Mbappe wants more from PSG after win

first_imgPSG ‘We can always do better’ – Mbappe wants even more from PSG after another big win Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 07:12 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) KylianMbappe - cropped Getty Images PSG Kylian Mbappé Anderlecht v PSG Anderlecht UEFA Champions League The wonderkid believes his side will only keep improving after they kept up an impeccable start to this season’s Champions League Paris Saint-Germain were targeting a big win at Anderlecht on Wednesday, according to Kylian Mbappe, and they achieved exactly that with a 4-0 Champions League success.Le Parisiens 17/4 favs to win CLThe Ligue 1 side had thrashed Celtic 5-0 and comfortably beaten giants Bayern Munich in their previous Group B games, before Anderlecht became the latest team to suffer at the hands of Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player All three were on the scoresheet in Belgium, with Mbappe netting a record eighth goal in the competition as a teenager, and the France international headed home happy.”Not every game can be like the one against Bayern,” he said. “We came here to win well and that’s what we did. We’re happy and go home with the three points.”We can always do better and there are lots of games to come, but we need to be able to control our weaker moments as well as our stronger moments.12-0 – @PSG_inside are the best attack of the Champions League 2017/18 (12 goals) and the only one yet to concede a goal. Boss.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 18, 2017″We haven’t been made to pay yet, but we need to be as vigilant as we can. We need to be professional and win games.”PSG remain three points clear of Bayern at the top of the pool at the half-way point of the group stage.As well as netting 12 times, PSG are yet to concede – a source of great pride for goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.”It’s extremely satisfying to have kept three clean sheets in the Champions League so far,” he said.”I intend to keep that going for as long as possible, but I realise that things will get increasingly difficult as we progress in the competition.”last_img read more

9 days agoMan Utd crock Pogba struggling for visit of Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd crock Pogba struggling for visit of Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba remains a doubt for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday.The Manchester Evening News says Pogba has still not returned to the club’s Carrington training complex, having spent over a week in Dubai during the international break for some warm weather training.Pogba, 26, has missed four of United’s last six games with an ankle injury and flew to Dubai with a protective boot on, and United sources are pessimistic about the possibility of him recovering for the Liverpool game on Sunday.United are hopeful Anthony Martial will be fit to start for the first time since he suffered a thigh injury in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on August 24. last_img read more

dAmico Tankers Inks Sale Leaseback Deal for MR Vessel

first_imgzoom Tanker owner and operator d’Amico Tankers has signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of one of its medium-range product tanker vessel for a consideration of USD 28 million.The deal, reached with an undisclosed Japanese company, is related to the 49,990 dwt MT High Discovery, built in 2014 by South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai-Mipo.d’Amico Tankers said that the transaction would generate around USD 10.7 million in cash for the company, net of commissions and reimbursement of the vessel’s existing loan, contribute to the liquidity required to complete DIS’ fleet renewal program and allow the company to benefit from the anticipated market recovery.Additionally, d’Amico Tankers will maintain full control of the vessel, since a 10-year bareboat charter agreement was also concluded with the buyer, with a purchase obligation at the end of the tenth year of the charter period. The company has the option to repurchase the tanker starting from the third anniversary of its sale at a competitive cost of funds.last_img read more

Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi tries to make the world a sweeter

first_imgAPTN National NewsKitigan Zibi will have its maple sugar production running at full capacity this spring.The reason?They’re going international.APTN’s Maike Eikelmann reports on how Kitigan Zibi is trying to conquer the maple syrup world – one country at a time.last_img

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

No small savings interest rate change in Q1

first_imgNew Delhi: The government has kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the April-June quarter. Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificate (NSC) will continue to carry an annual interest rate of 8 per cent, while Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) will give a yield of 7.7 per cent and mature in 112 months.Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on a quarterly basis. “The rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the first quarter of the financial year 2019-20 starting April 1, 2019, and ending on June 30, 2019, shall remain unchanged from those notified for the fourth quarter of financial year 2018-19,” the finance ministry said in a notification issued Friday. Interest rate for the five-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been retained at 8.7 per cent. The interest on the senior citizens’ scheme is paid quarterly. Interest on savings deposits has been retained at 4 per cent annually.last_img read more

Supriyo engages in altercation with local youths over coal mafia dig against

first_imgKolkata: The outgoing BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo, who is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the same seat, lost his cool during his election rally on Thursday morning when some local youths protested against him for accusing his political rival Trinamool Congress of running a syndicate with coal mafias.The incident sparked tension at the Dhandadihi area of Andal, where Supriyo was conducting a road show. Some youths, who the BJP claimed to be Trinamool Congress supporters, protested against Supriyo as he was accusing TMC of being involved in a syndicate operating out of coal mine areas. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThis allegedly made Supriyo so angry that he engaged in an altercation with the youths. He also claimed that TMC might have deployed the youths to disrupt his road show. The irate BJP MP allegedly instructed his party workers to ‘throw them out’. The BJP workers finally dissuaded the youths from protesting and dispersed them. Curious onlookers were stranded on both sides of the road. The district election officers are currently looking into the matter. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt may be mentioned here that some BJP workers were earlier found sitting in a car with a sticker on it reading ‘On Election duty’. The car was spotted close to the residence of Supriyo in Asansol and there was a BJP flag on the bonnet of the car. The incident has led to a political slugfest between the BJP and Trinamool Congress leaders in Asansol. Supriyo has been under the scanner of the Election Commission after he was found playing the controversial theme song of BJP, defying the commission’s instructions. He has since stopped playing the song but controversy seems to still surround him. A section of TMC leaders in West Midnapore district are saying that Supriyo is losing his cool as BJP is apprehending defeat in the seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

MAKAUT launches new courses to boost job prospects

first_imgKolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (Makaut) has launched a number of new vocational courses that are designed to expand the career options for the students. “The new vocational courses will help the students to choose the right career as per their choice and will also open up job avenues for them” said Saikat Maitra, Vice Chancellor, Makaut.The new vocational courses that can be taken up in the undergraduate level include Travel and Tourism, Medical Lab Technology, Medical Imaging Technology, Banking-Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Hardware Networking, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Interior Design, Automotive Manufacturing Technology, Retail Management, Industrial Tool Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Electronic Manufacturing Services, Animation, Beauty and Aesthetics, Theatre Studies, Fashion Designing, Catering Technology and Hotel Management etc. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaEligibility criteria for admission to these subjects are higher secondary or equivalent. There are provisions for exit from the course at the end of completion of first and second year course of their studies with diploma and advanced diploma, respectively. On being asked about the course on Beauty and Aesthetics that has nothing to do with a technology varsity, a senior official of the varsity said that the course will train the students in non-clinical aspects of cosmetology. “Beauty professional courses are in very high demand nowadays and students pursuing this course can explore job opportunities in a salon or spa, as a beauty and skin specialist,” he added. The B voc course in Theatre Study and Acting is also tailor made for students to get associated with film and television media. This course that includes topics like theatre techniques and designing, study of theatrical script and play is expected to develop the intangible concept of creative imagination and its expression within the collective framework of a group.last_img read more

SC pulls up Bihar govt for delay in appeal

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court has “strongly deprecated” the “casual manner” in which Bihar has filed an appeal before it after a delay of over 700 days and said a clear signal has to be sent to the government authorities that they cannot approach the court as and when they please. A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indira Banerjee dismissed the appeal filed by the Bihar government in a service matter and imposed a cost of Rs 20,000 on the state, saying it was a “complete wastage” of judicial time. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe apex court noted that an appeal against the division bench order of the Patna High Court was filed before it after a delay of 728 days and the state sought condonation of this “extraordinary” delay stating that it took time to obtain all the sanction from the respective departments and receive the affidavit. “We are of the view that a clear signal has to be sent to the government authorities that they cannot approach the court as and when they please, on account of gross incompetence of their officers and that too without taking any action against the concerned officers,” the bench said in its order. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”No detail of this delay of 728 days have been given as if there is an inherent right to seek condonation of delay by state government. The law of limitation apparently does not apply to the state government according to its conduct,” the bench said. Referring to an earlier judgement of the apex court, the bench noted in its order that such condonation of delay is no more admissible on the pretext of “government working lethargy”. The bench also noted that the state had earlier filed an appeal before a division bench of the high court against an order of its single judge in the matter after a delay of 367 days. The division bench of the high court had dismissed the application filed by the state seeking condonation of delay on the ground that there was no sufficient cause shown for it. “We strongly deprecate the casual manner in which the division bench (of the high court) was approached…,” the bench said.last_img read more

Former European Commissioner Praises Moroccos Military Justice Reform

first_imgMadrid – Benita Ferrero-Waldner, former European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy, said that the adoption of a draft bill on military justice by the council of ministers is a sound decision to uphold human rights in Morocco.Waldner, who held the position of the European Commissioner from 2004 to 2009, told MAP that the draft law, adopted on Friday by the council of ministers under the chairmanship of King Mohammed VI to stop civilians from standing trials before military courts, is a very sound decision to uphold human rights in Morocco.The new military draft bill, prepared in accordance with the Royal guidelines, is meant to ensure the coherence of national legislation with provisions laid in the Constitution and international standards, in order to guarantee the requisites for a fair trial before all courts of the Kingdom.last_img read more

Ohio State womens ice hockey crushed twice in Wisconsin

Then-sophomore forward Katie Matheny (23) skates down the ice during a game against New Hampshire on Oct. 4, 2014 at the Ohio State Ice Rink. OSU won, 4-3. Credit: Lantern file photoAgainst the high-scoring Wisconsin Badgers, the Ohio State women’s hockey team failed to sustain momentum after its opening-weekend victories against Lindenwood, getting dismantled twice.The Buckeyes allowed 15 goals on 102 shots in the two games, including a combined five first-period goals. Conversely, the Scarlet and Gray only took a combined 29 shots of its own in the two games.The third-ranked Badgers’ goal scoring opened early on Saturday when sophomore forward Emily Clark tallied a point 30 seconds into the game. The Badgers would proceed to score three goals on the power play in the third period of the first game, en route to topping the Buckeyes 7-0.Special teams play had been an emerging strength for OSU early in the season, but the series against Wisconsin demonstrated that there is still plenty of work to be done. In addition to the three goals the Buckeyes allowed with a player in the box, the Badgers scored a goal while on the penalty kill on Saturday. The Buckeyes went 0-of-4 in power-play opportunities on Sunday, which ended as another lopsided loss by the final score of 8-0.The squad’s strongest period of play from the weekend was the second period on Sunday, when OSU recorded nine shots on goal and successfully killed two penalties, and despite the penalties was able to control the pace of play for much of the period. The Buckeyes will look to get back on track when they return to Columbus for their first home series of the season against Minnesota beginning on Friday. The puck is set to drop in the first game at 6:07 p.m. and 2:07 p.m. the following day. read more

Football Gareon Conley will not attend NFL draft

Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley speaks with the media on March 5 at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorAfter his name surfaced Tuesday afternoon connecting him to a rape allegation, former Ohio State cornerback and potential NFL first-round pick Gareon Conley will not attend the NFL draft in Philadelphia that starts Thursday, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.Source: #OhioSt CB Gareon Conley has decided not to be in Philadelphia for the 2017 NFL Draft.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2017Conley, considered a top 15 pick by several NFL draft analysts, was planning on being one of the 22 athletes in the green room at the NFL draft on Thursday, but will now watch from home as he waits for his name to be called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.Conley has not been charged in connection to the rape allegation. read more

Manchester in agreement to sign Jorginho

first_imgIt seems Manchester City are out to sign a deal with Napoli midfielder Jorginho as his agent claims they now have a verbal agreement in place.The Italy international appears to be one of the topmost attractive players in the transfer list this summer, as manager Pep Guardiola moves to bolster his options in the middle of the park.Agent Joao Santos has now claimed that the transfer is still well on course to completion despite no documents having been signed by either party.“Jorginho is now in Fortaleza with his family on vacation,” Santos is quoted by CalcioNapoli24 via City Watch.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“In football you need signed documents, without this you can do little.“We have a verbal agreement with City, now we are waiting for Napoli to find the agreement and Manchester [City] to define the deal. Everything depends on this aspect, next week could be the one.”Jorginho has represented Napoli more than 130 times since joining from Italian rivals Hellas Verona in 2014.last_img read more

Cudicini hails unique Cesc Fabregas

first_imgCarlo Cudicini has described Cesc Fabregas as ‘one of a kind’ after his appearance in Chelsea’s 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Fabregas has been linked with a move to French club Monaco in the January transfer window and his appearance in Chelsea’s FA Cup victory appeared to be his last for the club.The midfielder came off to a standing ovation by the crowd and his team-mates in the second half and came back on the pitch after the game in tears as Chelsea fans sang his name.“I personally don’t know. If it was his last game it was very good that he played in front of his fans and that he was able to have a nice reception. But I don’t know, so I can’t comment,” Cudicini, standing in on press duties for Maurizio Sarri, told Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“What can I say about Cesc? Five hundred games, he is a player who is unique, he has an unbelievable awareness and vision of where his team-mates are on the pitch.“I think he is one of the few that has the ability to give balls behind the defensive line that are so precise.“He is one of a kind player. He has been fantastic for the teams he played for before us and the contribution he has given this club and to this team has been amazing. Cesc is a top, top player.”last_img read more

Magnetic Media Boundless Borderless

first_img CEO goes on Maternity Leave; now Shorrell Dames is reporting Magnetic Media recommended Valentine’s Day Events Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:instant media, magnetic media, podcast Culture & Heritage Policy/Plan Survey Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Oct 2014 – Magnetic Media is really on the move! The Gateway of the Caribbean! We are giving audiences an Instant Media (IM) experience and growing our digital fan and follower base! All major social media! Up to date on new media platforms! Expanding on traditional media! And for the first time in the Turks and Caicos and The Bahamas; our TV and Radio news is available on i Tunes! Podcast! This is just the beginning… stay tuned; November and December 2014 will bring even more multi-media & multi-market breakthroughs as we enhance ways to see our Clients, our Content, our Culture and our Caribbean! We believe in ONE Caribbean!SUBSCIBE HERE!https://itunes.apple.com/tc/podcast/magnetic-media-caribbean-news/id928762719?mt=2last_img read more

Trump Open To Letting Dreamers Morph Into Citizens

first_img Share Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribunePresident Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s open to an immigration plan that will provide a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the country as children and are now here illegally.“We’re going to morph into it,” Trump told reporters. “It’s going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period of 10 to 12 years.”His pronouncement came as the White House announced it would be unveiling a legislative framework on immigration next week that it hopes can pass both the House and the Senate.Trump’s remarks amounted to a preview of that framework. He said he’ll propose $25 billion for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and $5 billion for other security measures.Trump told reporters he had a message for the so-called Dreamers, those brought to the country illegally as children: “Tell ’em not to be concerned, OK? Tell ’em not to worry. We’re going to solve the problem.”Trump was talking about the young immigrants who had been protected from deportation and given the right to work legally in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Trump announced he was ending DACA last year, but he has given Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix.Trump said he was confident that a deal can be reached on the issue. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the framework to be unveiled Monday “represents a compromise that members of both parties can support.”The White House appeared to be trying to take control of the process amid criticism that the president had taken too much of a back seat during recent negotiations and had sent mixed signals that repeatedly upended near-deals.“After decades of inaction by Congress, it’s time we work together to solve this issue once and for all,” Sanders said.Senators from both parties were making a fresh search for their own compromise immigration legislation, but leaders conceded that the effort wouldn’t be easy and were already casting blame should it falter.Around three dozen senators from both parties met privately Wednesday, and two top lawmakers said they’d try crafting a compromise bill based on colleagues’ suggestions. The goal is to produce consensus legislation that would be the starting point for Senate debate on immigration, which is expected to begin Feb. 8, said Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., their parties’ No. 2 leaders.“We’re the Senate, we have our own responsibility under the Constitution and we decided in this room to move forward,” Durbin said afterward. “If the president has some ideas he’d like to share, of course we’ll take a look at them.”When asked if he knew what would be in the White House proposal, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he didn’t know and added, “But they’re not writing the bill.”Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., vowed not to “let those who are anti-immigrant, who call giving the Dreamers hope ‘amnesty,’ block us. Because then we will fail, and it will be on the other side of the aisle that made that happen.”Schumer spoke about 12 hours after Trump put the onus on him. “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA,” the president tweeted late Tuesday. “We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!”Sanders said the White House framework is based on dozens of conversations Trump and his staff have had with members of both parties and that “it addresses all of the different things that we’ve heard from all of the various stakeholders” during the past several months.Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said Trump called him Wednesday morning and wants to provide “dependability for these kids,” but still expects a deal to include money for border security and his promised southern wall, to limit immigrants’ ability to sponsor family members and to end a visa lottery aimed at diversity.“He’s driving that a DACA solution is something he wants,” Perdue said.Schumer said Tuesday that he’d pulled back an offer of $25 billion for Trump’s border wall. An aide said Schumer had actually withdrawn the offer Sunday night after it became clear that there would be no quick compromise on protecting the Dreamers.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said if senators cannot produce a compromise plan by Feb. 8, he would open a debate on immigration legislation that would be “fair to all sides.” That suggests both parties would be allowed to offer amendments.While Cornyn said he hoped the bipartisan group of senators would produce a measure that can pass the Senate, “it would also have to get the president’s support eventually. Because without his support, I don’t think it would pass the House of Representatives,” which has more conservative views on the topic.Feb. 8 is the date legislation expires that reopened the government after a three-day shutdown, which began after Democrats demanded movement toward an immigration deal as the price for financing federal agencies.last_img read more

Texas AG Ken Paxton Says He Received 84000 In Gifts For His

first_imgMarjorie Kamys Cotera/ The Texas TribuneTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton during a news conference on Jan. 12, 2017.Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been fighting securities fraud charges for most of his first term, collected $84,000 in gifts last year to help pay for his legal defense, he says in a newly released financial disclosure statement.That means he has now gotten a total of over $630,000 for his legal defense from people he has described over the past three years as family friends or others who are not covered by state bribery laws. The $84,000 that Paxton received in 2017 is much less than he received for his legal defense in the two previous years: nearly $218,000 in 2016 and over $329,000 in 2015.State bribery laws say that elected officials cannot accept gifts from parties subject to their authority. But Paxton has justified the contributions to his legal defense by claiming an exemption that allows him to take gifts from people with whom he as a relationship that is “independent” of his “official status.”The $84,000 that Paxton got in 2017 for his legal defense came from 10 sources, including two couples that gave $25,000 each. One couple was Shawn Clayton, the president and CEO of Dallas landscape company Superscapes, and his wife, Erin. The other $25,000 givers were Steven and Carrie Parsons, a Dallas husband and wife who have previously contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Paxton’s legal defense.Eight of the donors to Paxton’s legal defense in 2017 are identified as a “former client/family friend” on the disclosure statement. The two others are listed as a “Legacy Christian friend,” a reference to the Frisco school where Paxton’s wife, Angela Paxton, has worked.Since the summer of 2015, Paxton has been under indictment on criminal charges in state court alleging he misled investors in a company from before his time as attorney general. In 2016, he beat a similar, civil case brought by federal prosecutors.Paxton has pleaded not guilty in the long-running criminal case. Currently, it is effectively on pause as prosecutors await a state appeals court ruling in a separate case on whether they can get paid to continue working.Monday was the deadline for 2018 candidates to file their personal financial statements for 2017 with the Texas Ethics Commission. As part of the gifts that the attorney general disclosed, he also said he and his wife received tickets to the Grammy Awards from Raphael Hernandez of Washington. Sharelast_img read more

Power52 Prepares Citizens for Work in Solar Industry

first_imgBy Tiffany Ginyard, AFRO Managing EditorTen individuals from Baltimore City and surrounding counties recently graduated from Power52 Energy Institute poised for a life of sustained success and self-sufficiency. The institute is the centerpiece of Power52, a solar initiative that provides employment training for at-risk adults, returning citizens, and underserved individuals in preparation for careers in the solar industry as well as other green job opportunities.Connected over collective interests to create solutions to social challenges in disadvantaged communities, Cherrie Brooks, a Baltimore-based solar developer; Rob Wallace, a real estate executive; and Ray Lewis an iconic NFL star designed a workforce program dedicated to creating community solutions using solar initiatives for a long-term community development strategy of breaking cycles of poverty, unemployment, under employment and incarceration in urban communities across the nation.Former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis (Courtesy Photo)From their deeply rooted faith, the three shared a vision of strengthening individuals from the inside and the pride that comes when one builds his future with his own hands. Power52 Energy Institute in Baltimore City offers an accredited eleven-week comprehensive training program which includes services to help ensure that the people are successful.  Power 52 believes that, “much like the power itself, the future and opportunities of those it benefits should be sustainable too.”Here, former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis tells the AFRO shares how Power52 has impacted lives and why he’s aligned his life’s work with this initiative.AFRO: How did you get started with this initiative?Ray Lewis: Well I think it was a collective vision that we all came together on with very quickly after the unrest of Freddie grey in 2015 you know, after walking the streets and trying to find out what the real issue was stemming from, you know the quality of jobs we came to hone in on. Then we sat down a few times and really thought about it, worked on it and Me, Cherrie and Daniel came up with how we could use what Rob and his father have done for many years with this energy, and solar. So, we sat down and thought how do we make this work for the community, how do we truly add to the workforce element. And I think that’s how this just naturally happened and with me being a part of it was kind of a natural thing.AFRO: How does Power52 Institute prepare individuals with tools for self-sufficiency?Ray Lewis: True tools! like tools you can actually steal. Things you can look at when you go through our course, and one of the reason we have an 85 percent placement rate. The moment somebody leaves or graduates Power 52’s 11 to 16-week program, we are getting people jobs immediately. And keep in mind, these are people that have been told, “You can’t,” and “No, your record does not show this,” and “You got this history of this.” Everybody has made a mistake somewhere in life and that’s why the rebuilding of individuals and giving them their imagination back again is important. Think about solar energy and climate change. Think about all of these different things that are starting to happen. When I tell you we are one of the very few black companies in solar. But that’s the way we are going; our planet is going solar regardless. We have to; the climate is dictating it and everything around us is dictating it. So we are saying as a company, “No we will not be last in this field.” “No we will be more engaged in this field and we will educate people so they can understand how not to just hold a job.”AFRO: Why makes this initiative unique? Ray Lewis: I’ve been a part of Baltimore a long time. From day one living in Baltimore, I asked, “why don’t we have anyone from the community working in our community?  The reason I am going this route is to show the power of Power 52. Power 52 takes us in each and every community; and it does not hustle the community, it does not ponder something that cannot happen. We promise you a new life, we promise you a new path, but you have to do the work. That’s the beauty of it!last_img read more

Dishs New AirTV Device Is a Connected Tuner for Free Broadcast TV

first_imgConsumers who don’t want to subscribe to Sling TV can also opt to watch their AirTV’s local broadcast feeds in a dedicated AirTV mobile app, or sign up for a free Sling TV account without paying for any of the service’s bundles.AirTV integrates two TV tuners, which means that households can watch two separate programs simultaneously. The device connects directly to an over-the-air antenna, and comes with Wifi and Ethernet connectivity for network access.Networked TV tuners like these aren’t entirely new. HDHomerun has been making similar devices for a number of years, and cord cutting-focused DVR upstarts like Tablo have been using networked devices to record and stream broadcast programming for some time as well.Speaking of which: At launch, AirTV won’t have any DVR capabilities, but a spokesperson confirmed that this functionality will be added later this year. Consumers who attach an external hard drive to the device will then be able to record broadcast TV, and access their recordings alongside Sling TV’s cloud DVR recordings in the service’s app. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Dish is doubling down on cord cutting: The company’s AirTV subsidiary introduced a new device Wednesday that allows users to watch free live feeds from broadcast networks like ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox on TVs and mobile devices around their house and on the go. Later this year, AirTV plans to add DVR functionality to the device as well.AirTV, as the device is simply called, retails for $120, and comes with a $25 credit for Dish’s Sling TV streaming service. That combination is no accident: Sling TV has since its launch primarily focused on cable channels, and shunned broadcast networks for its most popular bundles.The AirTV device is a networked TV tuner, which means that it doesn’t plug directly into a TV, but instead streams local programming over Wifi. AirTV now allows Sling TV subscribers to pipe in local stations directly into their Sling TV app, adding free broadcast TV to Sling TV’s cable network bundles.last_img read more