CBS, Time Warner Cable End TV Dispute

first_imgThe CBS television network and other channels controlled by its parents returned to Time Warner Cable systems Monday evening, after the companies resolved an ongoing dispute. One key issue: Whether CBS would be able to sell its content to new, Internet-delivered pay-TV systems like Netflix and ones under development by Intel and Sony. According to an email by CBS CEO Les Moonves to employees, CBS will be able to “monetize our content going forward on all the new, developing platforms.”At one point, Time Warner Cable had recommended that its customers subscribe to Aereo to get CBS’s flagship channel online; CBS also has an ongoing legal dispute with Aereo, which rebroadcasts television signals to subscribers over the Internet. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Aereo#cable television#CBS#Netflix#retransmission#television#Time Warner Cable 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts readwritelast_img read more

The Evolution of Sales Is Not What You Think

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Twice in two days, I have been approached about the automation and disintermediation of salespeople.First, an email exchange with Dave Brock, who expressed his concern about quantification without any reference to qualitative measurements. Because we can count, we believe that what we can count is the only thing that counts. There are dozens of tech companies that have solved the problem of counting but have not solved the problem of making the subjective into something objective. Somethings require value decisions. The context is missing.Dave and I have agreed to do a webinar to make a case about how things are getting worse in sales, why they are getting worse, and what sales leaders and salespeople should be doing about it.Today is my birthday and the 4th year of the last five where I have been booked to speak. I followed a speaker who has strong opinions about sales. When I arrived, I found my handler to let her know I made it to the venue. I was greeted by three people who were attending the conference who wanted to know if I was going to tell them that field sales is dead, that they only need inside reps, and that everything will soon be automated.I explained to them that I was not going to speak on anything that even remotely sounds like what they just suggested, and that I vehemently disagreed with their premise. The speaker that spoke the day before I was scheduled had made this case, and they hoped they weren’t going to be hearing more of that message. They believed, rightly I would argue, that commercial relationships are still critical, and more still, selling is about creating a preference (if you want to win, anyway).At the end of the first segment of my speech, I told them that “When sexting replaces sex, I will believe that human relationships no longer matter. But I am long on human relationships, and I would not bet against something so persistent over hundreds of thousands of years.”We live in a world where the present state is not constant; instead, we have accelerating, disruptive change. This means cultural changes, economic changes, changes to business models, economies, and strategies, technological changes, scientific changes, and political changes. Much of what we know is changing and will continue to change.It is a mistake to look only at what is changing without also looking at what persists over time. What are the deep structures that are timeless and don’t change much, if they change at all? Things like trust, caring, civility, relationships. Things like networks, and the need for advice navigating tough decisions.Evolution transcends and includes what comes before it as it produces novelty and growth. It negates what is no longer useful, and the deep structures survive for a reason. You would do well to pay as much or more attention to what persists as you look at what is changing.last_img read more

Berhampur celebrates annual Kandhei Jatra

first_imgKandhei Jatra, a unique annual toy fair, was celebrated at Khaspa Street in Berhampur on Sunday night. Festivities at the fair continued till early on Monday. Thousands, including children, visited the fair to purchase toys. The festival is observed every year on full moon night of the Hindu month of Shravan, which is also celebrated as Guru Purnima.Senior citizens in the city like Sachi Padhi say the festival is over a century old. It has become an extension of the Rath Yatra celebrations in Berhampur. Kandhei Jatra is ritualistically attached to the old Jagannath temple in Khaspa Street. On the full moon night of the festival, the pedestal of the idol of lord Jagannath at the temple is decorated with earthen toys depicting mythological characters.Traditional toysEarlier, the fair used to be a platform for trading traditional toys made of clay, cow dung, paper mache, coir and wood. But this year the number of stalls selling such traditional toys has gone down. “But now, these traditional toys have a different market as people wanted to buy them as interior decoration for their houses. Children are not interested in buying them anymore,” said Subhasini Mohanty, a housewife. This year, the number of shops selling plastic and electronic toys was quite high.However, elders of several families were seen searching for traditional toys. Parents of Ganjam district, who have marriage ceremonies of their daughters scheduled to be held within a year bought the traditional toys at the fair. Traditional toys bought from Kandhei Jatra are ritualistic inclusions in the luggage sent along with the bride to her in-laws’ house.last_img read more

LOOK: Cavs unveil modernized logos for 2017-2018 NBA season

first_imgEach of the slick motifs carries a distinct significance for the franchise, embodying the spirit of unity, pride and confidence within the whole Ohio community.The club’s primary logo remains the Cavalier sword, which did not undergo drastic changes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhoto from Cleveland Cavaliers’ official press release via NBA.comThe logo was described thus: “The sword evokes the spirit of the resilience of Cleveland. Introduced in 2003, the C-Sword is the anchor to the Cavaliers’ brand. It is one of the key symbols of the Cavaliers organization and serves as the iconic image of strength and dedication.”The partial logo also remains as the letter “C,” which was also redone with minimal changes. The logo has been used at center court of Quicken Loans Arena since 2013. A day before their highly anticipated clash with the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers unveiled a logo makeover for the next season.The defending champions, as per NBA.com,  had worked closely with Nike Inc. to launch five new alternative designs to their existing emblems.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in NBA FinalsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Photo from Cleveland Cavaliers’ official press release via NBA.comA new secondary logo shows the image of a sturdy shield, which “presents the Cavaliers commitment to Defend the Land.”Photo from Cleveland Cavaliers’ official press release via NBA.comA global logo, on the other hand, combines the primary and secondary logos with a smooth-looking black background.Photo from Cleveland Cavaliers’ official press release via NBA.comLast but not the least, the new and improved Cavalier word marks “are inspired from notions of a defender and the motion of a sword.”Photo from Cleveland Cavaliers’ official press release via NBA.comAside from their logos, the Cavs will debut the Goodyear’s iconic Wingfoot logo in their uniforms next year.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Silver says NBA will do more to combat racism LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks hold off Boston Celtics 98-97

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jusuf Nurkic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, new backup Enes Kanter added 18 points and nine boards in his Portland debut, and the Trail Blazers beat Brooklyn.The center tandem was so good that the Trail Blazers didn’t even need a big night from All-Star guard Damian Lillard, who was just 5 for 21 from the field.He finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Kanter, who signed last week with the Blazers after losing his job with the Knicks, made his first seven shots and finished 8 for 9, missing only a 3-pointer.Allen Crabbe had 17 points for the Nets. / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 76ERS 106, HEAT 102Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and Philadelphia overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Miami.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) forces a jump ball against Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night.On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball with Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo tipped the jump to Brook Lopez, who deflected it toward the basket, but missed as the shot clock expired.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The referees huddled during the timeout and put 3.5 seconds on the clock for the Celtics.Smart inbounded the ball over the towering Lopez and dropped a pass into Kyrie Irving’s hands at the top of the key.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWith Eric Bledsoe draped all over him, Irving drove the lane, seemed to stumble and missed an awkward shot as time expired. The Bucks won the season series 2-1, their first over the Celtics since 2014-15.Antetokounmpo added 13 rebounds, Middleton had 15 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, and Malcolm Brogdon had 15 points for the Bucks. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ They have won 15 of the last 17 games, including nine of the last 10, to improve to 44-14.Horford added 21 points and a season-high 17 rebounds for Boston. 76ers overcome Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 — including three free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes — and Jimmy Butler 18. Embiid will be out at least a week with a sore left knee.Dwyane Wade scored 19 points for Miami, and Dion Waiters added 18.Miami led 99-98 after Wade’s runner with 1:56 left. Marjanovic made two free throws to put Philadelphia ahead 100-99. Following Wade’s missed jumper, Redick made the 3 from the top of the key to make it 103-99 with 1:04 left.Kelly Olynyk then missed a 3-point attempt, and Marjanovic made the first of two free throws with 38.3 ticks left to put Philadelphia up five.CAVALIERS 111, SUNS 98Cedi Osman scored 19 points, Kevin Love had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Cleveland sent Phoenix to its franchise-record 16th straight loss.NBA-worst Phoenix (11-49) topped the record of 15 set March 2- April 1, 2018. The Suns’ last victory was Jan. 12 over Denver.Love played 22 minutes in his third game since returning from foot surgery. He was 6 of 13 from the field.Devin Booker scored 30 points for Phoenix, and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23.TRAIL BLAZERS 113, NETS 99 PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

Joe Maddon Returns to Los Angeles Angels as New Manager

first_imgANAHEIM, Calif. — Joe Maddon has agreed to become the Los Angeles Angels’ manager.Maddon and the Angels agreed to terms Wednesday on a deal to reunite the veteran manager with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career.Maddon left the Chicago Cubs by mutual consent last month after they missed the playoffs for the first time in his five-year tenure. In 2016, he led the Cubs to their first World Series title in 108 years.Maddon replaces Brad Ausmus, who was fired after one season when the Angels finished with their worst record since 1999.Maddon was the Angels’ bench coach during their championship season in 2002. He left to manage Tampa Bay in 2006.By: Greg Beacham, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Huawei teases P20, P20 Pro India launch, could be announced later this month

first_imgA few days after its global unveiling of the P20 and P20 Pro last month, Huawei teased the India launch of the phones on its official website. Now, Huawei India has begun teasing the launch of the P20 via its twitter account which suggests the launch could happen soon. The teaser has a short motion video of colourful lines shaped as a DSLR initially and then converting into a phone. Huawei has tweeted with the hashtag #HuaweiP20 and #SeeMooore suggesting both the P20 and P20 Pro are set to launch soon.The P20 Pro, in particular, highlights a vertically placed triple camera setup, a first for any phone. Huawei launching the P20 will come as a delight for fans in India seeing as how the last flagship from the company was the P9 that launched in India two years ago. As of now, there is no official date set for the P20 launch in India, but sources close to GSMArena say that the company may announce the phones some time during the last week of April. There is also no word on the Indian pricing as well.Is it a phone Is it a DSLR It is the best of both worlds! #SeeMooore #HuaweiP20 pic.twitter.com/GfrZATMstBHuawei India (@HuaweiIndia) April 13, 2018Based on their international pricing, both the P20 phones will come with a premium price tag. The P20 has gone on sale at EUR 649 (approx Rs 52,300) while the P20 Pro comes with a super premium price tag of EUR 899 (approx Rs 72,300). We expect the prices in India to be a little more competitive, but still on the higher end of the spectrum. To recall, the P9 was launched in India at Rs 39,999, and we expect the P20 to be priced a few notches higher. We will have to wait and see if Huawei can once again attract consumers after the brief hiatus.advertisementHuawei P20 and P20 Pro specificationsThe P20 Pro is Huawei’s star flagship as it brings a triple rear camera setup which includes a whopping 40-megapixel sensor. Both the P20 and P20 Pro also bring a brand new design language for the company. Notably, like many other Android OEMs lately, both the P20 phones sport a notch on the display. Huawei at its event explained that its notch is smaller in size compared to the iPhone X, allowing for a bigger screen-to-body ratio at around 90 per cent. The Pro model sports a 6.1-inch Full HD+ (2244×1080) AMOLED display, while the P20 comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ IPS display.In terms of hardware, the P20 and P20 Pro come with top-notch specs that include a Kirin 970 chipset with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit. Both the devices offer a 24-megapixel front camera and will ship with EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Pro model packs a large 4,000mAh battery while the P20 houses a 3,400mAh battery. The Pro model is offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the regular P20 comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.Coming back to the triple camera setup on the P20 Pro. Apart from 40MP primary RGB camera with f/1.8 aperture, the flagship also gets a 20MP monochrome camera with f/1.6 aperture, and an 8MP camera with telephoto lens, 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom. The P20 gets a dual camera setup with 12MP primary RGB camera, f/1.6 aperture, OIS, and 4-way autofocus and 20MP monochrome camera with f/1.6 aperture.Huawei touts several AI-backed features supporting the triple lens setup that includes 4D predictive focus feature that tracks motion of objects and keeps them in focus. The two main cameras come with something called artificial intelligence stabilisation or AIS which works on object and scene recognition. AIS also comes into play during night shots with a Handheld Night Mode. Huawei says that you will be able to capture exposures lasting up to six seconds to get enough light and you won’t even need to use a tripod.last_img read more

Morata: It is easy playing with Hazard

first_imgChelsea ‘It is easy playing with Hazard’ – Morata hails Chelsea colleague as one of the world’s best Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 15:48 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eden Hazard Chelsea Getty Images Chelsea Eden Hazard Atlético Madrid v Chelsea Atlético Madrid UEFA Champions League Morata The Belgian playmaker provided an assist for his Spanish team-mate in a Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid to further underline his quality Alvaro Morata believes his luck is in as he begins to forge a fine understanding with Chelsea creator-in-chief Eden Hazard.Antonio Conte’s men beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday, with Hazard and Morata linking up to cancel out Antoine Griezmann’s penalty before Michy Batshuayi won the game for the Blues with the final kick of the game.Morata 4/1 to be PL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Morata has made a flying start since swapping Real Madrid for Stamford Bridge and his goal was significant in being the first scored by an opposition player at Atletico’s new Wanda Metropolitano home.The Spain international took his tally to seven goals already this term, but Morata believes the feat is made much simpler by playing with the likes of Hazard.”It is easy playing with a player like Eden, one of the best players in the world, and I am very lucky to play with him,” Morata told the Blues’ official website.”I am happy but we must continue to win the games, win all the three points that are possible and we are very happy because in this game we did.”Chelsea face a crunch Premier League clash with Manchester City at the weekend, following hot on the heels of another pivotal fixture on the continent.”The win was very important for us because this was a very important test for us, playing against Atletico,” he said.”Atletico in the last few years have arrived to the Champions League final, so it was a very good test and we took the three points and now we can move on, relax and put this mentality into the Premier League. It was a massive victory.”last_img read more

Lessons from USA’s matches against Mexico and Brazil: permanent coach needed

first_img1) However the midfield looks, make sure Tyler Adams is a sixA new cycle for the US began with a 2-0 loss to an obviously superior Brazil, a 1-0 victory over Mexico side just as youthful as the opposition, and a new set of questions regarding the midfield. Against Brazil, interim coach Dave Sarachan set up defensively, giving Wil Trapp, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams the start. The results were mixed and likely the product of playing a side boasting impressive depth and quality, as the US frequently conceded possession and did little with it once they got it back. Matters were not much better when Sarachan added Kellyn Acosta, another central midfielder, to the group against Mexico, as they hardly found a rhythm despite playing a more evenly-match opponent. Yet, one bright spot was Adams, who had a tough time against Brazil but still managed to do the defensive work and play smart passes to advance the ball. He excelled in the final 20 minutes against a 10-man Mexico, and also managed an intelligent 35-yard run to score his first international goal. While he can do a job on the right side, it is clear that the US may have figured out at least one part of the midfield puzzle after this pair of friendlies.2) Miazga and Brooks emerge at top of center-back pecking order Tyler Adams’ maiden goal lifts USA to first win over Mexico in three years Topics USA US sports Read more Share on Twitter It seems as if Sarachan has established a ranking of his available center-backs, with Miazga playing both matches during the international break. Brooks left camp early, but not before putting in a man-of-the-match display against Brazil. The two seemed to connect well despite conceding twice to the five-time world champions, doing well to limit the opponent as much as they could. Brooks, having already played in a World Cup, is one of the more experienced members of the new look USMNT, and was always expected to be a starter in this cycle. However, Miazga has established himself as the current favorite to join him in the backline, doing well in the air and positionally solid against both Brazil and Mexico. Cameron Carter-Vickers played in Brooks’s absence against Mexico and looks to be third in line, though that spot may be up for grabs considering he has yet to fully establish himself at international level.3) Figure out what to do with too few wingers in the poolThe latest USMNT squad boasted many central midfielders, but few wingers. Julian Green was really the only midfielder able to play wide, though he has spent much of the last year in the center for Greuther Fürth and played there against Mexico. Adams and Acosta got minutes out wide, but neither are at their best in that position, while the missing Christian Pulisic might be in the same scenario despite being capable on the wing. The solution may be to give DeAndre Yedlin and Antonee Robinson attacking responsibilities while slotting in at right- and left-back, respectively. Yedlin in particular has the speed that is crucial in that role. That could lead to the US playing a back three, allowing Brooks, Miazga, and Carter-Vickers to play together.4) Assess whether some of the more experienced players still have a role to playSomewhat forgotten in the last ten months have been the leaders from the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Since then, the team has quickly ushered in a younger generation of players that may comprise one of the better US rosters in recent history. Yet, there are some obvious holes in that pool. In addition to the lack of depth in wide positions, the US is lacking options at forward. Bobby Wood and Gyasi Zardes split starts against Brazil and Mexico, but neither truly impressed, while Andrija Novakovich got too few minutes to prove his worth one way or another. In that case, Jozy Altidore is arguably the player best suited to play up front. With spots relatively full at goalkeeper, center-back, and central midfield, those that are older, like Michael Bradley and Geoff Cameron, may miss out if the US make it to the 2022 World Cup.5) The USMNT needs a vision, delivered by a permanent head coachWhile Sarachan’s work as an interim coach has bee useful – he has expanded the player pool and given young players opportunities – but he may have overstayed his welcome. The team lacks genuine personality under him, which is fine for a short period. However, it gives his successor less time to work with the players before the team returns to competitive action in next year’s Gold Cup. Sarachan’s conservative set-up leads to matches where the US looks aimless, making it very difficult to beat teams with more concrete philosophies. Additionally, any emerging issues on the pitch can only be solved by someone with a long-term plan in mind, which is a difficult ask of an interim manager. Only then can the US take advantage of its most exciting pool in recent memory, and perhaps realize the potential many have been discussing over the last year. featurescenter_img Share on Messenger Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Dusan Tadic inspires Ajax to stunning defeat of champions Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid have been European Champions for 1,012 days, but their time is up. In 88 days, the 2019 final will be held just 14km away at the home of rivals Atlético, but for the first time in three years they will not be there. In a single week at the Bernabéu they have been knocked out of the Copa del Rey, the league, and the competition they made their own. When the end came, it was brutal. It was also brilliant. Ajax came and tore them to bits, scoring four goals, each more impressive than the last.This is the third time Ajax have won here in this competition, after 1973 and 1995. The last two times they won the European Cup; few would expect that now, those days long gone, but on this evidence that romantic idea may not be so misplaced. 43 57 Twitter Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball)Two sensational assists 😍One awesome goal 🔥Dušan Tadić rocked up to the Bernabéu and took home all the headlines!What. A. Performance 🙌 pic.twitter.com/RPyoNgkLUCMarch 5, 2019 Pinterest Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels (s 35′) Ajax knew they needed two and if the first leg had suggested they could get them, even the most optimistic would not have expected to get them so soon. Six minutes had gone when Toni Kroos, that “diesel-powered tractor” as Bernd Schuster had called him, had the ball taken from him. Tadic escaped up the right and pulled back for Ziyech to score with a finish as tidy as the move had been. Madrid were passive; Ajax were aggressive, the precision at pace impressive, the mastery of space even more so. 24 Ceballos 28 Bruno Varela Ajax Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal wells up after ‘we lost it all in a week’ 5 Varane Show Share on Messenger 6 3 Corners 28 Vinicius Junior Share on Pinterest 8 Sinkgraven Read more Read more Reuse this content 7 Neres 24 Onana 10 11 20 Asensio AJX43RMD57% Topics 20 Schone 9 Benzema Share on LinkedIn (s 73′) match reports 14 Casemiro Real Madrid 25 Courtois Goal attempts Thank you for your feedback. (s 74′) Match stats Lineups Ajax 4 de Ligt 23 Reguilon Madrid are bad, it is true. Their “shit season” in Dani Carvajal’s words, is over in March, thanks to three home defeats in seven with an aggregate score of 8-1. But it is also true that Ajax are very good. Goals from Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Dusan Tadic and Lasse Schöne were the consequence of a collective superiority that was startling and they are deservedly through: too fast, too incisive, too well organised for a team that is disintegrating, a generation that has come to a close.Santi Solari said afterwards “so much had happened”, and he was right. Madrid suffered three injuries, Lucas Vázquez and Vinícius withdrawn within half an hour and Gareth Bale limping through the final minutes. They also hit the post twice. Nacho was sent off in added time. And there was a five-minute wait for the VAR to allow Ajax’s third goal – the kind of delay that makes technology more a hinderance than a help. And yet sometimes for all the analysis, all the detail, there is a simple truth and that was the case here: Ajax were better than Madrid. (s 80′) Real Madrid have been knocked out of the Champions League for the first time since they lost the 2015 semi-final to Juventus. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters 31 Tagliafico 10 Modric Possession 30 de Wit Substitutes 1 Navas 6 van de Beek 2 Carvajal Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media 25 Dolberg Share on Facebook Hide Champions League 12 Mazraoui 17 Blind Real Madrid (s 87′) Facebook 21 de Jong 22 Ziyech 10 Tadic 11 Bale Substitutes 15 Valverde 3 Veltman Ajax took control; Madrid, so vulnerable, lost it entirely, the early sense that this was slipping away already shared in the stands and increasing when a superb second goal arrived. Tadic performed a roulette, away from Casemiro, and slipped a perfectly weighted pass into the area. Neres, who a few minutes earlier had bamboozled Carvajal with a ludicrously brilliant piece of skill, took it round Courtois and finished.The game had not even reached the 20th minute and Ajax had two. More might have followed in the first half, another wonderful pass from Tadic sending Neres through only for his lob over Courtois to drift wide. The way that came soon felt familiar, Frenkie de Jong, Donny van de Beek and Schöne picking Madrid’s players off. Ajax were dominant, Madrid desperate. 12 Marcelo 9 Huntelaar 3 Vallejo 9 Real Madrid Off target 7 Ajax 10 Real Madrid On target 9 Ajax Somehow, Ajax lost 2-1 in Amsterdam, the chance to progress seemingly escaping them against team that has shown a remarkable ability to prevail. No team has ever gone through after losing the first leg 2-1 at home and Sergio Ramos considered Madrid’s passage so certain that he sought a deliberate yellow card and a suspension. That decision looks daft now; he looked on from the stands as he watched Ajax win in a manner that was entirely incontestable. (s 29′) A wonderful ball from Daley Blind released Tadic, whose shot hit Courtois’s legs, and the Belgian made a sharp save from Ziyech. Madrid were overwhelmed, which is not to say that they had no opportunities. André Onana saved from Vázquez and they twice struck the frame. Raphaël Varane’s header thudded against the bar in the fourth minute before the tsunami started rolling and Bale hit the near post. Vinícius’s injury had come as he shot.A second-half reaction, starting in the stands where roars replaced the resignation, did not last long. Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema had efforts but Ajax managed this marvellously. Van de Beek was denied by Courtois; Ziyech hit wide; and barely seconds after seeing Benzema step inside him and bed a shot just wide, Noussair Mazraoui was at the other end smashing into the side-netting. He then slid in to stop the ball going out and Ajax ran again, the ball worked to Tadic who curled into the top corner.Their Ajax fans roared and then, like everyone, fell silent. Felix Brych, the referee, had his finger in his ear. The wait for the VAR was long, Brych pacing, listening, Madrid’s fate in the balance. Eventually, he pointed to the centre circle: goal! Asensio pulled one back but this was done, Schöne scoring a magnificent bending free kick from near the touchline that went over Courtois. Benzema slipped at the very end and a worse miss came from Ziyech, but it did not matter. Ajax had enough, Ajax had four. 19 Labyad AJX RMD Fouls Real Madrid 1-4 Ajax (agg: 3-5): Champions League last 16 – as it happened Share on WhatsApp 6 Nacho Share on Twitter Share via Email 8 Kroos Read more 17 Lucas Harry Kane’s deadly artistry fires Spurs past Dortmund and into last eight Was this helpful?last_img read more

TORM Reaches Agreement with Oaktree on Sale of Four MR …

first_imgzoom One of TORM’s banks has recently exercised the specific option rights granted in connection with the Restructuring Agreement. This entails a sales process for the four MR product tankers financed by this bank facility. The vessels are TORM Alexandra (2010), TORM Agnete (2010), TORM Arawa (2012) and TORM Anabel (2012).Consequently, TORM has concluded an agreement in principle to sell the four MR product tankers to entities controlled by Oaktree Capital Management (Oaktree). The agreement is expected to be implemented in the near future, pending internal approval processes with the parties involved and other relevant parties. According to the agreement, Oaktree will place the four vessels plus two additional vessels under TORM’s commercial management in a revenue sharing scheme and utilize TORM’s integrated operating platform for technical management of the four vessels. TORM will retain an upside potential through a profit split mechanism if Oaktree generates a return above a specified threshold.“With one bank having exercised its option rights regarding the four vessels, I am very pleased to have forged this close partnership with a strong strategic investor in the product tanker space. Through our strong operational platform, we have succeeded in maintaining the four vessels associated with TORM. We have also secured that two additional vessels will join our revenue sharing scheme,” says CEO Jacob Meldgaard.The four vessels will be delivered to Oaktree during the first half of 2014.The transaction is expected to lead to an impairment of USD 55m, which will be recognized in the financial statements in the fourth quarter of 2013, where the vessels will be treated as assets held for sale. Upon completion of the transaction, TORM’s liquidity position is expected to improve by USD 13m and the associated vessel financing will be fully repaid thereby reducing the Company’s debt by USD 107m.Following the sale, TORM’s owned fleet will consist of 56 product tankers and two dry bulk vessels.For the full year 2013, TORM maintains the forecast of a positive EBITDA of USD 90-100m, but revises the forecast to a loss before tax of USD 165-175m. The forecasts are before any potential further vessel sales or impairment charges. TORM expects to remain in compliance with the financial covenants for 2013. In addition, TORM expects to be operational cash flow positive after all interest payments. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close TORM, December 9, 2013last_img read more

Hydro says there is no evidence at this time landslide is connected

first_imgThe tweets went on to say safety is Hyrdo’s top priority and that they are monitoring the situation closely.  The Peace River Regional District has activated it’s Emergency Operations Centre in response to the landslide.  Two properties at the top of the hill have been evacuated.Safety is our top priority and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will work with on-site officials to assist in any way we can (2/3)— sitecproject (@sitecproject) September 30, 2018Officials with Yellowhead Road and Bridge say it could take a day or two before a new route for the Old Fort Road is determined.  In the meantime, residents of the Old Fort are asked to shelter in place and contact the Peace River Regional District or the RCMP if they need any assistance.BC Hydro is aware of the landslide that occurred near the community of Old Fort this weekend. This slide is off the dam site, about one km past the eastern entrance to the #SiteC project (1/3)— sitecproject (@sitecproject) September 30, 2018For more on the evacuation order, click here.For more on the opening of the emergency operations centre, click here. To see more photos and video of the slide, click here. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro says there is no evidence, at this time, that links Sunday’s landslide to the construction of the Site C Dam.In series of tweets Sunday afternoon, Hydro said there is no evidence the slide near the Old Fort is connected to work taking place at the Site C Dam.  The slide caused part of the Old Fort Road to buckle overnight Saturday.  The road is currently closed approximately 1km from one entrance to the Dam.At this time, there is no evidence that the slide is related to #SiteC or any of the work taking place on the project (3/3)— sitecproject (@sitecproject) September 30, 2018last_img read more

French President Hollande to address cheating scandal on Tuesday

first_imgBordeaux– Allegations of cheating which led to the First Lady’s hospitalization might be addressed during a press conference.French President François Hollande has had a rough weekend. Already the least popular President of the Fifth Republic, he is now facing more trouble after the revelation by tabloid Closer of his affair with French actress Julie Gayet. The cover of the magazine, released on Friday, shows pictures of Hollande leaving the Presidential Palace on a scooter and entering an apartment located a few streets away. The next morning, his personal bodyguards are seen delivering croissants to the love nest and taking the President back to his office. Later on Friday, Hollande’s girlfriend and official partner, journalist Valérie Trierweiler, was rushed to a private hospital. Her team released an official statement claiming she needs to rest after suffering from depression. French magazine Le Point revealed in an online poll that 89 per cent of the French think Mr Hollande “should announce his separation from Valerie Trierweiler”.When he was elected a year an a half ago, critics arose saying that since the couple is not married, Trierweiler should not get the privileges given to the First Lady. These include a staff of five, executive travel by private jet and limousine as well as the use of official residences, paid with public funds. She is also widely unpopular because of a comment she made on Twitter regarding Hollande’s ex-wife and former presidential candidate Ségolène Royal. The President has yet to speak about the event, and it is believed he will do so during the first press conference of the year, set to take place on Tuesday. The opposition was quick to denounce the President’s actions, saying it “gives a bad image of France abroad and that the press conference is now sure to focus on his personal woes rather than more important topics such as unemployment.” Indeed, the event has already made international headlines, newspapers reusing the cliché that the French are naturally unfaithful, and comparing Hollande to former President Mitterrand who also had an affair during his time in office and had an illegitimate child. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten orredistributed.last_img read more

Embarrassing Video Incriminates the Polisario, Shows Other Side of the Coin

first_imgTaroudant, Morocco- Members of the Sahrawi movement “Youth for Change” inside the Tindouf camps managed to break the state of silence imposed on them for almost forty years by the Polisario leadership, and called on the international community to find an “urgent solution” to their long-lasting sufferings inside the camps.In a video posted by Laayoune TV channel on YouTube Friday, the members of the movement, against the leadership of Polisario, talked about the miserable conditions and the suffering of the Sahrawi in the Tindouf camps.Even if international NGOs and the United Nations consider people inside the camps “refugees”, they in no way have the rights afforded to them by this status, in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 1951. “Everybody consider us refuges, but in reality we are under the oppression of Polisario leaders. We can neither move nor express our opinions freely,” said a young Sahrawi, who covered his face in fear of being recognized and punished by the Polisario leadership. “The population has been and is still suffering and waiting for forty years. Our children have been raised here, and the world has changed around us, but we still live under the same conditions,” the young man added.“Youth for Change” 38th commemoration of suffering under corrupted leadershipThe “UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is responsible to find a solution for these people who live in this dusty and hot place,” he noted.The young Sahrawi, who introduced himself as a graduate student, said that employments in the camps are given only to the sons of the leaders of the front and their relatives or friends.  “After I have graduated, I came here in search for a job, but in vain. I tried to do a commercial activity, but, again, the Polisario leadership was blocking me.”In these inhumane conditions, the population of the camps lives under the tyranny of the oppressive leaders of Polisario with the hope of settling the issue and having the right to return to their homeland. “My children keep asking me why we are staying here away from our home country, but, unfortunately, I have no convincing answer” Last January, a wave of protests broke out in most of the camps in Tindouf, in which young Saharawis demanded the exercise of their inalienable rights, namely the right to freedom of expression and movement and the right to having a decent work.  In December 2013, waves of protests shook the refugee camps charging the Polisario chiefs with the embezzling of fuel destined for the camps.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Jonas Valanciunas dominates off the bench in Raptors 113102 win over 76ers

TORONTO — Head coach Nick Nurse told his Toronto Raptors one simple thing heading into the fourth quarter: get the ball to JV.Jonas Valanciunas had started the game on the bench and only had eight points and four rebounds in six minutes of play through three quarters but Nurse thought his seven-foot centre could exploit a matchup with 76ers big man Joel Embiid.Nurse was right, as Valanciunas finished with 26 points, eight rebounds and a game-best plus-14 defensive rating as Toronto beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday.“May not seem like the best matchup in the world throwing it in to JV against Embiid, but JV had it going and he did a good job,” said Nurse. “He was playing that well that we were pumping it in to him in the fourth quarter.”Valanciunas was pleased with the vote of confidence after he had struggled in his past six games, averaging 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and a minus-1.2 rating.“It felt good, it felt good,” said Valanciunas. “I’m just doing my job. When the coach feels it like that, that’s just extra motivation for me.”Serge Ibaka started at centre for the Raptors (21-5), finishing with 18 points and eight rebounds. Valanciunas impressed in the first quarter with eight points in 3:30 of work but also picked up three quick fouls, forcing Nurse to rely on veteran Greg Monroe and keep Valanciunas on the bench. Monroe finished with four points and four rebounds over 5:36 of play time.Valanciunas says he’s happy splitting time with Ibaka, recognizing that the duo creates matchup problems for opponents.“As long as we’re working, I’m totally fine with that,” said Valanciunas. “He showed some really good minutes in the five position. As long as we’re winning games, it’s supposed to be like that.”Ibaka and Valanciunas were effective defensively too, limiting Embiid to 10 points with 12 rebounds for Philadelphia (17-9). Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry said that Valanciunas’s post-up game was no match for Embiid, a 2018 all-star who was named to the NBA’s all-defensive second team last season.“I think JV’s one of the best offensive bigs there is,” said Lowry. “If it was a post-up game then he’d be a max-max player. The league’s changed a little bit but when he gets going, he can make shots, he’s big, he’s strong.“I’ve played with him for seven years now, he’s just continuously getting better. The feel that he has on the offensive end is amazing.”A 9-0 run by the Raptors bench early in the fourth took an 81-81 game and broke it open. Valanciunas was at the heart of it, grabbing an offensive rebound off a Delon Wright miss and putting away his own layup. Then, after a Pascal Siakam field goal, he hit a fadeaway jumper to make it 90-81.Before the game Nurse said that Valanciunas can be hard on himself, getting frustrated when the ball isn’t falling. Nurse feels that the high standard is why he can rely on Valanciunas in close games.“He always wants to play more and he always wants to be contributing more,” said Nurse. “He works. He wants to know the answers when he has questions. He wants to do the work in between days and things like that. He gets rewarded for that just with his good-natured spirit.”___Follow @jchidleyhill on TwitterJohn Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press read more

Australian uranium sector welcomes restart of Japanese nuclear reactor

first_imgDaniel Zavattiero, Executive Director – Uranium, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says “the re-starting of Japan’s first nuclear reactor in almost two years is good news for the Australian uranium sector.” The No. 1 reactor at Sendai began operating August 11 after passing stringent safety requirements.“Japan has been a longstanding market for Australian uranium exports, providing around one-third of their total uranium supply, valued at around $250 million. The re-starting of the nuclear reactor is timely given the debate surrounding the release of the Coalition’s emission reductions targets and the South Australian Royal Commission into the nuclear fuel cycle.“The MCA firmly believes that nuclear energy will play an important role in global electricity generation given it has the capacity to provide reliable baseload power and is virtually emission-free.“The start-up of Sendai #1 is a first step towards the government’s goal of bringing the share of nuclear generation to 20-22% by 2030. It is also a strong indicator for the SA Royal Commission into the nuclear fuel cycle that the global nuclear industry continues to have a strong future.“Earlier this month China’s Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province was connected to the electricity grid and is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of the year. China has 26 nuclear power reactors in operation, 25 under construction, and more about to start construction.“With almost one-third of the world’s low cost uranium resources, Australia is well placed to supply growing demand over the coming decades.”last_img read more

Bringing ideas to life

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When Hellen Kiprizloglou started in graphic design, the world was a different place. A niche industry, design was a necessity for every business but corporate branding and the experience of visual design for a business were ideas that didn’t flourished until the boom of technology and the onset of corporate marketing. The year was 1996, and Hellen was a fresh-eyed designer ready to make her mark on the world. Hellen’s creative flair was obvious from a young age. She always did well at art in school and was always looking for ways to express herself and talk through her artwork. Clever mentoring saw that she was encouraged to apply for a university course in Visual Communications. In the early 90s, budding designers had to jump through hoops to be accepted in the course that would see a select 40 students graduate each year. It was while she was studying that Hellen started to understand “what kind of designer [she wanted] to be”. “The course gives you the fundamental design principles and allows you to develop your personal style,” Hellen tells Neos Kosmos. Her curious nature got the better of her and she became intrigued by corporate design and branding. But what is it all about? “It’s about creating a visual identity for an organisation and using their logo in a tangible method,” she says.A new client is asked to fill in a design brief for Hellen. There she finds out the core ingredients that make up this business which enables her to create a stand-alone definitive design. “A design brief is the most important part of the branding process because that’s where you ask questions of the clients that they may not have thought of themselves. You can ask them their values; the philosophy of the business; who they are in terms of their services and products; what are their expectations of the design; and how they differentiate themselves in the market. This way I get a really good idea of what these businesses are about and what they want their design to do.” As the proprietor / creative director and project designer of Prana Design and Art Studio’s, Hellen takes full control of every aspect of every project she is working on. A boutique high-end design studio, she gives full attention to detail for every client. “People come to Prana Design Studios because they want me to be very heavily involved, and me to do the work. I am quite hands on and when I have a vision after I have spoken to someone I really need to do it as that’s the best way for me to get the message across much faster. That’s what I find my clients want, they know that Hellen is going to be doing the work,” she explains. Her clients range from Sweet Pie Patisserie, Aquadome, Hilton Hotel, Citrus, Chasecrown Living and Sooki – a variety of clients for a designer who doesn’t like to limit herself to one market or industry. But it’s her recent work with the Women’s and Children’s Hospital that has been the most fulfilling for her so far. “Working on this has definitely been a highlight,” she says gushing with pride. She confesses that the work has at times been “painstakingly hard” but the fulfilment she gets when she knows that her work is going to somehow make the day of an unwell child makes it all seem trivial. “Knowing that you could potentially put a smile on one of these kids’ faces – even if it’s just for a minute – is so rewarding. Not only is it fun and creative, it borders more on the art side of things. For this project, Hellen uses Super Graphics, which is an illustrative style of design that’s almost like a wallpaper. She creates these wall-to-wall artworks to almost distract the children and excite them so they lose themselves in the scene Hellen’s artwork creates. Based in Adelaide, most of her clients do come from the Festival State but Hellen has worked on a national and international level having worked on the signage for terminal three at the Singapore airport and international Conrad Hilton. But for now, Hellen is content with her work and has chosen to hone in and focus on her client base as it stands to give personalised services with a high level of professionalism and true vision, ensuring each project has the same level of enthusiasm, imagination, commitment and intuition. After all, Prana in Sanskrit means energy force, life and breath. And Hellen is the energy force, life and breath behind every design.last_img read more

Prominent US scholar to participate in GOCMVs seminar series

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Belgian-born Professor Gonda Van Steen, who holds the Cassas Professorial Chair in Greek Studies at the University of Florida, will take part in the GOCMV 2015 public seminar series.Her presentation, ‘Venom in Verse: Aristophanes in Modern Greece’, is scheduled for Wednesday 1 July at the Greek Centre, which recently successfully hosted events for the Melbourne Comedy Festival.The GOCMV’s seminar series convenor, Dr Nick Dallas, had the following to say: “It has always been a long-term goal of the seminar series to be able to host a handful of international guest speakers every year, budgetary constraints have been the only roadblock. As Professor Van Steen will already be attending the Greek Studies conference at Adelaide’s Flinders University in June, the opportunity to host her in Melbourne was an obvious one.” Specialising in Ancient Greek Theatre and Classical Tragedy, Van Steen is an expert on the works of Aristophanes, a playwright notorious for his bold political and sexual humour. Before the mid-1970s, the revival of the works of Aristophanes often suffered setbacks and acts of censorship. Nowadays, many theatre companies perform Aristophanes’ comedies to launch themselves in the competitive Athenian theatre scene. Van Steen’s prodigious research record includes the recently released academic monograph State of Emergency: Theatre and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship 0f 1967-1974, published by Oxford university Press.last_img read more

iPhone 4 les problèmes de réception disséqués en interne chez Apple

first_imgiPhone 4 : les problèmes de réception disséqués en interne chez AppleÉtats-Unis – Par l’intermédiaire d’une note, Apple a expliqué à ses employés comment téléphoner avec le nouvel iPhone 4. Les problèmes de réception du smartphone sont bien évidemment abordés.Apple a briefé ses équipes afin d’en finir avec les problèmes de réception sur l’iPhone 4. Rien de bien nouveau sur ce qu’a toujours affirmé le directeur général Steve Jobs, mais les services savent désormais quelle attitude adopter face aux clients. Selon la firme à la pomme, “tous les téléphones ont un point faible qui oblige à tenir l’appareil de manière spécifiquepour ne pas en perturber la réception.” Dans le cas de l’iPhone 4, il faut ainsi laisser le côté gauche de l’appareil libre.Autre précision fournie par la note : bien qu’une simple coque en plastique permette de corriger le problème, la firme interdit à ses employés de l’offrir gratuitement aux clients.Le 1 juillet 2010 à 11:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

San Diego County Board of Supervisors host an evening budget meeting

first_imgSan Diego County Board of Supervisors host an evening budget meeting KUSI Newsroom June 12, 2019 Posted: June 12, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the first time in several years, the County Board of Supervisors will hold an evening budget meeting.Supervisor Fletcher was in studio to tell us all why you should attend the meeting and what you can get out of it.On Thursday, June 13 the first evening budget hearing in several years will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. at 1600 Pacific Highway. Based on what we have heard from the community, we are expecting hundreds to attend. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more