Argentina face Chile in history-rich Copa America final

first_imgArgentina head into Saturday’s Copa America final seeking their first major silverware in 22 years while hosts Chile aim to end a century-long jinx by winning the trophy for the first time.The two Andean neighbours meet in Santiago’s national stadium in a classic South American encounter steeped in history and rivalry.These were two of the four founding nations of the South American Championship as it was first known back in 1916. Argentina thumped Chile 6-1 at that tournament, setting the tone for a century of Chilean pain. Of their 36 competitive clashes since then, the Chileans have won just one a World Cup qualifier in Santiago in 2008. They have never beaten Argentina at the Copa America in 24 attempts.Argentina have lifted the trophy 14 times and if they win on Saturday will draw level with Uruguay as the most successful side in the tournament’s history. Chile, in their 36 previous attempts to win the trophy, have come closest when they finished as runners-up four times.For Argentina’s inspirational playmaker Lionel Messi, this is a golden opportunity to reproduce his success at club level for his country. His only previous titles with Argentina were at under-20 and Olympic level.For his team as a whole, Saturdays match is a chance to make up for last year’s World Cup final defeat by Germany and two consecutive Copa America final defeats at the hands of Brazil in 2004 and 2007.”In the space of less than a year these guys are going to play their second final of a major tournament,” Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said after his side destroyed Paraguay 6-1 in the semifinals.advertisement”This is not the World Cup but even so, its the second most important tournament there is for us in this part of the world.”Argentina are at pretty much full strength while Chile are still mulling how to replace centre-back Gonzalo Jara, suspended for his now infamous gesture in the quarterfinals when he was caught on camera sticking his finger up an opponents backside.Jose Rojas replaced Jara in their semi-final against Peru, a 2-1 win, but was far from convincing and coach Jorge Sampaoli might reshuffle his backline again.The match is a clash between the two highest-scoring sides in the competition Chile found the back of the net 13 times on their way to the final while Argentina bagged 10.Messi has yet to score in open play but if he pulls the strings like he did against the Paraguayans that will not concern his coach.”If he makes three assists and they all end up as goals that’s fine,” Martino said. “He doesn’t need to be the top scorer in the team to be happy.”last_img read more

No Goan left in FC Goa, says MLA, offers to buy stake

first_imgPanaji, Aug 3 (PTI) Goa Vikas Party MLA Fransisco Miccky Pacheco today said he was ready to buy 25 per cent stake in FC Goa football club as its ownership has gone to a person who is not from the state.”I am ready to take 25 per cent stake in FC Goa club. After Jaydev Mody taking over the majority stake, Goa is (left) only in the name of the club. Ownership has gone outside Goa,” Pacheco said, speaking on the demand for grants of the state sports department in the Assembly.Pacheco, who once owned Franca Sports Club, said that FC Goas earlier owners Dattaraj Salgaoncar and Srinivas Dempo had sold their stakes to Mody.Mody, chairman of Delta Corp, had bought the 65 per cent stake jointly held by Salgaocar and Dempo in the FC Goa football team.”Goan football is finished. The families like Salgaoncar and Dempo had been mentoring the football clubs in Goa. They have also given up now. There is something wrong in the policy of All India Football Federation (AIFF),” the Nuvem MLA said. “The Indian Super League (ISL) has eight teams, of which five are owned by Ambani and one by Mody. It will be all game fixing now andpeople would be fooled,” he said.The MLA also termed the ISL as a money-making racket.The Goa Government should intervene and force the FC Goa owners to sell 25 per cent stake to a Goan, he demanded. Congress MLA and former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat backed Pacheco. “If you are using the name FC Goa, then Goans should have the stake. Goans will cheer the team during the tournament, but they will have no stake in it. There should be some solution for this,” he said. FC Goa, the runner-up of ISL 2, was in trouble recently when ISLs regulatory committee imposed a penalty of Rs 12 crore on it for not attending the prize distribution ceremony after they lost the final against Chennaiyin FC last year. PTI RPS KRK SMJ PTPadvertisementlast_img read more

Kiss and tell! Jamie Vardy and wife Rebekah’s PDA at the Pride of Sport Awards

first_imgMSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final The Pride of Sport Award is aimed as celebrating and recognising the unsung heroes of grassroots sport. Apart from the Vardys, the other sporting names to walk the red carpet were England and Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe, track and field athlete Greg Rutherford, former England goalkeeper David Seaman, ex-swimmer Mark Foster and former England spinner Graeme Swann. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Miquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager England and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and wife Rebekah put on an intimate show on the red carpet at Pride of Sport Awards on Thursday. The couple, who tied the knot in 2016, after dating for two years, were seen kissing at the star-studded event held at London’s Grosvenor House hotel. They have a daughter Sofia, Ella and son, Finley as well as two children, Megan and Taylor, from Rebekah’s previous relationship. The footballer, 31, and the former I’m Celebrity star couldn’t resist sharing a sweet kiss as they posed together for a photo. The couple wore a matching outfit for the event with Jamie wearing a black suit with a white shirt and a matching tie.Related Newslast_img read more

Australian fans dislike Virat Kohli as much they disliked Douglas Jardine: Dean Jones

first_imgVirat Kohli is the “head of the snake”. This is how Australia spinner Nathan Lyon described the India captain in the second Test in Bengaluru. Kohli’s aggressive nature on the field has earned him admiration in the cricketing world but Australians also hate him.Former Australia batsman Dean Jones in his column for The Sydney Morning Herald explained how “Kohli is almost as disliked as English captain Douglas Jardine”.The second Test of the series became a hot topic when the captains of both teams Virat Kohli and Steve Smith traded blows at each other. Kohli almost called Australians “cheats” when Smith, to everyone’s surprise, tried to take help with DRS from his team’s dressing room after he was trapped leg before by Umesh Yadav. Kohli warned the Aussies for “crossing the line” then two boards jumped in and backed their captains before International Cricket Council put an end to the controversy by not pressing charges against either of the players.”Kohli is now Australia’s No. 1 enemy or the “head of the snake”, as Nathan Lyon has put it. The Australian boys are quite prepared to take it up to him and this series has been compulsive viewing. This is what Test match cricket is about. It’s the same when we play England for the Ashes or when India meet Pakistan,” Jones wrote in his column. (Ranchi Test: Kohli bats at usual No.4 but falls cheaply again)”Test cricket is at its best when there is an edge to it. With the extra interest from fans and the media in a big series such as this, the contest seems to have become personal, very personal,” he added.advertisementJones further praised Kohli for his work ethics but said the Indian cricket’s poster boy “loves getting into hot spots on the field”.”I am an unabashed Kohli fan. I commentate all around the world and I love watching this kid bat and lead his team. He is such an interesting character. Away from the cricket, he is quite a humble kid. Always polite, and always asking questions on how he is batting and what I am up to. He just loves the game and the challenges that go with it.” (Maxwell mocks Kohli’s injury)’VILLAINOUS AS JARDINE'”Kohli believes in hard work and that he can do anything on a cricket field. He loves getting into hot spots on the field to make sure he is in his opponents’ face. Kohli is the only captain I know who pumps up the crowd, asking them for their support. He knows the importance of the Indian fans’ input and how it can help his team’s performance. He doesn’t just want 11 Indian players in the Australian faces, he demands the same from the 30,000-strong Indian crowds. Make this ground the most hostile environment the Australians will experience. It’s no different to what the MCG crowds have given to opposition teams.””So why don’t  Australian fans like him? I feel he is almost as disliked as villainous English captain Douglas Jardine, who started the Bodyline series in 1932-33. Is this what needs to happen for Australia and India to build up their rivalry? If so, I have no problem with it. I love the aggression that’s being produced in the media and from the fans. Even the respective CEOs from each country have offered their 10 cents’ worth. It’s game on,” he wrote.WATCH SPORTS WRAPJones also tipped Australian cricketers, who are part of the Test series in India, how to tackle Kohli’s “in-your-face attitude”.”I say enjoy the challenge. Enjoy the silence of the Indian crowd when you are on top. If Kohli gets under your skin, don’t look at him. Turn your back or offer the cheeky smile that Sir Donald Bradman offered Jardine. Whichever way this series finishes, it will be remembered for a long time. That’s how it should be and that’s why Test cricket will always be above all other formats of the game,” the 55-year-old wrote.The four-Test series is currently levelled at 1-1 with Dharamsala hosting the final match from March 25.ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

K.L. Rahul ruled out of Indian Premier League 2017 with shoulder injury

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore opener KL Rahul has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2017 with a shoulder injury. Rahul had sustained the injury in the first Test in Pune but he continued to play through the Border-Gavaskar series. (IPL 2017: AB de Villiers to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore if Virat Kohli misses initial matches, says Daniel Vettori)According to reports, Rahul will travel to London to get a surgery done on his left shoulder. The Karnataka batsman had spoken about how his injury restricted his shot-making during the series against Australia but he still managed to score 393 runs in four matches at an average of over 65 with six half-centuries. He was the third highest run-getter in the series behind Steven Smith (499) and Cheteshwar Pujara (405). (Virat Kohli missed Dharamsala Test to save himself for IPL? Brad Hodge thinks so)India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after their 8-wicket win in Dharmsala this week. Rahul scored a brilliant unbeaten 51 in the fourth innings to help India reach the target of 106 on the fourth day. (Brad Hodge apologises to Virat Kohli for his comments on Indian skipper’s injury)After the match Rahul had said, “After Pune, I knew I couldn’t play my shots, it was a big restriction. I love to play my shots, dominate the spinners, but I had to play a different game. Pretty disappointed I couldn’t convert some of my starts into big scores, but right now nothing else matters.”Here I took a few knocks on the body. All I was telling myself, take a few hits for the team. I don’t know what else was running in my mind. The way Jinks came out and started hitting Cummins for sixes. He just came out and said I am going to dominate.”advertisementRCB are likely to miss the services of captain Virat Kohli as well for a few games due to a shoulder injury. Kohli also hurt his right shoulder in the second Test in Bengaluru while diving to save a boundary. He eventually missed the series-deciding Test in Dharamsala and is expected to be out for a couple of weeks, AB de Villiers will lead RCB in his absence.last_img read more

GRASSLEY SAYS CONGRESS WILL FOCUS ON IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE NEXT

first_imgThe federal government is back in business as an agreement was reached on a temporary spending bill late Monday.Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the next few weeks will be focused on finding a compromise on immigration.He says it’s more than just DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which was enacted during the Obama administration.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/GRASSLEY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………….diversity visas. :16The spending bill that passed will only keep the government running for three weeks and Grassley says he’s optimistic an agreement can be reached before February 8th.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/GRASSLEY4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……will sign. :08Grassley, a Republican, makes it clear who he believes is to blame for the three-day closure of all non-essential federal offices and services, which took effect at midnight last Friday.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/GRASSLEY5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..”near future” :09Democratic Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says the shutdown was the result of the inability to compromise and that the whole disaster shows just how broken Washington really is.————-last_img read more

IOC suspends Carlos Nuzman after gold bar corruption allegation

first_imgShare on Twitter Athletics Read more Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Olympic Games Usada chief Travis Tygart urges IOC to ban Russia from Winter Olympics news International Olympic Committee Since you’re here… The International Olympic Committee has suspended the head of the Rio Games after his arrest on bribery and fraud charges linked to a bid vote-buying scandal, which he denies.Carlos Nuzman, 75, was involved in a commission organising the Tokyo 2020 Olympics but has been removed from the role after Brazilian police accused him of involvement in alleged bribery of IOC members to vote for the Rio Games during campaigning in 2009. Because he is president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee that body has also been suspended, meaning any IOC payments are frozen and its right to vote on Olympic-related matters is revoked.Brazilian police revealed 16 solid gold bars weighing 1kg each were found in a depository in Geneva and alleged they were among Nuzman’s hidden assets. They also claimed the value of his estate had increased by 457% over a decade as head of the country’s Olympic association and have requested legal assistance from the Switzerland attorney general as they build their case.center_img Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Topics Nuzman is accused of acting as a middleman between Brazilian businessman Arthur César de Menezes Soares Filho, nicknamed King Arthur, and Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of international athletics. Soares allegedly paid £1.2m into company accounts controlled by Diack’s son Papa Massata Diack in order to sway a band of African IOC voters.The IOC has been criticised for not acting sooner but said Nuzman was only temporarily suspended pending further investigation. “This decision shall not affect the Brazilian athletes,” an IOC spokesman said. “The IOC will accept a Brazilian Olympic Team in the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 and in all other competitions under the umbrella of the Brazilian Olympic Committee with all rights and obligations.” Share on Messenger Share via Email Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

LNG Carrier Seri Cempaka Joins MISC Berhads Fleet

first_imgMalaysia’s MISC Berhad (MISC) took delivery of the third in a series of five Moss-Type Seri-C Class liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, Seri Cempaka, on July 27.Featuring 150,200 cbm, the new LNG carrier was constructed by South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and benefits from an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS) with four spherical tanks shielded by a continuous cover, fortifying the vessel to allow for operation in the harshest marine environments.The Malaysian-flagged Seri Cempaka joins its sister Moss-Type newbuilds Seri Cenderawasih and Seri Camellia on long-term charter to oil and gas company Petronas.The newbuilds are part of MISC’s long term fleet expansion programme and have been designed for worldwide trading capability to enable them to call at 80 LNG receiving terminals and 26 liquefaction terminals in operation worldwide.Along with the unique integrated hull design, the Moss-Type vessels have been designed to minimise hull resistance, increase propulsion efficiency, reduce power requirements, and reduce CO2 emissions.The delivery of Seri Cempaka brings the current number of MISC’s LNG fleet to 27 vessels. A further two Moss-Type Seri C Class vessels are under construction in South Korea.Image Courtesy: MISC Berhadlast_img read more

Sindhu looks to complete unfinished business in Japan

first_imgTokyo: Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu will have to quickly pick up the pieces after her deflating loss in the Indonesia Open final and prepare for the next battle at the Japan Open BWF World Tour Super 750 starting here Tuesday. The USD 750,000 tournament will also see the return of Saina Nehwal, who had missed the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event due to fitness issues. Sindhu missed an opportunity to break a seven-month title drought when she lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in Jakarta on Sunday and the Indian will look to go the full distance when she opens against China’s Han Yue here. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh If she crosses the opening hurdle, Sindhu will face either Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour or Japan’s Aya Ohori in the second round. The fifth seed will also aim to avenge her final loss to Yamaguchi as she is likely to face the world no 4 Japanese in the quarterfinals. “Overall, it was a good tournament for me at Indonesia and I hope I can take the confidence going forward and do well at Japan,” Sindhu had said after the finals on Sunday. Saina, seeded eighth and the only Indian to win a title this season, will open against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan, an opponent against whom she enjoys a 3-1 head-to-head lead. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later In men’s singles, it will be an all-Indian opening round battle between HS Prannoy and eighth seed Kidambi Srikanth. The duo has faced each other five times so far in the international circuit with Srikanth having the last laugh in the past four occasions. Among other Indians, B Sai Praneeth, who had reached the finals of the Swiss Open, will face Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto. Sameer Verma, who had missed the Indonesia Open due to a shoulder problem, will look to test his fitness against Denmark’s Anders Antonsen, runner-up in Jakarta after a marathon final on Sunday. In the doubles draw, the men’s pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will square off against England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy will cross swords with Malaysia’s Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin in another men’s doubles match. The women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will face off against the Korean combination of Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong in the opening round. The mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki will face an uphill task when they meet top-seeded Chinese combination of Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, who claimed the Indonesia Open title on Sunday. Satwiksairaj and Ashwini will open against German pair of Marvin Seidel and Linda Efler in another mixed doubles match.last_img read more

Test tube hamburger created

It’s supposed to help us fight climate change and it could potentially feed the growing world population.But burger lovers are feeling a little queasy about eating a beef free burger, grown in a test tube.Maria Hayes has more.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Regina harpbuilding workshop promotes mental health environmental sustainability

Cecile Denis likes things that makes sense.And to her, it makes sense to look for any and every opportunity to respect the land.That’s why the life-long harp player has created a harp-making workshop with a focus on environmental sustainability.The maple wood used for the small, 22-string harps is locally sourced and prepped by local certified wood-worker Roland Lestage.The envelopes the strings come in are collected at the end of each workshop and reused for the next one.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.And the string bits are made of recycled electric wire.Denis even encouraged the use of an environmentally friendly stain, as opposed to paint, to finish the harps.“Anything that represents that sustainability philosophy, I really like to promote,” said Denis from her fifth harp-making workshop on Sunday afternoon.She hosted the first one in the fall of 2018 and about 30 people total have taken part in the workshops since then.“I think it’s good,” said Barbara Patenaude of Denis’ environmental focus. “In all facets of our life, we’re taught to recycle and be environmentally thoughtful.”Patenaude wanted to take part in the workshop ever since she first heard about it last year.“That would be awesome,” she remembers thinking at the time. She resolved to sign up the next time a workshop came around.She doesn’t play the harp — yet — but equipped with an instrument built by her very own hands, Patenaude said she starts lessons this week.But harp-making isn’t just about environmentally sustainable practices, said Denis. It’s just as much about the healing qualities of the music they produce.“I have testimonies of people from previous workshops where the grandmother comes home with a harp and she starts playing and it has an immediate impact on the people around them,” said Denis. “It helps self-regulate.” An example of the sound box that students were attaching to the stringed portion of their harps at a harp-making workshop held at the University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts on College Avenue. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post Mardell Blackwood-Wedel takes part in a harp-making workshop held at the University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts on College Avenue. Despite its calming affects, Patenaude admits the instrument is an uncommon choice of instrument.But Denis argues that the instrument always finds new ways to be relevant.“The harp has a history of reinventing itself every 50 years or so,” she said.“It came into the orchestra around the 1800s,” she said. “You had the big symphonies.”It reemerged in the 1920s in big band and jazz music.“In this century, we’re seeing more and more development of technology where the harp becomes fully electronic,” said Denis. “Each string on a harp now can have a pick up.”But for Denis, her love of harps goes beyond performing on stage. Always curious about building harps, she spent this past summer working as an apprentice under Lestage.Fascinated by the physics behind the instrument, she said she’s learned so much, including why harps are shaped the way they are, why certain strings are used, and more.Different from the typical pedal harps seen in orchestras, the harps made in the workshop are small enough to fit on one’s lap and travel easily to and from lessons or even to the cabin, said Denis.She hopes the size of the harp and the method of making it will help participants connect with the instrument on a new level.“I think it will become relevant to people on many different levels. Relevant because they care about the environment, they care about their mental health, they care about their children’s mental health,” she said. “I’ve seen some really amazing changes in people.”Hosted by the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education and the Conservatory of Performing Arts, the workshop took place over two days (Saturday and Sunday) and cost $485 per person.jackerman@postmedia.com BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post read more

Security Council encourages new Somali president to appoint inclusive government

Somalia has taken a series of landmark steps in recent weeks to bring an end to the Horn of Africa nation’s eight-year political transition, including the adoption of a provisional constitution, the establishment of a new parliament and the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as President.In a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council stressed the importance of the new Somali authorities developing a programme to define post-transition priorities, and underlined that a national referendum on the provisional constitution and general elections should take place within the term of the current parliament.It also underlined the responsibility of the Somali authorities “to support reconciliation and deliver effective and inclusive local administrations, and public services to the people,” and that these initiatives must be complemented by the expansion of rule of law institutions to areas recovered from Al-Shabaab insurgents. The 15-member body also strongly condemned the grave and systematic human rights violations perpetrated by many parties, including al-Shabaab, and emphasized the need for accountability for all such violations and abuses.In addition, the Council reiterated its support for the UN-backed African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and called on all partners to support it as well through the provision of funding for troops, equipment and technical assistance. read more

Only in Japan 47 edible iPhone case doubles as a quick snack

first_imgJapan might be known for crazy gadgets, but the Survival Senbei iPhone 5 Case is crazier than most. Quite simply, this is a case for your iPhone 5 that doubles as a snack and definitely won’t protect your smartphone for very long (if at all).The Survival Senbei case is constructed from Japanese rice crackers, known as senbei, which are a popular snack item for older people across the country. All we know about the case at this point is it has been thought up by a middle-aged Japanese woman called Mariko, who’s pretty good at molding the crackers into an iPhone-like shape. The problem is, the case is super expensive and doesn’t work very well outside of being a tasty snack.For roughly $47 you get a case that has a 76% chance of breaking when placing an iPhone inside it, a 50% chance of breaking if you try increasing the volume on your phone, and best of all, an 89% chance of breaking if placed in a pocket!So basically, this is a snack you can store around an iPhone you don’t mind carrying — carefully — in your hand. And even if you still want one after reading this, be prepared to join a waiting list. Mariko can produce about three of these handcrafted cases per day. There is an order page, but delivery time is listed as taking at least a month.I’m pretty sure you could go out and buy a six-pack of rice bars and some tape for roughly half the cost of the Survival case, wrap them around your iPhone, and end up with a “case” that actually manages to offer some protection for your phone. Alternatively, buy one of the many cheap, non-edible iPhone 5 cases out there and keep the $20+ you save for buying a range of other snacks.More at ikiiki-ys.com, via RocketNews24last_img read more

Netflix looks to piracy to see what TV shows it should license

first_imgIf you pay attention to Twitter the night a popular television show airs, you’ll notice two time periods when the tweets are concentrated: during the show, and about an hour-and-a-half after the show. The first time period makes sense — everyone is reacting to the show’s events the first time the events premiere. The second time, though, is consistent and might seem strangely timed. However, the timing couldn’t make more sense: it’s when everyone who downloaded the episode off the internet is watching it for the first time. Netflix, being a savvy media company, acknowledges the watching habits of pirates, and is now actually looking toward piracy numbers to decide what shows to put on the streaming service.Though piracy isn’t quite causing the cable TV infrastructure to crumble like cable TV would have you believe, the number of people pirating a program can be used as a sample audience size. If 50,000 people pirate Breaking Bad, that’s just a blip compared to the number of people that actually watch it on television. However, if only 15,000 people pirate Mad Men, and the two shows have the same ratings (they don’t), then Breaking Bad would appear to have a larger audience. So, if Netflix had to choose between the two shows, the one with the larger audience is likely the safer bet. Vice president of content acquisition, Kelly Merryman, said that these numbers do matter to Netflix, and the company indeed takes piracy rate into consideration when purchasing the rights to stream a show.Netflix adheres to the theory that pirates don’t mind paying a little when content is delivered in a convenient, fairly priced package. So, it’s simply a savvy strategy to see what your potential customers are watching, then offer it to them in that convenient package. Though torrenting is as easy as can be nowadays — and episodes release just minutes after they finish airing on television — streaming through Netflix is certainly easier.Perhaps annoyingly, now that Netflix has admitted it tracks piracy numbers to help make business decisions, pirates can claim that their piracy is helping a company make money.last_img read more

Preview for tonights 1030 WWE NXT on WWE Network

first_img S&P posts 7-day winning streak Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WhatsApp Finn Jones Responds To Marvel/Netflix’s Decision To Cancel ‘Iron Fist’ Videos Articles Twitter Hulk Hogan’s Apology To WWE Stars The following is scheduled for tonight’s 10/30 WWE NXT on the WWE Network:* #1 Contenders Tag Team Battle Royal* Carmella vs. Emma* Bull Dempsey vs. Justin Gabriel* Baron Corbin in action.* Marcus Louis vs. Sylvester LeFort* Sami Zayn vs. Titus O’NeilCheck back later this week for a detailed recap of NXT on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipS&P posts 7-day winning streakVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:22/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 27.11%0:00Remaining Time -1:22 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Netflix Cancels Iron Fist Titus O’Neil Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Now Playing Up Next Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more

Former Governor General of Canada Pays a Courtesy Call on Prime Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 11, 2018 – Nassau – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, right, welcomed the former Governor General of Canada, David Lloyd Johnston, in a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister, February 5, 2018.  Mr. Johnston was the 28th Governor General of Canada (2010-2017).(Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)last_img

Expedia named best place to work in the UK 2017

first_imgExpedia has been named the best place to work in the UK at Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2017 Employees’ Choice Awards.The award winners are based on employee reviews posted on Glassdoor over the last year, with staff sharing their views on career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, as well as how satisfied they are with their employer, and the advantages or disadvantages of working at the organisation. Employees are also encouraged to provide advice for management and to rate their chief executive officer.This is the second year in a row that Expedia has been ranked as the best place to work in the UK. ARM Holdings, HomeServe UK, Mott MacDonald, and Hays make up the top five organisations on the UK 2017 list.In the US, Bain and Company has been named best large employer, followed by Facebook, Boston Consulting Group, Google, and World Wide Technology.The 2017 top 20 best places to work in the UK are:ExpediaARM HoldingsHomeServe UKMott MacDonaldHaysPeninsulaUnileverSalesforceScrewfixFirst DerivativesAmerican ExpressGrant Thornton UKGoogleExplore LearningAccenturePageLearningGlaxoSmithKlineBBCCentricaNando’s UKGreg Reed, chief marketing officer at HomeServe, said: “Being named by Glassdoor as one of the top three best places to work in the UK is really special. Over the last three years, we have been on an incredible journey and have worked tirelessly to create an exceptional culture, one which is based on a really simple philosophy: you take care of your people, they will take care of your customers, and the rest will take care of itself. Best of all, it’s a culture that every single person in our [organisation] is proud to be a part of.”last_img read more

Climber Dies on Everest After Reaching Highest Peak on 7 Continents

first_imgStay on target The climbing world suffered another loss after a 55-year-old Utah man, who had just reached his goal of climbing the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents, died Wednesday.Don Cash, 55, died after reaching the top of Mount Everest, his seventh and final summit.Cash was coming down the mountain after a push to the top that lasted more than 12 hours, according to the Himalayan Times, when he suffered what his family believes was a heart attack.AdChoices广告Hard to swallow the loss of a well loved Adobe alum in Don Cash on his descent from Mt Everest. He was a pleasure to work with and will be greatly missed. https://t.co/GncEbPnLza pic.twitter.com/SVTqrchyVA— Joe Martin (@joeDmarti) May 22, 2019Cash’s children told media outlets their father knew he was on a risky mission. On a previous climb, he lost fingers to frostbite. But he was determined to reach all seven summits. He had previously left his job to join what is called the “Seven Summits Club.”“He taught us that nothing was impossible,” Brandalin Cash, his daughter, told KSL-TV, adding that Everest was “big finishing aspect of his dreams.”“The last message he sent to me, he said ‘I feel so blessed to be on the mountain that I read about for the last 40 years,’” his son Tanner Cash said.“He taught us that nothing was impossible,” said Don Cash’s daughter, Brandalin.Don Cash died just after reaching the summit of Mount Everest this week. His children say they’ll always remember the lessons he taught them. https://t.co/EksTQKbahy— Sean Moody (@SeanMoodyKSL) May 23, 2019Cash made it to the top of Everest but collapsed on the descent on the famed the “Hillary Step,” a vertical rock face on the south side of the mountain. He died in the afternoon, Pasang Sherpa, chairman of Pioneer Adventure Pvt. Ltd., told the Himalayan Times.There was reportedly heavy traffic on Everest as guides attempted to bring Cash down the mountain. Around 200 mountaineers, including guides, were attempting to reach the summit on Wednesday, according to the Times.According to Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer at the Everest base camp, several climbers said they had to wait for over two hours to cross the south summit.“Everyone seems in a hurry to reach the summit point when the weather is clear. The second summit window may last for the next two days,” Shrestha said.Overall, 41 teams, with 378 climbers, have permits to scale Everest during the spring season, with an equal number of guides.Don Cash hired me at @Adobe and changed the course of my career and life. Such an amazing man who was a great boss, mentor, father, and grandpa. Rest In Peace “Badass Grandpa”. pic.twitter.com/3hUWOEJECQ— Josh Ray (@J_T_Ray) May 22, 2019Cash’s body will remain on Everest. His family told NBC News their father signed a waiver that his body would be left in the event of his death.On Facebook, Cash described himself as a “kick-ass sales executive, husband, father and grandpa,” and posted about going on a “Seven Summits Sabbatical.”In January, he had summited the Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica.Tributes have poured in for Cash in social media, where posters and commenters praised Cash for his “passion for life.”Fellow climber Dave Roskelley, who reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 2013, told Fox 13 he is comforted knowing Cash died doing what he loved.“He was a go-getter. Knowing him, he’s probably happy that’s where his body will be laid to rest,” Roskelley said.More on Geek.com:Three of the World’s Top Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche35 Incredible Images of Earth’s Mountains and Volcanoes from SpaceIce Climbing World Cup Heads to America for First Time 35 Incredible Images of Earth’s Mountains and Volcanoes From SpaceHistoric Weather Data Helps Modern Scientists Understand Climate Change last_img read more

Hilton opens the firstever Tru by Hilton

first_imgHilton opens the first-ever Tru by HiltonHilton today celebrated the grand opening of the first-ever Tru by Hilton – the company’s 5,000th hotel – at Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport. With more than 425 hotels in various stages of development, Tru by Hilton has achieved the fastest growing pipeline in the history of the hospitality industry, and has captured approximately 2/3 of all net pipeline growth associated with the midscale segment since it launched in 2016.Developed from the ground up using consumer and owner feedback, and brought to market in just 16 months from when it launched at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), Tru by Hilton is a brand-new hotel experience that is vibrant, affordable and young-at-heart. It is energetic, but it is relaxing and comfortable. It is familiar, and it is also unexpected. It is uniquely Tru.“For nearly 100 years, Hilton has delivered exceptional hospitality to millions of travelers through our world-class brands and industry-leading innovations,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “Today we are pleased to celebrate our first Tru by Hilton—a brand we launched with the goal of reinventing the midscale segment by providing guests with a contemporary, consistent and fresh experience at a great value.”Tru by Hilton thinks differently and is a game changer in the midscale segment:All new-build brand, which drives the consistency of experience for our guestsReimagined, enlarged lobby with 2,880 square feet of public space with areas to work, play games, eat or loungeBreakfast is reinvented with the build-your-own complimentary “Top It” breakfast bar that has 30 sweet and savory toppings so guests can create their own healthy or indulgent morning masterpiecesRooms are modern and designed to make every square foot count, with natural light from oversized windows, 55” TV with 150 DIRECTV channels and bright all-shower bathrooms with premium bath amenitiesNational and local brand gourmet snacks and drinks – including single-serve beer and wine – are available 24/7 in the “Eat. & Sip.” market located in the heart of the lobbyTech savvy hotel with mobile check-in, Digital Key, free superfast Wi-Fi, remote printing, social media wall, lobby and market iPads, super-charging stations and accessibility to outlets everywhereA fitness center that leverages the latest fitness trends through barre, TRX bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear, plus guests can get workout ideas from the fitness center tabletAll the benefits of a Hilton Honors membership are available to Tru by Hilton guests“Tru by Hilton appeals to a cross-generation of travelers who share a zest for life mindset and appreciate minimal yet meaningful amenities and design,” says Alexandra Jaritz, global head, Tru by Hilton. “With Tru by Hilton, these travelers don’t have to choose between a great experience and price in the midscale segment—they now can get the best of both worlds.”Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport boasts 86 rooms and is conveniently located near Will Rogers World Airport. The property is owned by Champ Patel at Champion Hotels, LLC.“We are proud to bring the first Tru by Hilton property to market and want to thank all the Tru Team Members who have made today possible,” said Champ Patel, CEO, Champion Hotels, LLC. “We believe in the potential of this transformative brand, and are very excited to bring 15 other Tru by Hilton properties to life in cities across the country.”The grand opening of Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT today. Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Global Head of Tru by Hilton Alexandra Jaritz and industry-leading property developer Champ Patel will offer remarks. True to the brand’s personality, the event will feature “wow” moments, celebrity appearances and a “Live from the Tru Blu Carpet” Facebook Live event on facebook.com/hiltonnewsroom from 8:30–9:00 a.m. CT.The opening of the first Tru by Hilton and Hilton’s 5,000th property milestone come on the heels of several other major growth milestones, including the opening of the 100th properties in both Greater China and Latin America. In January 2017, Hilton successfully completed the spin-offs of Hilton Grand Vacations and Park Hotels & Resorts, creating a capital-light business that responds to market conditions, owner needs and evolving customer expectations. Tru by HiltonSource = Hilton Worldwidelast_img read more