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Move to Sunderland would appeal to Tottenham’s Dawson – report

first_imgMichael Dawson will stay at Tottenham unless Sunderland table a bid for him, according to the Daily Mirror.QPR have had an offer for Dawson accepted but he appears reluctant to make the move to Loftus Road.Stoke are also said to be interested, but it is claimed a move to Wearside is the only one that would appeal to the 28-year-old defender, who has been told he can leave Spurs.Otherwise, Dawson is apparently determined to stay at White Hart Lane even though he may not feature in manager Andre Villas-Boas’ first-team plans.Related West London Sport story: QPR’s bid to sign Dawson from Spurs stallsMeanwhile, the Daily Mail again suggest that Fulham are vying with Newcastle for the signing of FC Twente’s Douglas. Fulham are reported to have offered £4.5m for the Brazilian defender.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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6 Resources Towards a Happier You

first_img1. ThankfulFor: A product of Shiny Heart Ventures, Thankfulfor was created by popular lifecaster Frank Gruber and talented photographer Jen Consalvo. The two recently launched this microblogging tool to help friends count their blessings. Thankfulfor asks users to document what they’re thankful for in 140 characters and the messages can either be kept in the community or pushed out to Twitter and Facebook. Think of it as a Thanksgiving event without the hangover or football. 2. Gratitude Journal iPhone App: This product offers users a chance to list the 5 things they are grateful for on a daily basis. More often than not, users list the people they love. From here they rate their day and add a photo. This app provides great insight into the everyday goodness that fills our lives, or if you’re kind of a downer, it keeps a running log of your complaints. Either way, it will change how you view your life. 3. Moonrise: Like Twitter, Moonrise is a microblogging site where users add information in short 140 character snippets. Instead of asking for your current activity, Moonrise asks the question, “How are you feeling?” Users type in their 140 character response and add photos, videos and quotes. 4. Thanks-o-meter: This is a public site where users thank others for being considerate and making their lives easier. Stories can be kept private or shared publicly and statistical information on different types of joy are displayed in pie charts and bar graphs. Recently a colleague at a conference was honest enough to alert me to having something hanging out of my nose. If he hadn’t done that I’d have been tagged as “booger girl” across numerous networks. Thank you. 5. Group Hug.us: This site offers users a chance to confess their deepest darkest secrets in complete anonymity. Often the site fills up with unrequited love notes. If you’ve got something to confess, this site offers cathartic release. 6. FML and My Life is Average : Both of these sites are for those who have a knack for making their life stories sound funny. FML offers users a chance to commit short snippets of often mortifying events anonymously. Meanwhile, My Life is Average allows users to catalogue their most mundane moments.Photo Credit: Abba Mouse Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups If you’ve got a case of the Mondays you are not alone. Thousands of weekend warriors have nestled into their cubicles and desks only to be greeted by a two day backlog of spam, invoices and tedious emails. It’s easy to focus on all the negative things that make it tough to get out of bed in the morning. But complaining aloud is not going to make you feel better and it’s not going to get you a lunch date with your cute coworker. To pull you out of your Monday doldrums, below are a few services to help you share your feelings with your fellow netizens. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Ilie Nastase banned from Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019

first_imgIlie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain during a Fed Cup match against Britain.In addition to the ban, the International Tennis Federation said Friday the 1973 French Open champion will not be able to work in an official capacity for a further two years, until 2021.The 71-year-old Nastase was also fined $10,000. He has three weeks to appeal the decision.”Mr. Nastase made a comment about Serena Williams’s unborn child that was highly inappropriate and racially insensitive,” the ITF said.Nastase also “made advances of a sexual nature towards Anne Keothavong, the captain of the Great Britain team” and “made abusive and threatening comments to the match officials and to members of the Great Britain team.”Although he will have to sit out ITF events, the ban does not apply to Grand Slam, ATP or WTA tournaments, which are not under the governing body’s jurisdiction.Nastase was provisionally suspended in April after he speculated about the skin color of the baby that Williams is expecting and for outbursts during a Fed Cup match between Romania and Britain.He previously acknowledged making mistakes and having shortcomings, but stressed “the cause I fight for is tennis, the sport I really love, which I cannot separate from my life.”As Fed Cup captain, Nastase hurled abuse at British player Johanna Konta, Keothavong and the umpire. The referee ejected Nastase.Nastase, a former top-ranked player, was barred from the French Open and was not invited to the Royal Box at Wimbledon, where he was a two-time finalist.advertisementlast_img read more

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Czech Republic salvages 2-2 draw with Croatia

first_imgSAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) The Czech Republic salvaged a 2-2 draw with Croatia at the European Championship on Friday in a game temporarily suspended when flares were thrown onto the pitch and Croatia fans fought among themselves.Against the run of play, the Czechs earned their first point of the competition with two late strikes from substitutes — the first time at Euro 2016 that a team has come back from two goals down.Tomas Necid scored the equalizer from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time after Domagoj Vida was penalized for a handball.Goals from Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic had given Croatia a well-deserved 2-0 lead before Milan Skoda ensured a nervy finish when he pulled one back in the 76th minute with a powerful header from captain Tomas Rosicky’s perfectly judged cross.“What helped most was that we didn’t give up. We didn’t give up on the point and I’m really proud of all the players,” Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba said. “And the fans were not only our 12th player, but also our 13th and 14th player today, they pushed us on.”The game at Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint Etienne was stopped for a while before the Czech equalizer by Mark Clattenburg when flares were thrown onto the pitch from the Croatian fans’ end and fights broke out in their stand. Ivan Rakitic and Croatia captain Darijo Srna were among those signaling to the fans to calm down.Croatia is potentially facing a big fine from UEFA over the incidents. The governing body said after the match that it will open disciplinary procedures against Croatia.Croatia coach Ante Cacic was furious at the behavior of the team’s fans.Czech Republic’s Tomas Necid, second from right, scores his side’s second goal during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France, Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)Speaking through a translator, Cacic described those responsible for the incidents as “sports terrorists” and said the Croatian football authorities can’t fight against these “hooligans” on its own.“They don’t deserve to sit in stands,” he said. “They ruin everything we are doing. It’s a group of maybe six, seven or 10 individuals. I hope we can identify them and that they will be punished.”Croatia’s fans have one of the worst records in Europe for misbehavior in stadiums. Four years ago, then UEFA President Michel Platini singled out Croatia fans for criticism. Croatia was later deducted one point in its Euro 2016 qualifying group after fans painted a swastika symbol on the field before a match against Italy in Split.Cacic said the incidents off the field could have adversely affected his team.“My players lost their strengths, they might have been worried to see their relatives in the stands,” Cacic said.The late reverse undid all Croatia’s good work during a match it dominated with midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic dictating the tempo with their quick passes and pinpoint crosses.Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech was under pressure almost from the kickoff after failing to clear a back pass properly. Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic then went close with a header that Cech tipped over the bar.But it wasn’t until the 37th minute that Croatia took the lead when Perisic picked up the ball, produced a fine step-over before firing a low angled shot into the corner of the Czech net.Rakitic made it 2-0 after beating the offside trap. After his chipped goal, Rakitic celebrated by embracing captain Darijo Srna, who returned to France this week after attending his father’s funeral.Croatia’s dominance started to wane around the time that midfielder Luka Modric was substituted around the hour mark for a thigh injury, which could sideline him for the team’s final group against Spain.“I’m not sure if it was a cramp or a more serious problem,” Cacic said. “Our biggest problem today was with Luka Modric. We were not concentrated that much when he left the pitch.”Croatia is second behind Spain in Group D with four points, three more than the Czech Republic. Spain won its second straight game when it beat Turkey 3-0 in the group’s other match. The result means Spain has qualified for the knockout stages of the competition.“It’s a strange situation, we were a much better team and should have scored two, or three more goals to take the three points,” Rakitic said, before condemning the violent Croatian fans.“I think most of our supporters are true supporters. But just ten individuals can make problems,” he said. “The Croatian FA is fighting against this. We just have to say sorry. Hopefully UEFA can understand this. In our next qualifiers we’ll have to play in empty stadiums because of stupid supporters.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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25 days agoSolskjaer has Man Utd scouts watching Maddison

first_imgSolskjaer has Man Utd scouts watching Maddisonby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to prise James Maddison away from Leicester City.The Norwegian has asked his scouts to keep tabs on Maddison, according to the London Evening Standard.The Foxes star has started this season just as well as last season, and Solskjaer is keen on adding Maddison to his United roster.But, if United are to sign the England international, it is highly unlikely to happen in January, with next summer the target.Maddison signed for the Foxes from Norwich City in July 2018 for £23million.He’s featured in six of Leicester’s Premier League matches this season, recording two assists. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ashley Judd Upset After Being Threatened With Sexual Violence Following UK’s Win

first_imgA picture of Ashley Judd in light.Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd wasn’t a fan of Arkansas’ physical play during today’s SEC title game, and she expressed that opinion during the contest on Twitter. Unfortunately, some of the responses she got were wildly inappropriate.Judd took to Twitter to take aim at a number of users who made sexist remarks and threatened her with sexual violence. She also retweeted one example.When when I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c—, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay.— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015I am sorry to retweet but this is a typical example. “@Leeroy_MAX: [email protected] Go suck on Cal’s two inch dick ye Bitch whore.”— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015In 2011, Judd revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in her memoirs. It goes without saying that this is completely unacceptable, regardless of how serious the threats actually are. Do better, college basketball fans.last_img read more

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This Year’s 10 Most Hated College Football Fan Bases

first_imgNick Saban stares on the sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)College football season is rapidly approaching. By now, you’ve likely read dozens of prediction articles – telling you exactly what to expect for the 2016 campaign. We’re going to give you a different take on what to expect. We’re going to tell you which fan bases you won’t be able to stand this year.Yes, in any given year, it’s popular to hate on programs like Alabama and Ohio State – given their success. But there are other fan bases you’re going to get tired of hearing from this year as well.Without further ado, here are the 10 fan bases you’re going to hate this year. No. 1 won’t be a surprise, we promise.Get Started: No. 10 – Oregon Ducks >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

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Disaster Management Programme Allocated $181 Million

first_imgThe Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing has been allocated $181 million in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, to commence implementation of a disaster management programme, this year. The programme aims to develop a comprehensive system for dealing with natural or man-made disasters, through the implementation of preventive measures, public education and planned emergency operations, in an effort to mitigate the likely resulting impact of disasters. Activities are centred around three sub-programmes which focus on addressing the effects of Hurricane Sandy, as well as flood damage rehabilitation incorporating river training and the cleaning of gullies. Approximately $100 million of the overall allocation has been earmarked for the Hurricane Sandy sub-programme, which aims to facilitate the completion of payments for works carried out, consequent on the system’s passage in October 2012. The remaining $81 million is earmarked to carry out activities under the flood damage rehabilitation programme. Of the sum, $50 million will be used to facilitate river training and sea defence works in flood prone areas where serious erosion has occurred. The other $31 million will be used to effect the cleaning of gullies, ahead of the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1. By Douglas Mcintosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Womens soccer OSU preps for NCAA tournament showdown versus Dayton

Members of the Ohio State women’s soccer team huddles before a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Aaron Tomich | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s soccer team is gearing up for the final act of the season commencing on Saturday. The Buckeyes (10-6-3, 4-4-3 Big Ten) kick off the first round of the NCAA tournament against the Dayton Flyers (9-9-3, 4-4-2 Atlantic 10) at 6 p.m. at Jesse Owens Stadium.OSU senior defender Bridget Skinner expressed excitement about receiving news of the team’s bid into the NCAA tournament, noting that the Buckeyes are champing at the bit with special motivation and strong anticipation of their matchup against their in-state opponent, the Dayton Flyers.  “We’re just pretty pumped that we’re at home and get a chance to play them,” Skinner said.  Coming off of three week’s rest, Skinner took time to discuss the team’s mentality behind the gap between its last game and Saturday’s upcoming match. This included a couple days of physical and mental rest, along with the idea of a fresh start.“We really did look at it as this completely new season,” she said. “Like, it’s postseason, the regular season happened, and this is a completely new season.”OSU coach Lori Walker focused on motivating the Buckeyes during the break, as they sat aside during the Big Ten tournament.  “Everybody else is playing, so as a competitor, you get a very nauseous feeling that you’ve been left out of something,” Walker said.Walker noted that the team capitalized on the odd feeling of being left out, continuing to emphasize the concept that “winners don’t like to be left out of things,” as extra motivation for Saturday. She said that given Dayton has played three games in four days last weekend, the Buckeyes are focusing on attacking a fatigued Flyers team.“We know Dayton well.  They’re a really good team,” Walker said.  “They’ve had some success here and there, and at the end of their season, so we’re excited to play them on Saturday.”OSU senior forward Lindsay Agnew hopes the break from competitive play refocused the team going into Saturday night. Echoing the same team mentality, Agnew looks at this matchup as a new season. In saying that, she and the team as a whole focused on what has been improved all season long.“We took a couple days off at the beginning to reset and refocus,” Agnew said. “But since then, we’ve been basically just getting back to the basics: goal-scoring, shot-blocking and working on our midfield movements, just all the foundational stuff.”To take advantage of Dayton’s short rest, Agnew stressed the importance of ball movement and connecting midfielder crosses to forwards, eventually leading to more scoring opportunities.Dayton poses a threat to the OSU defense with junior forward Alexis Kiehl, who currently sits tied for most goals scored this season in the NCAA with 20.  Although Kiehl’s numbers are daunting, the Buckeyes’ back-line is prepared to combat a potent offense.“I think if we stick to this game plan, we’ll be fine,” Skinner said. “And it will be kind of irrelevant that (Kiehl) has scored 20 goals,” Skinner said. read more

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