Shaw own goal gives Barca advantage over tame United

MANCHESTER: Barcelona overcame a punchless Manchester United to take the upper hand in their Champions League quarter-final after Luke Shaw’s own goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Shaw deflected a Luis Suarez header into his own net after 12 minutes, handing the Catalans a vital away goal that will make them clear favourites in the return leg. After United’s comeback against Paris St Germain in the previous round, Barca will take nothing for granted, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will struggle to repeat the trick against a side with a fearsome home record. “We played a good team,” said Solskjaer. “We know you have to defend a lot without the ball and you might be tired when you get the chance yourself. We go there with one thing in my mind, we have to score.” Barca have not lost at home for 30 games in the Champions League since 2013 and while United can take credit for staying in the tie, they produced little that will overly worry the Spanish side. Barcelona’s first win at Old Trafford in European competition was relatively comfortable with their keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen not having a single shot to save. With Paul Pogba failing to impact the game, United were left trying to hit Barca on the break or from set-pieces and too often they lacked the precision to make the most of the few openings that fell their way. The crucial away goal was well-worked. Sergio Busquets found Lionel Messi with a clever ball into the area and the Argentine carved out space on the left to deliver a lofted cross to former Liverpool striker Suarez at the back post. The Uruguayan’s header deflected off the shoulder of a scrambling Shaw and beat David De Gea to give the visitors the lead and although the linesman initially flagged for offside, the goal was given after a VAR video review. United had De Gea to thank for keeping the difference down to a single goal as he saved superbly with his feet to keep out Philippe Coutinho in the 36th minute. read more

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CU initiates restoration of historical oil paintings in its collection

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) has taken up restoration of all the oil paintings in its collection which have immense historical value. The university that dates back to its foundation on January 24, 1857, aims to uphold its tradition and heritage through this endeavour.”The oil paintings were badly in need of restoration. Some of them were on the wall at the Senate while some others were lying dumped in a room beside the Senate Hall. Most of the figures in the paintings were found to be beyond recognition. We approached the state Heritage Commission and met its chairman Shuvaprasanna and urged him to the needful. He saw the paintings and agreed,” said Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee, the Vice-Chancellor of CU. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSome of the rare and priced paintings among the 21 that are witnessing a facelift includes the portrait of Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee by Shashi Kumar Hesh. “Only two portraits by Hesh are found in India and one of them is in our collection,” said a senior CU official. The painting of Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee done by Atul Basu and a famous painting by G P Gangopadhyay that was also lying in utter neglect is being restored. “Most of the oil paintings of famous people that are in the collection of the university have been associated with it some time or the other. The restoration of oil paintings is not seriously taken up in present times. But Banerjee after taking over as V-C realised the importance of proper preservation of these valuable paintings,” said Shuvaprasanna. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to him, the only university in the state that has such a treasured collection is CU. The students of Arts Acre, an institution founded by Shuvaprasanna to nurture young talents in visual arts is doing the uphill task of restoration. They have been provided with a room adjacent to the Senate Hall by the university itself for doing the work. The work had started six months back and it will take another four months to complete. Different modern techniques are being used to give the best possible look to the oil paintings. Once it is complete, it will be in good condition for at least 50 years. “The work for the revival of the Senate Hall and restoration of the paintings are going on side-by-side which is an evidence of the university’s seriousness in preserving its history and heritage,” he maintained.last_img read more

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Moroccan Government to Implement CustomerFriendly Pricing on Oil

Rabat ‒ Lahcen Daoudi, Morocco’s minister of governance and public affairs, has explained the rationale behind Morocco’s recent price-capping regulations for the energy sector, noting that the move had both economic and geopolitical motivations.Saving Morocco’s market attractivenessSpeaking at a parliamentary session on Monday, May 6, Daoudi said that he was aware that his decision to cap oil prices was unlikely to be implemented between the February and mid-March of 2019. He added, however, that the move was necessary for public utility. Reassuring members of parliament that he is doing his job, Daoudi argued that the decision to cap oil pricing was only a “card” he played “to put pressure on oil companies.” According to Daoudi, the reason the decision was not immediately put into force is that there was a necessity to paint Morocco in a positive light to potential investors. The move aimed to keep “Morocco’s positive image,” Daoudi elaborated, noting that some companies were considering leaving the Moroccan market.But market attractiveness was not the only reason for the move. Another motive, according to Daoudi, was the geopolitical atmosphere. The Moroccan minister especially  cited the current circumstances in Libya and Venezuela, as well as the tense relations with Iran. Responding to some of the criticisms of his treatment of the issue of price capping, Daoudi noted that the price capping is underway. But he did not provide an exact date for implementation, simply saying that the decision will come into force as soon as possible.  In response to questions on the price increase in vegetables, Daoudi said the government put hotline numbers at the service of citizens to report their complaints in this regard. He noted, however, that the government cannot monitor every street.Daoudi lamented the profit margin the oil companies enjoy, which is MAD 2 per liter.ControversyThe decision to cap oil prices came in response to serious concerns and controversy in the Moroccan energy market. According to MP Omar Balafrej, oil companies in Morocco make  “unreasonably and unethically” large amounts of profits off Moroccan consumers. Balafrej estimated companies’ profit margins to be standing at MAD 17 billion.Despite the price decrease in the global market, Moroccan companies did not reduce their price tags, angering many Moroccans, who boycotted a number of oil companies.Balafrej argued the “unethical” profits made by oil companies could have been invested in a number of projects, including free transport to all students, a railway connecting al Hoceima and Rachidia, 17 university hospitals, or 1,000 community schools. But the price-capping policy has not been unanimously welcomed. Driss Guerraoui, the newly-appointed president of the Competition Council, a body tasked to uphold free market rules and transparency, considers the decision to be both impractical and illegal. For Guerraoui, price-capping is an encroachment on Article 4 of the Law on Freedom of Price and Competition. He said a move to impose pricing directives on companies will yield no positive results for the Moroccan market as a whole.Under the law, Guerraoui argued, the administration may “take temporary measures against excessive price increases or decreases caused by exceptional, catastrophic or manifestly unusual market conditions in a sector after consulting the Competition Council.” read more

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Aerospace industry at risk of further decline says report by Jean Charest

MONTREAL — A new industry report says the aerospace industry is at risk of being overtaken by foreign rivals if government doesn’t work with the sector.New funding commitments, Canada-first defence procurement and fresh talent amid a labour crunch are key to staunching the decline, according to the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada report, authored by former Quebec premier Jean Charest.The paper comes amid growing concerns about the state of the industry as Bombardier moves to exit its commercial aviation business and global aircraft production edges toward a duopoly dominated by Boeing and Airbus.Since 2012, aerospace employment and GDP contributions in Canada have declined five per cent and four per cent, respectively, according to the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.The industry furnished 213,200 jobs last year and injected $25.5 billion into the economy, but will need 50,000 more workers within the next few years, the report says.Charest invoked Canada’s history of aerospace manufacturing, which took off during the Second World War and continued with the supersonic Avro Arrow jet and the Canadarm for NASA’s space shuttle program. Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press read more

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LTTE did not represent Tamils says Mangala

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the LTTE terror did not represent the hopes and aspirations of the majority of the Tamil community.He made this observation while speaking at the Meeting of Commonwealth Foreign Ministers in Malta, the Foreign Ministry said today. The Foreign Minister said that young people who comprise nearly 60% of the Commonwealth’s population have an important role in building stable, secure and prosperous societies and Commonwealth Programmes can help raise awareness of risks radicalisation and prevent young people from embracing violent extremism and terrorism in all its forms. (Colombo Gazette) He said that as radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism undermine the core Commonwealth values of democracy and pluralism, the Commonwealth states should direct it’s focus towards collective efforts in countering these efforts. “However, in countering terrorism, we must be careful in distinguishing between the perpetrators of terror and the wider communities they claim to represent. Just as the LTTE terror, which we in Sri Lanka experienced for several decades did not represent the hopes and aspirations of the majority of the Tamil community, the brutal and heinous terrorism of the IS does not in way reflect the values of Islam, which is, to the majority of it’s followers, a great religion of peace. Therefore all counter terrorism Programmes must be accompanied by a vigorous plan to win the hearts and minds of the people whom the terrorists claim to represent,” he said. read more

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Ban deplores recent upsurge in antiSemitic incidents since start of Gaza conflict

“The Secretary-General emphasizes that the conflict in the Middle East must not constitute a pretext for prejudice that could affect social peace and harmony anywhere,” said a statement issued late yesterday evening by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.According to media reports, since the start nearly a month ago of the Gaza conflict, demonstrations against the violence in several European countries and elsewhere have sparked anti-Semitic attacks, hate speech and, in some instances, even violence. “He firmly believes that the conflict needs to be solved through an immediate cessation of violence and negotiations,” said the Secretary-General in his statement.

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One Way James Hardens Scoring Streak Is More Impressive Than Wilts

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been busy this season redefining just how much offense a single player can create. As we near the NBA All-Star break, Harden has scored at least 30 points in an absurd 30 consecutive games and counting, which, according to Basketball-Reference.com, is the second-longest streak in league history. Harden’s streak trails only Wilt Chamberlain’s 65-game run from the 1961-62 season — a season in which Wilt happened to set the NBA record by scoring 50.4 points per game. The way Harden has been filling up the scoresheet, Chamberlain comes up as a frequent comparison, continually amazing for those of us who never thought we’d get to see numbers like Wilt’s in today’s game. But what might be most remarkable about Harden is the way he’s different from Chamberlain — specifically, how his one-man show has changed his team’s offense.A big reason that Chamberlain keeps popping up is that it’s difficult to find a modern analogue for what Harden is doing. Harden currently has a usage rate of 40.2 percent, meaning he has taken a shot (or turned the ball over) on roughly two out of every five Houston plays when he’s on the court. And when he isn’t trying to score himself, Harden has also assisted on 40.3 percent of teammate baskets. The only other qualified season in NBA history to break those 40/40 thresholds belonged to Russell Westbrook in 2016-17 — and Westbrook was much less efficient that season than Harden has been this year, averaging 6.8 fewer points per 100 possessions on plays he had a hand in ending.To get a sense of just how far Harden is pushing the boundaries of productivity, here’s a breakdown of all qualified seasons since 1976-77 by possession rate1The share of total on-court team possessions a player had a hand in ending, via shots, turnovers, assists and rebounds. versus offensive efficiency. (The outermost points up and to the right are the best combinations of workload and efficiency.) With 118.6 points produced per 100 possessions on a possession rate of 40.5 percent, Harden is currently having the greatest high-usage offensive season in modern history. From a team perspective, those numbers mean that Houston is funneling nearly half of its possessions through a player who is personally averaging nearly 2 more points per 100 possessions than the league’s most efficient team (the Warriors, at 117.0). So in theory, this should be a very good thing for his team’s scoring rate, which in turn should lead to more and more wins.And in Harden’s case, that appears to be true. Since Harden’s streak began, he is averaging 122 points per 100 possessions with a usage rate of 42.8 percent, both numbers up from the 114 and 37.3 percent marks he had before the streak, respectively. And over the same span, Houston’s teamwide offensive efficiency has zoomed up from 111.2 points per 100 before the streak (sixth-best in the NBA) to 116.9 (second-best) ever since, with his Rockets’ on/off-court offensive efficiency split (+5.8 points per 100) staying roughly the same before the streak and after. Houston is also 21-9 over the streak, after starting the season 12-14. Of course, the recent return of former All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who missed 18 games during Harden’s streak, has buoyed the Rockets as well — but in general it’s safe to say that Harden’s tear has had a very positive effect on Houston’s efficiency and overall record.Why is that notable, though? Isn’t that simply the logical result of having a highly efficient player dominate his team’s possessions? You might think so, but in a dynamic sport such as basketball, things are often more complicated than they may appear. And the best example of this could be Chamberlain.Chamberlain’s career was unwittingly one of history’s most fascinating laboratories for basketball experimentation, in large part because he was the NBA’s most extreme statistical outlier ever. Wilt led the league in scoring in each of his first six seasons, with a staggering scoring average of 40.6 points per game over that span; he also led the league in field goal percentage in three of those campaigns, making 50.7 percent of his shots in total (at a time when the NBA average was around 42 percent). With such a high volume of efficient shots, you might expect that Wilt was like Harden, leading his teams to tremendously efficient offensive performances.But you’d be wrong. Shockingly, Chamberlain’s Warriors struggled to even break league average in efficiency during his seasons with the club, despite the enormous amount of high-percentage scoring Chamberlain did by himself. It wasn’t until Chamberlain switched teams and started scoring less — passing to his teammates more — that his clubs began breaking offensive records.To better understand the sometimes-counterintuitive effect a single scorer can have on his team’s offense, I reached out to Ben Taylor, author of the book “Thinking Basketball,” who was one of the first researchers to notice this phenomenon in Chamberlain’s numbers. “The arc of [Wilt’s] career is very, very unique,” he said. “Not only do some people consider him the best player ever precisely because of these raw stats, but he goes through many different coaches, they put him in many different situations, and specifically Alex Hannum comes along with this great idea — like, ‘Hey, Wilt, what if you just didn’t shoot that much anymore?’ — and he does this, and the team becomes incredible.”Chamberlain’s 1965-66 and 1966-67 seasons with Philadelphia present the most fascinating test case. According to Taylor’s research, Chamberlain’s own personal scoring attempts in 1966 were much more efficient (averaging about 1.09 points per possession) than those of his teammates when they tried to score (0.94), and the 76ers had a mediocre offense with Chamberlain scoring 33.5 points per game. If anything, that makes it sound like Chamberlain should have shot the ball even more — but instead, Hannum persuaded Chamberlain to spread the ball around the following season. His teammates, basically the same cast of characters, averaged more points per attempt (1.01) on more shots per game, while Wilt himself was far more efficient (1.27 points per attempt!) when scoring “only” 24.1 points per game. The result was a championship for Philadelphia and one of history’s greatest offenses.Chamberlain’s less-is-more experience is indicative of other one-man shows from throughout NBA history, Taylor said. “You can see it with other high-usage players in a modern setting. I think the classic examples are 1987 [Michael] Jordan, 2006 Kobe [Bryant], guys like that — they’re doing a similar thing, and again you don’t have anywhere near a top-shelf offense.”But Harden has been able to break that mold by playing differently than other one-man offenses from the past. “Harden’s not the best example of one of these high-usage all time scorers,” Taylor said. “He’s a little weird in that he’s more like Steve Nash — he’s passing and dominating the offense to also set up teammates, and so you have a huge ‘creation’ player. … The stark difference between [Harden and Wilt] is that Wilt, when he was scoring, was more like a black hole, and Harden is just running everything.”The idea that Harden is what Taylor called a “Scoring Nash” is eye-opening. Playing in a similar (if not exactly identical) system to the one Nash orchestrated for four years under coach Mike D’Antoni, Harden has evolved the role of distributor to include an even greater level of player choice. If one of Nash’s great strengths was drawing defensive attention as a means of setting others up for easy shots, Harden can also use the threat of the pass as a means of giving himself more space to shoot. As a result, Harden has an “offensive load” — Taylor’s metric for measuring direct involvement via scoring or passing within an offense — of 66 percent, compared with Nash’s single-season high of 51 percent under D’Antoni in 2007.Pass-heavy initiators like Harden don’t always elevate otherwise mediocre offenses to greatness. For instance, Westbrook — who in 2017 set the NBA record for single-season usage rate (just ahead of Harden’s rate this year) — was the centerpiece of a barely average scoring attack that year, despite his record offensive load of 74 percent. But a disproportionate share of history’s greatest offenses were led by players such as Harden, Nash, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and even Golden State’s Stephen Curry — players who stretched defenses into oblivion with the interplay between their passing and scoring.That’s why Harden’s admittedly impressive scoring streak is only one part of the puzzle that has helped vault the Rockets back near the top of the Western Conference’s contender list. By playing more like the Chamberlain of 1967 than 1962, Harden isn’t just helping the team with his own statistics — he’s also making the players around him better.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

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Cadia East – to be Australia biggest underground mine – chooses Sandvik

first_imgSandvik Mining and Construction has been awarded a contract for the supply of 14 LH517 LHDs for the initial production phase of Newcrest Mining’s Cadia East mine near Orange in central west New South Wales. The Cadia East project involves the development of the massive Cadia East deposit – one of the world’s largest gold deposits – into Australia’s first panel cave mine. The mine will be the deepest panel cave in the world and Australia’s largest underground mine. The Sandvik LH517s will be deployed in Cadia East’s initial production phase (Lift 1), and are being delivered between now and October 2012. They will be equipped for fully autonomous operation using Sandvik’s underground mining AutoMine system, which is currently used at Newcrest’s Ridgeway Deeps project (also near Orange).According to Tim Redmond, Sandvik Mining and Construction’s underground mining sales manager, Sandvik has a strong relationship with Newcrest, and is a long-standing LHD supplier. “Newcrest’s huge Cadia Valley Operation is now among the largest users of Sandvik LHDs globally,” he said.Service and support for the new loaders is being carried out both by Sandvik’s Orange service centre, plus an onsite product support team in the Cadia Valley.The Cadia East orebody is one of the world’s largest gold deposits, comprising a mineral resource of 2,347 Mt  containing 33.2 Moz of gold and 6.59 Mt of copper, along with a current ore reserve of 18.7 Moz of gold and 3.16 Mt of copper. It will underpin production from the Cadia Valley for at least the next 30 years.The project is based on the construction of an underground mine adjacent to the Cadia Hill open pit mine, and an expansion of the existing Cadia Valley processing plant capacity from 24 to 26 Mpta. The estimated capital cost of the project is A$1.91 billion.The project will enable production from Newcrest’s Cadia Valley Operations to increase to a range of 700-800,000 oz of gold and from 75,000 t to in excess of 100,000 t of copper per year over the first 10 years.Construction has commenced, with first production expected in the second half of 2012. Commissioning and appreciable production levels will be occurring during the 2013 calendar year.The massive underground resource is suited to the low cost, bulk underground mining method of panel caving. This is a natural caving method which uses ground stresses, rock structures and gravity to break the rock. Orebodies best suited to panel caving are those where the horizontal dimensions are greater than those that are suited to block caving. Ore extraction advances across the orebody as panels are progressively developed.Broken ore will be removed by using the LHDs and ore conveyors. Significant underground infrastructure including underground crushers, declines, production/undercut levels and ventilation shafts, handling and conveyor system will be constructed.The Cadia East panel cave will be conducted initially in two lifts. Mining will extend from 500 m to approximately 1,450 m below the surface.The Cadia East project has been at the forefront of mine development with new technologies being used to maximise underground development rates.The project is planning to use further innovative mining technologies and enhancements in the establishment and operation of the mine, including the use of automated remote loaders through Sandvik’s AutoMine system.Released in late 2009, the Sandvik LH517 is a high capacity new generation underground LHD offering improved safety and higher productivity than previous models, through redesigned hydraulic and electronic systems, the company says. Powered by a Volvo TAD 1361VE  engine rated at 285 kW, it has a tramming capacity of 17.2 t, and can handle bucket sizes from 6.5-8.6 m3.Features include a strengthened operator’s cabin with efficient air conditioning, fully adjustable seat and controls, and a single all-in-one digital display which interfaces with the on-board vehicle control and management (VCM) system.Servicing and maintenance is made easier and safer through ground level daily service points, three-point mounting and fall-protection systems. A built in fire suppression system significantly enhances mine and operator safety.last_img read more

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No bail out for Cyprus says president

first_imgCyprus will not need to request European Union bailout funds, President Dimitris Christofias said in Vienna on Monday.“The Cypriot real economy is not so closely linked to Greece as outsiders perceive,” Christofias told journalists. “The big problem for us is the exposure of Cypriot banks to Greek loans.” Source: Bloomberg Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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Ancient Mayan Altar Reveals Game of ThronesEsque Empire

first_imgStay on target Amazing Hoard of 1,000-Year-Old Coins Discovered by Metal Detectorists7th-Century Skeleton From Merovingian Era Unearthed in France A 1,500-year-old carved altar, unearthed at the Mayan site of La Corona, is drawing comparisons to one of the most popular television dramas of all time.Spotted among jungle forest of the Petén department in northern Guatemala, the altar provides new evidence of how the Kaanul dynasty began its two-century domination of rival kingdom Tikal.A team of architects, led by Tulane University professor Marcello Canuto, announced their find last week at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Guatemala City.“The discovery of this altar allows us to identify an entire new king of La Corona who apparently had close political ties with the capital of the Kaanul kingdom, Dzibanche, and with the nearby city of El Peru-Waka,” according to Canuto, director of the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane and co-director of the La Corona Regional Archaeological Project (PRALC).The 4.8-foot by 3.9-foot slab of limestone displays an image of previously unknown King Chak Took Ich’aak carrying a double-headed serpent figure. It also details a wedding between a princess from the Serpent Kingdom and a King of La Corona.“This altar shows us a part of Guatemala’s history and in this case, around 1,500 years ago, I would call this the historical Mayan version of Game of Thrones,” project co-director Tomas Barrientos told the AFP, comparing the kingdom’s manipulation to that of George R.R. Martin’s fictional noble families.A nearby column of hieroglyphs, meanwhile, recorded in the Maya long count calendar the end of a half-k’atun period (equal to 3,600 days), corresponding to May 12, 544 AD.“For several centuries during the Classic period, the Kaanul kings dominated much of the Maya Lowlands,” Barrientos, director of the Center for Archaeological and Anthropological Research at the University of the Valley of Guatemala, said in a statement.“This altar contains information about their early strategies of expansion, demonstrating that La Corona played an important role in the process from the beginning,” he explained.Canuto and Barrientos have been researching the Maya city since 2008; PRALC will continue their work, investigating the altar to better understand its importance and historical context.The team also included David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center of the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Guatemalan archaeologists Maria Antonieta Cajas and Alejandro González.In 2016, a 15-year-old Canadian discovered a lost Mayan city via Google Earth. And earlier this year, laser technology was used to uncover thousands of ancient Maya structures hidden beneath Guatemalan jungle. Read more about archaeology and Game of Thrones on Geek.com.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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WrestleMania Week kicks off on Wrestleview including three live podcasts this weekend

first_img Pinterest Roy Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Ah, WrestleMania week! The equivalent of the NFL’s Super Bowl week, FIFA World Cup month, NBA Playoff time or… well, you get the idea.The good news is we here at Wrestleview.com have you covered! Every day this week we will have something for you as we build up for the big show on Sunday night (which will probably end in the early hours on Monday).Strap yourself in because here’s what we have for you!Monday – WWE RAWIt’s the biggest go home show of the year (well, one of two including Smackdown Live) and just like every week, we’ll have live coverage of WWE RAW where we will also be live tweeting our thoughts. Will The Undertaker finally appear and accept John Cena’s challenge for a match at WrestleMania? Join us to find out together!Tuesday – WWE Smackdown LiveThe last show before the big event on Sunday for the blue brand. Will there be any other major announcements by the now medically cleared Smackdown Live GM, Daniel Bryan? Will we have an update on the status of Shane McMahon? Just like we’ll be doing Monday, we will have live results of Smackdown Live as well as tweets throughout the show.Wednesday – Wrestleview Weekly Live on TwitchIf you aren’t subscribed to Wrestleview Weekly Live by Doug on Twitch, don’t feel too bad. You’ll get another opportunity as Doug will be live doing what he does best Wednesday night on Twitch! Join Doug over at twitch.tv/dougwrestleview!Thursday – Throwback ThursdayIt’s Throwback Thursdy and make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for this one as we’ll be posting past WrestleMania moments all day. Some moments which you’ll probably remember (spoiler, we will post the iconic Hulk Hogan bodyslam on Andre the Giant) and others which you might have forgotten about (Hollywood Backlot Brawl from WrestleMania 12, anyone?)! So make sure to follow us on both social media platforms to get your dosage!Friday – Hall of FameWrestleMania weekend officially kicks off as we will cover the Class of 2018 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony live as it takes place on the WWE Network. Join us on Twitter for live thoughts during the entire ceremony or join us for live coverage if you can’t tune in.Saturday – NXT TakeOverThe fun isn’t restricted to the main WWE roster! With NXT TakeOver the night before WrestleMania, we’ll present live coverage of NXT TakeOver: New Orleans here and then present our first of three podcasts reviewing the show on YouTube when it concludes!Sunday – WWE WrestlemaniaAre you read for a day full of WWE WrestleMania coverage?We will be covering the event from wall to wall or in 2018 terms, from social media channel to right here. Pictures, videos, news – we’ll have the complete stories as we build up for the big (7 hour) event including the live Kickoff Show.Still want more? Well, our second of three podcasts will go live on YouTube right after WrestleMania goes off the air to review the biggest show of the year!Monday – Wrestlemania Fallout (April 9)You didn’t think the fun stops at WrestleMania did you?It’s become tradition that the RAW following a WrestleMania is sometimes even bigger than WrestleMania itself. So just like every other week, make sure to join us to see what surprises the WWE will spring on us this year!Plus, we will present our third consecutive podcast live on YouTube after RAW!Check out our most recent podcast: WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Google+center_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27last_img read more

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PSG boss pleased with Neymar Cavani partnership

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is pleased with Neymar and Edinson Cavani’s improved relationship after securing a 4-1 win over Reims in Ligue 1The pair have put aside their differences from last season, which saw them regularly dispute over spot-kick duties, to help maintain PSG’s 100% start to the new league season.A brace from Cavani along with goals from Neymar and Thomas Meunier ensured PSG of the three points after Xavier Chavalerin had given Reims a shock lead after two minutes of play at the Parc Des Princes.Asked about Neymar and Cavani’s improved relationship afterwards and whether he had a part it in, Tuchel told reporters: “You have to ask them! Great players have to play and live together, it’s very important.“I feel that Ney, Edi [Cavani], Angel [Di Maria] and Kylian [Mbappe] form a group that wants to win and improve together. I’ll always tell them that’s what I want.”on the performance, he added: “I am very satisfied with the first 60 minutes, we played fast and easy, with very few keys,”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“We recovered the ball very quickly. We did that for 60 minutes.”PSG already hold an eight-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 from Lyon and have become only the fourth French side to win their first seven games of a top-flight campaign.“We are very happy to beat this record. It was a goal. This lays the foundation for continuing to work well,” said Tuchel.It’s a wrap at the Parc des Princes, where PSG got goals from @ECavaniOfficial (2), @neymarjr and @ThomMills to beat Reims 4-1!! 🔴🔵 #ICICESTPARIS #AllezParis #PSGSDR pic.twitter.com/CeeeGY1LpH— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 26, 2018last_img read more

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Sarri couldnt explain why Chelsea lost

first_imgMaurizio Sarri cannot understand why Chelsea was humiliated today by Manchester City in the English Premier League.Chelsea was trashed today 6-0 by Manchester City in Sunday’s English Premier League fixture.The Blues couldn’t cope with the pressure of the Citizens and ended up displaying very weak football.And for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, he has no idea what happened today.“At the moment I am not able to explain. At the moment I don’t know, maybe the goal we conceded after three minutes against this opponent was really very difficult to play, not to give them spaces, so we were in trouble,” the Italian told Sky Sports after the match.“But I am not able at the moment to understand, because during the week my feeling was really very good. At the moment we have a big problem away [from home]. I don’t know why.”“Today I didn’t see my football. We need to understand why at the moment it isn’t working. The reason is not easy. Something is changing, we were better at away than we were home and now we are better at home.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“At the moment I am not able to see the reason, but I have to work for this because my target is to play my football. It is not to change another football, because at the moment we are playing another football,” he added.“I think that is right [I am scrutinized.] I am in charge of the team so it is right.”“I don’t know [about my future], you have to ask the club. I am worried about my team, the performance, but my job is always at risk. So I am not worried [about that], you have to ask the club,” he explained.It ends 6-0. #MCICHE pic.twitter.com/M1ZjJqTRYD— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 10, 2019last_img read more

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Dillingham marches against domestic and sexual violence

first_img(Photo by Isabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham)The sun came out on Thursday as about 30 people gathered for the “Choose Respect” march in Dillingham.Listen nowDomestic violence and sexual assault are pervasive in Bristol Bay and across the state. According to an Alaska Victimization Survey, in 2015 half of all Alaskan women experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.“It’s really what’s holding us back in Dillingham. It’s really what’s causing the cycle of violence, and cycle of drugs and alcohol to continue,” Gregg Marxmiller said. Marxmiller is the education and outreach coordinator for SAFE, the shelter for victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Bristol Bay. “It’s the ugliest thing in our community. We can be better, and we can do better.”(Photo by Isabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham)This march was just one of many that have taken place across Alaska. Nine years ago, former governor Sean Parnell started “Choose Respect” marches as part of an initiative to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence in the state.Lucinda Zamir was at the Dillingham march on Friday and said that showing people that there are options and support is why events like the “Choose Respect” marches matter.“Domestic violence, intimate partner violence and so many other things are just quietly tolerated when people probably don’t realize that they have a voice, that they can speak up, that they should speak up and that they shouldn’t just tolerate people treating them poorly, no matter what it is,” Zamir said.Marchers pointed, not only to the problem of violence in Bristol Bay, but also to a solution.“We need to go back to what the elders said. We need to educate. Let’s educate by demonstration or by choosing respect,” Thomas Tilden, Curyung Tribal Council chief, said.Thursday’s march showed that Dillingham residents will continue to raise their voices to confront domestic violence and sexual assault.last_img read more

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ExMP Vivek slams KCR over debts

first_imgZaheerabad: Former MP G Vivek lashed out at Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for pushing the state into debt. A huge amount public money was being wasted in the name of construction of a new secretariat. He garlanded the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar here on Sunday, while on his way to Bidar. He also criticised KCR for encouraging defections from other parties which was unethical. Leaders Y Narotham, Govardhan and others were present on the occasion.last_img

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Plans for Development at Baltimores Port Covington Site Draw Criticism

first_imgAn artists’ rendering of what Port Covington would look like after development. (Courtesy Image/Sagamore Development)At a rally on April 28, Baltimore City community leaders, activists, and labor leaders demanded that city officials delay an upcoming vote on the Port Covington tax-increment financing (TIF) plan.The rally was held to protest the proposal by Sagamore Development, owned by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, to develop hotels, office space, and retail venues, along with residential and manufacturing space, on 260 acres of land in South Baltimore. Under Armour’s new headquarters would also be located at Port Covington, and the project’s developers claim it will generate thousands of new jobs.While the entire project carries an estimated cost of $6.9 billion, Sagamore is asking Baltimore to provide $535 million via a TIF agreement. Under the arrangement, the city would issue bonds in that amount to Sagamore, which would be repaid later along with interest and other fees out of new property taxes created by the project. The agreement must ultimately be approved by the City Council.The April 28 rally called on City Council president Bernard C. “Jack” Young to delay voting on the agreement until the new Council is seated later this year, and until Sagamore delivers stronger guarantees of living wages, benefits and transportation.Citizens stood in front of City Hall with signs that read “No Lame Duck Decisions,” “STOP Tax Giveaways for the Rich” and “Billionaires: $535 Million. Kids: Zero.”“Why don’t they use their own money,” asked Rudolph Barker, of Cherry Hill. Barker believes that city funds should be focused on bettering the community. “They closed down [the Port Covington] Wal-Mart—we don’t have a Wal-Mart, that makes no sense.”Since its announcement, the Port Covington development plan has drawn criticism for a lack of transparency regarding its finances, and what some see as efforts to push it through the current city council and outgoing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake before they both leave office.Among those defending the deal, however, is Congressman Elijah Cummings.“It’s hard not to get excited about this kind of large, mixed-use project that promises thousands of jobs for Baltimore residents,” Cummings said in a statement. “I am hopeful that with Plank’s vision and Sagamore’s expertise, implementation of this project will support Baltimore’s urgent community development priorities and bring much needed infrastructure improvements that will benefit the entire City.”last_img read more

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Take On Helicopter flight simulator revealed looks stunning

first_imgEver since Microsoft shut down the Flight Simulator department (ACES Studio) there has been a hole in the gaming space for flight simulators aimed at the mainstream market. It was still a niche product, but one you could find on any game store shelf. It also had some serious enthusiast followers who went to great lengths to create the perfect cockpit.It looks as though Flight Simulator is set to make a comeback as Microsoft Flight, but it will have some competition when it arrives.Developer Bohemia Interactive, probably best known for the ARMA games, unveiled a bit of a surprise during E3 this week. It’s a flight simulator focusing on helicopters called Take On Helicopter.This is no arcade flying game, this is a serious simulator which Bohemia say is developed using a decade of military simulator experience. It uses a “high fidelity flight dynamics model” coupled with some gorgeous visuals as the video and screenshots included here clearly show.As well as single-player missions, Bohemia is including both co-operative and competitive scenarios. Not only that, but you will also have access to a mission editor allowing for your own scenarios to be created and hopefully shared with other players.As you’ve probably guesses, console gamers are out of luck on this one. Take On Helicopters is a PC exclusive. PC gamers will be glad to hear it’s also nearly finished with a Q4 release date pencilled in.If you are interested in learning more about the game there is no better place to start than the Community FAQ. After that, it’s just a case of waiting for more video footage, screenshots, and hopefully a demo to appear before release. The demo actualyl looks likely as the game’s page has a Community Preview section ready to offer something soon.Read more at Bohemia Interactive and the Take On Helicopters official sitelast_img read more

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Cancelled Saints Row game now available to download for free

first_imgEarlier this week we reported on a Saints Row game for the PSP which was never released. Though initially hesitant to even show it to the world, Volition, the developer behind the game, has decided to release the unfinished title to the world as a free download.The game was discovered by Volition associate video editor Josh Stinson. He was surprised to find a PSP dev kit in storage because he didn’t know the company had even been working on a title for Sony’s first portable system. This PSP game was Saints Row: Undercover, or Saints Row 2, as it was originally called.Though the title was nearly complete, Volition felt that it didn’t meet the standards of a proper Saints Row game and terminated development of it. At first, the company was hesitant to show this game to the public since it prefers to reveal things which are finished. However, Stinson, along with video producer Alexander Mejia and community manager Mike Watson, managed to convince the higher ups to show the game to everyone.A live stream went up yesterday which had Stinson and Mejia playing the game. You can check that out here.For those interested in playing Saints Row: Undercover, you can go here to download the .ISO file. You can use whichever emulator you prefer to run the game. Undercover is being offered by the developer, so there’s no need to worry that you’re playing a pirated game. Just keep in mind that this is an unfinished game and won’t exactly make for an optimal playing experience. However, it does offer an interesting look into game development and how even games that are mostly finished can get cancelled.last_img read more

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Realistic Simulation of Amazon Delivery Drone Mothership Looks Like Future From Terminator

first_img Advertisement Oh, the mothership used in the video already exists. Amazon has completely changed the retail game by allowing us to buy anything and everything we ever wanted without setting foot inside a store, and have long teased plans for even more convenient drone direct delivery to the customer’s door. While drone delivery hasn’t become reality yet, a scarily realistic computer simulation making the rounds on social media used Amazon’s own patent applications to show what it all might look like, and it’s really creepy.The video – created by a Japanese video graphic artist – shows a massive Amazon mothership jettisoning delivery drones that directly deliver the goods. The drawback is that the entire scene looks like a scene from the Terminator future world dystopia where humans live in burned out cars, eat rats and are relegated to obsolete fuel sources.It may look like an oppressive hell, but hey, but don’t expect any pushback if it can deliver our orders 9 seconds faster. Bow before Bezos, pathetic human.ドローンで配送するという話があったけど、もう始まってたんだな。もっと先の話かと思ってた。There was a talk about delivery by drone, but it had already started. I thought it was a story ahead.#エイプリルフール #zozi撮影 pic.twitter.com/hFrmGOKwof— zozi(厳島神社の人) (@zozi009) March 31, 2019last_img read more

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