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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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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SELECTMEN NEWS Board To Interview 2 Finalists For Finance DirectorTown Accountant On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At Monday night’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull provided an update on the town’s search for its next Finance Director/Town Accountant.The search has faced some challenges as one of the two original finalists withdrew her name. The screening committee then decided to re-advertise the position to seek additional applicants.“It’s a real struggle in Massachusetts to get individuals who are qualified in municipal finance positions,” began Hull. “The fact that we had only 11 applicants during the first go around and 9 applicants the second time, many having no experience, just goes to show you the challenge we face in replacing some of these key positions.”The screening committee — which consist of the soon-to-be-retiring Town Account Mike Morris, Town Manager Jeff Hull, Assistant Town Manager Kerry Colburn-Dion, and Selectman Jonathan Eaton — identified two finalists.The two finalists are Jennifer Finnegan — who currently serves as the Town Treasurer/Collector for the Town of Tyngsboro — and Bryan Perry — who currently serves as the City Auditor for Lowell.Selectmen will interview both candidates on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, beginning at 6:15pm, in Town Hall’s Room 9. The interviews are open to the public. The interviews will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on Channel 9 on Comcast and Channel 37 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Selectmen will then hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7pm at Town Hall to make the appointment.“Mike Morris’s last day is July 12. He has agreed to provide some assistsance on a limited basis thereafter,” said Hull. “Clearly, we want to have someone on board as soon as possible. Being able to speak with him and have his help during the transition is going to be key. The applicant is likely going to have to give 3-4 weeks notice to their employer.”“It’s imperative that we move as quickly as we can add,” added Selectman Jonathan Eaton. “The two finalists we have are both very capable of the position.”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… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Finalists For Town’s New Finance Director Position Revealed; Public Interviews ScheduledIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: New Finance Director & Town Accountant AppointedIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Finance Director Appointment, Olin, Indoor Recreational Facility Committee To Be Discussed Tuesday NightIn “Government”last_img read more

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2019-09-11

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NHRC not performing duties HC

first_imgExpressing its resentment at the role of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the High Court on Wednesday said the state agency is not performing the duties bestowed upon it as per the law, reports UNB.”We’re saddened that the commission hasn’t moved the higher court for a single time although its orders were repeatedly violated,” the bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Rajik-Al-Jalil said while hearing a writ petition over the torture of domestic help Khadija in Mirpur.The court said the NHRC only files reports whereas human rights are violated. “This is not its job. The commission might move the High Court if its orders are not implemented. But they haven’t come to the High Court till today. This is a serious violation of the law. We’re very shocked that the human rights commission is not performing its duties.”It said issuing orders one after another without taking any effective step over the torture of the domestic help manifests human rights commission’s irresponsibility.On 9 January last, the High Court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why the failure of the NHRC to provide appropriate remedy for incidents of human rights violations should not be declared illegal.The court had also directed the home secretary to submit a report within 30 days explaining why no action was taken about the torture of domestic help Khadija on 9 December 2013.Children Charity Foundation sent a letter to the NHRC to take necessary legal steps against the torture on Khadija.During investigation, the NHRC found that the domestic help was tortured after being confined to her employer’s house and she was made to starve. However, police hid all the information and did not record any case in this regard.Later in 2014, the National Human Rights Commission sent a letter to the home secretary to take action in this regard after investigating the allegation brought against police.Although it wrote 18 times till 2018, no action was taken till the date, Halim said, adding that although the NHRC can identify the cases of human rights violations, it cannot provide any remedy to this end.last_img read more

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2019-09-03

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EN ESPAÑOL Los refugios para evacuados en Texas no preguntarán por el

first_imgAPVarios residentes esperan en un colegio antes de ser evacuados en prevención ante la llegada de Harvey, el 25 de agosto de 2017, en Corpus Christi.  Residents wait at a high school gym before they are evacuated as the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey begin to make landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Las autoridades de Texas han asegurado que los refugios abiertos en todo el estado para acoger a evacuados del huracán Harvey no preguntarán por el estatus inmigratorio de las familias que lleguen a ellos.El gobernador de Texas Greg Abbott, republicano, dijo el viernes que el principal foco de Texas en este momento está en la seguridad y “la protección de la vida”.Harvey, un huracán de categoría 3 que según los pronósticos de los expertos tocará tierra el viernes en la noche, llega al estado justo una semana antes de que la llamada ley de ciudades santuario, o SB4, entre en efecto. La ley fue firmada por Abbott tras ser aprobada en la pasada Legislatura y autoriza a los efectivos de las fuerzas de seguridad a preguntar el estatus inmigratorio de los detenidos en una parada de tráfico e informar sobre este estatus a las autoridades de inmigración. También amenaza con llevar a la cárcel a jefes de policías locales y sheriffs de condados que no cooperen con las autoridades federales.Las mayores ciudades de Texas, incluidas Houston y Dallas, han pedido a un juez federal que pare la implementación de la ley, que entra en vigor el 1 de septiembre.Abbott también dijo que no se siente preocupado por la posibilidad de que los puntos de control de la Patrulla Fronteriza obstaculicen las tareas de evacuación cerca de la frontera entre Texas y México. Sharelast_img read more

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2019-09-02

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Orioles Adam Jones Backs Effort to Enroll Marylanders for Health Insurance

first_imgOrioles star Adam JonesOrioles star Adam Jones is throwing his celebrity behind an effort to get all eligible Marylanders to sign up for health insurance on the Maryland health exchange before the sign-up window closes on Feb. 15.Jones is teaming up with the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition to release a radio ad encouraging Marylanders to call 211 for information about their health insurance eligibility.The ad begins with a fictional sportscaster running down some of Jones’s numbers from the 2014 season, and asking the centerfielder which of those numbers is most important.“It’s 211,” Jones answers, and when asked what’s important about that number, Jones replies, “On the telephone, you can now call 211 for help with health insurance.”According to Vincent Demarco, a spokesperson for Maryland Health Care for All!, the coalition is comprised of more than 750 faith, community, labor, and health care groups.“The Maryland health exchange is working very well,” Demarco told the AFRO. “Over 190,000 people have enrolled since Nov. 15, and our goal is that every Marylander who’s eligible for health care under the Affordable Care Act gets enrolled.”Demarco said the coalition has been working on the healthcare issue since 1999, and that it has sought to educate Marylanders about the Affordable Care Act since its passage in 2009. The group previously recorded ads with members of the Baltimore and Washington NFL franchises, and reached out to the Orioles for the latest ad, with Adam Jones eventually volunteering for the campaign.“We’re thrilled that [Jones] wants to do this and put his voice to making sure every Marylander who’s eligible for health care gets it,” said Demarco.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

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2019-09-01

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Sea level rise prior to 1990 found to be slower than other

first_img Since approximately 1990, it has been relatively easy to measure sea level height across the planet because of advances in satellite technology. Prior to that time, as the researchers note, it was much more difficult due to a variety of factors such as gravity, land rising and sinking, wind patterns, etc., using tide gauges placed at sites around the world. In this new effort, the researchers have attempted to gain a better understanding of sea level changes during the 20th century prior to the use of satellite technology.To create a better record, the researchers collected tide data and combined it with factors that are known to have caused changes in sea levels, such as shifts in land masses, regional events such as weather changes and, of course, runoff due to melting of glaciers and northern ice. They used all the data they had collected to create a model depicting sea levels in various parts of the world over the past 100 years, and then used the model to calculate the rate at which sea levels were rising on average over the same time frame. As expected, the model showed a rate of 3.1 millimeters per year since 1990, which agrees with satellite reports. But the model also showed that before 1990, the average rate was just 1.1 millimeter a year, which is significantly less than other models have shown. These numbers suggest that sea levels have been rising much faster since 1990 than other models have shown, in some cases up to three time faster.The accelerated rise is believed to be due to more runoff from mountain glaciers, expansion of ocean waters due to warmer water temperatures, and melting of ice in the northern and southern parts of the planet—all due to global warming. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from across Europe has found evidence that suggests the rate of rise in sea levels from approximately 1902 until 1990 was less than other models have shown. This indicates, the team reports in their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that modern sea levels are rising faster than suspected. © 2017 Phys.org Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore further More information: Sönke Dangendorf et al. Reassessment of 20th century global mean sea level rise, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1616007114AbstractThe rate at which global mean sea level (GMSL) rose during the 20th century is uncertain, with little consensus between various reconstructions that indicate rates of rise ranging from 1.3 to 2 mm⋅y−1. Here we present a 20th-century GMSL reconstruction computed using an area-weighting technique for averaging tide gauge records that both incorporates up-to-date observations of vertical land motion (VLM) and corrections for local geoid changes resulting from ice melting and terrestrial freshwater storage and allows for the identification of possible differences compared with earlier attempts. Our reconstructed GMSL trend of 1.1 ± 0.3 mm⋅y−1 (1σ) before 1990 falls below previous estimates, whereas our estimate of 3.1 ± 1.4 mm⋅y−1 from 1993 to 2012 is consistent with independent estimates from satellite altimetry, leading to overall acceleration larger than previously suggested. This feature is geographically dominated by the Indian Ocean–Southern Pacific region, marking a transition from lower-than-average rates before 1990 toward unprecedented high rates in recent decades. We demonstrate that VLM corrections, area weighting, and our use of a common reference datum for tide gauges may explain the lower rates compared with earlier GMSL estimates in approximately equal proportion. The trends and multidecadal variability of our GMSL curve also compare well to the sum of individual contributions obtained from historical outputs of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5. This, in turn, increases our confidence in process-based projections presented in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.center_img Citation: Sea level rise prior to 1990 found to be slower than other estimates suggesting modern rise significantly faster (2017, May 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-05-sea-prior-slower-modern-significantly.html Researchers model differences in East Coast sea level rise Credit: CC0 Public Domain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.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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Meet the Design Startup That Aims to Speed Up Urban Commutes

first_img Even if you live in a metropolitan area with a first-rate transit system, if you’re not within a few blocks of a subway or bus stop, commuting can be a huge pain. You might walk a mile to get to (and from) a train station — or just drive there and pay the parking fee.Enter URB-E, a foldable electric vehicle devised by Pasadena, Calif.-based company Urban626 to eliminate the “last-mile problem.”Related: 10 U.S. Cities With the Longest Commute TimesThink of it like the grown-up version of a razor scooter. URB-E, which stands for Urban Electric, weighs just 35 pounds, folds up in a second and can reach a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour. On one lithium-ion battery charge, URB-E has a range of 20 miles. The vehicle also has a USB port, so you can juice up your phone or tablet while you weave through parked cars and pedestrians. Making a product such as URB-E requires a fresh idea, adaptability and strong leadership. Check out the video above to hear from the company’s sales and marketing team and see URB-E in action. May 11, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 1 min readcenter_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

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2019-08-30

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December 3 2007 We continue our report from 11

first_imgDecember 3, 2007 We continue our report from 11/30/07 of interior construction on the first floor in the back apartment of Unit 10 of the East Crescent. The walls in the small bathroom were finished with a water-proof drywall sheeting. Sheet edges and fastener heads have been mudded and painted with water-proof coating. Construction crew leader Melissa Soluski works on one of several layers of the shower pan. [Photo & text: sa] The shower base is built in three layers. A pre pan of deck-mud, a concrete mortar, is spread on the concrete surface and molded into the shape of the shower pan, with a slight slope towards the shower drain. A CPE vinyl membrane is spread over this layer. The membrane comes up on all three walls and is folder over the step of the pan. Once this vinyl layer has been tested for any leaks, Melissa installs a layer of wire mesh. [Photo & text: sa] Another layer of deck-mud is poured, which is reinforced by the wire mesh. The surface has to cure and we will continue to report on this location when tile installation starts. The report on general interior work in this apartment continues on 12/7/07. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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2019-08-10

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Endemol Shine Beyond ad agency Ogilvy and drinks

first_imgEndemol Shine Beyond, ad agency Ogilvy and drinks brand Coca Cola are working on a vlogger-hosted YouTube channel in the UK aimed at young adults.CokeTV is already available in Germany, where it has gained 268,000 subscribers and 29 million views in the two years since its launch.The UK and Ireland version will have British vloggers Manny and Dodie hosting. Each episode will see them focusing on themes such as gaming, sport and music, with guests such as bloggers Jakes Boys and Jack Howard, and they will undertake challenges such as abseiling and parkour.“The beauty of CokeTV is it puts the Coca-Cola brand directly into the world of the YouTube generation, reflecting their interests and speaking their language, week after week,” said Coca Cola GB marketing director Bobby Brittain.Endemol Shine Beyond, the digital content arm of Endemol Shine Group, operates premium online channels such as Legends of Gaming, Rule’m Sports and Icon. It also has a partnership with US MCN AwesomenessTV.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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