West Ham reject £8.9m bid from Fiorentina for midfielder

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REVEALED BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won SORRY Pedro Obiang has been in and out of West Ham’s starting XI this term Thus, selling Obiang without a replacement lined up would leave the club short in midfield.West Ham are just one point off a Europa League place after enjoying a successful Christmas period.They face a trip to Bournemouth this Saturday, before a trip to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup fourth round next weekend. RANKED Latest Football News Mark Noble, left, and Declan Rice have kept Obiang out of the Hammers team 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade scrap Obiang has made 105 appearance since joining West Ham for £4.3m from Sampdoria in 2015.Sky Sports claim the Hammers would only consider selling the 26-year-old if they can find a replacement.Obiang is a back-up option for Manuel Pellegrini to cover first-choice midfield pairing Noble and Rice.Carlos Sanchez is ruled out for the season with a knee injury, while an ankle problem has limited former Arsenal man Jack Wilshere to just five minutes of football since September. 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion West Ham have rejected a £8.9m bid from Fiorentina for Pedro Obiang, according to reports.The Spanish-born midfielder’s playing time has been restricted due to the form of Mark Noble and Declan Rice this season. revealed gameday cracker last_img read more

Rewind: Kharisma McIlwaine Catches Up With The Cast Of “Think Like A Man Too” In Philly

first_imgKharisma McIlwaine & Meghan Good(Courtesy of Kharisma McIlwaine) What do you get when you combine a diverse group of friends, bachelor/ bachelorette parties, and Vegas? The answer: insanity and non-stop laughs. Will Packer and Tim Story team up again with “Think Like A Man Too”, the film sequel to Steve Harvey’s best selling book, Act Like A Lady Think Man. The dynamic group of actors from the original cast are back for the sequel with even more relationship hurdles and adventures. Stars of “Think Like A Man Too”, Meagan Good and Michael Ealy, made their way to Philadelphia to promote their film. They gave me the inside scoop on just what it was like to be a part of “Think Like A Man Too”. Meagan plays Maya, the “90 Day Rule Girl” In the sequel, she has successfully managed to capture the heart of “The Player” Zeke, played by Romany Malco. The chemistry is undeniable with every member of the cast. One scene in particular was a full on debacle, and had me in stitches! Megan shared what it was like managing some level of order while working with a cast with such huge personalities. “Part of it was choreographed, the other part was like, get in where you fit in. Do whatever comes natural, and try not to hurt yourselves” (said with a laugh). Michael Ealy, who plays Dominic “The Dreamer”, shared Meagan’s sentiment about working with a star studded cast, which includes Philly’s own Kevin Hart. “Kevin’s kind of comedy…well he’s just so charming. Kevin can talk about his infidelity in such a way that you laugh. Now when you discuss infidelity, there are a lot of women who don’t find it funny at all!  Somehow, Kevin does it in a way that he’s not running from it, and it’s funny and charming. You just go with it. He’s a lovable guy in that way. I find that working with Kev at his level, he’s operating at a ten. If there’s no one there to ground him, i.e. myself…I don’t know what that looks like…but it seems that might be kind of a train wreck! I feel like, comedy has to be balanced. That’s how someone in comedy is able to shine, if you have that gravitas… that person that is grounding the scene… that makes it real.” Hopefully we can get the whole cast back for a trilogy, but in the meantime, Please treat yourself and go to see “Think Like A Man Too” in theaters nationwide. Hurry before it’s gone!last_img read more

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration misinformation

first_imgOTTAWA — Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.During a wide-ranging interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau said he believes a broad Canadian consensus holds that immigration is good for the country, in the face of growing opposition to it in other places.The Liberal leader’s line suggests a theme for next year’s election campaign.“The decision that the Conservatives have taken recently to, for example, go after the global compact on migration in a way that is deliberately and knowingly spreading falsehoods for short-term political gain and to drum up anxiety around immigration is irresponsible, is not the way we should be moving forward in a thoughtful way on one of the big issues that is facing our country,” Trudeau said.The prime minister says he welcomes debate and discussion about immigration — as long as it sticks to meaningful areas of policy, such as the right number of immigrants to bring to Canada each year and how to properly integrate newcomers within the country.“But the fearmongering, and the misinformation that is being deliberately and knowingly put out by the Conservative party right now, is very dangerous to something that has been an extraordinary advantage and benefit for Canada for generations,” he said.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s press secretary Brock Harrison said Trudeau’s comments demonstrate that he is failing to take responsibility for Canadians’ concerns about the border. “He resorts to personal attacks and phoney arguments whenever he’s criticized for it,” Harrison said. “Conservatives will continue to hold him to account over the lengthy delays in processing and billions in added costs caused by his failure to secure the border.”Last week, Canada joined 164 countries in signing the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. It is the first large-scale agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration and is aimed at improving co-operation.But the pact has incited protest, particularly in Eastern Europe, where a number of far-right groups and political parties have used the compact to fan public concern over a historic increase in the number of migrants and displaced people fleeing wars, persecution and violence in their home countries — or, in some cases, seeking better economic opportunities.Scheer came out strongly against the compact on the grounds that it would give foreign entities influence over Canada’s immigration system, claims that have been rejected by many immigration-law experts.The Conservatives have also been hammering the Liberals over the influx of asylum seekers crossing into Canada “irregularly,” away from official entry points, over the last two years. The issue has led to clashes with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Quebec Premier Francois Legault, who each want Ottawa to fork over $200 million or more to cover costs the two provinces have borne to house and provide services to asylum seekers.They say the federal government is too slow to assess refugee claims and while claimants wait, the provinces have to support them.Over 38,000 irregular migrants have arrived in Canada since early 2017.Trudeau might face a steep challenge if migration turns out to be an election issue. An Angus Reid Institute poll conducted this fall suggested the Liberals are vulnerable on the issue of asylum seekers. Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, told The Canadian Press at the time that concerns about the border resonate across the political spectrum every time the Conservatives bring the issue up.Trudeau said he plans to address the Canadian public’s growing fears by emphasizing that Canada has a robust immigration system that ensures incoming refugee claimants pose no security risk and meets international obligations that Canada has agreed to uphold.“This process is working to keep us safe,” he said. “There is a careful approach (by the Conservatives) to try and scare people, and as we’ve said, it’s always easier to try and scare people then to allay fears in a time of anxiety.”Anti-immigrant rhetoric is helping some political parties, Trudeau acknowledged, pointing specifically to Eastern Europe and the United States. These views have gained traction online in Canada, he added, noting this as an area “that I think requires us to be more vigilant.”—Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter.Teresa Wright, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Maryland man killed by tree in Eleuthera

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 1, 2017 – Eleuthera – A huge tree in North Eleuthera toppled onto the man trying to trim it, and it killed him now Police are investigating to ensure that is how a winter resident actually died.   The American man, from Maryland was reportedly cutting down a tree in his yard in Gregory Town when it broke free and somehow crushed him.The man was rushed to clinic, but was pronounced dead. The freak accident happened around 9am on Sunday.#MagneticMediaNews#MarylandmankilledbyfallentreePhoto Credit: Eleutheran resident Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Marylandmankilledbyfallentreelast_img read more

Facebook faces investigation by New York attorney general over email collection

first_img Facebook Security Tech Industry Post a comment 0 Facebook says it’s fixed the issue and will notify users who were affected.  James Martin/CNET Facebook is being investigated by the New York attorney general’s office for harvesting the email contacts of about 1.5 million users without their consent. “It is time Facebook is held accountable for how it handles consumers’ personal information,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James in a statement Thursday. “Facebook has repeatedly demonstrated a lack of respect for consumers’ information while at the same time profiting from mining that data.”The social network confirmed in April that it collected the email contacts of its users, but said it wasn’t on purpose. A security researcher spotted the issue after he noticed the social network asked users to enter their email passwords when they signed up for new accounts to verify their identity. Once a user entered their password, a message popped up saying that the company was importing your email contacts, Business Insider learned.Facebook said earlier this month that it fixed the issue and will notify users who were affected. The attorney general’s office said in a press release that hundreds of millions of Facebook users could have been affected because users might have hundreds of email contacts stored. “We’re in touch with the New York State attorney general’s office and are responding to their questions on this matter,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. The attorney general’s investigation comes as other regulators and lawmakers are cracking down on Facebook for its privacy practices. In December, the DC attorney general sued Facebook for allegedly failing to safeguard the data of its users.On Thursday, Canadian regulators accused Facebook of violating local laws for mishandling user data and said it’d take the company to court for its privacy mishaps. The privacy commissioner of Canada and the information and privacy commissioner for British Columbia started investigating Facebook last year after revelations surfaced that a UK political consultancy Cambridge Analytica harvested data from about 87 million users without their permission. The US Federal Trade Commission also started investigating Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal for possibly violating a legal agreement it had with the federal government to keep user data private. Facebook estimates that the FTC could fine the company $3 billion to $5 billion.  If that’s correct, the FTC fine would be larger than the record-setting $22.5 million the agency imposed on Google in 2012.Originally published April 25, 1:52 p.m. PTUpdate, 2:20 p.m. PT: Includes statement from Facebook and more background. Update, 2:38 p.m. PT: Includes background about other investigations. Tags Share your voicelast_img read more

Hindalco posts 3038 percent rise in Q2 net profit on higher production

first_imgAditya Birla Group’s flagship company Hindalco on Tuesday posted an increase of 30.38 percent in its net standalone profit at Rs.103 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2015.During the July-September period in 2014, the company reported a net profit of Rs.79 crore.On account of ramping up of production, the company’s net revenue from operations during the second quarter increased by 4.34 percent at Rs.8,925 crore as against Rs.8,554 crore in the same quarter of 2014-15.In a statement, the company said its operating results for the quarter were significantly impacted by the severe drop in London Metal Exchange prices and regional aluminium premium coupled with macro economic factors.During the quarter alumina production stood at 628 kt (kilo tonnes) which is 18 percent higher as compared to the second quarter of 2014-15.”The Mahan smelter in Madhya Pradesh achieved full ramp up during the quarter, while Aditya smelter in Odisha is under ramp up. Despite higher volumes, the EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of aluminium segment declined because of lower realisations and higher depreciation,” it said.In the copper production front, cathode production increased by four percent to 100 kt, while fertiliser production jumped by 18 percent to touch 87 kt.last_img read more

Three arrested for lynching woman

first_imgTaslima BegumPolice on Sunday night arrested three people from the capital’s Uttar Badda in connection with the lynching of a woman on Saturday following a child-lifting rumour.The arrestees are Md Bacchu Mia, 28, MD Bappi, 21 and MD Shaheen, 31.Al Imran, duty officer of Badda police station, said police arrested the three from the area after reviewing a video clip of the incident.On Saturday, Taslima Begum went to Uttar Badda Govt Primary School to collect information about her daughter’s admission there.She was taken to the head teacher of the school for interrogation while a rumour spread outside about a child lifter had been held. Later she was dragged out of the school by a mob and then beaten mercilessly.On information, police rescued critically injured Taslima and took her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the physicians declared her dead.Taslima was from Raipur upazila in Lakshmipur and was living with her daughter and mother in the capital. She was separated from her husband two years back. Taslima’s son, 11, has been living with his father in Badda.last_img read more

Political Roundup New Bills Becoming Law And Joint Primary Voting

first_img Share X 00:00 /09:22 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: In our weekly political roundup, local experts discuss new bills becoming law after the Texas Legislature, Harris County considering joint primary voting by the 2020 election, Jon Stewart’s testimony about the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, and other stories.In the audio above, host Craig Cohen gets insights on those and other stories from Renée Cross of the University of Houston and Mark Jones from Rice University. Listenlast_img read more

Boom VS Bryant Meanwhile Homicides Port Covington

first_imgSean YoesIn case you missed it (which seems rather implausible at this point), community activist PFK Boom recently “confronted” Pastor Jamal Bryant of the People’s Empowerment Temple at the 148th “West Wednesday,” the series of police brutality protests organized by the family of Tyrone West, the man killed July 18, 2013 while in police custody. Video of Boom’s verbal evisceration of Bryant (with a pithy freestyle assist from rapper and activist Shy Lady Heroin) went viral almost instantly.Here’s the condensed version of the encounter; Boom: “We don’t want you nowhere in our city yo…the streets don’t want you here!” Bryant: “Okay.”Bryant provided a more expansive response a couple of days later during the Friday night radio show on WEAA, “Listen Up!” hosted by Faraji Muhammad.“I went down there as a pastor and let me say Faraji, I was the only pastor there. There was no cameras there, there were 40 people there. And I went down there, again I was not on program, I was not on schedule I was just there to support,” Bryant said in reference to his presence at Gilmore Homes during the West protest on May 25. “When I was leaving, an hour and 15 minutes later, I was accosted by the young lady (Heroin)…and she said, `Are you leaving?’ I said, yeah, I got to go…she says, `Okay, can you wait one minute?’ I said, sure,” Bryant explained. “Then, she brings over the gentleman and without warning, he goes into a full barrage. It was amazing Faraji, I videotaped him speaking and in his speech he says, `You all talk about us coming to the church, but the church never comes to us.’ And I’m there, the church becomes visible and tries to be a part,” Bryant added.“The rest of it plays itself out as everybody has seen now all over the media. And I think it’s just very unfortunate that people who are really working towards the same end would find themselves accosted. Baltimore police were there and he (Boom) doesn’t have that same venom towards them, but against me.”Since last week’s incident between Boom and Bryant, the pastor’s supporters and grassroots activists aligned, or who identify with Boom, have been going back and forth via social media.Meanwhile…Five people were shot at a Memorial Day cookout in North Baltimore, the homicide rate is at 108 as of May 28, and the massive billion-dollar Port Covington development deal steams full speed ahead, essentially unchecked.“We’ve got bigger fish to fry,” a long-time community activist told me on background in response to the Boom, Bryant controversy. “Everybody knows he (Bryant) loves the spotlight, that’s nothing new…but, we act like we got (activist community) ADHD, too much fu@*ery going on,” the source said.Agreed.To deny the many good works Jamal Bryant and his church have contributed to many of the most disenfranchised communities in the city would be unwise. But, I saw more than a few people via social media (where everybody seems to be a tough guy or a psychiatrist) attempt to dismiss Boom as, “mentally ill,” because of the ferocity of his verbal attack upon Bryant.Let’s be clear; if chronic stress, depression, PTSD, bipolar disease, schizophrenia and racism are mental illnesses (and they are!), then about 95 percent of Baltimore City is mentally ill.Ultimately, there is a tremendous amount of anger aimed at Baltimore’s political infrastructure, otherwise known more broadly as the establishment. And in the minds of many, even beyond the grass roots activists like Boom, Bryant is a card carrying member.I’ve said it before, but we dismiss the rage of those who have been systematically oppressed, ignored and set aside for generations at our own peril.Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m. on WEAA 88.9.last_img

Man arrested for derogatory remarks against Mamata Banerjee

first_imgAmbassa (Tripura): A man was arrested in Tripura’s Dhalai district for allegedly making derogatory remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in social media, a police officer said Tuesday. A West Bengal Police team arrested Tushar Sharma of Kulai area in Dhalai district on October 6 for the alleged derogatory remarks against Banerjee, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Ambassa, Asish Das Gupta said Sharma was produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Ambassa. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The West Bengal Police sought his transit remand. However, the CJM rejected the request of the West Bengal Police as the arrested person was sick and ordered for his admission in a hospital. The CJM ordered that the accused be produced before it on Wednesday. A West Bengal Police team camping in Tripura said it will again appeal for the transit remand of Sharma in the court on Wednesday.last_img read more