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Giannis’ 20 Points, 10 Rebounds, 6 Assists Clinch Playoff Berth (Video)

first_imgPACERS 127, MAGIC 112ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Paul George scored 37 points and Myles Turner added 23 points and 10 rebounds to help Indiana move a step closer to a playoff berth with a victory over Orlando.The Pacers pulled a game ahead of Chicago and Miami for seventh place in the Eastern Conference and climbed back to .500 with their third straight victory.Terrence Ross had 29 points for the Magic, while Evan Fournier had 23 and Aaron Gordon added 17. Orlando has lost six of its last seven.Elfrid Payton had 10 points and 10 assists, but Orlando’s perimeter game was no match for the Pacers’ strength around the basket.Indiana’s starting frontcourt of George, Thaddeus Young and Turner was a combined 20 of 24 (83.3 percent) in the first half, when the Pacers took a 68-59 lead.Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. TweetPinShare0 Shares BUCKS 90, 76ERS 82PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Milwaukee beat Philadelphia to clinch a playoff berth.The Bucks, who snapped a three-game losing streak, began the night needing a victory and a loss by either Chicago, Indiana or Miami to secure their second postseason berth in three years. The Bulls lost 107-106 to Brooklyn.The best from Giannis​ as he finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks in the Bucks WIN!! #OwnTheFuture pic.twitter.com/eGdFIJVXAT— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 9, 2017Antetokounmpo scored eight points in the third quarter, when the Bucks (41-39) outscored the Sixers 25-12 to take command.Greg Monroe added 17 points off the bench for Milwaukee, which limited Philadelphia to 35 percent shooting, including 25.8 percent from 3-point range.Matthew Dellavedova contributed 14 points for the Bucks.The Sixers, who dropped their sixth straight, shot 22 percent from the floor in the third quarter (4 of 18) and 29.7 percent in the second half (11 of 37).”I’m happy for my teammates and the city of Milwaukee. In the playoffs, we’re going to be ready for our opponent.” – @Giannis_An34 pic.twitter.com/hWdRTWymoD— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 9, 2017NEW YORK (AP) — Dwyane Wade returned but the Chicago Bulls sustained a potentially costly loss when the Brooklyn Nets beat them 107-106 on Saturday.Spencer Dinwiddie made four free throws in the final 13.6 seconds for the Nets in their home finale. He scored 19 points, as did rookie Caris LeVert.Jimmy Butler scored 33 points for the Bulls, who fell into a tie with Miami for eighth in the Eastern Conference.Wade started and played 25 minutes, scoring 14 points. He had been expected to miss the remainder of the regular season when he sprained his right elbow on March 15.But the Bulls allowed 32 points in the fourth quarter, with Dinwiddie snapping a 103-all with two free throws with 13.6 seconds to play. Butler missed a jumper and Dinwiddie put it away with another pair with 2.4 to play.TRAIL BLAZERS 101, JAZZ 86PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Damian Lillard scored a franchise-record 59 points and matched his career high with nine 3-pointers to help Portland beat Utah.Lillard surpassed Damon Stoudamire’s previous record of 54 points with a step-back 3-pointer. The crowd on its feet, he raised his arms in celebration then pounded his chest.The win kept the Blazers ahead of the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with just two games left.It was Lillard’s 27th game with 30 or more points this season, a franchise high. Stoudamire set the previous franchise record for points on Jan. 14, 2005, at New Orleans.Gordon Hayward had 21 points for the Jazz, battling with the Los Angeles Clippers for the fourth spot in the West and home court advantage.WARRIORS 123, PELICANS 101OAKLAND, California (AP) — Kevin Durant’s first touch after missing 19 games with a knee injury? Just a driving baseline reverse and emphatic one-handed slam, and KD triumphantly returned to finish with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in helping Golden State rout New Orleans.With two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry sidelined by a bruised left knee, Durant shined in 31 minutes and the balanced Warriors won their 14th straight game — the longest unbeaten run in the NBA this season. He hadn’t played since getting hurt Feb. 28 at Washington, then resumed full practice Friday.Klay Thompson scored 20 points, Draymond Green had 13 points and eight rebounds, and the do-everything Warriors sure look poised for another deep playoff run.CLIPPERS 98, SPURS 87SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chris Paul had 19 points and Los Angeles beat San Antonio for its fifth straight victory.DeAndre Jordan added 17 points and 17 rebounds to help Los Angeles preserve its hopes of hosting a first-round playoff series.Doc Rivers tied Mike Dunleavy for the Clippers franchise record with his 215th regular-season victory.Kawhi Leonard had 28 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points for San Antonio. The Spurs closed out their home schedule with just their 10th loss at the AT&T Center.San Antonio is playing out the regular season after securing the No. 2 seed and first-round matchup against seventh-seeded Memphis.CELTICS 121, HORNETS 114CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points, and Boston remained in contention for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a victory over Charlotte.Al Horford added 16 points and Kelly Olynyk had 13 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season as the Celtics swept the four-game series and pulled within a half-game of the Cleveland Cavaliers.The Cavaliers (51-28) have road games remaining against Atlanta and Miami before closing at home against Toronto. The Celtics (51-29) have two home games left, against Brooklyn and Milwaukee.Nicolas Batum had 31 points and Kemba Walker added 23 for the Hornets, who were eliminated from postseason contention.Boston led by as many as 19 in the second half, but the Hornets battled back to take a seven-point lead midway through the fourth quarter before Thomas took over.HEAT 106, WIZARDS 103WASHINGTON (AP) — Hassan Whiteside scored 30 points and James Johnson hit a layup with 11 seconds left to give Miami a victory over Washington.Johnson beat Markieff Morris to the basket for the go-ahead basket, Kelly Oubre Jr. threw away the inbounds pass and Josh Richardson made two free throws to seal it as the Heat moved into a tie for eighth in the Eastern Conference. The Chicago Bulls, who lost to the Brooklyn Nets earlier, own the tiebreaker.The Wizards had no answer inside for Whiteside, who was 12 of 19 from the floor and grabbed 12 rebounds. His 30 points were two short of a career high.After missing his first four shots, Goran Dragic finished with 18 points, and Tyler Johnson scored 19 with four 3-pointers.Morris led Washington with 21 points. John Wall shot 5 of 18 for 16 points.last_img read more

Can playing Fortnite earn you money? This 27-year-old plays it, earns over Rs 70 crore

first_imgIn a world where virtual fantasies are taking over the real ones, the gaming industry is blooming like none other. Consumers are demanding more involving games than before and game developers are obliging by coming up with exciting titles. However, there’s one group of people in this gaming universe that’s earning more than anyone else ever imagined – streamers. The revenue for these is raking up to millions of dollars, by just streaming their gameplay on the Internet. The games that are involved in this are popular online titles such as PUBG and Fortnite.With PUBG and Fortnite taking over the world of consumer technology by storm, people have wanted to get better at these games. In some scenarios, they are so engrossed in the game that watching others play the same becomes a great source of entertainment. After all, if playing these games is great fun, what would be the magnitude of entertainment when you can see someone else playing the game efficiently and learn some moves.Recently, CNN did a report on one of the world’s most popular streamer in the gaming arenas – Ninja. Known to his friends and family as Tyler Blevins, the 27-year-old just disclosed his annual earnings of streaming his Fortnite gameplay over the Internet. Blevins mentioned that in 2018 alone, he was able to earn an average of $10 million by streaming his content on YouTube and Twitch. In fact, a majority of his income comes from these two streaming platforms.However, Ninja doesn’t rely majorly on any subscription channel. The reason that his YouTube channel has raked in 20 million subscribers that don’t pay anything is through advertisement earnings. The pop-up ads during each of his live stream earn him a substantial amount of money. While that may not sound much, do note that his videos are watched even after the sessions are over, which doubles up the earnings for him. On Twitch, viewers either choose to watch his content for free or pay for certain subscription models. So even with just 12.5 million viewers, Twitch earns him fairly well.advertisementBlevins also earns a lot from sponsorship. Some of the major brands, such as Samsung, Uber Eats and Red Bull have earned him healthily. Additionally, he also featured on ESPN The Magazine’s cover last year, which made him earn more attention from the world of sports. All these have made sure that Ninja earns more than enough to make him keep playing for this year and several years to come.If you fancy his professions and want to earn by simply playing games, there’s a lot of hard work involved. Ninja treats his work to an equivalent of a coffee shop – he has to keep it open most of the time to keep the income steady. The $10 million figure is a result of 4000 hours of Fortnite gameplay over the last year, which equals 140 days. Therefore, he finds very less time to spend with his wife, who also manages his earnings. On a day when Ninja’s not streaming, the couple sits down to figure out how much money are they losing on an average. The last time both of them had a holiday together was during their honeymoon eight years ago.ALSO READ | Grenades in PUBG MOBILE: How to use these weapons to your advantageALSO READ | Cheapest phones for best PUBG experience: At least start with Xiaomi Note 6 Pro with Snapdragon 636 inside itALSO READ | PUBG Mobile: That Chicken Dinner is a trap, have fun but don’t get caught in its questlast_img read more

Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play, and G7 Power launching on February 7

first_imgA lot has already been talked about the Moto G7 series. Rumours suggest that Lenovo owned Motorola will launch four phones under the G7 series including Moto G7, G7 Power, G7 Play and G7 Plus. So, when are these phones launching? A press invite of the G7 launch has now leaked suggesting that Motorola will unveil all four G7 series phone at an event set for February 7 in Brazil.Motorola is yet to officially announce the launch date of the phones but considering the invite looks pretty legit we can expect the phones to go official on the slated date. Another rumour that leaked on late on Monday night suggests that the Moto G7 series will hit the Indian shores before March. Ye again, Motorola India is yet to confirm these details.Sadly, the invite doesn’t mention any information about the upcoming Motorola phones. But renders and leaks showing all the Moto G7 phones have been circulating on the internet for quite some time now. Some new renders of the Moto G7 have leaked showing off the phone from all angles.The renders leaked by Android Pure website suggests that the Moto G7 will come with a waterdrop notch on the from and much slimmer bezels compared to the Moto G6. The chin on the phone, however, appears to be slightly thicker than the other three sides. The chin also sports the Motorola brand logo. One good news is Motorola doesn’t plan to ditch the 3,5mm headphone jack like other companies.advertisementOn the rear panel, the renders show the Moto G7 will dual cameras paired with a flash for better photo capture in low-light situations. The two cameras and the flash is equipped inside a circular section. The two cameras sit inside the circular in a horizontal fashion followed by the flash. Below the dual camera setup, the renders show a circular fingerprint sensor which the usual Motorola logo on top of it. This might disappoint a few considering Moto G7 is still opting for physical fingerprint sensor and trying out their hands on in-display sensors like other brands.Moto G7 full specs sheet leakedAlongside the renders the full specs of the Moto have also been revealed. According to the leaked specs sheet, the Moto G7 will come with a 6.24-inches Full HD+ display and will be powered by Snapdragon 632 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The phone is said to come packed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded 256GB via microSD card. On the software front the Moto G7 is said to launch running on Android 9 Pie. Good job there Motorola.The leaked specs sheet further reveals that the Moto G7 will include two cameras on the back panel and single sensor on the front. One the rear the Moto G7 is expected to include a primary sensor of 12MP with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary sensor of 5MP with f/2.2 aperture. On the front th phone is said to sport an 8MP selfie shooter with an f/2.2 aperture. The phone will be backed by a 3,000 mAh battery with TurboPower charging support, the specs sheet reveals.ALSO READ | This is the 2019 Moto G7 series: Full specifications and live pictures leakALSO READ | Moto G7 and G7 Power may come to India before March-endlast_img read more

Mohawk ironworkers remembered during New York ceremony to mark anniversary of 911

first_imgLindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsMany Mohawk ironworkers helped raise the original World Trade Centre Towers in New York City.In 2001, they were also there to help clean up the remnants after the 9/11 attacks.For some, that clean up has come at a great cost to their health.lrichardson@aptn.ca@sentimtllast_img

TSX continues rally Wednesday as US markets fall

TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange enjoyed its third consecutive advance Wednesday, apparently indifferent to renewed fears of a debt default by Greece and the possibility of rising interest rates in the U.S. that sent markets elsewhere tumbling.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 42.60 points at 14,947.51, after rising about 250 points over the previous two days.The loonie was down 0.43 of a U.S. cent at 80.65 cents.On commodity markets, the August crude oil contract closed down 74 cents at US$60.27 a barrel, while August gold lost $3.70 to US$1,172.90 an ounce.In New York, two days of advances came to an end as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 178.00 points Wednesday to 17,966.07, while the Nasdaq dropped 37.68 points to 5,122.41 and the S&P 500 gave back 15.62 points to 2,108.58.Norman Raschkowan, senior partner at Sage Road Advisors, noted that the TSX has been a bit of a “laggard” in recent weeks compared with U.S. markets, which have recently tested and even set new record highs.“So I think part of what’s happening is you’ve got a bit of a pullback in New York because some of the enthusiasm has waned and Canada, perhaps, has been benefiting from a bit of a catch-up.”“Then you’ve got news in a couple of particular securities, such as Rogers, which is a reasonably important security in the index, and so that has helped as well.”Shares in Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B), which announced a $465-million deal to buy small wireless company Mobility, were up 76 cents or 1.78 per cent at $43.35.In New York, the downward move came amid renewed hints from the U.S. Federal Reserve of not one but possibly two hikes this year to its historically low policy rate that has helped sustain markets since the Great Recession.Reserve governor Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he expected the U.S. central bank to begin raising its benchmark interest rate in September, with a second rate hike coming in December.Expectations of a Fed increase got a further boost Wednesday when the U.S. Commerce Department released a report showing the American economy contracted less than thought in the first quarter — 0.2 per cent versus 0.7 in its previous report.As well, traders were put off by news from Europe indicating that Greece and its creditors remain farther apart on a deal than was believed earlier this week amid optimistic statements from both sides. Failure of the talks could lead to a debt default by Greece by the end of the month.Still, that’s one bit of uncertainty troubling the markets that Raschkowan believes is going to get resolved fairly soon, one way or another.“I would expect that they will reach some sort of accommodation which allows Greece to postpone its sort of day of reckoning again,” Raschkowan said. “It’s possible they won’t but I suspect that’s the preferred outcome for both sides of the discussions.” read more

Scotland police to extend training project with Sri Lanka despite concerns

The Scotland police is seeking to extend a controversial training project with Sri Lankan police despite new evidence of the force’s involvement in torture, The Ferret reported.Police Scotland had a contract that expired at the end of March this year to train Sri Lankan police officers and develop “ethical leadership” at its National Police Academy. Methods of torture included beatings, burning, rape and other forms of sexual violence, asphyxiation, electric shocks, mock executions, and stabbings.FfT’s Tainted Peace report said detention conditions are dreadful in Sri Lanka, with many detainees held in darkness and deprived of adequate food and water. Seventy per cent of people were held in solitary confinement.Regarding torture by the state, it added: “The high prevalence of burning with cigarettes or heated pieces of metal could reflect a policy of branding, not only to inflict long term psychological and physical damage, but to ensure that the individual is easily identifiable in future as having been of adverse interest to the authorities.” However, a new report from Freedom from Torture revealed that last year 17 Sri Lankan asylum seekers – including a child – who were tortured after President Maithripala Sirisena’s election in January 2015 were referred to the charity. FfT’s report said police were among state actors alleged to have tortured people, prompting fresh concerns over the efficacy of Police Scotland’s training project.Both FfT and Amnesty International have called for an immediate end to torture by the Sri Lankan regime and greater scrutiny of the programme which was funded by the British High Commission. The project proved highly controversial at the outset in 2012 due to Sri Lanka’s appalling human rights record but Police Scotland defended the new relationship at the time, arguing that it was aiming to improve the human rights situation. “They have reported torture by a range of state actors, including the Criminal Investigation Department, the Terrorism Investigation Department, the police, “security” and the army.” FfT said that in 2015 – for the fourth year running – Sri Lanka was the top country of origin for people referred to its services.A spokeswoman added: “Freedom from Torture’s report, Tainted Peace, published in August 2015, reported on 148 Sri Lankan cases forensically documented by its Medical Legal Service between May 2009 and August 2014.”“Since then the charity has completed medico legal reports (MLRs) on a further 100 cases. In addition, Freedom from Torture has received 17 referrals, to either its Medico-Legal Service or its therapeutic treatment services, for people – including a child in one case – tortured after President Sirisena’s election in January 2015.” People were slapped, punched or trampled on their heads, hands, feet, genitals and abdomen. Many reported losing consciousness – and coming around only to be tortured again.Some of those who were subjected to water boarding or suffocated with the fumes of burning chillies or petrol said it was the worst form of torture they endured. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Kenya urged to reconsider measure ordering all refugees back to camps –

“All communities are affected by insecurity, and scapegoating refugees is not an answer. Blanket implementation of encampment measures is arbitrary and unreasonable, and carries a threat to human dignity,” Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters at a press briefing in Geneva today.On Tuesday, the Kenyan Government announced its ruling that the registered refugees must move from cities to either sprawling Dadaab camp, home to over 400,000 mainly Somali refugees, or to Kakuma, a vast settlement in Kenya’s western desert region that is home to more than 125,000 refugees from South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia, among other countries.According media reports, Kenyan authorities issued the order restricting the refugees to the two camps, following a deadly attack last weekend by unknown gunmen near the port city of Mombasa.Urging the Kenyan Government to reconsider the measures, Mr. Edwards said that while UNHCR understood the need to address security concerns and strengthen law enforcement, blanket measures which targeted people based on nationality or belonging to a group were discriminatory and usually ineffective, and were creating suffering for innocent people. “Refugees are as much at risk from insecurity as the wider population,” he said, calling for a solution that is sensitive to protection needs.“We are in close contact with the Government to see how its security concerns can be addressed in accordance with international legal norms and practices,” he said, adding that Kenya has a long history of hosting many thousands of refugees, and the current refugee population in the country amounted to over 550,000 people, of whom about 430,000 are from Somalia. read more

Commissioning of new Mothae diamond mine commences in Lesotho despite the snow

first_imgThe commissioning phase has commenced at Lucapa Diamond Co’s second high-quality diamond mine, the 1.1 Mt/y Mothae kimberlite project in Lesotho. First commercial diamond recoveries from Mothae should be in early November. Already some 4,100 ct of diamonds have been recovered from pre-production bulk sampling by Lucapa, including Specials of up to 89 ct.The mine is owned 70% by Lucapa and 30% by the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho (GoL). First commercial diamond recoveries in early November 2018 will complement production from the high-quality Lulo alluvial diamond mine operated by Lucapa in Angola.Production from the 1.1 Mt/y Mothae treatment plant, which incorporates two XRT diamond recovery circuits, will be ramped up to its nameplate capacity throughout the December Quarter.As the picture shows, commissioning has commenced despite the challenges of the winter snowfalls in the Maluti Mountains – an altitude > 3,000 m.The commencement of production from the new diamond treatment plant will see bulk sampling operations concluded at Mothae, with the staff now transitioning to the commercial diamond plant.More than 4,100 carats of diamonds have been recovered from the bulk sampling of areas within the Mothae kimberlite pipe which had not previously been tested (and thus not included in the Mothae JORC resource), or had been inadequately tested during the previous trial mining phase2. These included Specials (large diamonds >10.8 ct) of up to 89 ct.As announced in September 2018, the first parcel of ~2,500 of the Mothae bulk sampling diamonds was exported to Antwerp. Lucapa plans to export the remainder of the bulk sampling diamonds to Antwerp, ahead of the first scheduled sale in Q4.The recovery of these large diamonds from the bulk sampling program conducted by Lucapa at Mothae is consistent with the recoveries made during trial mining operations conducted between 2008 and 20122.Approximately 23,400 ct of diamonds were recovered during the trial mining phase, including Specials of up to 254 ct (boart) and 96 individual stones weighing more than 10 ct. Certain of these trial mining diamonds achieved sale prices of up to $57,000/ct.Mothae is located within 5 km of Gem Diamonds’ Letseng mine, which produces the world’s highest average US$ per carat kimberlite diamond production.last_img read more

Milorad Krivokapic to Tatabanya

← Previous Story WWCH 2013 OPEN: Serbia wins thriller against Japan! Next Story → WWCH 2013: Round 1 from Belgrade to Novi Sad Milorad Krivokapic Ex-Hungarian NT right back Milorad Krivokapic (33) is back to Hungary (Tatabanya), where he already played for Debrecin and Pick Szeged. Experienced right back has played in Asia during Champions League after he decided to went back to Europe. Krivokapic has also played in Slovenia for RK Cimos Koper until that team didn’t dissapeared due financial problems.His proffesional start is connected with Serbian RK Jugovic Kac, where he began to play in generation of Arpad Sterbik… read more

TV Wrap Drenching of coverage in curious jargon among Schmidts legacies in

first_img By Gavin Cooney Short URL Image: Virgin Media Twitter Updated Mar 11th 2019, 8:22 PM DECADES AGO, WHEN the GAA was still in the throes of its ban on foreign sports, a Longford delegate to Central Council growled discontent at the fact his county didn’t get a mention in that year’s GAA annual.When told that his county were merely the victims of limited space, the delegate replied sourly that they had “found space for a bloody rugby commentator”, in reference to an article written in Irish by Brendán O hEithir.O hEithir’s varied life took him from the Aran Islands to the centre of public life in Ireland, and he became known as a poet, author, Irish Times columnist and, very briefly, the aforementioned rugby commentator.Although primarily a GAA man, he spent a short part of his life delivering Irish-language commentaries on rugby internationals. As he wrote in Over the Bar, he found the gig difficult: a “challenge to find simple forms of speech to describe any activity which was neither discussed nor written about in Irish.”His protruding memory of it all was seeing the Irish players’ feeble gesticulations in response to Noel Murphy’s being knocked out by Wales’ Brian Price, thinking to himself what would have happened had Price embroiled himself with the “Buffers Alley hurlers”, who would no doubt have “hurled the jock-straps off those Welsh hoors all the way to Holyhead.”If O hEithir struggled to penetrate the singular vocabulary of rugby union half a century ago, were he confronted with the lexicon of today’s game he might well have quit before ever he had to consider the distance to Holyhead.While Virgin Media’s coverage of Ireland v France last Sunday ruminated on Joe Schmidt’s legacy – “I hugely respect him…even though they have been out of form for a few weeks, that will have nothing to do with the legacy he will leave” declared Matt Williams – their broadcast exhibited one of strand of that legacy: the extent of the change in how rugby is talked about on television. Joe Schmidt is interviewed by Virgin Media after Sunday’s game. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOVirtually all rugby coverage has, in the last few years, been drenched by curious words and phrases largely singular to the game.Following Matt Williams’ introduction of the “corridor of power” a couple of weeks ago, Sunday brought us Shane Jennings talking us through some Irish players “on the latch” and Shane Horgan talking urgently about something called “pendulum” defence.That studios are now flooded with Schmidt’s retired players, and given that the novelist Julian Barnes wrote that we only need 15 minutes on a phone with a solicitor to find ourselves talking like one, it is understandable that men who worked with the Irish coach for years should absorb some of his precise phrasing.In fairness to Virgin’s coverage, host Joe Molloy does a good job of cutting through the jargon and they also did a lengthy feature on body language – a topic on which we can all confidently declare ourselves experts.TW Wrap can only lament that these players-turned-pundits didn’t soak up some of Eddie O’Sullivan’s unique phraseology, responsible as he is for aphorisms like “as useful as a trapdoor in a canoe” and “Peter Stringer might as well be looking for a Mars bar in a bucket of shit.”If O’ hEithir was working in rugby today, he would also be robbed of the comfort in finding refuge in one of the game’s great clichés: the essential unpredictability of the French.  Not that this is Schmidt’s fault. The sad diminishing of the French rugby team over the last six years means they have made themselves a stilted, denuded and lamentably predictable thing.Thus the only unpredictability on Sunday last came from the Irish weather, with Virgin Media dispatching David Wallace pitchside during a thunderous downpour as CNN might a reporter during some disastrous weather event in Florida.Minutes later, the studio was bathed in rich sunlight.Some things never change.Rio is shown PSG Last week also brought another Irish team into a French tangle, with Manchester United shocking Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.BT Sport presaged the game with a documentary called Rio Meets PSG, in which Rio Ferdinand travelled to Paris to get an exclusive, all-access look at the French champions.Rio spoke of his fascination with it all, intrigued as he was by the city and the “project.”He spoke to manager Thomas Tuchel -”not a dictator”, in the presenter’s opinion – and veteran players Dani Alves and Gigi Buffon, attempting to probe to the heart of why these legends of the game were tempted to spend their gloamy twilights at what is effectively a start-up.That they are being paid fantastical amounts of money didn’t come up, oddly.Rio also explored the commercial aspect of it all, fascinated as he was by their exclusive partnership with Nike Air Jordan; kits he testified as being “pwapah fashonistas.” Rio Ferdinand takes a browse through PSG’s club store. Source: BT Sport YouTubeRio has his own clothing line, so he was naturally enthused as he was guided around the club store, cooing “this is me” when he set eyes on a top that he was then told was worn by “Will Smith.This part of the documentary became little more than a man indulging his narrow interests; like a sausage magnate being led down the Tesco Finest aisle and being dazzled by all that was possible for the humble sausage.Not that Rio Meets PSG worried about how the sausage is made.“They have positioned them so well, commercially” testified Rio. “It’s a great story.”Rio decided against discussing why all this was happening in the first place, of why PSG are so eager to “become one of the biggest sports brands in the world.”He elected to ignore the ambient rattle of the laundry through which the Qatari owners were giving their image a good rinsing; spending hundreds of millions of euro to angle the mirror westward and away from the ugly reflection of their repressive kafala work system which – in the recent opinion of Amnesty International – they have failed to reform in spite of promises to do so, preferring to use the PSG “lifestyle” to puff up their image to the rest of the world.Instead, Rio celebrated the “lifestyle” that PSG are selling, of how they want to “celebrate being a trendsetter in football culture.”So we return to the ancient question that has become redundant in rugby: which French team is going to turn up?Sometimes, it’s just the one they want you to see.SNL does EPLTalking of organisations filled with oodles of exceptional individual talent unable to produce anything of substance collectively, Saturday Night Live recently tried its hand at a parody of English football.Best of luck making it all of the way through this. Monday 11 Mar 2019, 8:22 PM Share2 Tweet Email https://the42.ie/4535159 Subscribe 40,589 Views center_img Mar 11th 2019, 3:46 PM Virgin Media’s coverage of Ireland’s Six Nations win over France. 21 Comments Virgin Media’s coverage of Ireland’s Six Nations win over France. Image: Virgin Media Twitter Source: Saturday Night Live/YouTube- First published at 16.20Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: TV Wrap: Drenching of coverage in curious jargon among Schmidt’s legacies in Irish rugby Elsewhere, Rio Ferdinand met PSG and Saturday Night Live disgraced themselves with a parody of the Premier League. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

John OShea announces retirement from professional football on 38th birthday

first_img Share31 Tweet Email John O’Shea announces retirement from professional football on 38th birthday The 118-time capped Ireland defender will bow out after Reading’s game against Birmingham this Sunday. Short URL Huge game, huge goal! ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/20J7MyZLFM— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 30, 2019 36 Comments Tuesday 30 Apr 2019, 3:00 PM Source: Manchester United/Twitter JOHN O’SHEA WILL bring the curtain down on a decorated club and international career this Sunday when Reading play the final game of their Championship season. The 118-time capped Ireland defender has today announced, on his 38th birthday, that he is to retire from professional football this weekend. Apr 30th 2019, 2:13 PM center_img https://the42.ie/4612690 By Ryan Bailey O’Shea signed a one-year deal with Reading last summer. Source: Isabel InfantesIt will mark the end of an illustrious 20-year career in the professional game for the Waterford native, who came up through Manchester United’s academy to play more than 250 games for the club.During his time at Old Trafford, O’Shea was part of five Premier League-winning sides, while also helping United to an FA Cup, two League Cups, four Community Shields and, in 2008, the Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup.“Everybody at the club would like to wish ‘Sheasy’ the very best in his retirement,” a Manchester United statement read.O’Shea went on to spend seven years with Sunderland and, most recently, has been on the books at Reading, making eight first-team appearances for the Royals this season.The 38-year-old, one of just six senior men’s players to reach 100 caps for Ireland, bowed out of the international game against USA last June, having made his first appearance for the Boys in Green against Croatia back in 2001.  O’Shea represented Ireland in two tournaments — Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 — and was named FAI Senior International Player of the Year in 2014, the same year he grabbed a memorable late equaliser as Ireland drew 1-1 away to reigning world champions Germany. O’Shea won five Premier League titles with United. Source: PA Archive/PA Images“‘Sheasy’ will be fondly remembered by all United fans for some magical moments during his illustrious career,” the United statement continued.“A barnstorming performance at full-back against Newcastle United helped spawn the ‘When Johnny goes marching down the wing’ chant and who can forget his dramatic late winner at Anfield in 2007? The goal was a key one en route to winning another title and came in front of the Kop.“He also scored a majestic chip in a famous 4-2 win at rivals Arsenal in 2005, the winner in the home leg of the Champions League semi-final against the Gunners four years later, and managed to nutmeg Real Madrid star Luis Figo at Old Trafford in 2003.”  Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Subscribe Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 27,115 Views last_img read more

State Democrats investigate campaign leader

first_imgSEATTLE — The executive director of the Democrat’s state Senate campaign committee is being investigated after indications that he made improper expenditures using the group’s money, lawmakers said Saturday.In a conference call with reporters, the senators said an investigation was launched this week on how Michael King handled certain campaign expenses.The Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the state senate, hired the Pacifica Law Group to spearhead the probe. They have also been in consultation with the King County’s Prosecutor’s office and the Seattle police department.Pacifica attorney Paul Lawrence says no charges have been filed.An email and phone call to King was not returned Saturday.King has checked into a local area medical facility to seek treatment for personal problems, his attorney Lyle Tenpenny said.“He intends to cooperate with the investigation and looks forward to doing so after receiving this much-needed treatment. This is a very difficult time for him and his family and for now, he must focus on getting well,” Tenpenny said.The alleged improper use of money was revealed after the committee’s staffer in charge of tracking expenses had concerns about excessive reimbursements, such as paying for polling after the November elections last year.The group is chaired by state Sens. David Frockt, Sharon Nelson and Ed Murray — all of Seattle. All talked to reporters on Saturday.“This is a tragedy,” Murray said. “When he was hired before we came on, he was well respected for political skills and well liked.”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Sales Representative at VeritivFull-Time Indigo Digital Press Operator at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Sales Manager at Wesco InternationalPart-Time Babysitter For 2 Wilmington ChildrenFull-Time Technical Writer at SymboticPart-Time Team Member at SaversFull-Time Store Manager at SaversFull-Time Electrical Apprentice at Integrity Electrical ServicesFull-Time Special Education Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolPart-Time/Full-Time Crew Member & Shift Leaders at Dunkin Donuts(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Low prices put Toshiba in a tough spot over 7 billion US

first_imgJapan’s Toshiba, struggling with a major accounting scandal, is trying to sell down a $7.4 billion commitment to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), which it signed two years ago as part of a plan to sweeten sales of turbines for power plants.A plunge in Asian gas prices means an expected U.S. export bonanza has fizzled out before it even started, and has left the giant conglomerate potentially exposed to LNG processing fees of up to $370 million a year.Toshiba confirmed in an interview that it is looking to cut its commitment in the early years of the 20-year contract, but declined to comment on cost.”We have to admit the competitiveness of (U.S.) LNG is getting weaker compared to JCC prices,” said Akira Nakatani, a manager in Toshiba’s LNG group, referring to the typical price mechanism for long-term supplies to Japan.In recent weeks, Toshiba has held talks with oil and gas majors, utilities, trading houses and other potential LNG buyers to try to offload its commitments, according to six industry sources. Nakatani declined to comment on the names of possible buyers.Other Asian buyers are also trying to reduce their exposure to long-term LNG import obligations, as their demand wanes along with stalling economic growth and as excess supplies become available cheaply on the spot market.Toshiba has an operating loss following a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, and may find it difficult to exit its commitment, say industry experts.The issue stems from a 2013 decision to buy the right to liquefy 2.2 million tonnes of LNG annually from 2019 from the proposed Freeport LNG export plant in Texas.The purchase of the so-called tolling agreement by an electronics conglomerate that makes everything from computers to vacuum cleaners stunned the market.”It was like Sony buying LNG,” said Tom O’Sullivan, an independent energy consultant and former investment banker with many years experience in Japan.Toshiba’s plan was to pitch LNG supplies as a sweetener to likely Asian buyers of its electricity turbines used in combined cycle gas-fired power plants, said Nakatani.Turbines are part of Toshiba’s energy and infrastructure division, which accounted for $17 billion of net sales in the last fiscal year, about 30 percent of the company’s total.However, the company has yet to sign any firm contracts to supply turbines, and is aiming to sell the rights for liquefied gas on a short-term or spot basis, at least in the early phase of the plan, he said.Nakatani said Toshiba is in talks with potential buyers of both turbines and gas and expects to sign firm agreements later this year or next year.The company expects to have long-term supply contracts from 2020 or 2021, he said, and remained confident of its long-term strategy.Toshiba’s tolling deal with Freeport requires it to pay liquefaction plant fees even if it does not use the facility to produce its share of LNG.It exposes Toshiba to $7.4 billion in liquefaction charges over 20 years, according to Reuters calculations based on a tolling fee of $3.25 per million British thermal units (mmBtu). This is the midpoint of a Wood Mackenzie estimate that Freeport is charging between $3.00 and $3.50 per mmBtu.Nakatani would not comment on the tolling fee, and Freeport declined to comment.As potential profits from shipping U.S. gas to Asia are eroded, Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co has agreed to a swap arrangement with France’s Engie to reduce shipping costs, and Osaka Gas has sold some Freeport LNG to Germany’s.”There are a number of players trying to sell out of their U.S. positions,” said an industry source with knowledge of U.S. LNG resale efforts.”Anyone who has not sold them yet will find it hard to do. U.S. LNG is out-of-the-money given recent market conditions and things are projected to get even worse over the next two years.”last_img read more

Airlines concerned over proposed global aviation tax

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/24863/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=132&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=ada84479″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> A number of the world’s leading airlines are concerned that the Copenhagen Summit will back a global aviation tax to help poorer nations combat climate change. Although it is unlikely that detailed funding decisions will be finalised at the summit, several aviation tax options have remained in the official negotiating text. One is for a levy on all airfares except flights to or from poorer nations, and another is “in the order of $4 to $5 per international airline ticket”. “We certainly don’t want a levy, although unfortunately there’s some risk that that could occur in Copenhagen,” Andy Kershaw, British Airways manager of environment policy, told an Institute of Economic Affairs conference in London last week. Steve Ridgway, chief executive, Virgin Atlantic told the Financial Times, “We would hope that the politicians would recognise the limitations to any global aviation tax. “Any carbon tax or levy is a blunt instrument which won’t necessarily deliver any climate change benefit.”US airlines have called on Todd Stern, US special envoy for climate change to dismiss what the Air Transport Association of America calls “an exorbitant tax to fund climate change adaptation measures in developing countries”. This is a reference to the “international air passenger adaptation levy” proposed on behalf of several countries by the Maldives. Leaders in this area have proposed this levy as they fear their Indian Ocean islands will be submerged by rising sea levels unless radical adaptation steps are taken. Backed by other developing nations, the levy is projected to initially raise up to $10bn annually to help poorer countries deal with climate change.Finding the resources to help developing countries tackle global warming has been a critical part of teh Copenhagen talks.last_img read more

American and Japan share to offer more

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P American Airlines and Japan Airlines have announced the joint operation of JAL’s Sakura Lounge at Honolulu International Airport, for their premium customers.The shared lounge at Honolulu International Airport is the carriers’ first joint lounge since gaining antitrust immunity and becoming partners in a transpacific joint business in 2010.American Airlines president Nancy Knipp said the arrangement to share lounges indicates the airlines strong commitment to working together to offer improved services to their passengers.”The lounge supports our efforts to provide more seamless service and a consistent lounge experience for our Admirals Club customers.” Ms Knipp said.The Admirals Club, ‘Sakura Lounge’ covers over 7,000 square feet and is located on the third level of the overseas terminal, close to the American Airlines ticket counter, gates and security checkpoint. Members of the Club can enjoy lights snacks and refreshments whilst relaxing in the ample seating provided or take a stroll through its cultural garden and take in views of its fishponds.Guests can also enjoy a massage on a complimentary programmable massage lounge or make use of two internet-ready computers available within the business area and complimentary WIFI, which is available to all guests.Japan Airlines vice president of product and service development Takahisa Hatakeyama, welcomed American Airlines customers to the Sakura Lounges many services and amenities.  “This cooperation is yet another example of how our joint business continues to bring greater benefits to our customers,” Takahisa Hatakeyama said.To celebrate the co-location between airlines, American Airlines is offering a US$50 discount on new Admiral Club memberships or US$25 off an annual renewal membership when purchased at the Honolulu Lounge.last_img read more

Travelling guide to the city of New Orleans in Louisiana

first_imgNew Orleans is the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana in United States. The city is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.Source: Expedialast_img

Go back to the enewsletter Thai Airways Internati

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThai Airways International has received three Skytrax 2018 World Airline Awards as the World’s Best Economy Class, World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa, and Best Economy Class Onboard Catering.It is the second consecutive year that Thai has taken the awards for World’s Best Economy Class and Best Economy Class Onboard Catering, and the fourth for World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa serving Business Class and First Class passengers.Thai Airways also ranked as one of the top 10 World’s Best Airlines, as well as winning Skytrax Awards for Best Cabin Crew in Thailand and Best Economy Class in Asia.The World Airline Awards – sometimes dubbed “the Oscars of the aviation industry” – are the results of the annual Skytrax survey, launched in 1999 as the first worldwide independent airline customer satisfaction survey. This year’s survey involved 20.36 million participants and 335 airlines. The Skytrax survey evaluates product standards and airline services on all aspects of service-related excellence, beginning when passengers enter the airport through to in-flight service, which includes check-in service, seat comfort and the passenger cabin, in-flight meals and beverages, cabin crew service and in-flight entertainment systems. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Related Which island are you Weve found the best

first_img RelatedWhich island are you? We’ve found the best islands for every type of travellerMaybe you’re up at 6am for a spot of yoga before hiking all day, or perhaps you just want to roll out of your beachside cabana straight onto a sunbed. Whatever your holiday style, we’ve found an island paradise made for you. For active adventurers – visit Tenerife, Canary Islands…Summer Deals Liverpool to Copenhagen – 20th to 23rd September Return flights from £252-star hotel from £68 per night Manchester to Gothenburg – 22nd to 29th September Return flights from £303-star hotel from £110 per night Southend to Venice – 2nd to 9th October Return flights from £143-star hotel from £38 per…7 unexpected countries with amazing beachesThink beach holidays and some destinations spring instantly to mind – but why stick to the obvious when there are plenty more surprising places just as capable of delivering the coastal dream? We’ve unearthed seven seaside treasures that might surprise you… 1. Japan – fly from £648 Photo credit: SamSpicer Looking… View SurveyReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Anastasiades to address Cyprus investment forum in New York

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades is due to attend, and deliver the key address at the Invest in Cyprus Forum in New York on March 22, it was announced on Monday.The event, organised by Capital Link features top government officials, business leaders and investors from Cyprus and the US. Also, addressing the forum will be the Cypriot minsters finance, transport and energy and Jonathan Cohen  Deputy Assistant Secretary European and Eurasian Affairs – US Department of State.The Forum aims to raise awareness of Cyprus as an investment and business destination among the US investment, financial and business communities. It will showcase the increasing importance of Cyprus as a regional maritime, logistics, energy and operational hub and highlight investment and business opportunities in these areas as well as in financial services, IT and tourism.Cyprus can be of significant value to companies which are using the United Kingdom as a gateway to the European Union and will thus be affected by Brexit,  organisers said.“It offers political stability, an efficient legal system, a competitive tax regime and a restructured and growth oriented economy. The banking system has been recapitalized and is governed by practices aligned with the EU legislation,” an announcement said.The conference will feature the developments and reforms in the Cypriot economy and the government’s programme for the economy and investments.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more