‘Milinkovic-Savic has Madrid & Manchester suitors’

first_imgTransfers City target Milinkovic-Savic has suitors ‘in Madrid, Manchester and Milan’ Ben Spratt 22:28 18/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) SergejMilinkovicSavic - cropped Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Premier League Lazio Serie A Agent Mateja Kezman has claimed there are a number of clubs interested in the Serbian midfielder, who could leave Lazio in 2018 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could be on the move next year as agent Mateja Kezman has revealed there is interest in the Lazio midfielder from clubs “in Madrid, Manchester and Milan”.The 22-year-old – who has been linked with Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City in the recent past – has started the season in fine form as Lazio remain unbeaten in Serie A, thrashing AC Milan last week, and also winning their Europa League group-stage opener against Vitesse.Kezman, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s representative, says the player is happy at the Stadio Olimpico, although he would not rule out a potential departure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “There’s been a lot of interest from several clubs, such as those in Madrid, Manchester and Milan,” Kezman told Radio CRC. “But he wants to be happy, to play to keep growing and become one of the best in his role.”It’s difficult to see him away from Lazio, where he has started the season very well, but I can’t rule out him leaving.”Kezman was full of praise, though, for Lazio, where he believes sporting director Igli Tare has created an environment in which Milinkovic-Savic and the club can enjoy success.”If Milinkovic-Savic keeps this up, there will be plenty of contact from different clubs, like there was [in the recent transfer window],” he said.#TrainingSessionPossesso palla per i biancocelesti sul Campo Centrale #FormelloLive pic.twitter.com/3dWrwHRQi1— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) September 18, 2017″We’ll see what happens but, for now, what matters is that he’s growing under [Simone] Inzaghi, who’s a great coach.”Right now, Milinkovic-Savic is happy to continue his adventure in Rome with Lazio. Igli Tare is sometimes criticised, but he’s done a great job.”He signed some great players and sold those that weren’t happy at extraordinary prices; now Lazio’s bench is better and they can fight to finish in the top two and win the Europa League.”last_img read more

More Hospital Beds Made Available in Capital Health Area

first_imgStarting today, April 5, more patients who need hospital beds inHalifax will get them as 21 more spaces open on the transitionalunit in Capital Health for patients waiting for long-term careplacement. “This is another step forward in our plan to help ease thepressure on hospital wait times and emergency overcrowding inCapital health district,” said Health Minister Angus MacIsaac.”The transition unit is more suitable for the people who shouldbe in long-term care, while we plan for more continuing care bedsin the community.” In the 10 Point Plan for Capital Health issued in January 2004,the Department of Health stated its plans to open additionalpermanent long-term care beds in the Halifax RegionalMunicipality. While planning continues for permanent space, the departmentagreed to temporarily fund 21 additional beds in the transitionalcare unit on 4B of the Centennial Building at the QEII site. “Work began immediately to put the equipment and staffing inplace to accommodate these patients,” said Capital Health CEO,Donald Ford. “Staff have worked tirelessly over the past fewmonths to get ready for this day so we can better serve all ourpatients.” The location of the permanent long-term beds will be announced inthe next several weeks.last_img read more

Karnataka Congress MLAs to meet to save coalition government

first_imgBengaluru: Nearly a week after facing rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Karnataka Congress legislators (MLAs) are meeting here on Wednesday to ensure the continuation of their year-old coalition government with the Janata Dal (Secular) as its ally, a party official said on Tuesday. “The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) is meeting at a star hotel in the city on Wednesday in the presence of our senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and party’s state unit in-charge K.C. Venugopal to review the poll results and stay united to sustain the government with the JD-S as our partner,” party spokesman K.E. Radhakrishna told IANS here. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist CLP leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has directed all the 78 legislators to attend the meeting and participate in the deliberations through party’s state unit chief Dinesh Gundu Rao. “The party will take a serious view if any legislator abstains from the meeting without prior intimation or reason for skipping it,” said the official. Contesting with the JD-S under a pre-poll seat-sharing tie-up in all the 28 parliamentary seats in the ratio of 21:7, the beleaguered Congress won only one to retain Bangalore Rural and lost 20 seats, including 9 where the outgoing members re-contested. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Ally JD-S also won only one, retaining Hassan and losing 6 seats. Polling was held in two phases on April 18 and April 23 in 14 seats each and votes were counted on May 23. A resurgent BJP won a record 25 seats across the state for the first time in parliamentary election in the southern state. “Though there is no survival threat to the government, as all our MLAs are united, the party high command and the party’s state leaders are not taking chances, as a handful of them have been dissenting against the leadership and the functioning of the coalition government,” admitted the spokesman. A fractured verdict in the May 2018 state assembly elections threw up a hung house, with the BJP winning 104, Congress 79, excluding speaker, and JD-S 37 and one each by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), a regional party and an independent. To keep the BJP out of power though it is 8 seats short of the halfway mark (113) for a simple majority in the 225-member assembly, including one nominated, the ruling allies forged a post-poll alliance to form the fledgling coalition government on May 23, 2018, sharing the cabinet posts in the ratio of 22 for the Congress and 12 for the JD-S in the 34-member ministry. “As the allies are committed to follow the coalition dharma, we hope there won’t be revolt by the so-called rebels who have been threatening to resign from the party and their assembly seats to join the BJP and bring down our government,” added Radhakrishna.last_img read more

ACTRA AND SAGAFTRA PARTNER TO PROMOTE PRODUCTION UNDER UNION CONTRACTS

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment LOS ANGELES AND TORONTO (March 9, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA, the leading unions for North American performers, today announced an expansion of their strategic alliance including the development of a joint plan to address non-union production in North America. Under the #WorkingTogether initiative the two unions will pool resources to promote the value of union work to employers and engagers while increasing work opportunities for members.“As our industry changes and grows we see new opportunities for unions to organize and grow,” said ACTRA National President Ferne Downey. “More than 90% of film and television produced in North America is under a union agreement, but a growing number of commercials are shooting non-union. That lowers working standards for performers across North America.” “Professional performers bring immense value to a production and it is crucial that they have strong union contracts protecting them,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “Globalization and technology change are issues affecting performers across North America. As the entertainment and media industry grows beyond traditional structures it is imperative that we respond.” The initiative calls for cooperation between the two performer unions in ensuring employers live up to their commitment to produce only under a union agreement. Initial activities will include North American wide outreach, research and communications efforts to attract new signatory agencies by demonstrating the value of producing with union performers. “Performers won’t tolerate a race to the bottom. Signatory agencies may have produced some of their commercials non-union in the recent past. ACTRA and SAG-AFTRA will work closely with signatory agencies to ensure all their future commercial production is under the appropriate union agreement,” said Downey.About SAG-AFTRASAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org. Follow SAG-AFTRA on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.About ACTRAACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 23,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly-acclaimed professional performing community. For more information on ACTRA please visit actra.ca. Follow ACTRA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more

Professor got firsthand look at electrical fire

Prof. Kimberly Cote sits in the sleep lab amidst by towels and blankets that were laundered after a recent electrical fire.It’s not a day that Kimberly Cote is likely to forget any time soon – the day she was working in her sleep lab and an electrical fire erupted outside.Cote, an associate professor of Psychology, was working in the sleep research laboratory on the fourth floor of Mackenzie Chown B block on Jan. 31. It was early afternoon when she and the five students in the lab with her felt the ground shake and watched the lights flicker.In that moment, Cote’s couldn’t have known the reality – that a fire had started in a nearby electrical room, a fire that would close some fourth-floor portions of Mackenzie Chown B and C block for the next week. At first, she thought something had fallen on the roof.She opened the door and headed for a fellow faculty member’s office so they could both take a look around. On the way, she felt what seemed like a second explosion. Smoke and flames seemed to billow from the elevator area.Heading back through thick smoke, Cote yelled to the students in the lab to evacuate and led them down the stairs to safety.“I must have shouted in a convincing way because the students shot out of the lab without their coats or their cell phones,” she recalled.Under the blare of the fire alarm, Cote passed the Psychology department on the third level, threw open the door and yelled, “This is a real fire. Get out.” Once outside, she borrowed someone’s cell phone to call Campus Security and described exactly where the fire was.“I didn’t feel fear, just a sense of urgency to get everyone out,” she said. “This was a good lesson for the students to have — that when you hear an alarm, it doesn’t matter if you have to stop what you’re doing, get out of the building.”It’s advice echoed by Val Wolfe, Brock’s manager of Environment, Health and Safety. When an alarm sounds in Mackenzie Chown, leave the building and don’t re-enter until the all clear has been given, even if the alarm has stopped.Recovery costs from the fire are approaching $60,000. It started in an electrical room known as B411M, which is located near the B block elevator. The likely cause was an overheating electrical switch for an air-handling unit, Wolfe said.The fire caused smoke damage in the electrical room and smoke residue in the sleep lab and the fourth-floor B block atrium, she said. The electrical room has been rebuilt and the smoke-contaminated insulation removed, and the area has been thoroughly cleaned. The furniture in the sleep lab was treated off site with an ozonator, she said.“Facilities Management did a lot of work on getting the power back as quickly as possible,” she said. “We’re thankful we were able to resolve it in a week.”The fire caused a dusting of soot in the sleep lab, where experiments must be conducted in identical conditions. Subjects spend the night sleeping there, and students spend long hours working in the lab. For that reason, the lab only reopened Feb. 10 to make extra sure it was clean, Cote said. read more

Board of Trustees meeting highlights Atrium and upgraded power projects moving forward

Two major projects are set to move forward that will give the Brock University campus a signature front entrance, as well as a more efficient and eco-friendly power system.At its last meeting Thursday, March 9, the Brock Board of Trustees was given an update on the two projects and voted on awarded the construction contract that moves the project forward.While the Brock LINC project will see a major facelift in the outdoor space in front of Schmon Tower, the District Energy Efficiency Project (DEEP) will, as the name suggests, provide significant upgrades deep in the heart of the University’s power system.Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF), the Brock LINC project will be a two-storey innovation complex in the space directly in front of the Schmon Tower. The lower level will become an enclosed atrium with collaborative and digital innovation space such as the James A. Gibson Library’s Makerspace, while a second level will be added to the podium in front of the tower to house and expand commercialization activities currently undertaken by BioLinc and the Office of Research Services.The Board awarded the contract to Ball Construction Limited, which will allow the project to move into the construction phase with a target date of April 30, 2018 for substantial completion.Joffre Mercier, Interim Vice-President Research, said the Brock LINC will be an important step forward for students and faculty, as well as the wider Niagara community, for which the space is being tailored.“We have been assisting our faculty members and our students with research and innovation through ORS and BioLinc. We want to combine all of that and expand on it. We want to do more because of the importance of driving industrial development and social innovation,” he said.Project Manager Scott Roper said the project also “rebrands the University with a new front door and a welcoming façade.”Roper said the new main entrance will complete what was started with the delivery of the Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock statue two years ago.“That was the first step in making a ceremonial centre to the campus. This project will extend the values that the bronze General Brock statue represents to the physical building,” he said.Though not as high profile in terms of visibility, awarding the construction contract for the DEEP project was also approved by the Board of Trustees last week and will now move toward an April, 2018 completion date.The $11 million DEEP project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s SIF and by the Province of Ontario and represents a significant upgrade to Brock’s cogeneration power plant.Currently, natural gas powers eight engines which produce enough power to supply 85 per cent of the electricity required by the University. Producing power in-house is about three times cheaper that purchasing hydro off the grid.As part of the new project, four of the eight engines, which were installed in 1993, will be replaced by two new engines capable of producing more power than the four they’re replacing. The new engines are also far more environmentally friendly.“Not only does it reduce our greenhouse gases by 15 per cent, it reduces our operating costs because we’re reducing from eight engines to six, but getting more power out of it,” said Scott Johnstone, Interim Associate Vice-President, Facilities Management.The DEEP project also includes funding to replace the pipes that have provided potable water to the entire campus since the University opened.While the DEEP project will take place mostly out of sight of Brock staff and students, Roper said the community will have to exercise patience as the Brock LINC construction takes place in the busiest part of the campus.“Construction is always a short period when compared to the benefits it provides us,” he said, adding that an initial meeting between the University and Ball Construction scheduled for this week will address how to mitigate the challenges that will come with getting around the work.– – –The Brock University Board of Trustees consists of 27 representatives from the Brock student body, faculty, staff and Niagara community. The Board meets five times each year and is responsible for the government, conduct, management and control of the University and of its property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs.In addition to the SIF project decisions, the Board also approved a number of new and updated policies; approved proposed tuition fees; approved the renaming of a room in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex; and received presentations regarding the Brock District Plan, Niagara 2041 and GO transit from the Niagara Region.For a full summary of the Board of Trustees March 9, click here. read more

Mass Effect 3 demo arrives February 14

first_imgEA announced in a press release yesterday that the demo for Bioware’s Mass Effect 3 will drop on February 14. That’s right, you can either spend Valentine’s Day with a loved one, or you can get back into virtual alien husbandry.The demo packs two modes, single- and multi-player. The single-player demo previews the beginning of the game, including what Bioware calls the “mind-blowing opening attack on Earth.” Translation: you get to play the finished version of what leaked back in November. Basically, it sets up the all-out war against the Reapers on multiple fronts.Mass Effect 3 also brings a new cooperative multiplayer mode to the series for the first time, and the demo will offer a taste of that as well. Further details on what’s playable in the co-op demo weren’t given.As we learned last fall, the overwhelming change in ME3‘s gameplay is a set of difficulty sliders that can turn all the way up (or all the way down) either the story or combat components of the game. Players will presumably be able to see the differences for themselves once they play the demo. On the 360, Kinect functionality will also make its dramatic appearance in the demo.For fans, this is also a last call for pre-orders. The Collector’s Edition, at $79, offers a 70-page hardcover art book, a soundtrack, a Dark Horse Comics ME comic, and several digital goodies like extra weapons and Xbox Live Avatars.The ME3 demo drops simultaneously for all three platforms (PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) and will be followed up with the full retail release on March 6.last_img read more

Dead Space 3 coop added for scared gamers

first_imgThe first two games in the Dead Space series got equally high review scores and a fan base eager to play the next title if and when EA decided to make it. Not one to shy away from multiple sequels, EA obliged and Dead Space 3 was officially announced at E3 last month with the announce trailer above.But some fans may be wondering why the game now has a full-playthrough co-op mode for you and a friend to enjoy, and EA’s marketing boss Laura Miele has today explained the reasoning behind it.Dead Space games are pretty scary, and apparently for some people they are just too scary. EA carried out some product research and found that some gamers want to play the game, just not on their own. The solution to that is a co-op mode and EA’s hope it will attract more people to (buy) the game.Existing fans who enjoyed solo playing the first two games should not worry. EA hasn’t dampened down the gameplay or made it any less scary, they’ve just catered for the more nervous gamers among us with a co-op option. That’s commendable as too often we see gameplay tweaked for the sake of accessibility. It looks like EA realized changing the core game to get more sales probably wouldn’t go down very well with its customers.There’s still a while to wait until Dead Space 3 hits the shelves for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC next February. Maybe that time can be filled getting some of your more nervous friends used to the horror on offer in the first two games.Read more at MCVlast_img read more

CO2 laviation sengage à plafonner ses émissions

first_imgCO2 : l’aviation s’engage à plafonner ses émissionsLes 190 pays membres de l’Organisation de l’aviation civile internationale (OACI) ont adopté le 8 octobre, lors de l’assemblée générale de l’organisation à Montréal, une résolution par laquelle ils s’engagent à tenter de plafonner les émissions de CO2 dues à l’aviation à partir de 2020.”Sans aucune attribution d’obligations particulières aux États, l’OACI et ses États membres, ainsi que les organisations compétentes, travailleront de concert pour s’efforcer de réaliser à moyen terme un objectif ambitieux collectif consistant à maintenir les émissions nettes mondiales de carbone provenant de l’aviation internationale au même niveau à partir de 2020″, lit-on dans le texte adopté vendredi à Montréal.S’il ne constitue pas un engagement ferme et définitif, il est considéré comme un “accord historique” faisant de l’OACI “la première institution des Nations unies à amener un secteur à mettre en place un accord harmonisé à l’échelle mondiale en vue de réduire ses émissions de CO2”.L’organisation vise également avec cette résolution l’objectif mondial d’une amélioration annuelle de 2% du rendement du carburant jusqu’en 2050 et la mise en place d’un cadre mondial pour le développement et la généralisation de carburants de remplacement durables, fixant l’échéance à 2013 pour la mise en place d’une norme sur les émissions des moteurs d’aviation.À lire aussiComment le climat pourrait être perturbé par le minuscule plancton arctiqueLe document souligne toutefois qu’il appartient aux États de se fixer des objectifs plus ambitieux, qui pourraient permettre de compenser la croissance du transport aérien des pays en développement. C’est notamment le cas des membres de l’Union européenne, qui se sont engagés à réduire le niveau de leurs émissions de 10% par rapport à celui atteint en 2005, et ce à l’horizon 2020.Par ailleurs, l’OACI reconnaît le système communautaire d’échange de quotas d’émission (ETS), une taxe visant les émissions des vols partant et à destination de l’Europe, qui doit entrer en vigueur en 2012. Une reconnaissance de grande importance au vu des actions en justice lancées contre ce système par des compagnies aériennes américaines.Le 15 octobre 2010 à 18:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Clark Asks What is the future of Water Works Park in Vancouver

first_imgColumbian reader Sara Morse wants to know what’s up at Water Works Park, a recreational site in central Vancouver that doubles as one of the city’s oldest and most critical pieces of infrastructure in Water Station 1.“I’m curious what the future holds for Waterworks Park? Will the amphitheater ever be utilized again?” Morse asked. She wasn’t alone in her curiosity — of everyone who voted in Clark Asks, a Columbian feature where readers can enlist reporters to do their bidding, Morse’s question earned 63 percent of votes.A few months ago, I’d written a story about a large contract awarded to a local builder for their work at Water Station 1, so I’m packed to the gills with information about the work underway at the park: a three-phase, $40 million overhaul expected to increase water storage capacity by about 3 million gallons.In 2016, the site saw the construction of a new tower booster pump station, a new treatment building and upgrades to lighting and pathways. Phase II, currently underway, will replace two reservoirs and swap the existing water tower with a 1 million-gallon standpipe. Phase III, expected to wrap near the end of 2022, will replace the three wells on the 24.5-acre property.All this to say, I know what the future holds at Water Works Park from a utilitarian standpoint but that doesn’t really answer Morse’s question. So I reached out to Loretta Callahan, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Public Works Department, for some answers.last_img read more

Officials 34 presumed dead after fire on scuba diving boat

first_imgSANTA BARBARA, Calif. — No one likely escaped the flames that tore through a boat packed with scuba divers, with all 34 people sleeping below deck presumed dead during a Labor Day weekend expedition off the Southern California coast, authorities said Tuesday as they called off the search for survivors.Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said no one has been found alive after the fire engulfed the dive boat early Monday. Flames blocked an escape hatch and a stairwell leading to the sleeping area crowded with passengers on a recreational scuba diving trip.Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig told reporters that the victims’ relatives “will rely on us to do everything in our power to find out happened aboard that vessel in the last moments of these family members’ lives. That’s our commitment.”Only five crew members sleeping on the top deck were able to escape by jumping off and taking a small boat to safety.The fire that engulfed the Conception killed all 33 passengers and one crew member who was below deck, the sheriff said. Investigators have not yet determined how the fire erupted.The bodies of 20 victims have been recovered, and divers have seen between four and six others in the sunken wreckage, the sheriff said. Authorities are trying to stabilize the boat that sank in about 60 feet (18 meters) of water so divers can recover those remains.last_img read more

Gattuso confesses AC Milan was embarrassing tonight

first_imgThe Rossoneri coach says Lazio deserved to qualify to the Coppa Italia Final after his side was simply embarrassing.In the first leg of the Coppa Italia Semifinal played in Rome, the game between Lazio and AC Milan ended in 0-0.But tonight, a goal on aggregate time by Joaquin Correa, ended up giving the visitors a 1-0 win to put Lazio in the Final.And after the match, Rossoneri manager Gennaro Gattuso spoke to the press, saying he feels embarrassed by what happened tonight.“We held out well in the first half, but after the break Lazio had three chances, we didn’t move enough off the ball,” he was quoted by Football Italia.“It’s a difficult moment, we’re struggling and have to turn over the page, as on Sunday there is another knockout round type game against Torino.”“We’ve got to try to understand why we are in this negative spell. Lazio deserved to quality and the fans deserved more tonight,” he continued.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Sometimes you change just to do something different, to improve the performance, lift the team. Something isn’t working and we’ve been struggling for the last month. I don’t think it’s just physical, but also mental and tactical, as we are performing below our capabilities.He added: “I don’t think it’s an issue of systems or individuals, but the entire team has taken steps backward. We’re playing with the handbrake on and paying a price for that. We had tried to play a life or death game today, but it didn’t work. There’s no point denying it, we were embarrassed tonight and have to look forward.“Lazio were coming off a difficult moment too, but we made it easier for them. We’ve got a month left in the season and it is our duty to give our all, to get back on our feet.”Rossoneri bow out of the #TIMCup in the semi-final. Full focus on the league now / I rossoneri vengono eliminati in Semifinale. Testa al campionato#MilanLazio 0-1 pic.twitter.com/QFzyj2O4eU— AC Milan (@acmilan) April 24, 2019last_img read more

Report Twitter to meet United after Pogba abuse

first_imgTwitter has agreed to meet Manchester United over the Paul Pogba racially abusive tweets.After teammate Harry Maguire, call for better checks to be put in place, as to owners of social media accounts.Former United player and England Lionesses coach Phil Neville calls for a social media boycott, until companies like Twitter, take action.Then add into the mix that Manchester United who is one of the top 100 twitter accounts in the world, with 20 million followers.United in their statement made a call for more action to be taken against the culprits and that they would exhaust all avenues in an attempt to make this happen.Now Twitter wants to get involved and take action.According to Sky Sports, Twitter have responded to a call for action and issued the following statement in regard to recent incidents.They said:“Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders.”“Interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK.”“We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We know we need to do more to protect our users. Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.“To this end, we look forward to working more closely with our partners to develop shared solutions together.”“In the meantime, for Twitter’s part, we will continue to proactively monitor the conversation, and take aggressive enforcement action when content violates our Rules.”Cybersecurity expert Eerke Boiten added to Sky’s report that the information needed to track accounts is available to Twitter and such companies.He said:“Twitter and the other social media companies do have information about the email addresses of those abusers, and the IP addresses of their computers where the abuse came from.”There has been a recent spate of racially motivated attacks against football players. As we brought you on, Ronaldo.com, last week saw Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham received similar messages to Pogba.Twitter will meet Man Utd within the next few weeks to discuss the racist abuse aimed at Paul Pogba following Monday night’s game with Wolves.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 21, 2019last_img read more

Ive been very lucky Iker Casillas

first_imgThe Porto Spanish goalkeeper has been discharged from the hospital, five days after suffering a heart attack.On Wednesday, Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas fell ill during a training session and had to be rushed to the hospital where he suffered a heart attack.The former Spain national team footballer was discharged from the hospital today and gave his first words to the press.“A few days ago I went through a difficult situation, something that can happen to everyone at some point in their lives,” Casillas was quoted by ESPN.“Fortunately, I’m well. I’m grateful because I feel I’ve been very lucky. I want to thank everyone who worried about me, I’ve felt very much loved. I can only come out of this situation with a smile.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I want to thank those that helped me and that allowed for the heart attack not to be as severe, as the FC Porto medical team responded immediately,” he added.“I want to thank those that sent messages of support and love. I was also treated very well at the hospital. I feel much better and now it’s a case of resting several weeks and a few months. I still don’t know. But the most important thing is to be here.”“I don’t know what the future will hold but the most important thing is to be here, to be able to talk and transmit to everyone how I feel. Thanks to everyone and see you soon,” he concluded.last_img read more

Marko Arnautovic lashes out at European media

first_imgMarko Arnautovic was not in a very giving mood during his presentation at Shanghai SIPG and chose to criticize media for putting him in a negative light.While he left West Ham United in a very acrimonious fashion, Marko Arnautovic believes that he has been wrongly portrayed by the European media.The Austrian international sensationally tried to engineer a move away from the club for the second time in five months and eventually got his wish. It was strange that the striker would do something like that given the fact that he had only signed a new contract with the Hammers a few months before that.Indeed his transfer request had baffled the club’s hierarchy and thrown Manuel Pellegrini’s plans in disarray. A lucrative offer from the Chinese Super League side really got into his head and Marko Arnautovic decided to force through a move.The way he left the club attracted a lot of criticism from media and pundits alike with everyone of the opinion that Marko Arnautovic could have done things differently. Many former players wanted the forward gone.What we learned from day 2 of the Premier League? Taimoor Khan – August 20, 2019 The new Premier League season is only two weeks old but it has already taught us a few things that could define the campaign….However, the former West Ham striker says that people in the media do not know anything about him or how he was at his previous teams. Indeed, Marko Arnautovic had always had an attitude problem in his early days as a young prospect at Inter Milan. But the Austrian maintains that he always gave his best in training.“They do not train with me, they do not play with me, but they just write something,” he said according to the Standard.“Maybe that’s the characteristic of European media, the truth is that I always give everything to my team, I never spare myself.“I’m here to work hard, I want to do my part so the club can achieve all of its goals.”last_img read more

Breaking United drop interest in Mandzukic

first_imgAnother Juventus deal is off, United decide against signing Super Mario.He originally was coming as a part of the Lukaku Dybala swap deal. Then on his own merits. Now it appears not at all.According to The Mail, United have decided Mandzukic will simply cost too much.Just moments after the Dybala deal to leave Juventus was scrapped, so was the Mario Mandzukic deal.The apparent reason is that Manchester United was not willing to meet either Juventus’s valuation or the player’s wage demands.Apparently United valued the 33-year-old player at around 15 million pounds. While a figure has not been confirmed, it is understood Juventus had a very different number in mind.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Even though the clubs were still some way apart, United continued to talk to the player. In the hope of a deal being reached and not running out of time.However, when United discussed personal terms with the Croatian international, they decided that no deal was possible. The best thing to do was walk away.His demands made the deal simply too expensive for a player of his age who was being brought in as a squad player.The Lukaku deal should be confirmed soon. He is in Milan having a medical. Terms and a fee are all in place.It remains to be seen if United will sign a replacement. Or if they will put their faith in academy players.If they don’t, while United’s window has not been outstanding, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s commitment to his philosophy has. If you are coming to United for money, then don’t bother.TURIN, ITALY – MARCH 08: Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic of Juventus looks on during the warm-up before the Serie A match between Juventus and Udinese at Allianz Stadium on March 08, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)last_img read more

Prosecutors to appeal decision to release Quarles to conditional program

first_img KUSI Newsroom, August 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 30, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Prosecutors Friday said they will appeal a San Diego judge’s decision to release a sexually violent predator known as the “Bolder- Than-Most” rapist from a state hospital and into the community, while the search for a viable housing option for him remains ongoing.Last month, San Diego County Superior Court Judge David M. Gill ruled that Alvin Ray Quarles, 57, will be released to a home somewhere in San Diego County, where he would undergo treatment through a conditional release program.Quarles was dubbed the “Bolder-Than-Most” rapist because of the way he attacked his victims, at knifepoint, sometimes forcing the women’s husbands or boyfriends to watch.He pleaded guilty in 1989 to committing more than a dozen sexual assaults in the mid-to-late 1980s and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.In September 2016, Quarles petitioned the court to be granted release through the Conditional Release Program for sex offenders. Gill ordered last fall that Quarles could be released to a home in Jacumba Hot Springs, a decision that prosecutors, along with county Supervisor Dianne Jacob, requested that Gill reconsider.Since that time, the agreement to rent the residence has fallen through, and Gill allowed for further argument toward a possible reconsideration of his decision to release Quarles.Following a closed-door evidentiary hearing regarding Quarles’ case earlier this summer, Gill ruled that Quarles be released.Deputy District Attorney Jessica Coto said her office will file an appeal of Gill’s decision, with hopes of either reversing his ruling or granting prosecutors another trial weighing Quarles’ suitability for release.Coto said that the evidence presented in the evidentiary hearing “showed that the release of Mr. Quarles was premature and he still poses a danger to the community.”Meanwhile, the Department of State Hospitals has so far been unsuccessful in locating an appropriate housing option for Quarles. Coto argued to halt the housing search until the appeals court rules on whether to reverse Gill’s decision, but the judge denied that motion on Friday.Until a housing option is found or the appeals court stays Gill’s ruling, Quarles will remain at Coalinga State Hospital, where he’s been undergoing sex offender treatment since 2014.Quarles is due back in court on Dec. 6. Prosecutors to appeal decision to release Quarles to conditional programlast_img read more

North Park streets flooded by water main break

first_img KUSI Newsroom September 1, 2019 North Park streets flooded by water main break KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 1, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City crews were working today to clean up mud left behind by flooding caused by a water main break in North Park, officials said.Police rescued a man whose red Pontiac became trapped in knee-high flooding on Pershing Drive.The water main break happened about 4 a.m. near Polk Avenue and Utah Street, city spokesman Arian Collins said. A 30-inch diameter cast-iron water pipe broke, causing flooding in the area. Water was shut off by 6:30 a.m.The city was working to replace 70 miles of older cast-iron water pipes and this particular pipe was scheduled to be replaced in October, Collins said.Police said city crews should be finished cleaning up the mud by about 11:30 a.m. to allow traffic to resume. last_img read more

San Diego firefighters injured in fire engine crash

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Four Cal Fire personnel from San Diego were injured Wednesday when a fire engine crashed and overturned on a rural road in Central California.The firefighters were heading back to the San Diego area following an assignment helping with a wildfire in Tulare County when the accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. on Avenue 56 in Ducor, just south of Porterville, said Thomas Shoots, a fire captain with the state agency.The injured firefighters were taken to a hospital in stable condition. As of mid-afternoon, Shoots said, three of them had been released from medical care, while the fourth was expected to remain hospitalized overnight with injuries of unspecified severity.The cause of the crash was unclear, Shoots said.The crew had headed north on Sunday to help staff fire stations for Cal Fire personnel battling the Creek Fire, which burned over 756 open acres after erupting on a hillside about four miles east of Woodlake, Shoots said. San Diego firefighters injured in fire engine crash September 4, 2019last_img read more

San Diego Unified addresses concerns on changes to the federal public charge

first_imgSan Diego Unified addresses concerns on changes to the federal public charge policy September 4, 2019 Updated: 1:59 PM Posted: September 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Unified School District Superintendent, Cindy Marten and Food and Nutrition Services Director, Gary Petill, stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss free and reduced school lunch and their concerns to the recent changes to the federal public charge policy (SNAP benefits) by the Trump administration.For more information click here. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more