Woman Creates Last Supper with Laundry Lint

first_imgArtistic breakthrough? Religious devotion? The work of someone with altogether too much free time on their hands? I vote for all of the above. This recreation of the Last Supper is 14 feet long and four feet high. It took around 1,000 hours to create. Also, it’s made entirely of laundry lint.Michigan resident Laura Bell is behind the massive remake of da Vinci’s famous work. The piece required 800 hours of laundry, in which Bell washed loads of towels, in order to get the perfect colors for Jesus and his disciples. Once the laundry was done, the Last Supper recreation took 200 hours to actually piece together.AdChoices广告The piece will be displayed at a Ripley’s Believe it or Not–a curator of Last Supper recreations. It also has versions of the renaissance painting remade on toast, a dime, and one recreated with rice.last_img read more

Deux publicités en faveur de lélevage interdites

first_imgDeux publicités en faveur de l’élevage interditesSaisie par la Fondation Brigitte Bardot, l’Autorité de régulation professionnelle de la publicité (ARPP) a interdit la diffusion de deux spots radio diffusés dans le cadre d’une campagne sur l’élevage soutenue par les pouvoirs publics.Dans un communiqué l’association de défense des animaux se félicite d’avoir obtenu l’interdiction de cette campagne “du Centre d’Information des Viandes, financée par le ministère de l’Agriculture, faisant d’une part la propagande de l’élevage porcin français présenté, de façon mensongère, comme étant ‘artisanal’ et un autre spot ventant l’aspect ‘écologique’ de l’élevage”. À lire aussiLa première boulette de viande créée in vitro par une entreprise américaineLe Jury de Déontologie Publicitaire, instance associée à l’ARPP, a en effet ordonné le 23 février dernier, la cessation de diffusion de deux des dix spots réalisés dans le cadre de la campagne “Soyons ferme”, dans le but d’informer l’opinion publique sur les filières d’élevage de boeuf, veau et porc. Comme le rapporte 20minutes.fr, le Jury a estimé que ces deux spots “contreviennent notamment au principe qui veut que ‘la publicité ne doit pas induire le public en erreur sur la réalité des actions de l’annonceur, ni sur les propriétés de ses produits en matière de développement durable'”.La première publicité interdite vantait la dimension artisanale et familiale de l’élevage, assurant que “les éleveurs de porcs sont comme des artisans”. Une affirmation entretenant une confusion, a estimé le JDP, soulignant que le constat selon lequel “l’élevage serait en France majoritairement familial n’implique pas nécessairement qu’il se ferait selon des méthodes artisanales et non industrielles”. Dans le second spot, une éleveuse déclarait que ses vaches assuraient en broutant le maintient des prairies, et contribuaient ainsi au stockage de carbone dans le sol et les forêts. Une affirmation minimisant l’impact de l’élevage sur le réchauffement climatique, qui aurait dû être “nuancée”.La Fondation Brigitte Bardot avait réclamé l’interdiction de deux autres spots, l’un vantant les qualités nutritionnelles de la viande, et l’autre concernant l’alimentation des veaux. Deux plaintes qui ont été rejetées par le JDP.Le 28 février 2011 à 17:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Cargo TK Bremen des barrières et des amendes pour protéger les dunes

first_imgCargo TK Bremen : des barrières et des amendes pour protéger les dunesLes opérations de pompage des cuves du Cargo TK Bremen ont été terminées vendredi dernier. Aujourd’hui, commence la déconstruction du bâtiment. Le chantier ne devrait s’étaler que sur 3 à 4 semaines mais le site et les dunes de la plage d’Erdeven se dégradent déjà à cause de l’affluence des curieux.Des barrières métalliques hautes de deux mètres, vont être montées sur près de 4 kilomètres entre Erdeven et la barre d’Etel afin de protéger le site des nombreux visiteurs qui viennent constater l‘état du bateau. La préfecture maritime de l’Atlantique et la préfecture du Morbihan, chargée du sinistre, ont déclaré dès jeudi qu’un plan de destruction du navire était déjà programmé. Mais l’agence néerlandaise devra également nettoyer la plage et remettre en état les dunes qui s’affaissent depuis l’accident et la curiosité qu’il suscite. Le site devra être réhabilité pour le 6 avril. À lire aussiLa Méditerranée est officiellement la mer la plus polluée par le plastiqueLes travaux de déconstruction et la remise en état du site sera à la charge complète de l’armateur du cargo maltais et de ses assureurs. Le vidage des éléments déplaçables et le désamiantage ne dureront qu’une semaine si les ouvriers suivent le plan annoncé. Une grue géante est attendue pour cisailler les 2.000 tonnes de ferraille constituant l’épave, qui seront ensuite évacuées par voie terrestre. La machine ne sera sur les lieux que début janvier et l’opération de cisaillage ne devrait s’étaler que sur une durée de trois semaines si le temps le permet. Enfin, la compagnie néerlandaise devra également remettre en état le site dunaire classé Natura 2000, dégradé par l’échouage du cargo mais plus particulièrement maintenant par le piétinement des nombreux visiteurs. Ce week-end, les gendarmes ont verbalisé 125 automobilistes et piétons face à l’afflux de milliers de curieux, entre 8.000 et 10.000, selon la gendarmerie cité par le site de Ouest France.Le 27 décembre 2011 à 12:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

VIDEO Nikolai Volkoff appears with Rusev and Lana

first_img WWE has posted the following video from after last night’s 9/8 WWE RAW of WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff appearing with Rusev & Lana backstage.You can view the video below. Videos Articles Google+ Pinterest Now Playing Up Next New additions to “Total Divas” cast next season, Bella Twins planning to leave the series Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Royal Rumble Highlights: Becky takes Lana’s spot, Brock vs. Balor, Tag Titles Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE couple no longer part of Total Divas, Former TNA/WWE star at live event Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Facebook Is WWE Losing Its Audience?last_img read more

Teddy Long on being considered too old for WWE TV

first_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Vince Mcmahon Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Triple H Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Twitter Videos Articles Hulk Hogan reunites with Brutus Beefcake, New WWE Network collections for September Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Steve Gerweck sent this in.http://www.gerweck.net/2014/09/22/gerweck-report-podcast-special-teddy-long-on-racism-in-wrestling-ron-simmons-undertaker-tna-and-much-more/  In this very special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome future WWE hall of famer Teddy Long.Topics discussed include:– Leaving WWE, and the possibility of Long returning to the company in the future– Racism in wrestling, and being called the N word– Who told Teddy that a young Undertaker would never draw a dime?– How Teddy become a wrestling manager– The circumstances of the Ron Simmons winning the world championship– What happened to wrestling managers?– The history of the “peanut head” stuff– Managing The Undertaker in WCW– Making the move from WCW to the WWF– WWE’s decision to bring back ECW– Raw expanding to three hours– Long’s favorite moments in the wrestling business– Thoughts on the passing of Sean O’Haire– A great story involving a young Randy Savage– Who would Teddy prefer inducting him in the WWE hall of fame?– Would Long work for TNA or Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling?– What does TNA need to do to change their fortune?– How he developed his catchphrases– Booker T’s group in Texas– Why did Vickie Guerrero get a WWE Network special, but not Long?– Long’s legacy in the business– On why he might turn down the WWE hall of fame– Long’s thoughts on Ray Rice and Adrian PetersonHighlights:– Life on the road: “I had been on the road for two years of my life, and I didn’t know exactly how bad I was burned out .. I don’t miss one day of WWE.”– On fourteen years with WWE: “Mr. McMahon took care of me.”– On returning to WWE? “I’ll probably never go back there.”– On what he is doing on Mondays now “I am going to these acting classes.”– Who told Teddy Long that a young Undertaker would never draw a dime?– On racism in wrestling, “it’s still going on, its going on everywhere. It not just professional wrestling .. I think in the WWE it has gotten better.”– Which wrestling great was against the idea of Teddy becoming a manager?– Teddy’s favorite moments in the business– On not being able to work outside of WWE due to being an independent contractor, “How they get away with that is unbelievable to me.”– On TNA: “They aren’t that bad. I think someone will pick them up, its bad writing there.”– “In Triple H’s eye I’m too old to be on TV,” Long said.– “I wasn’t a bad fan of his, that’s for sure” – Long on Flair– On the WWE hall of fame, “I may turn them down.”——————————-To book Teddy Long for your event, contact Brian Wittenstein at brianwittenstein@gmail.com Follow the Gerweck Report podcast at @GerweckReport Follow Gerweck on Twitter at @gerweck Follow Frank Dee on Twitter at @RealFrankDee E-mail us at gerweckreport@gerweck.net You can also listen to the Gerweck Report via iTunes on tunein, Stitcher and on SpreakerRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 6.29%0:00Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

The littlest penguins clean what they can reach at car wash

first_imgPenguins may not be able to fly, but they can jump, stretch and stand on their tiptoes.And Clark College’s littlest penguins were doing all three Thursday, as the day care at the school’s Child and Family Studies program ran what it’s nicknamed the Bottom Half Car Wash. The charity event’s name is pretty literal — small students clean the bottom half of the car (or what they can reach), while the adults clean the top half.The proceeds will go toward the program’s end-of-summer family picnic.last_img read more

State Court of Appeals judges uphold DNRs denial of Millennium sublease

first_imgLONGVIEW — Millennium Bulk Terminals years-long proposal to build a coal terminal in Longview received another blow Tuesday after a state appeals court sided with the state Department of Natural Resources’ 2017 decision to deny the company a sublease needed to build a dock in the Columbia River.The decision reversed a previous decision by Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning that DNR acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” in denying Millennium sublease for aquatic lands leased by Northwest Alloys Inc.But the state appeals court said DNR’s consideration of Millennium’s financial condition and business reputation was “expressly authorized under the lease” with Northwest Alloys, according to court documents.“And the additional information DNR sought from Millennium, which Millennium failed to provide, was relevant to DNR’s inquiry. Accordingly, we conclude that DNR’s denial of consent to sublease was not arbitrary and capricious,” the judges wrote in an opinion published Tuesday.Northwest Alloys is a subsidiary of Alcoa, which bought Reynolds Metals Co. and its Longview aluminum plant in 2000. In 2008, DNR renewed the aquatic lands lease with Northwest Alloys, and the lease barred Northwest from subleasing the land without the DNR’s consent.last_img read more

18 years later America vows to never forget 911

first_imgNEW YORK — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.“As long as the city will gift us this moment, I will be here,” Margie Miller, who lost her husband, Joel, said as she attended the ground zero anniversary ceremony, as she has every year. “I want people to remember.”President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the Pentagon, telling victims’ relatives there: “This is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss.”“It’s the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over. The last kiss. The last phone call. The last time hearing those precious words, ‘I love you,’” the president said.Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the third site where planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, Vice President Mike Pence credited the crew and passengers who fought back against the hijackers with protecting him and others in the U.S. Capitol that day.“I will always believe that I and many others in our nation’s capital were able to go home that day and hug our families because of the courage and selflessness of your families,” said Pence, who was an Indiana congressman at the time. Officials concluded the attackers had been aiming the plane toward Washington.last_img read more

Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year

first_imgThe manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.Cardiff City was demoted from the English Premier League season to the Championship after the 2018-2019 season ended.And the Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock has said he will stay with the team for the final year of his contract and will help his club find his successor.“When you get relegated the manager’s position is usually in doubt,” Warnock said to RTÉ Sport.“But Vincent (Tan, Cardiff owner) made it clear last week that he wanted me to stay, and how can you not want to when you see how the fans have been with me over the last couple of years?”“It rankles a little bit that we got relegated. I just feel it’s not the time to change with the squad I’ve got and the players I want to bring in,” he added.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“But we’ve got to obviously look for a replacement for me now.”He continued: “I would like to think we could do well and I can help them in that selection.”“When I signed for Cardiff I had spoken to Derby and thought I’d got the job.”He explained: “I told them I only wanted a year, I’ll get your promotion and then help you find a manager.”“I remember the owner Mel Morris saying to me ‘we thought you were the best candidate but we want more stability at the club’.”“He said they wanted someone who was going to stay two or three years and build the club forward. They took Nigel Pearson who they sacked three months later! So my point is you don’t change things for the sake of it,” he concluded.last_img read more

Emmanuel Adebayor announces Istanbul Basaksehir exit

first_imgEmmanuel Adebayor confirmed he’s left Istanbul Basaksehir by mutual consent following two and a half years at the club.After six months on the sidelines following a brief spell at Crystal Palace, Adebayor completed a switch to Basaksehir in January 2017.The former Real Madrid and Arsenal striker made an instant impact in Turkey to score six times in 11 Super Lig matches. Therefore, Basaksehir awarded him a new three-year to ensure he would remain beyond the summer of 2017.Since then, Adebayor has continued his prolific form at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium with 27 goals in 71 appearances to his name.But fitness and injury issues last season restricted the 35-year-old to just 19 league outings. While he only scored three times, however, the Owls still finished in second place and just two points adrift of champions Galatasaray.Now, the Togo international has bid Turkey a fond farewell and is eagerly awaiting the next challenge in his career.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 would like to thank the fans, my teammates, the city of Istanbul, the club Istanbul Basaksehir and everyone involved in my success with the team,” Adebayor wrote on Instagram.“I received a strong welcome from the country as a whole and I completely feel at home in Turkey. The club and I have come to a mutual agreement and have decided to part ways.“All those memories and funny moments we had will always stay fresh in my mind. For now, I will continue to work hard and enjoy my vacation with friends and family.“Thank You Istanbul, Thank you Basaksehir! As you all know me, I love challenges; so I am looking forward to the next adventure.”Adebayor has also played for Manchester City, Tottenham, AS Monaco and Metz.WIGAN, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 13: Emmanuel Adebayor of Arsenal.last_img read more

Samir Nasri explains why he chose Anderlecht

first_imgAfter joining the Belgian giants, Samir Nasri says that he wanted to stay in Europe in order to ensure some stability for his family.Now that he has signed for Anderlecht, Samir Nasri would be looking to become a senior figure at one of the biggest football teams in Belgium. Nasri has joined former Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany at the club and is keen on doing well for the team.While he did receive a lot of lucrative offers from clubs outside Europe, Samir Nasri says that he decided to sign for Anderlecht because he wanted to stay in Europe.Moreover, Nasri didn’t even need a lot of convincing from Kompany to make his decision.“With Vincent, it did not last long. He called me and I wanted to stay in Europe to join an interesting and different project. From a family point of view, with a young son, it was also better for me to stay in Europe than to go for a more lucrative contract abroad.Virgil van Dijk, Premier League, LiverpoolKompany names van Dijk as the best center-back in the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 The former Manchester City star believes Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is better than what John Terry and Rio Ferdinand were.Becoming a dad doesn’t change you a lot. I got the right maturity recently. Money is not my motivation, it’s more of the sporting side of things and working with a friend of mine and being really involved in this project. That was the most important thing for me.”Far from the spotlight under which he struggled throughout his career, Samir Nasriis keen to play a major role for his new side.“I just got back from a season with injuries. Playing once a week is good for my body, it will allow me to recover. My goal, like that of the club, is to become a champion, play a big role and qualify for the Champions League. I have followed the Belgian league a bit in the past and the most important thing for me is to be ready for the playoffs.”Nasri also says that he made mistakes but says that he does have a strong character.“I made mistakes, I have a strong character too and when I’m in a conflict, I don’t pretend that everything is alright. Maybe that’s why you’ve seen bad things about me on the internet,” Nasri said as reported by Foot Mercato.last_img read more

Toure explains how he suffered racism… by his own clubs fans

first_imgYaya Toure played for Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine, and he was constantly abused for the colour of his skin.Ivory Coast international midfielder Yaya Toure played in Ukranian club Metalurh Donetsk from 2003 to 2005.There he was a regular in the team’s squad, as he played in the Vyshcha Liha and the UEFA Europa League.But he was also constantly on the receiving end of racist abuse.“First I felt humiliated and then very angry,” Toure told The Mirror.“The monkey chants were worse than anything.”“I had to get used to it. I’d try to play football and the fans would sing: ‘Black s***!, Black ****!, Go back home!’,” he explained.“It was hard. Very difficult. And I had to keep going back to it. Every game. Sometimes it was the fans of my own team doing it.”serbiaReport: Euro 2020 qualifying Group B George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group B sees Portugal and Serbia play catch up with Ukraine.While Cristiano Ronaldo broke records and his Portugal side ran out…“I remember calling my father. I told him: ‘They have been doing the monkey chants in front of me. Papa, I feel very bad!’,” he commented.“He told me to go and play. To be strong. He didn’t want it to affect me but he didn’t realize how badly I was already affected.”“Then, one day he came to watch me. He went to sit down. All the white people moved away from him. They went to sit somewhere else,” the midfielder added.“He asked me: ‘What happened? Do I smell bad?’”“I told him: ‘Papa, do you remember when I called you and I told you about the people singing the monkey chants and you told that I had to accept it? To suffer?’,” he said.“He said to me: ‘Yes son, it’s very bad.’ He was so angry.”“Even if you prepare yourself for it, when you get it you are still shocked. That’s why I was surprised that Raheem Sterling stayed so calm. He is like my little brother. When you have seen what he has done he is surely the Footballer of the Year,” Toure concluded.last_img read more

Mourinho says hes not suffering without a club

first_imgThe Portuguese manager has been out of managerial work since December 2018, but he has been working on TV for a while.Jose Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United’s manager on December 2018.Since then, there have been a lot of rumours about where he will go next, from returning to Chelsea or Real Madrid, to even going back to Portugal to coach.But the Portuguese coach has been busy as a TV pundit, which has made him say he is not suffering from not coaching a club.“I’m not suffering because I’m not coaching, I have time to think about other things,” he said according to Spanish media outlet Sport.“But honestly, I would like to return next season.”“I decided not to coach until the start of next season and even then, only to come back with a club and a competition that motivates me,” he continued.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.“Fernando (Santos) has nothing to worry about, I’m not interested now or in the short term, we’re good friends,” he said about the manager of the Portugal national team.“It’s something I’d like to do before retiring but I have a long way to go in my career, it won’t be now and we’ll see if the chance comes or not.”Mourinho started his coaching career in 2000 with Benfica. He moved the next year to Uniao de Leiria, and then to Porto for two more years.In 2004 he started coaching Chelsea in the English Premier League, before being transferred to Inter Milan in 2008.In 2010 he managed Real Madrid for three years, and then returned to Chelsea for two.His last job as a manager was in 2016 as coach of Manchester United until he got replace by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December 2018.last_img read more

A big scare but everything is all right Iker Casillas

first_imgThe Spanish goalkeeper had a heart attack during Wednesday’s Porto training session in Portugal and had to be rushed to the hospital.During today’s Porto training session, Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas had a heart attack and had to be rushed to the hospital.And the World Cup-winning footballer spoke for the first time since the incident saying everything was okay.“Everything under control here, a big scare but my forces are intact. Thank you very much for the messages and affection,” Casillas said according to Goal.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…“The health problem that Iker Casillas suffered today, fortunately, did not have the consequences that it could have had,” Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa said in a press release published after the incident.“In any case, it requires a hospital stay and a period of rest and inactivity. First of all, I would like to express my solidarity on my behalf and on behalf of FC Porto.”“All of us, managers, coaches, players, all of us who are our everyday companions with the goal of winning, we will have an additional reason to put all our efforts in the conquest of the next victories that he, as we, so much desire,” Pinto da Costa added.“Whatever each person does from this moment, he will have to make an extra effort so that he will continue to be the most successful team in the world. Strength Casillas! You are Porto!”last_img read more

Do you want to learn how to be a football commentator

first_imgFootball commentator John Motson is one of the most recognizable voices in Britain, as he has broadcasted since 1968.In 1968 John Motson started working for the BBC as a football commentator.He has covered so far 29 FA Cups, 10 FIFA World Cups, and 200 England games.And he has some good tips for the future football commentators of the world.“In a way, it’s more difficult to break into the business now,” he told Metro.“There are far more people wanting to become football commentators now and it’s harder to make a name for yourself.”He explained: “Those in my generation – like Brian Moore, Barry Davies, and Gerald Sinstadt – we stood out and what we did was quite unusual because there wasn’t many of us back then.”“However, on the upside, there is now live football every night of the week and every one of those games needs a commentator.”“Social media also offers opportunities – there’s no question about it,” he said.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.“Some people study for media degrees but there are no specific qualifications needed, you don’t need any certificates or a degree (I didn’t have one).”And how to become a sports commentator?: “Make an impression on people – that makes them think you can really do the job.”“Research the players, the statistics, the facts, and figures – you have to be able to identify the players accurately and quickly, as well as refer back to previous events, while also lifting the occasion.”Motson concluded: “Be persistent at the start of your career; bang on doors, do commentary in strange places, go and see matches when you’re not working.”“Get the basics right, so that during a match your homework is just a backup.”BBC Match Of The Day 1979That great Liverpool team.Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal Charity Shield Commentator John Motson#LFC @FootballArchive https://t.co/5EvDNspeAe— TV Football 1968-92 (@1968Tv) August 3, 2019last_img read more

Report Messi out until after the international break

first_imgBarcelona will not risk Lionel Messi, and will not bring him back into action until after the international break.Lionel Messi has been assigned to the stands with fellow teammate Luis Suarez for another game due to his injury.Messi has already missed the two opening games of the season. A 1-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao, and a 5-2 victory over Real Betis.In the next game, Barca will face Osasuna. According to a report in Spanish sports outlet Marca, this will also be without Messi.The Argentine superstar has developed some form of a calf injury.Messi has returned to regular training with the first-team squad. However, Ernesto Valverde and his backroom staff do not feel the need to rush him back.He played little to no part in the clubs preseason preparations.While he has been posting some impressive videos on social media of his workouts and training exercise. Training and a competitive La Liga game are two very different things.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…After the game against Osasuna, the Catalonians have an international break. This means their next league game is not until September 14th.That will give the Barca captain 14 more days to prepare and get 100% fit.The Argentine national team, have two friendly games in that break. One against Chile and another against Mexico.Thankfully for Barca, Messi is unavailable for Lionel Scaloni’s side.He is serving a ban from CONMEBOL, for the red card he received in the Copa America third-place game Argentina played against Chile.Messi could be back in time to make his first appearance of the season, possibly alongside his old friend Neymar.Barcelona will also hope to have Luis Suarez back too by then. The attacking options for them will be scintillating, given you can also add Antoine Griezmann into that mix too.BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 06: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates with Neymar and Luis Suarez after scoring his team’s 3rd goal from the penalty spot during of the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou stadium on May 6, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)last_img read more

Marks Wednesday Forecast Flash Flood Warnings for Southern San Diego County

first_img Mark Mathis, Updated: 3:36 PM Posted: September 4, 2019 September 4, 2019 Mark Mathis 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 continues to experience hot & humid weather!The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southeastern San Diego County.Some areas are even seeing thunderstorms! KUSI Meteorologist Mark Mathis has the details. Mark’s Wednesday Forecast – Flash Flood Warnings for Southern San Diego County Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Can shelf scanning robots unlock a massive dataset and save 17 trillion

first_img Shelf-scanning robots: Real value lies in the data, not the hardware ZDNet’s Greg Nichols talks to Karen Roby about one of the most peculiar and promising growth areas of robotics. Read more: https://zd.net/34zJxt3 Real estate giant Keller Williams uses AI to exploit its scale (ZDNet YouTube) Robotics company fetches big bucks on strong growth Simbe, which deploys shelf scanning robots and AI to provide retailers insights into inventory and operations has pulled in $26 million in a Series A. The company also added substantial inventory financing from SoftBank Robotics. The unique blend of equity and inventory financing points to the swift rise of the kinds of scanning robots Simbe makes, a category that was virtually unheard of just a couple years ago. Now robots from Bossa Nova, a Simbe competitor, are in hundreds of Walmart stores. Pensa, another competitor, albeit one that makes a shelf-scanning aerial drone, has a strategic partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Simbe, meanwhile, has strategic partnerships with grocery chain Giant Eagle, among others. The buzz around the premise of a shelf-scanning robot may be a head scratcher, as with so many technology companies nowadays, the real value lies not in the hardware but in the data. “The Simbe team is building one of the most interesting datasets in retail, capturing inventory and pricing data that hasn’t been available before,” explains David Pakman, partner at Venrock, which led the equity round. “Retail is changing, and stores must modernize to succeed in today’s environment.” The data that these robots collect while roving aisles at retail locations, combined with powerful analysis, is meant to increase efficiency by solving for the $1.75 trillion “ghost economy,” defined by out of stocks, inaccurate price execution, and lack of product location optimization industry wide. With up-to-date inventory information, managers using robots like Simbe’s flagship Tally robot can enact faster operational decisions at the store level and more nimble inventory management. The problem of poor stock management is so pervasive that inventory mishaps account for more lost revenue than theft. The elephant in the room, of course, is ecommerce; or, to put a finer point on it: Amazon. Brick and mortar retailers, and especially large chains, are doing all they can to shortcut the traditional inefficiencies of operating a storefront. Granular data models of how inventory moves through a store is considered a holy grail in that quest, bringing ecommerce analytics to traditional retail. Investors are responding. Simbe’s equity financing is led by Venrock, and its inventory financing builds on a partnership Simbe began in 2018 with SoftBank Robotics. The inventory financing side of the equation will support scaled manufacturing of an additional 1,000 Tally units over the coming two years. 20 terrifying uses of artificial intelligence (TechRepublic)  Live Googly-eyed robots are actually an important 5G and edge computing benchmark “Both our equity financing partners and the SoftBank Robotics team are deeply aligned with Simbe’s vision to revitalize physical retail through data,” Brad Bogolea, Co-Founder and CEO of Simbe Robotics. “We are at a pivotal time of growth and value their support as we continue to transform retail at a global scale.” Teaching compassion toward animals using robots Astro the robot dog kinda sorta looks like a real dog (CNET) x Roboticslast_img read more

TwoYear 27 Trillion Comprehensive Budget Agreement Signed into Law

first_imgThe House and Senate approved two-year $2.7 trillion budget measure went to the White House on Friday where it received the president’s signature without ceremony, Roll Call reported.The Senate cleared the bill last Thursday after the House passed it on July 25. It would add $324 billion to spending limits over the next two fiscal years, not including an additional $157 billion mainly for overseas military operations.Nearly $77 billion of the new spending is offset, but the spending reductions don’t go into effect until fiscal 2027. The offsets are about half of what the White House originally sought in its negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (R-Calif.) for a comprehensive budget deal earlier this summer.The bill, which also suspends the debt ceiling until July 31, 2021, sets a FY 2020 defense topline of $738 billion and a FY 2021 defense topline of $740.5 billion. It also increases nondefense spending for FY 2020 to $632 billion and increases it again to $634 billion in FY 2021, as On Base has reported.The White House has embraced the deal because it features higher military spending while increasing nondefense funding that can be directed for administration priorities like border security and health care. ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Recording Academy Advances New Membership Model Inviting This Years Class

first_img Facebook News Membership VP Laura Segura Mueller on how the Academy is “committing to fostering diversity and inclusion while encouraging the music industry to reexamine and reinvent their own long-standing practices”Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 4, 2019 – 12:52 pm Over 1,300 highly-qualified music professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds, genres and disciplines woke up to good news this morning, as the Recording Academy begins extending membership invitations to its new class today. This monumental moment signifies a profound shift not only for the careers of the hand-picked music makers, but for the music industry in general. Last November, the Academy revolutionized its new member submission process for the first time in over 60 years, implementing a community-driven membership model.  Today, a new class of highly accomplished music professionals, recommended by their peers, receive an invitation to join the Recording Academy. We spoke with Laura Segura Mueller, Vice President of Membership & Industry Relations at the Recording Academy to gain some insight on this important step forward.”The Recording Academy is honored to announce our inaugural membership class of 1340 qualified music creators and business professionals. The 2019 class is comprised of music creators and professionals from across the music industry and their talents and backgrounds span many genres, crafts, ethnicities, genders, ages, locations and professions. As a result of meaningful recent changes to our member recruitment process, the class is more representative of the diverse voices, modes of expression, and excellence within the music industry, as compared to the data reported in the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative studies released in 2018 and 2019.” “When you compare these figures to what was reported in the 2019 Annenberg study, it’s clear that our new member class shows a marked improvement,” said Segura Mueller. “We are deeply committed continuing this positive trend for years to come.””With such dire statistics industry-wide, we will face challenges with future new member classes if not enough women and people of color are being hired, mentored, and have access to opportunities to lead and excel. The industry-wide change we need will only be achieved when new voices are encouraged to rise through the ranks,” she said, emphasizing the need for partnership with the industry as a whole.  Ultimately, the move to a yearly membership model cycle, creates a unique opportunity to celebrate the talented individuals who make up the music community and recognize the creative endeavors that enable it to thrive. The new model also more closely reflects the peer-driven process behind the GRAMMY Awards, as Kelley Purcell, Senior Director of Member Outreach points out. Email The Annenberg studies revealed a very lopsided gender breakdown, reporting that across the Billboard chart data sources, women only account for 21.7 percent of artists, 12.3 percent of songwriters, and 2.1 percent of producers. These figures stunned much of the music industry and provide a stark backdrop for the Recording Academy’s inaugural class. Looking at the numbers, 49 percent of the Recording Academy class are females, 41 percent are from traditionally underrepresented communities, and 51 percent are 39 and under. The Recording Academy’s current membership is 26 percent females, 24 percent traditionally underrepresented communities and 29 percent are 39 and under. While the improvement is clear, the work is just beginning.2019 MEMBER CLASS STATS Twitter center_img https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1091327827574775808 Last year marked the start of a series of turning points for both the Recording Academy and the music industry. As both began to take a closer look at itself, the picture of diversity and inclusion in today’s music world snapped into focus, revealing a fundamental imbalance.In response, the Recording Academy and committed industry leaders took action, organizing a Task Force chaired by Tina Tchen to examine and better understand the barriers and biases affecting underrepresented voices in the music industry and Academy, including women and people of color. Recording Academy Invites Class Of ’19 New Members recording-academy-advances-new-membership-model-inviting-years-class Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow reflects, “I thank Tina and all of the participants for their hard work and follow through on the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force.  The task force was key in reviewing and helping us get this new member model off the ground after many years of internal development.  It is through an industry-wide dedication on this scale that we see true transformation.” Recording Academy Advances New Membership Model, Inviting This Year’s Class “Membership is the lifeblood of the Recording Academy and a privilege we strive to uphold,” says Purcell. “This evolved model puts the power in the hands of music professionals to recommend who among their peers they think should be a member and will help ensure the Academy represents the breadth and depth of talent synonymous with the recording industry. The GRAMMY Awards are already renowned for being a peer-awarded honor, and now our membership model also reinforces that peer-driven commitment to excellence.”The class of invitees will have until voting ballot deadlines to accept their invitation and participate in the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, set to take place Jan 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.Our new peer-driven membership model is just one more way that the Recording Academy is evolving while also encouraging other industry companies to reinvent their own long-standing practices,” said Segura Mueller. “We are nurturing a more inclusive organization for our members today and for generations to come.”Read morelast_img read more