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Football transfer rumours: Thomas Lemar to Liverpool? Bielsa to Leeds?

first_imgAh yes, the Mill loves the smell of hooey in the morning. So our nostrils are throbbing with glee at some of the claims being circulated in the wakes of Zinedine Zidane’s sudden departure from Real Madrid. Such as the one that would have us believe that if Real fail to prise Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham, they will turn their attentions to Jürgen Klopp – and then, once they have convinced the German to defect to the Bernabéu, they’ll return to Anfield to nab Mo Salah, too. Less than a week after breaking Liverpool’s hearts in Kiev, Real are determined to finish the club off, it seems. Share on Facebook features Assuming Salah does not spend the summer dicing with the issue of how to greet Sergio Ramos when they meet as team-mates on Real’s pre-season get-together, the Egyptian may instead be welcoming Thomas Lemar to Anfield, as Liverpool intend reviving their interest in the forward whom they tried to buy off Monaco last summer. Arsenal are going to try again, too, although given that they previously had a bid of €100m rejected, it’s hard to think they’re going to impress anyone with a transfer budget of £50m. Still, Monaco are hopeful that a bidding war will drive up the price that Liverpool would have to pay because Bayern Munich and Chelsea are also said to be keen on joining the hunt. Chelsea, eh? It’s hard to see them spending big this summer if Roman Abramovich remains frozen out of Stamford Bridge but rumours of a transfer splurge persist, nonetheless. Getting their hands on Gonzalo Higuaín seems doable, mind you, as Juventus are said to be willing to offload him in return for Álvaro Morata. Chelsea also reckon they could sign Arturo Vidal, who may be available for relatively cheap from Bayern. The manager who will work with these players at Chelsea will be Laurent Blanc, according to some. Or Zidane, according to others. But definitely not John Terry, as he’s off to become Frank Lampard’s No 2 at Derby, apparently. Chelsea tell Maurizio Sarri they will not pay Napoli release clause Football Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn By far the most interesting rumoured appointment could be about to take place at Elland Road, however, as Leeds United are said to be in talks about hiring none other than Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager. If that comes to pass, expect an electrified Leeds to take the Championship by storm. At least for a few weeks. But possibly for an entire season. Leeds are never boring.Rafael Benítez, meanwhile, may treat himself to a Ferrari. Gian Marco Ferrari, that is, the Sassuolo defender who drove fans wild with his performance on loan at Sampdoria last season. Finally, with Bayern set to have a mini-clearout this summer, Arsenal fancy they may be able to pick up Jérôme Boateng on the cheap. Liverpool, again, have the same idea. Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Share via Email Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Topics Read more Real Madrid target Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino to replace Zidane Read more Rumour mill Marcelo Bielsalast_img read more

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Maryland Has Made A Decision On Head Coach D.J. Durkin

first_imgA general view of Maryland's football stadium.COLLEGE PARK, MD – SEPTEMBER 17: General view of the Maryland Terrapins and West Virginia Mountaineers game at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin has been away from the program on paid leave since August following the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair and reports of a “toxic culture” in College Park. Reportedly, the university has made a decision on his future.Durkin will return to the team and be back on the sidelines this weekend when the Terrapins play Michigan State, according to a report from InsideMDSports.com. An official announcement is expected later this afternoon.Additionally, athletic director Damon Evans and university president Wallace Loh will return to their posts. Loh will reportedly retire in June.DJ Durkin and Damon Evans both retaining Maryland jobs. School President Wallace Loh planning to retire in June. Much more coming shortly…— Rick Maese (@RickMaese) October 30, 2018Loh also reportedly wanted to move on from Durkin, according to the Washington Post.To be clear, UMd President Wallace Loh did not want Durkin back, we’re told. He apparently felt he had no choice https://t.co/1ofD2zh0wK pic.twitter.com/6kkRzmj3Pq— Rick Maese (@RickMaese) October 30, 2018In September, an independent investigation found Maryland to be culpable for McNair’s death.  A new report by Maryland’s Board of Regents, which was released on Monday, detailed instances of abuse by former strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who resigned back in August.However, that report also didn’t explicitly place the blame on Durkin for Court’s actions, and as InsideMDSports.com explained, that led the powers that be to decide that Durkin was fit to resume his duties.While most observers expected the university to part ways with Durkin, who is two seasons into a six-year contract, power brokers and members of the state system’s Board of Regents ultimately decided there wasn’t compelling cause to relieve Durkin of his duties. And as reported Monday by IMS, Durkin impressed the board Friday in what proved to be a vital meeting in the decision-making process.Undoubtedly, Maryland will face criticism for this move. Still, they have made a decision to stand by Durkin.On Saturday, Durkin will rejoin the 5-3 Terps, who need one win in their last four games to wrap up a bowl bid. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada has been serving as the interim coach.last_img read more

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Men’s Spring Style: Essentials to Stock Up on Now

first_imgWe’re here to tell you right now, this list contains some of your new favorite spring style essentials. Just as winter calls for hard-wearing outerwear, dependable boots, and flannel shirting that doesn’t quit, spring calls for like-minded gear, but on the lighter end of the spectrum. You’re going to need a tough bomber jacket, light wash jeans, and sharp sneakers, and we’re here to help.Iron & Resin Reserve Jacket – $155Does this jacket pack a punch in terms of both insulation (for chilly spring nights) and style (for every other occasion)? It sure does. Made in a clean and simple silhouette, the Reserve Jacket is the one you’re going to want to throw on weekend after weekend.See ItFlint and Tinder Pacific Wash Jeans – $128You don’t have to completely store your slim dark denim for spring, but it’s always nice to change things up from time to time — the pleasingly light Pacific Wash Jeans from Flint and Tinder feature a reliable fit and easygoing style potential.See ItWP Standard Work Shirt – $98That chambray shirt you reach for so readily in the depths of winter still has a place in spring, except instead of layering up the WP Standard Work Shirt with a tough parka, we’re recommending you rock it over a classic striped tee. It’s going to get hot eventually, after all.See ItMWC Watches GG-W-113 Watch – $155Spring calls for a switch — however slight — on your wrist. A  versatile, durable, and truly field-ready watch is going to pair up with that bomber jacket and your light wash denim.See ItOliver Cabell Rennes – $198Just as waterproof leather boots are a daily winter essential, so too are crisp, clean, and super-sharp white sneakers. Oliver Cabell is a recent entry into the sneaker game, yet one worthy of keeping on your radar. Wear these with tan chinos and a crisp polo. See ItDakota Grizzly Classic Cap – $29Keep that shining sun (and sweat) out of your eyes with this classic cotton/polyester chambray ballcap from Dakota Grizzly. It works anywhere from the trail to the bar to the commute, and it will save your scalp from that unexpected spring sunburn.See It The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall last_img read more

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Majority of Legacy Road Project Works to be Completed By March 2019

first_imgThe National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that major works on all the legacy road infrastructure projects should be completed by the end of March 2019.“Of course, we will have tidying up and finishing work on basically all of the projects continuing after that point. But the aim is [that] at the end of the first quarter of 2019, significant portions of the work should be behind us,” Senior NWA Communications Officer, Ramona Lawson, said in a JIS News interview.Some of the major roadworks include the US$19-million Constant Spring Road Improvement Project, the US$64-million Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction Project, the US$56-million Hagley Park Road Improvement Project, the US$24.9-million Ferris Cross to Mackfield Project, and the US$4.4 million Barbican Road Upgrade Project.Miss Lawson advised that the Barbican Road Improvement Project is 97 per cent complete.“[Additionally] Hagley Park Road is 64 per cent complete, Constant Spring Road is overall 43 per cent complete, the Mandela Highway – 88 per cent complete, and the Ferris Cross to Mackfield project in Westmoreland is 41 per cent complete,” she stated.The road infrastructure legacy projects fall under the Government of Jamaica’s Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), which is being financed through a concessionary loan from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.last_img read more

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MPA Revokes Southernpecs Bunker Operator Licence

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has revoked the bunker craft operator licence of Southernpec (Singapore) Pte Ltd, with effect from May 8, 2019.The company will no longer be allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.An investigation undertaken by the MPA revealed that Southernpec had engaged in a bunker malpractice involving the use of a magnet during a bunkering operation.Southernpec had also failed to inform MPA on the appointment of its cargo officers to work on all the bunker craft operated by Southernpec.As the company also holds a bunker supplier licence issued by MPA, the authority is currently investigating Southernpec for breaching the terms and conditions of this licence.last_img read more

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NATURAL RESOURCES–Protecting the Dunes of Cherry Hill Beach

first_imgVehicle traffic along the dunes and beach at Cherry Hill Beach in Lunenburg County is banned, effective Friday, May 8, to protect the dunes. Beach access for traditional uses such as clam digging, waterfowl hunting and swimming continues to be permitted. Please park all vehicles in the designated area. “Cherry Hill is a great example of a pristine beach and dune system,” said John Mills, wildlife biologist with the Department of Natural Resources. “Hopefully by keeping vehicles off the beach and dunes the natural character can be maintained. This area is an important nesting habitat for the endangered piping plover and a vital feeding and resting area for many thousands of migrating shorebirds.” The ban will be enforced by Department of Natural Resources officers and, when appropriate, RCMP. Operators who ignore the ban can be charged under the Crown Lands Act and/or the Motor Vehicle Act.last_img read more

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NRS sets up trolley booth to tackle tout menace

first_imgKolkata: A trolley booth has been set up on the premises of the NRS Medical College and Hospital to act tough against the touts, who demand money for providing trolleys and wheel chairs to patients, and to reduce the confusion of the patients and their family members over the process of hiring trolleys at the hospital.Apart from trolleys, many wheel chairs have being kept at the booth that has come up just opposite to the emergency building of the NRS Medical College and Hospital. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPatients and their family members or any other person associated with the hospital who needs a trolley will have to go to the booth. They have to provide some necessary information at the booth before hiring a trolley or a wheel chair. The move to ease the process of hiring trolleys will help to tackle the problems of touts, who have allegedly been operating from the hospital and demand money from the patients and their family members for trolleys. There were allegations that the patients often face problems due to the tout menace in the hospital. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe trolley booth will remain open for 24 hours. The patients face problems to get a trolley at the emergency ward. Now, the family of the patient can get the trolleys from the booth after providing the name of the patient and his mobile number. Security personnel will be deployed at the trolley booth. In the initial level around 25 trolleys and 4 wheel chairs are available in the booth. The number would be increased gradually, a senior official of the NRS Medical College and Hospital said. The hospital staff members used to face problems as the patients and their family members did not keep the trolleys in designated places after using them. As a result, the staff members of the hospital had trouble to find the trolleys left by the patients at various wards. The patients often alleged that the wheel chairs were not available when there was a requirement and as a result people having serious health condition had to suffer. It was alleged that the staff members of the NRS Medical College and Hospital ask for identity proofs such as Aadhaar card, voter identity card, driving licence while hiring a trolley. The system was seldom found in other government hospitals. The main purpose of introducing the system is to ensure that the family members of the patients return the trolleys in the designated places after use. It may be mentioned here that the group D staffers of the hospital are supposed to fetch the trolleys from various wards but as there is a crisis of group D staffers in various hospitals the hospital authorities are facing problems.last_img read more

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Court refuses interim relief to Robert Vadra

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to grant any interim relief to Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Vadra has challenged a money laundering case brought against him. A division bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Vinod Goel asked the Centre and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file response on Vadra and his close associate Manoj Arora’s plea challenging certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The court has also asked Vadra to file an affidavit explaining maintainability of his plea and listed the matter for further hearing on May 2. The trial court which on March 19 extended Vadra’s interim protection from arrest till March 25, will hear his anticipatory bail plea post lunch. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has questioned him in the case several times. The agency has also requested the trial court to dismiss his anticipatory bail as it may require his custodial interrogation in the case. The case relates to ownership of 1.9 million pounds overseas assets by Vadra. It pertains to undisclosed foreign assets and entities to evade tax.last_img read more

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Chennai US Consulate refuses to meet Vaiko on Lanka

Vaiko claimed an appointment was confirmed by the Consulate officials, but when he went there on Tuesday, an audience with the Consul General was refused. This forced him to present the memorandum to a Political/Economic officer. “We were not even allowed into the building,” he alleged and added that a peaceful protest was earlier held near the Rajarathinam Stadium on the shift of stand by the US.Meanwhile, the CPI (M) and VCK condemned the manner in which Mr. Vaiko was treated by the American Consulate. (Colombo Gazette) Consequently, he had a sought an appointment with the Consul General to present a memorandum to press for a reconsideration of the country’s position on the issue. Former Indian MP and MDMK general secretary Vaiko charged that the US Consulate in Chennai had “disrespected” Tamils by not allowing him to meet the Consul General and present a memorandum on the stand the country had taken on international investigations into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, The Hindu newspaper reportedIn a press release, Vaiko pointed out that in a recent public statement, the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in the US Department of State, Nisha Biswal, had said there was no need for an international probe into the allegations of war crimes and a domestic investigation by the Sri Lankan government would be facilitated. This stand, a contradiction to the one the US took in 2014, has come as a shock to Tamils, he said. read more

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Stagnant snack cake sales to blame Saputo loses 26 million in Q4

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 5, 2012 4:37 pm MDT MONTREAL – Despite stagnant snack cake sales, Canadian dairy and cheese giant Saputo says it has no plans to sell its struggling bakery division after taking a $125-million writedown that pushed its overall fourth quarter to a loss.“Our focus right now is to continue to improve that division and it is not for sale,” CEO Lino Saputo Jr. said Tuesday in a conference call.Efforts over the last two to three years have allowed the small division to at least keep its “head above water,” he added.Montreal-based Saputo said it continues to work hard on increasing sales volumes to the United States, but the non-cash goodwill impairment reflects stagnating market growth for snack cake sales.Saputo (TSX:SAP) operates Vachon, Canada’s top snack cake brand, and the maker of such desserts as Jos. Louis, May West, Passion Flake and Ah Caramel.The bakery division’s $134 million of annual sales last year represented less than two per cent of the $6.9 billion of revenues dominated by Saputo’s dairy operations in Canada, the United States and Argentina.The writedown caused Saputo to lose $2.6 million in the final quarter of its fiscal year.Excluding the one-time move, Saputo’s earnings dipped to $122.4 million from $126.6 million of profits in the year-earlier quarter.The adjusted earnings amounted to 61 cents per share — a penny below analyst estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.Revenues increased four per cent to $1.7 billion, from $1.6 billion a year ago.Saputo said Tuesday that its earnings in Canada, Europe and Argentina increased by $9 million during the quarter due to favourable dairy markets and volume increases in South America, partially offset by higher ingredient costs in Canada.The division’s revenues increased by nearly 10 per cent to $1 billion. It was helped by price increases resulting from the higher cost of milk in Canada and Argentina.A decrease in the average “block” market for cheese and higher cost of milk was largely responsible a decline in U.S. dairy earnings to $75.3 million from $81.4 million a year ago. However, it benefited from operational efficiencies and the acquisition of DCI Cheese Company, which helped to add $131 million in revenues to $658.9 million.Earnings in Saputo’s grocery segment increased by $3.6 million, mainly from higher sales volumes and lower operating costs. Revenues grew 9.7 per cent to $35 million.For the full year ended March 31, Saputo earned $380.8 million on $6.9 billion of revenues, down from $450.1 million on $6 billion of sales a year earlier.Adjusting for the writedown, earnings increased 9.8 per cent to $505.8 million or $2.47 per share, compared to $461.7 million or $2.21 per share in fiscal 2011.The results were largely in line with forecasts. The company was expected to earn 62 cents per share in adjusted earnings in the quarter on $1.65 billion of revenues, and $2.46 per share on $6.8 billion of revenues for the year.“Despite challenging market factors we had a good year,” the chief executive told analysts.Saputo said he expects fiscal 2013 to continue to be challenging.It plans to target volume growth in Canada in the cheese and dairy ingredient categories and pursue opportunities in the value-added milk market such as adding flavoured products. Saputo plans to invest in specialty cheeses to “maximize exposure across Canada, with coast-to-coast distribution capabilities.”Saputo said it continues to evaluate ways to reduce excess production capacity at its plants in Canada, Europe and Argentina. But he told analysts there is limited opportunity to consolidate manufacturing production in Canada.“In terms of manufacturing presence we’re pretty well as good as we can be given the limitations of the quota system that we have in Canada,” he said.“Where there might be some further opportunities for consolidation perhaps might be in logistics, warehouse distribution and those are the types of ideas and plans that we’re discussing.”He didn’t specify where changes could take place. In an interview last August, Saputo said the company was looking at consolidating its Quebec distribution centres, much like it did a year earlier in Ontario.Saputo and third-party companies operate five distribution centres in Quebec.Irene Nattel of RBC Capital Markets said Saputo’s results were “solid” in light of commodity headwinds.“U.S. segment EBITDA ahead of forecast which should be good news for capital markets that typically focus more on US segment results,” she wrote in a report.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Saputo’s shares closed up one cent at $41.73 in Tuesday trading. Stagnant snack cake sales to blame: Saputo loses $2.6 million in Q4 read more

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Serbian derby Vojvodina beat Partizan – Fans was beaten by Police VIDEO

12. Crvena Zvezda (-8)2110110557 : 555213 3. Vrbas211218546 : 557-1125 7. Rudar219111540 : 542-219 14. Crvenka214215523 : 619-9610 13. Železničar (-2)217014561 : 615-5412 10. PKB216411579 : 592-1316 9. Napredak218112549 : 576-2717 ← Previous Story Marcus Ahlm to retire at the end of season Next Story → Germany and RNL without Roggisch in next weeks POLICE HANDBALLRK Partizan BeogradRK Vojvodina Novi Sad 6. Kolubara219210585 : 594-920 4. Metaloplastika2110110528 : 5111721 8. Jugović207310530 : 536-617 In Serbian derby for the Championship title, Vojvodina Novi Sad beat current champion RK Partizan Beograd 30:28 (15:17) and became the leader of Super Liga. Last year’s runners-up from Novi Sad have destiny in their own hands now. If they win in the last five matches, Vojvodina will take the second championship title (first was 2005) and chance to play at the VELUX EHF CL next season. The man of the match was Vojvodina’s left back, Uroš Elezovic with 11 goals…VOJVODINA – PARTIZAN 30:28 (15:17)SC SLANA BARASPECTATORS – 18007 meters Vojvodina 5(5), Partizan 10(7). Exclusions: Vojvodina 18, Partizan 10 minutesVOJVODINA: Popov 5/5, Radišić, Elezović 11(5)/14, Barišić 1/4, Veselinov, Stjepanović 1/2, Abadžić 10 saves, Stojanović 6/7, Arsenić, Čupković, Pušica 0/1, Jošić 4/9, Marjanac 0/1, Stanković 2/3, Bogdanović, Ćurković 1/2PARTIZAN: Vasić 5 saves, Milošević 3/5, Ilić V 4(4)/6, Radanović, Pavlović, Mihailović 1/1, Maksić, Radovanović M 6 saves, Radivojević 4(2)/7, Mršulja, N. Ilić 4/5, Radovanović 3/4, Ivošević 3/4, Mitrović 6/8, Marsenić, SretenovićRESULTS: 3:6 (8.) 6:6 (11.) 8:10 (15.) 10:10 (17.) 11:13 (22.) 13:16 (27.) 17:17 (32.) 20:20 (38.) 20:22 (42.) 23:24 (46.) 25:24 (49.) 25:25 (51.) 28:25 (55.) 29:27 (59.)Best Player: UROŠ ELEZOVIĆ (VOJVODINA) SPECIAL: Match was suspended for 15 minutes due problem with the fans. Police reaction was caused after an domestic fan ran over the court and try to get back to his group… source: balkan-handball.com 5. Zaječar2110011600 : 597320 11. Radnički208012517 : 543-2616 2. Vojvodina211902589 : 4949238 1. Partizan211821650 : 52312738 read more

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Alienware M14x specs leak and M18x looks legit

first_imgMounting evidence suggests that Alienware has three new gaming notebooks on the way. These would be the predictable release of the M11x R3 (the third edition of the M11x), a 14-inch M14x, and then the M18x, which would presumably have an 18-inch display. Over the past few weeks we’ve seen the rumor mill heat up, a full review of the M14x, and even leaks from Dell. And now we have even more on the M18x and the M14x, both from what appears to be an employee on Dell’s own forums.First up is more near-confirmation that an M18x is, at the very least, in the works. A Dell social outreach/community liaison person has explicitly listed the M18x in his work history. This was just noticed over on the NBR forums and is especially interesting as the liaison seems to be pretty connected over at Dell, at least according to his 38,000+ forum posts and 14-year history at the company.AdChoices广告The same person seems to have also posted the full specs of the M14x. They basically match those we saw in the review and those posted by rumor site Dell-Labs recently. The two sets line up quite closely with the M14x packing second-gen Core i3/i5/i7 processors, up to 8GB RAM (Dell-Labs said 4GB), up to 750GB storage, a 14-inch LCD running at either 1366×768 or 1600×900 (Dell-Labs said 1920×1080) and Nvidia GT 555M graphics. Overall, it looks like these are the official specs, as they not only fall in line with older rumors but they do eliminate the questionable choices, like 19×10 on a 14-inch display and the 4GB RAM limit. No price or date was listed. You can see the screen grab below or read the article “M14x FAQ” (login required).Side point: we finally have the crucial weight/dimensions information we’ve been looking for. The post has it that the M14x will be 6.35 lb with the 8-cell battery. It will measure 1.49 inches x 13.27 inches x 10.17 inches (HWD). The current M15x is a good deal larger at 9.3 pounds and 1.9 x 14.9 x 12.1 inches. So, as suspected, the M14x is significantly more portable, which means this might not be the end of the M15x.The final bit of information floating around, and the most shaky of the bunch, is a few of the forum posters saying that Alienware will be announcing something on April 19th. It’s not clear what this will be, one poster said it would be the M11x R3, which would have Sandy Bridge (second-gen Core i3/5/7) processors.So it looks like we might have some real information on these computers soon. We’ve reached out to Alienware and are awaiting comment.m14x_review_leakm14x_review_leakdell_m18x_support_CMdell_m18x_support_01dell_m18x_leak_faqlast_img read more

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Free ne veut pas payer de taxe sur sa nouvelle box

first_imgFree ne veut pas payer de taxe sur sa nouvelle boxL’opérateur souhaiterait échapper à une redevance de 35 euros par Freebox Revolution, la version 6 de sa box, figurant dans la législation sur la copie privée.La nouvelle box de Free, qui se veut “révolutionnaire”, fait encore parler d’elle. Mais plus en matière d’innovation aujourd’hui. Il s’agit d’un désaccord avec la loi. L’opérateur refuserait de s’acquitter de la taxe sur la copie privée, taxe à laquelle les box sont assujetties en temps normal, explique Le Figaro.Le directeur de la Société civile des producteurs phonographiques (SCPP), Marc Guez, a menacé l’opérateur dans Les Echos, ce matin : “Free doit payer. Sinon, ça se terminera au tribunal”.Cette redevance est reversée aux secteurs de la musique et de l’audiovisuel qui sont frappés de plein fouet par le téléchargement pirate. Le Figaro indique que ses revenus avoisinaient les 182 millions d’euros au total l’an dernier. Plusieurs produits de consommation sont concernés : les CD vierges, les baladeurs numériques, ou encore les tablettes et les box. Lorsqu’elles sont équipées d’un disque dur elles doivent participer à cette taxe. Et c’est le cas de la Freebox Revolution, récemment présentée par Xavier Niel, fondateur de Free, en grandes pompes (voir notre article). Or, celui-ci indique que sa box est différente des autres : le disque dur est un serveur de fichier autonome (NAS). Ce type de matériel est exempté de taxe.Free pourrait ainsi économiser 17,5 millions d’euros pour 500.000 Freebox Revolution, en attendant que la redevance pour la copie privée soit ajustée, ce qui se fait régulièrement.Le 22 décembre 2010 à 13:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Un accord conclu entre Yahoo et ABC

first_imgUn accord conclu entre Yahoo et ABCLe portail Internet américain a signé un partenariat avec la chaîne de télévision. Une convergence médiatique qui en rappelle d’autres, et dans lequel les deux parties s’y retrouvent plutôt bien.Conscients que les habitudes pour s’informer ont changé et les gens se tournant de plus en plus vers Internet, la chaîne ABC a passé un accord avec le portail Yahoo !. Un partenariat grâce auquel la société bénéficiera d’un plus vaste éventail de vidéos originales accompagnant les articles de son site d’actualités, explique Clubic. À lire aussiYahoo prêt à déclarer la guerre des brevets avec FacebookIl est également clair que Yahoo ! et ABC veulent, grâce à cet accord, contrer l’association entre Microsoft et la chaine télévisée NBC pour le portail MSNBC. Les deux nouveaux alliés annoncent une audience combinée de 100 millions de visiteurs uniques sur plusieurs supports, PC, tablettes tactiles et smartphones. La célèbre émission de la chaîne, Good Morning America, fera par exemple l’objet d’un portail spécial sur Yahoo ! tandis que des émissions spécialement conçues pour le format Web feront leur apparition. Reste à savoir si cet accord aura un équivalent dans d’autres pays, dont la France.Le 4 octobre 2011 à 16:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Croatia manager encouraged Kovacic to join Chelsea

Croatia manager encouraged Kovacic to join Chelsea

first_imgDuring the World Cup, Zlatko Dalic talked to Mateo Kovacic and while he didn’t decide for the former Real Madrid player, he helped him choose the best chanceMateo Kovacic didn’t feel so good while playing with Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid.And during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he had an idea to look for something else in a new club.He then signed for English Premier League club Chelsea.And now, Croatia national team manager Zlatko Dalic has revealed what he spoke to the footballer to help him choose.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Yes, I talked to him, but he made a decision, that was his idea. I just told him what I think, what I would do,” Dalic told Sport Witness.“He also talked to people who led him and this [joining Chelsea] was his good decision.”“He made a big move to change club. It’s a big thing leaving Real. He had a good status, a good deal, he won several times the Champions League,” he added.“But he didn’t have enough time. I hope he plays at Chelsea, I think he will have more chance there than Real. His great quality and strength are that he left Real. Only constant games can make progress for him.”last_img read more

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Reward raised to 40000 for suspect who stuffed dog in suitcase

Reward raised to 40000 for suspect who stuffed dog in suitcase

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials have raised the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible of stabbing a dog and stuffing him in a suitcase.Ollie the pit bull was found inside a suitcase, Oct. 10. Officials believed he was stabbed more than 50 times.Despite all efforts by veterinarians, Ollie died two days later.Crimes Stoppers is now offering a reward of $40,000 to help bring Ollie’s killer to justice.If you have any information on who might be behind this cruel act, call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for that reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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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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Republicans Advance Kavanaugh 50 Million Facebook Accounts Affected by Breach And METRO

Republicans Advance Kavanaugh 50 Million Facebook Accounts Affected by Breach And METRO

first_img Share Friday, September 28, 2018Top afternoon stories:Win McNamee/Pool Photo via APJudge Brett Kavanaugh.Republicans advance KavanaughAfter a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for a one week investigation into sexual assault allegations against the high court nominee.However, it’s unclear if Republican leaders — or President Donald Trump — will support Flake’s call for the investigation or might instead press forward with a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.The dramatic scene unfolded a day after Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified in an emotional, hours-long hearing. Kavanaugh angrily denied the allegations that he assaulted Ford while they were both in high school, while she said she was “100 percent” certain he was her attacker.Marcio Jose Sanchez/APMark Zuckerberg.50 Million Facebook accounts affected by security breachFacebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts.The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of tumult for the global social media service.In a blog post , the company says hackers exploited its “View As” feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. Facebook says it has taken steps to fix the security problem and alerted law enforcement.To deal with the issue, Facebook reset some logins, so 90 million people have been logged out and will have to log in again. That includes anyone who has been subject to a “View As” lookup in the past year.Facebook says it doesn’t know who is behind the attacks or where they’re based.Gail Delaughter/Houston Public MediaA METROLift bus.METRO addresses complaints from disabled ridersThe Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) has received many complaints come from riders who use mobility devices, things like electric wheelchairs or power chairs.Some of the riders have told the METRO board they’ve endured rude treatment and others say that bus operators aren’t properly securing their devices once they board the bus.In response to those complaints, METRO Chief Operating Officer Andy Skabowski said drivers will now be trained once a year on how to better assist disabled riders. That includes customer service, as well as proper techniques for securing mobility devices.Skabowski is also encouraging disabled riders to come forward if they’re not being treated properly.last_img read more

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A Lego robot that can make you Micky Mouse shaped pancakes w

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first_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Robotics is a serious science, but like all of the most serious things in this world it does have a fun side too. Sometimes a robot, with all of its advanced equipment and the intense hours of programming involved, comes along and it does something that is so silly and so darn entertaining that you just have to sit back, watch the video and laugh. When a robot begins making you Micky Mouse shaped pancakes you can begin to suspect that you are experiencing one of those moments. When that robot is made of Lego’s then you can be sure that you are in one of those situations. A more stealthy robot may be hearing you soon This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Of course, this bot can do more than just the icon of a children’s toy corporation, it can make any shape that you can programming it to, provided that it fits onto the griddle. The pancake cooking bot is in reality a 3-axis CNC-made robot, designed by Mexican Viking. The machine uses the Z coordinate to control where the batter is released. The robot was originally coded in Python NXT but had to be changed due to unnamed complications with the use of the language in this application. Mexican Viking changed it to the LEGO Mindstorms programming language. This programming language then creates the image using a text files with three coordinates that tell the machine where to move and when to dump the batter. The machine cannot be bought commercially and it is not going to be on sale in the near future. If you want to make one of your own you can use the directions on Mexican Viking’s website to create one for yourself. Citation: A Lego robot that can make you Micky Mouse shaped pancakes (w/ video) (2011, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-robot-micky-mouse-pancakes-video.html © 2010 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

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Deforestation in French Guiana linked to increase in infectious tropical disease

Deforestation in French Guiana linked to increase in infectious tropical disease

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A novel genetic typing approach reveals focal transmission of the bacteria that cause the flesh-eating disease Journal information: Science Advances Explore further People have been cutting down the rain forests for years to provide land for human activities. While some of the ecological impacts of deforestation is evident, such as the reduction in amounts of carbon dioxide the remaining rainforests can pull from the atmosphere, others are not so clear. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn more about the possible impact on the spread of infectious diseases.Prior research has found links between human environmental impact and the spread of diseases such as malaria and Zika, but other less well-known diseases might be impacted as well. One such disease, known as Buruli ulcer, results in skin ulcers and bone damage. It is caused by infection of the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans, generally in tropical areas. But what happens with these bacteria when tropical forests are cut down? To find out, the researchers ventured to French Guiana, where people are commonly infected with Buruli ulcer. They collected approximately 3,000 organisms from 17 places around the country and then tested each for M. ulcerans. In studying the numbers, they discovered that the bacteria are not particularly fond of any given host—they will infect a wide range of insects, fish and many other invertebrates. They also noted that infections were more prevalent the farther down the food chain they looked. The team also noted the locations of the organisms they collected and found that in places where deforestation had occurred, there were, quite naturally, fewer organisms that lived higher up on the food chain. This in turn led to increases in the numbers of those they normally preyed upon and that led to more infections in lower order animals by M. ulcerans.The researchers did not compare their findings against increased human infections, but the data suggests it as a likely possibility, which, in a broader sense, offers yet more evidence of the negative consequences of deforestation of the rain forests—a possible increase in the spread of bacterial infections—at least initially. Their research also showed that as deforested land was converted to human use, even lower-order organisms were eventually pushed out, along with the bacteria they were carrying. More information: A. L. Morris et al. Deforestation-driven food-web collapse linked to emerging tropical infectious disease, Mycobacterium ulcerans, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600387AbstractGeneralist microorganisms are the agents of many emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), but their natural life cycles are difficult to predict due to the multiplicity of potential hosts and environmental reservoirs. Among 250 known human EIDs, many have been traced to tropical rain forests and specifically freshwater aquatic systems, which act as an interface between microbe-rich sediments or substrates and terrestrial habitats. Along with the rapid urbanization of developing countries, population encroachment, deforestation, and land-use modifications are expected to increase the risk of EID outbreaks. We show that the freshwater food-web collapse driven by land-use change has a nonlinear effect on the abundance of preferential hosts of a generalist bacterial pathogen, Mycobacterium ulcerans. This leads to an increase of the pathogen within systems at certain levels of environmental disturbance. The complex link between aquatic, terrestrial, and EID processes highlights the potential importance of species community composition and structure and species life history traits in disease risk estimation and mapping. Mechanisms such as the one shown here are also central in predicting how human-induced environmental change, for example, deforestation and changes in land use, may drive emergence.center_img Citation: Deforestation in French Guiana linked to increase in infectious tropical disease (2016, December 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-12-deforestation-french-guiana-linked-infectious.html Apatou, French Guiana, January 2004. Credit: public domain © 2016 Phys.org (Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests human deforestation efforts in French Guiana has led to an increase in the number of animals and insects infected with the tropical disease Buruli ulcer. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their study of the bacteria that causes the disease and what their findings imply for the study of the spread of diseases in such areas.last_img read more

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