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Spain’s Isco looking forward to UEFA Nations League under new coach Luis Enrique

first_imgLuis Enrique has not been one of the favourite appointment as successor to Julen Lopetegui due to his prickly relationship with the media and his barely concealed distaste for Real Madrid in the past.But midfielder Isco has come out in support of the team’s new manager, saying that he welcomes coach Luis Enrique’s ban on mobile phones during team meals and has embraced the new manager’s footballing ideas and team building exercises.”It’s always good to have a little bit of discipline, not having phones at meals is a good idea to me, these days we are often more focused on machines than speaking with our team mates,” Isco told a news conference on Thursday.No importa si es con la derecha o con la izquierda… ¡@isco_alarcon tiene el punto de mira perfectamente afinado!#UnaNuevaIlusión pic.twitter.com/0gp0qvIyDSSelección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) September 4, 2018Spain play their first game under former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Saturday away to England in their opening match of the UEFA Nations League before hosting Croatia on Tuesday.Their last outing was their shock elimination from the World Cup to Russia on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the last 16.Real Madrid midfielder Isco, however, said the team have taken to the coach’s training methods as well as his quirky ideas off the pitch, which saw him take the players to an escape room on Wednesday, where participants have to break out of a locked room by completing puzzles.advertisementOFICIAL | Lista de convocados por @LUISENRIQUE21 para los partidos ante Inglaterra (@England) y Croacia (@HNS_CFF) de la UEFA Nations League#UnaNuevaIlusión pic.twitter.com/JXES4A9VoDSelección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) August 31, 2018″The escape room was very good, we were able to disconnect a bit and have a lot of laughs. We had to find clues and solve riddles,” Isco added.”We are very happy with him and we are excited about starting the important things which are the games so we can know what level we are at.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more


November 17, 2019 0

‘For Ajax, this is the best moment to face Real Madrid’

first_imgAjax could not be facing Real Madrid at a better time when they meeting the Champions League last-16 next February, according to former playmaker Wesley Sneijder.Erik ten Hag’s side posses some of the most revered young players in Europe and are enjoying a revival after four successive runners-up finishes in the Eredivisie.Though they trail leaders PSV Eindhoven by two points they have won their last 11 league games and twice held Bayern Munich in their Champions League group. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Paired with defending champions Real in the first knock-out round of Europe’s premier club competition, the Dutch side are naturally the underdogs but Sneijder is hopeful of an upset.”For Ajax, this is the best moment to take on Real Madrid,” the ex-Netherlands international, who is currently playing for Qatar side Al Gharafa, told Marca.”I don’t see Real Madrid as being as strong as in previous years. That’s obvious.”Ajax are a very young team, but nobody should be mistaken about them as they have a lot of quality and play very well, especially at home in Amsterdam.”It’ll be a difficult tie for Real Madrid.”Los Blancos have endured a contrasting campaign, replacing Julen Lopetegui with Santiago Solari after a poor start to the season.Solari guided Real to the Fifa Club World Cup earlier this month but there remain questions over his long-term future.Ajax’s last progressed beyond the round-of-16 in the 1995-96, when they beat Real en route to the final – where they lost to Juventus on penalties.Sneijder, who played in Amsterdam between 2002 and 2007 before moving to the Spanish capital for two seasons, says the two-legged tie will be a decent barometer of progress made by his boyhood club.”Real Madrid are still the favourites despite everything,” he added.”But look! If Ajax can achieve a good result in the first leg then Real Madrid could have problems, and we’ve seen that recently when they face teams that keep the ball.”This is a good matchup to check the quality of this Ajax side, one that is very exciting, as they go up against the three-in-a-row Champions League winners.”Real Madrid are different in Europe, but Ajax have a chance to move on to the next round.””They believe that Ajax are the same as the last few times they visited Madrid. But they’re nothing like those teams.”Plus, the average Real Madrid fan doesn’t follow Dutch football and doesn’t know about Ajax.”I do know about them, though, and they have a line-up with a lot of quality.”last_img read more


October 27, 2019 0

Arsenal confirm Ozil & Kolasinac out after ‘security incidents’

first_imgArsenal have announced Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad that opens the Premier League season against Newcastle, following “further security incidents” which the club says are being investigated by police.The pair were the victims of an attempted car-jacking in late July, after returning to London following the club’s tour of the United States. The statement from the club says: “Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives. We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support.”We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible.”Arsenal have declined to comment further on the situation. Sources tell Goal both Ozil and Kolasinac are safe and unharmed but they have been targeted more than once, in separate incidents over the past couple of days.The Met Police also released a statement saying: “The MPS are in contact with Arsenal FC and will investigate any offences reported appropriately.”Ozil and Kolasinac were first attacked July 25 by masked assailants allegedly armed with knives, with both players escaping the incident unharmed.Video on social media surfaced following the incident of Kolasinac appearing to try to fight some of the attackers.Ozil took refuge in a nearby Turkish resturaunt called Likya, and the assailants fled the scene empty-handed after restaurant staff came to the pair’s aid.Police confirmed the incident at the time but did not make any arrests in the case, and were continuing enquiries into the matter. Following the incident, Ozil thanked fans for their support while Kolasinac took to social media to claim they were fine, though Arsenal manager Unai Emery held them duo out of his side’s next pre-season friendly.Both had featured since for the Gunners in the run-up to the 2018-19 Premier League season, which gets underway on Sunday against Newcastle at St. James’ Park. Arsenal follow up with their first home game of the season the following week against Burnley, and then face top-six rivals Liverpool and Tottenham in their next two matches. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Penn State Special Teams Coordinator Phil Galiano Leaving For NFL

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonThe Penn State Nittany Lions are losing a top assistant to the NFL. According to a report from Lions 247, 247Sports’ Penn State site, special teams coordinator and assistant defensive line coach Phil Galiano is leaving to pursue and opportunity in the NFL.Galiano spent the 2017 college football season as a defensive analyst for the Nittany Lions before his promotion to special teams coordinator in 2018. He heads back to the NFL, where he was an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-13 and Miami Dolphins in 2016.Head coach James Franklin confirmed the report. He released a statement following the move.“We are excited for Phil and his family. This is a tremendous opportunity for Phil to return to the NFL. We are very appreciative of Phil and everything he has done for our program over the last two years. We wish him nothing but success moving forward.”The move could be a blessing in disguise for the Nittany Lions, who’s special teams unit suffered a significant drop off under Galiano. After former special teams coordinator Charles Huff left for Mississippi State with Joe Moorhead, Penn State dropped to No. 77 in the nation in Bill Connelly’s special teams rankings – just two years after holding a No. 11 rank.Execution has been lacking for the Nittany Lions and this gives the team a chance to change that.[Lions 247]last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Minister to Advance Nova Scotias Business Relationships in China

first_img Several other companies are also participating. Companies being showcased at the Food and Hotel China event in Shanghai on Nov. 13 include: Oxford Frozen Foods, Oxford Steinhart Distillery, Arisaig, Antigonish Co. Victoria Co-operative Fisheries, Neil’s Harbour, Victoria Co. Sainte Famille Wines, Falmouth, Hants Co. Jus Nova, Halifax Benjamin Bridge, Gaspereau Valley, Kings Co. Authentic Seacoast, Guysborough, Guysborough Co. Domaine de Grand Pre Wineries, Grand Pre, Kings Co. The minister will also attend the 7th Annual World Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries: A New Era of Aquaculture Science and Technology, in Weihai from Oct. 29 to 31. Nova Scotia’s exports to China were $114 million in 2011 and have since risen to $604 million in 2017. Total Nova Scotia seafood exports to China in 2017 were valued at $389 million. This is expected to grow this year – fish and seafood products exported from the province to China in the first eight months of 2018 were valued at $344 million. This is an increase of 22 per cent from the $281 million exported in the same period the previous year. Atlantic Resources Partnership, Halifax Atlantic Sea Cucumber, Halifax Top Claw Lobster Seafood Company, Newellton, Shelburne Co. Fisher King Seafoods, Lower Sackville Gidney Fisheries, Digby Louisbourg Seafoods, Louisbourg Nautical Seafoods, Annapolis Royal Right Source Seafood Fisheries, Bedford Atlantic Aqua Farms, Dartmouth Victoria Co-operative Fisheries, Neil’s Harbour, Victoria Co. World Link Food Distributors, Goffs, Halifax Regional Municipality Rio Imports and Exports, Dartmouth Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell is travelling to China Saturday, Oct. 27, to help promote business relationships in fisheries, aquaculture, agri-food and beverages. He will return Nov. 15. “We have built successful trading relationships in China, which has contributed to our record high export sales, primarily for our fishery,” said Mr. Colwell. “Even with this success, it remains critical to connect with key buyers from food service, wholesale, retail and e-commerce sectors to continue advancing economic opportunities for Nova Scotia’s export businesses.” During this trip, the minister will represent the premier at key events in Qingdao and Shanghai as part of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Trade Mission to China. Nova Scotia companies will be represented at one of the world’s largest expos, the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao on Nov. 7. These include:last_img read more


October 22, 2019 0

Roger Federer overcomes scare cruises to 2nd round

first_imgLondon: Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer overcame a first set scare to reach the second round on Tuesday beating South African debutant Lloyd Harris 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Federer, whose great rival Rafael Nadal was also in action against Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita, took time to get going and was helped by his opponent suffering a calf problem midway through the match. “I struggled early on, my legs were frozen and the ball was not going where I wanted it to,” said Federer. “He was hitting big and things were going quickly. I was nervous for a set and a half. “So it took a good effort from me. Lloyd played a good match.” Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherIf Nadal comes through, he will renew his bitter rivalry with Nick Kyrgios after the combustible Australian claimed a 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-6 (12/10), 0-6, 6-1 win over countryman Jordan Thompson. Kyrgios, who stunned Nadal as a 144-ranked wildcard on his tournament debut in 2014, put in a typically raucous and charismatic display on Court 3 where he fired 23 aces and 63 winners. However, while he progressed another of the top 10 seeds fell by the wayside — two-time French Open champion Dominic Thiem’s lack of ease on grass being exposed by veteran American serve and volleyer Sam Querrey. Querrey, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2017, prevailed 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/1), 6-3, 6-0. “There’s still things which are not easy,” said Thiem. “I mean, last year and this year together I played four grass court matches, which is not a lot at all. “All the clay court season it takes a lot out of me,” added the 25-year-old Austrian.last_img read more


October 20, 2019 0

Wildlife relocation expert to oust koieating otter from Vancouver garden

first_imgVANCOUVER — The Vancouver Park Board says it’s not a matter of if — but when — a river otter is humanely captured and safely removed from a tranquil garden where it has made a den and is rapidly munching through a stock of large and valuable koi carp.The park board says a wildlife relocation expert will be brought in today to trap the otter and move it to a more appropriate home.Officials originally thought the otter could be transplanted to nearby Stanley Park, but a news release from the park board says once the creature is caught it will be moved to the Fraser Valley because that is the “best habitat for a long and healthy life.”Koi began disappearing from the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in downtown Vancouver last weekend, just hours after a Vancouver resident took a photo of an otter scampering through the busy streets surrounding the walled park.A spokesman for the garden says remnants of at least six of the carp have been found since then and the hungry critter also revealed its stubborn “ottertude” early Thursday when it snatched the bait from a trap set to snare it, but avoided capture.Park Board staff plan to hold a news conference Friday morning to discuss the next steps to deal with the otter and protect the garden’s remaining koi.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


October 17, 2019 0

Police in western Quebec investigate attacks on various public utilities

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. — Police forces in western Quebec are investigating a series of attacks on public utility installations and private business equipment that occurred over a one-month period earlier this spring.Montreal La Presse reported today as many as 15 sites were hit by bullets from a high-calibre rifle between mid-March and mid-April.Targeted sites included hydro towers, highway inspection installations and telecommunication company equipment. There were no reported injuries.A Hydro-Quebec spokesman estimates the damage to one of the corporation’s towers will cost between $75,000 and $100,000 to repair.Police in Gatineau, the MRC-des-Collines police force and Quebec provincial police are all confirming they have open investigations into attacks on public utilities or on private business equipment.Gatineau police say they are investigating nine cases and are trying to determine whether a person they recently arrested is linked to any of the crimes.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


October 17, 2019 0

Morocco Circle Oil Abandons well Over Disappointing Results

Rabat – Irish company Circle Oil announced on Monday that it will abandon the NFA-1 well located on the Lalla Mimouna permit onshore Morocco.The Limerick-based company said it encountered gas shows whilst drilling at the targeted depth but the reservoir quality encountered in the well was not as high as previous estimates. As a result, the well will now be plugged and abandoned.NFA-1 was the third well drilled by Circle Oil on the Lalla Mimouna permit onshore. Circle Oil’s shares were trading lower on Monday following the news that the company is abandoning the NFA-1 well onshore Morocco. Shares in the company were down 6.5% in early trade.The rig used to drill NFA-1 will now be mobilized to drill the Ksiri South (KSS-A) exploration well in the Sebou permit in the Rharb Basin.Circle Oil’s Chief executive Mitch Flegg, said: “As planned we will now return to the Sebou permit to continue our drilling operations there while we interpret the valuable data gained from the first three Lalla Mimouna wells.”The Sebou permit is a partnership between Circle Oil Maroc Limited (75%) and ONHYM (Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines) (25%).© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more


October 12, 2019 0

Winning streak ends for Ohio State field hockey in blowout loss to

OSU sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey (23) runs with the ball during a game against St. Louis on Aug. 28. OSU won 5-0. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State field hockey team’s four-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday when Miami University’s Henni Otten and Bea Dechant each scored twice to bring the Redhawks a 5-0 victory.Despite being outshot 18-4, the offensively driven first half gave OSU sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro a chance to shine with seven saves at the cage. Combined with the second half’s four, Tamburro finished with a season-high of 11 saves and 49 total for the season. The first goal was scored nearly 23 minutes in as a breakaway goal from Otten, with an assist from junior midfielder/forward Carla Romagosa. Seven minutes later, the Redhawks struck again when Dechant scored through a backhand shot, bringing the game to 2-0.The lead became three goals early in the second half when Otten scored her second goal of the game nearly five minutes in.OSU was unable to break through the opponent’s balanced defense for a goal during the remainder of the game, and Miami scored again at the 52- and 70-minute marks, closing the game in its favor, 5-0.Miami’s strong defense caused the Buckeyes to come out with a season-low tally of four total shots, three of which were on goal. Junior midfielder Paige Hamilton shot two of them, and the remaining two were by junior forward Brooke Hiltz and sophomore midfielder Morgan Kile. OSU is set to hit the field again for a noon game Sunday in State College, Pennsylvania, to face off against Big Ten competitor Penn State. read more


October 2, 2019 0

National Sperm Bank stops recruiting donors after just two years

first_imgThe Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority estimate that 2,000 children are born every year in the UK using donated eggs, sperm or embryos and there are around licensed UK clinics performing sperm donor insemination. The number of couples needing sperm donations is growing every year  The number of couples needing sperm donations is growing every year  Britain’s first national sperm bank has given up recruiting donors just two years since it launched after struggling to fund its work.Despite national advertising campaigns, the bank has managed to find just seven suitable donors which has left it struggling to pay the bills.The National Sperm Bank (NSB) was a joint project run by the National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT) and the Birmingham Women’s Fertility Centre and launched in October 2014 with a £77,000 grant from the Department of Health.It was hoped the service would plug the gap in the shortage of donors and prevent couples being forced to look for sperm from overseas.The bank hoped to be self-sufficient within a year but because the full donor process takes up to 18 months they were unable to generate enough income to keep going.Although they only managed to recruit seven viable donors, experts said it was the business model that proved their ultimate downfall.“It’s not just about getting men through the doors,” said Prof Allan Pacey, a spokesman for the British Fertility Society.“For every 100 men who enquire about being a donor, only 4 or 5 are ultimately accepted.“Therefore, you could view what they have done given the resources as a huge success. But the business model was not correct as it can take 12 to 18 months before the samples are released and the revenue starts flowing in.”center_img But the majority of clinics are based in London and the south-east of England and treatment can be expensive. The cost of donor sperm from the UK’s largest sperm bank, the London Sperm Bank, is currently £950. In contrast the National Sperm bank was proposing to charge £300 per insemination.Charles Lister, chair of the NGDT, said: “One of the lessons learned from running the NSB is that the level of ongoing investment required for successful donor recruitment is beyond the resources of a small charity like the NGDT.”The bank has also suffered because since 2005 the children of donors have a right to learn the identity of their fathers when they turn 18. The numbers of men willing to donate sperm has fallen dramatically since their anonymity was removed.Mr Lister said the NSB had demonstrated that with targeted information “more men are willing to become donors and give the precious gift of life”.The current donations from the NSB will be released shortly by Birmingham Women’s Fertility Centre to clinics across the UK. The centre has its own sperm bank, which will continue recruiting donors.In a statement, the Department of Health said: “We gave a one-off start-up grant to help set up the National Sperm Bank, and while the number of donations have not been sufficient to support it continuing to seek new donors, this will have no impact on people being able to access safe egg and sperm donation services.” 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


September 25, 2019 0

Police pick up two penguins stolen from a zoo

Two penguins stolen from a zoo last year have been found by police in a Nottinghamshire village.A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft after officers found the penguins at a property in Strelley Village on Wednesday following a tip-off.The Humboldt penguins were taken from a zoo in November. Police declined to reveal which zoo was involved but said the penguins had now been returned.Sergeant Andrew Browning from Nottinghamshire Police said: “My first thought was this is one for the books, and one to tell the grandkids, because there’s no way we thought we would go down there and actually find two penguins.”It was an unusual one. Even when we went down to custody it made everyone laugh, particularly the custody sergeant who was booking us in. It was a real off-the-wall find.”A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman added: “Rather than let it turn into a cold case, we acted quickly on a tip-off that the pair of Humboldt penguins had been taken in November and were now believed to be residing in Notts. Humboldt penguins at London Zoo Humboldt penguins at London ZooCredit:Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Images “After putting our beak in and making inquiries, we recovered the birds safe and well on Wednesday afternoon and returned to the zoo.” It later emerged that exotic animal breeder Reece Oliver had alerted police after buying the penguins “in good faith” online. The 27-year-old found the penguins were microchipped when he took them to the vet, according to The Sun.The suspect, from the Preston area, was released under investigation.Humboldt penguins are native to South America, found on the coasts of Peru and Chile.They are named after the Humboldt current and can grow up to 2ft long. Conservationists have warned that their numbers in the wild are declining due to overfishing, pollution from oil spills, and habitat loss.They are also at risk from the disturbance caused by Guano harvesting. Guano – penguin droppings- is a valuable fertiliser and is harvested periodically from many colonies.  Protected nesting and foraging areas have been created. 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. read more


September 25, 2019 0

Artificial colours off the shelves

first_imgParents no longer need to worry about artificial colouring in their food and drinks when they shop at Aldi. The discount retailer has become the first supermarket chain in Australia to banish artificial colourings from its entire range of food products. According to News.com Aldi managing director for buying, Stefan Kopp, said the move would ease some of the stress parents have when buying food and drinks for their children. “While we completed the reformulation of our exclusive brands last year, we were determined to eradicate all artificial colours in the branded food products we sell as well,” Mr Kopp said in a statement earlier this week. “We have worked closely with our suppliers in both our exclusive brand lines and branded items by reformulating and removing all artificial food colourings and substituting them with natural alternatives where necessary, or nothing at all.” Artificial food colours are added to foods or drinks in powder or liquid form to enhance colour and appearance. Research from the University of Southampton in 2007 revealed evidence of increased levels of hyperactivity in young children from consuming mixtures of some artificial food colours and the preservative sodium benzoate. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Fight continues for Modern Greek

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The fight for the survival for the Modern Greek language is far from over and the Greek community must not rest on its laurels now that Modern Greek has been included in the National Curriculum, warns the Federal Minister for School Education Peter Garrett.Mr Garrett says demand needs to come from the Greek community by enrolling children of the diaspora into Modern Greek in primary school and high school.Talking to Neos Kosmos, Mr Garrett acknowledged the hard work of the Greek community in ensuring Modern Greek was included in the National Curriculum but was quick to point out that the fight is not yet over. By enrolling children in Modern Greek, he said that the language will retain its status in the curriculum by maintaining a strong demand, and will ultimately mean the survival of Modern Greek language in Australia.This week, the minister visited Greek Orthodox school St George College in Thebarton, South Australia, alongside Federal Member for Hindmarsh Steve Georganas, to promote the government’s National Plan for School Improvement. Mr Garrett and Mr Georganas met with staff and students and the school’s priest to discuss the program in depth. Mr Georganas says the government will fund different projects tailored to the specific needs of each school. “St George College, in the electorate of Adelaide, has received $1.5 million for their Hospitality Skills Trade Training Centre and has installed 213 computers under the National Secondary School Computer Fund. The school also successfully applied for funding for a chaplain of student welfare worker,” he said.The National Plan aims to give each child the chance to get “world-class education, regardless of where they live, the school they attend, or their family background”.The plan is made more generally for all schools around Australia, but will benefit schools with specific ethnically diverse programs. The government hopes to be in the top five countries for education by 2025. As well as their contribution, the government is desperate for the States to fund the project to achieve their 2025 goal.last_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

YouTube Google remporte une première victoire sur Viacom

first_imgYouTube : Google remporte une première victoire sur ViacomÉtats-Unis – Google vient de remporter le procès qui l’opposait au groupe de médias Viacom. Ce dernier avait déposé plainte contre YouTube, filiale de la firme de Mountain View, pour violation de propriété intellectuelle.Viacom avait porté plainte contre YouTube en 2008, estimant que la plate-forme vidéo violait les droits d’auteur en autorisant la publication de plusieurs centaines de milliers de contenus protégés, issus notamment des chaînes MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures et Comedy Central dont le groupe de médias est propriétaire. Viacom réclamait 1 milliard de dollars de dommages et intérêts.Le juge du district de New York en charge de cette affaire, Louis Stanton, a accordé à YouTube le bénéfice de bonne foi puisque la filiale de Google avait supprimé dès leur signalement par Viacom les milliers de vidéos piratées.”C’est une victoire importante, pas seulement pour nous mais pour des milliards de gens autour du monde qui utilisent le web pour communiquer et partager du contenu”, a souligné l’un des responsables juridiques de Google, Kent Walker. De son côté, Viacom a annoncé son intention de faire appel de cette décision. Le groupe rappelle que YouTube n’a mis en place ses outils permettant de limiter le piratage qu’après le dépôt de sa plainte. “Avantcela, YouTube et Google ont volé des centaines de milliers de vidéos originales, dont celles de Viacom, qui ont permis de créer un business substantiel” assure Viacom dans un communiqué.Le 24 juin 2010 à 16:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Anonymous Vivendi et Sony victimes de piratages

first_imgAnonymous: Vivendi et Sony victimes de piratagesLes deux sociétés et maisons de disque ont subi les attaques du collectif de pirates Anonymous avec fermeture de site et publication de tous les albums édités par Sony en téléchargement direct.Avec Vivendi, propriétaire d’Universal Music, et Sony, les Anonymous ont choisi des cibles de choix pour protester contre la fermeture du site d’hébergement Megaupload ordonné jeudi 19 janvier par le FBI. Les deux sociétés ont été victimes d’attaques différentes de celles connues par certains sites gouvernementaux américains et même français, qui eux ont vu leur site mis hors-service.À lire aussiLe baladeur : du walkman au MP3… 30 ans d’évolutionPour celui de Vivendi, la page d’accueil a laissé quelques minutes la place au logo des Anonymous, accompagné de leur slogan “We are Anonymous, we are legion, we do not forgive, expect us”. Pour l’occasion se trouvait également au dessous un petit texte en français et truffé de fautes accusant Vivendi “d’acte de censure et de haute trahison envers l’esprit d’Internet”, ainsi que de “pression antidémocratique auprès des gouvernement” par le biais du lobbying, rappelle Clubic.Pour Sony, les pirates ont agi autrement. Ce dimanche 22 janvier s’est retrouvée en ligne une page web listant la majeure partie des artistes produits par la maison de disques, comme Michael Jackson ou AC/DC, avec les liens permettant d’accéder à leurs discographies soit par lien torrent, soit en lien de téléchargement direct. Aucune intrusion chez Sony, les liens postés étaient déjà disponibles depuis plusieurs mois, mais une façon de rappeler à tous les acteurs de la création que la fermeture de Megaupload n’empêchera pas la disponibilité des œuvres.Applaudie ou critiquée sur le web, la démarche des membres d’Anonymous a le mérite de poser la question de la sécurité des informations sur Internet. Pour certains, leur démarche est salutaire et montre aux puissants groupes industriels que les internautes gardent le pouvoir sur cet espace numérique. Pour les autres, les actions d’Anonymous décrédibilisent la relation entre internautes et pouvoirs en place et encouragent des mesures répressives comme la loi SOPA aux Etats-Unis ou le renforcement de l’Hadopi en France. En attendant, les pirates annoncent continuer leurs intrusions aussi longtemps que prendra la réouverture de Megaupload.Le 23 janvier 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Watch NASAs Orion Crew Capsule Passes Major Safety Test

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on target On July 2, NASA’s Orion crew capsule aced a major test, which showed that its launch abort system can outrun a fast rocket and pull astronauts to safety if there is a takeoff emergency.At 7 a.m. EST, a test version of the Orion crew capsule blasted off from Space Launch Complex 46 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a modified Peacekeeper missile for the test, NASA said in a press release. The approximately three-minute test, which was called Ascent Abort-2, was a major milestone for NASA, which plans to send astronauts to the Moon’s surface in a couple of years.Following takeoff, the Orion crew capsule cruised to an altitude of roughly six miles, where it experienced some high-stress aerodynamic conditions that typically arise during ascent. Once the abort sequence triggered, the abort motor fired to pull the crew module away from the spacecraft. Then, the attitude control motor turned the capsule end-over-end to make sure it oriented properly, which caused the jettison motor to fire and the crew capsule to be released for a safe landing in the Atlantic Ocean.We successfully tested a launch abort of the @NASA_Orion spacecraft that will send humans on #Artemis missions to the Moon & Mars. The test module: Traveled to an altitude of ~6 miles Ejected 12 data recorders Tested astronaut safetyMore: https://t.co/N23FKOlIe0 pic.twitter.com/qgBq3LS81W— NASA (@NASA) July 2, 2019Twelve data recorders were collected during the Orion test capsule’s descent and a team will analyze this information to learn more about the abort system’s overall performance. Orion’s tower-like abort structure features two parts: a fairing assembly shell made with a lightweight material that protects it from the heat, air flow, and acoustics of the launch, ascent, and abort environments, and the launch abort tower that includes the abort motor, attitude control motor, and the jettison motor. The cool abort system was specifically designed to ride on NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and be used for deep space missions.Rocket Abort – a wild ride to save astronauts’ lives. Glad the test worked this morning! #Orion @NASA pic.twitter.com/oRVkRcTV4k— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) July 2, 2019“Launching into space is one of the most difficult and dangerous parts of going to the Moon. This test mimicked some of the most challenging conditions Orion will ever face should an emergency develop during the ascent phase of flight,” said Mark Kirasich, Orion program manager at Johnson Space Center in Houston. “Today, the team demonstrated our abort capabilities under these demanding conditions and put us one huge step closer to the first Artemis flight carrying people to the Moon.”More on Geek.com:Relive Apollo Moon Landing at NASA’s Restored Mission Control CenterNASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Gets 7-Foot-Long Robotic ArmNASA’s TESS Mission Discovers Its Tiniest Planet to Datelast_img read more


September 19, 2019 0

CELEBRATION CASH DONATIONS IN THE MIDST OF STATE INDEBTEDNESS

first_imgOrganisers of activities around the July 22 celebration appeared to have been amazed by the handsome cash donations given to victors of competitions.The country has a domestic debt burden of over 23 billion dalasis. The external debt is more. Over half the population is estimated to be living in abject poverty. Civilised begging is the order of the day. The small size of our population makes the poverty less visible than in other countries. The celebration should have been transformed into stock taking. The Executive should have called a national conference of all stakeholders to look at the burning issues of the country.One must ask, is the government more active in fanfare than stock taking to remedy the ills confronting the Gambian people? The common should be the primary pre-occupation of the government. Celebration should only be when it is served.last_img read more


September 19, 2019 0

Mahindra Mahindra shares plunge after SC bans registration of luxury diesel cars

first_imgShare prices of Mahindra & Mahindra fell sharply on Wednesday after the Supreme Court imposed a ban on registration of luxury diesel cars till 31 March, 2016, in a bid to reduce pollution levels in the national capital city.As per the apex court’s order, sale of diesel SUVs and luxury cars having over 2,000 cc engine capacity will not be allowed in Delhi through March next year.The SC order will adversely impact the sales of Mahindra & Mahindra in Delhi as its entire range of utility vehicles have more than 2,000 cc engine capacity.Responding to the SC ruling, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra tweeted that the company will comply with the order.Following the court order, Mahindra & Mahindra stock prices slipped by more than 4% to trade at Rs 1,234.95 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Its shares touched a low of Rs 1,2010.80 before paring some losses, while the benchmark BSE Sensex index rose above 200 points.In contrast, shares of Maruti Suzuki traded higher on the bourses as the SC ban is unlikely to have a significant impact on its sales in the city. Maruti Suzuki shares were up 0.2% to trade at Rs 4,634.”Maruti Suzuki is unlikely to be materially impacted as it has a portfolio of petrol and compressed natural gas (CNG) cars which the customer can opt for in the event of the diesel ban. Further, commercial vehicle players also will not have impact of the above proposals as the increase in the environment compensation charge is usually a pass thru to the consumer,” Business Standard quoted Angel Broking as saying in a note to its clients.All taxis in the National Capital Region have also been directed by the court to switch to compressed natural gas (CNG) by 31 March, 2016. The new rule will also be applicable to taxi-hailing firms Uber and Ola.last_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

Meet Memo the Anonymous App That Could Revolutionize the Workplace

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » When talking about his new venture, two things come to mind for Ryan Janssen.First is a project he launched in January 2014 called Collectively.com, an online community where freelancers could discuss issues and swap advice. The project sputtered, with Janssen finding that people were so protective over their work identities, they didn’t feel comfortable using it. “We were hoping they’d make friends and connections, but everyone was guarded.”  Image credit: MemoSecond was his experience working on a project for Motorola that many employees felt was doomed. Despite this, no one would speak up to management, fearing it would be “political suicide” and worrying their message wouldn’t actually be heard. “They tell their boss and the boss waters it down for their other boss and by the time it reaches the top it’s triple-diluted,” Janssen says.And so in July 2014, the Nebraska native began developing Memo, an anonymous app geared toward professional environments that officially launched today.The app allows users to anonymously share memos — a broad term that includes any sort of employee admission, question or issue, not the traditional sort of memo a company might send to its staff. Users must be verified (Memo checks LinkedIn to make sure people work where they say they work), and are then assigned an identity that contains just a number and the company name.Related: Don’t Be the Reason People Leave Your CompanyAn example of something that might be posted on Memo: “We all know that project X is a multimillion-dollar boondoggle. Why aren’t we telling management?” One of Janssen’s favorite posts so far was a message from someone who was new to a company and wrote, “Everyone says we don’t get raises except through promotion. Is this true?”Messages can either be shared on a company’s Memo board, which only users within that company can see, or shared publicly with all of Memo’s users. This way, Janssen says, workers can feel safe bringing up issues or concerns without facing retribution.Memo’s creators believe the product will be helpful to both employees and employers. Employees can complain, but the hope is that the complaint will result in real change. Additionally, managers can use the the tool to get a sense of the day-to-day challenges their employees face. The app is intended to open communication and bring issues or concerns to light. “Nasty things grow in the dark,” as Janssen says.Even without posting, Memo users can have an impact by simply upvoting or downvoting comments, much in the same way that they do on the user-generated discussion forum Reddit. Allowing people to upvote a post in agreement means employers can see how widespread an issue or sentiment is. Voting also acts as a form of moderation: posts that people find productive will get more votes and rise to the top of the board, while those that aren’t will be pushed further down and viewed less.While Janssen and his coworkers had the best of intentions when creating the app, even they realized that things could get ugly. Janssen recalls working to finish moderation features quickly after the app launched in beta, assuming bad behavior would be rampant. Yet, when he looked at the posted content he was pleasantly surprised. “The thing that’s shocking is that people don’t want to ruin their company, people want to like their company,” he says. “These are our tribes, our people. We have thousands of posts and I’ve not seen a single instance of anyone doing anything nasty.”Related: 10 Questions to Ask When Collecting Customer DataIn instances where users do indulge in less-than-professional behavior, people can flag offensive posts for the Memo staff to delete. Repeat offenders can be blocked, though Janssen declined to share the specifics of how that would happen on-record; not knowing the details of that process means people will have a harder time gaming the system.Anonymous apps: The good, the bad and how to balance bothAlthough Memo operates on a premise of secrecy, its creators hope it eventually becomes a well-known product. The app was tested just after Thanksgiving by an estimated 2,000 people across 10 large organizations including Delta, Google and Disney. Ideally, the product would be used at firms that have at least 200 employees; for anonymous apps, the larger the pool, the more difficult it is to identify any one user.“The minute you limit potential senders, you can figure out who sent it, which could become a productivity problem,” says Joseph Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial, a tool that warns people if their social-media posts could be problematic for their employers or themselves.Trust is the key concern for users of any anonymous app. The lack of trust is “heartbreaking,” Janssen says, although he admits it’s understandable. Workers need to be assured that the app is not some sort of test from IT, and that their personal identity is truly unknown.Image credit: MemoRelated: This App Creates an Instant Digital Dossier for the People You MeetEmployees might be nervous about being found out, but management has cause for concern in regards to anonymous apps as well. Given the protection of obscured identities, workers could engage in bullying or harassment without managers being able to determine the source. Those actions might make a company susceptible to a lawsuit and all that comes with it — subpoenas or warrants, for example.So, how anonymous is “anonymous,” really? Earlier this year, the anonymous app Whisper came under fire when it was discovered that it tracked its users through geolocation and shared information with the FBI. As a result of the scandal, the site’s editor-in-chief left the company.According to the privacy policy on Memo’s webpage, the company saves users’ work email only long enough to verify the information. Then, it is permanently erased.When asked what he would do if served a legal document requesting information on a user, Janssen replied, “We’ll comply, but we can’t answer something we don’t know. We don’t store IP addresses or email addresses. We just don’t have the info, because we believe there’s no system that can’t be hacked.”Related: Q&A With Whisper CEO Michael Heyward: We Are Your ‘Stranger on a Train’In the wake of the Sony hacking scandal, businesses are realizing how important privacy in the workplace really is. Anonymous apps like Secret and Tor are becoming more popular as a result. Even despite the risks of unprofessional — and potentially illegal — behavior taking place under the cloak of obscurity, people are recognizing the benefits of anonymous apps.  In December, for example, police used the confessional app Whisper to catch a pedophile.Brad Brooks, Whisper’s co-founder, understands the double-edged sword of anonymity. “Anonymity in general is a tool, and you can use it in a lot of different ways – like [the way] a hammer can be used to build schools or to hurt someone.”While the creators work to build Memo’s user base — a process that Janssen knows will take time — he and the 13 other creators of Memo have plans for its future. The app is currently available for free via the product website or Apple’s App store (search “Memo Anonymous”). A version for Android is expected in early spring and Janssen says he won’t think about monetizing the product for at least the next year. Instead, the team will focus on encouraging companies to officially adopt the app and sponsor a company board, which will include an analytics dashboard that makes it easier to respond to concerns and ideas.It seems Janssen has created a project that he’s proud to attach his name to.Related: The Secret to Keeping Young, Ambitious Talent? Let Them Go. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 16, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 7 min readlast_img read more


August 30, 2019 0