4 days agoNewcastle fullback Jetro Willems: We ran Chelsea close

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle fullback Jetro Willems: We ran Chelsea closeby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United fullback Jetro Willems has urged teammates to stay calm after their 1-0 loss at Chelsea.The narrow defeat plunged the Magpies back into the relegation zone and piled the pressure back on the team ahead of next weekend’s tough encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James’ Park.Willems said: “It was close. I think we had the game under control and we were a little bit unlucky.”If it wasn’t for the goal I think we did good defensively – they have a good team and they are difficult players to play against.”Attacking, we could do more.”In the first half, we could have been more dangerous on the counter attack.”We had some chances – sometimes we were unlucky, but sometimes I think we need to just shoot when we are in front of goal.” last_img read more

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

Over the Rainbow Moving to Manulife Centre in 2018

first_img Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, May 3, 2017 – Iconic Yorkville denim and clothing retailer Over the Rainbow has announced plans to expand its Yorkville presence with the introduction of a new flagship store in the soon-to-be transformed landmark Manulife Centre located at Bay and Bloor. The new and improved store will feature a larger footprint, innovative design and provide a world class customer experience to Over the Rainbow’s loyal clientele.  Award-winning architectural design firm Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. has been commissioned by Over the Rainbow to carry out the new design for the retail project, which is slated for completion in late 2018.Founded in 1975 by Joel Carman, Over the Rainbow is an independently owned shopping destination, with over 42 years’ experience in the Bloor-Yorkville area and recognized as Canada’s largest independent specialty store for premium denim. Commenting on the re-location and expansion space Joel Carman said: “This new store has been in the making for many years! We are so excited to finally reveal our plans, and we can’t wait to deliver a bigger, modern space for our customers, in what we view to be a crown jewel of a building in the Bloor-Yorkville area.  We believe the dynamic redevelopment plans to Manulife Centre complement our store’s vision for the future. Not to mention being surrounded by great retailers in the building and having direct access to the subway and underground parking facilities. We believe the new store will be a home run for our customers while allowing us to deliver the same comfortable and friendly experience that comes with shopping at Over the Rainbow! It’s an exciting time for our family business!”About Over the Rainbow Ltd.Over the Rainbow is a family-owned business founded in 1975 by Joel Carman. Over the past 42 years, Over the Rainbow has been a landmark shopping destination in the Bloor-Yorkville area, winning the hearts of loyal customers with attentive & knowledgeable service and great product. Over the Rainbow is one the country’s largest independent premium denim destinations, becoming a leader in the constant development of denim and casual wear trends. Joel and his team shop the world for the finest products and take pride in being able to fit anyone in a great pair of jeans. Over the Rainbow also offers in-house tailoring services for denim purchases as well as a fully integrated e-commerce store. http://www.rainbowjeans.com/ | @RainbowJeans416 Login/Register With: About Giannone Petricone AssociatesGiannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects (GPAIA) is a Toronto-based, interdisciplinary design and architecture firm led since 1995 by Ralph Giannone and Pina Petricone. Recognized internationally, GPAIA is known for award-winning life-style, retail and hospitality environments that set the stage for rich, urban experiences. These alluring spaces are fashioned with a close attention to detail, an innovative use of materials and clear cultural layers which customize each project as unique. Recent GPAIA projects include: Cumbrae’s Butcher Shops; Terroni Restaurants, Toronto and Los Angeles; Sud Forno Bakery and Retail; and Eataly Copenhagen and the upcoming Toronto flagship in the Manulife Centre. http://gpaia.comAbout Manulife CentreManulife Centre, located at 55 Bloor Street West and 44 Charles Street West, was built in 1972 as Canada’s first retail shopping centre with an attached high-rise residential building. Since then, it has turned the corner of Bay & Bloor into a landmark intersection for shopping, eating and city living. Today, Manulife Centre boasts nearly 800 rental suites, a three-floor retail concourse, a three-level parking garage and weather protected access to the Bloor & Yonge subway line. Manulife Centre’s new redevelopment, beginning in 2017, will include an additional 35,000 square feet of retail space and a new glass façade on the exterior of the building. Manulife Centre currently has over 40 retail shops, services and eateries and recently announced the addition of Eataly to the Centre. This new three-level, 50,000-square space is slated to open in 2019. http://manulifecentre.com | @ManulifeCentre Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Buckeye baseball tops Toledo 92 for 15th win of the season

Redshirt-sophomore infielder L Grant Davis (right)​ secures first base during a game against Toledo on March 24 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 9-2. Credit: Stacie Jackson / Lantern photographerAfter a slow start in February, the Ohio State baseball team is surging through March.Balance across the field has continued to be the theme for the Buckeyes, as they tallied their 15th win of the season Tuesday afternoon with a 9-2 win against the Toledo Rockets at Bill Davis Stadium.  Freshman pitcher Jacob Niggemeyer started on the mound for the Buckeyes and picked up the win after giving up just two runs in 6.0 innings of work.The Rockets kept it close through five innings after initially taking a 1-0 lead in the first. But OSU tacked on six runs between the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to seal the win.“We got off to a slow start, but we finished really strong,” coach Greg Beals.The game shifted for the Buckeyes when junior Jake Post took the mound.“Once we went to the bullpen we really gained control of the ball game,” Beals said.Senior catcher Connor Sabanosh was quick to credit Post’s performance after he tossed 1.2 innings and gave up just one hit.“We always have faith in Jake, every time he comes in we feel like we are going to have a shutdown inning,” Sabanosh said. “Once he came in we really added on the last three innings. It allowed us (the field players) to settle and just play and let Jake do his thing.”The Buckeye offensive domination started in the bottom of the fourth with a home run by junior infielder Troy Kuhn.OSU continued to excel in the batters box with a couple two-out hits.“We got quality at-bats late in the game and got a lot of two out hits,” Beals said. “Those are big difference makers on the scoreboard, because you either get the two out hit and score the run or you don’t and the innings over.”The top of batting order has continued to be the offensive leader for the Buckeyes, working off the bats of Sabanosh and sophomore centerfielder Troy Montgomery. Montgomery has hits in 13-consecutive games and has reached base safely in 16-consecutive games, both being the sophomore’s career bests. Sabanosh has also reached base safely in 15-consecutive games.But the stats are not Sabanosh’s main concern, he said.“I try not to look at stats or anything. I know when I feel well and I try to just not think at all and play simple baseball,” Sabanosh said. “But it’s always nice to get a couple hits in a game.”Montgomery added that he too is not concerned with the stats, but more focused on doing his job to help the team win.“I’m the lead off hitter so anything I can do to get on base, maybe steal some bags and score a few runs then I feel like I’m doing my job,” Montgomery said.Even though Montgomery and Sabanosh are clicking consistently with their bats, the true success has come from the Buckeyes’ balance across the offense, Beals said.“All nine spots on our line up got a hit today and that makes it tough on a pitching staff, when you are able to get something all the way top to bottom in your lineup,” he said.OSU will look to continue their offensive momentum as they take on the Akron Zips on Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. 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

Varane Real Madrid 100 motivated to make history

first_imgReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane insists that they remain as motivated as ever heading into tonight’s Champions League trip to CSKA MoscowAfter three consecutive Champions League titles with few new signings in the summer, concerns have been raised over Real’s motivation.Julen Lopetegui’s side have also dropped five points in their last three La Liga games with just a single goal to their name in the process.But Varane, who will play in Moscow for the first time since winning the World Cup with France later today, insists that Los Blancos remain as keen as ever to rewrite the history books.“Our motivation is always at its maximum. Just wearing this shirt gives you motivation. We always want to make history and improve,” said Varane on the club website.“This stadium will always be special for me [referring to the World Cup Final], but it’s a Champions League game against a complicated team. It’ll be a difficult game, so we’ll need to be 100%.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We’re not worried, we know what we’re capable of. We have a great team and we know we can beat anyone.“The season is long and there are many games to be played, but the Champions League is a unique competition.“Experience is very important in the Champions League, but we have quality players who can respond to the demands of the Champions League.“Every player in the squad is prepared and has the qualities of playing a match in this competition.”Real captain Sergio Ramos will be rested for the game at the Russian capital.The Group G clash between Real and CSKA will take place at the VEB Arena with kick-off to begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more

Breitling Reveals New 2015 Runway Collection at Nassau Boutique

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 16 Jul 2015 – Breitling, the luxury watchmaker whose brand conjures up images of the finest in aviation pioneering and the upper limits of fine auto racing, revealed its new collection directly from Switzerland at a prestigious, invitation-only event for its Bahamian clientele, a company spokesperson said today.“The Bahamas, though small in population relative to many of our markets, has an incredibly sophisticated and discerning population that appreciates fine workmanship and true quality. Being one of 44 Breitling boutiques worldwide, and the first in the Caribbean, the Nassau boutique has always been central in all new product launches coming from the annual Basel show in March in Switzerland. We are so excited to share the new Runway 2015 collection with The Bahamas and the world,” said Mauricio Diaz, Vice President Breitling Caribbean. Venue for the unveiling of the new Runway 2015 collection and a review of the current timepieces was the Breitling Boutique on Bay Street. The champagne and jewels event featured live models paying homage to the company’s linkage to fast planes and fine cars – a brand marriage that fills the space of the boutique with powerful images and a larger than life female figure that has become one of the most popular photo backdrops in The Bahamas. Notable guests included Hon. Khaalis Rolle, Minister of Investments; Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Loyal Opposition and Sen. Carl Bethel, Q.C. among other local business, civic and community leaders and friends who filled the boutique and spilled onto the sidewalk secured for the launch event. Impressed by the unveiled collection, the evening was filled with patrons sporting the models, music and runway of the luxury timepieces showcased. “Breitling’s reputation for Swiss perfection in technical watches and its link to other symbols of precision performance have managed to capture and hold the public’s imagination, making invitations to unveilings like this one in Nassau one of the events of the year,” said Diaz. “I believe the fact that it is one of the last remaining family-owned independent Swiss watch brands adds to the appeal and mystique.”About Breitling:A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. One of the world’s only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.More information on Breitling.com Related Items:breitling, nassau botique Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Lascelles insists Newcastle players are frustrated

first_imgNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles insists the team is frustrated with their recent run of results.Rafael Benitez’s side are yet to win a game in the Premier League this season and despite creating a host of chances (27 shots) in their home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion, the team couldn’t find the back of the net.Beram Kayal gave the visitors the lead when he diverted a shot from Jose Izquierdo past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka in the 29th minute.The Magpies pushed for an equaliser in the second half but came up short in the final third of the pitch.“It’s definitely frustrating for us as players,” said Lascelles, according to The Shields Gazette.Benitez insists he didn’t leave for the money Manuel R. Medina – August 13, 2019 Former Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez says he didn’t leave the club for China just because of the hefty Chinese Super League money.“They didn’t have much more other than the goal they scored from a corner which should have been a goal kick.”“We had all the chances. They had one chance, and had all three points.”“We should have defended the corner better, but we shouldn’t have been in that position in the first place.”“In pretty much every game we’ve played, bar Leicester, we’ve played some decent football and things haven’t gone our way. One result, one win, and we can really start our season properly.”“It’s just working out how we do that, because at the moment, we’re a little way off that. “There’s no reason to panic. We have loads of positives to take from that game, like all the chances we created.”last_img read more

US Navy probes after female Marines pictured naked

first_imgUS naval investigators are probing allegations that Marines distributed nude pictures of female service personnel taken without their knowledge, officials said Monday.The explicit photos, shared on a secret Facebook page which has since been taken down, reportedly showed female Marines and other women in various states of undress.Posts on the website, called “Marines United,” also contained lewd comments about some of the women.“The Marine Corps is deeply concerned about allegations regarding the derogatory online comments and sharing of salacious photographs in Marines United, a closed website,” the United States Marine Corps (USMC) said in a statement on its website.“This behavior destroys morale, erodes trust and degrades the individual. The Marine Corps does not condone this sort of behavior, which undermines its core values.”Because the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy, the scandal is being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).“NCIS is investigating those who are posting explicit photos without the permission of the person in the photos, which is potentially a felony. Beyond that, NCIS does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations,” the agency said in a statement.Fox News reported that those with access to the site included active-duty and retired male Marines, Navy personnel and British Royal Marines.The head of the US congressional committee that oversees the military called the website “unacceptable.”“Revelations of this sort of treatment against fellow Marines are troubling,” said Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.“Degrading behavior of this kind is entirely unacceptable. They and the nation deserve better.“I expect the Marine Corps to investigate this matter fully with appropriate consequences for those who willingly participated.”last_img read more

Trump Administration Touts A Smaller UN Budget And Takes Credit For It

first_imgMario Tama/Getty ImagesThe U.N. headquarters in New York City is seen here in 2003.The Trump administration said Sunday that the United Nations budget has been reduced for the coming year, and it framed any cuts as the product of U.S. negotiation.“Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget,” the United States Mission to the U.N. said in a press release. “In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.”A United Nations spokesman confirmed to NPR the reduction in the budget, and said the total U.N. budget for 2018-2019 is $5.396 billion.But cuts to the U.N. budget are typical: The 2016-2017 budget was roughly $400 million lower than the final appropriations for 2014-2015, which was 2.9 percent lower than the previous biennium’s budget.The U.N. budget is negotiated every two years and is decided by consensus rather than a vote. Wealthier countries that pay the lion’s share of the budget — the U.S., Japan, Canada and EU members — routinely push for the budget to be lowered.The wording of the U.S. mission’s announcement, which called it a “historic reduction in spending,” led some to misread it as meaning the U.S. was reducing its own contribution by $285 million next year. The extent to which the U.S. contribution would be reduced isn’t clear.“This is all so misleading,” tweeted Bathsheba Crocker, who formerly led the State Department bureau that develops U.S. policy in the United Nations. “The US fights hard, together with other countries, every year to cut UN budget & regularly does. This is neither new nor a US ‘decision.’”This is all so misleading. The US fights hard, together with other countries, every year to cut UN budget & regularly does. This is neither new nor a US “decision.” https://t.co/HVB6WsJHXx— Bathsheba Crocker (@shebacrocker) December 26, 2017The Trump administration has consistently criticized the U.N. and its spending.“The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!” Donald Trump tweeted a month before taking office.“Just 5 months into our time here, we’ve cut over half a billion $$$ from the UN peacekeeping budget & we’re only getting started,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley tweeted in June.“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said in a statement Sunday. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked. … You can be sure we’ll continue to look at ways to increase the UN’s efficiency‎ while protecting our interests.”The U.S. plays an important role in funding the U.N., as The New York Times reports:“Under a formula tied to economic size and other measurements established under an article of the United Nations Charter, the United States is responsible for 22 percent of the United Nations operating budget, the largest contribution. It paid about $1.2 billion of the 2016-2017 budget of $5.4 billion.“The United States also is the largest single financial contributor, at 28.5 percent, to a separate budget for United Nations peacekeeping operations, which totals $6.8 billion in the 2017-2018 budget finalized in June.”Haley’s budget announcement came after a week that showcased the United States’ increasing isolation from other member nations.On Dec. 18, Haley vetoed a Security Council resolution — approved by the council’s 14 other members — that called on all states to refrain from building diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.Before the General Assembly voted on a similar resolution later in the week, Haley warned that the U.S. would be “taking names” of those who voted for it. On Thursday, the organization’s members overwhelmingly approved a nonbinding resolution rejecting the United States’ decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.“Let them vote against us,” Trump said at a Cabinet meeting before the vote, The Guardian reports. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care. But this isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars … We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer.”The Trump administration said its decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem recognizes the reality that it is the seat of Israel’s government. But Palestinians living there seek part of the city as a capital for a future independent state, and Jerusalem’s final status has been a central point of contention in peace talks for decades.Guatemala has since followed the U.S. lead, announcing Sunday that it will move its embassy to Jerusalem. Neither country has set a timetable for making the move.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Rep Runestad votes in favor of right to carry legislation

first_img Categories: Runestad News 08Jun Rep. Runestad votes in favor of ‘right to carry’ legislation State Rep. Jim Runestad speaks on the House floor today in support of legislation allowing law-abiding citizens, who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm, to carry concealed without a permit in Michigan.State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake, today voted on the House floor to support a four-bill package allowing law-abiding citizens, who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm, to carry concealed without a permit in Michigan.“We already allow people to carry a firearm openly without a fee or training requirement. This legislation is about getting rid of unfair penalties for law-abiding citizens, who are lawfully in possession of a firearm,” said Runestad, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, where the bills were first considered.“Concealed carry is not any more dangerous than open carry and responsibility can’t be legislated. People who want to carry a firearm choose training regardless of whether they carry open or concealed, and the thirteen other states that have made training voluntary see an uptick in demand.”This legislation retains the current requirement that a background check be completed before a handgun purchase is made. Under the plan, the current CPL permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan residents an option to obtain a CPL to continue to carry and receive reciprocity in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. A CPL will also continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.House Bills 4416-19 now move to the Senate for consideration.###last_img read more

An average of threequarters of teenagers in the U

first_imgAn average of three-quarters of teenagers in the UK, France and Spain discuss what is being watched on TV using social networks from a mobile device, while eight out of ten use the internet while watching TV, according to new research commissioned by telco Orange.The Orange Exposure 2012/2013 independent study by TNS into mobile media habits across the UK, France and Spain for the advertising industry also found that adult mobile and tablet users are increasingly ‘snacking’ on their mobile device while watching TV. Nine out of ten consumers in the UK said they access the internet at the same time as watching TV.According to Orange, this is presenting opportunities for advertisers, with one third of mobile users investigating potential purchases based on something they watched on TV, and over one quarter of mobile users responding to short codes appearing on TV adverts.last_img read more