Redknapp disappointed to lose out to West Ham after trying to sign striker

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp admits it was a blow to miss out on Carlton Cole, who is set to re-sign for West Ham in the coming days.The former Chelsea striker was released by Hammers boss Sam Allardyce during the summer and then failed to prove his fitness when subsequently given another chance to earn a contract.Rangers were therefore hopeful of convincing Cole to join them in the wake of injuries to forwards Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora, but were left disappointed when he was offered a return to Upton Park after all.“I was interested in Carlton Cole but he’s signed for West Ham,” said Redknapp.“The situation is that we’ve got one striker, Charlie Austin. Where are you going to find someone? It’s difficult.“I wanted Carlton but he’s been at West Ham so is going [back] there, and finding someone on loan is hard.”See also:Redknapp unsure whether Chevanton is the answer to QPR’s striker shortage 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors’ Shaun Livingston out vs. Phoenix

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors reserve guard/forward Shaun Livingston will miss his second consecutive game when the Warriors (2-0) host the Phoenix Suns (1-1) on Monday at Oracle Arena because of a left knee contusion. Livingston also stayed sidelined during Sunday’s loss in Denver.Warriors coach Steve Kerr offered that Livingston’s absence may provide increased playing time for fourth-year guard Quinn Cook, training camp … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

Proposed panel on Assam Accord seen as poll gimmick

first_imgThe Narendra Modi government’s move to form a high-level committee for the effective implementation of Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord has been labelled a “poll gimmick” by political parties and organisations in Assam.Clause 6 of the Assam Accord seeks to provide “constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards” to “protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.”“This is an election stunt. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in power at the Centre for nearly five years. They have not fulfilled their promises about granting ST (Scheduled Tribe) status to six communities of Assam and have now come up with a new set of promises. But the people will not fall for their election stunt,” Gaurav Gogoi, Congress MP and spokesperson, said on Thursday.The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), which had ended a six-year agitation against illegal influx by signing the Assam Accord with the Centre in 1985, had a similar view.“This is an attempt to placate the Assamese people angered by the BJP’s bid to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. After almost five years of sitting over the demand for implementing the Assam Accord, the BJP is talking about a committee when the Lok Sabha elections are near,” AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya said.“Panels are meaningless when there’s no intention to execute the decisions taken during our tripartite meeting with the Central and Assam governments last year. The move is the BJP’s blueprint to cheat the people of Assam,” the union’s president Dipanka Kumar Nath said.The day also saw some 70 organisations headed by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) launch a renewed agitation programme against the Citizenship Bill, whose draft is set to be finalised by the Joint Parliamentary Committee. If passed by the Parliament, the Bill will legalise the stay of non-Muslims who migrated to India from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan till December 31, 2014, allegedly because of religious persecution.“Deciding to form a committee to assess the implementation of the Assam Accord signed 33 years ago is ridiculous since the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government’s term expires in three months. The panel ploy cannot divert us from the agitation against the Citizenship Bill,” KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi said.Union Home Home Minister Rajnath Singh had on Wednesday said that the high-level committee would give its recommendations to the Centre for the effective implementation of the Assam Accord. He also said that the committee would discuss with all stakeholders and assess the quantum of reservation of seats for the indigenous communities in the Assam Legislative Assembly.last_img read more

10 months agoFulham join Premier League scamble for Marseille winger Clinton N’Jie

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham join Premier League scamble for Marseille winger Clinton N’Jieby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille winger Clinton N’Jie has been offered a return to England.The Mirror says N’Jie is a target for Fulham and Newcastle.The Whites have joined the chase for the pace-merchant but relegation rivals Burnley and Cardiff are both also interested.The 25-year-old was set to join Sporting CP on loan last summer before the move fell through. N’Jie had an ill-fated two seasons with Spurs before returning to OM last summer. last_img read more

a month agoBarcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concerns

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concernsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde eased injury concerns for Lionel Messi after went off at halftime for victory over Villarreal.Returning to action this week, Messi appeared to injure himself.”When something happens to Messi the world stops,” Valverde said.”But it doesn’t seem to be anything more than a nuisance in the adductor.”We took him off as a precaution.”Barcelona earned the points, but they didn’t impress at the Camp Nou. Nonetheless, Valverde was pleased to get the win.”The first thing is, as always, to win,” he explained. “I think we’re playing well at home. Today was tough.”We had a moment in the first half wherein we weren’t good.”But we’re good at home. We have to see if we can add to it away from home, too.” last_img read more

TIM ALLEN REVEALS KEANU REEVES IS VOICING A SECRET NEW TOY STORY

first_imgAdvertisement Keanu Reeves is joining the “Toy Story” universe.Appearing on “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday, Tim Allen teased the upcoming “Toy Story 4”, revealing that the John Wick actor will appear in the film playing a mysterious new character. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “Keanu Reeves has got a great part,” Allen said. “Actually, a little inside story, even [Reeves] said — gentle, wonderful guy that he is — ‘This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear.’ And his character does have an edge to that. And the guy said, ‘So we calmed him down a little bit,’ and they reminded me his toy is only that big.”The first two teaser trailers for “Toy Story 4” have already revealed several new characters, including Forky, voiced by Tony Hale, and two plush animals — Ducky and Bunny — played by Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael-Key.“Toy Story 4” will be out in theatres June 21, 2019. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Yellowknife Sixties Scoop survivor learns about his past

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsAt one time Roy Dahl had 13 biological siblings – but he didn’t grow up with any of them.He was born in Red Lake, Ont., 570 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, but was taken from his family to attend St. Mary’s Residential School.He was plucked once again from there and placed into the foster care system before being adopted by a white family.Dahl was too young to remember his separation from his birth family, but over the years pieced together the movement in his early years.“My brother said that they (Indian agents) just showed up at our door and said your children are coming with us, he went because I and my younger sister were taken.” Dahl said.“My adoptive brother, the way he described it, it was almost like adopting a puppy. His family went to the children’s home, and thought oh he looks like he needs a good family.”(Dahl with his adoptive mother. Photo courtesy Roy Dahl)As a Sixties Scoop survivor he is part of a class-action lawsuit.“We are going to spend our whole lives processing all of this, because we all feel a sense of alienation. We don’t feel like we belong,” he said.Dahl recently attended the Sixties Scoop information session in Yellowknife where he found both comfort wrapped in confusion.He was amongst some survivors who hoped to include claims of abuse in the lawsuit.“If there are 2,500 approved claims and we were to press forward those abuse claims, we would have to prove in each situation that abuse happened. But, here is no commonality in our stories and the evidence would not be as clear as in Residential Schools which had a smaller group of perpetrators,” Dahl said.Dahl recalled being subjected to harsh punishments not enforced on his adoptive siblings.“I faced the board of education on a regular basis. The board was four inches wide and three feet long. I would feel the wrath of my mother for every little thing. If I broke a dish, swore, came home late or didn’t get 70 percent on a test,” he said.According to Dahl, the cross country information sessions for survivors need to focus more the historical context of how the lawsuit came to be.“There should be mention of the (Justice Edward) Belobaba lawsuit, how it originated and the process that it went through – the hopes and the fact that it was almost dismissed several times,” Dahl said.Dahl said while no amount of money can take back his loss of culture and identity, he is satisfied that a healing foundation is attached to the settlement to support survivors in their own healing journey.“Nobody comes to us now and says you are still part of the family, part of the community, why don’t you come forward and sing with us? Why don’t you come forward and drum with us? Nobody invites us to do that. I think that is part of the missing link for us for healing,” he said.(The Dahl household in Red Lake, Ontario. Photo courtesy: Roy Dahl)Dahl has been waiting many years for what he values most – an apology from the federal government.“It’s about Canada saying sorry to you, saying ‘we are sorry we tore your families apart all because we thought you weren’t good parents, because we thought you weren’t good people,’ for Canada to step forward,” he said.According to Collectiva, the claims administer – any First Nation or Inuit person who was adopted or made a permanent ward and was placed in the care of non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents in Canada between 1951 and 1991, is eligible for compensation.Forms must be completed and submitted by August 30, 2019.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.ca@aptncharlottelast_img read more

Global stock markets sink slammed by tech losses

first_imgSEOUL, South Korea – Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as tech stocks extended losses following sell-offs of their U.S. peers overnight. Investors are selling technology-related shares on concern governments might tighten scrutiny over Facebook after it was revealed that users’ data was shared with a consulting firm affiliated with President Donald Trump.KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 1 per cent to 6,930.51. France’s CAC 40 slid 1.4 per cent to 5,043.96 and Germany’s DAX lost 1.6 per cent to 11,784.17. Futures augured weak starts on Wall Street. Dow futures fell 0.3 per cent while S&P futures also retreated 0.3 per cent.ASIA’S DAY: Japan’s Nikkei 225 sank 1.3 per cent to 21,031.31 and South Korea’s Kospi slid 1.3 per cent to 2,419.29. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index sank 2.5 per cent to 30,022.53 while China’s Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.4 per cent to 3,122.29. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 retreated 0.7 per cent to 5,789.50. Stocks in Taiwan, Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries also fell.BAD DAY FOR TECH: Investors cut their holdings of Asian tech stocks after a series of incidents sent their U.S. peers lower again. One of those cases is a report that authorities will investigate a fatal crash that involved a Tesla electric SUV equipped with a semi-autonomous control system. In Asia, Samsung Electronics Co. fell 2.6 per cent and Sony Corp. lost 1.1 per cent. Softbank Group Corp. slumped 4 per cent. Tencent Holdings Ltd. was down 4.6 per cent.ANALYST VIEWPOINT: “So what spooked markets? Well, it looks like the rearing of the (ugly) Facebook privacy infringement was a convenient excuse to sell-off ahead of the long weekend,” Mizuho Bank said in a commentary.OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 68 cents to $64.57 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract declined 30 cents to settle at $65.25 a barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, fell 52 cents to $68.94 per barrel in London.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 105.64 yen from 105.34 yen. The euro fell to $1.2386 from $1.2404.last_img read more

Eight new paramedics and two new ambulances coming to the Peace Region

first_imgFORT ST JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Emergency Health Services announced today that eight new paramedic positions and two new ambulances will be coming to Fort St John and Dawson Creek later this year. Currently, both communities have been staffed by a mixture of full-time and on-call paramedics. BCEHS says the addition of eight new paramedics will allow for a more stable staffing model in Northeastern BC. “This investment will help improve access to care for people living in the Peace Region,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “These additional ambulances and full-time positions will help strengthen health-care services the community counts on, and make sure paramedics are there when people need them.”In addition to the eight full-time positions, the two new ambulances will help make sure resources are available to respond to medical 9-1-1 emergencies and will be available to assist with scheduled hospital transfers. The new ambulances will also be able to assist the nearby communities of Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope when needed.last_img read more

The dance of democracy

first_imgThe dance of democracy has commenced in India as the world’s largest election exercise kickstarted this week. Lok Sabha 2019 is also turning out to be the most bitterly fought election in the history of the Indian democracy. Parties are scrambling to retain power or snatch it. In the middle of this turf war, elections are also a time for celebration because only ever so often (once in five years to be precise) do ordinary citizens truly get a chance to exercise their right of franchise. It is also a matter of great responsibility as almost 900 million voters begin to cast their votes and decide their future and that of the nation. Also Read – A special kind of bondThis great power that lies on our finger for that brief moment within the polling booth (provided the EVMs function without glitches and our names do appear in voter lists) is not to be taken lightly. The vote that we cast will decide the path taken by the nation for the next five years. It is also poignant to remember that the mandate given by the people in these general elections will also be a referendum on the BJP government’s performance in its last tenure. It will either be an acceptance or rejection of the BJP’s politics and policies, and it will be for all of it. It cannot be a selective acceptance of the saffron party’s nation-building and infrastructure development without the acceptance of the polarisation, communalism, demonetisation, lynching, NRC, and beef ban that have also been a part of it. Voting for Congress or the regional parties will be an acceptance of their past failures, corruption charges, possibilities of political instability, and promises of an India different from the one that has assumed centre stage in the last five years. Also Read – Insider threat managementAs citizens, our ideologies may be varied, our beliefs at loggerheads with each other; but if the democratic process is followed in true spirit and practice, then we shall all have the right to vote for whomever we trust. But do remember dear readers, that this time we vote not only for the next government that will come to power but also for the very idea of India. It is absolutely possible that that idea of India with its secularism, tolerance, and universal brotherhood, may not be wholly acceptable by the majority, but it sure is something worth fighting for. If you desire a change in that idea of India that has been our foundation since Independence, that has formed the backbone of our thinking, then so be it. But do be well aware of what you’re signing up for and the future trajectory of the nation. Read the manifestos of the various parties, understand what they promise to deliver. Don’t go just by hearsay, hyperboles, fake news and propaganda; do your research, and then take a moment to think before you cast your vote. The will of the people is supreme and whatever be their decision will be known on May 23 and will have to be accepted. But as long as we jump or fall with our eyes open, fully aware of who and what we are voting for, then this election will be a success for democracy. Whatever be your decision, whoever your tribesman, do step out and vote. This brilliant dance of democracy will be incomplete without your vote, even if you choose to vote for ‘None of the Above’. (The writer is a journalist and media entrepreneur. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Department of Maritime to host STCW95 Basic Safety Training

first_img Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #MaritimeSafetyTraining Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 18, 2017 – The Department of Maritime (MD), in collaboration with Sea School International, will be hosting the annual STCW/95 Basic Safety Training for local captains and skippers wishing to obtain a Boat masters License.  This licence is the legal document required by a person who wishes to participate in the water sports business as a local captain, or anyone who wishes to be the captain of a small commercial vessel.  The holder of a local Boat masters license will be permitted to operate a small commercial vessel up to twenty-four (24) meters in length or up to one hundred and fifty (150) gross tons and a pleasure vessel under four hundred gross tonnes.The training will be held in Providenciales at the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources, Lower Bight Road for a three day period, commencing January 23rd through to 26th 2017.The three-day training will include:* Basic Fire Fighting;* Personal Survival Techniques;* Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities;* First Aid/CPR* RefresherFees for the course for ‘First Time’ attendees will be $630 per participant for the three days. A refresher course, for individuals whose 5 year course certificate has expired, will cost $355.  For further information please contact the Maritime Department Providenciales at 338 -4171/4179 or the Maritime Office, Grand Turk at 649-338-3173.   Re-sits, are being asked to register on/or before 23rd January, 2017.*All interested persons are asked to walk with one form of Identification upon registration. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MaritimeSafetyTraining#MagneticNewsMedialast_img read more

Sycuan donates 20K to help West Fire victims

first_imgSycuan donates $20K to help West Fire victims KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 12, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Wednesday, July 11, Chairman Cody Martinez of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation donated $20,000 to the Community Recovery Team, Inc.The donation was made to help the victims of the recent West Fire in Alpine. Several homes and structures were damaged and destroyed during the 505-acre fire.“As devastating as a disaster is, it really shines a bright light on amazing people that want to work to make their community better,” said Robin Clegg, Community Recovery Team, Inc. “When the CRT receives donated dollars, our focus is to assist those persons impacted by disaster that are uninsured, severely underinsured and often times elderly or part of a vulnerable population. It is critical to have community members assist in their town’s recovery and we really appreciate the generous giving.”“Over 30 homes and lives were turned upside by the recent fire in Alpine,” said Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The Community Recovery Team, Inc. has a great program and coordinates with several entities to make the recovery process move quickly. As members of the community, we want to offer our support and we hope this contribution will assist those in need.”About Community Recovery Team, Inc.The Community Recovery Team, Inc. (CRT), a California non-profit, charitable corporation under IRS section 501(c)3, and is a member in good standing of the San Diego chapter of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (SDVOAD).The Regional Community Recovery Team (RCRT) is a network of non-profit, community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs) and governmental agencies active in disaster recovery, operating in San Diego County, the fifth largest county in the United States.Collectively, we form the infrastructure of disaster recovery services for the San Diego region. We are dedicated individuals with a common goal. We are determined to assist those that suffer financial and/or personal loss during and after a natural disaster. A Board of advisers comprised of CRT leadership guides the RCRT. For more information visit www.crtsd.org/rcrt.About Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for more than 12,000 years. Today they are a modern government providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, the Sycuan Casino and Resort. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region through the support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations.The Tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to reinvest back into the San Diego community with a progressive business development effort. To date, STDC has purchased the former Singing Hills Country Club and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel; is an investor in Hotel Solamar near Petco Park; and is owner/developer of the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City. Combined, these enterprises now employ nearly 4,000 San Diegans. For more information on Sycuan visit www.sycuantribe.com. center_img FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires July 12, 2018last_img read more

FOLIO Announces 2009 Growth Summit

first_imgThis year’s event features more than 30 sessions that have been broken into two groups: one for larger publishers and one for smaller publishers. Focusing on delivering actionable ideas, more than 50 speakers will lead sessions on topics ranging from revenue and cost control to the changing organizational structure. The conference will include end-of-day forums and the FOLIO: Editor’s Trendwatch, a series of presentations featuring exclusive research and roundtable discussions.For more information on the FOLIO: Growth Summit, click here. In this challenging economy, magazine publishers more than ever are looking growth opportunities across more than just the traditional media channels.With that in mind, FOLIO: has renamed its annual conference for C-suite executives the FOLIO: Growth Summit, slated for March 16-18, 2009, at the Westin Hotel in Chicago.Anchoring the program will be keynotes by Source Media CEO Jim Malkin, IDG CEO Bob Carrigan  and  Storm Mountain Publishing founder Brad Fayfield.last_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 Jaime Lannister is Azor Ahai

first_imgJaime Lannister and the armourTwitter/Official Game of Thrones pageGame of Thrones season 8 episode 1 showed Jaime Lannister finally coming back to the Winterfell and seeing Bran Stark after all these years. Bran’s creepy star has already given rise to several memes but many are now arguing that not Jon Snow but Jaime Lannister is Azor Ahai and he will help everyone destroy the White Walkers and the Night King once and for all.In the last scene of Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1 titled “Winterfell,” we saw Jaime Lannister’s arrival to the Winterfell. In the released promo of the second episode, we saw him facing the wrath of Daenerys Targaryen for killing her father. We know that Jaime is a far too important character to just get killed off for this reason. Rather, fans are now assuming that he is Azor Ahai, The Prince That Was Promised.As we have already covered extensively in the past, Azor Ahai was a mythical hero in the Westeros who reunited all the Seven Kingdoms and fought the original White Walkers. As per George RR Martin’s book, The Promised Prince was “born amidst salt and smoke, under a bleeding star.”Jaime Lannister’s journey in the show has proven that he is Azor Ahai. As per the book, Ahai’s sword broke for two times before he managed to bring the sword that would kill the White Walkers. At the same time, Jaime’s hand plays a vital role in all these speculations.As per the book and the show, Valyrian words for gold and hands are aeksion and ondos. Valyrian words for lord and light are aeksio and Onos. This means that the true saviour of the Seven Kingdom is the one with Gold Hand — and who has a hand of Gold? Jaime Lannister!These theories also compliment one of our previous prediction where we stated that Bran Stark is the Night King. There are several theories claiming that Night King is just Bran Stark but stuck in the future or past (depends on the perspective). In the past, when Azor Ahai came for the first time, he ended the reign of terror and when Bran said in the first episode that “I am waiting for an old friend to come,” there are chances that Bran was not referring to Jaime but he was talking about Azor Ahai.These speculations are all too good to be true and as we all have been warned, fans are too far behind in speculating the end of the series. At this point, we can simply wait for the next episode to air.Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 will air in India on April April 22, at 6:30 a.m.last_img read more

Brazilian JiuJitsu expert Hans Molenkamp wants to be a role model for

first_imgHans MolenkampPR HandoutWhile most people scoff at the thought of being ‘a jack of all trades and a master of none’, sometimes it pays off to go for versatility. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu expert, Hans Molenkamp, is an avid practitioner of Muay Thai, Boxing and Wrestling. He is also a prolific marketer, designer and photographer. Clearly, being a ‘jack of all trades’ has worked out just fine for him.A resident of Oceanside, California, Hans worked as a manager at SurfRide Boat Shop between 1995 to 1998. For a year after that, he worked as a marketing director and apparel designer at XYZ Clothing, DC Shoes and Rap Logic. After gaining years of experience in this industry, Hans finally started his own company in 2005. Today, he is the CEO of Triumph United Equipment Company and an MMA Athletic Influencer Program Developer at Monster Energy and CbdMD.A student of political science, Hans believes that he didn’t choose this career route, it chose him! He says, “I never turn down work. When I am asked to do something, I just do it regardless of the turn out and eventually find a way to get the desired result. Today, I am able to add value to many people’s private ventures and companies.”Hans categorizes himself as a modern ‘brand builder’. He utilizes his skills in marketing and design to build online brands out of companies and athletes. He has successfully managed to build multiple million dollar companies and athletes. In 2018, Hans decided to build his own personal brand. How that came into being is also an interesting story as well.Hans says, “After preaching to many of my clients (companies and athletes) about social media and how to use it to create and share content, I decided to push my own personal brand and build my own legacy.” In just a year and a half, Hans grew his social media following from 8k to 90k. The engagement on his social media remains higher than ever.Hans does not believe in buying likes and followers. He keeps a constant flow of solid content on his social profiles and that does the magic. He also has several celebrities as a part of his vast network. As said by Hans himself, “Your network is your net worth!” But even before social media was a rage, Hans created global skateboard tours which were covered by numerous publications and television networks.In addition to creating these World Cup Skateboard events, Hans has created numerous brands of best-selling shoes, apparel and combat sports equipment. Not many know that he discovered and sponsored major athletes like Conor McGregor, Rampage Jackson, Kimbo Slice, Corey Duffel, Danny Way and Jaime O’brien before their rise to main stream success.A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Hans offers daily advice and motivation on his Instagram to those who seek it. At the end of the day, the 41-year-old wants to inspire others to have a journey as remarkable as his.last_img read more

UPDATE Astros Are The World Series Champions

first_imgFINAL Score:Astros – 5Dodgers – 1 8:57 p.m.George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7.Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.Springer led off the evening with a double against Yu Darvish, and soon it was 2-0. Springer hit his fifth homer — tying the mark set by Reggie Jackson and matched by Chase Utley — when he connected for a record fourth game in a row, making it 5-0 in the second inning.Astros manager A.J. Hinch pulled starter Lance McCullers in the third soon after the curveballer crazily plunked his fourth batter of the game. Winner Charlie Morton pitched the final four innings.___8:45 p.m.The Houston Astros are three outs away from their first World Series title.Game 7 has been fairly quiet in the late innings, with both teams’ pitching staffs finding much less trouble than their starters. The Dodgers mounted rallies in the fifth and sixth innings, but got only one run.Game 4 starter Charlie Morton cruised through the Dodgers’ lineup in the seventh and eighth innings. Joc Pederson struck out leading off the eighth before Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes were retired on fly balls.Houston has only two singles since George Springer’s two-run homer in the second inning, but the Astros are in command of Game 7.___8:30 p.m.Closer Kenley Jansen was called on to face the top of the Astros’ order in the seventh with the Dodgers trailing 5-1.George Springer flied out and Alex Bregman struck out before Jose Altuve walked and stole second. Jansen retired Carlos Correa on a popout to shortstop.The Dodgers again failed to muster any hits in the bottom of the inning. Against Charlie Morton, Justin Turner popped out to first, Cody Bellinger struck out for the third time, and Yasiel Puig grounded out to short.___8:07 p.m.The Dodgers finally got a run in the sixth, closing to 5-1 on an RBI single by pinch-hitter Andre Ethier off Charlie Morton.Joc Pederson singled leading off and Logan Forsythe walked. Austin Barnes popped out, dropping Los Angeles to 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position.Ethier batted for Clayton Kershaw, who allowed two hits in four scoreless innings, and singled to right. But Chris Taylor struck out and Corey Seager hit a broken-bat groundout as Morton avoided the bat, leaving the Dodgers 1 for 13 RISP with 10 left on base.Kershaw allowed a leadoff single to Carlos Correa in the top half and, after a pair of intentional walks later in the inning, retired pinch-hitter Cameron Maybin on an inning-ending foulout.___7:38 p.m.The Houston Astros have escaped another jam and kept their 5-0 lead intact as they close in on a Game 7 victory in the World Series.Brad Peacock retired six straight Dodgers in relief before issuing a one-out walk to Corey Seager in the fifth. Justin Turner then chased Peacock with a single, but Francisco Liriano got a grounder from Cody Bellinger before Chris Devenski got Yasiel Puig to line out.The Dodgers have stranded eight runners through five innings. The Astros have stranded only one.The Astros have only one hit since George Springer’s second-inning homer, but runs aren’t what they need.Clayton Kershaw has pitched three innings of one-hit relief for the Dodgers after Yu Darvish flopped in his second straight World Series start. Kershaw, working on two days’ rest after struggling in Game 5, has struck out four Astros in the decider.When you see your boy rumblin, bumblin, and stumblin around the bases. WHOOOOP. #EarnHistory pic.twitter.com/UXYLY2xX7z— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017___7:10 p.m.Clayton Kershaw has tossed two scoreless innings, but the Dodgers still trail the Astros 5-0 through four innings of the World Series.Kershaw gave up a one-out single to Marwin Gonzalez and had a wild pitch before retiring the next two batters.The Dodgers’ offense couldn’t get anything going against Brad Peacock in the bottom of the inning.He retired the side, getting Logan Forsythe on a groundout to third, Austin Barnes on a pop up to third and Kershaw on a six-pitch swinging strikeout.___6:54 p.m.Lance McCullers Jr. was chased in the third inning, making this the first Game 7 in which neither starting pitcher got three outs.Clayton Kershaw relieved to start the inning and retired the side in order, three days after he failed to hold a 4-0 lead in Game 5.McCullers allowed Corey Seager’s leadoff single in the third and hit Justin Turner on a shoulder blade — McCullers’ Series record fourth hit batter of the game.He struck out Cody Bellinger for the second time, and Brad Peacock came in and retired Yasiel Puig on a flyout and struck out Joc Pederson.Los Angeles put on three runners in the first and two each in the second and third, but went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position and stranded six.#HTown @astros Watch party crowd at the juice box 🍊 #WorldSeries #EarnHistory ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/sfjp7D93N8— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) November 2, 2017___6:24 p.m.The Houston Astros are off to a stellar start in Game 7 of the World Series after chasing Dodgers starter Yu Darvish.Houston took a 5-0 lead in the second inning with three more runs off Darvish, capped by George Springer’s two-run homer. Lance McCullers Jr. also drove in a run with a groundout for the Astros, who are attempting to win their first championship in franchise history.Springer homered in his fourth consecutive World Series game, becoming the first player in big-league history to accomplish the feat in a single postseason.In the biggest start of his career, Darvish lasted only five outs — just as he did in Game 3. The Japanese right-hander is headed into unrestricted free agency after the worst World Series by a starting pitcher since 1960, when Art Ditmar lasted got just one out in each of his two starts for the Yankees against Pittsburgh.The Dodgers got two more runners on in the second against McCullers, but Chris Taylor lined out and Logan Forsythe was doubled up.MMP is ELECTRIC. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/QmhlIxsVAg— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017___5:52 p.m.Houston went ahead against Game 3 loser Yu Darvish after four pitches and took a 2-0 lead after eight.George Springer lined a flat slider just inside the left-field foul line for a leadoff double, tying Willie Stargell’s record of seven extra-base hits in a World Series, set in 1979.Alex Bregman hit a grounder that first baseman Cody Bellinger gloved in front of second baseman Logan Forsythe. Needing to make an off-balance throw, Bellinger threw behind Darvish at first base, and the ball bounced into the Astros dugout as Springer scored.Bregman wound up at second on the error, advanced to third on Houston’s second stolen base of the Series and came home on Jose Altuve’s grounder to first.Yuli Gurriel was booed loudly again by Dodgers fans after his racist gesture at Darvish in Game 3, which led to a five-game suspension at the start of next season. Like Rich Hill the night before, Darvish stepped off the mound before Gurriel’s opening plate appearance, allowing extra time for jeers. Gurriel hit an inning-ending flyout in a 13-pitch at-bat that raised Darvish’s pitch count to 24.Chris Taylor doubled against Lance McCullers Jr. on a hop to the right-center wall leading off the bottom half and reached safely in all seven games. Corey Seager struck out, Justin Springer was hit by a pitch, Cody Bellinger struck out and Yasiel Puig was hit by a pitch, loading the bases.Joc Pederson fell behind 0-2 in the count and grounded to second on McCullers’ 25th pitch.We’re all with you @astros!!!!#EarnHistory— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 2, 2017___5:17 p.m.The Dodgers turned to pitching legends Don Newcombe and Sandy Koufax for ceremonial first pitches before Game 7.The right-handed Newcombe tossed the ball to Rick Monday, while lefty Koufax threw to Steve Garvey.The 91-year-old Newcombe hung onto the 81-year-old Koufax’s arm as they walked onto the field. They stood midway between the mound and home plate to make their throws.Newcombe was a member of the franchise’s 1955 World Series championship team. Koufax was World Series MVP in 1963 and 1965.Before the game, Newcombe was sitting in his usual seat near the Dodgers dugout and entertained a steady stream of well-wishers. Hall of Famer Dave Winfield stopped by, along with current Dodgers Kenley Jansen and Andre Ethier and actor Ken Jeong.___5 p.m.Fernando Valenzuela is celebrating his 57th birthday at Dodger Stadium.He was National League Rookie of the Year in 1981, when the Dodgers won the World Series and he earned a Game 3 victory.Now a broadcaster for the team, Valenzuela had a 173-153 record and a 3.54 ERA in 17 seasons with the team.Fellow Dodgers broadcaster Pepe Yniguez sang “Happy Birthday” as Valenzuela made his way through the crowded press box before the game. He also received birthday greetings in Spanish and Japanese.___4:55 p.m.Yasiel Puig got fired up for Game 7 by blasting “Eye of the Tiger” from “Rocky III” during his ride to Dodger Stadium.In a video posted to his Twitter feed, the Cuban outfielder sat in the front passenger seat yelling, sticking out his tongue and thrashing his head as the opening notes of “Eye of the Tiger” blared inside the SUV.Game 7. Do or die. Winner take all. Let’s do this. #EarnHistory pic.twitter.com/RdxPHPOv4e— Houston Astros (@astros) November 1, 2017___4:15 p.m.Stadium organist Dieter Ruehle crafts a set list for his pre-game playing and it was a tip of the cap to the home team.During the Astros’ batting practice, Ruehle played the Japanese folk song, “Sukiyaki,” in honor of Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish at the suggestion of Japanese media members.With the home team just one win away from their first World Series title since 1988, Ruehle played U2’s “One” and “One Is the Loneliest Number” by Three Dog Night.The Dodgers took batting practice to recorded music selected by DJ Severe.___2:19 p.m.The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 3-1 win in World Series Game 6 drew an average of 23 million viewers on the three Fox outlets, down 4 percent from the 24 million for the Chicago Cubs’ 9-3 win over Cleveland that forced Game 7 last year.Fox said Tuesday night’s game averaged 22,229,000 on the main Fox network, 535,000 on Fox Deportes and 244,500 who streamed digitally on Fox Sports Go. Last year’s Game 6 averaged 23.4 million on Fox, 425,000 on Fox Deportes and 151,000 on Fox Sports Go.This was the second-most-watched Game 6 since the New York Yankees’ Series-ending 7-3 win over Philadelphia in 2009.Locked in. #EarnHistory pic.twitter.com/7cd1v2eixP— Houston Astros (@astros) November 1, 2017___1:55 p.m.Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda delivered a message loud and clear to current Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after the team forced a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.The 90-year-old who managed the Dodgers to their last Series title in 1988 told Roberts: “You haven’t won (expletive) unless you win tomorrow.”Roberts smiled when asked his reaction to Lasorda’s bluntness.“I’ve heard it all year, and I think that it’s great,” Roberts said Wednesday before Game 7. “It’s Tommy’s words of encouragement. And yeah, I think for us, we want a championship and we’re not done yet.”___1:44 p.m.The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers are keeping their lineups intact for the deciding Game 7 of the World Series.Center fielder George Springer leads off Wednesday night for the Astros, followed by third baseman Alex Bregman, second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Carlos Correa, first baseman Yuli Gurriel, catcher Brian McCann, left fielder Marwin Gonzalez and right fielder Josh Reddick. Right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. starts.Center fielder Chris Taylor tops the Dodgers’ lineup. He’s followed by shortstop Corey Seager, third baseman Justin Turner, first baseman Cody Bellinger, right fielder Yasiel Puig, left fielder Joc Pederson, second baseman Logan Forsythe and catcher Austin Barnes. Right-hander Yu Darvish is on the mound.The Dodgers won 3-1 on Tuesday night to tie it up 3-all and force the first World Series Game 7 in Dodger Stadium history. Sharecenter_img MMP is on their FEET! #EarnHistory pic.twitter.com/7NleHhFeco— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers (all times local):last_img read more

Man jailed for 18 years for attempting to take pipebomb on board

first_imgNadeem Mohammed had a pipebomb in his luggage at at Manchester Airport. Muhammad was stopped, questioned and stopped from flying – but was not arrested after trained airport staff assessed the device was unlikely to be viable. However Following further enquiries and forensic examinations of the device by police, several days later, it was determined it was viable and Muhammed was arrested. Read MoreBrothers brawled in the street with man at 8.30am – because he pulled a moonie Speaking after today’s sentencing ACC Russ Jackson, responsible for the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “This afternoon, Muhammad has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. “The device which consisted of three AAA batteries and the shell of a marker pen when examined in the laboratory was found to contain just under 10 grams of gunpowder and dressmakers pins. “As the judge indicated today, this could have caused “not inconsiderable damage” to property and injury to people close to the device. “We cannot be certain what risk this device presented and may never know Muhammad’s intentions unless he decides to tell us. “I want to be clear that we accept there were errors made in the assessment of this item.” Mr Jackson said: “Our debriefs of staff have shown that Muhammad’s explanation, his demeanour when stopped, the absence of any concern in background checks and the actual initial assessment of the device, certainly led to the view at the time that this was not a suspicious incident. “This was wrong and when the true nature of the item became clear, immediate steps were taken to arrest Muhammad and he has been successfully prosecuted and today sentenced to 18 years in prison. “What should be made clear is that airport security screening was effective and the device found. I also want to explain that both airport and police have reviewed our security procedures to ensure that proper operating procedures are followed on every occasion where there is a suspicious incident. Read MoreDrink-driver, 40, crashes into parked car – while on his way to hospital “Since January, there have been several occasions when these have been tested and procedures have worked effectively, although thankfully on each occasion the incidents have been false alarms. “This is an extremely serious incident at a time when people are concerned about terrorism, especially here in Manchester and whilst it should be acknowledged that the security checks were effective in finding the item, the assessment of the device should have been more comprehensive and taken place sooner. “These lessons have been learned and reviews of operating procedures have already taken place.” In May, four months after Mohammed attempted to take the pipe bomb on board the plane, 22 people people were killed in an unconnected suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA 43-year-old man has been jailed for 18 years after attempting to board a Ryanair flight while carrying a pipebomb. The device was found in Nadeem Muhammed’s luggage at Manchester Airport as he attempted to board the flight to Bergamo, Italy, on January 30. Tens of thousands of travellers from Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire pass through the airport every year. Muhammed, of Tinline Street, Bury, was today jailed at Manchester Crown Court, with an extended license of five years, after being found guilty of possession of explosives with intent to endanger life. In January Muhammad attempted to pass through security at Manchester Airport, with the suspicious item in his hand luggage. An airport security officer spotted the small device, which contained about 10grams of gunpowder, as it went through the x-ray scanner. last_img read more

Adobe will no longer provide Flash for mobile devi

first_imgAdobe will no longer provide Flash for mobile devices and is also pulling back from browsing on TVs to concentrate on PC browsing and mobile apps.Vice-president and general manager of interactive development Danny Winokur said on a blog posting that HTML5 was now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively, and that it no longer made sense to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.In a related post, Pritham Shetty, vice-president, video solutions, said that Adobe remained committed to support premium video to multiple devices but would not support browsing on a TV given that apps rather than browsing to a website would be primary way for viewers to access video and games on TVs and peripherals. He said that Adobe would continue to support TV apps with the ability to embed Flash video in native HTML apps and Flash-based apps packaged with Adobe AIR, the element of Flash that supports the deployment of applications, games and HD video on devices and systems including set-tops and TVs.Support for Flash Player was seen as a differentiator for the struggling Google TV platform, and industry observers have seen Adobe’s decision as a blow to the latter. The UK YouView project, French ISP Free’s Freebox and Liberty Global’s Horizon set-top also supported Flash.last_img read more

Video viewing will help smartphones to pass comput

first_imgVideo viewing will help smartphones to pass computers for the first time this year as the preferred way for UK adults to access the web, according to eMarketer.The research firm said that adults will spend one hour 59 minutes a day on their smartphone in 2017, compared to one hour 58 minutes for desktop and laptops, with the rise of mobile use attributed largely to digital video viewing.Videos, particularly on social media platforms, as well as the popularity of messaging apps were defined as “the key drivers behind the mobile uptick” with mobile use expected to rise in the coming years as computer use continues to fall.Daily time spent on smartphones in the UK will reach 2 hours 14 minutes by 2019, compared to 1 hour 54 minutes for desktops and laptops,according to the research.Overall, the forecast shows that this year UK adults will spend 2 hours 45 minutes per day with mobile-only devices, including tablets, and will watch an average of 31 minutes per day of digital video on these devices – up 13.5% from 2016.Adults in the UK are also tipped to spend one hour each day on social networks this year, with 34 minutes of that time spent accessing these platforms via a smartphone.In terms of overall media consumption, adults in the UK are expected to spend an average of 9 hours 31 minutes per day with “major media” in 2017, up 0.5% from last year.eMarketer predicts that digital media, including mobile, will account for 49.6% of all media time this year, while TV will account for a 31.7% share – down 2.3% compared to 2016.“Mobile use is increasingly coming to mean smartphone use in the UK, so it’s no surprise to see the time spent forecast tilting ever-more in that direction,” said eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher.“The trend within this trend is the growth in social media and video time. More than any other media on any other device, UK adults are migrating their social media and video habits to smartphones.”last_img read more