Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from anywhereMatch one of Owen Farrell’s five-game suspension sees Saracens face a daunting Gallagher Premiership test in Manchester (6pm). Sale have scored precisely 100 points in beating Wasps, Bristol and Leicester in their previous three outings and the Sharks will be confident they can overcome their understrength visitors.Farrell, the England stand-off and captain, received his ban last night for a “reckless” tackle on Wasps’ Charlie Atkinson last Saturday. He will be free to play again on 5 October, ruling him out of Sarries’ Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at Leinster. His England commitments, including a Six Nations date in Rome on 31 October, will be unaffected.Related content: Owen Farrell sent offSaracens had been chugging along nicely until that Wasps match, which ended a ten-match unbeaten home record. The Farrell incident deflected from the fact that such a strong Sarries line-up went down to a side missing almost all of their front-liners.As Bristol’s thumping of Northampton last night showed, it can be hard for teams lacking the incentive of play-off rugby to maintain the thunderous tempo of Premiership rugby when the games come so thick and fast.Sarries tonight give a first outing since February to Scotland centre Duncan Taylor while Doncaster Knights loanee Robin Hislop could make his club debut from off the bench.Seven of the starting XV, including the half-backs, Manu Vunipola and Tom Whiteley, and the second-rows, Joel Kpoku and Callum Hunter-Hill, played in Saracens’ 36-22 win over Sale at a blustery Allianz Park last February. Watch highlights of that reverse fixture here.Sale are within touching distance of a first semi-final since 2005-06, when they went on to win the title. Aside from their sloppiness at restarts, DoR Steve Diamond was delighted by their performance at Welford Road, when they achieved a first-ever bonus-point win at the ground. Victory tonight will allow Sale to jump back ahead of Bristol into second place as the clubs scrap for a home semi-final, albeit one that may be played in an empty stadium.Newly signed flanker Cobus Wiese, the tenth South African on Sale’s books, is on the bench tonight as Diamond makes 11 changes to his match-day squad. Sam Hill will make his home debut for the club, there’s a second Premiership start for Russian loosehead Valery Morozov, and England U20 stars Tom Roebuck and Arron Reed get a run in the back three.Keep an eye on Sharks’ discipline tonight – Sale players are fined £50 each if the team concedes more than ten penalties in a match. Under the stricter tackle/breakdown laws now in operation, that’s a pretty stiff challenge!Mind your back! Referee Ian Tempest takes evasive action as Faf de Klerk kicks against Leicester (Getty)Sale: Simon Hammersley; Tom Roebuck, Sam James, Sam Hill, Arron Reed; Robert du Preez, Will Cliff; Valerey Morozov, Curtis Langdon, Will-Griff John, Matt Postlethwaite, James Phillips, Cameron Neild, Ben Curry (capt), Daniel du Preez.Replacements: 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Bevan Rodd, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Tom Curtis, 23 Connor Doherty.Saracens: Elliott Obatoyinbo; Dom Morris, Duncan Taylor, Juan Pablo Socino, Rotimi Segun; Manu Vunipola, Tom Whiteley; Sam Crean, Tom Woolstencroft, Alec Clarey, Joel Kpoku, Callum Hunter-Hill, Calum Clark, Sean Reffell, Andy Christie.Replacements: 16 Kapeli Pifeleti, 17 Robin Hislop, 18 Josh Ibuanokpe, 19 Cameron Boon, 20 Janco Venter, 21 Alex Day, 22 Will Hooley, 23 Harry Sloan.Here we explain how to find a reliable Sale v Saracens live stream wherever you are.How to watch Sale v Saracens from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Sale v Saracens today, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free. Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from the UKSale v Saracens, which kicks off at 6pm tonight, will be shown live on BT Sport Extra 2 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they’re showing every Premiership game played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassClubs are also working with BT Sport to allow season ticket-holders free access to home games on the channel’s app.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Sale v Saracens takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Sale v Saracens will kick off at 1pm EST and 10am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches. You can watch Sale v Saracens on Fox Sports More from 3am tomorrow morning (AEST).The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO, so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundle offer Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, including the large contingent at Sale, then SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Sale Sharks v Saracens kicks off at 7pm on SuperSport Grandstand and Variety 2.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.Guess who: Saracens boss Nigel Wray looks on from the stands during the match against Wasps (Getty)We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Congested area: Jono Ross is thwarted during Sale’s league defeat to Saracens in February (Getty Images) Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Sale v Saracens from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 5am tomorrow morning on Sky Sport NZ 4.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99), but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Can’t get to the shops? 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CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Photo Courtesy of AARP.orgAfter businesses sought to woo customers on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits are hoping Giving Tuesday will help bolster their charitable endeavors throughout Pasadena and the world.Started in 2012 to encourage generosity, Giving Tuesday calls for the public to take a break from the shopping and bustle of the holiday season to give something back, whether it be a donation to a charity or simply lending a helping hand to a stranger.While the event is traditionally held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, organizers this year added an additional Giving Tuesday event in May as a response to the increased need created by the COVID-19 pandemic.The pandemic has brought increased need while also precluding the types of in-person events and fundraisers nonprofit organizations often rely on for support. Many have turned to online endeavors.But the generosity of those Pasadenans still in a position to help others has remained strong, according to Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, who serves as CEO of the nonprofit Friends in Deed.“We are really fortunate to have some wonderful donors and supporters, but yes, our food pantry lines were the highest we’ve ever had last week, with nearly 400 in two days,” he said. Grater estimated food pantry use has risen by 30 percent during the pandemic.“So we know that every dollar matters so that we can feed folks and we can help people get off the streets,” Grater said. “And so we’re putting a little extra effort into giving Tuesday this year.”With social distancing mandates still in effect, “This year, we are doing a little something different,” he said.The first 50 donors to contribute $100 or more will receive overnight bags emblazoned with the Friends in Deed logo, according to Grater.Throughout the year, Friends in Need collects not only monetary donations, but also food and other necessities to stock its pantry, Grater said.Looking forward to January, Grater said the organization was preparing to distribute cold and wet weather gear, since the pandemic won’t allow the usual overnight shelter. Donations for that effort were also needed.The Pasadena Symphony and Pops is also trying a new approach to Giving Tuesday, symphony CEO Laura Unger said.“We have a special promotion and a special offer that combines Giving Tuesday and Cyber Monday in one,” she said.Over the course of the pandemic, Pasadena Symphony and Pops Music Director David Lockington has been recording duets with guest artists, Unger said.“We are releasing an online concert of his duets,” she said. “Every donor who participates between the 48 hours of Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday will receive, as a gift, this online concert of his duets. So it’s a way to really be part of the community and support your local orchestra and receive a gift from us in return.”With concerts banned for months by health orders, the symphony and the music industry at large has taken a significant hit, Unger said.“First of all, our hearts go out to the entire musicians’ community of Southern California, and the nation, for that matter,” she said. “There is no real takeout version.”Despite severely reduced income, the organization is doing what it can for the musicians, she said.“The symphony has been taking care of our musicians’ health insurance during this crisis because we are unable to hire the full orchestra on stage, but we are committed to doing our part supporting our musicians’ health insurance during this time period where we can’t hire them fully, Unger said.“And our donors have been sticking with us and we really do have the support from our board and our community to weather this storm,” she added.While live performances have been off the table, the Pasadena Symphony and Pops has expanded its online educational programs, Unger said.The lessons learned in recent months won’t vanish once the COVID-19 virus is vanquished, she said. “We will be a stronger and a more artistically robust organization on the other side of this.”Azita Milanian of Altadena runs Children of One Planet, dedicated to fighting child hunger and raising awareness about child trafficking.The pandemic has brought her day dancewear store business, TOSCA Fashion, to a grinding halt, she said. But that has meant much more time to devote to her charity.“Children of One Planet is getting bigger because we have new board members,” she said.“Hopefully one day, I’m going to open my own Children of One Planet homes. That’s what my idea is. But in the meantime, I have to do whatever I can to bring awareness to the children,” Milanian said.American Cancer Society Executive Director for the Los Angeles-Central Coast Area Dan Witzling said his organization has seen a large impact from the pandemic, which it hoped Giving Tuesday might help correct.“It’s been really difficult, quite honestly, for the American Cancer Society this year,” he said. “It’s really varied. Here in Pasadena and across the country, in terms of giving, our business model has been based largely on localized community events.“We found a really effective way to engage local populations around our cause by doing activities like Relay for Life, the Breast Cancer Walks, the galas. And obviously you can’t do any of those in person through the majority of this year,” Witzling said. “Our event season, in fact, started with the pandemic…. but we pivoted to digital strategies.“We are going to be doing some storytelling about cancer survivors and the hardships that they’re going through right now and different ways that we’re trying to support them,” he said.Witzling also urged people not to forego regular cancer screening due to the pandemic.At the Fire Family Foundation in Los Angeles, Executive Director Elizabeth Dever said the pandemic has changed a great deal about daily life, and nonprofits are no exception.“Obviously, so many more people who maybe in the past were able to donate are now the ones on the receiving end of some of those donations because they’ve lost jobs or their situation at their work has changed,” she said. “…for those who can give, we’re really hoping that they’ll decide to step up and maybe do a little bit more knowing that there are many more people who are needing the different services from all of our local nonprofits.”Like many other charities, “many of our traditional in-person fundraising events had to be canceled [or moved online],” Dever said.“Giving Tuesday has always been that sort of online viral movement,” she said. “So we’re really hoping that people will decide this year to maybe give a little bit more this year, or if they’ve never participated in the past, then hopefully they will decide to participate this year.”More information on Giving Tuesday is available online at hq.givingtuesday.org.More information on Friends in Deed’s Giving Tuesday campaign is available at facebook.com/FriendsInDeedPasadena/posts/4007853262560933.More information on the Pasadena Symphony and Pops is available at https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org.More information on Children of One Planet can be found at childrenofoneplanet.org.Details on the American Cancer Society’s campaign are posted at acsgiving.org.More information on the Fire Family Foundation can be found at firefamilyfoundation.org. 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It’s a tough world out there for online-only estate agencies in the UK. They set out their stall, win eye-watering financial backing and launch with a marketing fanfare to persuade potential movers that they are the new leaders in property agency and will save everyone a fortune, infuriating long established professional high street agencies.They settle down and, for a time, build business but then, as the fanfare turns fades, close their doorsThe most high profile this year is Upad, which claimed to be the UK’s biggest online letting agent, but is now ‘no longer accepting new business’, leaving thousands of landlords in the UK abandoned and their listings void.As reported in The Negotiator on Monday, “Upad was the largest online-only lettings agency in the UK and recently claimed to have been used by 12,500 landlords and listed 30,000 properties. It is claimed that 450 landlords will be affected by Upad shutting up shop.”The company’s announcement reveals that tenants and landlords using its service who have entered into tenancies arranged through or managed by Upad should contact each other directly to work out future arrangements.This follows another high profile online agency, emoov, which closed it doors nearly a year ago and which was subsequently acquired by startup Mashroom, which recently relaunched the business ‘on a more sustainable basis’.Free of chargeMashroom, is consequently offering all former Upad landlords the option re-list their properties on its site, free of charge.Naveen Jaspal, COO of Mashroom (pictured, top), says that for online agents to survive the turbulent property climate, businesses need to deploy a sustainable business model, positioning their customers at their core. Naveen said: “With its free offering for landlords, Mashroom prioritises the needs of its customers.“Mashroom will further support landlords who previously had to pay for Upad’s services by offering them a simple and stress-free service, giving them a comprehensive toolkit to take charge of their property, as well as providing ongoing communication and support.” Naveen Jaspal Mashroom upad October 16, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 16th October 2019 at 2:18 pmI have to hand it to Naveen, holding out a helping hand to allow landlord’s to free list on the major portals.But is Emoov/Mashroom not a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, as from the recent figures given by Naveen – if Emoov if not dead, is very much like parrot in the monty python sketch, as from the figures it would appear that Emoov is running at a considerable loss. And as such can not be doing much business at the sharp end.To recap the likely figures: – 200K to buy a defunct company in Jan 2019, with no instructions to sell. Then 9-months of running costs, Jan to Sept; a monthly cost of either 20k, 30k or 40k, gives a 9-month cost of either, 180K, 270K or 360K (or higher).Plus of course the initial set up costs of Emoov mark II say 50k.So, at the end of Sept Emoov has burnt through either 200k, 50k, and 180k = 430k, or as much as 200k, 50k, and 360k (or higher) = 610k.In 9-months Emoov has 72 completed sales or sales proceeding. So, if 33% had a fee of £895, 33% had a fee of £1,200 and 34% had a fee of £1,500, the total amount of fee possible would be £87,000, this includes an element of sales not yet exchanged.So, probably 12-sales not yet exchanged, means that at end of Sept 2019, £72,000 is the likely amount of revenue generated.As industry cancellation rate is 28%, 72 sales means 100 gross sales have been agreed in 9 months, so Emoov on this model is likely to sstc 125-properties a year, which is a hit rate of 4.5 gross sales a week.Not really an industry disruptor.The parrot is definitely not very well. And my suspicion is that the monthly burn of cash through Emoov may well be much higher than 40K a month if we look at the cash burn of other failed onliners, or even Emoov I.Perhaps, the bigger question is where is all the money coming from to underpin Emoov’s/Mashroom’s current operation?It certainly is not coming from upfront fees – the usual model for this type of enterprise, thoughts anyone?My thoughts despairing landlords beware of Greeks bearing gifts, or in this case online agents offering a free lunch, it may well cause an upset stomach later.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Competitor picks up the pieces following Upad closure previous nextAgencies & PeopleCompetitor picks up the pieces following Upad closureSoon-to-launch community lettings platform Mashroom, is offering Upad landlords the option re-list their properties on its site, free of charge.Sheila Manchester16th October 20191 Comment1,684 Views
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Force will be with you, always, especially since Disney-controlled Star Wars’ marketing campaign has become the ultimate power in the galaxy. Hype leading up to Episode VII: The Force Awakens, in theaters Dec. 18, covers every parsec of the media. Monday night was no exception as ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live dedicated a full episode to that galaxy far, far away.From a certain point of view, the highlights were few and far between. Ewok-sized bits of information, most of which fanboys probably already knew, were casually mentioned during the hour-long show.The biggest news was from director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost). Though reported two days prior, Abrams confirmed with Jimmy Kimmel that The Force Awakens was fully armed and operational as of early Saturday morning.That still left anxious fans to count down 25 days and 10 minutes until the premiere, which may be worse than being slowly digested for over 1,000 years inside a Sarlacc. Kimmel pressed for even a word of new information, which turned out to be the first spoken word in the new film.Here it is.Get ready.“This.”To the roar of the crowd, the mundane pronoun exploded onto a screen in Star Wars’ iconic yellow font, as seen in the film’s opening crawls. Now fans have 25 days to ponder, “’This’ what?”Abrams also brought a never-before-seen 16-second clip, which can be viewed at the end of the Youtube video below.Kimmel and Abrams were later joined by some of the cast members. Daisey Ridley plays Rey, a scavenger living on a desolate planet. John Boyega (Attack the Block) crashes into Rey’s life as Finn, an AWOL stormtrooper. The duo will cross paths with Adam Driver (HBO’s Girls), who wields a three-bladed lightsaber as Kylo Ren. And Carrie Fisher reprises her role as Princess – sorry, General – Leia.The new leads detailed the moments they found out they had been cast in Star Wars.“I was, like, 19,” Carrie Fisher joked, referring to her days of cinnamon-bun hairstyles and underwear-less outfits beginning in 1976.Ridley was at a play, Boyega’s dad didn’t know what Star Wars even was, and Abrams accidentally spoiled Driver’s surprise to his wife, but each shared cute moments that would warm even Darth Vader’s cold, mechanized heart. After all, who wouldn’t be excited to be in a Star Wars film?The cast also emphasized the secrecy surrounding their roles and the film’s production. When asked if it was always him acting beneath his helmeted character, Adam Driver nervously looked at Abrams.The director is known for keeping his projects, especially major productions like Star Trek and now Star Wars, under lock and key. According to Boyega, the cast could only practice their lines at Pinewood Studios in England, where the scripts were not allowed to leave the premises in order to reduce spoiler leaks.Other brief appearances included R2-D2, who whistled and beeped around the set, as well as Harrison Ford, who will return as an aged Han Solo alongside his furry sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).We would be honored if Mark Hamill would join us, but the one and only Luke Skywalker was yet again absent.“Where’s Luke?” has become one of the latest questions trending among Star Wars fans, opening the blast doors to speculation about the iconic Jedi’s whereabouts in The Force Awakens as well as his allegiance to the Light and Dark Sides of the Force.It’s got fans talking, though, looking to the future, to the horizon. The hype train isn’t stopping. Last week, EA DICE released a rebooted Star Wars Battlefront to video game consoles. HP unveiled an Empire-themed notebook laptop. Google encouraged users to choose between the Light and Dark Side, the decision altering several Google apps. And North American film fans topped it all off with record-breaking advance ticket presales exceeding $50 million, with a month still left to go.Everything is proceeding as Disney has foreseen.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Billy Joel is playing the last concert Tuesday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum before it closes for $261 million in renovations—easily ranking as the most anticipated local performance of the year.Tickets for concert sold out in five minutes on May 1, making it one of the quickest-selling concerts ever at the 43-year-old Uniondale arena. Tickets for resale on Stub Hub are priced as high as $2,166.75. The concert will be his 32nd at the coliseum, where a banner bearing his name hangs from the rafters.“It was the first big arena I ever played, right after The Stranger came out in 1977,” The Piano Man recently told Entertainment Weekly. “Very, very exciting. Everyone I knew in the world was there. Ex-girlfriends, you know…”The concert is Joel’s most expensive of the year, reselling at an average price of $268 a ticket—16 percent more than his January performance in Madison Square Garden, where he plays monthly, averaging a resale ticket price of $226.Fans that waited to buy their tickets are not seeing the price drop they were hoping for, as the median listing price has gone from $350 to $469 in the past month, an increase of 34 percent. Even the cheapest ticket for sale has risen from $123 to $158 over the past month, a 22-percent increase.Those looking to get as close as possible to the “Captain Jack” singer will pay the price, as tickets in the floor sections are reselling for an average of $389 each. The 100-level is not much cheaper, with the average ticket reselling for $370 each. Fans looking for a bargain can sit up in the 300-level, where the average resale price is $175.Even though the six-time Grammy award winner frequently performs in New York, fans are especially excited to see the one that concludes the Nassau Coliseum’s legacy. Joel hasn’t played a solo show at the coliseum since 1998, where he set the arena’s record of nine sold-out shows in one year.The concert is specifically dedicated to Long Islanders who will be in a Long Island state of mind, as they bid farewell to the beloved building and the memories associated with it—at least until its scheduled reopening in December 2016. An estimate 68 percent of tickets for the concert were reportedly bought by LI residents.That’s because his local ties run deep. Joel, 66, grew up in Hicksville and now lives in Centre Island. Songs of his that reference LI include “It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me,” “The Ballad of Billy the Kid” and “The Downeaster Alexa.” His first solo album released in 1971 was titled Cold Spring Harbor.In paying tribute to the coliseum, Joel is expected to perform along with surprise A-list special guests, similar to his performance that closed down Shea Stadium.Among the plentiful memorabilia commemorating the historic concert are items for sale on rockandrolltshirts.com roughly pricing at $40—including posters, t-shirts, pins, ticket stubs, mugs, hats and keychains. A very limited number of framed drumheads signed by Joel can be had for a $400 minimum donation to Long Island Cares Inc.The performance comes as the New York State Legislature considers a proposal to rename a stretch of Route 107 in his hometown as “Billy Joel Boulevard,” with lawmakers contending that the man who sold 150 million albums worldwide should have the recognition awarded to him. Opponents argued that bearing the name on a street is reserved as a “posthumous honor.” So much for “Only the good die young.”