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Liverpool destined to win Champions League – Lawrenson

first_imgReal Madrid v Liverpool Liverpool are destined to win Champions League – Lawrenson Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 17:17 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Real Madrid v Liverpool Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The Reds are looking to seal the sixth European title in their history and one of their former stars believes the gods will be on their side in Kiev Liverpool are destined to win the Champions League this season, according to former star Mark Lawrenson.The Reds are looking to claim their sixth European crown when they line up against Real Madrid in the final in Kiev on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s team have been in impressive form throughout the competition, recording resounding wins over Manchester City and Roma in each of the last two rounds, but came close to losing their advantage against the Italian side in their semi-final second leg. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The showpiece in Ukraine, however, presents a different challenge as they take on twice-defending champions Madrid.However, Lawrenson, who won the 1984 European Cup as well as five top-flight titles with Liverpool, is confident the script has been written in the Anfield team’s favour.”I wouldn’t normally be a believer in fate, but I am as far as this [Liverpool] group is concerned,” Lawrenson told  Goal.  “If you look, I think the draw has been kind to them. People would argue, maybe with Manchester City not [that much], but even in the games.”If you take the first game, Roma are away, Karius went to catch the ball and he missed it and it hit the crossbar. If Roma score, then the game is completely different. In the City game, at half-time, in the second leg the goal that was disallowed should have been a goal.”So I just have this thing with them, I think they are just destined to win it. Obviously we know it is Madrid, but it is not the Madrid team of four of five years ago. I think it is slightly on the wane.”With star forward Mohamed Salah leading the attack on a run of 10 goals in 12 appearances in the competition and backed by Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Lawrenson says Liverpool’s firepower outranks even Madrid’s famous trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.”I think Liverpool’s front three are the best front three in any club side in the world,” Lawrenson added. “A lot of that is also to do with the fact that not many teams play with a front three, but they are most definitely the best, I don’t think there’s any argument about that whatsoever.”When you look at Firmino, when his mate Philippe Coutinho got transferred to Barcelona, you were kind of thinking that he might have six months where he is not sure what he is going to do but he has actually been brilliant. He has gone on and played better. I think it is just one of those with Liverpool, if they score first in the final then I would really fancy them, but hey, I think it is a game that any team can win.”Mohamed Salah Liverpool golden boot Premier LeagueAlthough Salah and Co. are taking on the most successful team in the competition’s history, Lawrenson believes the Spanish side’s record in finals will have no impact on the result, as there is something divine about the English hopefuls.”I think history means nothing. It is just a football game,” he added. “We know, we have all played in finals and it didn’t make any difference if you won it the year before. Or if someone else was playing and it was five years ago.”I don’t get it because it is a game of football with tremendous pressure. I don’t think that makes any difference but listen, I think it is 50/50 on who wins it, but then there’s something about Liverpool. It is like the man upstairs has gone I will let them win it this time around. I don’t think since it became the Champions League, that a team has won it for three years running so Madrid can do that.”He does agree that Zidane’s team may seem favourites to most, though, and feels the challengers will have to watch out for their “dark arts”.”Yes, [Madrid favourites on paper]. It’s is just the fact that they have won it for the past two years. That’s not a history thing, it is just that they have won it and it is most of the same players. I also think Madrid are a little bit cleverer in so far as Liverpool, although they play a pressing game, they don’t stop teams playing by falling over and trying to get people booked.”I think there’s a bit of dark arts about Madrid. That helps Madrid as well, I think.”last_img read more

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Drunken man enters unlocked Halifaxarea home for cup of tea snack and

first_imgHALIFAX – A drunken man stumbled into a Halifax-area home early Friday, making himself tea and a snack before taking a nap on the stranger’s sofa.Police said the man entered the unlocked Timberlea, N.S., residence and had a cup of tea with some jam on a tortilla wrap before falling into a deep sleep on the living room sofa.RCMP said the homeowner woke up just before 3 a.m. to find the intoxicated man sleeping soundly and called police.“He wasn’t too excited when we attended and woke him up and had to take him off to jail,” Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said.A 20-year-old Beaverbank man is facing charges of being unlawfully in a dwelling-house, illegal possession, and three counts of breach of probation.He will appear in Halifax provincial court on Aug. 1 to answer the charges.The Mounties are reminding residents to lock their doors to prevent uninvited guests from entering homes.“You wouldn’t want any unwanted guests showing up and helping themselves to what isn’t theirs,” Hutchinson said. “It would be very unsettling to get up and find someone having a nap on your sofa.”last_img read more

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17th Annual Beer and Sake Festival on the USS Midway

17th Annual Beer and Sake Festival on the USS Midway

first_img17th Annual Beer and Sake Festival on the USS Midway KUSI Newsroom June 13, 2019 Posted: June 13, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana will host 17th Annual Beer & Sake Festival is happening Thursday, June 13 on the USS Midway.This event is said to be the largest sake tasting event open to the public in Southern California, and includes tasting from more than 40 beer, sake and restaurant vendors.The festival hosts 1,000 San Diegans and visitors each year to enjoy tuna cutting demonstrations (and fresh sashimi), samplings of beer, sake and local Japanese cuisine, dynamic Japanese drumming performances and musical entertainment from DJ Oggy.Festival proceeds benefit the Japan Society‘s educational programs including language competitions, internships and educational and sports exchanges that connect the people of Japan and the San Diego/Tijuana region. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Relaunch Targets Readers with 2M Net Worth

first_imgWith a guaranteed rate base of 125,000 (up from 103,000), Worth willalso be available on a limited basis at select newsstands with a coverprice of $18.95 and via Sandow Media’s exclusive network of 60newsstands at private airports. The Worth Web site will launch on June 1 in conjunction with the print publication.In February, Sandow eliminated roughly 45 percent of the magazine’s staff, reducing its headcount from 18 to 8. The company also said it would relocate Worth from New York to Boca Raton, Florida. Worth, the18-year-old financial title that was acquired by Sandow Media lastyear,  will relaunch this month with a new look, tagline—and distribution model.The title will have an “invitation-only readership,” and serve a only selectgroup of high net worth individuals.Just how high? Allrecipients—ages 30 to 65—must have a minimum net worth of $2 millionand, of course, an interest in financial subject matter.”Most high net worth Americans are rethinking their investmentstrategies,” CEO Adam I. Sandow, the magazine’s new owner, said in a release. “This heightenedinterest makes it an excellent time to execute a completely new visionof Worth.”Worth will be mailed to a high net worth database of 110,000households in major markets, including Manhattan, Westchester County(New York), Fairfield County (Connecticut), Boston, Miami, Chicago,Dallas, Houston, Phoenix-Scottsdale, San Francisco and Los Angeles. After the first issue,recipients will receive Worth every two months starting in October.last_img read more

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Death Stranding will make you cry Hideo Kojima tells Tribeca 2019

first_img4:18 E3 2018: Lengthy Death Stranding preview revealed Now playing: Watch this: 28 Photos Death Stranding features a very honest depiction of Norman Reedus. Kojima Productions If Death Stranding does its job, you might weep while playing it.Developer Hideo Kojima elaborated on his upcoming PlayStation game’s theme and its development Thursday during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, in a wide ranging conversation with starring actor Norman Reedus and game journalist Geoff Keighley.No new gameplay footage or images were provided — Kojima hinted that’s possibly coming next month — but he did tell audiences that the open world action game is designed to bring out all kinds of emotions from a player. Tags The 28 best games on PlayStation 4 Sonycenter_img 0 “I think people will cry, yeah,” Kojima told the crowd, noting that players will make decisions in the story that are intended to get them emotionally attached. But he also noted plans to stir emotions other than despair, alluding to for example seeking one’s own relationship when seeing a romantic couple in public.”When you actually go out with someone, sometimes you have a great time but maybe [decide] actually I want to go and stay at home,” Kojima said to his audience’s amusement.Without revealing plot elements, Kojima noted that the game depicts a very honest portrayal of Reedus in order to help bring out that emotion, updating the game to reflect the actor’s tattoos in real life.death-stranding-tribeca-film-festival-4Norman Reedus and Hideo Kojima first met through Guillermo del Toro and then in-person at Comic-Con. Mike Sorrentino/CNET “I really want to replicate his whole life in the game,” Kojima said, joking that if Reedus gets more tattoos that they might be included as downloadable content. The game director said that Reedus’ character of Sam is also intended to be an amalgamation of several of the actor’s famous roles, including Murphy from The Boondock Saints, Daryl from The Walking Dead and the actor himself on AMC’s Ride with Norman Reedus.”It’s not a turn left, turn right [game], it’s emotion. You get invested. I think that’s why there’s such an honest depiction of me in the game,” Reedus said.Kojima also spent a lot of time elaborating on the open world nature of the game, which sounds somewhat similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Grand Theft Auto series in terms of how a player can go anywhere, but must go to certain locations in order to progress in the story.death-stranding-tribeca-film-festival-6Reedus’ character was updated when the actor got tattoos in real life. Mike Sorrentino/CNET “I want the player to play freely but at the same time there’s more dramatic storytelling … It’s really difficult but I’m trying really hard to do both,” Kojima said.The game’s fuller theme has been shrouded in secrecy, with Kojima elaborating that a feeling of connection will be a big part of the story.Enlarge ImageDeath Stranding will produce a feeling of connectedness, but Kojima did confirm fans should expect a bit of crazy. Sony “There’s so many things happening in the real world, America and Europe, everything is actually connected by internet. I’m kind of putting that metaphor in the game. So the player will have to reconnect the world in the game. You are very alone and solitude feeling as well but trying to get connected,” Kojima said.The director also noted that the game will produce some type of feeling that multiple people are playing together, but did not elaborate further as he didn’t want to become “disconnected to Sony.””In Death Stranding I do have a little secret that you get tied into and you have to make a decision,” Kojima said.Reedus also praised the performances of costars Mads Mikkelsen and Léa Seydoux, noting that the former gives an “intense” performance while the latter gives “hope” in her depiction.”In this open format you can go in any direction and do all these different things. It’s a 360 of possibility. You get emotionally involved in so many different ways,” Reedus said.And some meta-zaniness is to be expected in true Kojima-fashion as seen in the Metal Gear Solid series. Kojima teased that players can take Reedus’ Sam to a location where the player would strictly control the camera and watch as Reedus reacts, possibly giving a knowing wink back.death-stranding-tribeca-film-festival-5Reedus has completed substantially more motion capture since the first 2016 trailer, including scenes where his character is hiking. Mike Sorrentino/CNET Reedus also went into the motion capture and body scanning process for the game, which has been ongoing ever since the first E3 2016 trailer revealed a nearly naked Reedus and an attached baby.”First I get there and there’s a skintight blue Lycra bodysuit. Never done that before. Put all these velcro balls on me and I’m sticky… a zillion little dots on me… and I pick up a plastic baby and I’m crying and it’s gone,” Reedus said regarding the creative process for that trailer. Just the body scanning alone took two days.Kojima said since then, many more scenes have been created, with Reedus doing motion capture for sequences that even included a simple hike.The talk also stretched into how the director and Reedus met through Guillermo del Toro at Comic-Con. Originally Reedus showed up in P.T., the terrifying 2014 playable teaser for the game was intended to become the next chapter in the Silent Hill franchise, but Kojima’s sudden departure from Konami in 2015 changed that.”Unfortunately we could’t get P.T. out. I’m really sorry about that. And Norman was really concerned about that. I always thought if I go independent and make a new game I’m going to have Norman and I’m going to have every aspect of Norman in my main character,” Kojima said. Post a comment Share your voice Kojima has said since moving to development of Death Stranding with the actor, Reedus has remained a collaborative partner through the process.”When Norman gets an idea I give an idea back and it’s real fun. He does a lot of ad libs as well and I thought that was great,” Kojima said.Death Stranding does not currently have a release date, but is expected to eventually come to the PlayStation 4. Video Gameslast_img read more

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NY attorney general probes false bids and offers in Forex market

first_imgNew York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is investigating the posting of false bids and offers in the foreign exchange options market for emerging market currencies, said a person familiar with the matter on Monday.The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said subpoenas were issued last week to four brokerages: BGC Partners, GFI Group, TFS-ICAP and Tullett Prebon Financial Services.US authorities have increased their scrutiny of so-called “ghosting” or “spoofing”, in which a trader tries to create a false appearance of market interest in a stock, commodity or other asset by placing orders and then immediately canceling them. Authorities say such orders can be manipulative.Representatives of BGC, ICAP and Tullett Prebon declined to comment. GFI is majority-owned by BGC.Shares of each of the publicly traded companies were trading lower on Monday, in a broadly flat market.This month, a jury in Chicago convicted a high-frequency trader of commodities fraud and spoofing in the US government’s first criminal prosecution of the trading practice.The trader, Michael Coscia, was convicted under a relatively new statute that was part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory overhaul, although as a state official Schneiderman operates under different legal authority.Besides false orders, other tactics in the foreign exchange market have led to billions of dollars in settlements with investors and regulators. US and European regulators have extracted more than $10 billion in settlements with seven banks for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate foreign exchange rates.last_img read more

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Govt looks to overhaul ITIs across Bengal to review selection process of

Govt looks to overhaul ITIs across Bengal to review selection process of

first_imgKolkata: In a significant stride towards overhaul of the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the state, the Technical Education department has decided to review the process of selection of the private companies with which the state has joined hands in running some of these institutes. There have been complaints of improper administration, particularly against those ITIs that are run under public-private mode.There are 76 ITIs in the state that are run under public-private mode. As per terms and conditions, the state allocates the building, designs the course curriculum, earmarks the fees and arranges Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeadmission for 80 percent of the students in these institutes. The equipment, faculties and other infrastructure are provided by the private body that is selected through tendering.”We have withheld tenders of as many as 19 ITIs after there were complaints regarding administration. We are conducting a probe and there will be re-tendering. Some private companies were having administrative control of a number of institutes and in the process, were unable to run them in proper manner. A single company will not be allowed to run four or five institutes,” Basu said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA senior official of the department indicated that heads will roll at the top level of some of these institutes.It may be mentioned that state Technical Education minister Purnendu Basu had himself conducted visits at a number of ITIs across the state, to devise means of overhauling the infrastructure of ITIs, wherever needed.Technical Education has seen a major infrastructural boost under the Mamata Banerjee government since 2011. “When we assumed office there were 80 ITIs. Now we have 248 ITIs – both government and private,” the minister added. The department has also decided to upgrade the course curriculum at the ITIs keeping in pace with market demand. “A number of machines are lying defunct at workshops of some of our old ITIs. We will repair some of those and will replace the outmoded ones,” Basu maintained.Upgradation of the hostels are also under the radar of the department with segregation of the students of first year. “Sometimes there are complaints of ragging by first year students against the seniors. So we have decided to have separate hostel facilities for first year students wherever possible,” the minister said.last_img read more

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