12 days agoBrighton midfielder Stephens has no doubts about Connolly potential

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton midfielder Stephens has no doubts about Connolly potentialby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Dale Stephens has no doubts about the potential of Aaron Connolly.he 19-year-old grabbed the headlines with a double strike against Tottenham on his first Prem start. Asked whether Connolly has the ability to get under defenders’ skins, Stephens replied: “Yes, he’s got that side to his game and he’s going to need it.“He’s not a big lad, and he has got different abilities to a big centre-forward but he can use what he has got to his advantage.“Being a pain and a pest is what he is good at and that proved good for us (against Tottenham).” last_img

Ohio State’s Thad Matta Was Pretty Unhappy With The Referees Following His Team’s Loss To Michigan State Last Night

first_imgThad Matta yells at a referee.Thad Matta did a lot of screaming during his team’s game against Michigan State Friday night. Plenty that yelling was directed at his players, who performed quite poorly in a 76-67 loss to the Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round. But a lot of it was aimed at the officials. Matta, 47, has been coaching in the conference since 2004. He, in a roundabout way, called the officiating during last night’s game the worst he’s ever seen. Matta on the officiating: “I’ve been in this league 11 years and that was amazing.”— Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan) March 14, 2015Matta was mostly unhappy with the amount of physicality the Spartans were getting away with. He believed his players were getting bumped on cuts, hand checked when dribbling and bodied when driving into the lane. Matta says this was one of the most physical games he’s ever seen. My interpretation: “We got hacked to death.”— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) March 14, 2015To be fair to the refs, there was an even distribution when it comes to the amount of fouls that were called – 20 on Michigan State and 18 on Ohio State. With the win, the Spartans moved on to the semifinal round, where they’ll face No. 2 seed Maryland. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, will find out their NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night. Most projections have Matta’s team seeded on the No. 8/No. 9 line.last_img read more

Scanbox Rob Heydon Productions line up Last Rituals exclusive

first_imgThe partners have earmarked a first quarter 2018 start on the Canada-Iceland co-production based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s first book in the series, 2005 global hit Last Rituals. The story follows Thora Gudmundsdottir, a single mother and lawyer in Reykjavik who moonlights as a detective.Los Angeles-based Sighvatsson (pictured at left) acquired the rights several years ago and is developing with Rob Heydon Productions, Canadian broadcaster CHCH, and Telemunchen, which holds the German rights and serves as international sales agent on the series.”This will be a book adaptation set and produced in Iceland in English language,” Sighvatsson said. “There’s not been a female-driven, worldwide hit Scandinavian crime story in some time. We think this material is quite unique. It’s a procedural with a much more humanistic element.” Login/Register With: READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

KIEFER SUTHERLAND TACKLES A CHRISTMAS TREE ON THANKSGIVING

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It is important to laugh at yourself.Happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/GQZ8fycQXl— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) November 22, 2018Kiefer Sutherland has a new holiday celebration inspired by a viral video published more than a decade ago. See, once upon a time, the “24” actor decided to tackle a Christmas tree after having a couple of drinks. Twitter/Kiefer Sutherland That split-second decision has followed him around for the remainder of his career, but Sutherland is taking it in stride.To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, the 51-year-old actor posted a video on Twitter. He introduced a Christmas tree topped with a woolly hat, which he proceeded to hug before taking down in what is apparently typical Sutherland fashion.Happy Thanksgiving from Sutherland to you.By SHAKIEL MAHJOURI | ET CANADA Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Columbus Crew return to Ohio State to honor Connor Senn

For players participating in Tuesday’s Connor Senn Memorial soccer game between the Ohio State men’s soccer team and the Columbus Crew, the event is more than an exhibition match. The charity event, which honors former OSU soccer player Connor Senn who collapsed on the field of play and died hours later, transcends sport, said Columbus Crew coach Robert Warzycha. On Sept. 26, 2001, Senn, a then-18-year-old freshman, collapsed on the field during a game at Akron. The cause of death was determined to be a congenital heart defect that, at the time, went undetected. “I would call (Senn) more of a family member,” Warzycha said. “He was a soccer player, we all play soccer. It’s very important for us to be at this game. This is something that we all remember and it raises awareness of what happened on the field and raises money for the cause.” The charity match was established in 2002 and will be back Tuesday for the 11th time. The event raises awareness for sudden cardiac arrest in athletes with proceeds benefiting the Connor Senn Memorial Fund and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, according to ohiostatebuckeyes.com. For the first nine years of the game, OSU took on the Crew. Last year, though, the Crew elected not to play in the charity match. Crew technical director Brian Bliss told The Lantern in May 2011 that playing in the Connor Senn Memorial Match would cost the club $10,000 because of the Major League Soccer Players Union’s most recently ratified collective-bargaining agreement, which stipulates that MLS clubs can schedule only one non-league “free game” per season. The Crew had already scheduled an international friendly against Premier League’s Newcastle United to be played on July 26, so OSU instead hosted the Dayton Dutch Lions of the United Soccer Leagues. The Buckeyes lost to the Dutch Lions, 3-1, May 2. This year, the Crew returns to take on the Buckeyes and OSU coach John Bluem said having them back is an important factor for both teams. “It’s neat. It’s the pro team in town playing against Ohio State University men’s Division I team,” Bluem said. “The Crew really add that little bit of extra juice to it.” Bluem said he’s looking for his team to go out and show that they can keep up with the pros. He also said he would like to have the opportunity to play everyone on the team, but the bench might see limited action in this contest. “We want to show that we’re a good team. We’re going to put out there who we think is the best group and play them for as much of the game as possible,” Bluem said. “Hopefully we can go about 70 to 75 minutes and it’s a good game and it’s close.” Former OSU and current Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson previously played in the game as a Buckeye from 2008-2011 and said he’s not going to take the game lightly. “I’m excited about it and I’m going to be honest, I want to make it not close … You would think that I would have some sort of compassion for my alma mater, but unfortunately,” Lampson said, pausing while a grin spread across his face, “it’s not there. This is my job now and I gotta go out and do it.” Lampson said when he wore scarlet and gray, OSU often went into the match hoping to make it close but quickly realized they would be outplayed by the pros. He said he’s expecting this year’s match to play out in similar fashion. “When I played with OSU, they would say things like, ‘All right we’re going to go out and play against these guys,’” Lampson said. “And we would try for about five minutes and then we were like, ‘Well, they’re way better. Lets hang back a little bit.’ That’s what I’m expecting, for them to hang back and not attack so much.” Warzycha said he plans on starting players that don’t normally crack the Crew’s starting lineup, but added that everyone on the Crew could have a chance to play. “We’ll see how the game goes and everybody is going to be on the bench, so if we need to use somebody, then they’ll go in and play,” Warzycha said. Regardless of the outcome, Bluem said he is proud of what the game has become, grateful the Crew have agreed to be a part of it and said there is a lesson that can be learned from all of it. “Life is precious. Sudden cardiac death is a scary thing that can happen in athletics and in general walks of life. The Columbus Crew have been unbelievable as a partner for the last 11 years,” he said. “Our goal now is through research and education, which we can now fund, to prevent sudden cardiac death.” Tuesday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and students and can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS. Pat Brennan contributed to this article. read more

Mens Hockey Win streaks on the line when No 6 Ohio State

Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (14-4-4, 7-4-1-0 Big Ten) will try to keep its win streak intact when it travels to State College, Pennsylvania, for a weekend series against a streaking No. 13 Penn State (12-7-3, 5-4-3-2 Big Ten) team Friday and Saturday.Penn State hasn’t lost in regulation in 10 games, with the lone blemish coming in a 2-2 shootout loss to Michigan State. Ohio State has won its past six games, which include series sweeps of Big Ten rivals Michigan State and No. 9 Minnesota. Ohio State’s last two losses came to the Nittany Lions in a series in early December. The Buckeyes lost in a shootout after a 5-5 tie in the first game and were shut out 4-0 in the next game. “We’re different, they’re different from a month and a half ago and what not,” Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We’re going in there with the expectation that we got to go in there and play better, be better, to go in there and try and beat a good hockey team.”Penn State boasts the top offense in the nation, averaging 4.1 goals scored per game. The Nittany Lion offense is led by junior forward Andrew Sturtz, who has 10 goals and 28 points in 21 games this season. Penn State sophomore forward Denis Smirnov has nine goals and 17 points in 14 games, while leading the team with five power-play goals.Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo said he is ready for a Penn State offense that averages 40 shots per game. “They shoot a lot, so I know what to expect on that front,” Romeo said. “I just have confidence from how we have been preparing and how we’ve been playing, so definitely feeling good going into the weekend.”Rohlik said Penn State has relentless players who frequently push the puck in front of the net, and Ohio State will have to play strong defense to slow down the Nittany Lions’ attack. “Everything is to the net, they crash the net, they’re relentless, they work extremely hard, they stick to their system. They are who they are. That’s what makes them great,” Rohlik said. “For us, we just need to be disciplined with our five-man defense… I think that’s the biggest thing, we can’t control, you know, Smirnov is gonna get loose and some of those guys are gonna get loose, but again, we’re concentrating on five guys, not just one.” Ohio State holds one of the best road records of any team in the country at 9-1-1. “I think for some reason our team just gets a little excited hearing that student section going against us,” Romeo said. “I think that give us a little boost. I know this weekend will be pretty hectic, so I think we’ll come out flying.” Puck drop for the first game of the series will happen at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the second game will begin at 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Both games will take place at Pegula Ice Arena. read more

Team TCI returns home victorious from Taste of the Caribbean chef showdown

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 13, 2016 – Two golds, at least three silver and honorable mentions were the prizes for the TCHTA Culinary Team TCI.  The group returned on Saturday from the Taste of the Caribbean chef showdown in Miami and starring was the country’s own, 19 year old Robinangel Simons, the overall Jr Chef winner, getting the Gold and Robinangel is now an inductee into the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Hall of Fame.  “Even our presentation on our buffet for the taste of the islands blew away every other country.  But for a young  woman to bring back Junior Caribbean Chef of the Year for the whole Caribbean, is out of this world.”Another gold was secured by islander, Chef Joseph Charles with his seafood preparation; Chef Charles said while the other teams had an artillery of gadgets to out cook one another, for Team TCI it was pure hands and heart. “Other guys brought vacuum packs, they brought microwaves, all we had were just knives, all we had were these (hands), and it’s just for what we’ve been doing here, and these guys were preparing from the last competition as they went back home, and they said this, they said the moment they went home they started preparing for this year.  We did six weeks.”Colin Watson, team leader said TeamTCI showed remarkable discipline, always getting into position first, with the cleanest kitchen and allowing flavor to be the difference in their culinary masterpieces.A teary-eyed Stacy Cox is one of the founders of the Hospitality Adventure, junior chef program and said the welcome home was the icing on the cake.  “This has been something that I’ve been trying to do for the past three years now.  We’ve started from fact finding missions with CHTA to going and just scoping it out for two years to three years consecutively, and to have a team go in with less than two months of practicing and coming out so victorious.”Turks and Caicos also earned Silver in beef, Silver for Bartender and honorable mention in dessert and dessert presentation.  Scores showed up at the airport, including Robin’s family, the Beaches Resort Family complete with Elmo and Cookie Monster, We Funk Junkanoo was there and Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Hon Porsha Smith who assisted the welcome reception complete with red carpet.   The media was out in full force too. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

GE Announces Plan To Offload Its Stake In Baker Hughes

first_imgGE made the announcement on Tuesday, June 26, for the companies plan to unload its 62.5 percent  stake in the Baker Hughes business over the next two to three years. GE owned 62.5% of the company with the rest owned by Baker Hughes’ shareholders.  According to a report from the company, GE’s stake in Baker Hughes was at about $23 billion. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享General Electric announced its plan to move out of the oil services businesses, by offloading its stake in oil services giant Baker Hughes. On October 31, 2016, GE announced that it has agreed to combine GE’s oil and gas business and Baker Hughes to create a “world-leading oilfield technology provider”.center_img The decision to get out of the oilfield services business represents an about-face from less than two years ago, when GE announced the combination of its oil business with Baker Hughes in 2016. Calls for comment from Baker Hughes on the impact this announcement will have to the locations on the Kenai Peninsula and in Alaska were not returned by deadline.last_img read more

Wealth and wellbeing not necessarily at logger heads

first_imgEnterprise of the Soul, a book written by R P Singh, Chairman Board of Governor, IIT-Guwahati and former CMD of Power grid Corporation of India Ltd., was launched yesterday in the Capital at the India International Centre by Suresh P Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways. Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways was the Guest of Honour present at the occasion.  Deliberating the wisdom of wealth and the piety of prosperity, Singh has embarked on the exploration of the philosophical roots of Indian business in this book. It is a well researched study of the Indian conceptualisation of wealth and well being, of social implications of enterprise and of spreading of prosperity as opposed to the mere making of profits.  The book suggests that happiness of sharing is far greater than the happiness of accumulating wealth and that creation of wealth and spirituality are compatible and not opposed to each other. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Addressing the gathering, Prabhu praised the book and the writer for his attempt to dwell upon on a unique subject of interlinking soul to the mind.  He said that while wealth is being created by the enterprises, the soul in the form of sharing the benefit with the stakeholders is yet to take root.  The book has come up at an appropriate time and raises some fundamental issues of wealth creation and its utilization. It is also a timely reminder for solving the problem of income disparities and unrest prevailing around the globe. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPrabhu said that we should draw more from the power of the soul than that of mind. He also stated that the book has raised many questions with answers; he expressed the hope that it will raise many more questions and more answers shall emerge.The book also mentions the numerous scams and scandals of the past decade which have led to the distrust of business organisations among the populace and suggests that it is important for the corporations to introspect and take steps to regain trust of the society by migrating from conventional philosophy of profit for stockholders to the philosophy of catering to the interest of the stakeholders.   The book draws heavily from the wisdom contained in scriptures of different religions to emphasize upon the point of view of sharing. Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways in his brief address spoke about the excellent work done by the author, R P Singh in his stint as CMD of Power grid in building the National Grid which led to stability of the grid due to which there was no incidence of grid failure for a number of years since 2002.  He agreed with the view expressed by the author in the book that wealth and spirituality are both compatible.Padamshree Pritam Singh, former Director, IIM Lucknow also spoke extensively on the contents of the book and the need for balanced growth of the mind and soul.  Over the past, the strength of mind has grown manifold at the cost of the soul, shifting the focus of the enterprise to only wealth creation. The book has been published by the Penguin Enterprise and is priced at Rs. 399.last_img read more

Kolkata South Bengal to experience rain from Monday

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore on Saturday predicted rainfall in all the South Bengal districts including the city for three days from Monday.According to a senior MeT official, rain will be accompanied with a strong breeze measuring around 45-50 km per hour. There is also a prediction of heavy thundershowers in various North Bengal districts. The city may witness intermittent rains for the next three days from Monday onwards. The districts which are expected to receive maximum rainfall are North 24-Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad, West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseFor the past few days, the city’s temperature climbed up by a few notches and a spell of dry weather is prevailing. “Some North Bengal districts may receive heavy downpour, accompanied by lightning and thunderstorms on Monday. The situation may intensify on Tuesday and Wednesday resulting in more rain. There is also a possibility of hailstorms in North Bengal. People in the city and other South Bengal districts may witness moderate spells of rain three days from Monday,” a senior official of the MeT office said. The official also said the situation will improve from Wednesday evening. It may also be mentioned that the spells of rain early this week led to a drop of temperature by a few notches.last_img read more

Cuba looms as a Pure Michigan market

first_img23Mar Cuba looms as a Pure Michigan market Categories: Lauwers News,News Cuba has been in the news during the past few months. There are strong signs that the United States government is ending the decades-long frosty relationship with the island nation that developed during the Cold War.While initial overtures between Washington and Havana have shown some give and take, there are still plenty of obstacles in the way before we can freely travel to Cuba and do business with that nation on a regular basis. Cuba is currently on America’s terrorist watch list. American banks cannot provide credit to any businesses in Cuba. Questions pertaining to property ownership dating back to the Cuban revolution in 1953 still persist.That said, recent developments in U.S.-Cuban relations have piqued interest in the Michigan agriculture community. As chair of the House Committee on Agriculture, I was eager this week to hear testimony from Jim Byrum with the Michigan Agricultural Business Association about his recent trip to Cuba as part of an American agricultural coalition. He brought back exciting prospects about the possibility of Michigan and Cuba eventually establishing trade relations – once the diplomatic obstacles have been overcome, that is.I have firsthand knowledge of the barriers facing such a relationship. I was part of an agricultural expedition to Cuba in the 1990s, traveling there with educators, health professionals and fellow agriculturists to exchange farming knowledge.Much has changed in those two decades since I was there. And now that our two nations appear open to a more diplomatic relationship, the possibility of trade between Michigan and Cuba is possible.Michigan produces three commodities that would be of high interest to Cuba: black beans, milk and apples. Black beans and dehydrated milk are staples in Cuba, with each family provided government coupons for these commodities on a monthly basis. Apples are a rare and highly prized delicacy there.So imagine if trade relations were opened between the two nations. Michigan-grown black beans could become part of the Cuban diet, as could the milk we produce at our dairy farms. Apples, which are over-abundant in Michigan markets to the point that excess harvest must be juiced, could find a new and lucrative market off Florida’s coast.But relations will not be normalized overnight. As Mr. Byrum told the committee, we are not looking at trading with Cuba tomorrow. Building a relationship with Cuba is a long-term process, and there is no guarantee that Michigan will be trading apples for pineapples in the near future.But the prospects are intriguing, and I look forward to hearing more about the possibility that one day we could be instrumental in feeding a nation hungry for Pure Michigan products.####center_img By state Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculturelast_img read more

Orange in France is launching a new channel next m

first_imgOrange in France is launching a new channel next month in partnership with HBO, called OCS City, ‘génération HBO’.The channel, which joins Orange’s suite of OCS-branded movie networks, comes on the back of the firm’s content renewal deal with HBO back in January, which gave OCS first-broadcast rights to HBO shows in France.In its new home, HBO series will air on a linear basis on OCS City on Monday nights at 20:40.At the same time OCS announced the launch of OCS Go, a “delinearised” on-demand channel. This will offer new HBO series episodes 24 hours after they appear in the US, as well as older HBO shows like The Sopranos, The Wire and Six Feet Under.As part of its overhaul of its OCS offering, Orange said that it is also merging its OCS Max and OCS Happy channels and discontinuing OCS Novo.Some of the latter channels’ programming will instead find a new home on OCS City, Orange said.OCS City will launch on October 10. As of this date, the OCS service will consist of: TV series channel OCS City; adrenaline channel OCS Choc; classic film channel OCS OCS Géants; an ‘event channel’ for the whole family OCS Max; and on-demand channel OCS Go.last_img read more

Christina Foley Adult content specialist Playboy h

first_imgChristina FoleyAdult content specialist Playboy has promoted Christina Foley to managing director of Playboy Plus.Foley, who was previously director of sales and marketing, will be responsible for overseeing and increasing Playboy Plus Europe’s business interests in linear channels, VoD and digital media activities throughout Europe, India and Africa and Worldwide content distribution to third party broadcasters.Prior to joining Playboy Plus in 2013, she was vice-president, distribution and business development at A+E Networks UK.Playboy has also promoted David Cooke to director, digital new media, Dan Alderman to director of European products and Paul Martin to senior manager, business development.last_img

Broadcast management software specialist SintecMed

first_imgBroadcast management software specialist SintecMedia’s management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.SintecMedia’s products manage multi-platform ad sales, traffic, billing, programming and rights, processing over US$33 billion in advertising revenue around the globe. Financial details of the deal are not being made public.Using the new resources and investment from Francisco Partners, SintecMedia said it will continue to accelerate the expansion and development of its cutting-edge product portfolio including OnBoard, its state-of-the-art programmatic sell-side platform.“I am proud of SintecMedia’s employees and am excited for this partnership between management and Francisco Partners. As a leader in the fast-changing broadcast and media business software management arena, we have taken great strides with Riverwood Capital, increasing sales more than four-fold, adding staff and offices in the US and internationally, and addressing the needs of small, medium as well as Tier 1, Tier 2 and international broadcasters,” said Amotz Yarden, CEO and co-founder of SintecMedia.“Nothing is changing in SintecMedia’s business operations. We will continue to play a pivotal role in the way advertising is bought, sold and managed in the diverse media industry and our customers will continue to receive future-proof technological continuity combined with our innovative aptitude and deep domain expertise. I look forward to many years of exciting growth.”last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet THE Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor John Boyle, is calling on local volunteers to come forward to take part in a special fundraising Flag Day in support of Foyle Search and Rescue.The event is taking place on St Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, from 1 pm to 4 pm at locations throughout the City Centre, with all proceeds going to the voluntary emergency response service, which is the Mayor’s chosen charity for his year in office.Mayor Boyle has been working closely with the organisation in recent months to raise awareness of the service the rescue charity provides in conjunction with the emergency services. Foyle Search and Rescue is a registered, voluntary based charity, led by local people and operating in the Derry area, but also assisting in search and rescue operations across the UK and Ireland wide when required. The charity relies on the backing of the community they serve to provide the 24 hour emergency response service that has saved numerous lives over the years.Flag Day volunteers must be over 16 years of age and anyone taking part will be required to give up just two hours of their time from 12pm to 2pm or 2pm to 4pm to collect donations.Officials from the charity and the Mayor’s office will also be available to sign off any hours volunteered if required for those participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Pope John Paul Award or any other similar award schemes.Volunteers can register to give their time by contacting Karen Henderson on 02871 376527, karen.henderson@derrystrabane.com or Rachel Dobbins at Foyle Search and Rescue on 02871 313 800Mayor issues call out for Flag Day volunteers was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Encouraging people to participate, Councillor Boyle said: “Foyle Search and Rescue provide an invaluable service for the local community. “Their volunteers are out there every day – rain, hail or shine – giving up their time to support and assist others in the most difficult of circumstances.“This is an opportunity to show the immense backing of the local community by giving up a few hours of your time to raise some much needed funding to help them in their work. “I hope to see a great turn out on the day and I would encourage anyone out and about enjoying the Spring Carnival celebrations to donate what they can to a very valuable cause.” DerryDerry and Strabane Councilfoyle search and rescueMayor issues call out for Flag Day volunteersMayor John BoylePrehen Roadlast_img read more