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Behind the antifracking barricades

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s been five days since Mi’kmaq people in New Brunswick and some of their allies  erected a barricade on New Brunswick’s route 134.The demonstrators say despite mounting police pressure they won’t take the barricades down until New Brunswick is free of shale gas exploration and fracking.Here’s APTN’s Ossie Michelin with a look behind the barricades.last_img

Tax change proposals divisive but more favour Liberal position poll

first_imgOTTAWA – A new poll suggests that Canadians who support the Liberal government’s tax-change proposal outnumber those opposed to the idea — barely.The Ekos-Canadian Press survey found that based on what people know of the idea, 49 per cent of respondents support it, while 44 per cent are against.The Liberals are proposing three updates to the tax code to close loopholes they say let the wealthiest Canadians pay less tax — changes the Opposition says will have far wider and negative implications for small businesses.Of those surveyed, 52 per cent said they support the Liberal argument that the changes will create a fairer tax system, while 40 per cent agreed with a statement that the changes amount to a tax grab.“The battle over framing is by no means over but, at this early stage, it appears the government is enjoying even stronger support on the basic fairness framing,” Ekos researchers concluded.The poll put questions on the proposals to 4,839 people between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1 as the issue dominated the start of the fall sitting of Parliament.The poll, which reached respondents on both cellphones and land lines, carries a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4 per cent, 19 times out of 20.Ekos researchers cautioned that the proposals up for debate are complex, and while they’re confident in their questions, a different approach could have yielded different results.There’s also what might happen next — public opinion could evolve as the proposals do as well, the researchers note. The consultation period closed on Monday and the Liberals say they have listened to the feedback they’ve received.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version included outdated details for the poll’s timing, sample size and margin of error.last_img read more

Moroccos Air Passenger Traffic Up 1064 pc in 1st Half of

Casablanca – Morocco’s Air Passenger Traffic increased by 10.64 pc in the first half of 2014, the Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) said Thursday.The number of international passengers flying into and out of Morocco amounted to 8.4 million passengers during the first half of 2014 compared to 7.5 million passengers during the same period in 2013, ONDA pointed out.Mohammed V International Airport and Marrakech-Menara were the busiest airports in the first six months of the year, welcoming 5.9 million passengers, that is 69 pc of the overall air passenger traffic in the kingdom.

Toxic Political Rhetoric Created Climate of Fear in 2016

Toronto – A new report from Amnesty International (AI) is painting a very bleak and damning portrait of 2016. Toxic political rhetoric was responsible for “creating a climate of fear for refugees and migrants,” according to a report in The Guardian.Although the London-based NGO was particularly hard on Britain, the UK had plenty of company. Still, Amnesty International’s UK director of campaigns, Kerry Moscoguiri, managed some harsh rhetoric of her own when describing the atmosphere surrounding the Brexit referendum. It “was a particular low point, with all too real consequences,” she said, referring to a 57% spike in hate crimes just a week after the vote. AI accuses the British government of “creating a hostile climate for refugees and migrants.” Leaders across the globe made liberal use of toxic political rhetoric to achieve their own agendas, according to the AI report. Donald Trump was singled out but he was not alone. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was remembered for calling for a referendum on refugees and the Philippines’ Duterte for having killed thousands in the name of a war on drugs. Still, US President Donald Trump’s pre and post-election rhetoric, likened to that heard during the rise of Adolf Hitler, seemed to amplify the “dangerous idea that some people are less human than others,” said Amnesty International’s director of crisis research, Triana Hassan. “This report,” she continued, “documents the very real consequences of politicians like Trump, Orban and Duterte wielding a toxic agenda that hounds, scapegoats and dehumanizes entire groups of people.”The AI report further warned that allowing this trend to continue doesn’t just place human lives at risk. It endangers the entire system of international and human laws which were the direct result of the greatest conflagration the world has even known, World War II. “Have we forgotten,” asked Hassan, “that human rights protections were created after the mass atrocities of the second world war as a way of making sure that ‘never again’ meant ‘never again’?”To prove her point and answer her own question, Hassan cites the indiscriminate bombing of civilian hospitals in Aleppo and Yemen, incidences of violent suppression of the human right to dissent and countless attacks on refugees and migrants. The report was a brutal indictment of the Russian-backed bombing of civilians in Aleppo in 2016. The inertia of the international reaction felt very reminiscent of the tone set in Rwanda during the 1994-1995 genocide. Echoing that conflict, major world powers and the UN were tangled into immobility by their own rivalries while civilians paid the highest of costs.Though the report did cite a few bright spots, such as the reawakening of the concept of resistance, as witness by the countless protests which have followed Donald Trump’s election, the report was, by far, weighted toward condemnation. It is a failing report card for current world leaders, summarizing that, “Ultimately, the charge that human rights is a project of the elite rings hollow. People’s instincts for freedom and justice do not simply wither away.” read more

Human Rights Minister Maelainine Had No Right to Remove Hijab in

Rabat – Morocco’s Islamist ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD), received backlash after MP Amina Maelainine removed her hijab while on a trip in Paris.Pictures of Maelainine, who typically wears a hijab, emerged on social media weeks ago, showing her without a hijab. She received criticism from other PJD members, public figures, and her followers. After an initial denial, saying the pictures were doctored, Maelainine acknowledged the authenticity of the widely-circulated pictures.Now, it is the PJD Minister of Human Rights Mustapha Ramid criticizing Maelainine. Ramid said that people voted for Maelainine because, wearing a hijab, she presented herself in a certain way that reflected several values. “Therefore, she has no right to remove her veil once abroad.”The MP quickly responded to the remarks.Read Also: Moroccans Should Focus on MP Maelainine’s Politics, Not Her ClothesIn a Facebook post, Maelainine wrote, “The decision to wear the veil, now or in the future, is a private matter. It has nothing to do with the party. This does not fall under the conditions of membership or contracts with activists.”Commenting on Ramid saying she was hypocritical, the MP said that she only has one face. “This is what has made my positions unchanged since I joined the party when I was student. She added that changing her attitudes might have saved her from what she has experienced, including defamation, slander, and diligence.Maelainine received especially harsh criticism from Moroccan lawyer Lahbib Haji, who attacked her after she claimed the pictures were faked.Lahbib said that he knew the pictures were not “fake” because they reflected PJD’s culture of deceit and “fraud.” “Your party knows this with certainty, which means that it adopts this type of fraud,” he commented. read more

UN panel on Sudan referendum satisfied with polling commends organizers

16 January 2011The United Nations panel tasked with monitoring the referendum on the future status of Southern Sudan today welcomed yesterday’s conclusion of polling, saying the process was well organized and enabled the people of the region to express their will freely. The United Nations panel tasked with monitoring the referendum on the future status of Southern Sudan today welcomed yesterday’s conclusion of polling, saying the process was well organized and enabled the people of the region to express their will freely. The panel congratulated the people of Sudan for ensuring that the process took place on schedule and proceeded peacefully, giving credit to the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) and the Southern Sudan Referendum Bureau (SSRB) for overcoming serious time and resource constraints to carry out the referendum successfully. The 9 to 15 January plebiscite will determine whether the south remains part of Sudan or chooses independence, and is part of the process to implement the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended two decades of civil war between the north and the south. Sixty per cent of the nearly 4 million voters registered to take part in the referendum have to vote for the outcome to be valid. The Secretary-General’s Panel on the Referenda in the Sudan, headed by former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, said that by having the referendum take place as stipulated in the agreement, both parties to the CPA had summoned the courage and political commitment required to ensure that the peace process moves forward. During the week of polling, the panel’s three members visited referendum centres in eight states, and its staff monitored the process in all southern states and across the north. The presence of over 22,000 Sudanese and international observers helped make the process transparent, the members of the panel said, adding that staff at referendum centres “coped admirably with the very high turnout.” “Based on its observations, and those of its staff in the field, as well as from accounts conveyed by various interlocutors in Sudan, the Panel is satisfied that the process allowed the people of Southern Sudan to express their will freely,” the members of the panel said in a statement to the press. They said the process of transmitting the results from nearly 3,000 referendum centres to county and state levels, and then to Southern Sudan’s capital, Juba, and Khartoum, the national capital has started. It will take several weeks before the final, official results are known, they added. “While the Sudanese would want to know the outcome of the referendum quickly, we urge the people of Sudan to be patient and be aware that only the results announced by the referendum authorities are official,” the members of the panel said. They urged Government authorities and the SSRC to make every effort to ensure that all citizens are kept well-informed of the progress towards the final results, and called upon the media and political entities to report on the progress in a responsible manner. “The Panel also stresses the importance of the protection of civilians in the weeks ahead. Southerners living in the North and Northerners living in the South must be able to go about their daily lives in safety and dignity, and the Panel calls on all sides to play their part to ensure the security of the population,” the panel members added. The panel is playing a good offices role on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to strengthen confidence in the Sudanese-led referenda process, and to encourage the parties and relevant authorities to resolve any significant problems or disputes as they emerge. The two other members of the panel are António Monteiro, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal and Bhojraj Pokharel, a former Chairman of the Election Commission of Nepal. Yesterday, Mr. Ban welcomed the end of the polling period and congratulated the people for their patience and peaceful determination to cast their ballots, which, he said, characterized voting over the past week. read more

US business stockpiles rise 01 per cent in March sales increase for

US business stockpiles rise 0.1 per cent in March; sales increase for first time in 7 months In this March 31, 2015 photo, pallets of lumber are moved at the Allegheny Millwork and Lumberyard in Pittsburgh. The Commerce Department releases business inventories for March on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2015 9:05 am MDT Last Updated May 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles slightly in March, as sales picked up for the first time since July.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that business stockpiles rose 0.1 per cent in March after a 0.2 per cent gain in February. Sales rose 0.4 per cent in March, ending seven straight months of declines or no gains. Over the past 12 months, sales have fallen 2.1 per cent.The inventories reflect expectations by business of future customer demand, possibly signalling whether the economy is strengthening or weakening.Economic growth has basically stalled during the first three months of the year. Gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of only 0.2 per cent during the first quarter.But the modest increase in business inventories, coupled with other lukewarm indicators, led the bank Barclays to project that revisions will show the economy actually shrank at a 0.8 per cent rate at the start of 2015.Economists forecast that growth should rebound in the coming months as the impacts from a harsh winter and a stronger dollar begin to fade.There are signs that the economy is starting to heat up. Employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a strong rebound after gains totalled a mere 85,000 in March, the Labor Department said Friday.But a separate report released Wednesday showed that additional hiring hasn’t fueled retail sales growth. The Commerce Department said that retail spending was unchanged between April and March, a sign that factors beyond the harsh winter may be weighing on the economy because the anticipated spring upswing has failed to appear. read more

Donations needed for Prom Project Niagara

It’s not too late to give that gently used prom dress one more night on the town.As most members of the Brock community have already attended their prom, a local initiative is inviting them to dig out their formal attire one more time.In partnership with Education Foundation of Niagara, Student Life and Community Experience is collecting gently used dresses, suits, shoes, ties and other formal wear to donate to the Prom Project Niagara initiative.In the last two years alone, the Brock community has donated more than 300 items to the cause.The donations will be given to local high school students on Saturday, April 21 at three events taking place at high schools across Niagara.“There is a lot of need for items of all sizes in local schools,” said Prakisha Pradhan, Student Life and Community Involvement’s Community Outreach and Volunteer Assistant. “Some students have trouble affording the type of clothing that is normally worn to prom, but the Prom Project helps to remove that barrier.”Collection at Brock will take place outside of the Student Life and Community Experience office (MCA 204) and will run until Friday, March 16.For more information, visit the Prom Project Niagara website or email studentlife@brocku.ca read more

Bengals show inexperience fall to Bears 2421

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) intercepts a ball intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) during the second quarter at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Credit: Courtesy of MCTIn their season opener in Chicago, the Bengals looked much like they did last year. Talented, inexperienced and overwhelmed under pressure. After building an 11 point lead in the second half, Cincinnati crumbled on the road due to penalties and miscues, falling to the Bears 24-21.The Bengals offense looked shaky early on, but settled down quickly. On their first drive of the game, quarterback Andy Dalton made an ill-advised throw intended for wide receiver A.J. Green that was intercepted by Bears cornerback Charles Tillman. This turnover proved costly, as Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler found tight end Martellus Bennett in the end zone for a catch that was bobbled at first but ruled a touchdown.Two series later, the Bengals decided to introduce their rookie running back, Giovani Bernard. He produced immediately with an eight yard catch followed by a run of six yards on his first drive. Soon enough, Dalton found Green down the right sideline for 42 yards. Three plays later Green managed to get wide open for a two-yard touchdown to tie the game.In the second quarter, Dalton continued to look for Green to mixed results. Tillman snatched his second interception on a pass that Green got his hands on and tipped into the air. But on the Bengals’ next possession, Dalton hit Green on the right side yet again for a 45-yard touchdown. With the offense seeming to have found its stride, Cincinnati found themselves leading on the road, 14-7.After Bears kicker Robbie Gould kicked a career-high 58-yard field goal with 37 seconds left in the first half, the Bengals answered back with an impressive opening drive in the third quarter. Dalton found three different receivers, and Tillman was called for what ended up being a 34-yard penalty when he interfered with Green on a deep pass down the right sideline. That setup BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ five yard touchdown run, making the score 21-10. However, the tide quickly turned after that.Chicago scored on its ensuing drive, when Matt Forte found the end zone from one yard out. The Bengals would punt on the next possession, but got the ball back on an interception by linebacker Vontaze Burfict early in the fourth quarter. However, the young Bengals failed to capitalize. With an opportunity to essentially seal the victory, second-year wide receiver Mohamed Sanu inexplicably fumbled after gaining ten yards. The Bears recovered, and with the momentum back on their side, marched down the field and scored on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Cutler to wide receiver Brandon Marshall.Perhaps even worse than surrendering the touchdown was the fact that the Bengals burned two timeouts on consecutive plays, one for for having too many players on the field, the other for only having 10. This would come to haunt them in the end.Dalton and the offense stalled on Cincinnati’s next possession, giving the Bears the ball back with 6:38 left. Cutler connected with Bennett for an 11-yard completion as Chicago proceeded to eat up clock. On third down with just 1:06 remaining, linebacker Ray Maualuga was called for unnecessary roughness, essentially ending the game as his mental error allowed the Bears to run out the clock.While Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis has much to teach his squad about discipline, there were still positives to be taken from the game. Bernard made clear that he will add a new dimension to the team and should be far more involved in the future. Also, rookie tight end Tyler Eifert (five receptions, 47 yards) already seems to be a favorite target of Dalton. One can only expect that this chemistry will develop in the coming weeks. When added to the phenomenal Green (nine receptions, 162 yards and two touchdowns), the Bengals now find themselves with plenty of options on offense. As a result, Cincinnati was 7-11 on third down conversions against a Bears defense with talented veterans. If not for the penalties and turnovers, Chicago was not much of a match for the Bengals. Cincinnati fans can only hope that these talented players learn how to carry themselves in critical situations in a hurry before the season becomes a major disappointment. read more

Bath Abbey sparks backlash as rector replaces 400yearold morning prayers with contemporary

first_imgA spokesman for the Prayer Book Society, which works to preserve usage of the text, said: “It was written by Cranmer over 400 years ago and it’s beautiful. “For many people who have used it all their lives, to suddenly have that taken away is devastating.”A Bath Abbey spokesman said: “Changes to worship are made carefully and after long periods of consideration and prayer.” Bath Abbey has sparked a backlash among churchgoers who are upset that it has replaced its 400-year-old Sunday service with a version said in “familiar” modern English.The church was among a handful to retain the Matins service, which is based on the Tudor Book of Common Prayer. After Easter it will be replaced by a modern choral Eucharist.The Abbey said it decided to change the service to make it more accessible as more people are familiar with the modern service. In a letter to the congregation sent in December, the Rector of the Abbey, The Reverend Prebendary Edward Mason, said: “Generations of Anglicans have now grown up with Eucharist not Matins. “Few are now sustained in their faith by Matins these days. Casual attenders, visitors and those returning to faith are much more likely to be familiar with a Eucharist.”But some worshippers are upset by the changes, which they say are based on making the service more “fashionable” and will drive older members of the congregation away.Ann Taylor, who is in her seventies and has been attending the service for 20 years, said she would not be attending the new Eucharist because it was in “supermarket” English.  She said around 300 or 400 people currently attended. “We think it’s been changed for fatuous reasons,” she said.”The lady who sits in front of me turned around last week and said ‘have a good Easter, but I don’t know when I’ll see you after that’. It’s very sad.” The Prayer Book was written by Thomas Cranmer in 1549 during the reign of Edward VI and revised in 1662. The version used in churches today is broadly similar to the Cranmer’s book.  The congregation watch as choristers take part in Bath Abbey's candlelit Advent Procession on December 1, 2013 in Bath, Englandcenter_img The Matins service at Bath Abbey was popular, a member of the congregation saidCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty Images Europe 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

Igor Radjenovic is back to HC Conversano

Serbian left back, Igor Radjenovic (33) decided to go back to Italy and play again for HC Conversano.  Radjenovic, who spent last season in the Italian team, began preparation period with Borac Banja Luka, team from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but after 20 days went back to Italy.In career, Radjenovic played for HC Sintelon in Serbia, Insbruck (Austria), Madeira (Portugal), Bosna BH Gas (BiH), etc… Conversano handballHC CnoversanoIgor Radjenovic ← Previous Story TV Hüttenberg prepares for Bundesliga! Next Story → Reber is a new right back of Bern Muri

SPOILERS 21 WWE Superstars tapings in Birmingham

first_img The following was taped on Monday night in Birmingham, Alabama.2/1 WWE Superstars tapings:* Mark Henry & Jack Swagger def. The Ascension.* Stardust def. Zack Ryder.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His BloodVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 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 Now Playing Up Next Does The WWE Cancelling Crown Jewel Mean Cancelling Shawn Michaels’ Comeback? Videos Articles Pinterest Twitter Stephen Amell Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood Facebookcenter_img Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Cody Rhodes Harry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur Hilfe Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitchlast_img read more

Documents Trump earned 153M paid 365M in taxes in 2005

first_imgWASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to highly sought-after tax documents disclosed Tuesday night.The pages from Trump’s federal tax return show the then-real estate mogul also reported a business loss of $103 million that year, although the documents don’t provide detail. The forms show that Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24.5 percent, a figure well above the roughly 10 percent the average American taxpayer forks over each year, but below the 27.4 percent that taxpayers earning 1 million dollars a year average, according to data from the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.The forms were obtained by journalist David Cay Johnston, who runs a website called DCReport.org, and reported on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Johnston, who has long reported on tax issues, said he received the documents in the mail, unsolicited.Trump’s hefty business loss appears to be a continued benefit from his use of a tax loophole in the 1990s, which allowed him to deduct previous losses in future years. In 1995, Trump reported a loss of more than $900 million, largely as a result of financial turmoil at his casinos.Tax records obtained by The New York Times last year showed the losses were so large they could have allowed Trump to avoid paying taxes for up to 18 years. But Trump’s 2005 filing shows another tax prevented him from realizing the full benefit of those deductions.last_img read more

Valverdes options to replace Coutinho at Barcelona

first_imgNow that we know Philippe Coutinho will be out for three weeks at Barcelona, we give you the options that Valverde has to replace him against Betis.The bad news of Brazilian Philippe Coutinho suffering a nasty femoral muscle injury this week, have brought forward a brand new dilemma for manager Ernesto Valverde during the next three weeks.The Brazilian midfielder was already established as one of the club’s most essential players during the last few weeks, especially after Lionel Messi fell injured when he fractured his arm against Sevilla.When he first arrived in the club last season, it was believed that Philippe Coutinho would be the one who replaced Andres Iniesta as an interior midfielder but he quickly made everybody realize that his skills were better suited for a winger position and he started delivering stellar performances in all competitions.Sadly for everybody, the Brazilian suffered a muscular injury that will set him back for at least three weeks and the manager is already breaking his head as he tries to find the best replacement for him on the club’s upcoming Sunday match against Real Betis.We will give you three alternatives that Ernesto Valverde has to replace Coutinho.🔝 When you score in the @ChampionsLeague just two minutes after coming on! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/lUEcwAhhag— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 6, 2018MalcomThe also Brazilian player is fresh out of a good performance in FC Barcelona’s Champions League draw against Internazionale Milano, a match in which he scored his first-ever goal for the Catalan club and celebrated by shedding a few tears of joy.Throughout the week in the wake of Coutinho’s injury, Malcom has already expressed his excitement for possibly being that player who can perform in the same position that the former Liverpool forward left vacant for the next few weeks.On paper, Malcom is actually the most obvious choice to replace Coutinho on the left wing and the manager could show him that he trusts him after responding in great fashion against Inter a few days ago.But Valverde’s options are quite a few, let’s talk about two more.Barça Players Called For International Duty (5/5)🇫🇷 @DembouzFriday, November 16Netherlands v FranceRotterdam, Netherlands8.45pm CETUEFA Nations LeagueTuesday, November 20France v UruguaySaint-Denis, France9.00pm CETFriendly pic.twitter.com/mbNIU5lWt5David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 9, 2018Ousmane DembeleThe French youngster has also been performing well during the last couple of matches, as he has scored some goals and also provided a few assists.The problem with this player is that he usually doesn’t play on the left wing, he is more used to roaming through the right side of the field and making a change of position would be a bit odd.In fact, Dembele is actually likely to play against Betis no matter what but Valverde might end up using him on the left wing to create some discomfort on the opponent’s plans.With two sensitive injuries such as Coutinho and Lionel Messi, manager Quique Setien really has no idea how the Barcelona boss will react and which players will start the match upfront apart from Luis Suarez who has a secured spot as the main striker.⚽💪 All smiles as the hard work continues!🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/tIBZAh4SPw— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 8, 2018MessiThe ace under his sleeve without question, Ernesto Valverde has his hands tied with Philippe Coutinho’s injury and he knows that the upcoming match against Real Betis should be taken very seriously.There are very few options of Messi actually playing this game and Valverde might end up using Rafinha as his replacement as he’s been doing lately, but Argentine has been itching to play due to the way he’s been practicing during the week and he may push the manager for some minutes in this match.Knowing that Betis usually isn’t a violent opponent, maybe using Messi for a few minutes is not such a bad idea and we could see that early comeback from the injury before the international break after all.If Messi plays this match, the manager would use Lionel on the right and place either Malcom or Dembele on the left wing to replace Coutinho’s absence.Another one joins Messi.Coutinho suffers a thigh injury and he will be out for up to 3 weeks. It’s good as he will be ready after the international break.Such injury may be good for Malcom. Valverde may rely on Dembélé and Malcom as wingers to play alongside Suàrez (4-3-3). pic.twitter.com/rQJEe8A2Ys— Ahmed Bahgat (@AhmedBahgat28) November 8, 2018Which of these alternatives do you like the most for Barcelona’s upcoming match against Real Betis? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Exequiel Palacios to be Real Madrids first January signing

first_imgReal Madrid reportedly will shortly announce the signing of young River Plate star Exequiel PalaciosThe 20-year-old midfielder will become Real’s first signing of the January transfer window, despite there being another six weeks before it opens.Palacios is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in South America and had reportedly captured the interest of several European giants.Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan were all believed to have expressed an interest.In August, Palacios revealed in an interview that he had turned down Serie A side Torino last year.But River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio revealed that he had met with Real officials in regards to a deal for Palacios last week.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Now Marca reports Real director Emilio Butragueno has pulled off the deal after a minor delay due to River Plate’s reluctance to sell.The transfer is set to be announced after the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.Los Blancos will reportedly compensate River Plate with over €20m for Palacios, who will sign a contract until June 2024 upon his arrival at Madrid in January.Since debuting in 2015, the Argentine has provided four goals and five assists in 38 games for River Plate.Palacios even made his first two appearances for the Argentina senior team in September.last_img read more

Celebrating Soybean Success with ASA at Commodity Classic

first_imgASA members from across the country will come together at the annual American Soybean Association Awards Banquet to celebrate the year’s top achievers and influencers who have worked to benefit the United States soybean industry throughout the year.  Sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Novozymes BioAg Inc. and the United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff, the awards banquet is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m. Awards are presented for ASA membership, outstanding achievements, leadership building, conservation stewardship and industry accomplishments.During the program, attendees will be treated to a special keynote presentation from Jolene Brown, a farmer and professional speaker from West Branch, Iowa. Jolene travels worldwide sharing leading-edge best practices that have the power to increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind. Jolene is a champion for the people of agriculture and is excited to address the ASA audience.Jolene will also be in the ASA booth during Commodity Classic to chat with attendees from 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 12:30-2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, and 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 1.Don’t delay if you have not yet registered for Commodity Classic! Registration price increases after Monday, Feb. 10.last_img read more

MediaWire Aims Services at MidMarket Mobile Editions

first_imgMagzter, another digital newsstand provider that’s recently been marketing heavily in the U.S., charges a 50/50 revenue share, for example. That company has recently signed on Hearst and Newsweek. Hoffer explains that MediaWire’s pricing model is based on a monthly fee set-up: Quarterly pubs pay $199 per month; monthlies pay $299; and weeklies pay $499. File uploads (pdf) include up to 100 gigs each in that price with overages charged at 50 cents per gig.He points out that there are no newsstand listing or upfront fees and no revenue shares—fee structures more common among the other mobile edition and newsstand services. “We’ve seen that most publishers—small to medium—don’t have a big chunk of money up front to spend on this. They’re more comfortable with a monthly recurring fee, they can set their budgets going forward.” Included with the service is an analytics package that lets the publisher collect data on usage, downloads and sales info. “We manage all the statistics in one spot, it’s the first thing everyone asks for,” says Hoffer. There’s a wide range of service options for publishers to create and distribute mobile and tablet editions of their magazines—and along with that is similar range of pricing models. MediaWire, a Montreal-based digital magazine and app producer, is  launching its MediaWire Mobile product, which sets its sights squarely on the mid- to smaller-market publisher with, says MediaWire CEO Cliff Hoffer, a simplified pricing plan.MediaWire currently supports iOS and Android devices and will soon add Windows and Blackberry compatibility and publishes mobile editions for about 1,000 titles. “There a lot of great products out there, but they take the lion’s share of the subscription revenue,” says Hoffer. “Most goes to the provider and the publisher also has to pay a lot up front.”last_img read more

Norman Pearlstine Time Inc Vice Chairman to Retire

first_img After working as editor-in-chief at Time Inc. for ten years from 1995 to 2005, Pearlstine served as Chief Content Officer at Bloomberg L.P., where he was also Chairman for Bloomberg Businessweek and Co-Chairman for Bloomberg Government, before returning to Time Inc. in October 2013. Upon retirement, Pearlstine plans to write about media and politics, and continue to work as an advisor for early-stage domestic and global media firms, such as Money.net where he currently is Chief Information Architect. “I’m grateful and proud to have spent 14 years at one of the most influential and storied media companies. I have great confidence in the leadership of Rich Battista, Jen Wong and Alan Murray and in the work they and their teams are doing to move Time Inc. forward,” Pearlstine said in a statement. Pearlstine is confident Time Inc. will continue to grow after his retirement. Additionally, Pearlstine wrote the book “OFF THE RECORD: The Press, the Government, and the War over Anonymous Sources.” Pearlstine worked in the publishing industry for nearly 40 years. His previous experiences include serving as Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group’s Telecom and Media team, an editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal for 23 years and an executive editor of Forbes magazine for two years. After working at The Wall Street Journal, Pearlstine started Smart Money magazine for Dow Jones & Company and Hearst, and was also a general partner of FridayHoldings L.P.   Norman Pearlstine, vice chairman at Time Inc., will retire July 17. Previously serving as executive vice president and chief content officer, Pearlstine, 74, started working as vice chairman in July 2016.last_img read more

Prestige Misty Waters Hebbal celebrated the 73rd Independence

first_imgBangalore: Prestige Misty Waters, Hebbal celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with gusto and fervour. The event saw a great response with over 400 residents participating in the various functions. Shri Vijay Kumar Gogi, IFS Principal Secretary (Ecology& Environment), Govt of Karnataka graced the occasion with the unfurling of the flag this was followed by the national anthem and classical dance performances by kids. Also Read – Delhi court acquits former coal secretary H.C. Gupta Advertise With Us Delete Edit PreviousNext Kids dressed as Freedom Fighters and Visionary leaders of India gave us a glimpse into the past while the Fusion Dance performances on patriotic numbers enthralled the audience with a peek into the future. A Drawing Competition with the theme ‘Future of India’ was also organized and the children’s’ thought process leads us to believe that the Future of India is in safe hands.last_img read more

The Progress of Abbotts Local Crime Fighting Plan Is Unclear

first_img Listen Share 00:00 /01:31 Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw (right) discusses new anti-gang initiative in Harris County.In April, we reported how the Governor linked Houston’s violent crime…to gangs.“Some drivers of that have dealt with drug trafficking, human trafficking, additional MS-13 members,” said Abbott.He proposed a plan.It included deploying more state police, establishing a Tactical Operations Center, and a providing half a million dollars in funding.Most of which was perplexing to some local officials.Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said he learned about the Governor’s visit when he saw it on the news.And as to soaring crime?“They haven’t caused any glaring headlines or anything, so I’m not sure where that came from,” said Emmett.One month later, the governor said the plan was working.He cited 450 arrests that included a couple dozen suspects from what he called highly-organized robbery crews.But in a statement from the governor, he also cited —- without explanation —- the work of the Harris County Sheriff’s office and something called Operation North Star.According to the Sheriff’s department, Operation North Star wasn’t exactly a result of Abbott’s plan, but rather was a collaboration with DPS that started in April and lasted a month, ending in those arrests that were mostly related to armed robbery.We asked but had trouble finding anyone to clarify if gang violence has been lowered.And, there seems to be a disconnect with Houston Police.HPD Chief Art Acevedo told us in a statement quote:To date we have not had any direct contact with the Governor’s Office.Acevedo says that HPD partners with a lot of different agencies and recently dedicated two additional squads to fight violent crime. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more