10 months agoKompany hails Man City triumph: We’re at our best playing on emotion

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kompany hails Man City triumph: We’re at our best playing on emotionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City’s defenders were buzzing after victory over Liverpool on Thursday night.Leroy Sane produced the decisive moment 18 minutes from time as he collected Raheem Sterling’s pass to fire across Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, after it seemed like Roberto Firmino’s stooping 64th-minute header would maintain the visitors’ unbeaten sequence.Sergio Aguero had given City the lead with a rising near-post drive just before the interval, this coming after an earlier moment of drama when Sadio Mane hit the post and John Stones scrambled the ball off the line after his clearance struck goalkeeper Ederson – with data subsequently showing the ball had failed to cross by just 1.12cm.On his clearance, Stones beamed: “I tried to take everything, I spotted the opportunity and I heard it was tight. I’m just happy it didn’t go over the line! Those sort of things can change a game.”Skipper Vincent Kompany also stated: “I’m not worried about the result I’m buzzing with the tremendous performance. We went toe to toe with a very aggressive team and we matched them. It’s still in Liverpool’s hands. It came from our guts, a desire you can’t describe. We are a better team when we play with emotions.” last_img read more

10 months agoReal Betis coach Setien responds to Barcelona rumours

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Betis coach Setien responds to Barcelona rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveQuique Setien insists he’s happy in his job at Real Betis.Setien has been linked with Barcelona.”I have a contract with Beris, I’m doing really well here and we keep working hard with enthusiasm,” he said. “[Barca links] flatter me but I would be flattered to be linked with any other team, because I am very respectful of every side.” Setien has a contract with the Seville-based club until 2020. last_img

Thomson Reuters commits US100 million for enlarged tech hub at Duncan House

first_imgTORONTO – Thomson Reuters (TSX:TRI) will spend about US$100 million to house its new technology hub at a Toronto complex that’s being built for occupation in 2021.The multinational information services company has agreed to lease all of the office space at the new Duncan House to be built at 19 Duncan Street.The multi-use complex will be able to house up to 1,500 employees for the Thomson Reuters technology hub, which was announced last year.Thomson Reuters said a year ago that it would move some corporate functions to Toronto and tap into the city’s burgeoning technology expertise.It currently expects to have hired up to 200 people this year and another 200 by the end of 2018, to be housed at the centre’s temporary Toronto site.The US$100-million commitment announced Wednesday includes both capital investments and a 12-year lease starting when occupancy begins.Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN) and Westbank have begun construction of a new building that will integrate a heritage structure.Besides about 146,000 square feet of office space, to be leased by Thomson Reuters, the complex will have retail space and 462 rental residential units.last_img read more

Report Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

first_imgAMSTERDAM – The Netherlands’ spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, a Dutch newspaper and television show jointly reported Friday.Reports carried in the respected daily Volkskrant and by the current affairs show Nieuwsuur said hackers working for the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service penetrated the computers used by the group, often nicknamed Cozy Bear, in mid-2014 and watched them for at least a year, even managing to catch the hackers on camera.Dutch Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren, interviewed by reporters in The Hague before the government’s weekly Cabinet meeting, declined to address the report, saying only that she was “very happy that we have good security services in the Netherlands that do their work well.”President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said he had yet to see any official comment from the Dutch intelligence services on the matter.“If the Dutch media want to fuel anti-Russian hysteria in the U.S., it’s an activity that can’t be called honourable,” he added.Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur said that the Dutch spies used their access to help oust Cozy Bear from U.S. State Department computers in late 2014. Volkskrant said American spies were so grateful they sent the Dutch cake and flowers.Ko Colijn, a researcher at Clingendael, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, said the report may indicate a levelling trend in which small but tech-savvy countries like the Netherlands “can compensate their military inferiority with cyber quality surpluses.”The news drew particular attention in Washington, where Cozy Bear has been identified as one of two Russian government-linked hacking groups that broke in to the DNC ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The other group is usually called Fancy Bear.Unmasking the Cozy Bear hackers would provide key evidence for investigators trying to unravel the DNC breach, but it may not dispel the mystery surrounding the leaks that followed.A recent AP investigation found that all but one of the two dozen or so officials whose emails were published in the run-up to the 2016 election were targeted by Fancy Bear, which cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said operated independently from Cozy Bear.The Kremlin has denied meddling in the U.S. presidential vote.___Satter reported from London. Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed to this report.___Online:Volkskrant report (in English): https://www.volkskrant.nl/media/dutch-agencies-provide-crucial-intel-about-russia-s-interference-in-us-elections~a4561913/Niewsuur report (in Dutch): https://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/artikel/2213762-hackteam-aivd-gaf-fbi-cruciale-info-over-russische-inmenging-verkiezingen.htmllast_img read more

Fort St John RCMP launching Safe Place program to support local LGBTQ

first_imgLocal businesses and organizations are able to participate by placing a decal in their window that clearly identifies the premise as a safe haven and ally for members of the LGBTQ community.In January, Prince Rupert became the first community in Canada with an RCMP-led Safe Place program, and other detachments across B.C. have followed suit.Cpl. Francoeur said that to his knowledge, Fort St. John is the first community in Northeast B.C. to launch the program.Any businesses or organizations can sign up to participate in the Safe Place program by calling Cpl. Francoeur at the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at (250) 787-8100, or by emailing [email protected] files from The Vancouver Sun and CBC News. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP is launching a new anti-hate crime program in support of the LGBTQ+ community in the Energetic City.Cpl. Steven Francoeur said that the local RCMP detachment will be starting a Safe Place program in Fort St. John after the program was launched by the Vancouver Police Department ahead of that city’s Pride Festival two years ago.Cpl. Francoeur explained that the Safe Place program offers anyone who feels they are in an unsafe environment a place where they will be welcomed and are able to call the police and wait for officers to arrive.last_img read more

Sarab and sharab Modi gets flak from SP Cong for using liquor

first_imgMeerut/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used wordplay to attack the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, saying the first letters of the three parties spell ‘sarab’, prompting a furious reaction from the opposition at the comparison with alcohol. Terming the SP-RLD-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh ‘mahamilavat’ (adulterated), Modi compared the opposition parties to ‘sarab’ — the Hindi word for liquor is ‘sharab’. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The first letters of these three parties stand for ‘sarab’ which is bad for health,” Modi said while launching the BJP’s rally from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh and called upon people to be wary of the “concoction”. But between ‘sarab’ and ‘sharab’ is a world of nuance. While the Congress asked Modi to apologise for comparing the parties to liquor, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav accused him of spreading the “intoxication of hatred”, saying he didn’t know the difference between ‘sharab’ and ‘sarab’ (mirage). Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAlleging that Modi had lowered political discourse, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “You should apologise to the country as you have insulted the poor by comparing opposition political parties to liquor. You should either take back your words or apologise.” Yadav added that those who spread the “intoxication of hatred” do not know the difference between “sharab and sarab”. “Today the tele-prompter exposed that those who spread the intoxication of hatred do not know the difference between ‘sharab’ and ‘sarab’.last_img read more

At Least Phil Jackson Didnt Leave The Knicks In Ruins

Naturally, that surplus is made possible by the nature of the rookie scale, which artificially depresses pay for young players, but even going only by the real and projected value, this group of young players has been and will be worth far more than the veterans Jackson acquired. And the value isn’t all tied up in Porzingis, either — Hernangomez and Ntilikina both project to produce at a high level.With Jackson on the way out, the expectation is that coach Jeff Hornacek will have the freedom to move away from Jackson’s much derided triangle offense. Dolan is teasing the idea of chasing former Denver Nuggets executive Masai Ujiri, who helped pants New York in the ill-advised trade for Anthony, and then again in the even more lopsided Andrea Bargnani deal a few seasons later when Ujiri was working for the Toronto Raptors. (Somewhat infamously, Ujiri nearly traded Toronto’s star point guard Kyle Lowry to New York before Dolan, hesitant to be humiliated by Ujiri once again, called off the trade at the 11th hour.)The Knicks, who were 80-166 under Jackson, 29.5 games under their preseason Vegas win totals, are in possession of all of their future first-round draft picks for the first time in a decade.2Hell, the last time the Knicks’ draft outlook was promising for consecutive years was 2005 and 2006, when they had back-to-back seasons with multiple first-rounders. In 2005 they drafted Channing Frye and David Lee, and traded Kurt Thomas for Quentin Richardson and the draft rights to Nate Robinson. The following season, the team drafted Renaldo Balkman and Mardy Collins. Things are looking up.And so the Knicks move on to the next stage of their development, better off than they were three seasons ago. Phil Jackson did a good job — except for the parts where he didn’t. Or perhaps he did a world-historically bad job, except for a few draft picks that went his way. It was a mixed bag, full of drama and triangles, and maybe the best thing to be said about Jackson’s Knicks is that they never managed to completely bungle the future. But in this town, that’s not nothing. It’s borderline groundbreaking. Stick around long enough and even the New York Knicks might have a bright future to sell you.VIDEO: Phil Jackson’s legacy with the Knicks isn’t all bad In just three full seasons, Phil Jackson inflicted as much psychic distress on the New York Knicks fanbase as any executive in New York’s recent, storied, terrible history. Jackson signed with the Knicks on March 18, 2014. News broke on Wednesday morning that he’s leaving.Yet the fans’ discomfort was only possible, in large part, because Jackson’s front office drafted well and unearthed talented young players. Jackson built the team of the future, and then set about imperiling it.Jackson’s exit ends several weeks of turmoil which saw him feud openly with Carmelo Anthony over his no-trade clause (which Jackson himself negotiated) and entertain trade possibilities for Kristaps Porzingis, either in earnest or to send the young star a message to fall in line. It was a messy end, but then, things have been a mess for a while now.In Jackson’s first offseason, he made the biggest decision of his tenure: re-signing Anthony to a 5-year, $124 million contract, which included a no-trade clause. He also traded Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton for then-33-year-old Jose Calderon, a handful of cap filler and a pair of second round picks. Not quite an earth-moving rebuild, but not terrible.The following season, the Knicks made a three-team deal that sent J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland (and three straight Finals appearances), but returned three marginal players and a 2019 second-round pick. That offseason, the team drafted Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick, and signed Robin Lopez to a 4-year, $55 million deal. The roster rounded out with peripheral free agents Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams and a trade for Kyle O’Quinn. Then the real trouble began.In the summer of 2016, Jackson signed Joakim Noah to a 4-year, $72 million contract, and traded Lopez (and his favorable contract), rookie Jerian Grant and Calderon to the Chicago Bulls for Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a second round pick. Rose remained a ghost of his former self; Noah was injured, ineffective and more expensive than Lopez.Going by FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection system,1CARMELO has been updated to once again use Real Plus-Minus, though it’s now blended with Box Plus-Minus. We’ll have more details in a few days, but for now, these numbers won’t match the ones in the interactive. we can see just how badly Jackson overshot on the veterans he acquired. The seven most significant players he brought in or re-signed — Anthony, Rose, Noah, Afflalo, Courtney Lee, Lopez and Calderon — made or will make a combined $253 million from the 2014-15 season to the end of the 2019-20 season from the Knicks. Over that same time, they will have produced $134 million of value. The Knicks overpaid by half. The rookies were a different story. Jackson famously preferred Jahlil Okafor to Porzingis, but should be credited for taking a talented but risky prospect. The same goes for trading second-round pick swaps for Willy Hernangomez, a viable center of the future, provided we live long enough to see a future without Joakim Noah on the books, and signing Mindaugas Kuzminskas. And last week’s draft selection, 18-year-old Frank Ntilikina, is a risky, home-run type pick at a draft position in which Jackson could have taken safer players with lower ceilings.Using the same CARMELO method as we did for the veterans, the key Knicks rookies look far better. They project to produce $203 million by 2020, but will have been paid just shy of $43 million. read more

Ronaldo is the most powerful footballer exReal Madrid fitness coach

first_imgGiovanni Mauri has worked with at least six Ballon d’Or winners but considers the Portuguese to be the bestGiovanni Mauri is one of the most experienced fitness coaches in the world of football.He has worked with at least six Ballon d’Or winners.He has also work in the biggest teams in the world: AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.But to a coach that has seen the best footballers in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best of them all.“Cristiano is a phenomenon and an elite level athlete,” Mauri told Tuttosport as reported by ESPN.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He always trains to the best possible level because his way of working is comprised of three things: dedication, competitiveness and a positive attitude.”“To improve football you would need to bring every young player to watch his training sessions,” he said.“He does everything with a smile and not against his will, unlike certain kids even in youth ranks.”“We are talking about a world class player who, when we returned home at 2 a.m. from a Champions League away match would not jet off home in his car,” he explained.“No, he would stop at the training center for at least an hour for various recovery exercises and cryotherapy.”“As well as living a healthy life, he has a total dedication for physical recovery,” he said.last_img read more

There have been no formal offers Piateks agent

first_imgThe Polish striker is the hottest player in the Italian Lega Serie A having scored 14 goals in his last 10 competitive matchesPolish forward Krzysztof Piatek recently joined Genoa in the Italian Lega Serie A.The footballer has only played 7 matches, where he has scored 9 goals for his club.And there have been many rumors of him leaving Genoa soon, but there’s nothing official.“Many clubs have contacted us, but there has been no formal offer,” Piatek’s agent Szymon Pacanowski was echoed by Football Italia.“Many clubs have contacted us over the last few weeks, but I won’t name them.”“However, there has been no formal offer from any club, including Napoli,” he added.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“His value has certainly risen over the three months in Serie A, but right now we are happy to remain at Genoa.”📋 – Straight off the training ground!Take a look at how Krzysztof Piatek gave Poland the lead against Portugal…Watch Poland v Portugal live on Sky Sports Football Red Button or watch in-game clips and highlights here: https://t.co/orKC8PgnPR pic.twitter.com/vlh1GWtWlC— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 11, 2018last_img read more

Governor Declares War On Criminals

first_imgScotty and Aaliyah Barr receive a standing ovation during Governor Dunleavy’s State of the State Address. Dunleavy: “Tonight, I’d like to recognize two Alaskan families that know firsthand the personal devastation that comes from violent crime. Edie and Ben Grunwald from Palmer, who lost their son David; and Scotty and Aaliyah Barr from Kotzebue, who lost a daughter and a sister, Ashley.Unfortunately, we all know their tragic stories too well — two beautiful young Alaskans taken from their families by individuals who have no regard for human life.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“To the criminals, and to the rapists and molesters who see women and children as nothing more than opportunities, I say this to you: We will do everything in our power to stop you, apprehend you, and put you in prison for a very long time,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy in his State of the State address on Tuesday. Dunleavy promised that a wide range of proposals would be announced in the upcoming days. Including initiatives that were introduced during a press conference on Wednesday that will roll back Senate Bill 91, the 2016 law that overhauled criminal justice in the state. Scotty and Aaliyah Barr of Kotzebue are the father and sister of 10-year-old Kotzebue girl Ashley Johnson-Barr, who was tragically murdered in September 2018. Governor Dunleavy: “I say to you, and to everyone, today begins a new day in our state. From this day forward, we will not cater to the criminals and ignore the victims. We will not make excuses and turn a blind eye.”  Dunleavy: “To law-abiding Alaskans, I say this to you: I care if your house is burglarized; I care if your car is stolen; and I care if your loved ones are threatened.” Read and watch Governor Dunleavy’s full State of the State Address here. Dunleavy announced the following public safety actions that he has planned:We will expend the necessary resources for additional State Troopers, provide more local control, and more prosecutors.We will ensure that our courts will remain open five full days a week in order to hear cases.We will provide the focus and the resources necessary to combat the scourge of opiates and other illicit drugs driving up our crime rates and ruining lives.And we will repeal and replace SB 91.last_img read more