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Colon Takes Mets Past Braves, 4-3

first_imgATLANTA — A rare run-scoring hit from Bartolo Colon helped give the New York Mets a boost going into their home opener.Colon helped himself with his first RBI in a decade, Daniel Murphy hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Mets beat Atlanta 4-3 on April 12, sending the Braves to their first loss this season.Michael Cuddyer’s two-run homer in the first inning gave Colon the early lead, but the burly pitcher’s bloop single for a 3-2 lead in the fourth was the most-discussed hit.“When he puts it in play, he gets a cheer, so when he gets a hit it’s a double cheer,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said.The Mets return from a 3-3 trip for their home opener against the Phillies on April 13.Colon lost his batting helmet and broke his bat when he punched the single into shallow right field to drive in Wilmer Flores from third base.With his helmet left behind in the batter’s box, Colon grinned as he stood on first base following his first RBI since June 10, 2005, for the Los Angeles Angels against the Mets.Colon, 41, said he wasn’t sure how long it had been since his last RBI. “Maybe it was 20 years ago,” he said through a translator, bullpen coach Ricky Bones.Colon’s hit ended a 0-for-37 slump and was his sixth career RBI. He was only 2 for 62 (.032) with the Mets last year. “He was the jack of all trades today,” Cuddyer said. “He was fun to watch.”Braves starter Alex Wood, who allowed three runs in 6 2-3 innings, said Colon “just wailed at a fastball and broke his bat and hit a bloop.”Colon led 3-2 before Jonny Gomes’ seventh-inning homer just inside the left-field pole. Colon (2-0) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings.Juan Jaime (0-1) walked Curtis Granderson and Anthony Recker opening the eighth. Wilmer Flores sacrificed, and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez ordered an intentional walk to Ruben Tejada, loading the bases.Left-hander Andrew McKirahan, making his major league debut, threw two quick strikes before giving up Murphy’s fly ball.Colon gave up a two-run triple to Andrelton Simmons in the second.(CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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West Indies series a big one for MS Dhoni ahead of 2019 World Cup: Sourav Ganguly

first_imgSourav Ganguly was unsure of the combination Indian team management are looking for at the 2019 ICC World Cup but backed MS Dhoni at doing well at the showpiece event in England next year.Of late a lot of questions have been raised on Dhoni’s role in the Indian team considering his form with the bat. Dhoni has not even showed the prolific finishing that he is known for and there have been constant calls from legends for Dhoni to come up the order.At the Indian Premier League this year, Dhoni had promoted himself up the order and went on to put up a lot of runs on the board. However, he has not been able to replicate the same form in international cricket.Dhoni is a part of the Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against West Indies but the selectors have also added wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant in the mix, making the entire scenario interesting.”I don’t know what combination they are thinking at. But I’m sure he [Dhoni] will do well in the World Cup. It’s [against West Indies] big series for him,” Ganguly told PTI at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium while watching the ODI with Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi.India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Live UpdatesIn the Asia Cup, Dhoni batted four times, scoring 77 runs with an average of 19.25 and a strike rate of 62.09. Overall in 2018, he has batted 10 times in 15 matches, for an average of 28.12 and a strike rate of 67.36.Dhoni has an unimpressive record in the seaming conditions of England where he is yet to score a century from 20 ODIs, and averages 38.06, a sharp drop from his career average of 50.61.advertisement”His overall record is very good,” Ganguly pointed out. “It all depends how the players perform going ahead to the World Cup. It’s about scoring runs. That’s why Pant has been given a chance,” Ganguly further said.Also read – India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli smashes 36th ODI century, 4th in 2018All the 10 teams will play each other in a round-robin format, with the top four qualifying for the semi-finals in the next year’s World Cup beginning with England versus South Africa at the Oval on May 30.”India are a good ODI side. This World Cup will be worth watching. All teams play all and the best four go. It will be a competitive one,” Ganguly said.Hosting its first ODI, the Assam Cricket Association invited Ganguly as the guest of honour and he was felicitated with traditional Assamese gamcha (towel) and xorai, an offering pot with a stand at the bottom, a decorative symbol of Assam used for offering tamul pan (betel nut and leaves). Ganguly also launched ACA’s souvenir.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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USA Cricket joins International Cricket Council as its 105th member

first_imgUSA Cricket achieved a significant milestone on Tuesday as it was inducted as the 105th member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). It is a significant landmark for the governing body that was established in 2017 to develop the cricket community in the United States following the expulsion of the USA Cricket Association (USACA).USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved by ICC Members following the Membership Committee’s recommendation to the ICC Board late last year and is implemented with immediate effect, according to a ICC media release.As a Member of the ICC, USA Cricket is now eligible to receive funding in accordance with the ICC Development Funding Policy and can sanction domestic and international cricket in the United States.A transition plan has been agreed for the governing body, which has, to date, been managed by the ICC Americas regional support programme. This will see all governing body obligations transferred to USA Cricket under the auspices of the USA Cricket Board of Directors this month. The recruitment of a Chief Executive and key management roles will begin in due course as the immediate priorities of the new Member.Notably, the USACA was suspended thrice between 2005 and 2015 as the ICC had constantly expressed concerns over governance, finance, reputation, and cricketing activities before it was expelled in 2017.ICC chief congratulates Paraag MaratheICC Chief Executive, David Richardson said: “This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and I would like to congratulate the Chair of USA Cricket, Paraag Marathe, and the Board, on this important milestone and wish them all the very best for the future.advertisementUSA Cricket Board Chair, Paraag Marathe said: “USA Cricket was established to bring together the cricket community in the United States, develop the game and unlock the sport’s undoubted potential for growth. Today’s confirmation that it is the ICC’s newest Member is a significant staging post on that journey.”As David mentioned, this recognition is not just the work of our Board but is a result of thousands of volunteer hours over the last 18 months and USA Cricket appreciates the time, effort and sacrifice of all those involved.”On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire U.S. cricket community, I also want to thank the ICC and the other 104-member countries for your faith in us to deliver on the nearly limitless potential for cricket in the United States. We do not take this responsibility lightly and pledge to lead this great game with the integrity, passion and tireless work ethic that is a foundation for global cricket.”Also Read | Indian Premier League 2019 to be played in India from March 23Also Read | India vs Australia: BCCI announces huge cash rewards for Virat Kohli’s history makersAlso Read | It takes some serious marbles: Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli’s captaincyAlso See:last_img read more

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Spurs target Suso pens Milan extension

first_imgMilan Tottenham target Suso pens AC Milan extension until 2022 Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 01:27 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Suso - cropped Getty Images Milan Serie A The former Liverpool player has become a fixture in the Rossoneri team, and has now penned an extension for the next five years Suso has extended his AC Milan contract until 2022 after a fine start to the season in Serie A.The former Liverpool man has impressed for the Rossoneri, building on a strong campaign last time out with two league goals early this term to earn a first international call-up for Spain.Milan 7/1 to win Europa League 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 His performances have seen the 23-year-old hold onto a first-team berth under Vincenzo Montella despite Milan’s vast spending on attacking players in the recent transfer window.And while he had been linked with reported interest from Tottenham, Suso has now been further rewarded with a deal that keeps him at San Siro for the next five years.#ACMilan are delighted to announce that @suso30oficial has extended his contract with the club through to 30 June 2022— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 25, 2017 “AC Milan are delighted to announce that Suso has extended his contract with the club through to 30 June 2022,” a statement on the club’s official website read.”We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, all agreeing on the outcome. Now the contract has been signed, it’s official.”This is great news for all the Rossoneri fans, and for one of the best players in the past season.”last_img read more

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Ports of Tacoma and Seattle Major Breadwinners

first_img Print  Close zoom Port of TacomaMarine cargo operations at the U.S. ports of Seattle and Tacoma supported more than 48,000 jobs in 2013, which generated nearly USD 4.3 billion in economic activity, according to a study commissioned jointly by the two ports.This marine cargo activity produced more than USD 378 million in local and state taxes to support education, police, fire services and road improvements, the report states.The analysis, performed by Martin Associates, a Pennsylvania-based firm that has conducted economic studies for ports through the U.S., focused on direct, indirect and induced jobs:• Direct jobs include trucking companies and railroads moving cargo to and from terminals and warehouses, longshore workers, steamship agents and freight forwarders;• Indirect jobs include office supply firms, maintenance and repair firms, and parts and equipment suppliers;• Induced jobs are those created by people directly employed by marine cargo operations re-spending their wages in the community on housing, food and other consumer goods.“This clearly is a thriving, important industry in our state, and we need to continue investing and adapting to changing global trade to meet market demand,” said Clare Petrich, president of the Tacoma Port Commission.“We continue to explore with our fellow commissioners from the Port of Seattle ways that we can work more closely together to maintain these critical jobs and grow cargo volumes through the Puget Sound region.”Port of SeattleIf the farmers and manufacturers who ship products through the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are factored in, the ports’ activities reach 443,000 jobs overall in Washington.“This study reaffirms the critical importance of our ports as a trade gateway,” said Stephanie Bowman, co-president of the Port of Seattle Commission.“Port activities support tens of thousands of family-wage jobs across the state. These jobs are crucial to maintaining and growing our region’s middle class.”Combined, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle are the third-largest container gateway in North America. Regional marine cargo facilities also are a major center for bulk, breakbulk, project/heavy-lift cargoes, automobiles and trucks. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Press Release, October 01, 2014last_img read more

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Hyundai Mipo Gets DNV GLs Nod for ConGreen 2000 Design

first_imgzoom Classification society DNV GL presented Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) recognizing the technical feasibility of the new Con-Green 2000 vessel design under the new DNV GL rules. The Con-Green 2000 project brought together partners HMD, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Becker Marine Systems, and DNV GL to develop a highly efficient, reliable and economic feeder design.“With the Con-Green 2000 project we wanted to define the next generation of feeder vessels, with maximum fuel efficiency, high quality, reliability and lower maintenance costs and showcase the capabilities of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard,” C. G. Lim, Team Leader and Deputy General Manager, ECO Hull Form Development Team at HMD, said.The hull form, propeller, general arrangement, midship section and scantling have been designed and optimized by HMD, using their software Hull Form Optimizer of Mipo (HOM) and Propeller Optimizer of Mipo (POM). The hull design is based on the new DNV GL rule set and the new IACS S11A and S34 requirements.The design also incorporates the new Cross Over Rudder (COR) developed by Becker Marine Systems (BMS) as well the 6S60ME-C10.5 main engine from MAN Diesel & Turbo (MDT).“The feeder market is continuing to grow in importance, especially in the intra-Asian sector, and we are seeing a wave of innovation in this area as yards and designers look to maximize efficiency and reduce environmental impacts,” Jai Oh Sun, project manager for the Con-Green project at DNV GL – Maritime, said.The results of the hull and propeller optimisation provided power savings of some 7.5 per cent. Model tests on the design were carried out in June and confirmed the added performance, with the speed at NCR (nominal continuous rating) power with 15 per cent sea margin improved by about 0.55 knots in comparison to the original design.Daily fuel oil consumption has also been improved by 12 to 16 per cent depending on the vessel’s speed, according to DNV GL.The attained EEDI of Con-Green 2000 is 15.512. DNV GL said that this represents a value 10 per cent lower than similar sized vessels and fulfils the phase 3 requirements of the regulations.last_img read more

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Nasa finds pulsar speeding in space at 4 mn kmhour

first_imgWashington DC: NASA has discovered a pulsar hurtling through space at nearly four million kilometres an hour — so fast that it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just six minutes. Pulsars are superdense, rapidly spinning neutron stars left behind when a massive star explodes. This one, dubbed PSR J0002+6216 (J0002 for short), sports a radio-emitting tail pointing directly toward the expanding debris of a recent supernova explosion, NASA said in a statement. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Thanks to its narrow dart-like tail and a fortuitous viewing angle, we can trace this pulsar straight back to its birthplace,” said Frank Schinzel, a scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in the US. “Further study of this object will help us better understand how these explosions are able to ‘kick’ neutron stars to such high speed,” said Schinzel. Pulsar J0002 was discovered in 2017 by a citizen-science project called Einstein@Home, which uses time on the computers of volunteers to process Fermi gamma-ray data. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThanks to computer processing time collectively exceeding 10,000 years, the project has identified 23 gamma-ray pulsars to date, NASA said. Located about 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia, J0002 spins 8.7 times a second, producing a pulse of gamma rays with each rotation. The pulsar lies about 53 light-years from the centre of a supernova remnant called CTB 1. Its rapid motion through interstellar gas results in shock waves that produce the tail of magnetic energy and accelerated particles detected at radio wavelengths using the VLA. The tail extends 13 light-years and clearly points back to the centre of CTB 1. The team was able to measure how quickly and in what direction the pulsar is moving across our line of sight. The result supports the idea that the pulsar was kicked into high speed by the supernova responsible for CTB 1, which occurred about 10,000 years ago. J0002 is speeding through space five times faster than the average pulsar, and faster than 99 per cent of those with measured speeds. It will eventually escape our galaxy, researchers said. At first, the supernova’s expanding debris would have moved outward faster than J0002, but over thousands of years the shell’s interaction with interstellar gas produced a drag that gradually slowed this motion. Meanwhile, the pulsar, behaving more like a cannonball, steadily raced through the remnant, escaping it about 5,000 years after the explosion. Exactly how the pulsar was accelerated to such high speed during the supernova explosion remains unclear, and further study of J0002 will help shed light on the process. One possible mechanism involves instabilities in the collapsing star forming a region of dense, slow-moving matter that survives long enough to serve as a “gravitational tugboat,” accelerating the nascent neutron star toward it.last_img read more

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Outgoing General Assembly President outlines progress setbacks over past year

In a closing statement reflecting his observations during his year-long tenure as President of the Assembly, Mr. Holkeri pointed out the inadequacies to the follow-up to the Millennium Summit as well as the other UN conferences held over the past decade, stating that Member States and the respective entities of the UN Secretariat seemed unable to break the habit of considering various issues in isolation, rather than in the overall context of the global agenda. The outgoing President said the work of the plenary should be reinvigorated and Member States should show greater restraint in requesting the inclusion of new items on its agenda. Otherwise, the work of the plenary will become clogged and the institution, itself, irrelevant, he added.Mr. Holkeri also said the discussion on Security Council reform had to move to a higher political level as a way of building sufficient political will, and suggested that governments consider a step-by-step approach as had been done in reforming the General Assembly. Citing the need for constant interaction between the Charter bodies, Mr. Holkeri recommended the continuation of regular meetings between the Assembly President and the Presidents of both the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as well as with the Chairs of the five regional groups to inform Member States about the Assembly’s work. When asked at a press conference following the conclusion of the 55th session about the United States’ financial contributions to the UN, Mr. Holkeri said Washington had committed itself last December to certain financial pledges. “I hope President Bush will help this organization in that respect,” he said. In another development, Secretary-General Kofi Annan was scheduled to meet this afternoon in New York with Foreign Minister Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea, who is to be the President of the fifty-sixth session of the General Assembly that begins tomorrow. read more

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Canada posts 710M trade surplus in September revises August figure StatsCan

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada said Tuesday the Canadian economy posted a $710-million trade surplus for September.Economists had expected a deficit of $100 million for September, according to Thomson Reuters.The federal agency also cut the size of the trade deficit for August to $463 million compared with its initial estimate of $610 million.CIBC economist Nick Exarhos said after last month’s surprise deficit, the country’s trade balance was back on a healthier footing in September.The stronger than expected trade data followed a report last week that suggested the economy unexpectedly declined 0.1 per cent in August compared with July.“A more upbeat trade report for September gives us hope that some of the temporary factors dampening prior months’ readings won’t weigh on the GDP figure for the quarter’s last month,” Exarhos said.“However, even if we were to get a strong GDP report to close out the third quarter, we aren’t likely to match the Bank of Canada’s 2.3 per cent forecast. That’s a reason why the Bank of Canada will continue to sound more dovish than the Fed.”Statistics Canada said the surplus came as merchandise imports fell 1.5 per cent in September, while exports rose 1.1 per cent.Imports slipped to $44.1 billion, as volumes were down 1.0 per cent and prices were down 0.6 per cent.The drop came as imports of energy products dropped 19.4 per cent, due in large part to lower crude oil and crude bitumen imports which fell 36.4 per cent as some Canadian refineries underwent maintenance work.Exports, however, rose to $44.8 billion, as volumes were up 1.6 per cent and prices fell 0.4 per cent.Statistics Canada said exports of motor vehicles and parts increased six per cent in September.Imports from the United States rose 0.7 per cent to $29.7 billion in September, while exports were up 0.8 per cent to $33.7 billion, leaving Canada’s trade surplus with that country virtually unchanged from August to September at $3.9 billion.Exports to other countries increased 2.1 per cent to $11.1 billion and imports fell 5.8 per cent to $14.3 billion, shrinking the that trade deficit to $3.2 billion in September from $4.3 billion in August. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 4, 2014 6:46 am MDT Canada posts $710M trade surplus in September, revises August figure: StatsCan read more

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League Blue Jackets say Columbus hosting NHL Winter Classic is pure speculation

Columbus is still in the running for a major NHL event, but it isn’t the 2012 Winter Classic.Both the NHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets refuted speculation that Columbus was a potential host for the 2012 edition of the Classic.Ryan Holtmann, manager of communications for the Blue Jackets, said the rumors might have originated from an opinion column that was published in the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Holtmann also said that even though Columbus is one of few cities that has the appropriate climate for the NHL’s popular outdoor event, the Blue Jackets “haven’t been contacted by the NHL or made aware that we’re finalists for the 2012 Winter Classic.”John Dellapina, the NHL’s senior director of media relations, said, “having just emerged from the 2011 game, we still are reviewing the Pittsburgh event. Any speculation at this point about the site of the 2012 NHL Winter Classic or any subsequent one is just that: speculation.”However, Columbus is in contention for another marquee NHL event.Linda Logan, executive director of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, is still optimistic about the 18-month-old bid to bring the 2013 NHL All-Star Game to the city.“We’d be a great host for the All-Star Game,” Logan said. “We’re a great sports town, and this event would be in-keeping with that tradition.”Holtmann said there is no timeline for a decision to be made on where the 2013 All-Star Game will be held.As far as a future bid for the Winter Classic in Columbus is concerned, Ohio Stadium, a potential venue, could be a deciding factor. Dellapina said the Horseshoe could only boost a bid for the Classic.“Ohio Stadium is one of the iconic venues in American sports,” Dellapina said. “Any event staged there is made more special by its setting. An NHL Winter Classic played there would be no different.” read more

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Sajid Javid faces Court of Appeal challenge over stripping alleged jihadis of

The Special Immigration and Appeals Commission allowed an appeal by the two men – codenamed E3 and N3 – whose lawyers argued that the removal of their British citizenship left them stateless and therefore violated international… The move will be seen as an important test of Mr Javid’s ability to keep suspected returning jihadis out of Britain by revoking their citizenship. The Home Secretary is appealing a decision by judges that his attempt to strip two alleged Islamists of their British citizenship was unlawful. Sajid Javid faces a court of appeal battle over his right to revoke the citizenship of Islamists as he yesterday disclosed there were other terror-related cases that had received legal aid.

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Stop the Cyborgs The antiGoogle Glass movement

first_imgWith every new technology comes those who believe that the advance is going to do more harm than good. Amidst the very real privacy conversation surrounding the camera features in Google Glass, a website has been created to educate citizens about the potential dangers associated with allowing this technology to flourish. The group adds a bit of absurdity to their intent by calling themselves Stop the Cyborgs.Google Glass raises some interesting privacy concerns. The tech is whisper quiet and the bone conduction method of delivering audio makes it so only you can hear when something is happening. Unless you’re in a dark room, it’s never totally clear when it’s actually on and in use because of how the projection prism catches light. Furthermore, the camera has no shutter sound and the video recording function can be activated with very little in the way of obvious gestures. Basically, if you wanted to discretely record someone doing something with Glass, it’s easy to do so. In fact, with Hangouts, you can even broadcast something to the whole internet if you so chose.It’s not like Glass is the only piece of technology on the planet to do so, but the recent hype surrounding the project has earned it the focal point of groups like Stop the Cyborgs.Their website begs you to give it a close look just to make sure its not a parody, poking fun at recent events. When decades-old establishments, including a certain well-trafficked dive bar, choose to ban a piece of technology from their premises before it is even officially priced and announced, you expect there to be others to follow for attention. Stop the Cyborgs is active, growing, and resolute in their opinion that Google is up to no good with Glass.The documentation on the site takes a slight detour into the paranoid, explaining that there’s no way to know when the camera or microphone are being activated, and that these things could happen with or without the wearers knowledge or consent. Like any piece of technology, it would be fairly trivial to detect Glass misbehaving in such a way, but lets not get bogged down with things like facts for this conversation.If you agree with Stop the Cyborgs, their website offers quite a bit to help you keep your business and home free from pesky Glass wearers. High resolution signs are available to those who visit the website, each making it clear that wearable technology is not welcomed on the premises. There’s also several t-shirt designs, so you can stage protests in places where you think Glass will be especially prevalent. The materials on the website are designed to be easily printed and shared, and there’s links to reach out to the leaders of your country and ask them to better restrict these wearable computers.It’s worth reminding everyone reading this that Glass isn’t a retail available product yet. It’s not even available to developers, and Google has repeatedly said that the retail version won’t be available until well after the developer kits are available. This group is protesting a product that only exists in pre-production, without having used it themselves or knowing how exactly it will work when it is available. As is their right, however, they choose to fear this product instead of learning more about it.last_img read more

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Ronaldo scores Greek isle

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Real Madrid and Portugal football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly presented his agent Jorge Mendes with a phenomenal gift for the football agent’s wedding last weekend – a Greek island.Mendes, 49, wed his partner Sandra in Porto. Known as a super agent, the wheeler dealer represents the sport’s biggest names like Jose Mourinho, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Ronaldo, who was his best man at the wedding.Ronaldo, who is fiercely loyal to Mendes, bought an island in Greece for his long-time confidant, according to Portuguese media source Move Noticias.Greece has a number of its islands up for sale as a result of its crippling debts and Move Noticias said the reigning Ballon d’Or holder took advantage, with the likely price of the purchase ranging from €3 million ($4.5 million) to €50 million.About 400 guests attended the Mendes wedding – including the likes of Real Madrid stars Fabio Coentrao and Pepe.last_img read more

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Di Francesco agrees with Ancelotti over abusive Italian fans

first_imgAS Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco agrees with Napoli counterpart Carlo Ancelotti that there is too much verbal abuse from the Italian supportersLast week, Ancelotti claimed there has been too much abuse directed towards players and coaches in the Serie A.The former AC Milan coach also referenced Jose Mourinho covering his ears towards the Juventus fans after Manchester United’s Champions League win at Turin.Now Di Francesco has given his views on the behaviour of Italian football fans.“I’m in total agreement,” Di Francesco told RAI.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.“I’ve been talking to the lads at the Universities about it. We need to cheer on our heroes, but no-one likes these insults.”On Mourinho’s actions towards the Juventus fans last week, Ancelotti said: “It was an understandable reaction.“It wasn’t vulgar, it was sarcastic. That can happen after 90 minutes of insults.“I’m not just referring to Juventus, by the way, in Italy, there’s a general culture of insults. It happens in Naples and Milan too.”last_img read more

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Foden believes City can win a historic quadruple

first_imgThe footballer scored twice to help Manchester City qualify for the FA Cup Quarterfinals after beating Newport County.Manchester City defeated Newport County at home 4-1 tonight in the FA Cup Fifth Round.And midfielder Phil Foden scored twice tonight to lead his team to the Quarterfinals.The Citizens are also playing in the top of the English Premier League, in the UEFA Champions League and in the Football League Cup Final.And Foden believes his team can get a historic quadruple.“Everything is going well at the moment and we can definitely win every competition but it is going to be difficult,” Foden told BBC Sport.“It’s a big squad and everyone wants to show the boss they can start.”PEP 💬 “It was a really tough game.”They scored a late goal which is typical of these kinds of games but @PhilFoden scored a great goal.”Big congratulations to him. Big compliment to the guys today.”#ncafcvcity 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/YWuoDoxXnx— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019“He rotates the squad a lot and he gives people a chance,” he continued.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.No team has won four big tournaments in the same season, with Manchester United being the only team close to this feat after they won three titles in the same season.The 18-year-old midfielder is happy with City after debuting in 2017.He started his football career with the Citizens in 2009, as he joined the youth system.The English player has been called to the U16, U17, U18, U19, and U21 England national team squads.He is working hard to get called into the senior Three Lions squad.Manchester City will now visit German Bundesliga team Schalke in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.Then the team will play against Chelsea in the Football League Cup Final.And then will play three English Premier League matches against West Ham United, Bournemouth, and Watford, before the leg two of the Champions League series against Schalke.👏 Onto the next round. Great #FACup tie.🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/Nh3Dd95SHv— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019last_img read more

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Microsurfacing of streets gets under way

first_imgThe city of Vancouver today expects to begin work on more than 56 lane miles of pavement “microsurfacing” during the next three weeks.Microsurfacing work alternates each year between east and west Vancouver, according to the city. This summer’s work will focus on the area west of Interstate 205, with more than a dozen streets on the schedule. Another smaller group of streets is slated for microsurfacing in August, when more thorough overlays of other streets will also begin.Microsurfacing applies a thick sealant to pavement in order to extend the life of a street. The work is done weather permitting.The full list of streets scheduled for microsurfacing is available at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement.last_img

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Local cops have advice to protect you yours

first_imgSo you know what kind of practices police would like you to adopt to prevent yourself from becoming the victim of a crime. But when it comes to interacting with police when you’re at the scene of the crime — and a potential suspect — what are you supposed to do? For that kind of advice, we turned to a defense attorney.If a police officer detains you, being polite can be to your benefit, said attorney Jon McMullen, who often works with felons. He’s been practicing law for about 30 years.“We see a lot of problems that could be avoided with a little consideration toward police,” he said. “That’s the way it’s set up.”With that in mind, he added that it’s not a good idea to argue with police, to tell them how to do their job or to resist their commands. These situations can quickly escalate, McMullen said. If police tell you to show them your hands or get down on the ground, follow those directions.It’s human nature to immediately want to defend yourself, or argue if you think what’s happening to you is not fair.“There’s a time to do that later. It’s in court,” McMullen said.You’re held responsible for what you say. Although direct quotes and video of your behavior may not end up in a police report, inflection and mannerisms are easy to remember.last_img read more

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Cirque du Soleil performers practice routines ahead of opening night

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Cirque du Soleil performers practiced their routines at the BB&T Center in Sunrise ahead of opening night.Some of the 52 performers could be seen practicing their routines, Wednesday, which included plenty of high-flying tricks.“Corteo” is a tribute to the traditional circus as seen through the eyes of a clown.The show begins Wednesday night and runs through Aug. 4.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Plantation drive at EDC in Ramagundam

first_imgRamagundam: Playing its role in the afforestation programme introduced by the State government ‘Haritha Haram’, the officials along with the staff members of NTPC participated in the green drive that was held in and around the premises of National Thermal Power Corporation Township in Ramagundam on Wednesday.With an aim to increase the green cover in the state and efforts to promote greenery, the NTPC, Ramagundam had taken up massive plantation programme and planted the saplings. CS Sree Ramulu, Director (HR & Administration), Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK); Dr PP Kulkarni, ED-Ramagundam and Telangana and senior officials from NTPC and TASK participated in the mass plantation drive.last_img

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NASA Releases First 8K Footage From Space And Its Really Cool

first_imgStay on target See you later, 4K. NASA and the European Space Agency delivered the first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video of astronauts living, working, and conducting research from the International Space Station on Friday, to celebrate the 18th anniversary of humans living continuously aboard.The footage was shot on the Helium 8K camera by RED, a digital cinema company. The camera is capable of shooting at resolutions ranging from conventional HDTV up to 8K, specifically 8192 x 4320 pixels. By comparison, the average HD consumer television displays up to 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution, and digital cinemas typically project in resolutions of 2K to 4K.The RED camera is the same brand used to record theatrical releases such as The Hobbit trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, and TV shows such as Stranger Things.Engineers who previously sent high-definition (HD) cameras, 3D cameras, and a camera capable of recording 4K footage to the International Space Station, delivered the new 8K camera  to the station in April aboard the 14th SpaceX cargo resupply mission through a Space Act Agreement between NASA and RED.The camera’s ability to record twice the pixels and at resolutions four times higher than the 4K camera brings science in orbit into the homes, laboratories and classrooms of everyone on Earth, NASA said in a statement.“We’re excited to embrace new technology that improves our ability to engage our audiences in space station research,” said David Brady, assistant program scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Office at Johnson. “Each improvement in imagery fidelity brings that person on Earth closer to the in-space experience, allowing them to see what human spaceflight is doing to improve their life, as well as enable humanity to explore the universe.”More on Geek.com:63 Incredible Images of Earth from SpaceRare Moon Rocks Expected to Fetch $1M at AuctionNASA to Play Classic Arcade ‘Claw’ Game on Mars Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowMoon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant Images last_img read more

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