TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Holland coach Ronald Koeman has big club clauseby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHolland coach Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract that would release him to take over at Barcelona.The sporting director of the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB), Nico-Jan Hoogma, revealed in an interview with Fox Sports that Koeman has a clause in his contract that would enable teams to hire him after the conclusion of the 2020 European Championship, assuming they pay a fee.”Agreements were reached in this regard [for Koeman to leave], but [teams] would have to pay to do so,” Hoogma explained, without stating how much it would cost to terminate Koeman’s contract.However, Hoogma did state that he hopes that Koeman will see out his contract in charge of the Oranje, which includes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.”The success of the Dutch national team can help him, but I hope we finish this process and work together until the World Cup in Qatar,” he noted.”I hope we can work together for a long time because I think it’s going very well.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tierney insists Vitoria win proved fight and desire in Arsenal squadby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Tierney says the 3-2 comeback win over Vitoria on Thursday shows Arenal have “fight and desire”.The Gunners looked destined to lose their second consecutive match until substitute Nicolas Pepe stepped up to score a free-kick.The Ivorian repeated that feat in the final minutes to clinch the victory for Unai Emery’s side.Tierney said: “It showed the other side of our game. The Standard Liege game was different, we scored four goals and it was comfortable. It shows we’ve got fight and desire.”When teams come here the pressure is on us, so it gives them more freedom, the expectation is on us, but we got the three points and that’s the main thing.”
TORONTO – One in four anglophone Canadians have cut the cord or are so-called “cord nevers” and don’t pay for a traditional TV service, while just over half are Netflix users, according to a report by the Media Technology Monitor.Based on telephone surveys with 4,156 Canadians conducted by Forum Research Inc., between Sept. 27, 2017 and Dec. 8, 2017, 73 per cent said they had a TV subscription, which was down from the 78 per cent who said the same in 2016.“We’ve seen a steady decrease in paid TV subscriptions,” says Jenny Meadows, head of client services for MTM. “That’s changing the (media) environment we live in.”The report also focuses on a category of digitally savvy users dubbed TV My Way viewers — representing 14 per cent of the Canadians polled — who now watch all their TV and film content through the internet (an additional seven per cent of the respondents watch streaming content along with TV via over-the-air signals, while six per cent said they essentially watch no TV at all).TV My Way viewers tended to be younger, most commonly in the 18 to 34 age group, and were more likely to be social media users, listen to music and podcasts online, and use their mobile devices to stream video.They were also far more likely to have a Netflix subscription, with nearly eight in 10 saying they used the streaming service versus 54 per cent of all the survey respondents.“It is by far the most popular service over time and it continues to grow,” says Meadows of Netflix’s foothold in Canada.But Netflix subscriber growth in Canada is now at the stage where it’s slowing, adds Andrea Sharkey, senior manager of market insights for MTM.“I think part of that is at some point all the people who want to have Netflix will have subscribed, so growth will continue to slow,” Sharkey says. “But certainly it’s still the most important (streaming service).”In fact, the report suggested there was little appetite for consumers to subscribe to Netflix’s competitors.Only eight per cent of those polled said they were users of CraveTV and six per cent said they had Amazon Prime Video. Of the Amazon Prime Video users, many had a login but said they didn’t really use it.“Only about half of those watched it in a typical month,” Sharkey says. “A lot of the people who have a subscription to the Prime Video service only have it because it’s bundled with their online shopping.”Of the poll respondents who did have a subscription to at least one streaming service, only 16 per cent said they were likely or somewhat likely to sign up for another in the year ahead.“Typically most people only have one and when they do have multiples they’re stacking it with Netflix,” says Sharkey.“They were first to market, they do what they do very well.”MTM says the survey results are considered accurate within 1.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20.
Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) has served a show-cause notice to BJP state president Dilip Ghosh for his controversial remarks regarding the Commission itself.The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state has sought a clarification as to why he made such an obnoxious comment regarding the EC. The remarks came from Ghosh two days ago after the election personnel removed a banner that was allegedly carrying his photograph and Ram Navami greetings. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhile talking to a private television channel, Ghosh said he would have taken off the trousers of the election personnel who had dared to remove the banner, had he been present there at the spot. The CEO office has taken a strong objection to Ghosh’s remarks. According to a senior official at the CEO office, Ghosh’s statements were derogatory in nature and hence, he has been asked to clarify why he made such a statement. Ghosh had allegedly used Ram Navami greetings and posters during his election rally flouting the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) set up by the Election Commission of India. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe state has once again witnessed processions where weapons were brandished during the Ram Navami celebrations this year. After his controversial remarks, Ghosh had, however, claimed that he did not flout any MCC violation by putting a banner greeting people on the occasion of Ram Navami. He went ahead and added that he is entitled to put out a banner as he has been a local MLA. The Commission, however, seems unmoved and has show-caused him. The CEO office wanted to know from Ghosh if he has conducted an election rally using various posters of Ram Navami or if any weapons were used during the rally. Earlier, Ghosh was seen displaying swords and maces during Ram Navami celebrations in Kharagpur. The Kolkata Police along with its state counterpart said no political, apolitical and religious organisations have been allowed to carry out rallies with arms. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a rally in Siliguri, criticised the BJP for taking out armed rallies and said they were trying to “sell religion” for political advantage. “Whose throat do you want to slit with swords? Whose head do you want to smash with the mace,” she had questioned while addressing a rally in favour of party’s Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat candidate Amar Singh Rai.
ALGIERS – Algeria said Thursday it considers as ”unjustified” a decision by Morocco to recall its ambassador in response to comments by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika about disputed Western Sahara.The diplomatic spat follows the latest barbed exchange between the North African neighbours whose decades-old rivalry centres on the disputed territory.“This is an unjustified decision, amounting to an unfortunate escalation based on spurious motives, and detrimental to the sovereignty of Algeria,” a foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement sent to AFP. But despite its protest, Algiers said it would keep its diplomats in Morocco.Rabat said on Wednesday that its decision to recall the ambassador followed ”a growing number of provocative and hostile acts by Algeria towards the kingdom,” notably regarding “regional differences over the Moroccan Sahara.”It highlighted a speech by Bouteflika at a meeting in Abuja on Monday in which the Algerian president said an international mechanism to monitor human rights in Western Sahara was needed “more than ever”.In his speech, Bouteflika referred to “massive and systematic human rights violations that take place inside the occupied territories to suppress the peaceful struggle” of the Sahrawi people for freedom of expression and association.The spat comes as a report is due to be presented to the UN Security Council by special envoy Christopher Ross, who visited the region this month in a new bid to push for a peaceful resolution to the frozen conflict.Excerpted from AFP
Rabat- Tunisian soccer coach Nabil Maaloul is believed to be new manager of the Raja of Casablanca. According to Alyaoum24, the Tunisian manager will replace Mohamed Fakhir who was dismissed on Thursday after successive defeats with his former team. Maaloul will sing his contract next Wednesday.Mohamed Fakhir played a pivotal in helping Raja of Casablanca win Morocco’s football soccer last year, which qualified the club to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled to take place in Morocco in December. Nabil Maaloul was the coach of Tunisia’s national team until its defeat last September versus Cap Verde on the last game of the preliminary round of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.But The Disciplinary Committee of FIFA sanctioned Cape Verdean Federation of Football (FCF) for fielding an ineligible player during the same match.
“You can play,” was the message some fans sported on their shirts during the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s second annual Pride Night.Executive Director of the You Can Play Project and former NFL player, Wade Davis, spoke Saturday at the Schottenstein Center before the Ohio State men’s hockey team (11-6-1, 1-2-1) took on Michigan State (6-10-3, 0-2-2).You Can Play is an organization that seeks to bring equality, respect and safety to all athletes regardless of their sexual orientation. Before the game, which ended in a 1-1 tie with Michigan State winning the shootout, Davis spoke about the challenges he faced as a gay athlete.“I didn’t have the courage to exist in the world as I really was,” Davis said. “The safest place for me was with my teammates because I wasn’t thinking about the idea that I was gay.”It was that mindset that led Davis to his involvement with You Can Play. Davis said that when it comes to sports, one’s race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation should not matter.“You Can Play addresses the idea that athletes really don’t care about your sexuality,” Davis said. “They only care about if you can help the team win.”The Board Room in the basement of the Schottenstein Center filled up at 5 p.m. with hockey fans, students and families who came out to support OSU’s partnership with Gay Hockey Ohio in an effort to show the university’s commitment to ensure equality amongst all athletes. At Pride Night, Davis spoke about how his experience being open about his orientation as an athlete has been both “liberating and awful.”“There is a common misconception that sports culture is a culture that is really homophobic, but actually in a lot of ways, sports is one of the few places where athletes are used to dealing with someone who is different,” Davis said.Pride Night aimed to raise awareness and advocacy among both athletes and students at OSU through team videos expressing support of the You Can Play Project.A video message from Mayor Michael Coleman played on the jumbotron opened the game in support of the project and OSU’s decision to promote the program.“Tonight is about our sportsmanship and the strength and diversity of our community. These are values we embrace and honor right here in Columbus,” Coleman said in the video. “I take pleasure that we celebrate this kind of diversity.”Davis said a huge idea that You Can Play stresses to athletes is that they need to treat each other with respect regardless of their sexual orientation in order to help other athletes play freely and openly.There was also a silent auction held prior to the game to help raise money for the project. A hockey stick signed by current Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and other signed merchandise was available to purchase.Brooke Cartus, a second-year law student at OSU’s Moritz College of Law, said OSU is the first Big Ten university to host a pride night. Cartus is the co-chair of The Outlaws, an organization within Moritz that seeks to understand legal issues that affect the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. She called the organization “an opportunity for open communication and education.”Ben Brown, a first-year in agricultural engineering, supported the project along with many other students who attended the hockey game.“If you have a love for the sport, it shouldn’t matter your orientation and if you’re good at the sport, it shouldn’t matter,” Brown said.
Preview • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: The future, quicker Enlarge ImageIt’s unclear if Tesla’s OTA update following the investigation was pushed to global Model S and Model X vehicles, or if it was limited to Chinese cars alone. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow In April, video surfaced of a Tesla Model S catching fire while parked in Shanghai, China. At the time, Tesla told Reuters it sent a team to investigate the conflagration and determine a cause. Now, a couple months later, Tesla put out a statement — and an update — to close the case of the mysterious blaze.Tesla on Friday posted a statement to its Chinese-language Weibo social media page. According to a translation, Tesla sent an investigative team comprising both Chinese and American technical experts to determine a cause and work with local government departments. The investigation determined that the fire was caused by a single battery module failure at the front of the vehicle. The statement points out that the battery system worked as intended, attempting to contain the fire to its initial location while expelling heat to protect the remainder of the battery pack. Tesla said anyone who had been in the vehicle when the fire started would have had time to leave the vehicle.Tesla said that it also pushed an over-the-air update to Model S and Model X vehicles in order to “protect the vehicle battery and improve battery life,” through updates to the charging and thermal management systems. It’s unclear exactly what has changed, and if this OTA update is limited to Chinese-market vehicles. Tesla did not immediately return a request for clarification on these fronts.All vehicles, electric or otherwise, are more than capable of catching fire. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has, in no veiled terms, been quite adamant that his vehicles are significantly safer from fire than your average gas-powered vehicle. It’s important to note, though, that there are major chemical differences between the two, which is why it wasn’t necessarily the scariest thing when the NTSB reported a Tesla battery catching fire twice after it was involved in a crash. Tesla explicitly recommends monitoring a post-crash battery with a thermal imaging camera to ensure that untouched stocks of lithium aren’t at risk of reigniting a subdued battery fire. Tags Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range review: Familiar, yet oh so much better Tesla Arcade just made in-car gaming way more fun Comments 2:16 Tesla Model 3: The one you’ve been waiting for Electric Cars Car Industry 2019 Toyota RAV4 review: A lovable SUV, but rough around the edges Tesla 45 Photos Share your voice Tesla Model S Long Range takes us back to the future 4 More about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance Review • Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Tesla More From Roadshow