Argentina national team snub should motivate Dybala – Allegri

first_imgJuventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri was chosen Seria A’s best coach for the 2016/17 season over Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini and Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri. He shared his gratitude towards his players and had some choice words on Paulo Dybala.The fact that he was not called upon for the next Argentina friendlies has been a huge upset for everybody in Juve and mostly for Dybala himself, as he has been in an extraordinary shape lately and there is no obvious reason for the national coach to snub him.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Not being called up by Argentina [for friendlies] should motivate him even more because he’s still got every opportunity of earning a place at the World Cup,” Allegri shared, according to ESPN.“He’s got to be focused on this end of the season and we have all got to be ambitious when we face the best, like Real, as we search for a seventh straight title, which would be an achievement that would be hard for any other club to match.”last_img read more

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2019-09-18

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Tierney Celtics win over Leipzig a big boost for Europa League

first_imgCeltic defender Kieran Tierney believes they now have a realistic chance of reaching the Europa League knock-out phraseThe Scottish champions secured a vital 2-1 win over RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on Thursday following goals from Tierney and Odsonne Edouard.The result leaves Celtic tied with second-place Leipzig on six points with two games left, albeit behind on goal difference.“We have given ourselves a fighting chance going into the last couple of games,” Tierney told Sky Sports.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“They are still favourites going into the last couple of games. It’s a fighting chance and that is all we can do now – just take it game by game.”Celtic will travel to Norway to face Rosenberg BK on November 29 in their next Europa League fixture.However, Brendon Rodgers’ side will now turn their focus to Sunday’s SPL game against Livingston.last_img read more

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2019-09-18

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Thunderstorm Continues To Show Signs of Development

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 17, 2017 – Nassau – An area of low pressure located about 750 miles east of the Windward Islands is moving westward at about 15 mph. The associated shower and thunderstorm activity continues to show some signs of organization, but the system appears to lack a well-defined center at this time. Environmental conditions are conducive for some additional development before the system reaches the Lesser Antilles late Tuesday or early Wednesday. After that time, less favorable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development. Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the Lesser Antilles beginning late Tuesday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon.* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent.* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…50 percent.2. An area of disturbed weather is located about 800 miles west- southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Some gradual development of this system is possible over the next few days while it moves slowly toward the west-northwest or northwest over the open Atlantic Ocean.* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.* Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent.#magneticmedianews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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2019-09-17

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Pathologist testifies that Rebecca Zahaus death was a homicide

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA nationally renowned forensic pathologist testified Monday in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Rebecca Zahau.Zahau is the woman who was found bound, gagged and hanging naked from a balcony of the Spreckels mansion in Coronado in 2011.Dr. Cyril Wecht performed a second autopsy on Zahau’s body, about three months after an initial autopsy by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.Wecht said that in his opinion, the young woman’s death was not a suicide.KUSI’s Sasha Foo reports on some of the testimony heard in San Diego County Superior Court. March 12, 2018 Sasha Foo, Pathologist testifies that Rebecca Zahau’s death was a homicide Sasha Foo center_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Coronado, Dr. Cyril Wecht, Rebecca Zahau FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:27 PM Posted: March 12, 2018last_img read more

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2019-09-17

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Arrest Made In Connection With Alleged Duck Inn Kidnapping

first_imgBongolan was arrested for the active warrant and transported to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was held on $2500.00 bail. Bongolan as well as Rachelle B. Brown, 27, Clinton D. Starnes, 28, Robert C. Dedrick, 30, and Joshua S. Tisdale, 25, are facing multiple felony charges, including kidnapping, robbery, assault, vehicle theft and burglary for an alleged incident in which several people were held hostage at a room in the Duck Inn., in Soldotna. On April 10th, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Hakala Road, Soldotna for an investigation. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A fifth person has been arrested on an active felony warrant in connection with an incident that occured at the Duck Inn on January 30. Upon arrival Troopers made contact with Rudy Bongolan, age 44 of Kenai, who had an active felony arrest warrant.last_img read more

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2019-09-14

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Alaska Senate fails to revive oilwealth fund dividend bill

first_imgAll senators were present Monday. Democratic Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson of Anchorage, who last week voted for the bill to pay a full dividend, was among those Monday who voted against bringing the issue back up. Dividends traditionally have been paid using Alaska Permanent Fund earnings, which lawmakers last year also began using to help pay for government expenses. A law passed last year also seeks to limit what can be taken from fund earnings for dividends and government. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy has maintained that lawmakers should follow a longstanding formula and pay out a full dividend. He also has said the formula should not be changed without a vote of the people. Dividends have been capped the last three years amid an ongoing budget deficit. While some lawmakers agree with Dunleavy’s position, there are legislators who argue the formula is outdated and unsustainable. Last week, with a prominent supporter of the proposal, Republican Sen. Mike Shower, absent, the Senate voted down a full dividend payout, which would cost an estimated $1.9 billion for checks estimated to be around $3,000 to qualified residents. The bill was one vote short of passage. Senators deadlocked 10-10 on a vote of whether to rescind their action last week, when they voted down the full payout. The next step for trying to reach agreement on a dividend remains to be seen with the end of the special session looming. Special sessions can last 30 days. That threshold will be reached Friday. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate on Monday failed to revive a bill that would pay a full dividend from the state’s oil-wealth fund this year.last_img read more

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2019-09-14

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Protest In Soldotna Due To Satanic Invocation

first_imgWilliam Siebenmorgen, who flew from Pennsylvania to protest the prayer vigil: “These are just a few of the instances where God has defeated Satan. Whatever the results of the June 18 Rally of Reparation, God will be pleased with our public prayers of reparation. We want God’s blessings on America, not Satan’s curses. Lucifer is the eternal loser. Let’s keep him out.” Roughly 40 people held signs reading “reject Satan and his works” and “know Jesus and his love,”  outside the borough building. The borough then passed a resolution to amend their policy at their meeting on November 20 to broaden the scope of eligible invocation providers to better reflect the diversity of beliefs in the borough. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on June 21st, 2019 at 02:55 pmMany were shocked when they heard that a Satanic invocation would officially open the meeting at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday. Onlookers protested outside the borough building prior to the invocation at the assembly meeting. A member of the Satanic Temple, Iris Fontana, offered the invocation prompting walkouts by nearly a dozen people.center_img Fontana: “Let’s us cast aside our differences to use reason, logic, science and compassion to create solutions for the greater good for our community. It is done, hail Satan.” In October, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the borough’s previous prayer policy violated the State Constitution. The lawsuit was brought on by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska. The previous policy only allowed certain groups to deliver the invocation. Catholics from seven states flew to the Kenai Peninsula to pray a Rosary of reparation and protest against this public Satanic prayer.last_img read more

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2019-09-14

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Sports Illustrated Lays Off All of Its Staff Photographers

first_img Indeed, Smith emphasized to the NPPA that “Our commitment to photography hasn’t changed. We’re still going to cover games, we’re going to shoot portraits, we’re going to cover Olympics, we’ll be at the Final Four, we will be at championships, we’ll be there.” All six of Sports Illustrated’s staff photographers were let go yesterday, according to a report from the National Press Photographers Association. In a comment to the NPPA confirming the layoffs, Brad Smith, Sports Illustrated’s director of photography, referred to “a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including Sports Illustrated.” But Time Inc. has been re-examining its organizational structure since its spinoff from Time Warner and there have been ongoing staffing adjustments, executive shuffles and plans for cross-brand resource sharing—like photography—ahead of its planned move to cheaper office space in lower Manhattan later this year. Even so, the spokesperson says the photographers who were let go do not foreshadow a decrease in the use of photography at the brand.center_img “We’re taking a re-imagined approach to our photography and coverage of sports through photography, which will ultimately see a broader and more expansive base of contributors across all Sports Illustrated platforms,” he says. “There will be no sacrifice in quality or quantity of any sort.” A spokesperson tells Folio: that while the six were laid off, Smith will continue on. He also downplayed Smith’s reference to a broader restructuring, citing no knowledge of any specific plan. Update: Meanwhile, more cuts were concurrently initiated at the company, which included All You’s publisher Suzanne Quint and editor Nina Wildorf. Other cuts included six from InStyle and one from People.last_img read more

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2019-09-14

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What John Lennon Thought Of Beatles Abbey Road Cover Shoot

first_img Facebook Happy? @sazwhittle pic.twitter.com/DfOMZNe4qz— Lukas Graham (@LukasGraham) August 10, 2017 https://www.instagram.com/p/BXg6c0agHCb One of a kind in every way. Sending love to all of Glen’s family. pic.twitter.com/KRUTLfpg84— Faith Hill (@FaithHill) August 9, 2017 John Lennon On ‘Abbey Road’ Photo Shoot what-john-lennon-thought-beatles-abbey-road-cover-shoot Twitter Gojira, John Mayer and Dolly Parton also featured in the tweets and Instagram posts we didn’t want you to missGRAMMYs Aug 11, 2017 – 10:50 am GRAMMY.com#OTD 1969, Abbey Road cover shoot: ‘We’re meant to be recording, not posing for Beatle pictures’- that’s what we were thinking” – John pic.twitter.com/pspiOfUnyh— The Beatles (@thebeatles) August 8, 2017 Read More: Celebrating The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ 50th AnniversaryRead more News Email What John Lennon Thought Of Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Shoot Marquee is up! Learn more at https://t.co/PbLAsJ7SHj pic.twitter.com/BY0O0C92PL— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) August 10, 2017 Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen! pic.twitter.com/LQFEWA42lF— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 8, 2017last_img read more

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2019-09-12

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Wilmington Senior Center Is In Need Of Meal Delivery Assistance

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — This summer, the Buzzell Senior Center has had some students and teachers helping them out with Home Delivered Meals, but with the end of summer, they will all be returning to school. As a result, the Center is in need of individuals who would be interested in delivering meals.Their need is for Mondays. They pay a stipend and travel. Hours are 9:30am to about 1:00pm depending on how long it takes to deliver the meals.Anyone interested can contact Terri Marciello (tmarciello@wilmingtonma.gov) or Laura Pickett (lpickett@wilmingtonma.gov) at the Senior Center. Either of them would be happy to speak to you about the opportunity.(NOTE: The above announcement is from We’re One Wilmington.)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… RelatedIT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”Wilmington Senior Center To Hold Pasta & Meatball Dinner With Live Music On August 12In “Community”State Rep. Dave Robertson Announces June Office HoursIn “Government”last_img read more

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2019-09-11

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Cardinals Host Lenny LylesClark Wood Invitational This Weekend

first_imgDonald McClinton is coming off his first 200m win of the season at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing with a time of 21.69. The two-day meet will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday at the UofL Throws Field with the hammer throw. Running events will begin at Cardinal Park at 4:30 p.m. with the 100m hurdle trials. Saturday will open at 9 a.m. with javelin and feature a senior ceremony at 11:50 a.m. to kick off the running events. Live Results Dorcas Wasike will make her season debut in the 5,000m. She has won her 3,000m and 10,000m races earlier in the season. Story Links Meet Schedule center_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville track and field team will wrap up the regular season outdoor schedule at home this weekend, hosting the largest meet in school history at Cardinal Park.  Gabriela Leon set a new school record in the pole vault at the Louisville Invitational, clearing 4.27m/14-00. Her mark currently ranks second in the ACC and 20th in the nation. Heat Sheets Mitchell Kessler moved into the Top 25 of the regional rankings after his last showing in the hammer throw. His throw of 61.28m/201-00 ranks 23rd in the east region and fifth in the ACC. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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2019-09-01

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Ballot over bullet

first_imgWhat/who inspired you to write the book? Please quote personal instances, if any. Parliament of India has almost an infinite canvas to work on, domestically and internationally. While, what it does within its magnificent red stone building always gets much talked about, little is known of its performance in the international arena. Many people do not know that our Parliament, which is the nerve centre of the largest democracy in the world, is highly admired by other Parliaments. I have personal experience of many speakers, including those of advanced countries, coming to me to enquire what stand I was taking on a particular issue or who I was voting for so that they could do the same. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Although, our Parliamentary system is based on the Westminster model of U.K, yet over the years it has evolved so much that speakers of several Commonwealth counties have told me that in a difficult situation they invariably study the rulings given by the Indian speakers to find a solution. Such is the stature of our Speaker and our Parliament. Needless-to-say, a great deal of hard work goes into achieving and maintaining this position of eminence. I therefore felt the need to write this book and give a glimpse of how it is done. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHow do you define Parliamentary diplomacy? What role does it play in improving foreign relations?Parliamentary diplomacy is the fine art of a parliament engaging fruitfully with other parliaments. It has come of age the world over. In India too it is increasingly becoming an effective instrument of state craft. It is conducted by the Speaker who represents our Parliament in bilateral and multilateral forums, accompanied by members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The discussions are not only on parliamentary affairs but also, in fact and more, on bilateral, regional and global issues. It is a parallel function of the Speaker to strengthen our relationship with the world. The foreign policy pronouncements of our Speaker are the same as that of the Prime Minister, but the style and channels used are different. Parliamentary diplomacy, on its own, has the potential to generate abundant international goodwill. Do you think our Parliamentarian have broader understating of global concerns?Yes. The Constitution of India has empowered our Parliament to enact laws regarding our relation with any foreign country. Our parliamentarians therefore, have to be aware all the time, of international developments.  Personally, I find that many of our members have a sound knowledge of the intricacies of foreign affairs.The decorum in the Indian Parliament is generally questioned by many. As a former speaker, don’t you think there needs to be some sort of moral conduct while discussing important issues like terrorism, internal security etc?There are rules in this regard but rules cannot always be effective. Member of Lok Sabha are elected representatives and, I am sure, most of them would want to get re-elected. Since the proceedings of the House are directly telecast, it is most likely that the members would do what their voters want.  In my view, the demand for decorum, to be effective, should also come from the voters.Shouldn’t there be healthy meeting of minds when it comes to dealing with such important issues?Parliament of India has many beautiful traditions. One of them is that the political parties or independent members in both the Houses of Parliament never ever differ on foreign policy.  This key institution of our polity firmly projects its view of the world in one voice.As the first women speaker of India and as an ex- IFS, how do you think India fares globally?As the first women Speaker of India I attended the 6th conference of the women speakers of the world in Berne and hosted the 7th conference in our Parliament. My interactions in a forum where my predecessors could not participate had its benefits. However, the fact remains that the work of a speaker is gender neutral. As a former foreign service officer who has worked at many levels to formulate the foreign policy, I think India commands respect globally and the Parliament is definitely looked up to.Beyond being an avenue for discussion, such networks can have a long-term impact on the avoidance of conflict. Do you agree?Certainly. Democracy and democratic temper always help in minimising conflict. Power of the ballot is far more than that of the bullet. Our commitment, tenacity and enduring faith in the sublime process of democracy contribute in no small measure to conflict avoidance and world peace.last_img read more

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2019-08-31

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Investment Enabler

first_imgGiving up a promising career at a global Big 4 consultancy was perhaps the hardest decision made by Shruti Chandra, but her dream of building India into the world’s top investment destination was a cause she was ready to risk everything for.A sticky situation arose when one of the world’s largest retail chains was served notice to suspend operations at duty free areas of Delhi and Mumbai airports, the reason being this that its security clearance had not been renewed. The chain was suffering losses of Rs 1 crore per week but more than that shutting down two outlets of a world famous brand at a time when foreign investment was raising, essential revenue would have been detrimental to Indian business.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEven a tight deadline couldn’t deter Chandra. After managing to get hold of an appointment with the Secretary, Civil Aviation, Chandra convinced him to reconsider the earlier order of shutting down the retail chain’s outlets. A committee hearing has been scheduled to sort out the issue shortly. A multinational clothing company, on another occasion, was grappling with staff crunch on the day of opening its first store in Mumbai as the law in Mumbai forbade women workers to stay beyond a certain time and the MNC had decided to extend its operational hours on that particular occasion. Chandra, after meeting with the Principal Secretary, Industry, Government of Maharashtra, convinced him to grant the MNC an extension. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhen asked how it felt like to be rubbing shoulders with top echelons of the business world well as high ranking officials of the central and state governments, Chandra said, “It’s all about relationship building. Initially, I was apprehensive about how such senior bureaucrats and politicians would react to being approached by a youngster like me. But, I realised soon – and they did, too – that we’re part of the same team and that we have a common goal of facilitating investments in India. No doubt that the Prime Minister’s unambiguous message on attracting FDI helped,” she said.  She had joined Invest  India last December. Her current job is to deal with the retail sector and the textiles industry. She also has “state responsibility” for Delhi and “country responsibility” for the UK. Chandra, who is a fan of Harry Potter, also likes to swim, enjoys Italian and Thai cuisines and loves listening to music in her spare time. While she admits that her three-year stint at Invest India is the equivalent to 10 years worth of experience at any other job, for now, she has eyes only for the next foreign investor who needs help to invest in India.last_img read more

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2019-08-31

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Is Snapchats CoFounder Completely Crazy for Turning Down 3 Billion From Facebook

first_img Is Snapchat’s co-founder crazy for not taking $3 billion?Crazy doesn’t begin to describe how nutty this is. He’ll never see that kind of dough again.Uh, hello. Would you want to work with Mark Zuckerberg?Snapchat is the next big thing. He’s smart for holding out for a better offer.He comes from a privileged family. He doesn’t need the money anyway.I say Evan Spiegel is crazy smart. He clearly has a bigger vision for Snapchat.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comIs Snapchat’s co-founder crazy for not taking $3 billion? Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global November 14, 2013 The internet has been a-buzz since news broke yesterday that 23-year-old Evan Spiegel, the co-founder and chief executive of messaging service Snapchat, turned down a $3 billion offer to be acquired by Facebook.Three billion dollars ain’t chump change. Especially for an app that so far isn’t generating revenue.So is Spiegel crazy or crazy smart for not taking all that money? Let us know what you think by taking the poll below.Related: This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook 1 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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2019-08-30

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Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday August 8. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 19:03Broken down lorryOne lane closed due to broken down lorry on M6 Northbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed. 18:16Train delaysDamaged overhead electric wires between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent are causing disruption between Lichfield Trent Valley / Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised.Disruption is expected until the end of service.15:56Slow trafficOne lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J12 A5 (Gailey).Lane one (of four) is closed.15:32Broken down vehicleOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed.15:22Lane closed M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is closed. The camera shows that there is an ambulance on the scene.13:35Accident on A500Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A500 Southbound after M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe).Caller reports an accident just off the M6 towards Talke.13:09Reports of accident on A500One reader said:Avoid barthomley roundabout a500 heading to Audley car spun out and blocking A500.” 12:36Three works of roadworks to take place in town centre to replace cobblestonesTemporary traffic lights will be in operation in the area. More here. 12:36Flats plan for town centre office buildingMore here12:36Heavy traffic on A50Heavy traffic on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road.10:37A52 busy but movingA52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).09:28Man dead and woman seriously injured in three-vehicle crash on A53One of the vehicles caught fire following the collision. More here.08:58Two women arrested after blaze in early hoursMore here08:25Another accident on A53A53 Whitmore Road Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from Three Mile Lane (Whitmore) to A5182 Trentham Road (Whitmore roundabout, Acton). 08:18A53 still shutPolice have confirmed the A53 remains closed near Ashley following an accident at around 10.30pm last night. Motorists are being asked to consider alternative routes https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/accident-a53-a51-ashley-closed-3187080?30507:27Lane shut on M6 due to broken down vehicleOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of three) is closed. 07:25Queueing traffic on the A50 near UttoxeterQueueing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). 07:17Slow traffic on the A34 in Trent ValeSlow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).07:13Traffic moving well on A500Traffic moving well on A500 D Road Through The Roadworks Southbound before A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout). 07:13A53 remains closed following accidentThe A53 remains closed near Ashley following an accident last night. More here.07:12Good morningWe’ll be bringing you the latest news and travel updates throughout the morning.last_img read more

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2019-08-28

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WOW air purchases new jumbo jets – could Asia flights be next

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> REYKJAVIK — Is WOW air heading to Asia? It’s definitely a possibility now that the airline has purchased seven new aircraft, four of which are jumbo-jets.According to Iceland Magazine, Iceland’s budget airline is stirring up speculation that it will soon launch service to Asia with the newly purchased jets, although CEO and owner Skúli Mogensen has refused to confirm the rumours.However, he did tell local news sources that the company was “very interested in Asia”. He also noted that the cost of flying from Asia to Iceland was “unnecessarily high”, with passengers typically having to make one or two transfers en route.Last year, WOW air received its first jumbo-jets, which enabled the airline to launch direct flights to destinations on the U.S. West Coast.With these new additions, WOW air’s fleet now comprises a total of 24 planes. Mogensen said that the company aims to double the number of passengers from three million this year to six million by the year 2019. WOW air purchases new jumbo jets – could Asia flights be next? Share Friday, April 7, 2017 center_img Travelweek Group Tags: Asia Pacific, WOW air Posted bylast_img read more

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2019-08-19

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ATX Networks will be exhibiting at ANGA COM in hal

first_imgATX Networks will be exhibiting at ANGA COM in hall 10, booth J18. ATX’s Maxnet IIATX Networks is featuring its newly expanded Maxnet II and SignalOn 1.2 GHz bandwidth RF management platforms at ANGA COM.Maxnet II and SignalOn are both CCAP-compliant, modular RF management platforms. ATX has expanded the active and passive options in both to1.218 GHz bandwidth to support DOSCIS 3.1.“Maxnet II is an ultra-dense, MCX/F connector-based RF solution with SNMP/web remote control/monitoring. SignalOn is a high density, F/BNC connector-based RF/L-Band solution,” said ATX.At the show, ATX will also showcase its new UCrypt IP to PAL gateway, which is designed to convert IP video streams to PAL in a space-efficient and cost-effective manner.According to ATX, this device can ingest up to 60 MPEG-2/H.264, HD/SD video streams and convert them to PAL. Future versions will also include support for decryption of Verimatrix and other DVB CSA-based streams.ATX Networks designs, manufactures, markets, and delivers a range of digital video, OTT, and IPTV solutions, targeted at the global cable television industry and Private Video Networks.last_img read more

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2019-08-07

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Facebook is to launch three international show for

first_imgFacebook is to launch three international show formats on its Watch platform, including The Real World via a partnership with MTV Studios.Matthew HenickSpeaking at MIPCOM, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy, Matthew Henick, and head of video products, Paresh Rajwat, revealed a slate of new international titles coming to the platform.The Real World will be a re-imagined version of the MTV original and start with three seasons in the US, Mexico and Thailand.The show will be coproduced by MTV Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions and look to a spring 2019 release.Facebook Watch will also create local adaptations of its interactive game-show format Confetti. Localised versions of the format will launch in EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America.The World’s Most Amazing Dog will also arrive on the platform, in partnership with The Dodo. The title is a global interactive competition series that celebrates dogs and their owners around the world.Henick said: “The Real World made history as the world’s first original reality show and trailblazing social experiment — and we’re thrilled to reboot the show for today’s audiences — representing and amplifying the real life, real people, real places and real social tensions of each country.”Facebook’s mission is to put viewers at the centre of the action by creating opportunity for co-watching, interactivity and community-driven experiences.The platform will mainly do this through its Watch Party, Premieres and Groups tools, which allow users to bring friends along for viewing activities.Rajwat said: “With Watch, we have built an interactive experience that gives you a new level of access and influence. You don’t just watch videos on your own, you can have a two-way conversation about the content with friends, experience them alongside other fans, or even the creators themselves – you can be truly part of the action.”The news comes a day after research from Ampere Analysis suggested that the proportion of US internet users who have watched videos on Facebook in the past month is declining in the US and much of Europe.last_img read more

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2019-08-06

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By Doug Casey Casey Research Legendary contrari

first_imgBy Doug Casey, Casey Research Legendary contrarian investor and the original International Man Doug Casey takes aim at the US Constitution, from its sneaky beginnings to its encroachments on individual liberty and free markets. Louis: Doug, we’ve threatened to talk about the Constitution many times. Since there’s  increasing interest in the country’s economic and political future, maybe now is a good time to put that into a fuller historical context.. Doug: Good idea. I confess I suspected this was coming up, so I just now read the Constitution again. This is actually something I recommend to everyone. Unfortunately, the Constitution is now a dead letter, but reading it is instructive in a number of ways, and it only takes about ten minutes. One should know the law of the land, even if it no longer applies. That will probably be enough for one conversation, but we should probably also take up the amendments, especially the Bill of Rights, in a future conversation, and then maybe another on the Declaration of Independence – another short document everyone should read. L: Well, some might argue that since the Constitution was ratified with the Bill of Rights attached, they really ought to be considered together, but I’d certainly agree that the later amendments – like the ones establishing and repealing Prohibition – should be a separate conversation. Doug: Thank heaven for the Bill of Rights; it slowed the descent of the US considerably, while it was still taken seriously. So, where to begin… L: How about with the fact that there wasn’t supposed to be a constitution? The Continental Congress authorized delegates to gather to amend and improve on the Articles of Confederation, not to replace them with a new form of government. Doug: I’ve read that James Madison of Virginia showed up with a document called the “Virginia Plan,” bearing close resemblance to the current Constitution, except that it clearly described a single, national government. That didn’t sit too well with the more independent-minded delegates, so they struck the words “national government” and replaced them with “United States,” which went over a lot better. Now, I wasn’t there – and the convention was held behind closed doors – so I hope readers will give me a little wiggle room if they read a book that tells a different story, but my impression has long been that the adoption of the Constitution was actually something of a coup. It replaced a confederation of separate governments with a single super-government. Many people didn’t realize this at the time, or they would have objected. The War Between the States demonstrated the reality of the matter, when people did object. L: I think I’ve read the same books you have. Or maybe I’m just remembering our conversation on the Civil War. Doug: People often gush about what a wonderful thing the Constitution is, but I’ve always suspected that US and world history would be different – and better – if those delegates had done as they were told and just smoothed over the rough spots in the Articles rather than replaced them with the Constitution. Greater independence among the states could have led to more innovation, and I doubt there would have been the unpleasantness of 1861-’65. People with differing ethical values and economic interests would not have been forced to obey the same laws. L: Perhaps. But they did, and we’re stuck with the Constitution we have, for now. Doug: For now. Sometimes I think those who’ve called for a new constitutional convention are on to something, because the one we have now has fallen into almost complete disuse. People talk as though it were carved into the sacred bedrock of the universe, but few people have actually read it, and most of those who have seem to spend their time trying to figure out ways to get out of the clear and simple rules it set out, rather than abide by it. People talk about how it should be a “living document” that evolves with the times. But those people almost always want to abolish what few limitations there are on the government. They want to change the actual working parts of the Constitution, the ones that define and shape the government, not the tedious pages with “Robert’s Rules of Order” type stuff governing how motions are passed in Congress and the like. Curiously, this trivia – about how the president of the Senate is elected and so forth – is the only part of the Constitution that the government still adheres to. It follows the trivia fastidiously but disregards the important parts that designate what the government may and may not do. L: Ah, the irony. But a constitutional convention is a terrible idea, Doug; you know that if we had one now, we wouldn’t get anything like enumerated and restricted powers or the Bill of Rights. The average “educated” person in the US has been taught that the Great Depression proved that capitalism doesn’t work; and the average couch potato believes that work is a tedious imposition to be avoided, rather than a virtue. If a new constitution were drafted today, we’d get unlimited and expansive powers and a Bill of Entitlements. Doug: [Sighs] You’re absolutely right. All institutions – countries, companies, clubs, whatever – inevitably degrade and become corrupt over time. That’s one reason why revolutions occur in countries. But okay, let’s look at the one we’ve got. Some things stand out. Let’s start with the item you tripped over, the power given to Congress to regulate commerce with foreign nations, Indian tribes, and between the states. That was a problematical idea from the get-go. There should be separation of economy and state for the same reason that we have separation of church and state. And there should be a separation of state and education, and everything else that might be provided by society. Otherwise the state will insinuate itself and eventually try to usurp the whole area. Even though the founders’ idea of “regulate” was very different from the current one of total control, it left the door open to misinterpretation. In those days it meant simply to “make regular” or to normalize. The idea, as I understand it, was to ensure a level playing field between the states, since some of the states had sweetheart deals with some states and trade barriers with yet others, greatly complicating business concerning them all. Over the years, this concept has devolved into a blanket power to control every minute detail of any good or service that might cross state lines – or might not even do that, but could affect prices in other states simply by existing wherever it is. What was a very reasonable intent has opened Pandora’s box. And now corporatists, lobbyists, bureaucrats, and influence-peddlers completely control the coercive power of the state and use it to destroy their competition and enrich themselves. L: As opposed to beating the competition in a fair contest in the marketplace. Doug: Yes; we’re told competition is supposed to be “fair,” not “cutthroat” – although both terms are ridiculous misnomers. But Article I, Section 8 is full of things that have been perverted or really shouldn’t be there to start with. It says the Congress has the power to coin money and regulate its value, as well as establish weights and measures. Any sensible person could have told the guys who wrote this that that’s like asking the fox to guard the henhouse. Money is a market phenomenon that’s quite capable of orderly evolution in a free-market environment. Governments are not necessary to establish money and should never be trusted with a monopoly power over money – when they have it, they always abuse it and debase the currency. It happened in ancient Rome and has happened again and again throughout history; it’s the easiest – but also the most destructive – way for the state to get revenue. L: Fine, but you’re an anarchist, and the writers of the Constitution were not. They were practical men of their day, trying to set up a system they thought would work. Keeping the state’s grubby hands off the money supply was not an idea they would have been familiar with… Doug: Not really. Bank notes back then were issued by private companies – banks, gold- and silversmiths, and such. They issued notes stating that so-and-so had X amount of gold or silver on deposit. Many people used all sorts of gold and silver not issued by nor regulated by their local governments for money. If memory serves, in the original colonies that formed the United States of America, Spanish pieces of eight were among the most common items used for money. The framers of the Constitution should have known better. And maybe they did; the Constitution gives Congress the power to coin money, but it doesn’t forbid anyone else from doing the same thing. So anyone could have gone into the business of minting coins for use as means of exchange and stores of value. The market would decide which were the most reliable. L: I wonder when and how competing with the government on that front became a crime. Doug: I’m not sure it is, even today. What the government has done to people who’ve issued private money in recent times, like the creators of the Liberty Dollar, is to prosecute them for counterfeiting, which is spelled out as a crime in the Constitution – but only if you counterfeit the currency of the United States. During the War Between the States, a printer in Philadelphia hit upon the idea of counterfeiting Confederate currency and made a huge amount of money for himself. He was never prosecuted. Washington overlooked it because it aided its war effort. But by late in 1863 it was no longer even worth the man’s effort, because the Confederate dollar had lost so much value – due mostly to the foolish policies of the Confederate government in Richmond. I suspect that was a major, but generally overlooked, contributing factor to the collapse of the South. L: I’ve long thought the North’s victory was largely economic, not military. “Unconditional Surrender” Grant’s bloody march into Virginia was an insanely expensive way to beat Lee. Anyway, you may be right about counterfeiting, but everyone has gotten the message: Money is the state’s turf, and woe unto ye if you trespass. Doug: Yes, we live on a prison planet. Trapped here by the aberrations of human psychology. L: So, what else would you list among Doug Casey’s top ten gripes with the US Constitution? Doug: The provision to establish post offices and post roads. The post office is a paragon of inefficiency and bad service, was never necessary as a government function, and absolutely should never have been a monopoly. And the first roads in America were private toll roads. L: I remember reading that Lysander Spooner competed with the US Post Office in the 1840s, and did a better job at lower cost until the government shut him down. Doug: Once again, the power to establish post offices and post roads is given, but the authority to crush private competition is not. The first power was later interpreted to include the second, and so it’s been with everything in the Constitution ever since it was written. Things like this and the power to coin money were the camel’s nose under the tent flap; now the state camel has filled the tent, and there’s hardly any room for individual freedom. L: Okay, what else? Doug: The item setting up copyrights and patents was, at least arguably, another mistake along these lines, and for the same reasons. As a writer who wants to benefit from the effort I put into using words to communicate valuable information, I’m a bit ambivalent about that, but I don’t see how it’s possible for anyone to own an idea, and I’m sure getting the government involved is a bad move. L: We published a conversation with our friend Paul Rosenberg on the subject of “intellectual property.” His conclusion was that the state’s involvement has become useless anyway. All creators can do now is adapt to the marketplace. Doug: It’s interesting to me that in spite of all the hand-wringing on this subject, the ongoing demise of patents and copyrights has not stopped inventors from inventing, nor musicians or writers from creating. In fact, wikis and open-source projects have created many valuable things. Patents, copyrights, and trademarks really just turned into a bonanza for lawyers. I do want to benefit from my intellectual work, but I suspect Paul is right; all we can do is adapt. It’s also interesting to me that aside from counterfeiting, which we’ve already mentioned, there are only two other crimes mentioned in the Constitution. One is piracy, and the other is treason. Today, nobody knows for sure how many crimes there are on the books, but it’s thought that there are over 5,000 crimes defined in federal law. I’ve read that the average US citizen breaks three federal laws every day, intentionally or otherwise. And now many federal agencies have armed – sometimes heavily armed – branches that round up people and prosecute them for these so-called crimes. I suppose I could live with just three federal laws – piracy, counterfeiting, and treason would be easy to remember, at least. L: But counterfeiting wouldn’t be a federal crime if we got the government out of the money business, as you suggest. Doug: That’s right, and piracy could be handled by letters of marque and reprisal, as it was in the old days. L: What about treason? Doug: Well… you could look at that as the state’s right to self-defense – but let me just ask: when the state becomes unjust, what is a just man or woman to do? L: On an ethical plane, the answer is clear, but on a practical plane, that’s a tough one. Doug: Indeed. Another thing worth covering is the power to declare war. The authors of the Constitution were rightly worried about leaders with the power of kings to plunge nations into war for personal or imagined grievances, so they gave the power to declare war to Congress. But like everything remotely sensible about the Constitution, that too has been set aside. The US has had numerous wars, one after the other, for decades – but the last time Congress actually declared war was World War II. L: Really? I thought Korea was declared. Doug: No, that was a “police action.” Technically, it was a UN police action against North Korea, but in reality it was a war between the US and China. At any rate, it’s just another example of how thoroughly ignored the Constitution is in the US. The president can now unilaterally send US troops anywhere to do almost anything. In fact, he can do almost anything, period… at least, if media lapdogs are able to justify and rationalize it. L: Wasn’t it Henry Kissinger who said that doing something illegal was no problem and that doing something unconstitutional just took a little longer? Doug: “The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer.” You’ve got to admit Henry is a clever guy. Come the day I write an obit for him, perhaps I’ll subtitle it: Comedian and War Criminal. L: Okay, okay, I get the picture. I don’t think we need to go through every clause to see how far the US has fallen from the America That Was. That prompts me to say to those who think this conversation shows that we hate America that just the opposite is true. Personally, I love the idea that was America, and I still love the land of America, from sea to shining sea. What I loathe and despise is the corruption being visited upon her by the maggots in Washington, D.C. who’ve been gutting all that is good and noble about her. At any rate, we’ve been saying for a long time that all is not well in Mudville. Are there any practical implications to this conversation? Investment implications? Doug: It’s yet another sign that the US has gone way beyond the point of no return. You can’t make a sensible investment in a country which doesn’t have the rule of law; you can only speculate – which is to say, try to capitalize on politically caused distortions in the market. There’s no way the US federal government can or will return to observing the Constitution; it’s just something it pays lip service to – and then only rarely. When you’re on a slippery slope that’s rapidly turning vertical, it’s no longer a question of if there will be a painful stop at the bottom, only when. L: Does your guru sense give you any feeling for how close we are to that crash? Doug: You know I don’t like to predict what and when at the same time, but I can’t make myself believe it can be put off too much longer – a couple of years at most. And it could still quite possibly happen this year. L: In which case we invest for crisis, as you’ve been saying all along. Doug: Yet another reason, yes. We’re headed for a genuinely historic time of troubles. L: Roger that. Until next week, then. Doug: Travel safe, and see you soon. Personally, I dread and despise the interrogation and searching one gets from ICE when entering the US. But I suppose it’s no more degrading than the grope from the TSA. No problem though – it must be somewhere in the Constitution. I better read it again. L: Sure, Doug, it’s right next to the clause granting everyone free health care, free education, and a free lunch. Doug: [Laughs] [The government’s trampling of the Constitution threatens to wipe out the wealth of countless savers, but you can protect yourself if you act in time.]last_img read more

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2019-08-04

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You can read all about our specific stock picks e

first_img You can read all about our specific stock picks, exactly how you can access them, and much more in the new special report, Crisis Investing in Cyprus. Click here for more details. Inside this new guidebook, Doug and I take a firsthand look at the economic turmoil and opportunity left in the wake of the crisis. This is a must-have resource for anyone interested in speculative opportunities. I think you will be as excited as we are once you learn about the crisis-driven bargains that we found and detail in Crisis Investing in Cyprus. Recently, legendary crisis investor Doug Casey and I put our boots to the ground in Cyprus to search the rubble of one of recent history’s most significant financial crises—the financial collapse and bank deposit raid in Cyprus—for incredible bargains. And we found them. In this newly released video interview below, Doug and I detail the tremendous speculative opportunities available on the Cyprus Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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2019-08-04

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