Bo battles former team, Olsen eyes rebound

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Far Eastern U and University of the East clash in the first game at 2 p.m. with coach Olsen Racela hoping to bounce back from a loss to La Salle, 95-90.“Of course when you lose, you look at the positives,” said Racela. “The second half was positive for us but if we play that way from the start I think the outcome will be better for us.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol wasn’t at Mall of Asia Arena last Saturday when Ateneo opened UAAP Season 80 with an impressive win over Adamson.But he got to watch Chiz Ikeh throw his weight around and carry Ateneo to a decisive victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Historic Ceres-Negros run ends Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES “I actually texted him (Ikeh) that I was really proud of him,” said Perasol, who handled the Eagles for three seasons up until 2015, Ikeh’s first season at Ateneo. “I was really proud of how he performed; not just him, but all those rookie guys when I was there.”Perasol battles his former wards when the Maroons and Eagles dispute the early lead at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIkeh had 18 points and 17 rebounds in an 85-65 victory over the Falcons Saturday. Thirdy Ravena, who played under Perasol during his rookie year, added 20 points and 10 rebounds.A day later, the Maroons subdued the University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, thanks to a triple from Paul Desiderio with 1.4 seconds remaining. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Olympic Weightlifters Didzbalis, Minasidis Fail Doping Test

first_imgBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The International Weightlifting Federation says Olympic medalist Aurimas Didzbalis has failed a doping test.The Lithuanian tested positive for the banned substance SARM S-22, which can help build muscle mass, at last month’s world championships in California, where he won silver in the 94-kilogram class.The IWF says three more lifters tested positive at the championships. They are silver medalist Romela Begaj of Albania, reigning European champion Dumitru Captari of Romania and Dimitris Minasidis of Cyprus.Last month’s world championships took place without nine of weightlifting’s top countries, including Russia, China and Turkey. They had been banned for repeated doping violations at previous Olympics.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


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Star NFL WR Has Brutally Honest Message For Tim Tebow

first_imgA closeup of Tim Tebow.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Former NFL quaterback Tim Tebow looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)A star NFL wide receiver had a brutally honest message for Tim Tebow in the wake of the ESPN analyst’s comments on student-athletes being able to make money while in college.Tebow, who starred collegiately at Florida, had a strong response to college athletes potentially getting paid during their time in school.“We’re changing it from us, from we, from my university, from being an alumni where I care, which makes college sports special, to then, it’s not about us. It’s not about we. It’s just about me,” Tebow said during ESPN’s First Take on Friday. “And yes I know we live in a selfish culture where it’s all about us, but we’re just adding and piling on to that, where it changes what’s special about college football.”Tebow said he knew that he could’ve made money off his jersey in college, but he didn’t want to, because that’s not what college is about..@TimTebow passionately expresses his thoughts on the California Senate passing a bill allowing student-athletes to have endorsements.— First Take (@FirstTake) September 13, 2019Former Oklahoma State and NFL star wide receiver Dez Bryant had a strong response to Tebow’s message.You trippin Tim Tebow— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 13, 2019Tim Tebow this is a learning session— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 13, 2019Tim Tebow look at this birth certificate….these are reasons why these athletes should be getting paid.. I walk and talk for the ones who look like me….— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 13, 2019Tebow is allowed to have his opinion on this matter, but he seems to be taking his individual experience growing up and while in college, and then applying it to every student-athlete.And, clearly, not everyone grew up the same way or had the same college experience as Tebow.If the NCAA can figure out a way to let student-athletes profit off their name and likeness, they should absolutely do that.last_img read more

No Trade Off Between Speed and Process – PM Holness

first_img Speaking at the official opening of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Head office in Jamaica yesterday (August 9), Prime Minister Holness said while the country grapples with the notion that the process of service must take time in order to be done properly, he argued that it must not be slow. Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stressed that there must be a speedier process of bureaucracy in Jamaica in keeping with Government policies and procedures.center_img Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stressed that there must be a speedier process of bureaucracy in Jamaica in keeping with Government policies and procedures.Speaking at the official opening of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Head office in Jamaica yesterday (August 9), Prime Minister Holness said while the country grapples with the notion that the process of service must take time in order to be done properly, he argued that it must not be slow.“Bureaucracy doesn’t mean slow, it doesn’t mean dense, it doesn’t mean pedantic. It means that you have to follow the process but also be quick about it, and it is also in following [the] process sometimes, that you can actually be quick because once you start to look at your processes and start to reengineer your processes for quick delivery for results that is when you’re going to see more buildings like this [IDB Head office] come in Kingston,” said Prime Minister Holness.Using the example of the professionalism and dedication of Jamaican and world record holder Usain Bolt as an example of speed while following the processes in his field to achievement, the Prime Minister said he took note of Jamaica’s ranking in the sub area of the ease of granting building construction and electrical permits in the Doing Business Report.“We are not pleased that we are 98 in the business of permitting for construction. We’re not pleased that we are 68 in the delivery of electricity to new applicants. We are absolutely not pleased that we are 130 in the ease of cross border trading. We are not pleased but we are very happy that we are number 5 for the ease of starting new business,” underscored Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness lauded the IDB for its contribution to Jamaica and the speed at which it took to complete its new building.“It is a great pleasure to be here at this opening and I want to say thanks to our friends at the IDB, during dark times, during difficult times and good times you have been there with us and we don’t forget that and we see this as a sign of confidence and we will continue to work together to make Jamaica the greatest country in the Caribbean,” said Prime Minister Holness.last_img read more


first_img Facebook Toronto – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) proudly announces an array of CFC alumni and residents who will be participating in the 43rd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF), which runs from September 6 to 16 in downtown Toronto. As actors, composers, directors, editors, producers, speakers and writers, their involvement ranges from presenting their films to pitching new projects. These alumni (shown below in bold) represent the breadth and dynamism of contemporary Canadian talent involved in many of the festival’s buzziest projects – a hallmark of the CFC’s role in contributing to the festival over the past 30 years.TIFF’s star-studded Special Presentations programme spotlights CFC alumni in these hotly anticipated features, all world premieres:Anthropence, the latest project by award-winning Canadian filmmaking team Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and and CFC alumnus Nicholas de Pencier, follows up their earlier Manufactured Landscapes with a new, sobering look at our destructive reengineering of the planet.The coming-of-age drama of a teenage boy, Giant Little Ones, is directed by Keith Behrman, also has Daniel Bekerman as executive producer, Lauren Grant as co-producer and Brendan Brady as line producer.Paula Devonshire is line producer on Neil Jordan’s anticipated psychological thriller, Greta, about a lonely, mysterious widow whose friendship with a naïve young woman takes on an increasingly sinister tones.Tickets will be hard to come by for The Grizzlies, directed by CFC alumna Miranda de Pencier, produced by alumnus/mentor, Damon D’Oliveira, and made in creative collaboration between de Pencier and Inuit producers Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Stacey Aglok MacDonald – the inspiring, true story shot on location in MacDonald’s community in Nunavut.Strike-it-rich drama The Hummingbird Project stars Anna Maguire in a tale of two scheming cousins who try to build a thousand-mile-long, four-inch-wide tunnel from Kansas to New Jersey that will give them a one-millisecond edge on transactions at the New York Stock Exchange.Patricia Rozema’s Mouthpiece features the talents of CFC producer alumni Brendan Brady and Jennifer Shin, as well as CFC mentor Christina Piovesan. The film adapts an award-winning two-hander about an aspiring writer attempting to reconcile her feminism with the conformist choices of her mother after her mother’s sudden death.Director Stella Meghie returns to the festival after her 2016 hit Jean of the Joneses with her follow-up feature, The Weekend, in which an acerbic comedian becomes romantically entangled with her ex, his new girlfriend and another guest on a weekend getaway.Through Black Spruce, directed by writer-director alumnus Don McKellar (who also was the recipient of our 2016 CFC Award for Creative Excellence) explores how a young Cree woman’s disappearance traumatizes her family and triggers events in both Toronto and the remote Northern Ontario community she fled years ago. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Nicholas de Pencier will also be speaking at the TIFF Industry Conference, a six-day event taking place from September 7 to 12, on the Foundations panel on post-production. The Foundations stream is designed for up-and-comers and explores all aspects of the business, from craft to distribution, with tangible tools for creative practitioners.TIFF Docs features Tiffany Beaudin’s editing on Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, the fascinating portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade for law and peace.In the exclusive Short Cuts programme, look for the highly anticipated directorial debut from editor Matthew Hannam, Paseo, a richly textured and eerie short film that traces the journey of an alienated woman visiting Barcelona. And kudos to 2018 Cineplex Entertainment Film Program producer Evren Boisjoli for his work on Fauve; set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.The Discovery series spotlights the future of world cinema and shines with CFC talent in two films. Clara, which Matt Lyon edited and for which Jonathan Kawchuk composed the music, chronicles an obsessive astronomer and his unconventional research partner searching for the existence of life on distant planets. Jasmin Mozaffari’s Firecrackers, which Simone Smith edited, Matt Code and Paul Barkin executive produced and for which Casey MQ composed music, tells the tale of two young women desperate to escape their repressive small town.CFC’s Andria Spring was a producer of the Midnight Madness’ Assassination Nation, a Salem-set thriller in which four young women are accused of hacking and publishing their community’s private information, launching a proverbial witch hunt with very real consequences.Photo credit: Mark Banks.From the 2017 CBC Actors Conservatory, Devery Jacobs is one the four Canadian TIFF Rising Stars, which features the talents and careers of Canada’s most gifted up-and-coming actors. Born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk territory, Jacobs is an actor and filmmaker who gave an award-winning performance in CFC Features’ RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS. Look for her in upcoming credits on the TV shows Cardinal, American Gods and alumni Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen’s The Order.The 20th edition of Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS is a hot-ticket industry event showcasing new voices in Canadian filmmaking. So it’s no surprise to see it well represented by CFC alumni on four of the six selected teams:Born out of their time working together in the 2017 Cineplex Entertainment Film Program, producer Alona Metzer, director Thyrone Tommy and writer Marni van Dyk are dream-teaming up for Learn to Swim. Here, a jazz musician tries to escape after a tragic and mysterious loss, only to find himself haunted by the painful truths of his past.Josh Epstein wrote and produced last year’s CFC Features film, TIFF hit and TIFF Top 10 selection ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL. He joins the team pitching Saint Joan’s Seven, in which a washed-up wrestler meets his toughest match when he’s forced to mentor the Saint Joan’s Seven — a class of misfit, juvenile delinquent girls with a knack for violence.The Incident Report features director Naomi Jaye. Mid-level librarian Miriam Gordon begins receiving a series of odd, increasingly hostile letters from a mysterious author who casts himself as Verdi’s tragic hunchback, Rigoletto, and Miriam as Gilda, his murdered daughter.Gharrett Paon and Bretten Hannam team up for Wildwood. This inspiring two-spirit coming-of-age drama focuses on a rebellious Mi’kmaw teenager who runs away from home to find his birth mother and reclaim his heritage.Earlier in July, TIFF announced new participants in their Share Her Journey Campaign, which includes several CFC alumnae: two of the campaign’s ambassadors are actor-producer Jennifer Podemski of Moccasin Flats and writer-director Molly McGlynn of Mary Goes Round (a film first developed in our Cineplex Entertainment Film Program’s Writers’ Lab); and writer Nikki Saltz has been named the inaugural Micki Moore Resident for her feature screenplay, Work It.CFC warmly congratulates all of our alumni participating in this year’s prestigious festival. We will celebrate their achievements in person at the CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser on September 9, 2018, on the CFC grounds from 12:30 to 3 p.m. CFC Founder and Chair Emeritus Norman Jewison and CFC CEO Slawko Klymkiw will host select Canadian and international onscreen talent as well as film, TV and digital media industry professionals at this popular annual fundraiser, which supports the development of Canada’s content creators and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based entertainment industries.SEE FURTHER INFORMATION ON ALL OF THESE ALUMNI FILMS AND EVENTS AT TIFF.NET.Join the ConversationTwitter: @cfccreatesFacebook: Canadian Film Centre (CFC)Instagram: cfccreatesAbout the CFCThe Canadian Film Centre (CFC), celebrating 30 years, is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace. Advertisementlast_img read more

Moroccan TV offends the nation with a sexually suggestive scene

Rabat – When American movies are aired on national TV channels across the Arab world, a few things are lost in translation. Any offensive language is bleeped and taken out from the subtitles.However, this week Morocco’s Aflam TV turned to the absurd, by pushing the envelope and broadcasting a less than conservative scene from the movie “Stateside,” leaving Moroccans a bit outraged.On Sunday around 8 pm local time, the state-owned channel aired a scene of two women having a provocative conversation with subtitles that translate into: “I wanted to suck his c***.” Mohamed Mouad Chahbane, a Moroccan interpreter, was shocked to see the scene with such a poor translation. He told Morocco World News that he took the snapshot to express his dissatisfaction with the low quality content aired by Aflam TV. “Aflam TV keeps airing this movie twice a week. This is not the only obscene scene. Don’t we have competent translator in Morocco?” he said.The image along with the subtitle went viral on Facebook in Morocco, sparking controversy among Moroccan social media users.Moroccans expressed their anger towards this lack of professionalism, saying the vulgar expression should have been cut from the movie.Morocco World News called Hicham Zerhouni a cultural expert and the Managing principal of TransCultures a U.S. based company with a presence in Morocco that provides media localizations for major film studios. Mr. Zerhouni said that “When a project is done without considering the local cultures of the viewing country, the result could be shocking at times. Subtitling requires a great cultural adaptation for the target market, and the TV channel has a legal and ethical responsibility to culturally review the content before airing in a particular market, especially if they buy a pre-translated content.”Youssef Assadi, a Moroccan journalist told Morocco World News that the airing of such a suggestive scene was a “serious delinquency.”“This is an unacceptable move from this state-owned channel and a transparent violation of the Moroccan audiovisual law,” he explained.“The channel is financed by the taxes Moroccans pay. The channel should have respected the characteristics of Morocco’s conservative society,” he concluded.This is not the first time a Moroccan TV channel causes outrage over airing suggestive scenes. Earlier in June, Morocco’s 2M channel came under fire for broadcasting U.S. singer Jennifer Lopez’s concert, during which Lopez and her crew danced ‘suggestively’ on stage.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Kosovo top UN envoy calls for end to misinformation that could stoke

With ethnically motivated crimes actually declining in Kosovo, the top United Nations envoy there today called for an end to the spread of misinformation about the security of Serbs in the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the UN has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses in ethnic fighting.Such actions threaten to aggravate inter-ethnic tensions at a time when the first direct talks are underway to determine the final status of the province, where ethnic Albanians outnumber all others communities by 9 to 1. “I have noted with concern periodic statements from certain quarters that risk creating a climate of fear and insecurity among the Kosovo Serbs,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Søren Jessen-Petersen said. “All too often ethnic motive is alleged for crimes merely because the victims happen to be from the Kosovo Serb community. “Whereas we always deplore any attack on any citizen, statements of misleading nature are not helpful and are in fact contrary to the interests of the Kosovo Serbs. This kind of misinformation not only erodes their confidence level, but has a cascading negative impact on inter-ethnic relations,” Mr. Jessen-Petersen added.Crime statistics for the first quarter of this year reveal a marked decline in crimes where the possibility of an ethnic motive has not yet been ruled out. As compared to 72 incidents recorded during January to March 2005, there were only 19 such incidents during the same period this year. Of these, 12 involved Kosovo Serb victims, six Kosovo Albanians and one a Kosovo Croatian. The UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has been seeking to foster communal harmony and promote the return of Serbs who fled ever since it took over the administration of the province after the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) military intervention in 1999. In view of continuing perceptions of insecurity among the Kosovo Serbs, Mr. Jessen-Petersen has called for increased international police deployment in minority areas to support the local police efforts to prevent incidents and help increase community confidence, UNMIK said today.The issue has taken on added significance now as the various parties continue direct talks under UN sponsorship in Vienna to decide the future status of Kosovo. Independence and autonomy are among options that have been mentioned. Serbia rejects independence and Kosovo’s Serbs have been boycotting the province’s provisional institutions. So far the talks have only dealt with issues of decentralization and significant differences have emerged over number and extent of new municipalities to be created with a Kosovo-Serb majority. read more

This Weeks Best YouTube Videos Brick Thieves Ringing in the New Year

first_img‘Happy Feet’ Penguin Spotted In Real Life (VIDEO) The mustache of our primary character here is more than enough reason to watch this video. I mean really, I don’t think I could pull that off. Still, this 2 minute video is a great stop-motion tribute to all things Lego, and if you had Lego bricks as a child  (or as an adult) you’ll appreciate it. The music is whimsical, the stop-moiton effects are fun to watch, and before you know it the song will be in your head and there’ll be a smile on your face. When it snowed across North America a couple of weeks ago, it’s natural to expect that people would run out, grab some sleds or other flat objects they could ride on top of, and hit the slopes. It’s also natural to expect some loving pet owners would take their companions with them to play in the snow. What isn’t quite as natural is this dog who very well may be brighter than his or her owner, or at least more opportunistic. London Fireworks on New Year’s Day 2011 – New Year Live – BBC One Homeless Man, Golden Voice It’s the first weekend of the new year, and some of the best videos on YouTube this week had to do with the New Year – celebrations around the world, festivities near and far, and in particular the fireworks display in the skies over London were particularly amazing – they give new (or perhaps restore) meaning to the word “epic.” Aside from ringing in the New Year, this week saw the release of a fantastic short film all about Lego, a dog that wasn’t about to waste an opportunity to go sledding, and a very happy penguin. Thank goodness for the Brits. Seriously, while mot of us had piddly little 5 minute fireworks displays to celebrate the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 with, in London they went all out with the 10 minute display of dazzling lights and sounds, complete with beautiful explosions towering over the city to a pretty awesome soundtrack.If you stayed in on New Years Eve and watched the ball drop on television or fell asleep before midnight, you owe it to yourself to make up for it by watching this through to the end. The Brick Thief: A LEGO Short Film Originally spotted over at The Huffington Post, this…is a very happy penguin. Very very happy. And while he’s certainly adorable and the video is pretty old, it’s managed to rack up over 600,000 views in the past week because everyone’s got a soft spot for dancing penguins, myself included. Even so, the best thing about the video may not be the penguin himself, but the “what is even happening” looks everyone else has on their little beaked faces. Relax guys, he’s just getting his groove on. Ted Williams has an amazing voice – something out of old time radio days, or movie ads on television.  His voice is so distinctive that he’s been offered several jobs, interviewed by multiple national TV networks, and videos of him speaking have gone viral on the internet. All of this wouldn’t be quite so remarkable if you didn’t realize that Ted Williams is homeless and was struggling to get by before videos of him appeared on the Web. In this CBS interview, Williams tells his incredible story – it’s a heartwarming tale. Dog Sled (Cute Win or Fail?)last_img read more

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW

first_img Short URL Friday 22 Feb 2019, 11:31 AM THE TAXI APP Mytaxi is to change its name to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year.The company emailed its customers today, informing them of the change. Mytaxi was called Hailo, and rebranded in 2017, spending €5 million on a huge ad campaign.In a statement to customers, Mytaxi/FREE NOW said:“The most important thing to remember is that there will be no change to the mytaxi service and app. We’ll still have the same app, the same local team and the same 5-star drivers – just with a new name later this year.”It said that the change was due to a merger between its majority shareholder Daimler and BMW. SHARE NOW, REACH NOW, PARK NOW and CHARGE NOW are also a part of the “new brand family”, but none of these companies currently operate in Ireland.The company has included an FAQs section here to help answer its customers queries. Feb 22nd 2019, 11:31 AM 54,878 Views Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW The taxi app formerly known as Hailo, currently called Mytaxi, is to rebrand to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year. Share29 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Gráinne Ní Aodha Source: mytaxi Ireland/Twitter We’ve exciting news 😍 We’re joining a new mobility brand family. This means we’re getting a new name and look, and will be changing our name to FREE NOW later this year. Check out more info #FREENOW— mytaxi Ireland (@mytaxi_ie) February 22, 2019 80 Comments last_img read more

Messi will play against Roma

Messi will play against Roma

first_imgLionel Messi appeared in the last match against Sevilla just as a substitute as he scored a late equalizer to gain a 2-2 draw – and the coach revealed that he is ready to play a full game against AS Roma.Ernesto Valverde and his Barcelona are currently preparing for the Champions League clash against AS Roma and it will be a huge boost for them to know that their key player is ready to start.The former Bilbao coach spoke about Messi’s fitness as he said, according to Calcio Mercato:Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Messi remained on the sidelines for the last two weeks, I started from the bench because he is not 100% fit and we wanted to avoid any complication for him.”“I am sure he will be eligible to play against Roma, let’s see how he will react but I think he will react well.”“Every team is different if Messi plays, it’s not only at Barcelona. I don’t want to make any reference with what has recently happened.”last_img read more

Rivaldos warning for Barcelona over Lionel Messi

Rivaldos warning for Barcelona over Lionel Messi

first_imgBrazil great Rivaldo gave former club Barcelona a warning that they must stop relying on an ageing Lionel Messi to bail them out of trouble every time nowThe Argentine striker is considered to be one of the greatest ever players in world football and has graced the Camp Nou over the years with his unique talents.But at 31 years of age, time is beginning to run out for Messi and he was unable to save Barcelona from their recent slump in form.Ernesto Valverde’s side have now gone three games without victory ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game at Wembley against Tottenham.And Rivaldo demanded that Messi’s teammates step up to the plate instead of relying on him all the time.“Right now, the only thing I can say is there are reasons to be worried as it’s rare to see Barcelona struggling for three consecutive matches in La Liga,” Rivaldo told Betfair.“Yes, that’s good for the competition but bad for Barca because the club is not used to losing many points to ‘lesser’ opponents.“The team must be careful because the Champions League is tougher than the Spanish league, and if they are losing points against this kind of opposition, things could get even worse in Europe, so they must wake up quickly.👋✈ London, there we go!🔝👌 @ThomBrowneNY #SpursBarça Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 2, 2018“When you go three matches without a win, I think that both players and manager must share the responsibility.“Barcelona have great players and a good manager, but things are not happening for them now, so it’s time to worry about it, but taking common responsibility and never blaming anyone individually.“Anyway, if Barcelona wants to be crowned Champions League winner this season they absolutely must improve their quality and stop playing as they did last three games.“We all know how good Lionel Messi is as a player and how decisive he is so often, but Barcelona have other great players in the team and to keep depending on his goals and assists is problematic.“Barca needs other players to rise up to the occasion.“Messi won’t last forever and at his age it’s normal that his level starts decreasing slightly year after year, so there must be someone to take the reins.“Of course, Barcelona already have the kind of players that could decide a match, but the truth is that they aren’t stepping up when it’s important, and for all the quality Messi could have, he cannot keep deciding games on his own.”last_img read more

Gaslamp provides free fun for guests without badges outside of ComicCon

Gaslamp provides free fun for guests without badges outside of ComicCon

first_imgGaslamp provides free fun for guests without badges outside of Comic-Con So you didn’t get a badge to San Diego Comic-Con this year. Not to worry. Visitors can still get their pop-culture fix with dozens of free events in the Gaslamp while the convention runs from July 20 to 23. Here are a few:The Laika Experience | 520 Fifth Ave | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-11pmOscar-winning animation studio LAIKA, creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, brings its pop-up exhibit to the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 23rd.Admission is free to the exhibit, which will feature props, puppets, monsters, and sets from LAIKA’s award-winning films as well as fan art, a photo/GIF booth with LAIKA characters, daily drawings for a pair of Nike’s LAIKA-themed shoes designed by Tinker Hatfield, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including a new limited edition Coraline doll and display case), giveaways, and more.AMC Deadquarters | Hilton Gaslamp (401 K Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-6pmAMC is being a DEADQUARTERS fan zone to Comic-Con, of course featuring The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead. Stop by and test your swing at the Negan Batting Cages, score a chance to meet cast members, and much more.Kong Skull Island | Omni Hotel (675 L Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 8:30am-7pmWarner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary invite you to experience firsthand the primordial wonders of Kong: Skull Island. The MonsterVerse comes to life as fans get to visit a Monarch Containment Zone which houses the gigantic bones of Kong’s ancestors, enter the Iwi temple to uncover the ancient secrets of Skull Island, and navigate the beast-infested jungles of the island for a close encounter with the mighty Kong himself!Rabbitville: A Hop-Up Gallery | 453 Fifth Avenue | Thursday-Sunday, 10am-8pmThe Downtown Partnership and Gaslamp Quarter Association are proud to announce a limited exhibition of the “Rabbitville” public art project during the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International. This four-day long “hop-up gallery” will feature many of the rabbit sculptures which celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Gaslamp Quarter. Photos of Gaslamp’s history, limited edition t-shirts, and photo opportunities with the iconic rabbits will be available.Movies in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy | Faultline Park (14th and J) | Saturday, 8pmJoin the Downtown San Diego Partnership for a Comic-Con-themed Movies in the Park event. Wear your favorite superhero costume, bring your friends and family (even the furry ones), and watch Guardians of the Galaxy – for free!Fandom Fest | Petco Park Interactive Zone | Thursday – Sunday, 10am-6pmThe largest entertainment fan site in the world is heading back to Comic-Con for a weekend full of parties and fun. Fans are invited to stop by FANDOM FEST at the Petco Interactive Zone all week long, where FANDOM has teamed up with Pepsi to provide a special fantasy food truck dishing out pop culture-inspired foods with drink pairings, a lounge area for fans to congregate, and a stage that will feature live FANDOM programs, fan-participatory trivia games, cosplay shows, and talent interviews. No badge is required!Star Trek: Discovery Gallery & Pedicabs | 363 Fifth Ave | Thursday – Sunday, 10am-3pmCBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery; Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with – the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.Fans can get free “intergalactic” rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.Daily Ninjoga: LEGO Ninjago Yoga | Omni Hotel (675 L Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 9amIn honor of the LEGO Ninjago movie coming out in September, fans looking for a good stretch before standing in their next line can head to the lawn at the Omni Hotel to participate in “NINJOGA,” a tai chi/yoga-like workout for the ninja in everyone.Pinball Lounge | Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina (333 W. Harbor Dr) | Thurs – Sun, 10am-7pmIf you’re a casual player, stop by the Pinball Lounge for Free Play. It’s a great place to hang out, relax, and regroup while getting to play classic arcade games with friends.For the more seasoned pinball players, there will be tournaments. Everyone is welcome to enter the competition, but only the top four contenders will qualify to compete in the final round.The Netflix Experience | Hilton Gaslamp (401 K St) | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-5pmStep into the world of Netflix at the Hilton Gaslamp for a one-of-a-kind experience with a sneak peak of upcoming original films and series, exclusive giveaways, and more! Visit the Upside Down with Stranger Things, get immersed into the world of the new film Bright, and dive into the streets of New York City with the Defenders.Impractical Jokers Fan Event | Petco Park | 11:30am – 8:30pmCast members from truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” are throwing a big block party with a White Castle food truck, a DJ, a virtual reality experience, sumo wrestling, a mechanical bull and more. They’ll be there signing autographs and fans can watch a never-before-seen episode of the show.FXhibition | Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1 Park Blvd) | Thurs (12p-6p), Fri (10a-6p), Sat/Sun (10a-2p)FX Networks will bring several interactive experiences inspired by shows like “American Horror Story” and “Atlanta” to San Diego for Comic-Con. This includes a mixed-reality experience based on “Legion,” which will use Microsoft’s “HoloLens” to bring the show to life.Heroes Brew Festival | Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Highway) | Saturday 4pm ($20-$99)Beer selections from 60 breweries will be available for purchase at this event celebrating superheroes and beer. An upgraded ticket is also available for access to an unlimited tasting event that will feature more than 50 types of beers from top breweries across the country. There will be a costumed crusader contest, art exhibits, augmented reality technology and live music. 21 and up; heroesbrewfest.comAdult Swim On The Green | Fifth Ave Landing and Convention Way | Thursday – Sunday, 1-6pmAdult Swim Nighttime on the Green| Thursday/Friday, 7-10pmAdult Swim On the Green will feature games, motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, an oversized claw machine with Comic-Con-related prizes and something referred to as the “Meatwad Dome 4D Experience.” “The Green” is open to anyone older than 18. Celebrity guests will be stopping by throughout the Con and will be broadcasting some of your favorite shows live.Nighttime On The Green will offer free screenings for fans who want to see the latest series and pilots.Amazon Prime’s Tick Takeover | First and J Street | Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pmThe newest Amazon Original Series, “The Tick” will present a movie set-level experience for fans that includes a challenge-based scavenger hunt that takes fans through multiple rooms replicating locations essential to the show.There will also be an Amazon Prime Member Lounge, where Citizens will have the chance to relax and experience Amazon Prime benefits as they stream the pilot episode of the The Tick.San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive | Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place) | Thurs-Sun, 9am-3pmThe annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive returns to Comic-Con, and will again be located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in the Coronado Ballroom. If you actually want to shed some blood at Comic-Con – donate it!  KUSI Newsroom, July 19, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News, San Diego Comic-Con 2017 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 19, 2017last_img read more

Man robs bank in Walnut Grove area

first_imgA robber struck the Chase Bank branch in Walnut Grove at noon Thursday, according to preliminary reports.The robber, described as a 40-something white man wearing a camouflage hat and a beige jacket, apparently entered the bank and demanded money. He did not show a weapon.After robbing the teller, he may have fled in a white GMC Yukon Denali headed westbound on Northeast 63rd Street, according to police radio reports monitored at The Columbian.The bank branch, at 6712 N.E. 63rd St., was also robbed Jan. 21.last_img read more

Air New Zealand boss Luxon resigns

Air New Zealand boss Luxon resigns

first_img About Latest Posts Jason Gouveia Latest posts by Jason Gouveia (see all) Costa Cruises debuts redesigned ‘Costa Extra’ portal for travel advisors – July 24, 2019 You can slide to your gate at this world-class airport – July 10, 2019 Swoop turns one year old today – June 20, 2019 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Air New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon said Wednesday he’s resigning after seven years in the top job at the national carrier.Many people have speculated that Luxon has political ambitions, and that he would be a natural fit with the conservative National Party that was ousted from power in 2017 by a liberal coalition led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.Luxon said he will take some time to reflect on what he will do next, and that his future work options include corporate life, nonprofits and politics.“I know I am going to get a lot of questions about where to next for me,” Luxon, 48, said in a statement.He said that with both his children finishing high school, he and wife Amanda would have “a new degree of freedom, including career choices.”Should Luxon decide to pursue politics, it would be unusual for any new candidate to rise immediately to a leadership role before first serving for several years in the Parliament.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaBefore joining the airline to manage its international arm in 2011, Luxon served as president and chief executive of Unilever’s Canadian business.He said he will step down as CEO in September but will keep an advisory role at the airline. Chairman Tony Carter said the airline was searching for his replacement and expected to be able to make an announcement “in the near future.”Air New Zealand is 52% owned by the New Zealand government. The airline serves about 17 million passengers each year with a fleet of 115 planes.In its most recent annual results, the company reported a before-tax profit of 540 million New Zealand dollars ($353 million), it’s second-highest profit ever. As a result, it awarded 8,500 staff bonuses of up to NZ$1,800 each. Thursday, June 20, 2019 Tags: Air New Zealand, Luxon << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img By: The Associated Press Share Air New Zealand boss Luxon resignslast_img read more

AI in Action E28 Parsa Ghaffari CEO and Founder at AYLIEN

AI in Action E28 Parsa Ghaffari CEO and Founder at AYLIEN

first_imgWelcome to episode 28 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI across the world.Today’s guest is Parsa Ghaffari, CEO and founder at AYLIEN. AYLIEN leverages Artificial Intelligence to empower thousands of forward-thinking enterprises and developers to collect, analyze and understand vast amounts of human-generated content.It provides an easy way for developers and enterprises to bring the power of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to the applications and solutions they build.In this really fascinating episode, Parsa will chat about:What AYLIEN is all about and what motivated him to set it upSome of the challenges he faced in creating AYLIENThe benefits that the AYLIEN platform can bring to customersLeveraging Data Analytics to deliver a better service to customersHow the potential of NLP will help humans better interact with machinesHis predictions on how AI and NLP will shape our lives in the futureThe ultimate goal with AYLIENWhat did you make of Parsa’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and NLP heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.If you would like to hear more from AI in Action then please subscribe and don’t forget to like and share with your friends on social media.Subscribe to the AI in Action PodcastiTunes: read more

Over 60 bullet holes riddled the car

Over 60 bullet holes riddled the car

first_imgIn seconds, the 4 occupants of the VW Polo were dead… The close grouping of shots and the staggering number of bullets fired at the car meant they had no chance of surviving a clearly planned and deadly ambush…Police are hunting for suspects and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward after the shooting on Friday evening in Ezakheni C-section near Makhuzeni Store. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 4 males aged between 31 and 33 were found dead in their silver-grey VW Polo with multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. Among the dead was a police officer attached to the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team (TRT).The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage.The deceased have been identified as Constable Mboniseni Zungu (33), Thanda (31) and Nkosiyakhe Mabaso (33). The 4th deceased has not been formally identified at this stage.Story updated.last_img read more