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Mourinho urges Ibrahimovic patience

first_imgManchester United Mourinho urges recovering Ibrahimovic to be patient ahead of Man Utd return Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 18:57 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Getty Images Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimović Premier League José Mourinho The striker is itching to get back on the pitch with the Red Devils after a serious knee injury, but the Portuguese wants him to take his time Jose Mourinho has urged Zlatan Ibrahimovic to take his time with his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury following the Swede’s one-year contract renewal with Manchester United.Ibrahimovic suffered ligament damage during United’s Europa League quarter-final with Anderlecht last season and that appeared to have ended his Old Trafford stay having only joined the previous July.Man Utd 10/1 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 But United announced on August 24 that Ibrahimovic had signed a new one-year deal, seeing him return to the club until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.Social media posts from the former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain star seemed to show that he was making strong progress, with speculation suggesting he could be even make his return before the end of the year.However, Mourinho has tempered such hysteria, demanding patience and caution from the striker.”I think we need him,” Mourinho said. “We wait for him, but with patience. He has to be patient.”He doesn’t have to be emotional and he doesn’t have to try to make crazy things to improve [recover] quicker in his mind.”Because I know that his desire is to improve quicker. So [Mourinho wants him to be] calm – [take things] step by step.”We want him, but we want him in his best condition.”last_img read more


November 16, 2019 0

San Francisco Giants CEO takes leave of absence after altercation with wife

first_imgJohn Shea (@JohnSheaHey)Larry Baer will take a leave of absence. This makes it official: pic.twitter.com/w19wvohiDuMarch 4, 2019 Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Topics Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter MLB US sportscenter_img news A video of the incident published by TMZ on Friday showed Baer attempting to take a cell phone from Pam pulling her to the ground as she shouted: “Oh my God, no, help!”The couple later issued a joint statement saying that they were “deeply embarrassed” by the incident. “Regrettably today we had a heated argument in public over a family matter,” the statement read. “We are deeply embarrassed by the situation and have resolved the issue.”Baer, 61, joined the Giants as the team’s marketing director in 1980, working his way up and succeeding Bill Neukom as the team’s CEO in 2012. Share via Email The San Francisco Giants CEO and president Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence after video emerged last week of him knocking his wife Pam to the ground during a public altercation.Major League Baseball has launched an investigation into the incident, which took place in San Francisco, and the Giants said Baer will step away from the club for the time being. The board of directors said they had accepted a “request to take personal time away from the Giants beginning today.” Baseball San Francisco Giants … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more


November 16, 2019 0

5Dimes Releases Pac-12 Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgPac-12 logo.Twitter/@pac12We’re months away from the start of the Pac-12 football season, but it is not too early to start getting your wagers in order for the 2015 season. Sportsbook 5Dimes has released its moneyline odds for each Pac-12 team for the upcoming season. As you’d expect, Oregon is a pretty heavy favorite to capture the crown at +200, with UCLA and USC tied with the second best odds at +450. Conference basement-dweller Colorado brings up the rear at +6000. The super-confident Buffs fans can take home a pretty pay day if they think their team can do the unthinkable this fall.Here are the full odds, via 5Dimes.pac12oddslast_img read more


October 27, 2019 0

Spotify hits 232mn users globally silent on India numbers

first_imgNew Delhi: Swedish music streaming app Spotify now has 232 million monthly active users (MAUs)globally, a 29 per cent increase year-on-year (YoY), along with 108 million premium subscribers which is also 31 per cent (YoY) growth. The company which entered India in February this year and announced 2 million users in India in April, did not reveal the users’ growth in the country, except saying “our newest market, India, performed well and in line with expectations” and “our consumption time is one of the highest among other players in the country”. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year In comparison, Apple Music last reported 60 million paid subscribers in June. Spotify and Apple are in legal tussle, with Cupertino-based tech iPhone maker saying that Spotify is not paying 30 per cent ‘Apple tax’ on its subscriptions via App Store as claimed but even less than 1 per cent of paid subscribers. In March, Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The tug of war between Spotify and Apple has intensified, with the Swedish music streaming service calling Apple a “monopolist”. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India Announcing its second quarter (Q2) results on Wednesday, Spotify registered 31 per cent increase in revenue that reached $1.86 billion. “Spotify has reached agreement with two of our four major label partners on the renewal of global sound recording licenses, and are in active discussions with the other two,” the company said in a statement, without identifying the labels. “Our podcast audience grew more than 50 per cent (Q/Q) and has nearly doubled since the start of 2019,” said Spotify. Number of top tier artists (those representing the vast majority of streams) grew another 36 per cent to more than 30,000 (globally). Spotify has brought a lighter version of its app to India that is built for low-end Android smartphones. It uses less storage, making it an ideal option for older phones with limited capacity.last_img read more


October 18, 2019 0

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Awards Its 50th Grant

first_imgThe Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization named after the late actor and filmmaker who was killed in 2006, announced today that it has awarded its 50th production grant, in partnership with the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, to Meredith Danluck for her film State Like Sleep.Danluck is an artist and filmmaker whose work has screened at major art institutions internationally including MoMA, PS1, Venice Biennale and Liverpool Biennial, as well as various film festivals including SXSW, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival. In State Like Sleep, a young American widow in northern Europe reluctantly revisits her past when her mother is hospitalized in Brussels. Danluck and her project participated in the Sundance Institute Directors Lab and Screenwriter Lab last year.Earlier in the month ASF awarded its 49th grant to Boston University film student Julia Iglesias, who’ll soon be shooting her short film Aida’s 85th.“I can’t stress enough the importance of ASF’s mission of supporting women filmmakers,” said Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Michelle Williams, an ASF Advisory Board member. “Reaching its 50th grant just demonstrates the impact ASF has on the indie film community.”“I knew and worked with Adrienne, and have been involved with ASF since its inception,” said actor Paul Rudd, a member of the Advisory Board. “This is an organization with a critical mission, and I’m thrilled to see it achieve such an incredible milestone.”The reaching of this milestone is especially meaningful to ASF founder and executive director Andy Ostroy, who was married to Ms. Shelly at the time of her death.“ASF has been successful in turning tragedy into something positive,” said Ostroy. “I’m proud of the work we do, and the lives we’ve touched in honor of Adrienne.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

RED Launches StarStudded SHOPATHON For World AIDS Day

first_imgOn December 1 – World AIDS Day and Giving Tuesday – the first ever (SHOPATHON)RED to fight AIDS officially kicks off.A (RED) shopping extravaganza featuring the likes of Bono, Scarlett Johansson, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Meryl Streep and co-produced by VICE Media, (SHOPATHON)RED will live on-air and online through the holidays, selling iconic (RED) products, limited edition pieces, and the chance for fans to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities in partnership with the online giving platform, Omaze.Raising money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, every dollar will be matched by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, up to $20 million, meaning there have never been more reasons to SHOP (RED) and SAVE LIVES.“The progress we have made in the fight against AIDS is immense, but so is the jeopardy if we grow complacent and think we’ve conquered this vicious little virus… Because we haven’t! We have to keep pushing until everyone who needs treatment can get it and until we can prevent the millions of unnecessary new infections we are still seeing every year,” said Bono, co-founder of (RED) and ONE Campaign. “Justice often calls for the power of strange bedfellows, which is why (SHOPATHON)RED is where you’ll see everyone from Bill Gates to Snoop Dogg, Vice and Game of Thrones campaigning to get closer to finishing AIDS once and for all.”On December 1, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! will kick off (SHOPATHON)RED with a tongue-in-cheek take on the world of home shopping. Joined by Olivia Wilde, the show will feature (RED) products and guest stars launching once-in-a-lifetime experiences to help the fight to end AIDS. Appearances include Bono, Matt Damon, a live performance by The Killers and special segments with Tom Brady and Shaquille O’Neal, among other surprises. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35|10:35 CT on ABC.“We’re doing a very special show on December 1 with many stars in support of (RED) to raise money to fight AIDS on World AIDS Day. It will be a great show for an important issue,” said Jimmy Kimmel.Want to visit the Game of Thrones set, or hit the saddle for a bike ride with Bono? These are just some of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can be won on Omaze, the online giving platform. Other experiences include;• Going on a one day wellness break with Snoop Dogg in Colorado • A ’K’ONTOUR’ makeover with Kim Kardashian and her glam squad • Having your portrait painted by James Franco • Jimmy Kimmel giving your kid ‘the talk’! • Getting a passing lesson from Tom Brady • Walking the red carpet with Meryl Streep • Getting snapped with Shaquille O’Neal for your 2016 holiday card • Hanging backstage with The Weeknd • Going to a UT game with Matthew McConaughey • Announcing the No.1 track with Ryan Seacrest on the American Top 40 • Assisting Stephen Curry with his pre-game tunnel shot!These stars, and many others, are offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in support of World AIDS Day. For as little as $10, fans can enter now for their chance to win on Omaze.com/RED, with proceeds going to fight AIDS with (RED). Entries close on January 21, 2016.(RED) has teamed up with Gilt, the innovative online shopping destination, to be the official e-commerce partner for the campaign. From December 1st thru 16th, Gilt.com will offer more than 100 stylish (RED) and limited edition products that ‘give back’ with every purchase, raising money to fight AIDS. Gilt will offer something for everyone’s holiday list, featuring products from brands including Alessi, Alex and Ani, Warby Parker, Jennifer Meyer, Converse, Le Creuset, Fatboy, Fresh, Jonathan Adler, Moleskine, Mophie and more.The store will also offer special limited edition items including a ‘Love Me’ canvas tote bag by artist Curtis Kulig, a printed motif t-shirt designed by EJ Johnson and a very special (RED) flower bouquet from Farmgirl Flowers. To shop this exclusive sale, visit www.gilt.com/RED.(RED)’s founding apparel partner, Gap, is announcing a $1 million commitment to the fight to end AIDS and is debuting a range of new (RED) styles that will support this promise. Gap denim jackets and t-shirts for men, women and children and a onesie for baby will all be available on Gilt.com/RED, and will also be available in the U.S. on Gap.com and at the 680 5th Avenue (at 54th Street) New York City.(RED) and eBay are collaborating to auction off one-of-a-kind (RED) pieces and one-on-one brunch experiences with iconic global business figures.Among those offering an hour or more long brunch include: Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, Ari Emanuel, Co-CEO of WME and IMG, Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Warby Parker, Biz Stone, Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founders of Twitter, Jonathan Adler, CEO of Jonathan Adler Enterprises, Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, and a trip to Italy to meet Alessandro Mendini, Alessi Design Contributor. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED) said; “We’re always looking for ways to partner with the smartest creative minds to help solve one of the world’s greatest problems… but a problem that we can now imagine ending. We’re so grateful to all of the musicians, actors, artists, athletes, brands and creators for their (RED) partnership in helping us deliver an AIDS free generation by 2020. Think of the launch of (SHOPATHON)RED as a countdown to reaching that goal.”“(RED)’s support of the Global Fund has been absolutely fundamental to our collective success,” said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “Delivering private sector investment where it’s needed most – to programs on the ground aimed at controlling a preventable and treatable disease. (RED)’s World AIDS Day campaign comes at a critical moment when funding and focus are needed most to see the world towards the finish line.”There are even more ways for people to support (RED) and fight AIDS; • For the eighth year, (RED) partner Starbucks will contribute 10 cents for every handcrafted beverage sold at participating US and Canada locations to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. • From Nov 30 – Dec 4, Supercell is turning all three of their incredibly popular games (RED) – Clash of Clans, Boom Beach and Hay Day. Special (RED) items are available only on iOS with 100% of proceeds going to fight AIDS. • Through December 20th, fans of concerts, sports, theatre and family events can support (RED) by adding a $5-25 contribution to their Ticketmaster and Live Nation ticket purchases. • On December 1st, the Uber app will go (RED). Riders in the US will be able to choose to ride (RED), which will allow them to make a $5 donation to fight AIDS at the end of their trip.In addition to co-producing (SHOPATHON)RED, VICE takes a look at the revolutionary breakthroughs in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatments in the brand new VICE Special Report: Countdown to Zero, airing at 9pm ET/PT on December 1, exclusively on HBO. The 60-minute report is hosted by VICE co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi.last_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

UN seeks aid of private sector philanthropies in empowering women

“To the private sector, we look to you to exercise even more leadership for gender equality starting from the top,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a special event at UN Headquarters in New York, attended by some 300 representatives of foundations, private companies, academia and civil society organizations. “We need you to promote education. Support human rights and non-discrimination. Empower women through all levels of corporate responsibility… “To the philanthropic community, we look to you to target women with your programmes. Make sure that female beneficiaries are treated equally. Work to ensure that their communities, homes, schools and workplaces are free of verbal, physical or sexual harassment.” Co-sponsored by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the UN Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), the forum heard speakers stress the importance of women in ending poverty and propelling economic development. “It is well recognized that women and women’s leadership are essentials to build strong economies, more stable societies and achieve agreed international goals for human rights and development,” UNIFEM Executive Director Inés Alberdi explained at a news briefing. “The private sector and philanthropy increasingly understand that advancing women is good for business. “This is true at all levels, from the market place to the investment community, from the consumer to the work force. Similarly, the United Nations increasingly understands that the private sector is an influential force, one which it is critical to engage… We want to work hand in hand with the private sector to share our expertise on how to move the gender equality agenda.” She called for united action to achieve women’s full participation in all aspects of community and national life. ECOSOC, too, noted the enormous potential of women for economic development. “Gender inequality deprives countries of a critical resource in the struggle to end poverty and attain stability,” it said in a news release. “Empowering women is not only a justice, a rights-based approach, but it’s actually good macro-economic policy. So empowering women, allowing them to pursue a family and an education and have a career is actually giving countries a competitive edge,” ECOSOC Vice-President Ambassador Morten Wetland of Norway told reporters. UNOP Executive Director Amir Dossal underscored the great significance of today’s event for the UN. “The idea is that we must spur concrete action not just within Member States and international organizations but also among civil society and citizens such as yourselves,” he said. In his opening address, Mr. Ban noted that the global recession had shown once again that women and children often bear the brunt of economic downturns, with more girls being pulled out of school, fewer decent jobs for women, and higher rates of violence against women, undermining development, generating instability, and setting back peace. “Full empowerment requires more progress in two key areas: first, expanding economic opportunity and second, ending violence against women,” he said. Speaking at the opening of an art exhibition at UN Headquarters, entitled “Reflective Mirror” and featuring works by women from around the world, Mr. Ban voiced his belief that “when we empower women, we empower communities and societies. When we empower women, we will power progress in meeting the MDGs for all people, women and men alike.” In the spirit of the exhibition, he stated: “Let us hold a mirror up to our world, reflect on the challenges we face, and paint a picture of more opportunity, hope, and progress for women everywhere.” 22 February 2010The United Nations launched a new effort today to expand its partnership with the private sector and philanthropies in the battle for complete gender equality and the empowerment of women, not only as a necessary human right but as economic common sense as well. read more


October 11, 2019 0

Compete in Emery County Fair Roping Golf and Horseshoe Events

TEAM ROPINGSinbad Productions presents team roping as part of the Emery County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 1. Sign up will be at 5:30 p.m. with roping beginning at 6 p.m. at the Castle Dale Fairgrounds. There will be prizes, buckles and added money for top performers. #4/Under Draw One – $30, #12 Slide Draw 1 – $30. Handicap 1 sec/number 3 sec max. For more information, please call Seth or Tate Weber at (435) 749-2843 or (435) 749-6093.NIGHTTIME GOLFNighttime golf during the Emery County Fair will take place at Millsite Golf Course on Friday, Aug. 2 at approximately 9 p.m. Cost is $60 per person ($240 a team). This includes green fee, cart fee and four glow balls. Tournament is limited to 16 teams, so sign up early! Club house money is given to top team winners. To register, call (435) 384-2887.DOUBLES HORSESHOE TOURNAMENTThis year’s Emery County Fair will feature a doubles horseshoe tournament on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Emery County Recreation Center (75 South 400 East, Castle Dale). Registration will take place at 12:30 p.m. with the tournament getting underway at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $20 per team with a cash pot for the top three teams. For more information, call or text (435) 820-6636. read more


October 2, 2019 0

Ohio State pulls away from Wildcats to win Big Ten crown

INDIANAPOLIS — Dwayne Haskins added five more touchdown passes to his single-season record Saturday and No. 6 Ohio State relied on its staunch defence to hold off a second-half charge from No. 21 Northwestern for a 45-24 victory to claim its second straight Big Ten championship.The Buckeyes (12-1, 9-1 Big Ten, No. 6 CFP) won their third title in five years and their fifth consecutive game — but it’s unlikely to get the Buckeyes into the four-team College Football Playoff.Haskins finished 34 of 41 with 499 yards and one interception. It’s the fifth time he topped 400 yards this season.Clayton Thorson went 27 of 44 with 267 yards, one TD and two interceptions as he helped Northwestern trim a 24-7 halftime deficit to 24-21 midway through the third quarter. The Wildcats (8-5, 8-2) couldn’t get any closer, though, as they lost only their second conference contest in their last 17 league games.It still turned out to be a more intriguing game than many expected, especially after the Buckeyes’ fast start.Haskins eluded a couple of defenders on third-and-11, buying just enough time to find Terry McLaurin for a 16-yard TD pass on the game’s opening possession.Northwestern tied the score when little-used running back John Moten IV outran Ohio State’s defence for a 77-yard scoring run. It matched Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins for the second-longest run in title game history. Dobbins had a 77-yard run in last year’s title game.Then the Buckeyes answered with what appeared to be knockout flurry. Dobbins scored on a 2-yard run, Blake Haubeil made a 42-yard field goal and McLaurin caught a 42-yard TD pass from Haskins to make it 24-7 at the half.The Wildcats opened the second half with Thorson’s 18-yard scoring run and made it 24-21 when he found Cameron Green on a 2-yard TD pass with 8:03 left in the third quarter.After Haskins connected with Chris Olave for a 29-yard TD pass, Charlie Kuhbander made a 21-yard field goal to get the Wildcats within 31-24 with 10:34 to go.But Haskins sealed it with two more TD passes — a 9-yarder to Johnnie Dixon and a 17-yarder to Olave.THE TAKEAWAYNorthwestern: The ascending Wildcats showed some grit after an abysmal start, which could have buried them. Instead, they fought their way back into contention and gave themselves a shot. Now they’ll wait to find out when and where they’ll get another chance to shine under the bright lights.Ohio State: The Buckeyes’ performance was reflective of this season. They played like one of the nation’s top teams in a dominant first half and when they were in closeout mode late. In between, they put on a mystifying performance. Eventually, Haskins closed out the win that will likely send them to the Rose Bowl.STAT PACKNorthwestern: Moten had four carries for 76 yards and Isaiah Bowser wound up with 13 carries for 60 yards. … Thorson made his 52nd career start, a Big Ten record. … Fred Wyatt blocked an Ohio State field goal.Ohio State: The Buckeyes forced (three) turnovers. … Dixon had seven catches for 129 yards, Parris Campbell had seven catches for 89 yards, Olave finished with five for 79 and McLaurin had three receptions for 78 yards. … Dobbins ran 17 times for 68 yards and became the first player in school history to record 1,000-yard rushing seasons as both a freshman and sophomore. He also caught four passes for 50 yards and one TD.UP NEXTNorthwestern: The Big Ten runner-ups will wait to find out who and where they play.Ohio State: The Buckeyes are hoping the selection committee gives them a shot in the playoff, knowing their more likely destination may be the Rose Bowl.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Michael Marot, The Associated Press read more


October 2, 2019 0

Ohio State mens basketball avoids late scare survives Iowa

The Ohio State men’s basketball team has not always excelled in the late stages of games this season, sometimes struggling to score for extended periods of time. Such was the case again Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center, as the No. 14-ranked Buckeyes avoided a complete collapse to squeak by unranked Iowa, 72-63. OSU spent the first three quarters of the contest dominating the Hawkeyes in nearly every facet of the game. The Buckeyes’ lead swelled to 24 midway through the second half, and a rout seemed imminent. But the Hawkeyes implemented a full-court press in the second half, using pressure to force a myriad of OSU mistakes. In all, the Iowa harassed OSU into 17 turnovers, a game-high six coming from junior point guard Aaron Craft. “They changed some things up, got in a press and just kind of sped us up a little bit,” Craft said. “We just started not executing our offense. We weren’t thinking as well as we should have been, it wasn’t until the end that we tried to figure it out.” As the Buckeyes gave away the ball, they slowly gave away their big lead. With 1:29 to play, the Hawkeyes had cut the OSU lead to four. The Buckeyes, though, regrouped and finished with a 9-4 run to close out the win in less than spectacular fashion. “A win is a win in conference play,” Craft said. “In this league you’ve got to protect home court. We didn’t do it the prettiest way, we didn’t finish the way we probably wanted to, but we got the win.” OSU coach Thad Matta agreed, though he acknowledged the Buckeyes will have to learn from their mistakes. “I do think in the league we’re in right now, you take your wins and semi-celebrate them,” Matta said. “By the same token, you’ve got to look at things and say ‘How do we get better?’” Craft struggled with ball security, but he forced four turnovers as well. His first swipe of the night put him in OSU’s record book as the school’s all-time leader in steals with 205. “It’s a great honor, a great accomplishment,” Craft said. “We have a lot more important things to worry about than individual awards.” Aside from turnovers, the Buckeyes’ biggest problem likely came on the glass, where they were outrebounded, 40-34, gave up 22 offensive rebounds and didn’t receive any production from their starting big man. Sophomore Amir Williams blocked six shots but didn’t pull down a single board. It was a fairly bizarre performance from the 6-foot-11 center, and one that he was disappointed in. “Me having zero rebounds, that’s just unacceptable on my behalf,” Williams said. “I feel like I was going after too many blocks and I kind of put myself out of position a little bit to rebound the basketball. It’s something I’ve got to continue to work on.” Junior forward Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, scored a game-high 16 points despite taking an elbow to the face in the second half. Thomas briefly left the game, and returned with a bandage above his right eye. Craft and junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. also chipped in 12 points and senior forward Evan Ravenel added 11. With the win, OSU improves to 14-4 on the season and 4-2 in Big Ten play. Iowa falls to 13-6 on the year and 2-4 in the conference. The Buckeyes return to action on Jan. 26 against Penn State in State College, Pa. “Our guys are exhausted,” Matta said. “I probably pushed them a little bit harder than I’ve ever pushed a team, dating back to a couple weeks ago. We need rest physically and mentally to come back on Thursday (for practice) and get ready for Penn State.” read more


October 2, 2019 0

The 9 at 9 Thursday

first_imgEvery morning TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1.#DANKE, PENNEYS: The Taoiseach is in Germany today. While he will talk to Chancellor Angela Merkel about the EU, he will also open a new Penneys store.2.#RESCUED: The Coast Guard was called to rescue four people in three separate incidents in Wicklow yesterday. In one incident, a mother and child were rescued from rocks.3.#GREYHOUND: A SIPTU shop steward was struck by a van amid a picket at Greyhound recycling, the company has confirmed. A SIPTU organiser said the van had sent the official “flying”.4.#JOBSWATCH: Applegreen, the retail and fuel company, will create more than 360 jobs in an expansion of its network. Meanwhile, Carphone Warehouse will create 50 jobs.5.#INDEPENDENCE DAY: The US is stepping up airport security this week ahead of 4 July. Flights going to the US from Europe will be subject to tighter security. The Department of Homeland Security did not say if the move was in response to a specific threat.6.#PAC-ED UP: The Public Accounts Committee will discuss the Central Remedial Clinic today, but only one of the four board members invited will attend.7.#PAYMENT: Around 9,000 families will lose their One-Parent Family Payment today, as previously announced changes come into effect.8.#FRANCE: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says that French authorities are trying to ‘humiliate and destroy’ him after he was arrested on suspicion of corruption yesterday.9.#WATERLINE: Jedward had to be rescued by the Coast Guard yesterday after getting stuck on a sandbank in Malahide. Yes, seriously.last_img read more


September 22, 2019 0

Apples New Security Chief Has a Masters in Information Warfare

first_imgAs Apple’s reach expands beyond desktops and laptops and into your bags and pockets thanks to the iPhone and iPad, it’s natural to expect the company to spend some time focusing on security, and making sure their products are as secure as they can be. That explains why Apple decided to hire a new Director of Global Security. Still, the hiring process at Apple must be pretty stringent, since David Rice, the man they decided on for the job, not only worked at the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Global Network Vulnerability Analyst, but graduated from the US Naval Academy with a Master’s Degree in Information Warfare and Systems Engineering, and served in the Navy as a Special Duty Cryptologic Officer. Along with those impressive credentials, Rice is also the author of “Geekonomics,” a book on why companies should focus on making sure their software products are secure. What Rice’s duties will be when he’s onboard at Apple aren’t clear, and it’s unlikely they’ll ever be really public, but one thing is for sure: you can’t say the company isn’t taking security seriously. [via SlashGear]AdChoices广告last_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

The Tick Cast and Crew Walk the Blue Carpet Tease the Series

first_imgStay on target Ahead of Amazon’s The Tick releasing next Friday, August 25, the show celebrated its premiere at the Village East Theater in New York. Geek was there as the cast and crew of the hotly anticipated superhero parody walked the blue carpet (’cause, you know, The Tick), and we got to ask them a few questions about the upcoming first season. They have some awfully big tights to fill, and from the sounds of things, they’re aware of that. Fortunately, they seem more than up to the task.Producer Barry Josephson came out first, and shared why he feels like it was the perfect time to bring The Tick back. A lot of it had to do with Iron Man. “I just love the Marvel movies,” he said. “When we produced the version of The Tick in 2001, I just loved working with Ben Edlund, but it felt like we didn’t get to finish that version, and it felt like now is the time. I think we were a little ahead of the curve. The greatest pleasure for me was going back to Ben, and saying ‘Ben, I think it’s time.”Josephson says that if Edlund was going to bring The Tick back for a third time, he was going to grow the show. “It’s more realistic. Still very funny, but the characters are more grounded in a different kind of reality than the other show. The other show was a little bit campy, and this show is a little more realistic, or more like a Marvel world,” he said.I had to ask about whether or not we were going to see some of the stranger villains from the ’90s cartoon, and Josephson really hopes so. He says at Comic Con, somebody asked about the possibility of seeing Chairface Chippendale in the new series. While they don’t have the rights to any of the characters from the cartoon, Josephson would like to use them eventually. Especially since they have so many fans. “And I’m a fan. So, I think we will look back on some of those characters and see if we can bring them forward, but for this season, what I think Ben did great was invent new characters.” Josephson said. “That’s a really great part of growing a franchise. If you see great things and the work for you, maybe you miss some of the things you grew up on a little less.”Make no mistake, the new Tick is incredibly different, regarding tone and style, then what’s come before. Edlund also told us a little bit about bringing The Tick back to TV after 16 years. “It’s been about a four-year venture. It took a lot of re-engineering to make it resonate with the time, and make it useful,” he said. “It could have also just been more blood circulating through the corporate content engine. I wanted it to maybe have some relevance, and I think we found that.” Edlund had nothing but praise for Amazon, saying he was amazed at how much free expression was encouraged in their partnership. “We say it so often that it sounds like a cliche, but this has been an extraordinary amount of freedom and support that Amazon offered. So, we took it.”Ben EdlundThat freedom let Edlund ground Arthur and make the story follow his journey this time around. “It’s been around for 30 years, so I thought maybe it’s time to give The Tick some real psychological dimension. It’s really an interesting tone.” Edlund also wanted to bring more action into the series, feeling that was something the previous live action show lacked. “That’s part of what The Tick, to me, needs.” Even taking a different approach with the new series, The Tick still retains its essential earnestness and heart. Edlund says that earnestness was what he was afraid to mess with, but he feels it really landed in the new series.Donning the blue tights this time is Peter Serafinowicz, who is the third actor to play the titular Tick. Knowing that, Serafinowicz says he made sure not to watch any of the previous incarnations of the character. “I just tried to make it my own, tried to do my own interpretation. I didn’t want to copy anyone else’s,” he said.Peter Serafinowicz“The Tick’s the embodiment of the spirit of the superhero. Like, the old-fashioned saving a cat, saving people from a bus crashing off a cliff, killing bad guys…” he corrected himself here. “Not killing, punching bad guys. He’s very anti-murder.” Serafinowicz says he feels that there aren’t many superheroes like that these days. “They’re sort of less concerned about those things, and I think superheroes should worry about those things. Just saving people, you know?” He also recognizes that The Tick has been a very tw0-dimensional character in the past, and you can’t have a show in 2017 where a main character doesn’t change or grow. Serafinowicz hints that we’ll start to see some of that growth in the new series. “The Tick’s totally selfless. He doesn’t think about himself. He just wants to help people. It’s when he starts thinking about himself, and where he came from and ‘why am I here,’ and all those questions that we all ask ourselves at three in the morning that his problems start.”Serafinowicz says working on the series has given him sympathy for anyone who has to don a superhero costume, whether for a movie or theme park job. “I get very emotional when I think about those people in those costumes. It’s awful. I want to do a sad commercial about it, maybe start a charity.” Anyone reading this who works at Disneyland is probably saying, “Nah, but for real though” right now.Even though the show is called The Tick, the main character is Arthur. Actor Griffin Newman says he had a hard time convincing his friends that he was the star of the show. “It was a big surprise to me, and I kept on telling all my friends, ‘I’m like the lead on this show.’ And when they all saw the pilot when it came out, they were like ‘You’re the main guy!’ And I’m like, ‘yeah, I told you,’ and they’re like, ‘we thought you were lying or delusional!’”Griffin NewmanYes, Arthur is the star of The Tick, which means that Newman gets to play a superhero, something he never thought possible. “It was my number one insane career pipe dream, that I thought was never gonna happen because I’m a 5’6″ Jew with arthritis and anxiety issues. I thought there was no superhero that I could actually fit into.” Newman says he got close to playing Michelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but the producers thought he was too neurotic. “I thought that was my one chance and it was out the window. Then I got this script, and I was like, ‘Oh right! It’s the one neurotic superhero.’” For Newman, playing a superhero was a childhood dream. He says he used to practice superhero movie poster poses in the bathroom mirror as a kid. And yes, he got to reenact those poses for The Tick’s promo shots. “This could quickly turn into a therapy session between you and I,” he said. “But it’s very cool.”Newman also spoke about playing a very different version of Arthur from any iteration that’s come before. He says he doesn’t think this version of the character overrides anything that’s been done before; it’s just a deeper exploration of Arthur. “We’re adding more layers; we’re building more into the house. It was always a great character,” he says. “I think by [Edlund’s] own admission, in previous versions of his work, The Tick has always been more of a comedic archetype. He wanted to see if he could make Arthur someone you could pin a hero’s journey onto and make you care. It would be intimidating to have to play a character that so many people have played so well, but because there are so many new aspects of it, it feels like I have free reign to do what I want with it.”Valorie CurryRounding out the good guys of the series is Arthur’s sister, Dot. Dot, a medic, has been a part of previous incarnations of The Tick but she has a far more significant role in this one. Actor Valorie Curry says she spoke at length with Edlund about who this character was, but for her part, she focused on the character’s relationship with Arthur, considering they both lived through the same trauma. They just dealt with it in very different ways. “It led him to become ill and incapable of existing in the world with everyone else,” she said. “Dot, on the other hand, had to compartmentalize all of that and become a doer. She became the person who took care of Arthur; she always had to keep moving.” As the series goes on, we’ll discover that Dot will eventually have to deal with all that grief and anger that she’s compartmentalized, Curry said.I asked whether she’d like to see Dot don a superhero costume at some point, and Curry wasn’t so sure. “My impulse is to say yes, but what I think is really lovely about Dot is that she’s one of the few characters who isn’t super, but she is the most superhero of all of them. She is so capable; she is so intelligent, she is so powerful. She is actually saving people’s lives every day, she just gets a paycheck for it and has to wear really ugly pants. She’s already got her super-suit, she doesn’t really need more. I think that lends her her air of the unimpressed when she meets superheroes throughout this world.”That “air of the unimpressed” is part of what makes this version of The Tick so special. The whole thing is played completely straight. Actor Brendan Hines plays Superian, an alien who came to Earth as a young child and has god-like superpowers. (Now who could this character be based on?) Even though the character is an obvious parody, he plays it completely straight. “That’s the thing that Ben Edlund was very specific about. He said the best way to play this is to play it straight. The stakes are very high… Ben said the funniest thing to do would be to play The Tick completely straight.” That said, Hines says that The Tick makes him wish other superheroes were funnier. “I wish they had a little bit more heart. Maybe I’m just comparing them to ours, but that’s, I think, the best thing about our show is that it’s very funny and has a lot of heart. That’s something that I don’t necessarily feel in all those (other) films.” Hines says that heart comes from the relationships between the characters and the inherent kindness in the show’s humor.Jackie Earle HaleyOf course, even with all the talk of kindness and playing it straight, there was certainly a lot of fun to be had making this show. Jackie Earle Haley, who plays the series’s main villain, The Terror, said he had fun embracing the fact that his character is somehow 140 years old, still alive and driven by pure evil. “He’s kind of literally the exact opposite of The Tick,” Haley said. “The Tick is kind of an old superhero in the sense that he doesn’t have all that angst and backstory and revenge that he’s seeking, he just stands for pure goodness. And it’s just kind of fun and refreshing.” Haley says that this is the first time The Tick has parodied comic book movies specifically, which is especially exciting considering how inundated we are with them these days.A lot of work went into getting the tone just right for each character. The world of The Tick is heightened and ridiculous, but the actors weren’t allowed to go too over-the-top. Yara Martinez says that her biggest supervillain inspiration for her portrayal of Ms. Lint was Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest. When you watch her in the show, there are definite hints of Dunaway in Martinez’s performance (particularly in her facial expressions). She did not get to do that big, “no wire hangers EVER!”-style scream, though. “I did do a little… the first few days on set, I did try a few things I was inspired by, and they were like, ‘bring it down a little bit.’ That was pretty much my directing note the entire time, and then we found the tone together.”Yara MartinezMs. Lint is a particularly cool character in the new series, especially because she based her villain persona on the mean name kids called her when she was young. “She embraces it because that was a lesson she learned. That’s what’s interesting and really beautiful about this is that Ben’s humanized these superheroes and supervillains. So you find out that ‘Ms. Lint’ that’s how the kids bullied her. Making fun of the fact that her powers didn’t work and the lint would get stuck to her. And then she learned how to turn [that power] into a success. Even though it’s completely ridiculous, there is a moral lesson in that, which I think is kind of beautiful,” Martinez said.We also got to talk to John Pirkis, who you might know from Doctor Who or Daredevil. He plays Dr. Karamazov, who isn’t in the first six episodes very much. He has one brief appearance, but he promised he’d play a much larger role in the second batch of episodes, coming in 2018. Pirkis also said that he’s never had a character arc as crazy as Karamazov’s. “The only thing I can say is, by accident rather than by design, I possess something that no one else in the universe does, and everyone wants to get their hands on.”John PirkisPirkis also said he loved the collaborative atmosphere of working on The Tick. He got to work directly with Edlund in shaping exactly what kind of character Karamazov was. Interestingly, he also was happy about getting to read the entire script during production. Apparently, that wasn’t the case on Daredevil. That may not come as a surprise, considering how secretive Marvel is about everything, but Pirkis says that while shooting Daredevil, he didn’t know until after he was done whether he was a good guy or a bad guy. “This was much, much better,” he said. “I was allowed to put in a lot more input than I could with Daredevil.” Pirkis says he does have a favorite suggestion that made it into the show, but he couldn’t tell us what it was. He says he’s pretty sure it happens in episode eight. So, look out for that in 2018.Amazon’s reboot of The Tick, is an incredibly fun, thoughtful parody of superhero movies that retains the heart and kindness that’s always been core to the character. That heart clearly had an effect on the cast, who see The Tick as something truly special. From the sounds of things, it was just as fun to make as it will be to watch. The first half of the season premieres on Amazon Prime on August 25, with the second half coming sometime in 2018.Photos by Sheilah Villari Our Favorite TV Superheroes RankedThe Funniest Thing About The Tick Is that It’s a Legitimately Great Show center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

The Fate Gambian Prisoners in Senegal

first_imgNational Assembly Members should pose the following questions to the Minister of Foreign Affairs:How many Gambians are being held in prisons in Senegal? How many are being held in detention without speedy trail? How many are convicted?  What offences have they been convicted of? What are the sentences? Have High Commission Staff paid them visits to enquire about their welfare? Have their family members been informed about their whereabouts? Have the Government made any effort to have those who are held without any evidence to be released and those convicted to be sent home to serve the rest of their sentence or be pardoned? The role of a government is to protect the citizenry inside and outside the country.last_img read more


September 19, 2019 0

BSE closes points 13730 down on July 9

first_imgBSE closes points 137.30 down on July 916K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 137.30 down on July 916K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 137.30 points down to stand at 25,444.81. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 38.20 points down to stand at 7,585.00. Indian Oil Corporation and Adani Ports were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 3.35% and 2.67% along with HPCL and TITAN with an increase of 2.38% and 2.18% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Apollo Tyres with a decrease of 7.81% and 7.67% along with Aurobindo Pharma and Ashok Leyland with a decrease of 6.93% and 6.11% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 385.13 points at 15,452.99 while the banking sector is down 86.16 points at 17,108.97 and the realty sector is down 31.04 points at 1,914.69. The Indian currency is 0.08% down at Rs 59.73 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 137.30 points down to stand at 25,444.81. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 38.20 points down to stand at 7,585.00. Indian Oil Corporation and Adani Ports were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 3.35% and 2.67% along with HPCL and TITAN with an increase of 2.38% and 2.18% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Apollo Tyres with a decrease of 7.81% and 7.67% along with Aurobindo Pharma and Ashok Leyland with a decrease of 6.93% and 6.11% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 385.13 points at 15,452.99 while the banking sector is down 86.16 points at 17,108.97 and the realty sector is down 31.04 points at 1,914.69. The Indian currency is 0.08% down at Rs 59.73 per dollar.last_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

Fears Of Brain Drain Hit West Wing Amid Trump Staff Exits

first_img Share AP Photo/Susan WalshPresident Donald Trump listens as Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House.Trump’s West Wing has descended into a period of unparalleled tumult amid a wave of staff departures, yet the president insists it’s a place of “no Chaos, only great Energy!” The latest to announce his exit is Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser, who had clashed with the boss over trade policy.Cohn’s departure has sparked internal fears of an even larger exodus, raising concerns in Washington of a coming “brain drain” around the president that will only make it more difficult for Trump to advance his already languishing policy agenda.Multiple White House officials said the president has been pushing anxious aides to stay on the job.“Everyone wants to work in the White House,” Trump said during a news conference Tuesday. “They all want a piece of the Oval Office.”The reality is far different.Vacancies abound in the West Wing and the broader Trump administration, with some jobs never filled and others subject to repeat openings. The position of White House communications director is soon to be empty again after the departure of its fourth occupant, Hope Hicks.“They are left with vacancies atop of vacancies,” said Kathryn Dunn-Tenpas of the Brookings Institution who tracks senior-level staff turnover. Her analysis shows the Trump departure rate has reached 40 percent in just over a year.“That kind of turnover creates a lot of disruption,” she said, noting the loss of institutional knowledge and relationships with agencies and Congress. “You can’t really leave those behind to your successor.”Turnover after a year in office is nothing new, but this administration has churned through staff at a dizzying pace, and allies are worried the situation could descend into a free-fall.One White House official said there is concern about a potential “death spiral” in the West Wing, with each departure heightening the sense of frenzy and expediting the next.Multiple aides who are considering departing, all speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters, said they didn’t have a clue about whom the administration could find to fill their roles. They said their desire to be team players has kept them on the job longer than planned. Some said they were nearing a breaking point.“You have situations where people are stretched to take on more than one job,” said Martha Joynt Kumar, director of the White House Transition Project.She cited the example of Johnny DeStefano, who oversees the White House offices of personnel, public liaison, political affairs and intergovernmental affairs. “Those are four positions that in most administrations are each headed by an assistant to the president or a deputy assistant,” Kumar said.The overlap between those qualified to work in the White House and those willing to take a job there has been shrinking too, according to White House officials and outside Trump allies concerned about the slow pace of hires.Trump’s mercurial decision-making practices, fears of being drawn into special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and a stalled legislative agenda are keeping top-flight talent on the outside.“Most of all, President Trump hasn’t demonstrated a scrap of loyalty to current and former staff, and everyone knows it,” said Michael Steel, a former aide to onetime Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., and ex-House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.Trump acknowledged that he is a tough boss, saying he enjoys watching his closest aides fight over policy.“I like conflict,” he said Tuesday.Since his days on the campaign, Trump has frequently and loudly complained about the quality of his staff, eager to fault his aides for any mishaps rather than shouldering responsibility. His attacks on his staff have sharpened in recent weeks, and he has suggested to confidants that he has few people at his side he can count on, according to two people familiar with his thinking who were not authorized to discuss private conversations publicly.Hicks’ departure will leave a gaping hole in the president’s inner circle. She served as both media gatekeeper and confidante.A number of other aides have expressed worry about the legal implications — and steep bills — they could face if ensnared in Mueller’s probe. It has had a chilling effect on an already sluggish White House hiring process, according to officials, and there is wide concern that working for Trump could negatively affect career prospects.Meanwhile, hopes for significant governing achievements in the coming years, along the lines of the tax cuts passed in December, are growing fleeting, as Republicans face a daunting electoral environment this fall.Morale has plunged among West Wing aides in recent weeks. Some point to the departure of staff secretary Rob Porter in mid-February as beginning the tailspin.Porter was a popular figure, but his departure undid some of the progress made on streamlining the White House’s chaotic policy process. Allegations of domestic violence against him stunned co-workers. A permanent replacement has yet to be named.Moreover, chief of staff John Kelly’s shifting explanations for how he handled the Porter matter — including, in the eyes of some, outright lies — damaged his reputation among staffers who had seen Kelly as a stabilizing force in a turbulent West Wing.The administration has been understaffed from the onset, in part due to the president’s refusal to consider hiring even the most qualified Republicans if they opposed him during the campaign, according to a White House official not authorized to speak publicly about personnel matters.But some aides insisted that Trump would not have trouble finding qualified replacements.“At the end of the day, I liken what goes on here to a football team like the New England Patriots, rights?” Peter Navarro, the director of the White House’s Trade and Manufacturing Policy office, said on Bloomberg TV. “Like every year, the Patriots win the division, but they do it with different players. What doesn’t change is the coach and the quarterback, and that’s what we have in Donald Trump.”The White House did not immediately announce a replacement for Cohn, whose deputy, Jeremy Katz, left in January. Among those under consideration for Cohn’s job are CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, according to a person familiar with the discussions.In a riff Saturday at the Gridiron Dinner, an annual white-tie affair featuring journalists and officials, Trump engaged in a rare bout of self-deprecating humor, comparing the Oval Office job with his past career as the host of the reality-television show “The Apprentice.”“In one job I had to manage a cutthroat cast of characters, desperate for TV time, totally unprepared for their roles and their jobs and each week afraid of having their asses fired, and the other job I was the host of a smash television hit.”Several White House aides in the audience laughed in their tailcoats and ball gowns. But the joke, they knew, was on them.last_img read more


September 2, 2019 0

Kolkata resident threatened for voting in LS polls

first_imgKolkata: Amid widespread poll-related violence in West Bengal, a city resident on Wednesday accused local miscreants of threatening his family for voting in the Lok Sabha elections on May 19. “On poll day, I was asked by some miscreants not to cast my vote. They had also threatened me, saying we would face the consequence if we voted. Despite their threats, we exercised our franchise. But we were again intimidated by some people at the polling booth. We were interpreted as BJP voters,” said Manish Marodia, a Beliaghtata resident. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “To harass us and block entry to our house, temporary kiosks were set up in front of our three gates last (Tuesday) night. When we informed the local councillor about it, he asked us why we went to cast votes,” he said. The area falls under the Kolkata North Lok Sabha constituency. In a CCTV footage, a miscreant is seen threatening the family of dire consequences for going to the polling station. “With folded hands, you were requested not to vote. Why did you cast vote,” the miscreant is heard saying. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state IANS, however, did not verify the footage. A complaint has been lodged and temporary kiosks have been removed, an officer from the Beliaghata police station said. The local Trinamool councillor, however, denied the allegations terming them “baseless”. “I could not recognise the Marodia family. Polls were peaceful in the Beliaghata area. Our workers are happy now as the party’s Lok Sabha candidate Sudip Bandyopadhyay would be re-elected with a handsome margin,” he said.last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

Ecosia Opts Out Of Googles Search Engine Auction For Android

first_img AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Ads by Amazon Ads by Amazon All ENDS IN Search Close A screenshot of Ecosia, a search engine that uses its profit to plant trees. The Berlin-based company has rejected Google’s invitation to bid to become an alternative search engine for Android in Europe. The search provider stated that the closed auction is an “insult to the European Commission” which decided that the internet giant abused its dominant position by bundling its services.   ( Ecosia ) The tree-planting search engine Ecosia refuses to take part in an upcoming closed auction hosted by Google for Android in Europe.The Berlin-based company called the auction an “insult to the European Commission,” which last year fined the internet giant a record $5 billion for abusing its dominant position and bundling its services on Android. As a response, Google announced an auction in early August that will allow companies to bid and become an alternative search engine for Android users in Europe.Ecosia Rejects Google’s Invitation To A Close AuctionEcosia, in a statement, explained that one of the reasons why the company will not be participating into the closed auction because the process “unfairly favors” for-profit search engine. Unlike its competitors, Ecosia donates 80 percent of its surplus income to non-profit organizations that seek to protect the environment. Purpose-driven search engines such as Ecosia are unlikely to succeed in what would become an expensive auction. DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Wow facts 3Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийEcosia also explained that the move by Google further limits the users’ options, creating an “artificial scarcity” that will end up raising the costs for alternative search engines and prevent new players from growing their userbase.”We’re deeply disappointed that Google has decided to exploit its dominant market position in this way,” said Christian Kroll, CEO of Ecosia. “Instead of giving wide and fair access, Google have chosen to give discrimination a different form and make everyone else but themselves pay, which isn’t something we can accept.”Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo, echoed the sentiments, saying that the “ballot box” screen on Android will not drive consumer choice, considering that Google will only allow three other options aside from itself. He is calling on antitrust regulators to work on Google and competing search engines to work on a solution that will benefit the users.Qwant also publicly denounced the auction, arguing that Google should not be allowed to charge its competitors after abusing its dominant position on Android. The company also does not see how the auction will benefit Android users in Europe.Both DuckDuckGo and Qwant offer to protect user privacy for every search.Google To Offer Default Search Engine Options For New Android UsersBeginning next year, consumers in Europe who will buy new Android devices will be able to select their default search engine. There will be a choice screen wherein users can select which of the four search providers to use.The options will reportedly vary from country to country. TAG Google, Ecosia, Search Engine, Android, European Union ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more


August 29, 2019 0

Related Skyscanner Real Value Resorts 2011Skyscann

first_img RelatedSkyscanner Real Value Resorts 2011Skyscanner Real Value Resorts 2011Tunisia remains popular holiday destinationHolidaymakers are still booking flights to Tunisia despite the ongoing economic uncertainty.Beyond the Eurozone: 9 Cheap Travel SpotsSkyscanner takes a look at the best value travel destinations, where euros are out and pounds still stretch Passengers travelling on flights to Morocco can experience “the most exotic experience for the shortest flight”, Wanderlust magazine has said.The travel magazine suggested that, after a flight of just three hours, holidaymakers can be “nose-deep in culture shock” and surrounded by bustling souks, Arabic architecture and muezzin-sounding mosques.Sarah Baxter, Wanderlust’s deputy editor, said Morocco is particularly appealing as more Brits are becoming adventurous in their holiday choices, with many seeking “experiential travel rather than just beach flops”.”In terms of adventure, the country has excellent hiking, boasting the highest peaks in north Africa just outside buzzy Marrakesh,” she explained.”But there’s also excellent surfing on the Atlantic coast and world-class whitewater rafting, which you might not expect for a desert nation.”Ms Baxter went on to recommend the blue-washed town of Chefchaouen, which she said forms a “magical base” for many Morocco holidaymakers.Findings from Gap Adventures published this week revealed a 200 percent increase in the number of bookings to Morocco and Egypt this year compared to 2009.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more


August 10, 2019 0

Richardson Texas – reported by Coleman Bentley fo

first_imgRichardson, Texas – reported by Coleman Bentley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineWhen two entities like Flexjet and Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club come together the results are sure to set a new benchmark in luxury travel for years to come. Flexjet, a leading business aviation firm, and Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, the world’s largest equity-based club, are celebrating their exclusive alliance with one of the most shocking deals in the travel industry, regardless of status.Now all Flexjet fractional owners, with the purchase of an Abercrombie & Kent residence club membership, receive seven complimentary nights at some of the most luxurious homes, suites, and villas on the globe. Eliminating the logistical stresses of owning a premium vacation home, Abercrombie & Kent offers deluxe accommodations scattered throughout the world’s most desirable corners, proving that regardless of services and amenities no vacation can be complete without destination. Flexjet and Abercrombie & Kent offer these seven idyllic examples.First up is the Hawaii’s Big Island, featuring a sprawling four bedroom retreat on Kohala coast, with white sand beaches lying just steps from its heated pool, outdoor shower and fully-equipped theater. Hop a quick flight south and one will find themselves in Los Cabos, Mexico, overlooking the Sea of Cortez from Casa Mirmar’s heated infinity pool and two Jack Nicklaus-designed gold courses. And when you’re done you may as well shoot over to the Dominican Republic’s Villa Paraiso. Located in Punta Cana, the islands eastern-most point, the residence indulges traveler’s every desire, filling the garden walkways with Caribbean breezes and the dining room with bountiful meals cooked in its gourmet kitchen.Abercrombie & Kent then delays your island-lifestyle exit a little bit longer with its historic Kiawah Island getaway. Located just off the coast of South Carolina, the Osprey Point residence occupies 4,200 square feet of Vanderhorst Plantation’s 10-miles of palmetto lined beaches. With five world-class golf courses also lying within reach, this stay is southern comfort at its most comfortable.It doesn’t end there, however. Replacing the wagon-trains with Flexjet’s state-of-art Bombardier aircraft, Abercrombie & Kent reimagines the American tradition of westward expansion with three far-side-of-the-Rockies getaways. Begin in the heart of the Big Sky country, with the Jackson Hole, Wyoming residence. Tucked in the Teton Mountain Village and lying only minutes from Yellowstone National Park, this rustic destination offers serenity in many forms, such as deck vistas and an actual wood-burning fire place. Take a short trek over the state line to Sun Valley, Idaho, where a cabin-inspired three bedroom home sits at the feet of the jaw-dropping Trail Creek Summit, merging natural beauty and practicality with modern appliances, jetted tubs, and carefully carved marble countertops. Finally finish your seven-day, seven-stay journey in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Abercrombie & Kent’s hacienda-inspired masterpiece. Brimming with southwest flair, this four-bedroom desert escape sits among cacti, world-renowned golf courses, and gourmet restaurants, providing travelers ample opportunity to bask in both amenities and sun.Thanks to Flexjet’s alliance with Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, seven complimentary nights of travel perfection are waiting for you. Do not hesitate to climb aboard.www.flexjet.comlast_img read more


August 10, 2019 0