Proposed bill tied to towing industry

first_imgYour legislators are back for the second half of the session.Cole County State Rep. Dave Griffith is sponsoring a bill designed to make the towing industry more accountable.“If your truck overturns, and you’re hauling hazardous material, your fine is doubled if they upright that truck and they tow it away.”Griffith has also sponsored bills setting up veterans’ courts in every county and developing tax credits for historic state owned buildings in Jefferson City.last_img

IPL 2018: CSK join MI in elite list after 100th T20 victory

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings on Monday became the second team to register 100 wins in Twenty20 cricket as they demolished Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).The win was Chennai’s 100th in the format and they are the second team after Mumbai Indians (105) to achieve the feat.It is a remarkable achievement for a team which was suspended from the IPL for two years following the 2013 spot-fixing scandal. The yellow brigade have won the IPL twice (2010 & 2011) and the Champions League T20 (CLT20) also twice (2010 & 2014).On the other hand, Mumbai have won the IPL thrice (2013, 2015 and 2017) and the CLT20 twice (in 2011 and 2013).IPL 2018, CSK vs DD: CSK reclaim top spot after Shane Watson, MS Dhoni fireworksDhoni’s team has registered 85 wins in the IPL so far in 141 matches while the rest 15 wins came in the now-defunct CLT20 tournament.CSK skipper Dhoni’s brutal 22-ball 51 against Delhi was also his second fastest half-century in the IPL. Back in 2012, he had smashed a 20-ball fifty against Mumbai Indians in Bangalore.This season, he has already scored 286 runs from only eight matches at a strike-rate of 169.23. He has also scored three half-centuries. The previous two came against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali and against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.On Monday, CSK rode on opener Shane Watson’s explosive 40-ball 78 and Dhoni’s unbeaten 51 to post a mammoth 211 for 4 after being put into bat at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium.IPL 2018, CSK vs DD: Shane Watson salutes MS Dhoni for sensational assault on Trent BoultadvertisementThe Daredevils then lost their way early in the run chase as they lost Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer and Glenn Maxwell inside the first 10 overs.But then Rishabh Pant launched a sensational assault on CSK’s seasoned bowling attack to blast 79 off 45 balls. The young Delhi southpaw smashed seven boundaries and four sixes to raise more than a glimmer of hope for his team.It looked like end game for the Daredevils when Pant departed in the 18th over with 50 still needed off 14 balls.However, that was when Vijay Shankar took over as he smashed five sixes and there were some worried faces in the Super Kings camp.IPL 2018: MS Dhoni pulls up bowlers after Chennai Super Kings survive death-overs scareA six off the final ball of the penultimate over bowled by Dwayne Bravo brought the equation down to 28 off six balls for Delhi. There was now a real chance.South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi, making his IPL debut, started off with a wide. Rahul Tewatia got off stike with a single and Shankar lashed another six. However, Ngidi bowled smartly thereafter, with a mix of fuller deliveries and yorkers to stop DD at 198 for 5 in 20 overs.last_img read more

VAR officials sleeping? England livid after Harry Kane fouled

first_imgPeople termed it as ‘divine justice’ when Harry Kane scored an added time winner to lead England to a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Monday.England dominated the entire match with their attacking display yet for almost the entire match, they had just one goal to show.England should have actually taken the lead earlier but it was in the 11th minute when Kane scored off a header that England arrived at the scoreboard.Even after going 1-0 up, England kept attacking the Tunisian goal but failed to convert many a chances.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEAgainst the run of play, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef earned a controversial penalty for Tunisia, in which the referee deemed that Kyle Walker had swung his arm at him.Ferjani Sassi scored from the spot to bring Tunisia back in the game 1-1.However, there were two moments after that incident that brought the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in scrutinising light.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLETwice Kane was wrestled down in the penalty area by the Tunisian defence but the referee waived it off.Fns were absolutely livid with VAR as they failed to spot two penalty incidents that could have put the match to bed much earlier for England.Also read – Harry Kane does for England what Beckham and Rooney couldn’tFrom former players like Gary Lineker, who called VAR “a joke” to fans who thought Kane was “Batista bombed” in the box.advertisementCome on VAR, this is a joke.Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 18, 2018Even TV presenter Joe Morrison took to Twitter to post a photograph of the VAR room accusing them of “sleeping at their desks”.Lucky that Harry Kane was awake tonight bcos these guys were sleeping at their desks!#England pic.twitter.com/zo7aPIA0qFJoe Morrison (@joefooty) June 18, 2018ENGLAND ROBBED! Tunisian defender lands a wrestling takedown on Harry Kane and VAR has missed it! pic.twitter.com/80xqV28wi2World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) June 18, 2018Whats the point of VAR if they cant see Harry Kane being RKOd at every corner?! #ENGTUN #EnglandMatt Lumsden (@mattlumsdenBCFC) June 18, 2018VAR is there to overturn obvious errors. Harry Kane has just been Batista Bombed in the Box. Fuck off.Bumble_Fan (@FMHintsAndTips) June 18, 2018Tunisian player runs into Kyle Walker’s extended arm – penalty.Harry Kane wrestled to the ground – no penalty.VAR still has a lot of convincing to do! #ENGTUN #WorldCupRob Wildey (@robw986) June 18, 2018Here’s that Harry Kane penalty incident again.In fairness, the VAR team couldn’t see anything wrong with it.#TUNENG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/BE370EizbdJack Murley (@jack_murley) June 18, 2018English female footballer Fara Williams also posted a sarcastic tweet questioning if VAR is not being used in the match between England and Tunisia.Are we not using VAR on this @England game surely now thats 2 pens on Harry Kane theyve missed ?Fara Williams MBE (@fara_williams47) June 18, 2018Considering the role that VAR is supposed to play in the tournament, even if the referee missed the incidents, how come the VARs did not notice it and brought the matter into the on-field referee’s light?According to rules, even after a certain incident, VAR can inform the referee of any discrepancies and a decision can be reached. However, none of that happened for England on Monday night.Also read – World Cup 2018: Harry Kane ecstatic after scoring late winner vs TunisiaVAR has overall been received well with the referees being helped to take many correct decisions without much effect on the flow of the game.However, there have also been times when the role of VAR has been questioned and Monday night was one such time.last_img read more

Daily Bullets (July 18): Big 12’s Stance on ‘Horns Down’ Deserves Thumbs Down

first_imgA good morning and a great day to the fellow golf-heads out there crazy enough to wake up early and follow the British Open’s opening day. May your coffee be strong, your caffeine high last long, and may we all watch with pleasure as Rickie Fowler clinches his first major win from across the pond. Bullets Rundown• Ice Man taking on bigger leadership role• Why Big 12’s stance on Horns Down deserves thumbs down• OSU’s offseason motivation, in shirt form• Les Miles with Hollywood treatment at new ESPN+OSU Bullets• Gold medal-winning point guard Isaac Likekele (has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?) is already putting to use his valuable Team USA experience back in the states. As one of the players on the U19 team that won the World Cup, he’s already positioning himself for a bigger role at OSU as a sophomore.“His presence, it means a ton to us,” said Mike Boynton. “You can tell his energy is infectious, and he will be a great leader for us.” [NewsOK]• Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman argues the Big 12’s stance on Horns Down is a thumbs up. Respectfully, *fart noise*.I guess the Big 12 could go extreme with Horns Down — ban it outright or allow it regardless — but neither seems viable. Allow it, and officials have their hands tied if someone uses it in a taunting manner. Ban it, and officials have to spend time looking for something easily undetected and ultimately unimportant.A nuanced stance is the right one for the Big 12. [NewsOK]I get the point of arguing this side of it. Really. But when talking about the Big 12’s officials, the words nuance and open to interpretation makes me about as confident as Hugh Freeze when he sees the NCAA on caller ID. Any type of judgement calls related to gestures or intent are bound to be misjudged. My horns are down at this stance, and so are both my thumbs.• OSU could have just printed out some “H8ERS R OUR MOTIV8ERS” shirts to fuel them this offseason, but instead they did one better by printing shirts with the names of every team that beat them during their 7-6 year.“It gave you something to work for every day,” center Johnny Wilson said. “You go to your locker, you get your stuff out and there’s those names. Every single day.” [Dallas News](I approve. Please send a size large to [HEAVILY REDACTED, BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA]. Thanks in advance.)• Date and time for Fan Appreciation Day, 2019, has been set. Marketh thine calendars (and maybe see you there).SAVE THE DATE!🏈️⚽️Fan Appreciation Day📅 Aug. 3🕝 2:30-4:30 p.m.📍 Gallagher-Iba Arena#okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/QP23udWHBk— Oklahoma State Athletics (@OSUAthletics) July 17, 2019• I apologize for being a total child with this #FaceApp stuff, but the amount of laughter I had when it spit out Spencer and Dru like this was healthy for my soul. (Also, who is your vote on this question? I’m riding the SS Ship.) Non-OSU Bullets• It seems the CP3 era in OKC could last longer than expected! As ESPN cap guru Bobby Marks pointed out, the reason for a non-robust market for him is pretty simple: it’s mid-July, ~40% of players under contract cannot be traded at this time, and most teams have already filled up most of their cap space.Here is the formula for why:*40% of players under contract cannot be traded* There are no teams with significant cap space (ATL has the most @ $7M)* Biggest trade exception is GSW ($17.2M) who is hard capped- next is DAL @ $11.8M https://t.co/H6FExQmTAf— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 17, 2019• Auburn — and by extension, Bruce Pearl — seem to be bracing for a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA related to the college basketball scandal. Auburn had an assistant implicated in the case, and while he got off nearly unscathed by avoiding prison time, Auburn’s program (and again, by extension, Pearl) might not be so fortunate. The case is of particular interest in Stillwater, as OSU is in a similar position; Lamont Evans was one of the assistants implicated in the scandal, and OSU could be in a similar boat as Auburn (and NC State).Related to the college basketball scandal, NC State received its own NOA last week detailing multiple Level I and Level II violations, the most severe and the second-most severe in the eyes of the NCAA. In its case, the NCAA alleges a former Adidas executive paid former star recruit-turned-NC State-signee Dennis Smith Jr. $40,000. Former coach Mark Gottfried and his former assistant, Orlando Early, are also named in the case, which alleges Smith was provided $46,700 in total impermissible benefits. [CBS Sports]• /ducks the comments section. So uh … this Baker Mayfield piece was interesting, as was his strategy to get his now-wife’s attention. Millennials!The quarterback and his fiancée, who is from Nebraska, were introduced in 2017 by a mutual friend. At the time, Wilkinson was living in Los Angeles. She says she was wary of dating a “punk football player” and ignored Mayfield’s advances for months: He repeatedly followed and unfollowed her on Instagram, trying to attract her attention. Finally, in late December, they exchanged messages. He begged her to meet him before the Rose Bowl, his final college football game. She reluctantly agreed to grab lunch. [ESPN]• I am enraged at The Ringer’s placement of “Let it Go” on the ranking of the best Disney songs. Enraged! • So grass-eating Les Miles is going to be a star, huh?And Tuesday saw an even more interesting announcement of an 18-part behind-the-scenes series on Les Miles and Kansas that will premiere on the ESPN+ Big 12 Now service next month, with a trailer that includes footage of Miles and Kansas athletic director Jeff Long talking before Miles officially took the job. [Awful Announcing]The trailer looks pretty awesome, actually. (Les saying he doesn’t need a fake-bleep whistle to some poor GA hooked me instantly). This is like “Hard Knocks” for CFB, but like, way less interesting. Count me in!• People are dying (literally) for Instagram likes at an obscure sight-seeing spot in Arizona.• Emoni Bates is only 15 years old, but he’s seen by many already as the best basketball prospect since LeBron James. But will he even garner interest from high-major college programs? Why murky NBA plans to lower the age limit (and potentially abolish the one-and-done rule for good) have thus far limited his college prospects.• Nine golfers who could win the 2019 British Open. I’m fading Rory. Fowler at 25-1 is interesting. I don’t hate Tony Finau at 80-1, either! While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Watch: Michigan Transforms Iowa’s Pink Visitor’s Locker Room Into Something Of Its Own

first_imgIowa has a pink locker room for its visitors.Twitter/@HailEquipmentMichigan’s equipment staff killed it with this.Kinnick Stadium, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes, is known for its visitor’s locker room being pink. From the lockers, to the walls, to the bathroom stalls – everything is pink. Michigan decided to turn the pink room into a room of its own erasing nearly every glimpse of pink.Right at home. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/LALu1eVlyd— Michigan Equipment (@HailEquipment) November 12, 2016As you can see, the equipment staff didn’t just cover the walls with some type of paper or anything, they went all out with team posters and team mottos.Home sweet home for Michigan.Michigan and Iowa are set to kick off 8:00 p.m. EST and the game can be seen on ABC.last_img read more

Scorpio Bulkers Finds Work for Eleven Ships

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Scorpio Bulkers has inked time charter-out agreements with undisclosed companies for seven Ultramax and four Kamsarmax vessels. The Ultramaxes in question are SBI Jaguar, SBI Ursa, SBI Tango, SBI Cougar, SBI Echo, SBI Thalia and SBI Lyra.The ships will be chartered at gross charter rates from USD 14,500 to USD 16,500 per day, with the earliest redelivery dates from February to June 2019.What is more, Scorpio has found work for the following Kamsarmaxes – SBI Bolero, SBI Macarena, SBI Mazurka and SBI Samba.The company agreed rates ranging from USD 14,500 to USD 16,000 per day for the time charter periods. As informed, the earliest redelivery dates for the abovementioned ships are between February and May 2019.Yesterday, the company said it signed letters of intent to buy and install scrubbers on substantially all of its owned and finance leased Kamsarmax and Ultramax vessels from the second quarter of 2019 until the third quarter of 2020.Scorpio Bulkers has an operating fleet of 57 vessels consisting of 56 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels, and one time chartered-in Ultramax vessel. The company’s owned and finance leased fleet has a total carrying capacity of approximately 3.9 million dwt and all of the company’s owned vessels have carrying capacities of more than 60,000 dwt.last_img read more

Nadal reigns in clash of former US Open champs as Zverev exits

first_imgNew York: Rafael Nadal ramped up his quest for a fourth US Open title with an impressive win over 2014 champion Marin Cilic to advance to the quarter-finals while Alexander Zverev slumped to a four-set defeat. Second seed Nadal — the winner at Flushing Meadows in 2010, 2013 and 2017 — produced some electrifying moments of brilliance to end the challenge of Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2 on Monday. After barely breaking a sweat in reaching the last 16, a run that included a second-round walkover, Nadal stared down his stiffest test so far to surge into a quarter-final meeting with Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe Spaniard exchanged the first two sets with Cilic but grasped control by breaking for 3-1 in the third, a series of dazzling winners drawing an animated fist-pump from golf legend Tiger Woods at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nadal reeled off nine games in succession across the third and fourth sets and 12 of the final 15 to nail down a 40th Grand Slam quarter-final appearance, nine of which have come at the US Open. “The emotions I have when I play here are impossible to describe. I love the sport and feel very lucky to still be playing tennis here. Eight years ago I didn’t think that would happen as my body was suffering badly,” Nadal said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”It’s a huge honor playing in front of all of you and playing in front of Tiger is a very special thing. I always say I don’t have big idols but one idol is him and I always try to follow him.” Nadal’s path to the final sees him take on Schwartzman next after the 5ft 7in (1.70m) Argentine chopped down sixth seed Zverev. “He is playing amazing, nothing new, he’s one of the players with best talent on tour,” the 18-time Grand Slam champion said of his upcoming opponent. “It will be a big challenge. I have to play my best. I’m happy for him. He’s a close friend and I hope to play a great match.” Zverev rolled through the opening set against Schwartzman under the roof on Ashe during a rainy afternoon session, but he lost his way to go down 3-6 6-2 6-4 6-3. The German was enjoying his deepest run in New York but committed 17 double faults and 65 unforced errors and received a point penalty for swearing as Schwartzman advanced to a second US Open quarter-final in three years. “Generally my season so far has not been the best,” said Zverev, who has reached just two quarter-finals in 18 Grand Slam appearances. Zverev said he was hindered a “very swollen” back and right hip following a fall in his previous match. “I had a lot of chances which I didn’t use early in the match. He kind of ran away with it.” Zverev lost his serve three times during the second set but appeared to have steadied himself when he moved a break ahead at 3-2 in the third, only for Schwartzman to wrest the momentum back in his favor after a lengthy sixth game. “It was tough because I was feeling I had the chance to win this and I had a few break points I could not take,” Schwartzman said. “He was up a break and then I recovered really quickly and I felt great after that.” Matteo Berrettini became just the second Italian man to progress to the US Open quarter-finals, 42 years after Corrado Barazzutti’s run to the last four in New York. Berrettini, the 24th seed, eased to a 6-1 6-4 7-6 (8/6) win over Russia’s 43rd-ranked Andrey Rublev to reach the last eight at a Grand Slam for the first time. “It’s something really crazy. I cannot believe it right now. I need a few hours to understand what happened,” said Berrettini, 23, who goes on to play French 13th seed Gael Monfils.last_img read more

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader defends platform spending

first_imgTORONTO – A day after launching an election platform that promises billions in new spending, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown is defending his plan as an affordable alternative to the current Liberal government’s spending habits.Brown says his plan, launched Saturday at a policy convention in Toronto, is fully costed and will not see a Tory government run deficits beyond its first year if elected.The platform says if the PCs win the 2018 election they would run a $2.8 billion deficit in 2018-2019, posting modest surpluses which range from $8 million in 2019-2020 to $767 million in 2021-2022.Asked if there was a risk a PC government would slip into deficit throughout the rest of its term, he denied the suggestion.“Absolutely not,” Brown said. “We are going to pay down over one billion dollars on the debt. … (The platform is) fully costed. It’s affordable. The numbers have been verified by senior economists in this country.”Brown is referring to former federal Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page who the party says has reviewed the spending package and deemed it “reasonable”.Brown also denied that the party’s strategy is to spend, instead of treading a path of traditional fiscal conservatism, in order to beat an Ontario Liberal Party that has won four consecutive elections.“I think offering a pretty significant tax cut … is giving significant relief that I know conservatives across the province are excited about,” he said.Brown added that the Tory plan to repay some of the provinces’s debt — which sits at approximately $312 billion — is “music to the ears of conservatives.”The Tory plan promises a tax cut for the middle class, a child care tax credit, a further 12 per cent cut to hydro rates and $1.9 billion in new mental health spending over the next decade.The platform would also spend $5 billion to build new subways in Toronto and cover the costs of millions more in maintenance and infrastructure for the Toronto Transit Commission.The Tory tax cuts would reduce costs for Ontarians with the lowest incomes by 2022. People making up to $42,960 would see their tax rate cut from 5.05 per cent to 4.5 per cent. People making from $42,960 to $85,923 would see their tax rate cut from 9.15 per cent to 7.1 per cent.The plan would also introduce the Ontario Child Care Refund, a tax credit based on household income. Under the plan, a mother who earns $35,000 a year and has a child under six would be eligible for a refund of $6,750 in child care costs.Brown took questions on the plan for the first time since it was unveiled, touting the child care tax credit at a day care centre on Sunday. He downplayed suggestions that by revealing the platform six months before the vote he was giving the Liberals a chance to one-up his party, which has led in the polls for months.“I think we all know what the Liberals stand for,” Brown said. “They’ve had 14 years, 14 long years to say who they are. We know who they are.”The PC platform — called the People’s Guarantee — contains more than 140 promises and will also keep many of the Liberal’s biggest spending initiatives. That includes a government plan to offer free pharmacare for anyone under the age of 24, all-day kindergarten and the free tuition plan for post-secondary students.Jessica Martin, spokeswoman for Liberal Finance Minister Charles Sousa, said Sunday that the province’s budget is balanced and will be balanced over the next two years, as the Fall Economic Statement outlined earlier this month. The Tory platform will result in billions in cuts that will impact health care and education.“Patrick Brown will say anything to anyone in order to get elected,” she said in a statement. “After waiting more than two years to learn who the real Patrick Brown is, he has revealed himself as just another Harper Conservative who wants to cut services.”last_img read more

With OK from Congress US hemp market set to boom

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. — Hemp is about to become legal nationwide.A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats it like a regular crop.President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law next week.Hemp is a type of cannabis that does not get the user high.The change means an industry already seeing explosive growth is likely to grow more.Most of that growth will be due to demand for CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp that many believe has health benefits.Estimates show the federal legalization could triple the overall hemp market to $2.5 billion by 2022, with $1.3 billion of those sales from CBD products.Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Anxiety ‘epidemic’ brewing in colleges

first_imgThe number of 18- to 26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008, possibly due to rising financial stress and increased time spent on digital devices, a study has found. The percentage of all students nationally who reported being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety disorder climbed from 10 per cent in 2008 to 20 per cent in 2018, according to researchers from University of California – Berkeley in the US. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainRates of anxiety disorder grew at higher rates for students who identified as transgender, Latinx and black, and they increased the closer all students got to graduation. “It is what I am calling a ‘new epidemic,’ and that the data supports using that term, on college campuses. We need a heightened national awareness of this very serious epidemic,” said Richard Scheffler, a professor at UC Berkeley. The team examined nine years of data from nationwide examinations of student well-being. The group also conducted 45-minute interviews with 30 UC Berkeley students who identified as suffering from anxiety. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWhile Scheffler said he cannot firmly establish the causes for the rise in anxiety, he found strong correlations between anxiety disorder and financial instability, the amount of leisure time spent on digital devices and the level of education attained by a young adult’s mother. “The correlations and the data are pretty powerful,” he said. Young adults who come from families that have trouble paying bills are 2.7 times more likely to have anxiety than students who come from families that have no difficulty paying bills, researchers said. Those who spend more than 20 hours of leisure time per week on digital devices were 53 per cent more likely to have anxiety than young adults who spend fewer than five hours a week on digital devices. Young adults with mothers who had at least an undergraduate degree had a 45 per cent greater chance of having anxiety than young adults whose mothers had less than a college degree. Scheffler also found that anxiety is associated with other serious problems beyond the overwhelming feelings of worry or nervousness associated with the disorder. A student with anxiety is 3.2 times more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs, the findings show. Other negative outcomes correlated with anxiety included increased probability of having been sexually assaulted or attempting suicide. All factors being equal, Scheffler also found that between 2008 and 2014, young adults with anxiety earned 11 per cent less than those without anxiety.last_img read more

Klopp: “Real would have no chance against Bayern Munich”

first_imgRabat – Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp said in an interview with German newspaper ‘Bild’ that “Real Madrid would have no chance of competing with Pep Guardiola’s side of Bayern Munich” if the two heavyweights were to meet in a potential match.Klopp, however, said that Real Madrid’s eternal rivals Barcelona would have a chance, but not over two games, adding that “Bayern is currently unstoppable in the Bundesliga.”Barcelona lost the Champions League semi final clash against the Bavarian side last season 7-0 on aggregate while Real Madrid was defeated by Dortmund 4-3 in total, in what was considered a display of strength by the Germans and supremacy of German football over the rest of Europe. The Dortmund manager explained that the gap between his side and the Bavarians is expanding saying that “if Real Madrid or Manchester United doesn’t have a chance against them, what chance do we have? Jokingly adding that Dortmund’s only way would be for “their players to injure each other in training.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man stabbed at Dublin shopping centre

first_imgA MAN IN his 40s is in hospital this evening after he was stabbed during an altercation at Phibsboro Shopping Centre in Dublin.The incident happened at around 5.50pm. A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene and is currently being questioned at nearby Mountjoy Garda station.The victim is being treated in the Mater Hospital where he is in a stable condition.Gardaí have said the investigation is continuing.last_img

PlayStation 4 may be an addon for PS3

first_imgWhenever we get to the mid-point in a current generation console’s life, there’s growing discussions of what comes next. We all expect a PlayStation 4 and an Xbox 720, but the introduction of motion controllers, and the high cost of developing and manufacturing a new console has everyone thinking Sony and Microsoft may try to extend the life of existing consoles for as long as possible.In the case of Sony, they may even try to make the PlayStation 3 stick around as the base for its next gen machine. Speculation as to that happening comes in the form of a patent the Japanese company has been awarded.The patent covers attaching an external processing unit to an existing device such as the PS3 giving it access to more processing power. The combined unit would make for a better performing machine without the need to buy a whole new console.AdChoices广告If Sony were to release such a device it would extend the life of the PS3 by making it more powerful while at the same time keeping development costs low. For gamers, it would mean an additional investment in hardware, but nowhere near the cost of a brand new machine.Read more at PlayStation LifeStyleMatthew’s OpinionWhile it may not class as a PlayStation 4, more of a PS3.5, it would allow Sony to continue making a profit on the PS3 hardware while selling gamers more performance if they want it. Inevitably they’d end up bundling the new bolt-on unit with the PS3, but that’s not going to be hard if it’s quite a small piece of kit.The problem is it may confuse the market. Gamers need to be convinced to upgrade, but developers need to create games that take advantage of the unit rather than targeting just PS3 owners. Sony will have to incentivize that, and it could also allow games that recognize the extra performance is available to use and additional features then kick in.While I realize how expensive buying a new console is, I think I would prefer a real PS4 rather than an upgrade. I also don’t think Sony would be willing to take the risk of attempting this, especially if Microsoft turns up with a brand new machine on the market.last_img read more

Nokia says sorry with 100 credit for Lumia 900 owners

first_imgMicrosoft and Nokia are attempting to make a comeback in the mobile market through their partnership and a very nice handset in the form of the Lumia 900 (read our review). But the news isn’t all good following a successful launch, and the smartphone seems to have fallen at the first hurdle.Reports started surfacing a couple of days ago that the 900 was unable to connect to a data network. It didn’t matter what type of network it was (2G, 3G, 4G), the handset would lose the ability to connect after a reboot, a restart, or turning on airplane mode. As you can imagine, it left users frustrated.Nokia has been quick to respond though, and reassured 900 owners that this is a software glitch, not a hardware problem. The issue is one of memory management and Nokia is issuing a fix that should be available from April 16.That fix is still several days away, so Nokia is offering to replace your handset with a new one that doesn’t include the glitch if you so wish. As an added “we’re sorry” move, anyone who has already purchased a Lumia 900, or does so before April 21 will receive $100 credit on their AT&T bill. That’s regardless of whether you choose to swap the handset for a new one or not.As the phone initially cost $99.99, Nokia is effectively giving you that money back and the handset for free. It also means the handset is free to purchase until April 21.A $100 and a handset replacement is a fantastic response to a frustrating problem, and Nokia should be commended for doing it. They could have easily just said sorry and told people to wait for the fix, but instead they’ve responded by removing any need for anger or frustration.Read more at Conversations by Nokia and PhoneArenalast_img read more

A Ja Ruleorganised festival promised music and models on the beach instead

first_img Source: William N. Finley IV/Twitter Source: Fyre Festival/YouTubeORGANISERS OF A music festival in The Bahamas that was billed as a luxury getaway but collapsed in chaos has promised and said they would try again next year.The Fyre Festival was abruptly aborted on Friday after hundreds of party-goers — who had paid for tickets costing up to $12,000 and VIP packages that rose to $250,000 — arrived only to be welcomed by relief-camp style tents and rudimentary sandwiches rather than the promised lavish experience.The festival, led by New York rapper Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland, one day later apologised and said all festival goers would be refunded.“Also, all guests from this year will have free VIP passes to next year’s festival,” said a statement on its website.The 2018 festival, it said, would take place on a beach destination in the United States. Source: Iron Spike/Twitter Apr 30th 2017, 9:50 AM Share Tweet Email1 48 Comments Stuck at #fyrefestival trying to leave for the last 8 hours. barley any food or water or security or electricity pic.twitter.com/jHPMnJw5gx— Lamaan (@LamaanElGallal) April 28, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 30 Apr 2017, 9:50 AM Source: Ja Rule/Twitter By AFP The festival, which had been due to take place over two weekends, abruptly announced in an online statement Friday that it was being “postponed” with no new date.“Due to circumstances out of our control, the physical infrastructure was not in place on time and we are unable to fulfill on that vision safely and enjoyably for our guests,” it said.The festival said it was offering charter flights back to Miami to festival-goers, whose packages included transportation.The chaos had started to become apparent Thursday, when one of the headlining acts, rockers Blink-182, said it was not coming.“We’re not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give our fans,” the band wrote.Other acts in the lineup were electronic favorites Major Lazer and rising hip-hop acts Migos and Desiigner.© – AFP 2017 with reporting by Rónán Duffy  pic.twitter.com/KuJYxfsQJ4— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) April 28, 2017 A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos Tickets for the festival cost up to $12,000 with VIP packages rising to $250,000. 56,633 Views These are the secure lockers at Fyre Fest. They forgot to tell us we needed locks. #fyrefestival #fyrefest pic.twitter.com/Tqyjqbg2Gy— William Needham Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017 Short URL Numerous festival-goers posted pictures of shambolic scenes as they arrived and quickly turned around — setting off mockery in corners of the internet over the high prices many had handed over.The festival had promoted itself on Instagram with sensual images of famous models lying on the sand. But after finding out that the promised “cultural moment created from a blend of music, art and food” was not to be, some visitors also turned to social media to vent fury. Source: Lamaan/Twitter While thanking the government of The Bahamas, the organisers said they had tried to create a festival on a private island where there was insufficient infrastructure.“The team was overwhelmed. The airport was jam-packed. The buses couldn’t handle the load,” the statement said.“This is an unacceptable guest experience and the Fyre team takes full responsibility for the issues that occurred,” it said.Such problems were fully apparent to guests who had made it to the island on the VIP packages that were supposed to feature exclusive villas as well as chartered planes from Miami. http://jrnl.ie/3366524 The “catering” (which cost extra) was a slice of untoasted bread, two slices prepackaged cheese, and a side salad. pic.twitter.com/BoKxWAMI5i— Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) April 28, 2017 “This has been one of the most ridiculous things I have ever experienced and if you know me, that is saying a whole lot,” Twitter user DylanACOP wrote.It is complete and total chaos. Everyone is running around frantically looking for answers and none of the staff can help. Even they are in the dark.The government of The Bahamas, a country of more than 700 islands and cays where tourism is the largest industry, also apologized and assisted in evacuations — but stressed it was not involved directly in the event.Ja Rule also tweeted an apology saying that he is “taking responsibility” but insisted that what happened “is not my fault”.last_img read more

Former juvenile detention center teacher remembered

first_imgGood teachers not only teach, they inspire their students to push themselves to reach their potential. When the students are juvenile delinquents and the classroom is at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center, the ripples of influence can be profound, turning lives around and reaching across decades and even generations.William Alverett Andrews, known to his incarcerated students as “Mr. A,” had that kind of far-reaching influence. Andrews died Jan. 30 at age 76, leaving behind a legacy of hope and changed lives.“There are very few people in your life you can look back on and say, ‘Wow! He really changed me. He really made a difference,’” said Kathleen Bowers, 41, who was in juvenile detention at age 14 for shoplifting and running away from home.“Mr. A. never judged anybody for what crime you were in there for,” Bowers said. “He’d shake your hand and say, ‘Welcome to the university.’”Andrews had nicknames for everyone. He called Bowers “Sunny the Punkette” because she shaved her head in a punk rock fashion. Bowers spent a year at Echo Glen, a state-run detention facility in Issaquah. That’s where she earned her GED and began making better choices.last_img read more

Kenai and Sitka newspapers misreported voter eligibility before primary

first_imgVoters in Sitka during the August 2014 state primary election. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/KCAWTwo Alaska newspapers initially misreported who was eligible to vote in the primary election. And it turned out that fewer than 100 votes could have made the difference in two races in one of the paper’s areas.Listen now The Kenai-based Peninsula Clarion reported on the morning of the Aug. 21 primary that voters registered in one of Alaska’s official political parties could vote. However, it failed to mention people registered as nonpartisan or undeclared, who could vote either primary ballot.The Sitka Sentinel misreported that only Republicans could vote in the Republican primary. Sentinel editor and co-publisher Thad Poulson said the error was based on information on who is eligible to be candidates.“From reading the sample ballots, which say what parties – or what candidates – are eligible to be on that ballot, we took that to mean, these are voters who are eligible to vote that ballot,” Poulson said. “Of course, that isn’t correct.”None of the Sitka elections were close. But in the Kenai Peninsula, the Republican race for Senate District O was separated by a single vote at one point on election night. And the Republican contest in House District 29 is still separated by only 13 votes as of Wednesday.The two ballots have different rules about who can vote. And the political parties have different rules about who can run on their ballots.The Democratic, Libertarian and Alaskan Independence parties allow anyone registered to vote to cast a primary ballot. The Democratic Party allows Democratic, undeclared and nonpartisan candidates to run in its primary.In contrast, the Alaska Republican Party allows registered Republican, nonpartisan and undeclared voters to cast ballots. Only Republicans can run in its primary.Both the Peninsula Clarion and Sitka Sentinel addressed the errors – the Clarion posted a clarification online the morning of the primary, while the Sentinel published a correction in print the day before the primary.Alaska Division of Elections spokeswoman Samantha Miller said the division provided clear information to the public and to the news media about the primary.“Elections are complex by nature,” Miller said. “And each party has their own rules, which is why we do make attempts to make ourselves available to talk with media.”Miller also said that the rules about who can vote are posted at voting locations.last_img read more

NYC to Honor Trailblazer Shirley Chisholm with Statue

first_imgBy The Associated PressPioneering lawmaker Shirley Chisholm will be honored with a statue in the New York City borough she served as the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress.City officials announced Nov. 30 that a monument to Chisholm will be installed at the entrance to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.In this 1971 file photo, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, D-N.Y., is shown. The pioneering lawmaker will be honored with a statue in the New York City borough she served as the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress. New York City officials announced Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, that a monument to Chisholm will be installed at the entrance to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. (AP Photo)The Brooklyn-born Chisholm served in Congress from 1969 to 1983. In 1972 she became the first woman to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. She died in 2005 at age 80.The statue’s artist will be announced in early 2019, and city officials say it will be installed by the end of 2020.The decision to honor Chisholm grew out of an initiative to erect more monuments to women in New York City’s public spaces. There are now just five statues of historical women.last_img read more

Delays expected as wide load travels down country lanes

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists should expect delays as a wide load makes its way down country lanes this morning. The load is being transported from the JCB site in Rocester in East Staffordshire from around 9.30am today (Friday July 12). The vehicle’s journey will take it down side roads to a destination near Ellastone. Staffordshire Police are advising motorists that some traffic issues are likely in the area as a result. A spokesman said:  “If the Police close a road or divert you it’s for a genuine reason, you either can’t physically pass or there’s an incident taking place. “Today it’s a wide load being escorted along some narrow country lanes Rocester and Ellastone.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagramcenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more

Emirates waves Hello Tomorrow brand

first_imgPromoting its worldwide connections, Emirates has released plans to launch a new global brand platform themed, ‘Hello Tomorrow’.Following the announcement of new flights to Washington DC earlier this month, the airline released plans today to launch the new brand, a new campaign as well as a new website that is set to drive new consumer engagement in ‘what is new, fresh and innovative in the world’.The carrier’s vice chairman Sir Maurice Flanagan said the idea of ‘Hello’ is to invite a person while ‘Tomorrow’ presents the idea of “unlimited possibility of the future”.“Emirates is extending an invitation to try the unfamiliar, create new ideas, and form new visions. The theme encapsulates life’s potential and embracing the future with all the possibilities it holds,” Mr Flanagan said. “Our new corporate image and global marketing campaign both underline the confidence we have in our existing products and services, and the vision we have for the future growth of the airline. “Emirates is not just offering a way to connect people from point A to point B but is the catalyst to connect people’s hopes, dreams and aspirations.”The carrier noted that as the world become more interconnected through increased air traffic and people becoming more mobile, Emirates and its new brand will focus on distinguishing itself through a series of TV, digital and print ads that create an “invitation to try the unfamiliar”.Campaign designer, Strawberry Frog chairman Scott Goodson added that the brand was a “bold” step forward for the carrier and described it is “the world’s most thoughtful and incredible brand”.“The “Hello Tomorrow” campaign is at the vanguard of the trend for global brands to spark movements not simply do advertising, connecting people, communities and encouraging them to join together to make a positive impact on society,” Mr Goodson concluded. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more