Lukaku missing from Man Utd training

first_imgManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was absent from training at Carrington on Tuesday and looks set to miss the Red Devils’ Champions League tie with Juventus on Wednesday.Lukaku, who has struggled for form in front of goal this season, missed United’s win over Bournemouth on Saturday through injury.And it appears the Belgium star is struggling in his attempts to regain fitness ahead of an important European clash for United this week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I have to wait until Monday,” said United manager Jose Mourinho on Saturday after Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford struck in Lukaku’s absence at Bournemouth.”He needs these couple of days. It was something in training. We don’t know, a muscle problem, and we have to wait a little bit.”Right-back Diogo Dalot was also not part of the group that trained on Tuesday morning, with the squad set to fly out to Turin later in the day.Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia, who have both struggled with injuries so far this season, were both part of the training session at Carrington, as was Paul Pogba, who was in good spirits ahead of his return to the Allianz Stadium.United No. 9 Lukaku has endured a difficult start to the season, managing just four goals in 14 appearances so far this term.He was dropped by Mourinho for United’s Premier League clash with Everton at the end of October and the weekend trip to Bournemouth, with the Red Devils winning both games in his absence.The Red Devils’ visit to Turin could be a defining match for Mourinho’s side in Europe this season. A win for Juventus would see them guarantee qualification as group winners, having won all three of their matches in the Champions League so far.The same result would see United left eight points behind Massimiliano Allegri’s side, with Valencia and Young Boys the other two teams battling for qualification in Group H.This match will, of course, see Cristiano Ronaldo come up against his former side again, after returning to Old Trafford for Juventus’ 1-0 win over United a fortnight ago.A late Rashford winner at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday moved United up to seventh position in the Premier League, with Mourinho’s side now unbeaten in the league since the end of September.They will be hoping for another positive result in Italy on Wednesday before they take on Manchester City in a mouth-watering Premier League clash at the end of this week.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli ruthless on the field, a good Samaritan off it: Meet the warm-hearted Delhi boy

first_imgVirat Kohli has been an inspirational leader and enjoys the love and support of his teammates and fans alike.Kohli was recently spotted clicking selfies and chatting with a group of children, who were on their wheelchairs, just before boarding the team bus.In return, the kids presented Kohli with hand-made drawings even as the Indian skipper signed autographs after India clinched the Twenty20 international series against New Zealand.Kohli plays his cricket with passion and when he is off the pitch the Indian captain is a totally different character, especially when he is with the fans.@imVkohli King on and off the field??? pic.twitter.com/8eycrXgYfE- Naveen Samy (@ImNsamy) November 8, 2017The 29-year-old youth icon is adored even by other athletes but he has a love-hate relationship with the Australian cricketers. Sparks fly whenever he is on the field facing the Aussies.Earlier this year when Australia toured India for a four-match Test series, the enthusiasm and killer instinct was on another level.Kohli nearly called Steve Smith a “cheat” following the DRS saga while the Indian captain was bashed by the Aussie media who made a scathing accusation on Kohli being “completely untouchable” and “a law unto himself”.Reuters Photo Following the series, Kohli called time on his friendship with some of the Australian cricketers.advertisementThe extent of Kohli’s aggression is such that even the legendary Rahul Dravid said he sometimes found the current Indian skipper’s statements before a series “outrageous”.”Virat sometimes comes across as outrageous and I cringe on reading his statements before a series. But if he can bring the best out of himself by needling the opposition, so be it,” Dravid said during  Bangalore Literature Festival last month.Kohli has always demanded from his team to ‘ruthless’ and that was evident when India outclassed all their opponents at home in Tests and limited-overs.The Indian cricket team is having a dream run across formats and they are yet to lose a bilateral ODI series at home since losing to South Africa in 2015. Not just ODIs, Kohli has also led India to eight consecutive Test series triumphs.Despite all the controversy around his on-field antics, Kohli has always managed to assert that he has immense compassion for all beings off the battle field.One of the finest batsmen of his generation, Kohli is also not shy of praising the opposition players.Kohli was all praise for Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir whose sensational opening spell rattled India’s top-order in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in England earlier this year.Former Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar recently praised Kohli.”I was better off not bowling at all when Kohli was batting. Jokes apart, he’s a great batsman and bowling against him would have been a great contest,” Akhtar tweeted.I was better off not bowling at all when #Kohli was batting.Jokes apart,he’s a gr8 batsman & bowling agnst him wud have been a gr8 contest. pic.twitter.com/EHL32UpXrU- Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 4, 2017Another Pakistani fast bowler, Mohammad Irfan, said Kohli is “player with a great heart.”What a gentleman @imVkohli is! Great player with a great heart. Prayers for you my friend. Hope that we play more often in grounds. #Respect https://t.co/ovKWuEM4TL- Mohammad Irfan (@M_IrfanOfficial) November 6, 2017Kohli will next be seen guiding his troops against Sri Lanka in a three-match Test series starting November 16. India will also host Sri Lanka for three ODIs and as many T20Is.last_img read more

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Andri Gudjohnsen – Ex-Barca star’s son making waves at Madrid

first_imgWhen your father represented Barcelona with distinction, making the decision to leave Catalunya behind to represent Real Madrid is a major step.But that is exactly what Andri Gudjohnsen – son of former Barca forward Eidur – did during the summer of 2018, and if his first season in the Spanish capital is anything to go by then he is destined to follow in his dad’s footsteps of representing some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs.Born in London in 2002 while his father was plying his trade for Chelsea, Gudjohnsen took his first steps into academy football at the age of eight. While Eidur was helping Pep Guardiola’s senior Barcelona side to domestic and European success, Andri was beginning his football education in the shadows of Camp Nou. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He spent three years with the Blaugrana before moving on to low-level Catalan club Gava. From there he was snapped up by Espanyol, for whom he played for three further campaigns before Madrid came knocking on the door shortly after Gudjohnsen’s 16th birthday.Goal has learned that the Blancos did all they could to tempt Gudjohnsen across Spain, meeting with the teenager personally as well as offering to move his family – including younger brother Dani, who was enrolled into the ‘Infant B’ team – to Madrid. There were other offers, but Gudjohnsen was unlikely to have his head turned once the then-reigning European champions came calling.Given his family connections the news made some headlines across the continent, but few would have expected the sensational campaign that Gudjohnsen has enjoyed during his first 12 months as a Madridista.Playing for Madrid’s Under-17 side – or ‘Juvenil C’ – he scored 31 goals in 29 appearances, including six on the final day of the season in a 9-1 win over Escuela Concepcion. He was the spearhead behind which Manu Fernandez’s side romped to the Regional First Division title, suffering just one defeat on their way to a points total of 95 and a record goal tally for a single campaign.Despite standing at just over 6′, Gudjohnsen’s strength means he can be an imposing physical presence for many defenders in his own peer group, with a number of his goals coming having brushed off opposition centre-backs. His penchant for first-time finishes is a fine illustration of his ability with the ball at his feet while he also possesses a strong aerial ability.Andri Gudjohnsen Real Madrid“He has had a very good season,” Manu Fernandez told RealMadrid TV when asked about Gudjohnsen’s development. “He has evolved a lot this year.”He is a complete player. He likes to drop deep to receive the ball and support his team-mates, and is very intelligent on the field. He has grown a lot in his interpretation of the game.”Andri Gudjohnsen GFXGudjohnsen’s showing at his own age-group level saw him on occasion earn promotion to the Under-19s (or Juvenil B) side, who themselves are coached by legendary Madrid striker Raul. He appeared in the prestigious Mediterranean International Cup, a tournament which has previously been graced by the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Gerard Pique and Marcelo on their way to the very top of the game.Gudjohnsen started and scored in the 3-1 final victory over Atletico Madrid to further enhance his credentials at the end of a memorable season.He also found the net for Iceland’s Under-17 side at this summer’s U17 European Championship in Ireland and has already earned international caps at U19 level. And, while he will be unable to replicate his father’s achievement of playing in the same international fixture as his own father, Arnor, it is unlikely to be long until he gets the chance to lead the line for the nation’s senior side.For now, his development continues in Madrid, and while first-team opportunities are unlikely to be forthcoming in the next 12 months as Zinedine Zidane’s rebuild at Santiago Bernabeu kicks into gear, it is unlikely to be too long until the name Gudjohnsen begins to make an impact on the biggest stage yet again.last_img read more

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Paul Finebaum Is Calling For An Upset Today

first_imgPaul Finebaum explains why Clemson will lose.Week 8 of the college football season may have kicked off earlier this week, but the main slate of games is set to begin in just a few hours. Ahead of a huge Saturday of college football, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum broke down the day’s action.He’s calling for an upset. Finebaum didn’t go out on a limb with this one, but he’s picking Oregon to take down Washington State.The Ducks, despite being ranked higher in the polls, enter this game as the underdog.Finebaum likes No. 12 Oregon to take down yet another college football team from the state of Washington – No. 25 Washington State.Oregon and Washington State kick off tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX.last_img read more

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Creditors Offer DSME USD 3.7 Billion Lifeline

first_imgzoom South Korea’s state-run creditors of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will pump additional KRW 4.2 trillion (USD 3.7 billion) into this shipbuilding giant hit by two consecutive quarters of multi-trillion losses caused by a falling number of newbuilding orders and further delivery delays in the offshore segment, The Korea Times reports.However, the two leading creditors – the Korea Development Bank (KDB) and Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) – will provide KRW 2.6 trillion and KRW 1.6 trillion respectively, only after the world’s second largest shipbuilder carries out drastic restructuring measures.KDB said that DSME needs to cut its exposure to offshore projects, which currently take up 50% of the shipbuilder’s orderbook, by 10%.The company is also expected to cut around 300 jobs, as well as sell or liquidate its wind power unit and a shipyard in Romania.DSME posted KRW 1.35 trillion (USD 1.2 billion) net loss for the quarter ended September 30, as well as KRW 2.39 trillion (USD 2.1 billion) loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. This was the company’s biggest ever quarterly loss.The company’s creditors have already injected KRW 2.9 trillion into the faltering shipbuilder so far.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Cape Breton Regional Municipality

first_imgCAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 A 7.8 kilometre stretch of Trunk 4, from Meadows Road west to St. Mary’s Church, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Sept. 30. A pilot vehicle will guide motorists through the site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2237 -30-last_img

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Rwandan President Offers Official Welcome to King Mohammed VI in Kigali

Kigali – President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagamé offered, Wednesday at the headquarters of the Presidency in Kigali, an official reception in honor of King Mohammed VI.Upon his arrival at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, the Sovereign was welcomed by President Paul Kagamé.Subsequently, the two Heads of State got to the grandstand to greet the national colors to the sound of national anthems of the two countries. After reviewing a detachment of the Rwandan Armed Forces who made the honors, King Mohammed VI was greeted by Foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, Natural Resources minister, Vincent Biruta, minister in the Office of the President, Venantie Tugireyezu, Finance and Economic Planning minister, Claver Gatete, and Justice minister, Johnston Busingye.The King, who is accompanied during this official visit by Prince Moulay Ismail, was also greeted by minister of Youth, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Geraldine Mukeshimana, minister of Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, minister of State in charge of Economic Planning, Uzziel Ndagijimana, minister of State in charge of Transport, Alexis Nzahabwanimana, as well as by members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Kigali and several senior civilian and military Rwandan officials.The President of the Republic of Rwanda was greeted by members of the official delegation accompanying the King, including Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Znagui, Interior minister, Mohamed Hassad, Foreign minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, Endowments and Islamic Affairs minister, Ahmed Toufiq.The delegation also includes Economy and Finance minister, Mohamed Boussaid, Agriculture and Fisheries minister, Aziz Akhannouch, minister delegate to the Foreign minister, Nasser Bourita, and several civil and military personalities.King Mohammed VI arrived Tuesday night in Kigali for an official visit to Rwanda, the first stage of a royal tour that will also lead the Sovereign to Tanzania and Ethiopia. read more

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Scouting Indiana A look at the 2015 Hoosiers

Indiana junior running back Jordan Howard (8) runs with the ball during a game against Florida International . Credit: Courtesy of Haley Ward / Indiana Daily StudentThe last time the Indiana football program was undefeated through four games, George H.W. Bush was the president and the average price of gas was $1.16 per gallon. It was 1990. It’s been a quarter century but coach Kevin Wilson finally has the Hoosiers 4-0 again.Nonconference play is over and now they have their biggest test to date on Saturday as No. 1 Ohio State is scheduled to be in Bloomington, Indiana, for the Big Ten season opener.Here is a look at the 2015 Hoosiers:Time of possessionA key reason why Indiana is off to its hot start is because it is controlling the clock.In three of their four games, the Hoosiers won the possession battle over their respective opponents. The only time they didn’t was in their season-opening victory over Southern Illinois, but it still was close, as the Salukis only had possession for 1:04 more than the Hoosiers.The ability to keep its opponent’s offenses off the field has been critical in securing victories, because Indiana’s defense has been a liability. The Hoosiers rank 117th out of 127 in the nation in total defense due to surrendering nearly 500 yards per game.The more time Indiana’s defensive players have their helmets off and are on the sidelines, the better. In a sense, the Hoosiers play defense by keeping their offense on the turf.OSU’s defense is a superior unit to any the Hoosiers have played so far, but if Indiana can find a way to keep its offense — which ranks 18th in the country — on the field and control the clock, the probability of advancing to 5-0 for the first time since 1967 definitely improves.Blazing defenses Running back Jordan Howard’s dominance has been instrumental in the Hoosiers controlling the clock and their overall offensive prowess.The junior is in his first year with the program after spending his first two years playing for the UAB Blazers. He was granted a free transfer after UAB’s football program was shut down.Through four games, Howard has been the go-to weapon for Wilson’s squad.Howard leads the country in rushing yards as he has amassed 675 yards on 111 carries — an  average of 6.1 yards per carry — while finding the end zone four times.The success is not a case of beginner’s luck after transferring to a new school. In 2014 for UAB, the Gardendale, Alabama, native set a school rushing record with 1,587 yards and 13 scores. His 132.3 yards per game average was seventh best in the country last season.His proven ability at UAB plus the experienced Indiana offensive line — which is anchored by senior left tackle Jason Spriggs and redshirt junior right guard Dan Feeney, who combined have 66 starts between them — all adds up to the reason why defenses have had trouble slowing Howard down. The Buckeye run defense was exposed a little bit against Western Michigan as it gave up 169 yards, its highest rushing total allowed so far in 2015. If Howard and the offensive line can capitalize off the success WMU had, the Hoosiers might have a shot at topping OSU for the first time since 1988.Sorry secondaryAs mentioned above, the defense has been the weakest link so far for the undefeated Hoosiers, ranking 10th from last in total defense.However, that underwhelming team ranking mostly falls on the shoulders of the secondary, as the rushing defense is only allowing opponents to pick up 138.5 yards per game — which is only 17 more than OSU averages.Indiana ranks second to last in passing yards allowed, with 360 per contest. The origin of this woe comes from the unit’s youth.On the Hoosiers’ two-deep, every member of the secondary is either a freshman or sophomore in eligibility. Two true freshmen — safety Jonathan Crawford and cornerback Andre Brown Jr. — are listed as starters.Redshirt sophomore cornerback Rashard Fant played in all 12 games last year and has been decent at times this year, but he is surrounded by inexperienced teammates and it is showing.Fant can only guard one guy at a time, so the lack of game reps by the others in the defensive backfield are allowing teams to pick up yards through the air nearly at-will.OSU’s passing game has yet to find its full stride but it started to show improvements in last week’s win. That has to concern Wilson because of how his secondary is playing. He has to hope for redshirt junior Cardale Jones to make self-inflicted mistakes or it could be a long day for the Hoosier defense.Beyond the BuckeyesFollowing Saturday’s game, Indiana will continue with Big Ten play as it is scheduled face Penn State at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 10. Kickoff has not yet been announced. read more

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Womens lacrosse Ohio State begins vital fourgame road trip with highpowered offense

Caption: Freshman goalie Jill Rizzo saves a shot against Vermont Credit: Walt Middleton – Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is set to embark on a four-game road voyage, beginning with Duquesne at 3 p.m. on Friday. Their previous five games, however, have been the start of a new era for Division I women’s lacrosse, the shot-clock era.The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel implemented a 90-second shot clock for the first time in collegiate women’s lacrosse history beginning this year. This was done in hopes of reducing the impact of clock management and to speed up the pace of play. “You know from two different perspectives, every team is always in it, right? Even if you are down by five or six goals,” OSU coach Alexis Venechanos said. “Maybe in that second half you are going to have an opportunity to get the ball back and continue to execute well and on attack, get back in the game.”Similar to basketball, the men’s lacrosse game adapted a shot clock prior to the women’s game. The possession timer in men’s lacrosse is 60 seconds shorter than the women’s shot clock, but serves the same purpose of forcing play to be initiated quickly.Already this season, the OSU women’s lacrosse team is averaging five more shots per game than they were last year, giving the Buckeyes an increase in goals scored per game, 11.94 last season compared to this year’s 13.20. Senior midfielder Paulina Constant, however, doesn’t feel like the shot clock has changed the team’s strategy.“It speeds the game up a little bit, it’s nothing too dramatic,” Constant said. “In practice we practice with the shot clock … but other than that there is no really game plan with the shot clock, you’re aware of it. When it gets to a certain point we have a play to get into.”The shot clock will count down from 90 and will only be reset once a shot on goal has been attempted. In 2018, the rule will also be instituted at the Division II and III levels.The Buckeyes have seemed to benefit from the new shot clock but much of that benefit has to do with a deep offensive repertoire. OSU has the top two leading scorers in the Big Ten — four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez and junior attacker Molly Wood — with 15 and 14 goals, respectively.“All athletes want to compete and get shots up and use their natural athletic ability,” Venechanos said. “If we continue to shoot well those five more possessions will end up with some goals.”The Buckeyes will begin their road stint against the Duquesne Dukes (0-1) who dropped their first game of the year to Penn State. Games against Notre Dame, Holy Cross and Harvard round out what will be a true test of what this year’s team is capable of. “We have different styles we’re going to have to be ready for,” Venechanos said. The No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-1 on the season and boast wins over Michigan and fellow lacrosse powerhouse, No. 9 Duke. Notre Dame’s leading goal scorer (27) and points getter (35), senior attacker Cortney Fortunato, poses a real threat to the Buckeyes’ defense.The game against Duquesne is set for a 3 p.m. face-off on Friday, while the match-up with Notre Dame will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in South Bend, Indiana. read more

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Government wants property tax reduction law for those paying management fees pushed

first_img Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 6:19 PM Feb 19th 2019, 6:19 PM Share163 Tweet Email6 Government wants property tax reduction law for those paying management fees pushed back six months Fianna Fail said those paying property tax and management fees are paying on the double. 38 Comments 20,155 Views https://jrnl.ie/4502096 HOMEOWNERS WHO ARE already paying management fees should get a reduction in their property tax Bill, according to Fianna Fáil. The party proposes that householders should get a reduction in their property tax bill worth one-third of the management fee, one-third of the local property tax, or €300 –  whichever is the lower amount.The amount would be capped at a maximum of €300 per year.The property tax reform will end homeowners paying for the same services on the double, according to Fianna Fáil. The government will not oppose the Bill, but have called for a deferral of the proposed legislation for six months, where a second reading of the Bill will then take place. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told Cabinet today that the government wants to hold off on the Bill to allow for the review of the local property tax scheme to be published. The report which will recommend reforms of the property tax scheme is due to be published shortly.Cost implications A government spokesperson said further consideration of the Bill is needed due to the cost implications such a move would have on local authorities who collect the tax. Commenting ahead of the Dáil debate on the proposed new laws, Fianna Fáil’s housing spokesperson, Darragh O’Brien said the local property tax was intended to fund services in residential developments such as maintaining public lighting, roads and paths and grounds keeping.“There are more than 200,000 apartments and tens of thousands of other homes nationwide whose owners all fork out management fees to service the property. In the six or so years since the introduction of the tax, it has transpired that these management fees are also going towards the same services as LPT, which means some homeowners have been liable for paying twice for the same services,” he said. O’Brien said a partial reduction in the property tax that equates to “one-third of the management fee, one-third of the local property tax, or €300, whichever is the lower amount” should be introduced. If the private members Bill is passed by the Dáil, a government spokesperson said consideration will have to given to the Bill, but due to cost implications, a money message, would essentially blocks the proposed legislation would likely be put down.There have been concerns in recent months about changes to the property tax. Amid speculation about revised property tax rates, which are to reviewed for the first time this year, Donohoe said in January that any changes will be “affordable and predictable”.He added that no one will have to pay up this year, with the first bill due to arrive early next year.Currently, property tax is based on the market value of a house, but due to the rapid increase in house prices, there have been concerns about the massive leap in tax homeowners will have to pay.FrozenIn 2015, the LPT being paid by homeowners was frozen until 2019, meaning that people whose properties had increased in price or had been improved still only had to pay the same rate of tax that they have since the original LPT valuations in 2013.Another round of valuations were due this year, but because house prices have been constantly rising in the past several years, politicians are concerned that the LPT will rise dramatically when the valuation date of March 2013 is to be reviewed by the government. Image: Niall Carson Image: Niall Carson By Christina Finn Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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King slams FYROM

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dorothy King is an American renowned archaeologist and historian, living and working in England. She is also a blogger (her blog is entitled PhDiva) and writer, taking on political and historical matters in her own vertical as well as conservative way. Miss King is not your typical academic, as she is not afraid to speak her mind and her interviews or statements always make headlines in newspapers and TV.Dorothy King is a supporter of the return of the Parthenon marbles retained by Britain, to Greece. For said reason she has repeatedly slammed the UK government for not allowing the Elgin marbles to go back to Greece. This time her interview for the Geek newspaper “Ethnos tis Kyriakis”, which apart from the findings in Amphipolis, referred to the on-going name dispute between FYROM and Greece on the use of the term “Macedonia”, instigated a major twitter dispute, which led to several FYROM nationals, calling her “Greek prostitute who hides the truth.”“The Macedonians invaded and conquered Skopje, but Alexander conquered Iran and Afghanistan as well. None of these two other countries ever claimed to be Macedonia,” King told Ethnos.“Amphipolis is in Macedonia, Vergina is in Macedonia and Macedonia is in Greece. To claim the opposite is so ridiculous. It is like saying that Jesus went to America.”Dorothy King has also shared the same views on her blog. After receiving threats and being bullied on twitter, King broke her silence and shared the spiteful tweets. “Seriously? Send me threats because I’m a “Greek prostitute” hiding the truth about Macedonia,” she added.“I would rather be a Greek whore than a ‘Skopjedonian'[FYROM national],” she continued. “I think it would be more fun,” she wrote and explained that the past few days, she’s had to block some FYROM nationals from her social media.“Too bad we do not use their energy to do something more productive,” King Said.last_img read more

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Jayne Will blue wave wash over 3rd District in November

first_img OK, OK, it’s a hackneyed metaphor. But it also is unavoidable.Because as Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board on Wednesday — less than 24 hours after advancing to the general election for congressional representative from Washington’s 3rd District — they came out swinging. They threw haymakers and jabs. They danced and stayed on their toes.Instead of plodding around and cautiously covering up to avoid making a mistake, they demonstrated the insight and quick thinking that made them the best candidates in a field that started with seven people.The winner of the first round? The people of Washington, of course.Because what we deserve and what we need — both here and throughout the country — are competitive elections filled with robust debate at this critical juncture in our history. As Wednesday’s first meeting between Herrera Beutler and Long showed, that is what the people of the 3rd District will have between now and November.Herrera Beutler, the incumbent Republican, has been in office since 2010, when she won with 53 percent of the vote. After that, her constituency was reconfigured as Washington added a 10th district. Herrera Beutler benefited from that change, which made her district more conservative, and she has won subsequent elections with 60, 62, and 62 percent of the vote.Those early knockouts are not solely a result of demographic changes; Herrera Beutler has been popular with constituents and deserves credit for that.But this year’s contest promises to go the distance. Through Thursday’s count, Herrera Beutler had 42.1 percent of the vote in the primary, while Long had 35.3 percent. Notably, the three Republicans in the race combined for 51 percent, while the four Democrats pulled 49 percent. Greg Jayne, Opinion page editorlast_img read more

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With eye on future Cowlitz shift powwow closer to reservation

first_imgThe Cowlitz Indian Tribe will bring its 19th annual powwow to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Saturday. That’s after 18 years of holding the event in the high school gym in the tiny town of Toledo, which is about an hour up the freeway from Vancouver.“They wanted to keep the powwow close to the original property and accessible by the elders” who live in tribal housing in Toledo, said tribal spokeswoman Abriel Johnny-Rodriguez. “But the powwow has outgrown what Toledo is capable of. Now that we have the reservation, and it’s closer to the actual Cowlitz homeland, we wanted to have the powwow on the reservation.”The Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds is very close, but chances are good that, within the next few years, the powwow will be held at or near ilani, which is a stone’s throw farther north up the freeway and, as of the 2015 legal ruling that cleared the way for casino construction, the actual Cowlitz Indian Reservation.“We may build a new cultural center there or we may see what spaces are available” in the existing ilani building, said Johnny-Rodriguez, who added that this weekend’s powwow will be the very first time that some Cowlitz tribal leaders have visited Clark County, their reservation land and ilani.“We just figured, we’ll go ahead now” at the event center, she said. “Before many more years, we’ll be able to move it onto the reservation.”last_img read more

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Hero MotoCorp Signs Tiger Woods for Record Rs 250 Crore as Global

first_imgHero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturing company by volume, has reportedly signed golfing legend Tiger Woods as its global brand ambassador for a four-year Rs 250 crore deal.This is the first time Hero Moto is signing a global sports icon to endorse its brand. Previously, several cricketers and celebrities from the entertainment industry like Akshay Kumar were roped in as the face of the brand but Woods’ signing marks a shift in Hero Moto’s marketing and branding strategies.Pawan Munjal, vice chairman of Hero Motoannounced the signing late on Monday evening in Florida, USA. At the press conference, Munjal explained why they had chosen Woods to represent the brand.”Tiger is not just a golfing champion and an icon for millions around the world, he is a phenomenon. His appeal and charisma spans across continents cutting through barriers of geography, age, language and nationalities,” Munjal said , reports The Times of India..Munjal added that Tiger Woods will not just be the face of Hero Moto’s global brand but will also partner with the company in its corporate relations.”We have lined up exciting campaigns to build on the core values of Hero in our global markets and Tiger is going to play an integral role in these initiatives. Our campaign with him will be on multiple platforms – print, electronic, digital, social and outdoor,” Munjal told The Economic Times.News of the signing comes three months after Hero Moto signed a separate four-year deal with Woods to sponsor the Hero World Championship, a $3.5 million PGA golf tour.Tiger Woods expressed his excitement on the signing adding that Hero Moto shares his vision. Since the company will also be sponsoring the Hero World Challenge, which benefits his foundation, the deal would “greatly expand” their “worldwide relationship,” Woods said.But many questioned Hero Moto’s move of signing Tiger Woods given his controversial reputation. Munjal cleared the air on the decision too.”Let me tell you, we are absolutely thrilled to be in a partnership with Tiger. Hero and Tiger together represent the best in our respective professions. Whatever happened is now all behind him. He went public, apologised for what has happened and he is back in the game,” Munjal was quoted as saying by The Financial Express.”People are back with him, many corporates are back with him and obviously Hero took a very conscious call,” he added.Woods will be making his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, slated to begin 4 December in Florida. The 79- time PGA Tour Title winner will be the host of the three-day golfing event. Woods has been off the course for quite a while as he was recovering from a back injury.But in a recent interview on the local radio he said he felt “great” and used all the time off to get better and practice the game.”I’ve gotten stronger. I’ve gotten more explosive. I’ve gotten faster. I now just need to hit more balls. But the body is good. I don’t have the sharp pain like I used to at the beginning of the year. I don’t have that anymore. I still have some aches and pains, just like anybody else who is my age and older,” Woods said.last_img read more

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Looks Like Microsoft Might Consider a Bid for Salesforcecom

first_img Register Now » This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals May 6, 2015 Shares of Salesforce were briefly halted because of volatility Tuesday afternoon following rumors that Microsoft is considering a bid for the cloud software giant.Microsoft is evaluating an acquisition offer for Salesforce after another unidentified suitor approached the San Francisco-based company, according to Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources. Salesforce, led by CEO Marc Benioff, held talks with the unnamed potential buyer as recently as last month and is now working with a pair of investment banks to decide how it will respond to any overtures, the report said.Salesforce’s stock is up more than 8% since last week, when Bloomberg first reported that the company was in the process of responding to a takeover bid. Founded in 1999, Salesforce has a market value of roughly $48 billion.As Fortune noted last week, Microsoft would seem to be one of the most likely candidates to buy Salesforce considering CEO Satya Nadella has identified the growth of Microsoft’s cloud business as a key component in his turnaround plan for the company. Microsoft is also one of the few potential bidders with plenty of cash on hand to afford Salesforce, and Benioff has been complimentary of Nadella in the past.Both Salesforce and Microsoft declined to comment to Fortune about any acquisition bids.last_img read more

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GMs Autonomous Super Cruise Arrives This Fall

first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read April 11, 2017 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. For General Motors, the immediate future of autonomous driving isn’t about letting car owners trust their vehicles to drive themselves all the time, but rather occasionally being able to remove their hands from the wheel and let the car take over.That future arrives this fall in the form of the Super Cruise feature on the Cadillac CT6. By combining inputs from cameras and radar sensors mounted on the luxury sedan’s body with a precision map database, the CT6 will control its speed and keep itself in the center of a lane during highway driving. Although you may not need to keep your hands on the wheel while Super Cruise is active, it’s far from a set-it-and-forget-it technology. It’s actually watching you almost as closely as it’s monitoring the road ahead: the system includes a camera and infrared lights mounted directly onto the steering column to observe where you’re looking at all times.If Super Cruise determines you’re not paying attention to the road, it will trigger a system of alerts: visual indicators in the instrument cluster, tactile alerts such as seat vibrations and audible warning tones. If you still ignore it — maybe you’re fast asleep, or engrossed in a game on your smartphone — Super Cruise will bring the car to a complete stop as soon as it’s safe to do so.”When we were developing Super Cruise we knew it was important to keep the driver engaged during operation,” engineer Barry Walkup said in a statement. “That’s why we’ve added a driver attention function, to insist on driver supervision.”Super Cruise bears a close resemblance to the Tesla Autopilot feature, which can also take over steering and speed control while requiring the driver to stay alert. Neither system would be possible without super-accurate mapping databases, which allow the car to pinpoint its exact location without relying on often-fickle GPS signals.GM says its database contains map data for every mile of limited-access highway in the U.S. and Canada, obtained using Lidar sensors. It’s four to eight times more accurate than GPS signals. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Myanmar seeks outside help with power outages

first_img Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   Myanmar has suffered from power shortages for more than a decade. It has plentiful natural gas supplies, but a poor power distribution infrastructure that has lagged even more as the economy has grown.Demonstrators in several cities protested the power outages for a week late last month in gatherings that were seen as a test of the tolerance of the reformist government that now rules the country, which is shedding a half-century of military rule.During the peaceful protests, the government made an uncharacteristic appeal for understanding, saying that rationing was required to cope with greater demand and decreased supply during the hot summer months. It also blamed ethnic Kachin rebels for blowing up several electricity pylons that reduced power supplies in several areas.Myanmar has signed several joint ventures with other countries for electricity generation.But “this is the first time the government has invited investment in the country’s electric power distribution,” Han Win Aung from the Myanmar Investment Commission said Saturday. Until now, the distribution of electricity was under a state monopoly.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous ofcenter_img Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s government has invited foreign firms to invest in the country’s electric power system for the first time in an effort to solve dire electricity shortages that recently led to a week of protests.The Electric Power Ministry took out advertisements in state-run newspapers Friday and Saturday that read, “Invitation to private sector for electricity production and distribution.” The ads called on local and foreign companies to help the government “distribute electricity in the whole country as quickly as possible.” 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more

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May 30 2007 The 7th annual Spoken Word and Poe

first_imgMay 30, 2007 The 7th annual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam took place at Arcosanti this past Memorial week-end and Arcosanti welcomed nine teams from around the state for this years competition. [from upper left] Many tents with participants and guest rose in the Minds Garden. Grand Master Dan Seaman. Three rounds of intense competion took place in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. [Photo & text: sa] [from upper left] Paolo Soleri and Cosanti Foundation Director Mary Hoadley. Kevin Patterson from the Phoenix team Paperheart, Brent Heffron from team Mesa, Apollo from team Mills End in Tempe, Brendy Star from the Phoenix team Visualize, and Greg Nix from team Sedona. [Photo & text: sa] [from upper left] Jenn Epstein from team Arcosanti. Each performance was greeted with great enthusiasm from team mates and audience. Kelsey Miller from the Phoenix team Zoe’s Kitchen, Tucker Zenski from team Arcosanti, Arcosanti resident Jewel Blackfeather-Welter competed with team Visualize, Aaron Johnson from team Noraz, Northern Arizona Poets, and Miss Marche from team Zoe’s Kitchen. This report continues 5/30/07. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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Cooperation between Nicosia Athens and Amman could serve as model in the

first_imgThe Trilateral Summit between Cyprus, Greece and Jordan could serve as a model for cooperation in the region, says Mohamad El-Fayez, the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Cyprus.In an interview with Cyprus News Agency ahead of the first Trilateral Summit this Tuesday in Nicosia, the ambassador points to the good understanding between King Abdullah II of Jordan, President  Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras on many issues. Amman, he said, maintains good relations with both countries for over half a century.He also says that King Abdullah will arrive in the Cypriot capital accompanied by high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister Hani Mulki and several ministers of his Cabinet.In the margins of the Summit, Cyprus and Jordan will sign four agreements on education, health, agriculture and energy. Moreover, all three countries are expected to sign three trilateral Memorandums of Understanding on maritime affairs and antiquities.According to El-Fayez, these agreements are in the final stages, with the respective delegations working out the technical details. If all goes well, they will be signed on Tuesday by the authorised Jordanian Ministers and their counterparts, he said.This is just the beginning as more agreements are in the pipeline, he said. Amman seeks “a comprehensive bilateral and trilateral relationship” with Cyprus and Greece.On the bilateral agreement on energy, the ambassador said that this is a fairly new sector and both countries are exploring the potential for cooperation.Political relations between all three countries are excellent, he said, while economic cooperation may lead to more stability in the region.“Economy is the most important issue. Political relations are already there and they are excellent” El-Fayez said.Jordan’s position over Cyprus “solid”Ambassador El-Fayez said that his country maintains a steady foreign policy for the last 70 years. In relation to the Cyprus issue, he says that Amman’s position is “very solid and clear”. “We are always committed to Security Council resolutions concerning many issues in the world”, Cyprus being one of them, he said.“We support strongly the position of Cyprus to implement the Security Council resolutions and are in favor of the reunification of Cyprus” that will allow people to live peacefully, as they did in the past, he adds.On Amman’s relations with Brussels, EL-Fayez expressed appreciation over the role of Nicosia in conveying Jordan’s point of view to fellow EU members states. He referred to president Anastasiades’ statements on several occasions that Jordan should consider Cyprus its ambassador to the EU.“We always need the support of our friends in the EU, and Cyprus and Greece are among them” he said.The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Cyprus established bilateral relations in 1962 and Amman opened its Embassy in Cyprus in late 2016. El-Fayez notes that as of late, relations have enhanced dramatically between Cyprus and Jordan.Following the official visit of Anastasiades to Amman, two years ago, Jordan decided to establish an embassy in Cyprus, in order “to show that we are very serious about enhancing our relations”, the ambassador said. He also refereed to the assistance provided by Anastasiades and his ministers ever since: “everyone is very helpful, this is why we managed to do a lot of work within a year”.Most of the work so far concentrated in preparing the ground for political relations and to help the business community cooperate more closely, the ambassador said. He concedes however that more needs to be done in enhancing people-to-people contacts “which are no less important”.Concerning business ties, the ambassador said that one of the first tasks after assuming his post was to work for the establishment of a Jordan-Cyprus Business Association. “We managed to do this early last year”, he said.Even though bilateral trade has not yet delivered up to expectations, there is potential, he said.Currently, he said, both sides are working for the organisation of a cultural week in each country, a “Cypriot week” in Jordan and a “Jordanian week” in Cyprus, to promote tourism and let the public know what each country has to offer.A second direct flight connection between Larnaca and Amman has been approved but did not materialise yet, but the ambassador expressing hope that once established, competition will help lower the fares and increase tourism.The two countries, as well as Greece, can work together in attracting tourist groups from places such as South America or Asia, offering joint trips to Jordan, Cyprus and Greece, he said. The idea for package deals is currently on the table and will hopefully be put into action soon, the ambassador said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Anastasiades to contact Akinci in coming days Update 2

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades is set to contact Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in the coming days, the government spokesman said on Monday after the second meeting with the UN secretary general’s special envoy Jane Holl Lute.Lute met with Anastasiades for approximately an hour on Monday afternoon, following discussions with Akinci earlier in the day, all part of the efforts to set the terms of reference for the resumption of Cyprus talks.Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis attended the second meeting with Lute.“In the coming days, in fact, he [President Anastasiades] will contact Mr Akinci, seeking to have some type of meeting,” government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said.Prodromou added that the president reaffirmed his willingness to talk with Akinci, and that Anastasiades and Lute discussed issues that deal with the guarantor powers.Lute will leave Cyprus later on Monday, and is set to have discussions with the guarantor powers, Greece, Turkey and the UK.  The exact timings are not known.Asked whether Lute would be present at any talks Anastasiades’ would have with Akinci, the spokesman said this was neither provided for nor needed. “We will see in the next few days how a meeting can take place,” Prodromou said.Concerning the progress in the process after Lute’s contacts, the spokesman reiterated that “the dialogue continued, as expected, issues relating to guarantor powers have been raised, and Mrs Lute will now have contacts with the guarantor powers”.Following Lute’s contacts with Akinci, his spokesman, Baris Burcu, said the Turkish Cypriot leader emphasised the importance of political equality for their side.In a written statement, Akinci’s spokesman added that taking steps back on issues that were already agreed would not serve restarting the talks.“Political equality of Turkish Cypriots and effective participation in decisions is essential. Devotion to this principle is inevitable in order for the terms of reference to be successful, ” the statement said.The Greek Cypriot side is ready to resume talks immediately from the point they ended in the summer of 2017, Anastasiades said earlier on Monday from Paralimni.“What we are trying to do is to convey a clear message about our positions,” he said of his meetings with Lute over the weekend. “And there is one message: We are ready to start the dialogue today even, from where it was left in July 2017.”According to reports, Anastasiades asked for the Turkish side to submit in writing proposals on the Guterres framework as the Greek Cypriot side had done.Anastasiades spoke with Lute for three hours on Sunday after she met Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci earlier in the day.The UN is trying to help the two sides agree on the terms of reference that would enable resumption of reunification talks.However, the UN seems to be delaying a push to restart Cyprus talks until after elections for the European parliament and local elections in Turkey, reports said.Speaking in Paralimni, the president expressed hope Turkey would also respond to the UN effort since it played a key role in the island’s division.Anastasiades said he was ready at any moment to see Akinci, adding it was the Turkish Cypriot leader who refused.“I am not the one who refuses. Don’t forget that in two meetings, in April and later before the opening of the checkpoints, Akinci did not even want photographers because he did not want to give the impression that the talks had resumed.”In an interview with the CyBC on Sunday Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said he had conveyed the message that talks must start immediately to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu during a recent meeting in Bucharest.Christodoulides also said Lute is expected to have something more specific to say to Anstasiades about the terms of reference for restarting the talks, which is why a second meeting was held on Monday.Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Saturday visited the Dherynia crossing for the first time since its opening on November 12 last year.The previous day he had visited the new crossing at Apliki, which opened the same day. During Saturday’s visit to Dherynia, the Turkish Cypriot leader said he hoped that Cyprus would reach a future of lasting peace where barricades would not be needed.“It is not difficult to build conditions for a future in Cyprus with peace and prosperity without the need for barricades, and this can be done by both sides showing respect for mutual rights and political equality,” he said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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