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  • Suarez airs Barcelona retirement wish

    first_imgLuis Suarez is hoping to retire as a Barcelona player, with the Uruguay international admitting it would be “the greatest thing” to spend the rest of his career at Camp Nou.At 32 years of age, the prolific frontman still has plenty of competitive football left in him yet.He is, however, closer to the end of his playing days than he is the start. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Suarez accepts as much but is currently tied to a contract through to 2021 and intends to carry on well beyond that point.And, if he gets his wish, an extended stay in Catalunya will eventually allow him to hang up his boots while on the books of the Blaugrana.Quizzed by Sport on whether he would like to retire at Barca, Suarez said: “Yes. Obviously few ever get to believe that is possible, but I think it’s the desire of any player. “To finish at the best club in the world would be the greatest thing. But that will be difficult as very few have achieved it before.”Suarez remains a key figure for Barca at present.Lionel Messi Luis Suarez Barcelona Champions League 2018-19He has added another 16 goals to an impressive tally this season, with his overhaul collection at Camp Nou standing at 168 and counting.That mark has been reached in just 226 games, with the South American proving to be the perfect attacking partner for the mercurial Lionel Messi.Suarez’s time in La Liga has not all been plain sailing, though, with questions having been asked of him during the odd dip in form.He has been around long enough to know that criticism comes with the job and he is accustomed to performing under such pressure having arrived at Barca on the back of spells at the likes of Ajax and Liverpool. “Criticism is constantly the order of the day,” added Suarez.“And more so here in Barcelona ​​with the expectations being so high. “You know what it is. Everyone knows that the requirement is to deliver every three days. I go one game without a goal and that’s it. You already have doubters. You have to live with that all the time. “The criticism does not hurt me though because I know how old I am, I know what I have achieved. The criticism of the journalists or of other people does not hurt.“I know what I have to do in Barcelona and I know the pressure that comes with playing here. I’m used to it and I’ve always tried to respond in the best way.”last_img read more

  • Michigan Announces Big Change To Football Field

    first_imgMichigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)The field at the Big House is going to have a big aesthetic change. Michigan is getting blue end zones for the first time in program history.To this point, Michigan’s end zones have been green, with yellow lettering. That appears to be changing today.The program posted video of the new blue turf being laid onto the field on Twitter this afternoon:Blue end zones are coming to Michigan Stadium for the first time in program history. ???#GoBlue 〽️? pic.twitter.com/dImv2jAskA— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 15, 2018Michigan has also provided a mock-up of what the field will look like with the new end zone designs.The yellow lettering remains. It pops pretty nicely when painted on the dark blue surface.The end zones are similar to many of our bowl games, including the 1998 @rosebowlgame when Michigan won the national title.The same maize letters will spell out MICHIGAN in both end zones.#GoBlue ?? pic.twitter.com/XY43GjXB3l— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 15, 2018The Rose Bowl Twitter account points out that it is pretty much the same design that has been used when the Wolverines have found themselves in Pasadena. This picture is from the 1998 win over Washington State.10 out of 10 field painters recommend this end zone. #RoseBowl pic.twitter.com/YiuUf8xOss— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) June 15, 2018Personally, I like the change. Short of the full Boise State treatment, I like adding some extra color to the field.Of course, not everyone likes change. As with uniforms and basically every other aesthetic part of college football, some people are very against it.Most of the responses to Michigan’s tweet seem positive, but there is definitely a number of people against the new coloring. pic.twitter.com/U9G35sMyqN— Dave DeCray (@David_DeCray) June 15, 2018#Boss.— Eric Tatum (@mnwolverine) June 15, 2018Why— UM (@Michiganfan973) June 15, 2018Outstanding. Just like the old Rose Bowls. Nice change! ?— Jason Hall (@Jason_Hall73) June 15, 2018Ew— Don Brown (@NotDonBrown) June 15, 2018You’re months late for such an obvious April Fools joke, aren’t you?— Tony Turner (@wbtonyturner) June 15, 2018Lovin’ every minute of it!!!!— Thomas Kokay (@OKKokay761) June 15, 2018Most Michigan fans will get their first look on September 8. The Wolverines host Western Michigan in their home opener.last_img read more

  • Visakhapatnam Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa: Rain threat looms over 1st Test

    first_img India Today Web Desk VishakhapatnamOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 18:07 IST Visakhapatnam Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 1st Test. (AP Photo)Virat Kohli led-India will start the home leg of their World Test Championship, when they take on South Africa in the first Test, starting on October 2nd in Vishakhapatnam.India are the top-ranked team in the Test rankings and started their campaign in the World Test Championship with a win over the West Indies in the Carribean earlier this year. Also, India are leading the World Test Championship points table with a maximum of 120 points from the 2 Tests played.Wriddhiman Saha will take over the wicketkeeping gloves from Rishabh Pant whereas Rohit Sharma will start life as a Test opener in the first Test of the 3-match series against South Africa.Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami will look to shoulder more responsibility and take the load of spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.A young South African team, thin on batting experience after the retirement of Hashim Amla, might not test a strong Indian bowling battery but it surely will lack teeth against the likes of Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma over three five-day rubbers despite home conditions bringing into play spin factor more than pace.The weather could play spoilsport during the first Test between India and South Africa starting here on Wednesday with rains predicted on all five days.It has been raining here regularly since the last one week and there is an 80 percent chance of showers on the opening day of the series opener.There is 50 and 40 percent chance of rain on day two and three and play could also be affected on the final two days.advertisement Screengrab from Accu WeatherAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South Africa 1st TestFollow Weather forecast Next Visakhapatnam Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa: Rain threat looms over 1st TestVisakhapatnam Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 1st Test: Here’s all that you need to know about the prediction for rain on Wednesday in Vishakhapatnam.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Ecotrail Marathon Returns to Ouarzazate

    Rabat – Hundreds of runners are currently gathered in the southeastern city of Ouarzazate, for the 5th annual of Eco Trail Marathon, which began on April 17 and will clock out on April 20.For three days, participants from Italy, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Algeria, and Morocco will traverse 70 kilometers, passing through the regions’ palm groves and oases. Refreshments will be offered every 5 kilometers, such as water, dried fruit, fruits, and biscuits.The 4-day event occurs as a 3-stage marathon: the first stage began on April 17 and consisted of 24 kilometers, starting in the middle of the film studios through the mythical scenery of Ali Ben Haddou. The Moroccan El Maimouni Abdelilah ended the first stage in 1:21:19, followed by Ben Ouazar Youssef 1:23:38, while Ait Rahou Nadir came third with a time of 1:26:2. In the women’s category, Moroccan Aziza Raj secured the first place with a time of 1:45:46. The second and third stages, scheduled for today and tomorrow, total of 24 and 22 kilometers, respectively. The runners will pass through a series of breathtaking valleys and oases.At the conclusion of the marathon, the participants will return to Ouarzazate to celebrate the awards ceremony. read more

  • European asylum bill might lead to breach of international law UN agency

    In a detailed set of comments on the proposed Asylum Procedures Directive on which EU States reached political agreement last April but which still has to be formally adopted by the EU Council, the UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) made 96 observations. “In view of the fact that the Directive defines common minimum standards for national asylum procedures, but permits Member States to retain or introduce higher standards in national law, UNHCR urges Member States to apply more favourable provisions where necessary to ensure compliance in practice with international refugee and human rights law,” the agency said. UNHCR drew particular attention to the rules governing the designation of “safe” countries, and those which allow EU countries to deport certain categories of asylum seekers before their appeal has been heard, stressing that the Directive does not ensure that all applicants have an effective opportunity to rebut the presumption that a third country is safe in their particular cases. “No applicant should be denied access to an asylum procedure altogether, including applicants arriving from countries designated as ‘safe third countries’ by national parliaments,” it said. The agency regretted the extensive limits which Member States may place on personal interviews. “Personal testimony is often decisive for determinations, and can be vital to clarify errors or apparent inconsistencies. Limiting interview rights will significantly undermine the fairness of procedures and accuracy of decisions,” it said. It also regretted that the Directive only guarantees the right to remain during the first instance procedure, allowing Member States the discretion to decide whether a remedy has suspensive effect and whether and which exceptions will apply. “In view of the relatively high number of decisions overturned on appeal, and given the potentially serious consequences of wrong decisions at first instance, the suspensive effect of asylum appeals is a critical safeguard,” it said. “Applicants should be permitted to remain in the Member State until their appeals have been decided, if a legal remedy is to be effective.” read more

  • Inmet says its in talks with possible allies to fend off First

    TORONTO, Cananda – Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) said Tuesday it was in talks regarding a range of alternatives as it formally rejected a $5.1-billion hostile takeover bid by First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM).The company, which is developing the Cobre Panama copper mine, said it has approached a number of groups who have expressed an interest in considering alternative deals involving Inmet or its assets.Inmet president and chief executive Jochen Tilk said the board is going through an extensive process.“We are looking at all possibilities,” Tilk said when asked about the possibility of an investor taking a minority stake in Cobre Panama.“We are not precluding or excluding anything specifically assuming that it could result in a superior transaction for our shareholders.”Inmet owns 80 per cent of the Cobre Panama copper project through Minera Panama SA, with the remainder owned by Korea Panama Mining Corp.The total cost of the project is estimated at $6.2 billion, including $1.4 billion to be funded by Korea Panama Mining and $4.8 billion through Inmet.Inmet said several unidentified groups are examining confidential information and discussions are ongoing.First Quantum increased its offer last month to $72 per Inmet share, half in cash, half in stock, for a total offer worth about $5.1 billion.It was the second time First Quantum boosted its cash and stock bid for Inmet, which rejected a $4.9-billion stock-and-cash offer in November.Inmet shares were up 35 cents at $71.29 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday.In rejecting the offer, Inmet said the proposal undervalued the company and its Cobre Panama project.The company also pointed to the risk of swapping Inmet shares for those of First Quantum and the bidder’s relative lack of experience building a mine the size of the project in Panama.“Inmet investors also currently benefit from the highest copper reserves per common share amongst Inmet’s peers which is five times better than what they will have in a proposed combined entity,” Tilk said.“These reserves will drive future growth, profitability and value creation for Inmet shareholders and should not go cheaply.”First Quantum has said that it has been approached by a number of Inmet’s shareholders expressing interest in its offer.The combination of the two companies would create one of the world’s fastest growing copper producers with the potential to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes of copper annually by 2018, the company has said.“We urge those of you who share our vision and support the idea of an open dialogue and exchange of information between our two companies, and we know that includes many of you, to likewise appeal to the Inmet Board to reconsider its current position and engage with us,” First Quantum chairman and chief executive Philip Pascall said in a recent letter to Inmet shareholders.The bid by First Quantum follows the sale of its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Kazakhstani miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. for $1.25 billion.First Quantum had written off the value of the assets in 2010 after its operations in Congo were nationalized by the government of the mineral-rich central African country. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Inmet says it’s in talks with possible allies to fend off First Quantum takeover by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 22, 2013 12:57 pm MDT read more

  • Policeman who froze to death could have died in stagemanaged fake suicide

    first_imgTimothy Frohwein A pre-inquest review had heard the officer had been overlooked for promotion on two separate occasions.There were also marital issues and he had recently undergone knee surgery which may have “contributed to his mental state”.But Briony Ballard, representing Derbyshire Police, submitted that given the toxicology and post mortem evidence there was nothing to support a conclusion “beyond reasonable doubt” that he had taken his own life.But Paul Clark, for the Frohwein family, argued that it was important to look at all the events that took place before the tragedy and consider it as a possibility.Dr Hunter replied, saying the evidence pointed to Mr Frohwein dying as a result of “exposure to the elements”.”We know that he left the house on Sunday lunchtime and we also know he sent text to his wife and son about intimate issues,” he said. “These texts in themselves might be evidence to suggest intent, but they are not proof of intent.”One can envisage a scenario were he has voluntarily left the house, gone up into the High Peak, sent texts to put people in a state of panic or fear.”He may have poured half a bottle of whisky on to the ground or drunk it. He also placed a number of blister packs of pills in crevices of the stone butt. He may have taken some, but that contradicts the toxicology reports.” Dr Hunter added: “One scenario could be that the whole thing was staged by Mr Frohwein, the drugs, the half empty bottle, the text messages, in the hope that people would come looking for him and he would be rescued. What he did not account for was the weather.”With the visibility affected by fog and darkness falling he may have thought it prudent to stay where he was and that people would come to the rescue.”However, things went tragically wrong because of the weather and that took its toll before he was found.”On the balance of the evidence I can’t be sure that Mr Frohwein necessarily had the intention to take his own life or that it was a direct result of his own actions.”It’s possible that while a suicide was stage managed to get the desired effect, things took a turn for the worst.” Timothy Frohwein’s body was found on Grouse Moor in the Goyt Valley. File picture Goyt Valley Tim Frohwein walking down a residential road after leaving his Buxton home  on November 17, 2013 One scenario could be that the whole thing was staged… in the hope that people would come looking for him and he would be rescued. What he did not account for was the weatherCoroner Dr Robert Hunter A senior policeman froze to death when he might have tried to “stage manage” a fake suicide attempt that went “tragically wrong”, a coroner has said.Ch Insp Timothy Frohwein, who the inquest heard had been twice overlooked for promotion, was found dead on moorland in the Peak District surrounded by pills and a whisky bottle.  Minutes after walking out of his family home, he sent text messages to his wife and son that led them to fear for his safety.But Chesterfield Coroners’ Court was told no trace of alcohol was found in his body and levels of the drugs in his system were way below levels considered toxic, let alone lethal.Derbyshire Senior Coroner Dr Robert Hunter said he could not safely say that the father of three meant to kill himself. The coroner added he may have had a row and simply gone for a walk to calm down, but he said “there is certainly not enough evidence to suggest suicide”.Dr Hunter told Mr Clark if he was to consider a conclusion of suicide he would have to hear “warts and all” evidence about every aspect of Mr Frohwein’s private and professional life.Mr Frohwein, a member of the Christian Police Association, had 20 years’ service in the police.  He had served widely across Derbyshire, headed up roads policing and was the operations chief inspector at Chesterfield at the time of his death.The inquest continues. Timothy Frohwein was a father of three from Buxton, DerbyshireCredit:SWNS He said one potential scenario was that the policeman had arranged the scene to look like he intended to take his own life believing he would be rescued, only for freezing weather and darkness to descend before anyone could.”It is possible, that while a suicide was stage-managed to get the desired effect, things took a turn for the worst,” he told the hearing.Mr Frohwein was last seen alive as he left his home in Buxton, Derbyshire, on November 17 2013. He was spotted walking in the direction of the hills near his home.Six days later, his body was found on Grouse Moor in the Goyt Valley by family friends helping to search for the 48-year-old.Pathologist Dr Andrew Hitchcock told the inquest Mr Frohwein died of hypothermia. He told the court it was not possible to say exactly when death had occurred.The pathologist said there were no signs of a heart attack. However, his lungs and stomach showed signs of hypothermia.Toxicologist Dr Paul Smith said Mr Frohwein was found next to a half-empty bottle of whisky, but tests showed there was no alcohol found in his blood or urine.He said this could be that the alcohol was broken down in the hours and days after death, or that it was not ingested.Blister packs of pills were found stuffed into the stone walls of the “butt”, which is used by grouse hunters, he was found next to. However, toxicology tests showed levels only consistent with “therapeutic use”. Tim Frohwein walking down a residential road after leaving his Buxton home  on November 17, 2013Credit:SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

  • Westminster terror attack victim whose husband was killed returns home to the

    first_imgMrs Cochran, 46, in hospital after suffering a broken leg and rib and a cut to her head during the attack Mrs Cochran, 46, in hospital after suffering a broken leg and rib and a cut to her head during the attack Mrs Cochran pictured with her husband, Kurt, who was killed in the attack  On April 5 Mrs Cochran, who attended in a wheelchair, joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at a service for the families and survivors of the attack, held at Westminster Abbey.In an interview with the BBC she described her husband as the “love of my life”, and said she does not feel “any ill will” towards Masood.”I don’t know what he was feeling or thinking or anything that had been going on in his life so I can’t relate,” she said. Mrs Cochran pictured with her husband, Kurt, who was killed in the attack  The injured wife of a man killed in the Westminster terror attack has returned home to the United States.Melissa Cochran had been visiting London from Utah with her husband Kurt, 54, to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were caught in the carnage on Westminster Bridge.Her brother Clint Payne has since said doctors cleared his sibling to fly back home to the Salt Lake City suburb of West Bountiful last week, and revealed that she is healing faster than expected.center_img During the 82-second atrocity on March 22, Kent-born Khalid Masood drove a rental car into unsuspecting pedestrians before fatally stabbing Pc Keith Palmer, 48, in the Palace of Westminster’s forecourt.Mrs Cochran, 46, suffered a broken leg and rib and a cut to her head during the attack, while her husband died after being thrown from the bridge.Three others, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, Aysha Frade, 44, and Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, 31, also died as a result of Masood’s murderous rampage. “I just know that unfortunately he didn’t have the qualities and the beautiful heart that my husband had so I actually kind of feel a little sorry for him and no hate.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Masood, who had a history of violent crime, was shot dead by armed police after knifing Pc Palmer.last_img read more

  • Flybe cancels dozens of flights as airline blames disruption on too many pilots

    “Whilst 95 per cent of Flybe flights are operating as per normal, we do recognize the impact of today’s cancellations.   “We are doing our best to mitigate the impact of the current situation that has arisen due to a combination of factors including seasonality, pilots’ end of leave year, Easter holidays, base restructuring and the shortage of pilots across the industry that Flybe has highlighted over recent months.”All those affected have been emailed and advised they can re-book for travel on an alternative flight or apply for a full refund.” Flybe has cancelled dozens of flights today, blaming the disruption on too many of its pilots being on annual leave.The airline is understood to have grounded at least 24 flights today after informing customers of the disruption last night through emails and text messages.Airports where departures have been affected include Belfast, Birmingham, Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Thousands of passengers are believed to be affected.Flybe said the cancellations were as a result of “operational reasons”, adding 95 per cent of its journeys were operating as normal.The company later released a statement indicating a “combination of factors” had resulted in its situation including pilots being unavailable through their end of leave year as well as a shortage of flight crew, which it pointed out was an industry problem.Sue Piercey, who lives in Bradford, told the BBC her flight from Leeds to Belfast today was cancelled.”We received a curt email at 7pm last night followed by an even shorter text message,” she said. “No other flight options were offered.””Our holiday is totally off now, and I hope my insurance company can help me.”A Flybe spokesperson said: “Flybe sincerely apologises to all our customers and partners affected by the current flight cancellations.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

  • DKB Bundesliga 20132014 preview with Zarko Sesum Kiel is still the first

    “Golden boy” of Serbian handball from German Rhein Neckar Lowen, Zarko Sesum (27) is recovering from the serios injury after he broke the leg during EHF Cup F4 tournament in Nantes last May. Three months later, ex-Veszprem player still don’t run regularly, but recovery period going well. Day before DKB Bundesliga 2013/2014 start, Sesum speaks for Handball-Planet.com about title favorites and other things connected with the best World’s handball league.– Gym, bicycle, swimming, stabilisation, slow jogging in the last few days. I won’t back to the court before December.Is that mean that you won’t be able to play for Serbia at EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark?– January is still far away. I didn’t start to run yet. My leg is the only thing about which I think now.KIEL AGAIN THE FIRST FAVORITEDKB Bundesliga will start on Saturday. THE Kiel isn’t unbeatable like in previous years. HSV changed the squad and the other favorites are weaker on the paper. The only team who kept the squad and made two big transfers is Rhein Neckar Lowen. Are you ready to win the title? Is this historical chance for you?– Despite Kiel isn’t dominant as before, they are still the biggest favorites to win the trophy with SG Flensburg. HSV and Berlin have changed the rosters, but they are still TOP teams. We are in that group of five teams who will fight for the Championship. It’s difficult to say are we capable to win the trophy. It’s true that we are stronger than before, but this year we playing in the EHF Champions League from the beginning. Last season we used opportunity to gain more points in the first part of the season, because we didn’t play in Europe.“WE ARE STRONGER THAN BEFORE”RNL goals staying the same…– To qualify for the EHF Champions League. It’s not realistic to talk about title. I give advantage to Kiel, Flensburg and Hamburg. That not mean that we won’t fight for the first place.You made balance between defense and attack. How is going with newcomers, Gorbok and Manojlovic?– We got even more in defense with Nikola, despite that was a good part of our team with our quality goalkeepers in the last season. Also, transition is now much better. Gorbok brought to us shoot quality from back position. It was easy for them to adapt, because both of them played here and they know how things work out in the club.Roggisch – Manojlovic. Is that defense heart of Rhein Neckar Lowen for the upcoming season?– We have also Myrhol and Guardiola. All of them will be in the rotation. All of them are very good players. Manojlovic, Roggisch and Myrhol know eachother from before, while Spaniard is extra-quality defensive player. He plays in Spanish NT. That’s telling you the most.All the prognosis speaking about SG Flensburg as favorite for the title. That is the team with the smallest budget among TOP 5 teams. They signed still youngstars Drasko Nenadic and Bogdan Radivojevic. Even HSV coach Martin Schwalb spoke about that afterwards SG’s coach Ljubomir Vranješ said in the style that “he would say that Flensburg is favorite with four more million Euros in the budget as HSV”.  Why Flensburg?– Their core of the team stayed the same for many years. They are playing together long time. Flensburg have strong “home court” and they playing without pressure. All handball people have only nice words about Vranjes’ work.Are you surprised with Flensburg’s wins over Kiel in Super Cup?– I was surprised, but Kiel need time to adapt newcomers. I don’t affraid for them…HSV is at the door of the EHF Champions League after draw in Berlin…– HSV is favorite in that clashes, so results from Berlin didn’t surprise me.Which teams could make troubles to the “TOP 5”? Hannover and Wetzlar were the closest last season…– Beside them, that could be Magdeburg and Goppingen. Magdeburg is always serious, they will take points from TOP 5, hopefully, that won’t be Rhein Neckar Lowen. Goppingen will have a good season. Melsungen is also better than before. That is the upper part of the Bundesliga 2013/2014 in my opinion.In some way the rule of Bundesliga is that newcomers from 2nd Bundesliga going back after only one season. GWD Minden survived, but that is rarely…– I don’t know too much about these teams. It was some kind of the rule. It is a huge difference between quality in first and second Bundesliga, but Minden showed that everything is possible – concludes Sesum. DKB Bundesliga 2013/2014handballRhein Neckar LowenZarko Sesum ← Previous Story Marco Oneto to SC Magdeburg! Next Story → Handball-Planet.com presents – DKB Bundesliga 2013/2014 preview read more

  • Brian Hayes Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher

    first_imgIf they don’t, they don’t and the conditions won’t apply to them and it is fair to say that their members will lose out as a consequence.He said under the new agreement the government is confident that the savings this year will reach €300 million and he believed that the savings for 2015 “could go well beyond the €1 billion target set by the government”.Read: Secondary teachers’ unions reject new ‘Haddington Road’ pay deal>Read: Here’s what’s contained in the new ‘Haddington Road’ public pay deal> UNIONS THAT DO not sign up to the new Haddington Road agreement will see “less favourable” conditions apply to them, said the junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes.Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast this morning, he said the negotiations have “concluded” and they now have an agreement. The ASTI and TUI say the Haddington Road proposals aren’t sufficiently different from the Croke Park 2 agreement, with both unions rejecting it.Minister Hayes said that he did not accept that the teachers unions had put a halt to the proposal before it had even started, saying that it was just two unions that will not be balloting members, stating that there were many other unions.’16 unions are going back to their members’He said “less favourable conditions will apply to those unions where we do not have an agreement”, but said that the “great majority of unions are going back to their members, 16 unions in total as I understand it, where they had previously recommended a no vote”.He said the government never said that every union would come over the line in regards to supporting this new agreement – “we never made that claim,” he said, adding that it was a matter for each union to decide whether to accept the new deal.last_img read more

  • SPOILERS WWE Superstars taping results for November 6

    first_img Kurt Angle Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Monday in Buffalo.WWE Superstars taping results for November 6, 2014:* Adam Rose def. Curtis Axel* Jack Swagger def. Heath SlaterSource: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Seth Rollins 8/9 NXT Live Results: Buffalo, New York (Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong, Riddle vs. Dunne) Twitter Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need Itcenter_img Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission CREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua? Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Impact and AAA announce partnership for Invading NY event on September 15 Videos Articles Former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore announces he is returning to the ringlast_img read more

  • Atletico charged by UEFA

    first_imgAtletico Madrid have been charged by the European football’s governing body UEFA over an alleged “racist” banner that their supporters had during their Europa League triumph against Marseille on Wednesday, reports PunchngA disciplinary hearing will be conducted by the UEFA to investigate the allegation and the governing body have also charged Marseille after some of their own fans had set off smoke bombs before the beginning of the final.While harmless, they caused the match to be delayed and the Ligue 1 club are now waiting to hear from UEFA after being accused of “crowd disturbances, acts of damages, setting off fireworks and throwing objects and late kick-off” at Lyon.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Meanwhile, Atletico’s supporters in France were allegedly holding a banner that appeared to show a Nazi war ensign and it is believed that they set off fireworks.Both cases will be conducted on May 31 by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body.last_img read more

  • POLICE LOG for March 23 Lowell Man Arrested Coyote Sighting Brush Fire

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, March 23, 2019:A Carolyn Road resident reported a sick looking coyote in her backyard. (10:38am)A 1-vehicle crash took place on Salem Street. Air bag deployed. No injury. Vehicle clipped jersey barrier near train tracks. (10:40am)A Salem Street caller stated he was verbally threatened by a construction worker that was working on a house next to him after he asked some questions about the construction. (4:19pm)Police notified DPW that a love seat was left by a bend on Industrial Way. (5:04pm)Jesus Maria Mejia (29, Lowell) was arrested on a warrant. Mejia drove his vehicle into a pole on Butters Row. (5:39pm)Fire Department responded to a brush fire on 93 South, between Exit 39 and 40. (7:17pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for June 21: Vandalism At Wilmington Plaza & Wilmington Crossing; Driver ArrestedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 15: Police Called Over Pizza Delivery Dispute; Bad Crash At Woburn St. & Lowell St.; Injured FawnIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 17: Parking & Traffic Issues; Lost Wallet; Brush FireIn “Police Log”last_img read more

  • BookMyShow buys Hyderabadbased MastiTickets to boost presence in Andhra Pradesh Telangana

    first_imgIn a move to consolidate its presence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, BookMyShow has acquired MastiTickets, a Hyderabad-based online ticket booking platform, for an undisclosed amount.Gautamiputra Satakarni 2nd weekend box office collection: Balayya film crosses Rs 75 crore mark in 11 daysThe deal will include the transfer of MastiTickets’ key assets along with existing cinema partnerships to BookMyShow. The acquisition of MastiTickets, which was founded in 2014 by Ravi Narla, will provide BookMyShow access to 120 screens in the two states.”The acquisition will help us further consolidate our position and strengthen our footprint. We work with 530 cinemas in these two States and have added 175 of these in the last 12 months alone,” BookMyShow CEO and co-founder Ashish Hemrajani told PTI.Earlier in 2013, BookMyShow had acquired Chennai-based online ticketing player TicketGreen and in 2015, the ticketing platform took a majority stake in Eventifier, a Bengaluru-based social media analytics start-up. Last year, BookMyShow bought Chennai-based fan relationship management (FRM) solutions provider Fantain Sports.”We have charted an aggressive growth plan to increase BookMyShow’s reach and presence and the acquisition of MastiTickets fit perfectly into its expansion strategy. Hyderabad particularly has been a high performing market for us,” he said. The small team of seven to eight people working for MastiTickets would likely be absorbed by BookMyShow.last_img read more

  • Study suggests global warming may be a boon to Mediterranean Basin olive

    first_img More information: Fine-scale ecological and economic assessment of climate change on olive in the Mediterranean Basin reveals winners and losers, Luigi Ponti, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1314437111AbstractThe Mediterranean Basin is a climate and biodiversity hot spot, and climate change threatens agro-ecosystems such as olive, an ancient drought-tolerant crop of considerable ecological and socioeconomic importance. Climate change will impact the interactions of olive and the obligate olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae), and alter the economics of olive culture across the Basin. We estimate the effects of climate change on the dynamics and interaction of olive and the fly using physiologically based demographic models in a geographic information system context as driven by daily climate change scenario weather. A regional climate model that includes fine-scale representation of the effects of topography and the influence of the Mediterranean Sea on regional climate was used to scale the global climate data. The system model for olive/olive fly was used as the production function in our economic analysis, replacing the commonly used production-damage control function. Climate warming will affect olive yield and fly infestation levels across the Basin, resulting in economic winners and losers at the local and regional scales. At the local scale, profitability of small olive farms in many marginal areas of Europe and elsewhere in the Basin will decrease, leading to increased abandonment. These marginal farms are critical to conserving soil, maintaining biodiversity, and reducing fire risk in these areas. Our fine-scale bioeconomic approach provides a realistic prototype for assessing climate change impacts in other Mediterranean agro-ecosystems facing extant and new invasive pests. Explore further Citation: Study suggests global warming may be a boon to Mediterranean Basin olive growers (2014, March 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-03-global-boon-mediterranean-basin-olive.html Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences © 2014 Phys.org A model predicts which regions of the Mediterranean Basin may expect increased (yellow to red color range) or decreased (blue colors) profits (in euros per hectare) from olive crops after a 1.8°C increase in average temperatures. Credit: Luigi Ponticenter_img Jerusalem olive trees linked to Christ’s time, experts claim (Phys.org) —A team of researchers in Italy has built a model that they’ve used to predict the impact of global warming on the olive business in the Mediterranean Basin. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they added the ability to factor in both weather changes and pest persistence in modeling a change of 1.8°C warming, to reflect forecasts of temperature increases in the region between 2030 and 2060. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Most predictions of the consequences of global warming have been dire—more flooding, draughts and the spread of disease. In contrast, an increase in temperature in a part of the planet responsible for producing 97 percent of the world’s olive oil appears to portend an increase in production and profits—at least for growers in most of the region.Historical evidence allows for predicting how well olive trees will grow under different weather conditions and of course, how productive those trees will be. To build their model, the researchers took account of factors such as average temperature, heat, humidity levels, etc. That’s where most models stop, but in the Mediterranean Basin, that’s not the end of the story, because olive production is also heavily impacted by the olive fruit fly which destroys olives. Prior studies have revealed which environments the flies prefer or not—the researchers added such information to their model as well. After crunching the data, the computer displayed a map of the entire area color-coded to clearly show what sort of impact global warming should have on olive production in various parts of the region over the next half century.Olive trees can withstand draught and high temperatures, but the olive fruit fly cannot. That’s why the map the model spit out shows increased tree growth and production in Southern Spain, Northern Africa and parts of Italy and Greece—but it also explains why some areas, such as the Middle East might see less production, because temperatures up till now have been too chilly for the olive fruit fly to survive. Overall, the model projects the region will see an average 4.1 percent increase in crop yield along with a drop of 8 percent in olive fruit fly infestations. This will translate to an increase in profits of 9.1 percent, a very different scenario than what is expected to occur in many other parts of the world.last_img read more

  • Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections

    first_imgA man who was beaten with an iron bar by Imbonerakure pro-government youth militia because he was mistakenly thought to be an opposition demonstrator, is carried to an ambulance in the Mutarakura district of the capital Bujumbura, Burundi Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Burundi’s government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term. (AP Photo/Gildas Ngingo) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Comments   Share   Patients with chronic pain give advice Gervais Abayeho told The Associated Press that “a political vacuum in this country … would be worse that a coup d’ Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi’s government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday.Demonstrators were in the streets again Wednesday, holding leafy tree branches as peace symbols, confronting soldiers and demanding that Nkurunziza withdraw from the elections.last_img read more

  • Weak Job Growth Continues Through January

    first_img February 7, 2014 442 Views Unemployment,Weak Job Growth Continues Through January in Government Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Service Providers Unemployment 2014-02-07 Tory Barringercenter_img Share The “”Bureau of Labor Statistics'””:http://www.bls.gov/ (BLS) Friday jobs report shows another disappointing month of growth in January–and this one can’t all be blamed on the weather.[IMAGE]According to the “”government’s latest data””:http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.htm, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 113,000 last month, adding more bleak numbers to December’s barely revised growth of 75,000.The unemployment rate edged down slightly to 6.6 percent. Since October, the jobless rate has fallen more than half a percentage point, largely thanks to declines in the number of people counted as being part of the labor force.[COLUMN_BREAK]There’s a little bit of good news, though: After falling in December the civilian labor force participation rate inched up slightly to 63 percent, with 499,000 people entering the work force.With the next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting to be held in March, it remains to be seen how January’s data will influence the Federal Reserve’s stimulus program. In its “”last meeting””:https://themreport.com/articles/fed-officials-agree-to-continue-tapering-asset-purchases-2014-01-29, the committee brushed aside December’s dismal report as an anomaly in the midst of otherwise active economic growth. However, with the latest data indicating weakening, Fed officials may feel compelled to hold off on future cuts to asset purchases.Despite the cold conditions, the construction sector fared particularly well last month, growing by 48,000 jobs to offset a decline of 22,000 in December. Residential building jobs grew by 13,000.Growth also occurred in manufacturing (+21,000), wholesale trade (+14,000), and professional and business services (+36,000).Meanwhile, federal government employment continued to trend down, losing 12,000 jobs throughout the month.last_img read more

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    first_img The Philippines overwhelmed by millions-strong man … Guatemalan mango exports to U.S. get underway in … USA Pears has announced it teaming up with the National Mango Board (NMB) to highlight to retailers the importance of getting ripe fruit to customers.The pear brand, which covers fruit grown in Washington and Oregon, is coordinating with the National Mango Board ripening program.The Pear Bureau Northwest said that mangoes make for a logical fit because they have a similar opportunity to pears.”The industry buzz right now is around pear flavor and getting the best tasting fruit into consumers’ hands and stomachs,” said Pear Bureau Northwest CEO Kevin Moffitt.”With this in mind, the Pear Bureau will be focusing resources on a refresh of the pear category, capitalizing on industry momentum, a full crop, and renewed retail interest.”He emphasized that while a good-looking piece of fruit or a big, beautiful display may catch the eye of consumers and generate a purchase, a great tasting piece of fruit will bring them back for more.Conditioned pear program growsThrough research commissioned by Pear Bureau Northwest, it is known that the consumers buying 74 percent of USA Pears are 25 to 45 years old, with the majority under 34.According to a 2014 Usage and Attitude Study conducted by Fusion Marketing, the majority of consumers want to eat pears within one to three days of bringing them home. One cornerstone of the organization’s efforts to satisfy the consumer desire for tasty fruit soon after purchase is through a conditioned pear program that can get consistent, riper fruit on the shelves of retailers.Throughout the 2018-19 season, Pear Bureau Northwest will be focused on an aggressive reintroduction of the conditioned pear program. The Pear Bureau has had an active push toward conditioning for many years, collecting and conducting research on the proper way to condition pears and the benefits of conditioning.There are currently 42 retailers in the U.S. and Canada that are carrying conditioned pears. This is a solid base, but it has been slower to increase in the past few years.Recently, the organization revamped the conditioned pear section on its website dedicated to providing retailers with research, data, and education to show that committing to a conditioned pear program can lead to double-digit sales increases.Among the information presented, the page highlights 2012 research by Nielsen Perishable Group, which found that ripe pears can outsell unripe pears by 19.5%.”Many retailers also understand the consumer’s desire for ripe, great tasting fruit, so we are redoubling our efforts to show them how they can achieve that through a conditioning program,” said Moffitt. October 16 , 2018 Japan: Pair of premium mangoes sell for record US$ … Mangoes In Charts: Mid-year update – how does this … You might also be interested inlast_img read more

  • Go back to the enewsletter The Jumeirah Group th

    first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe Jumeirah Group, the global hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has signed an agreement with Select Group to manage 508 properties within Marina Gate, its flagship residential development at the gateway to Dubai Marina.The Jumeirah Group will bring its luxury hospitality experience to the third and final tower within the Marina Gate development under its Jumeirah Living brand. The design-led luxurious living destination will include 104 serviced apartments, 389 branded residences and 15 villas and will offer an exclusive range of facilities and amenities including a temperature controlled infinity pool, a dual-level gymnasium, residents’ lounge and business centre.Prominently positioned, Marina Gate residents will benefit from excellent transportation network links, being within walking distance to the tram, metro and water taxis.Rahail Aslam, Chief Executive Officer of Select Group, said: “Jumeirah Living perfectly complements our Marina Gate development by providing residents with an unmatched opportunity for a curated lifestyle within Dubai Marina. With its unparalleled combination of location, luxury and lifestyle, this development is set to become a landmark in the vibrant Marina community.”The Jumeirah Group currently operates 23 properties worldwide, including the Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living in London and Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence in Dubai. Jumeirah Living is an outstanding hospitality experience which combines the privacy and comfort of home with the refined services of a luxury hotel. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE.Jumeirah Living Marina Gate is under construction and scheduled to open in Q4 2019.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more