10 days agoGiroud ‘pumped up’ for Chelsea return

first_imgGiroud ‘pumped up’ for Chelsea returnby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud says he will return to Chelsea “pumped up” after starring for France this week. The 33-year-old striker scored in both of France’s matches against Iceland and Turkey.With a fight on his hands for playing time at Stamford Bridge, Giroud is determined to continue his stellar international form.He said: “[Lampard] will almost certainly watch the matches. In any case, I am going back to Chelsea pumped up.”For different reasons, I have played little since the last national team break. Of course it feels good to make the difference.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former Shaw Communications CEO dies at 60 following brief illness

first_imgCALGARY – Jim Shaw, the former chief executive of Shaw Communications Inc., died Wednesday following a brief illness.The Canadian telecommunications company says in a statement that the vice-chairman passed away peacefully at the age of 60.He joined Shaw in 1982, working as a construction worker and cable installer, and later served as the company’s second CEO from 1998 to 2010.Current CEO Brad Shaw says in a statement that he not only lost a brother, but a great friend and mentor.The company’s board of directors and employees expressed their condolences to the Shaw family.last_img read more

Russian church head Smartphones could precede Antichrist

first_imgMOSCOW — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the data-gathering capacity of devices such as smartphones risks bringing humanity closer to the arrival of the Antichrist.In an interview shown Monday on state TV, Patriarch Kirill said the church does not oppose technological progress but is concerned that “someone can know exactly where you are, know exactly what you are interested in, know exactly what you are afraid of” and that such information could be used for centralized control of the world.“Control from one point is a foreshadowing of the coming of Antichrist, if we talk about the Christian view. Antichrist is the person who will be at the head of the world wide web that controls the entire human race,” he said.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Cong manifesto full of lies PM Modi

first_imgPasighat (Arunachal Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the Congress, terming its manifesto as a “hypocrisy document” which was “full of lies”. Addressing his second rally in Arunachal Pradesh within a week, the prime minister cited the Congress manifesto for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, and said it had promised that every house would have electricity by 2009. “However, till 2014 around 18,000 houses were unelectrified… Just like them (the Congress), their manifesto is corrupt and full of lies. Therefore, it should be called hypocrisy document, not a manifesto,” Modi said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday released his party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha polls, making jobs creation, addressing farm distress, bringing a single moderate rate of GST and giving Rs 72,000 per annum to poor families as key focus if the party comes to power. The prime minister also charged that the Congress was fooling farmer in the name of votes, whereas the BJP government has always been with them. “We never committed the sin of betraying farmers but we introduced the mechanism from seed to market,” the PM said. Modi said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be about the choice between “trust and corruption, and about resolution and conspiracy”. Simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly will be held on April 11.last_img read more

Israel to free 26 Palestinians on Monday

first_imgThe 26 Palestinian prisoners Israel has agreed to free as part of ongoing peace talks will be released on Monday, a source in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.Netanyahu had agreed to the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners in line with commitments to the US-backed peace talks, which resumed in July, and groups have been freed on August 13 and October 30.“Their release should come on Monday night after the 48-hour delay given for appeals from victims’ families to the supreme court,” the official in Netanyahu’s office told AFP on condition of anonymity. In the past, Israel’s supreme court has turned down all appeals against the release of Palestinian prisoners.Netanyahu’s government gave the green light on Saturday for the latest tranche of prisoners to be freed.“All of the released prisoners perpetrated offences prior to the (1993) Oslo accords and have served sentences of 19-28 years,” an Israeli government statement on Saturday said.“If any of those to be released resume hostile activity they will be returned to serve the remainder of their sentences,” the statement warned.The planned release of the latest group of detainees comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry prepares for a fresh tour of the region on New Year’s Day to try to push talks forward.It will be his 10th trip to Israel and the West Bank since March, with his most recent visit in early December.Kerry has been piling on the pressure in a bid to nudge the Palestinians and Israelis to reach an interim framework ahead of a full accord ahead of a deadline set to expire in late April.Meanwhile, Israel is set to announce plans for new settlement construction to coincide with the prisoners’ release, an official said on Thursday.Media reports say the plans are for 1,400 settler homes.Kerry and the European Union earlier this month urged Netanyahu to delay plans to announce new settlement construction on land Palestinians want for their future state.But Netanyahu was bullish in the face of international pressure over settlement construction.“We will not stop, even for a moment, building our country and becoming stronger, and developing… the settlement enterprise,” he told members of his rightwing Likud party last week.last_img read more

Podcast A Premier League Preview The NFL Gets Microchips

Hot Takedown Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Aug. 18, 2015), we follow up on the soccer metric WhoScored. Last week, we cited it as a reliable metric. This week, we talk about why so many soccer geeks don’t trust it and what it says about the state of soccer analytics. Then ESPN FC analyst Gab Marcotti discusses how he uses stats for a general audience and offers a preview of the new Premier League season. Then we take a look at how RFID tracking could change the NFL. Every player in the league will be wearing a tracking chip this season.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Below are links to some of the articles we discussed on the show.Mike Goodman of Grantland offers a Premier League preview.Deadspin questions the usefulness of Expected Goals (ExpG).Carl Bialik interviews Bayern Munich’s head of analytics.All NFL players are getting RFID chips this season.More on all the juicy data we’ll have from each NFL game.Significant Digit: 4. Neil Paine found that golfer Jordan Spieth’s majors run this year was the fourth-best of all time. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Video: RFID tracking comes to the NFL If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

Brazil physio on Neymar Better than expected

first_imgNeymar’s progress in his return from injury has gone “better than expected,” says Brazil’s physical trainerThe Paris St-Germain forward has been out of action since sustaining a foot injury in a Ligue 1 game against local rivals Marseille on February 25.Despite having failed to return in time for PSG’s final games of the season, Neymar was selected by head coach Tite for his final 23-man squad in this summer’s World Cup.“His development is better than expected,” said trainer Fabio Mahseredjian, according to BBC.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, who was in charge of Neymar’s surgery in March, added that they were taking a cautious approach in the 26-year-old’s recovery.“He’s regaining his usual movements bit by bit,” he said.“The next step is full group training and then play games. Everything is being done for him to feel at ease.”Since making his debut in 2010 for the national side, Neymar has gone on to score an impressive 53 goals in 83 matches for Brazil.last_img read more

Rudiger HudsonOdoi has asked me about Germany

first_imgGerman defender Antonio Rudiger revealed that his Chelsea team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked him about his homeland, amid interest from Bayern MunichAfter struggling to earn regular opportunities this season at Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi is understood to be keen on seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge this month.Now Bayern, who have reportedly had four bids turned down by Chelsea for Hudson-Odoi, confirmed their “great interest” in the 18-year-old on Wednesday.And Rudiger has admitted a move to the Bundesliga is definitely on the teenage winger’s mind.“He asked me about Germany. It was a general question from him,” said Rudiger, according to Sports Mole.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“He is still young, I can advise him, but at the end of the day he decides about his future“You can see it from both sides. He can develop here but he can develop in Germany as well — and don’t forget Bayern Munich are also a big club.“For his future, I wish him all the best but I just wish he stays with us.”Despite his lack of opportunities, Hudson-Odoi has started in Chelsea’s last two games in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.last_img read more

New Perspective on Service Charge impact on Resorts Recommendations for Govt

first_img TCI Govt Year End Report: $67.8 Million surplus, MPs row over service charge Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #resortrecommendationstogovernment, #ServiceChargebill TCI: Landmark vote, House of Assembly members support workers getting full service charge Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: ‘Big mistake’ says Deputy Premier after Gansevoort staff ‘change’ letter leaked Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 30, 2017 – Providenciales – The national conversation being had about service charge has to be handled right or it could lead to a shut-down of expansions or closure of resort properties in the TCI.  Confusions over the reason for the tax to guests, the revenue itself and how it is dispersed and even the name of the tax are emerging everyday with more and more information coming and more and more people being engaged in the conversation.One thing appears clear though, both major political parties are determined to fulfill campaign promises to industry employees to see them receive 100% of this fee, currently they are getting 60% of the tax, and not 40% as we had previously reported.  Titles like gratuity, service charge, resort fee and facilities fee have all been linked to this money which is vital to the workers’ take home pay and vital, Magnetic Media is learning to the operation of the resorts.On Tuesday, the PDM Administration announced that a survey was launched to begin public engagement and last week, PNP Appointment Member, Royal Robinson seemed to pick up where his brother, Clarence Selver left off.  As the then PDM appointed Member, Selver also tried to champion that all of this money should go to hospitality workers.  Many resorts are exposing though that to lose the 40% or not to get at least that 40% would be catastrophic when it comes to the profitability of the properties; in some cases it would actually eliminate profits say some.One recommendation which Magnetic Media has been exposed to is that there needs to be clarity in the terminology.  The charge needs to be a guest paid tip or gratuity – newly created – which goes 100% to the hospitality worker and that there needs to be a name change of service charge to something more suitable like facilities or resort fee.  Once established, this facilities or resort fee could continue to be split, 60-40 as is the case currently.  It will mean guests voluntarily leave money in a newly created revenue stream and all of it goes to the staff;  and that the staffers continue to get their 60% share of a resort or facilities fee with the resorts holding onto the 40% to offset operational costs.Magnetic Media is told that this will have to be discussed with government as the major focus is obviously to appease the thousands of workers in the sector, who believe they have for years been shortchanged by not getting this collected money in full.#MagneticMediaNews#Servicechargebill#resortrecommendationstogovernment Recommended for youlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo sells stunning Cheshire mansion where he lived

first_imgJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has sold the Cheshire mansion he lived in while playing for English side Manchester United – for £3.25 million.The amount is – £645,000 less than he bought it for in 2008 as he reportedly paid £3,895,000 for the five-bedroom property in Alderley Edge.Ronaldo who now lives in Turin following his arrival at Juventus last summer bought the three-floor house just a year before signing for Spanish giants Real Madrid. There were reports the former Madrid player first tried to sell the mansion in 2009, but was unable to find a buyer hence the decision to lease it.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw rented the property since 2014, paying £7,000-a-month.However, Daily Mail reports that the house which was put up for sale in last Christmas has now been bought, ‘subject to contract’.Ronaldo played for Manchester United before signing for Real Madrid in 2009.last_img read more

Giant Stumbles Closes Print Edition

first_img“Suspending the print vehicle marks the end of an era, but I am thrilled with the opportunity to bring more celebrity, style and culture to our audiences through my exclusive video series, and other integrated rich media opportunities,” Fontaine said in a statement. “In the coming months consumers can look forward to more exclusive content from trend-setter and celebrity bloggers and active user participation and dialogue.”It wasn’t immediately clear how many layoffs might be associated with the closing. A Radio One spokesperson couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.Radio One acquired Giant in 2007 for $275,000. Founder Jamie Hooper launched the publication in 2004 with a $10 million investment.Radio One, which also owns BlackPlanet.com, said it will notify Giant subscribers of the changes over the next few weeks. African-American-focused radio broadcasting company Radio One has suspended publication of the bi-monthly print edition of Giant, the magazine it acquired three years ago. The final issue will hit newsstands December 15.The Giant brand, however, will continue online with the launch of GIANTLife.com, Radio One said Monday afternoon. Former editor-in-chief-turned-chief content officer Smokey Fontaine will remain with Radio One.Tom Newman, president of Radio One’s digital arm Interactive One, attributed Giant’s shuttering in print to the “economic downturn” but said the company views this as “an opportunity to leverage our existing robust online platform to better serve Giant consumers and advertisers through our interactive medium.”last_img read more

Study demonstrates evolution of stereotypes

first_img The research team led by Dr. Doug Martin of the Person Perception Lab at the University of Aberdeen used a technique they have used previously to study the evolution of language. They invented a series of aliens and randomly assigned them different colors, shapes and attributes such as selfishness, adventurousness, arrogance or trustfulness.A volunteer was then called in to learn about the aliens and memorize their personality traits and physical attributes. The volunteer then relayed this information to the researchers, who passed it on to the next volunteer, and so on down a communication chain. What they discovered was that stereotypes began to form almost immediately and particular shapes and colors became linked with personality traits. As it passed down the communication chain the information was unintentionally changed and simplified, and became more structured and thus easier to learn. Dr. Martin said the process seen in the research reflects the oversimplified nature of stereotypes, with social groups (and ourselves) categorized and assigned attributes, and he suggested that they form to help us make sense of the world around us and to give us some basic information as a starting point. The stereotype may turn out not to be applicable to a particular individual, but is nevertheless useful initially.Dr. Martin also pointed out that stereotypes are not fixed and do change over time. For example, a hundred years ago boys were traditionally dressed in pink, while blue was regarded as a “dainty” color more suitable for girls. Both genders wore dresses and played with dolls. The Person Perception Lab team studies many aspects of the transmission of information from person to person and the way in which the brain processes this information. Dr. Martin said their work on stereotypes could lead to being able to predict and even manipulate changes to stereotypes in the future, which could be of benefit to society.Dr. Martin presented his findings in a talk earlier this week at the British Science Festival, which is held in a different city each year. This year the Festival is being held in Aberdeen from 4-9 September. (Phys.org)—Researchers from Scotland suggest that stereotypes form and evolve over time through social transmission of information, similar to the way in which languages evolve. © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Study demonstrates evolution of stereotypes (2012, September 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-evolution-stereotypes.html More information: www.britishscienceassociation. … tishsciencefestival/center_img Explore further More to facial perception than meets the eye This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Family alleges negligence after patients death at Contai

first_imgKolkata: Tension ran high at Contai Sub-divisional hospital in East Midnapore on Tuesday morning following the death of a woman whose family members have brought charges of negligence against the hospital.The family members of the victim staged a demonstration inside the hospital campus accusing doctors of glaring medical negligence that led to the death of the woman. A large contingent of police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. The hospital authorities have ordered a probe into the death of Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifethe victim. Nanda Gopal Das, a resident of Marishda area of the district, took his wife Laxmi Rani Das to Contai Sub-divisional hospital on Monday afternoon after she complained of labour pain. The victim was immediately admitted to the hospital. In the evening, the patient was taken to the operation theater, where she gave birth to a baby girl. The family members of the victim alleged that after giving birth to the infant girl, the woman started bleeding. The nurses who were attending the patient reported the matter to the doctor, but he did not visit the patient. Despite repeated pleas, the doctor did not attend the patient as a result of which the victim died in the hospital on late Monday night. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhen her family members went to the hospital on Tuesday morning they were informed about the incident by the hospital authorities. They also alleged that the hospital authorities made them sign on a paper. This triggered chaos leading the family members to stage a demonstration inside the hospital campus. They demanded action against the doctor whose negligence might have led to the death of the patient. Had she been given proper treatment on time, the patient would not have died, her family members claimed. The family members later lodged a complaint with the hospital authorities on the basis of which a probe has been initiated. They also lodged a complaint at the local police station in this regard. The hospital authorities told the family members of the victim steps would be taken against those found guilty.last_img read more

Perfume expo sees participation from across the world

first_imgIncense media recently organized 4th edition of ‘International Agarbatti and Perfume Expo 2018” at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This two days exhibition, which was held for the first time in the Capital, attracted national as well as international exhibitors including Haridarshan, the main sponsor of the event.Companies from all over the world participated in this event that was inaugurated by J N Nagdev, Chairman of Haridarshan group. Agarbatti and perfume producers, machinery companies related to raw materials, perfume and chemical producers, printing, and packaging, as well as small and big scale companies, exhibited their products at the exhibition.Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Goyal, organizer of the expo 2018 said, “This exhibition attracted national and international perfume companies who provided information about their products during the expo.”Goldi Nagdev, MD, Haridarshan group said: “Here we introduced our products which are priced between Rs 5 and Rs 1800. Our collections include rose, sandalwood, and other perfumed agarbattis.”last_img read more

Shop confirms it is not closing down after rumours spread in town

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA newsagents at a Staffordshire Moorlands bus station has confirmed it is not closing down – after rumours started to circulate in the town. Smithfield News, on the Smithfield Centre near Leek bus station, said they had been asked a number of times about the shop shutting. In a statement posted online at the weekend, the store said:  “Just to clear up a rumour we keep getting asked about – we’re not closing down.” “No idea where the rumour started, don’t really care either, but you’ve heard it from the horses mouth, we’re here to terrorise you for the foreseeable.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 31 August RACING MOVERS2.30 BathRacquet 11/2 > 7/24.20 SouthwellIsle Of Ewe 9/4 > 7/44.50 SouthwellAaryam 9/4 > 6/46.40 Newton AbbotMaster Dee 7/2 > 5/2WEDNESDAY FOOTBALLInternational Friendly19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD1/6 Germany 16/1 Finland 6/1 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img