave England the third-best tournament win probability (13.2 percent) of any team in the field. This year, though, England has just the ninth-best chance, at 1.6 percent.Italy, meanwhile, sits even lower in the current SPI rankings — 15th — and its 11th-place showing in the current Elo ratings is the lowest it’s been going into a World Cup since 1986. According to SPI, Italy only has a 1-in-188 chance of winning the Cup this year.Both teams had a similar path through qualifying and friendlies. England played to draws against Ukraine (twice), Poland and Montenegro, and failed to win in four of its last five friendlies against top-10 Elo sides. Italy had draws against Armenia, Denmark, Czech Republic and Bulgaria in qualifying, and is currently riding a seven-game winless streak against international competition. Needless to say, both sides’ form could be better heading into group play.But the talent is still there. England’s roster includes a number of the best players in the English Premier League — Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling — making the team a worthwhile watch even if the Three Lions always seem to play beneath their skill level. Likewise, Italy has a host of recognizable names: Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo, Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele de Rossi, etc. (Although it’s worth noting that SPI’s plus/minus player-rating system, part of which looks at club team performance, doesn’t think quite as highly of Italy’s stars as it does of England’s.)So watch for the stars, and the tradition. One of the group stage’s most competitive games should break out, even if these particular squads aren’t quite at the level usually befitting the insignia on the front of the jerseys.YesterdayThe Netherlands’ 5-1 defeat of Spain on Friday was the worst for a defending champion in World Cup history, and one that ESPN’s Soccer Power Index gave only a 1-in-1,030 chance of happening. The result was almost impossible to predict, but the match’s opening 30 minutes went very much according to plan.The first two-thirds of the first half showed why Spain looked like a bad matchup for the Dutch to test their recent switch to a 5-3-2 formation.All five Dutch backs were making their World Cup debuts, and simple turnovers led to a pair of early Diego Costa chances for Spain. Spain held a 56-9 advantage on touches in the attacking third, paced by a 40 for 58 passing performance into the final third. In that same span, the Dutch completed only 85 total passes, including just nine into the attacking third.A penalty kick goal from Xabi Alonso at the 27-minute mark put Spain up 1-0.The next 60 minutes were somewhat less predictable.One of the strengths of a 5-3-2 formation is the opportunities it presents fullbacks to get forward in attack, and Dutch left fullback Daley Blind was Exhibit A for what happens when it works. Blind struck a long ball to Robin van Persie, whose 17.5-yard header was the longest headed goal since 1970 (the start of ESPN Stats & Info’s data set).Blind kept his second assist shorter — a 31-yard chip behind Spanish defenders Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos that Arjen Robben ran onto for a golden scoring chance.Over the last 60 minutes of the match, the Dutch matched Spain’s attacking-third passing total (42 completed passes each), a rare feat for this generation of Spanish soccer. — John Parolin, senior stats analyst, ESPNOFF THE PITCHAn exciting foot chase between an English striker and an Italian defender may evoke a Rolls Royce racing a Fiat — both countries are known for their fine cars as much as their footballers. And sure enough, according to OECD trade data (if you’ll permit us to let U.K. figures stand in for English ones), cars represent the largest British export to Italy, at over 12 percent in 2011; and about 7 percent of Italians’ exports to the U.K. were cars or auto parts, too.Cars, buses and delivery trucks also make up the lion’s share of Japan’s exports to the
Now Playing Up Next Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Matt Hardy says the Hardy Boyz are back, Update on Matt and Jeff’s WWE status WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Charlotte Flair to reportedly take on WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus at SummerSlam Triple H Regarding reports on Friday about Brad Maddox being moved to the WWE Alumni section, he is still with the company. According to a report by Dave Meltzer, WWE moved Maddox to the Alumni area quite a while ago to sell his firing storyline. Maddox remains under contract.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Pinterest Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp WWE issues statement about Ronda Rousey status, Royal Rumble “By The Numbers”
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Eusebio Di Francesco believes Roma’s Champions League last-16 tie with Porto is an important opportunity for the club to regain enthusiasm.Roma who have struggled for form in the League front, have endured a mixed start in the Champions League campaign this season.And manager Di Francesco feels a win over Porto FC could revitalise their campaign ahead of the clash.💬 | Read what the boss had to say ahead of #RomaPorto…➡️ https://t.co/sNOmTIKvpz pic.twitter.com/Q2Dsix8LBX— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) February 11, 2019“The path is long, but it’s an important opportunity for us to have a great game and regain enthusiasm,” the Coach said at a Press conference via Football Italia.“There are only two Italian sides left in the Champions League, so we have to be ambitious.“Porto without Marega and Corona? They have excellent replacements, Tiquinho Soares and Otavio, two important players, could play.“Porto, beyond individuals, are a team who know what they want and are among the teams who have won the most defensive duels in the Champions League.Sergio Ramos would love a fifth Champions League trophy Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, winning a fifth European trophy with his club would be crazy, but he wants to do it before retiring.“That means they know what they want. It’ll be an important clash. Injuries? Manolas has trained with the team.”Di Francesco went further to talk about the players that may likely feature in the game tomorrow.“Olsen will be a doubt until tomorrow morning and Schick won’t be in the squad due to a muscle injury.🌟🔜 #UCL pic.twitter.com/ZIT64CRYeF— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) February 11, 2019“Perotti and Under could come back against Bologna. Nzonzi? I still have to decide whether he’ll play with De Rossi or be left out.“I consider them both starters. Daniele will train with the squad today and if he gives a positive response, he’ll certainly play.“Conceicao? He’s doing a great job and given his team an identity. Zaniolo out wide or through the middle? He can play in both positions, it’s nothing new.“He can play on the right too. I can’t give you my XI, but there are also Kluivert and Florenzi.”
American Soybean Association (ASA) President Ron Moore has confirmed Illinois soybean grower Thomas Kentner as the newest member of the Fiscal Year 2017 World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program Committee.Kentner will hold an at-large seat on the committee, which oversees WISHH’s many activities that build long-term markets for U.S. soy. He joins 15 other soybean growers from 11 states, who serve as members of the WISHH leadership team.Kentner farms near Danville and is a district director for the Illinois Soybean Association.“I have a passion to look for new markets for soybean consumption from the U.S. and the opportunity to educate consumers about soy protein,” Kentner said in his WISHH nomination form.Kentner and the rest of WISHH’s Program Committee are slated to meet on March 20 in Arlington, Va.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a teenager, Wednesday, accused of robbing a home and shooting at a mailman, last week.Jacoby Myrick and another man allegedly robbed a home, near Southwest 93rd Avenue and 90th Street, police said, then shot at a mail carrier who had pulled up behind them on his route. The shooting happened last Thursday.The mailman wasn’t hurt.Myrick, 18, has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, armed burglary and armed grand theft, among other charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NewBay doesn’t say how many subscribers Ratings Intelligence has, but it lists top companies like Disney, CBS News and National Geographic among clientele.Ratings Intelligence CEO, Reess Kennedy, will remain with company. In coverage and in practice, the media continues to intertwine with big data. NewBay Media is keeping pace with the trend by acquiring data-driven television research firm, Ratings Intelligence.Terms weren’t disclosed.Ratings Intelligence provides subscribers with contextualized audience data, along with visualized reports. NewBay says it’ll pair that product with its editorial—the company has several brands that cover television and broadcasting—to give readers a more comprehensive view of the industry.”We continue to move forward in our goal to serve our markets as comprehensively as possible,” says Steve Palm, CEO of NewBay Media. “The addition of Ratings Intelligence immediately strengthens our ability to serve the television production community and also opens up the door for future data research possibilities for our music, Pro AV, consumer electronic, and education audiences.”
Jon Kopaloff/Getty Actor and director Penny Marshall, best known for her role as Laverne in the ’70s TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley and for directing blockbusters such as 1992’s A League of Their Own, died Monday at the age of 75. Her publicist confirmed that she died at her Hollywood Hills home from complications related to diabetes. In addition to the Happy Days spinoff show Laverne & Shirley, Marshall acted as a guest star in numerous TV shows such as ’70s comedy series The Odd Couple.Marshall was also the first guest star on The Simpsons in the role of Ms. Botz, aka The Babysitter Bandit, in the 1990 episode “Some Enchanted Evening” during the show’s first season on Fox.Later in her career, Marshall became an in-demand director with hits including the 1986 action-comedy Jumpin’ Jack Flash starring Whoopi Goldberg and 1988’s feel-good comedy Big starring Tom Hanks. With Big, Marshall became the first female director to helm a movie that grossed over $100 million. More losses in 2018 Target Fox Celebrities who died in 2018: Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, other geek greats Stan Lee: Remembering the godfather of geeks and my former boss Anthony Bourdain made us ‘a little less afraid of the unknown’ I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 18, 2018 TV and Movies Penny Marshall was a sweet woman. I was very fortunate to spend time with her. So many laughs. She had a heart of gold. Tough as nails. She could play round ball with the best of them. Always All love, D— Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) December 18, 2018 RIP Penny Marshall!! Thank you for what you contributed to us girls. Grateful to have worked with you. Rest well you great Broad!!!❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/4hk6AGjmB1— Viola Davis (@violadavis) December 18, 2018 Thank you, Penny Marshall. For the trails you blazed. The laughs you gave. The hearts you warmed. pic.twitter.com/7qPKJa6ApH— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 18, 2018 0 Penny Marshall had me audition 6 times for a role and then I didn’t get it. She didn’t know that I would audition for her forever. It was a treat to be in the room. She was glorious. #RIPPennyMarshall— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) December 18, 2018 “I’m terribly sad to hear the news about Penny passing. My heart goes out to Tracy Reiner and her family. Penny brought so much joy to so many and will be sorely missed. I will be forever grateful to her for letting me be a part of A League of Their Own.” Geena Davis— GeenaDavisInstitute (@GDIGM) December 18, 2018 Tags 1996 Kmart TV Commercial with Penny Marshall and Rosie O’Donnell https://t.co/XHOgyrCBhs via @YouTube – simply heartbroken #ripPENNY— ROSIE (@Rosie) December 18, 2018 Post a comment So saddened by Penny Marshall’s passing. Her work entertained us for years — what a remarkable woman! One thing I’ll always remember about Penny — & maybe some people don’t know this — she had one of the best sports memorabilia collections I’ve ever seen. RIP, Penny Marshall.— Larry King (@kingsthings) December 18, 2018 Goodbye, Penny. Man, did we laugh a lot! Wish we still could. Love you. Hanx.— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) December 18, 2018 Name a more iconic duo…I’ll wait! Feircly funny, incredibly loyal , flawed and finally at rest. Penny Marshall #RIP in peace and in power. #PennyMarshal #CarrieFisher #partyinheaven pic.twitter.com/OhSei94KYA— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) December 18, 2018 God Bless Penny Marshall’s extraordinary soul.Beyond doubt she was able to excel at anything she put her world class mind & heart to and, lucky us, she picked comedy and films which celebrated humans. To many of us lost ones she was, at the time, the world’s greatest den mother.— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) December 18, 2018 Yesterday I held a Golden Gloves award from the 1930’s, given to me by Penny Marshall. Hadn’t seen it in years. Then today’s news…Penny told me the story of Jim Braddock, which
News • The best gaming laptop performers of 2019 Asus unleashes a barrage of ROG gaming laptops for spring Mentioned Above Asus ROG Zephyrus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 Display Ryzen 7 3750H Ryzen 7 3750H, Ryzen 5 3550H 17.3-inch 4K 60Hz IPS G-Sync 100% ARGB or FHD 144Hz IPS G-sync 100% sRGB Asus ROG Zephyrus ROG Zephyrus S GX502 Share your voice 15.6-inch 1080p 240Hz or 144Hz IPS G-Sync ROG Strix G G531 (Scar III and Hero III) ROG Strix G Up to Core i7-9750H 17.3-inch 4K 60Hz IPS G-Sync 100% ARGB or FHD 144Hz IPS G-sync 100% sRGB ROG Zephyrus M GU502 up to i9-9880H ROG Face Off This is the concept system Asus worked on with BMW Designworks Group. Asus says that a lot of what it learned during the exercise made its way into the new products. The inoperative model I saw didn’t look like much. Based on the renderings provided by Asus, the lighting design and transparent window to view the internals turns it from a black-and-silver laptop with an Art Deco-ish look into a cool gaming system. The Face Off concept under glass. Sarah Tew/CNET The ROG Face Off as it appears in Asus’ renderings. Asus ROG Strix G, Hero III and Scar III This is Asus’ new meat-and-potatoes gaming system, with the Hero and Scar esports variations. Though there are some configuration and design differences, they all share the same DNA. And they’re much sleeker looking than the models they replace, with the Hero III and Scar III physically differentiated from each other by color and pattern. The Hero is black with a brushed-metal texture, while the Scar is dark gray with a carbon-fiber pattern. And they all look much better than the models they replace. GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 2060 6GB Ryzen 7 3750H ROG Strix G G731 (Scar III and Hero III) 15.6-inch 1080p 240Hz TUF Gaming FX705 up to i9-9880H Core i9-9980HK OC Review • Asus Zephyrus review: An Nvidia Max-Q laptop that hides a clever cooling vent ROG G703 CPU GPU Tags up to GeForce RTX 2070 Core i7-9750H GeForce GTX 1650, 1660, 1660 Ti Asus updates every gaming laptop it can think of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 ROG Mothership GZ700GX $1,499 Preview • Nvidia Max-Q tested: Hands-on with the Asus Zephyrus laptop 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz IPS; 17.3-inch
Indian stocks markets pared earlier gains and ended lower for a straight eighth session on Friday, with the Nifty falling below 5700 level, weighed down by weakness in power, realty, metal and PSU sector shares.The benchmark BSE Sensex declined 0.79 percent, or 153.17 points, to 19,164.02. The 50 share NSE Nifty fell 0.86 percent, or 49.40 points, to 5,678.45.Markets opened on a high note, tracking positive cues from Asian peers. Markets later turned volatile and ended with losses for a straight eighth session, longest losing streak in more than four months, as metal, power and realty sector shares experienced heavy selling pressure.Among the 13 BSE sectoral indices, metal sector plunged 3.65 percent and power sector slumped 3.77 percent while realty sector tumbled 4.01 percent and consumer durables climbed 5.38 percent.Power Grid Corp. tumbled 11.61 percent and ADANI Power slumped 6.43 percent while DLF plunged 6.82 percent and Unitech slipped 4.40 percent.In the Midcap space, Financial Tech tumbled 22.40 percent and Syndicate Bank plunged 9.24 percent while Indian Bank declined 6.62 percent.The overall market breadth is negative with 1487 declines against 777 advanced on the BSE.Meanwhile, Asian stocks markets advanced on Friday as investor sentiment was buoyed following upbeat US and European economic data and central banks pledge to continue stimulus efforts for an extended period.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 3.29 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.46 percent, while China’s Shanghai Composite advanced 0.02 percent and South Korea’s KOSPI rose 0.14 percent.Data released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) on Thursday showed that US factory activity rose to its highest level since June 2011 last month. The data came on the same day after an official report showed that Chinese manufacturing activity unexpectedly strengthened last month, indicating some stabilization in the global recovery trend, particularly in the U.S. and China
Twitter/Cricket World CupHosts England have restricted New Zealand to 241/8 in their 50 overs. This score would be disappointing to the Kiwis as they were, at one stage, looking on their way to a big score. During the 23rd over, the Black Caps were 103/1 with Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls looking good to go on and get a hundred each. But that’s when England’s middle-overs specialist Liam Plunkett came into the game by removing both Williamson and Nicholls in a short space of time. Some time later, Ross Taylor was dismissed by Mark Wood and the former didn’t have a review to use. As a result, despite the ball going over the top, he had to accept the decision and go off. Jimmy Neesham batted well for a while but he too was disposed off by Plunkett before the Kiwis got to 200. Tom Latham batted with the lower order to take his team across the 200 mark but couldn’t manage to accelarate in the final overs and the bowlers couldn’t contribute either. Hence, New Zealand had to be content with 241/8. But do remember, they scored 239 against India and won that game. So, its not going to be a cakewalk for the host and favourites.
A woman speaks on her mobile phone in front of the logo of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) painted on a wall outside its office in Kolkata, India, August 24, 2017. Picture taken August 24, 2017.REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriThe state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced two broadband plans, Fibro Combo ULD 777 and Fibro Combo ULD 1277 to take on Jio’s impending launch of its Fibre to the Home (FTTH) service in the country.The former one is a 30-day plan which offers data FUP of 500GB at a speed of up 50Mbps and is priced at Rs. 777. The other plan offers a data FUP of 750GB at a speed of up to 100Mbps.In addition to these, the plans will also offer unlimited voice calling benefits to any network across India, applicable in all telecom circles except Andaman and Nicobar. A security deposit of one month tariff is required and is available for only new FTTH users.If you wish to choose the Fibro Combo ULD 777 broadband plan for long-term then you can subscribe for one, two, or three years at Rs. 8,547, Rs. 16,317, and Rs. 23,310 respectively.For Fibro Combo ULD 1277 the long-term plan can be subscribed at for one, two, or three years at Rs. 14,047, Rs. 26,817, and Rs. 38, 310 respectively.However, once the internet offered is used and hit the Fair Usage Policy (FUP) limit, the speed for both the broadband plans will reduce to 2Mbps. This seems to be a good threshold for most average users.The new FTTH plans were announced right after the recent update of BSNL on its non-FFTH broadband offerings. The options for non-FTTH start at Rs. 99 and go up to Rs. 399 on a monthly basis. These plans give the benefit of accessing data at the speed of 20Mbps, with a post-FUP speed of 1Mbps. It also offers the benefit of the unlimited voice call to any network in India.In comparison to BSNL 777 plan, Airtel right now offers up to 40Mbps data speed at Rs. 899 monthly plan with a FUP limit of 150GB. Similar to BSNL, Bharti Airtel also offers STD voice calling and unlimited local calls along with its broadband plan.
By Dorothy J. Gentry, Sports Editor, Texas Metro NewsInspirational. Servant Leader. Math Geek. Funny. Detail Oriented. Confidant. Serious. Role Model. Mentor. Female NBA Executive. These are just a few of the many adjectives one could use to describe Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall. Marshall, better known as Cynt Marshall, is all of these, for sure. But to many in the NBA world, MFFL’s and the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex she’s much more. She’s arguably the woman who saved the Dallas Mavericks franchise.“She just great. If I had known her sooner, my life would have been a lot easier,” said Mavs owner Mark Cuban. Marshall was hired by Cuban in February of this year following a Feb. 20, 2018 Sports Illustrated article titled, “Exclusive: Inside the Corrosive Workplace Culture of the Dallas Mavericks.” The report described a culture in the Mavericks’ front office “rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior” and chronicled multiple allegations of sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct by current and former employees on the business side of the Mavericks.Cynthia Marshall – A Woman for all Seasons. (Courtesy Photo/Dallas Mavericks)Marshall, a former diversity and inclusion senior executive at AT&T, was brought on board as CEO to oversee the investigation and right the franchise’s ship.The independent investigation into the allegations took several months and was announced as completed on Sept. 1. As a result of the investigation, Cuban will donate $10 million to women’s organizations committed to supporting women’s leadership and development in sports and combating domestic violence.”Since the Mavs scandal, the NBA is looking to hire more women in positions of power. In comes Marshall who is one of a handful of women in positions of power in the traditionally male-dominated NBA.The affable CEO, who on any given day can be found at a local school encouraging young students, holding court in Mavs staff meetings, participating in conference calls and cheering on the team at American Airlines Center, understands her position and knows its importance in history.Marshall recently spent time talking with Texas Metro News about her position, her hope for the future of women in this industry, what drives her, what ticks her off, her biggest accomplishments and failures, and more.TMN: What does this position as CEO mean to you as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, as an African American woman and as a role model and mentor to other women in sports and in management in any profession?MARSHALL: “It’s a blessing in disguise – an employee used these words – for the team and the League.I get asked a lot about his. To me, it’s a position of service because I like to practice servant leadership. It means I have the opportunity to serve. It means for me that I better do a good job because then others can use this as an opportunity to further demonstrate that women can excel in male-dominated industries.I worked in one for 36 years. I just think it is further evidence that women can do the same jobs that men can do and we can excel like men can and at some point we need to get to there we are not talking about this at all and it’s no big deal and right now it is because you don’t see a lot of us.This is an opportunity to bring up other women and I love that. I’m loving it.”Marshall said her position is also another chance “to discuss the business case for diversity and inclusion in 2018. They believe there is not a bottom line benefit to having a diverse group around people and there is. There are benefits.”TMN: What drives you professionally and personally?MARSHALL: “What drives me is a chance to serve. I actually truly believe I was put on this earth to serve. I have a unique skill set and whenever I get a call to do something big, I have to think this is an opportunity to serve people and a bigger cause.“I’m very competitive in a good way. I am driven by competition. We (Mavs) want to set the NBA standard by 2019 for diversity and inclusion. One employee thought ‘that’s impossible.’ And we did it. I want us to be the best: leading, motivating and inspiring people. I will do that, whether at home with family or out making a difference in the lives of other people on a daily basis.My optimism glass is half-full, light at end of tunnel – even though sometimes it’s a train. But you get past it. I am the child of my mother. I saw her endure a lot: challenges, being poor. And she always said it’s how you live, not where. She always put a math book and Bible in my hands. I always believe there are good things out there. I believe people are genuinely good, all flawed, which is why we need to be our brother’s keeper.”Of her optimism Marshall says: “I’ve always been like that. I also got it from growing up watching the Lord turnaround situation after situation, and