10 months agoRB Leipzig willing to sell Everton target Augustin

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say RB Leipzig willing to sell Everton target Augustinby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Leipzig are inviting offers for Jean-Kévin Augustin.RMC says RBL are putting the striker up for sale ahead of the January market.Augustin is a top target for Everton boss Marco Silva, which are prepared to offer €40m for the youngster.Everton’s interest sparked angry denials from RBL, but they’re now willing to sell.Augustin, 21, is tied to RBL until 2022. last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: AC Milan formally announce signing of Lucas Paqueta

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: AC Milan formally announce signing of Lucas Paquetaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan have formally announced the signing of Lucas Paqueta from Flamego.The Brazilian’s move has been settled for some time, with a €35m deal agreed back in October.On Thursday the Rossoneri have deposited his contract with the Lega Serie A, meaning he’s now officially eligible to play for them.Paqueta could make his debut in the Supercoppa Italiana against Juventus, which will be held in Suadi Arabia on January 16. last_img read more

10 months agoLille join growing interest for Chelsea fullback Baba

first_imgLille join growing interest for Chelsea fullback Bababy Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe interest in Chelsea fullback Abdul Rahman Baba is growing.With Schalke cutting short Baba’s loan six months early, the Ghana international is fielding new offers from across Europe.Chelsea are happy for Baba to move out on a temporary deal again this month.And Revier Sport says Lille are the latest club to express interest in a loan deal.Baba has also attracted enquiries from Villarreal and Girona in recent days. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 MINDFUCK MOVIES ON NETFLIX CANADA THAT WILL MESS YOU RIGHT UP

first_imgAdvertisement Synopsis: When strange paintings by an unknown artist are discovered in a dead man’s apartment, a supernatural entity begins to murder anyone who dares to profit off the artwork.Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, John MalcovichWhat makes it a mindfuck: Things don’t get more reality-bending than artwork that murders a bunch of greedy art dealers. And with vivid visuals, a stellar cast and twists and turns that keep you on your toes, this film will leave you worried that the art print in your bathroom isn’t just boring… it could be trying to kill you. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Reality sucks, amirite? The monotony of the day-to-day, with bills, deadlines and the endless hamster wheel of food prep. (I bet 10-year-old you didn’t think your life would require this much food prep, but that’s neither here nor there as you attempt to make chicken breast exciting for the third day in a row.) So, when you get home after a long day, and retreat to the comfort of your couch and your trusty Netflix account, you’re ready for something a little… different.What you need is a good ol’ fashioned mindfuck. Something that can turn your world upside down. Something that can shake things up and make you forget all about that boring chicken breast. And you’re in luck, because Netflix Canada has a number of films on hand that will plunge you into alternative realities and absolutely blow your mind. And whether we’re talking about a blindfolded Sandra Bullock wandering around the wilderness (Birdbox), Toni Collette coming to terms with some unfortunate truths about her family (Hereditary) or Jake Gyllenhaal getting stalked by artwork (Velvet Buzzsaw), there is a little something for everyone.Velvet Buzzsaw Advertisementlast_img read more

Toronto stock market falls as energy sector hurt by lower oil prices

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index lost a little ground Thursday as a further drop in the price of oil to an eight-month low weighed on the key energy sector.Markets on both sides of the border were softer after a very strong day following the U.S. midterms, says Jayson Moss, research analyst at Franklin Bissett Investment Management.“What’s weighing particularly on the Canadian market is the fact that we’re seeing oil entering a bear market, down now 21 per cent since the high on Oct. 3, on concerns that the market will be oversupplied and rising U.S. inventories,” he said in an interview.The December crude contract was down for a ninth straight session, falling by $1 at US$60.67 per barrel. That’s the lowest level since March 8.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 11.96 points to 15,357.47 after hitting a low of 15,293.29 on 414 million shares traded.The health-care sector fell the most as cannabis stocks gave back some of Wednesday’s strong gains. Energy stocks lost 1.66 per cent.Industrials fell on a 24 per cent decrease in Bombardier’s shares after investors were concerned by its reduced free cash flow guidance amid efforts to refocus the company by selling some assets.Moss said companies have recently faced pretty significant share price movements when they fall short of beat expectations.Canadian Tire gained almost three per cent after posting strong results Thursday, while Freshii Inc. hit an all-time low of $1.95 and closed down 33.4 per cent to $2.65 after withdrawing its 2019 outlook.“It just feels like we’re more in the later innings of this bull market where we have seen some pretty inflated valuations and high street expectations,” he added.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 11.12 points to 26,191.42. The S&P 500 index lost 7.05 points at 2,806.84, while the Nasdaq composite was down 39.87 points at 7,530.88.Moss said the Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates had no appreciable impact on markets. However, he expects a final rate increase of the year in December.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 76.25 cents US compared with an average of 76.36 cents US on Wednesday.The December natural gas contract was down 1.2 cents at US$3.54 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$3.60 at US$1,225.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 1.85 cents at US$2.74 a pound.last_img read more

Two booked for harassing 20yrold girl in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: A youth and his friend have been booked by police as they allegedly barged into a girl’s house after she rejected his marriage proposal. The accused broke open the door of house, misbehaved with family and threatened them with dire consequences if the proposal in not accepted. According to police, Pratima Singh (20), a student of final year in Diploma of Pharmacy at Delhi Institute of Pharmaceuticals science and research had been staying with her family in Sanjay Nagar area of Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPratima’s father Arun Kumar Singh have alleged one Rahul Kumar for allegedly teasing their daughter after she rejected his marriage proposal. “Rahul had been studying with my daughter during her graduation in MMH college of Ghaziabad in 2015. Since her graduation, he had been following my daughter and trying to contact her through every possible way. My daughter had reported the matter to me several times and I also asked him to stay away from my daughter. However, on Tuesday late night, Rahul along with his friend allegedly barged into our house after breaking the back gate and misbehaved with family.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”He used abusive words and fled away threatening us with dire consequences if my daughter do not accept his advances,” girl’s father said in a complaint. Meanwhile police have registered an FIR into the matter. “Based on complaint received, an FIR under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354, 452, 504, 506, 427 has been registered against two persons. No arrest has been made so far while police investigations are underway,” said a senior police officer.last_img read more

Adopt healthy lifestyle to get rid of dementia risk WHO

first_imgNew Delhi: If you think that you may be under the risk of dementia then start doing regular exercises, eating healthy diets along with staying away from the harmful use of alcohol and smoking as the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its new guidelines on dementia have stated that potential dementia patients can get rid of the disease by maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.While releasing the new guidelines on dementia, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that in the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is expected to triple. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia. The scientific evidence gathered for these guidelines confirm what we have suspected for some time that what is good for our heart, is also good for our brain,” Ghebreyesus said in an official press statement released by the WHO. The guidelines provide the knowledge base for health-care providers to advise patients on what they can do to help prevent cognitive decline and dementia. As per the WHO press note, the guidelines would also be useful for governments, policy-makers and planning authorities to guide them in developing policy and designing programmes that encourage healthy lifestyles. “The reduction of risk factors for dementia is one of several areas of action included in the WHO’s global action plan for the public health response to dementia,” the WHO said in its release.last_img read more

Bengals intellectuals call for Mamata as PM in unison

first_imgKolkata: Prominent intellectuals from Bengal stood by Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee in her fight against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular, for dividing people on religious lines and damaging the secular fabric of the country.All the intellectuals who joined a programme at Kolkata Press Club on Tuesday with the slogan of ‘check the communal forces from unleashing a reign of terror in Bengal, an embodiment of communal harmony’, echoed the opinion that Banerjee is the only viable alternative in the country to fight Modi and his fellow BJP leaders, who carry with them a baggage of bigotry and intolerance. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe intellectuals also made it clear that they want to see the Trinamool supremo, who has the capability to ease the tension and fear prevailing among the people across the country, as the Prime Minister. They also strongly objected to BJP president Amit Shah’s remark that Bengalis have been turned to Kangals (beggars). Renowned artist Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya said: “Saffron is the colour of sacrifice. A political party with a saffron flag is trying to spark communal tension in Bengal. We came across a rally (one attended by Amit Shah) while coming here. Where are these people coming from? They certainly do not look like our fellow citizens. They were shouting objectionable slogans and showing gestures which the people here in Bengal are not familiar with.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”We must prevent the extremism and intolerance triggered by some people in the state. They are coming from outside the state and maligning Bengal. Our Chief Minister had hinted many days ago at the attempts to spread communal tension, which is being witnessed now. These communal forces are targeting Banerjee as they are scared of her. We must build opinions and support her,” he added. Economist Abhirup Sarkar said that the saffron party has been trying to destroy institutions including the Reserve Bank of India, which gives an idea as to which direction our democracy is heading toward. “The institutions which are supposed to keep a vigil on the ‘Chowkidar’, have been destroyed,” said Sarkar. Well-known singer Kabir Suman said that they must lend support to the Chief Minister, who has given a clarion call to oust Modi. “They have seen a revolution in the development works initiated by her. BJP has waged a war and she must win to restore communal harmony,” the singer said. He also said that he would have slapped Shah, had he been present when the former had termed Bengalis as ‘Kangals’.last_img read more

Pliskova sweeps past Konta to win Italian Open

first_imgRome: Czech fourth seed Karolina Pliskova swept past Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Italian Open on Sunday. Pliskova, the 2017 French Open semi-finalist, clinched her 13th career title, in the final major warm-up tournament on clay before Roland Garros starts on May 26. A break in each set was enough for the former world number one to get past Konta, sealing victory on her third match point after 85 minutes on court. “It was a great week for me and my team,” said the 27-year-old, now coached by former Rome champion Conchita Martinez. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”There were a couple of tough matches so I was happy to fight through them. I was a little bit nervous today, but it was my first final in Rome, so that’s to be expected.” She had never gone past the semi-finals in her four previous appearances in Rome. Last year she exited in disgrace after smashing a hole in the umpire’s chair in a temper tantrum after losing in the second round. Pliskova, the highest remaining seed, got an early break in the final and swept 3-0 up in just eight minutes on the red clay of the Foro Italico. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersA double fault when serving for the set handed Konta a break point but the British number one squandered the chance with a smash into the net with the entire court open to her. Konta then hit a weak forehand shot into the tape and the ball bounced wide, allowing Pliskova to wrap up the first set in 36 minutes. Pliskova broke in the seventh game of the second set, despite Konta saving two break points, with the Czech world number seven powering through for the biggest title of her career since Cincinnati in 2016. She becomes the first Czech woman to win the Rome tournament since Regina Marsikova in 1978. – ‘Uphill battle’ – For Konta, who has won three WTA titles, it was her second straight defeat in a final on clay after the Morocco Open earlier this month. “It’s always tough playing Karolina,” said former world number four Konta, who has slipped to 42nd. “There’s rarely really a rhythm to the match. She plays with big shots, quite flat, and big serves. “It can feel sometimes you’re fighting an uphill battle. That was the case today.” “She didn’t really have a letdown throughout the match. “She played very consistently. I found it quite hard to get a footing into the match, which is credit to her. The 28-year-old Konta, the first British woman in the Rome final since Virginia Wade in 1971, will now be seeded at the French Open later this month. “I’m definitely pleased with this week. This is my second final in three weeks. That’s still quite an achievement,” said Konta. “I’m looking forward to Paris.” Top seeds Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova pulled out injured during the Rome event, while Roland Garros champion Simona Halep crashed out in her opening match in Italy. Four-time Rome winner Serena Williams also withdrew before the second round as her return after a two-month layoff was cut short when her knee injury flared up. In the men’s competition, world number one Djokovic — winner at the Madrid Open last weekend — will meet defending champion and eight-time winner Rafael Nadal. It will be the 54th clash between the world’s top two men’s players who have won 12 of the last 14 Rome titles between them.last_img read more

A Buyers And Sellers Guide To The MLB Trade Deadline

For most Major League Baseball teams, the trade deadline is a chance to step back and take stock of the franchise’s trajectory. Although only a small fraction of rumored deals actually end up happening, a team’s willingness to swap assets — as either a buyer or a seller — says a lot about where it is in the cycle between contending for a World Series and playing for the future.For a few teams, the choice has already been made. These are the clubs on the ends of the baseball spectrum: the bottom dwellers already committed to punting the present in order to stockpile young talent and the clear front-runners who can begin fine-tuning their playoff rosters in July.But the bulk of the league faces a fork in the road and doesn’t have the luxury of soul-searching with the trade deadline less than two weeks away. The decision to buy or sell is both critical — botched maneuvers can cripple a franchise for years — and further complicated by whether teams are getting a “rental” player (with an expiring contract) or someone who can help them for the next few years. But fear not, baseball general managers, we are here to help.A few years ago, my colleague Nate Silver and I developed a statistical framework for trade-deadline strategy: the Doyle Number (named for a certain pitcher the Detroit Tigers mortgaged their future to acquire at the 1987 deadline). Doyle represents the number of future wins a team should be willing to part with in exchange for adding an extra win of talent this season. So a Doyle of 1.00 means a team should be indifferent to buying or selling — a one-win improvement this year adds as much to its current World Series odds as a future win would add over the long term.1Specifically, its odds over the next six seasons. If its Doyle rises any higher, it should probably be buying (since wins this year are more valuable than future wins); any lower, and it should be selling.For example, the Cleveland Indians currently have a Doyle Number of 1.48. With a good (though not quite great) roster and decent (but not quite ironclad) division-series odds,2Doyle focuses on the division series rather than the wild-card playoff, because the latter’s single-elimination format truly is a crapshoot. they should probably be trying to add talent over the next few weeks to bolster their chances of returning to the World Series. Meanwhile, the New York Mets’ Doyle is 0.08; their injury-riddled talent base is mediocre, and they have very little shot at the division series, so they should be selling off anyone that isn’t nailed down.With those ground rules in place, here’s every team’s Doyle number as of July 16:3The only change I’ve made to the model for this season is that it now uses the future wins (per 162 games) implied by a team’s Elo rating to assess a team’s talent at the deadline, rather than its rest-of-season projected winning percentage from FanGraphs (which is slower to incorporate changes in a team’s play than Elo). Diamondbacks152084.641.83.31.0 Rays151583.535.72.50.9 Where each team stands at the deadlineTeams ranked by Doyle Number — how many future wins of talent a team should trade away to acquire 1 win this season Astros1591100.399.724.62.2 Talent is an estimate of a player’s current projected wins above replacement (WAR) per 162 games.Sources: RosterResource, Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs, Tangotiger Phillies143365.20.00.00.0 Blue Jays149478.84.30.20.1 TEAMDOYLEPLAYERPOSTALENTPLAYERTALENTDEADLINE INDEX Red Sox154489.869.28.31.6 The Doyle topples one of the most common perceptions of the deadline: The team most in need of a trade is the team that is one bat (or one arm) away from making a postseason run. By contrast, Doyle shows that the the teams who should be most willing to buy are the teams having the best seasons — not teams merely on the cusp of the playoffs. It’s a consequence of how random the MLB playoffs are: When even the best teams have long odds of winning, there’s practically no amount of talent a team can add that will cause its World Series probability to hit diminishing returns.This year, the top Doyle teams are the historically dominant Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros — and, to a lesser extent, the Indians, Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox. With the possible exception of Houston, each team has at least one position where it can substantially improve, and Doyle indicates they should focus on shoring up those weaknesses in preparation for a World Series run.More interesting, however, are the clubs near the threshold between buying and selling. These are teams for whom there is less of a clear-cut direction to take — but some decision must be made, since any direction would add more total future championships than merely standing pat. One archetype for that group is the unexpected contender: Think of the Milwaukee Brewers, who find themselves in first place in the National League Central division despite a relatively unimpressive collection of talent. Milwaukee’s 1.26 Doyle suggests it should lean toward buying, since an improved core will become much more valuable in the postseason.The opposite model might be that of Milwaukee’s division rival, the Chicago Cubs: an expected favorite to whom Doyle gives a disappointingly low World Series probability. The defending champs are having a well-documented down year, and although they’re talented enough to have decent title odds if they make the playoffs, that’s far from guaranteed no matter what deadline moves they make. As a result, their 0.66 Doyle suggests they should lean toward punting on this season.The Cubs, however, don’t seem willing to give up just yet, trading for starter Jose Quintana last week. They weren’t necessarily wrong to do it, either; it’s important to remember that the Doyle Numbers above mostly apply to rental players. After I tweaked the model to account for the remaining years on Quintana’s contract,4Specifically, I gave Chicago 3.2 wins above replacement of talent this season — Quintana’s current talent level, per Tom Tango’s WAR projection system — with an annual half-win decline over each of the next three seasons. Quintana’s total four-year contribution to Chicago’s talent level (9.8 WAR) was then subtracted, spread evenly over the three seasons after his contract expires. Chicago’s Doyle for this specific trade became 1.31 — meaning it was probably worth it to give up top prospects in exchange for improving its talent base over multiple seasons.Those are exactly the kinds of extenuating circumstances a team in Chicago’s current situation needs in order to justify buying instead of selling. Any team with a Doyle north of 0.60 or so could probably do a similar calculation, which means 11 clubs — the Dodgers, Astros, Nationals, Red Sox, Indians, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Yankees, Rays, Cubs and Rockies — could reasonably call themselves buyers this season under the right circumstances.So we know who’s at the restaurant, and we know who’s on the menu — but what is everyone ordering? We can also use Doyle to build a trade deadline plan for each team, pairing them with players who fit a need and make sense given how realistic a club’s World Series chances are. For each of the 11 teams above, I gathered their current starters5The cutoff for pitchers was either the No. 4 slot in the rotation (for starters) or the setup man role (for relievers). and tracked how good each is this season, according to Tom Tango’s WARcel projections. I also pulled a list of deadline rental targets6So, expiring contracts only. from the excellent RosterResource.com, calculating their WAR talent as well. Multiplying a team’s Doyle Number by the difference in WAR talent between a rental target and its current starter at the same position, we came up with a “deadline index” that indicates how good of a match the player is for the team. After assigning duplicated targets to the team whose index for the player was highest, here are the best pairings between team needs and available players, according to Doyle: Red Sox1.6A. AvilaC+2.3C. Vazquez-0.24.0 Cubs0.7C. GomezLF+1.6K. Schwarber+0.01.1 Nationals155191.593.812.81.9 Royals149578.915.30.70.3 SELLERSELO RATINGEXP. WINS PER 162 GAMESDIV. SERIES ODDSWORLD SERIES ODDSDOYLE NUMBER Rangers152585.714.7%1.3%0.4 Pirates149679.25.50.30.1 Angels150280.45.20.30.1 Nationals1.9J. DysonLF+2.7C. Heisey-0.45.8 Expected wins are derived from the team’s current Elo rating.Source: FanGraphs Dodgers1598101.898.5%26.5%2.2 Cubs153587.822.02.30.7 Obviously, here are other layers of complexity involved in actually pulling off these deadline deals, including the quality of the trading team’s farm system, which of its existing players might return from injury before the playoffs, and the possibility of a contract extension with the player being acquired. But the general idea of Doyle is that it provides a flexible framework for trade-deadline decisions, based on how valuable it is to add or shed current talent with an eye on the future.Keep that in mind as we watch whatever deals unfold over the next couple of weeks. A team’s Doyle Number is a rough guideline, the starting point for thinking about trade possibilities. What happens after that is a combination of reading the market, picking the right moment to strike and then making endless phone calls until that forgettable middle reliever is finally yours.Check out our latest MLB predictions. SOLID BUYERSELO RATINGEXP. WINS PER 162 GAMESDIV. SERIES ODDSWORLD SERIES ODDSDOYLE NUMBER D-backs1.0C. GrandersonLF+2.0D. Descalso+0.02.0 Tigers148977.63.30.10.1 Mariners151383.19.30.60.3 Marlins149478.72.50.10.1 Athletics147875.21.30.00.0 CAUTIOUS BUYERSELO RATINGEXP. WINS PER 162 GAMESDIV. SERIES ODDSWORLD SERIES ODDSDOYLE NUMBER Reds146371.80.70.00.0 Padres144467.60.20.00.0 Astros2.2Y. DarvishSP+3.1M. Fiers+1.14.3 Yankees153186.934.13.30.9 Rockies0.6J. BruceRF+2.0G. Parra+0.21.1 Dodgers2.2A. ReedRP+1.9P. Baez+0.82.3 Indians154489.857.46.91.5 Indians1.5J.D. MartinezRF+2.4T. Naquin+0.33.1 White Sox146772.71.10.00.0 Cardinals150781.610.20.60.3 Orioles147474.33.10.10.1 Rays0.9C. MaybinLF+1.8S. Peterson+0.21.4 Braves147875.35.60.20.1 Brewers1.3Z. CozartSS+3.1O. Arcia+1.02.7 Doyle’s deadline shopping listThe top targets for each potential buyer based on deadline index, which is the difference in talent between an available ‘rental’ and the team’s current starter at his position, multiplied by the team’s Doyle Number Yankees0.9T. Frazier1B+2.3J. Choi+0.12.1 Rockies150480.927.71.50.6 TOP TARGETCURRENT STARTER FOR TARGET POSITION Giants147574.50.00.00.0 Mets150380.93.20.20.1 Twins147574.518.70.50.3 Brewers151282.864.2%4.3%1.3 read more

Opinion Cincinnati Reds should trade Aroldis Chapman before its too late

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman celebrates the final out in the 9th inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami on July 31. The Reds won, 3-1. Credit: Courtesy of TNSA good closer is a luxury for non-contending teams.Although the 2015 season has just begun, the Cincinnati Reds must seriously consider trading Aroldis Chapman.The flame-throwing left-hander has been a mainstay in the Reds’ bullpen since his major league debut in 2010. Featuring a fastball that routinely reaches the triple digits and a crippling slider, Chapman has established himself as one of the premier late-inning guys in MLB, perhaps only surpassed by Craig Kimbrel, formerly of the Atlanta Braves.Despite the incredible success he’s sustained in Cincinnati, including three All-Star appearances, the Reds must look to move Chapman quickly if they plan on contending in the near future. The Sunday trade between the Braves and San Diego Padres, which moved the equally unhittable Kimbrel to San Diego, should serve as an impetus to get a deal done.Despite his reputation as the best closer in the game, Atlanta could only recoup a modest return for Kimbrel. The Braves had to lower their asking price in order to get the Padres to pick up Melvin Upton Jr.’s massive contract.If the Reds were to try to deal Chapman, their return, in a vacuum, would likely be a little less than what Kimbrel would have fetched. But since this is the MLB, and not a vacuum, the Reds are positioned to reap a bounty.Any one of the teams expected to contend this season would be thrilled to have Chapman’s services, and most would be willing to part with one or two premium prospects in order to get a deal done.With the best closer in the game already on the move, the market has shrunk.  The demand for a dominant stopper like Chapman will not be higher than it is right now.The Reds must move quickly while they have leverage.  Though it would be disappointing for many Cincinnati fans to see the team selling pieces so early in the season, that disappointment would turn into optimism when they see the bounty the Reds obtained in return.Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Aroldis Chapman pitches right handed, when in fact, he throws left handed. read more

New Plymouth Argyle fullback approves deal on Wedding day

first_imgThey say one who finds a wife, finds a good thing and full-back Joe Riley can attest to that as he can now honeymoon in peace, knowing fully well that his future has been secured with a deal with Plymouth Argyle.Even though Riley has been on the losing side with Shrewsbury in the League One play-off final, we can say his wedding brought him lucks as he began talks with the Pilgrims when he was about to get married to his fiancee Kayleigh.“I had a quick check of my phone and I had a text off my agent saying Plymouth are interested,” he told BBC.Matt bring PL experience to Home Park as he joins club on loan Henry Ikenna Ugwu – July 30, 2018 Matt Macey has become the second goalkeeper to sign for Argyle this summer from Premier League clubs as he joins them on loan from…“I said ‘go for it’.When the 26-year-old was asked what was better on his wedding day – his nuptials or the contract offer from Argyle – Riley quipped: “It was a tough call.”‘I’m just happy to be here and hopeful that it can be a successful time,” he said of his move to Home Park.last_img read more

Valverde insists Coutinho  must fight for starting spot

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde insists Philippe Coutinho remains a great player but must fight for his place in the club’s starting lineup.Coutinho started a domestic match for the first time since the first week of December last year and scored from the penalty spot as a much-changed Barcelona side lost 2-1 at Levante in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie on Thursday night.The former Liverpool Man’s goal gave the Copa Del Rey holders reason for optimism ahead of the second leg next week, having fallen two goals within the first 20 minutes of the first half.Ousmane Dembele also played the entire duration of the game like Coutinho and Valverde insists he was satisfied with both players while encouraging them to press for continued opportunities.“When Dembele wasn’t playing, everyone was asking me about him,” Valverde told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Now Dembele’s playing and Coutinho isn’t and the reverse is happening. When you do not play and you are not happy, you have to fight to change the situation. Today was a match for that.”“Coutinho is a great player who has given us a lot and will give us a lot. I will say the same about Dembele. It’s a repetitive question with interchangeable names.”Valverde also defended his team selection, after leaving out Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba, saying:“I picked the best team I thought we could pick.”“It served us to evaluate players in some tough moments, like in a LaLiga game. I know it’s a risk, but you have to take risks a lot of the time.”last_img read more

July Employment Sees 05 Percent Increase From Last Year

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska is slowly emerging from it’s longest (but not deepest) recession. The state saw another increase in employment by an estimated 0.5 percent in July, or 1,800 jobs, from July 2018. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent while the comparable national rate remained at 3.7 percent. Alaska had 400 more federal jobs and 300 more state government jobs than in July of last year, with much of the growth coming from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the federal Bureau of Land Management and other agencies responding to a busy fire season. Job growth was widespread in Alaska’s private sector. Construction added the largest number of jobs over the year by 600, followed by oil and gas by 500.center_img Local government employment was flat, according to a release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Manufacturing, which is mostly seafood processing, also gained jobs of nearly 300.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 13 Car Stolen Guns Found Large Tree Branch

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, June 13, 2018:A gray 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor struck a pole at Middlesex Avenue and High Street. No injuries noted. Vehicle towed. RMLD notified. (6:15am)Dog Park was temporarily closed allow DPW to work in it. Animal Control Officer on standby. (7:28am)Animal Control Officer held raccoon escape from dumpster on Main Street. (11:07am)A resident reported a larceny from her apartment earlier in the morning. (2:59pm)A CareOne Manager requested officer take a report of an allegation made by a resident. (4:07pm)Police received report of multiple kids fighting in the grass area by Ristuccia Arena. Fight was broke up. (4:19pm)A resident recently purchased a home and just found a collection of shotguns/riffles. She does not feel comfortable handling them and asked they be removed. (6:05pm)A walk-in party reported her white 2011 Honda CRV from Metro at Wilmington Station on Burlington Avenue. Police entered vehicle into NCIC. A BOLO was put out. Gloucester Police located vehicle at their hospital, unattended. (8:36pm)A juvenile caller reported an argument with his stepfather regarding a video game. Police responded. (10:15pm)A Woburn Street caller reported her mailbox was struck by a vehicle 3 minutes ago. Police unable to locate. (10:27pm)A large tree branch fell on top of a  vehicle at Nichols Street and Fairmeadow Road. Vehicle towed. Road temporarily closed. DPW notified. (10:36pm)(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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 6: Women Fighting Or Just Watching The Bruins?; Package Stolen From Porch; Coyote SightingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 5: Train Conductor Helps Locate Missing Puppy; Rented Trucks Not Returned To UHaulIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Baltimore School for the Arts Receives NEA Grant

first_imgThe Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) recently received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support an arts education program focused on children from less privileged communities.  The funds were part of $82 million in federal funds dispersed to local art programs and projects across the country.“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support organizations such as the Baltimore School for the Arts, in serving their communities by providing excellent and accessible art experiences.” Jane Chu, chair of the National Foundation for the Arts, said in a statement. “The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and art organizations.”The Baltimore School for the Arts was founded in 1979; its TWIGS program was started in 1982 to give young students from the city’s under-privileged communities a chance to develop artistically.The program was originally centered around dance performance, but later expanded to include visual arts, theater, and instrumental and vocal music, and film and visual storytelling. Becky Mossing, TWIGS program coordinator, said she is very excited about the grant. She said the funds will support the “Hello TWIGS” program, which buses students from certain neighborhoods to the BSA for exposure to art programs.“One of the most important parts of the program is the community outreach piece, it’s a very vital part of what we do,” Mossing said. “We bring groups in for matinee performances, we go out to schools to do programming, a lot of it is to see if we can drum up interest in the arts and humanities for students who may have otherwise not been exposed to them.”Mossing said the federal funds come at a critical time for the TWIGS program, which has faced cuts amid the city school system’s ongoing budget crisis.“It’s been a really difficult year, originally our budget was so depleted we weren’t sure if we would have a TWIGS program at all,” she said. “We’ve had to do a lot restructuring so that we could continue on with our existing programs and although some of our funding was restored our TWIGS budget was cut pretty significantly. Lots of adjustments were made in response to the budget deficit. Our hope is that things will settle and we’ll have a better understanding of what funds we can receive and how to move forward once the school system comes back from this crisis.”last_img read more

We the intruders

first_imgThere was a big machine that was flying. Its blades were roaring out loud. It felt like it was hunting for us. It did not look very good. We were scared. So many people came out. They had hats, guns, torches, and devastation in their eyes. They were moving towards us. We ran… for our lives…The story of the once inhabitants of the forest was recited in The Mystical Forest. It is a contemporary dance production presented by Sadhya. The show, through the vocabulary of Mayurbhanj Chhau narrated the story of the soul within the forest as its inhabitant. It also had strong tribal influences and grounded movements with contemporary interpretation. Through the act, the artists portrayed the various experiences, emotions, rituals and celebrations of the jungle dwellers.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The viewers of the production were taken on a journey of the divinity that the people living in forests may experience, their daily activities, to the playfulness, the hunting, the rituals and traditions that they believe in and to the relationship that they would be having. It basically defined their day from dawn to dusk. What was attractive about the whole act was how it showcased, in a very subtle way, their sensitivity to the outside world, which they are not familiar with and are very apprehensive about. The production without being outright left an impact on the viewers and forced them to think as to why the inhabitants of the forest can’t live just as they always have been living. It also asks questions that  is pertinent from a very long time: the question of the intrusion of technology in the natural world. The aerial act by Carolina Prada and Gaura Prema, our guests from abroad, need a special mention for the precision with which the act was performed. All in all, the act was quite well put up.last_img read more

Centre looting people every day says Derek as fuel prices soar

first_imgKolkata: Coming down heavily on the BJP government at the Centre, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien said on Monday that it is looting the public every day.He said that the people of the country are well aware of this and after 6-7 months they will oust BJP. “Every day the Centre is looting people by increasing the price of petrol and diesel and the people of this country are aware of it. After 6-7 months they will throw BJP out of power in the Lok Sabha polls.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe said in the past four years, the Centre has increased the excise duty nine times. “It was 3.5% for diesel in 2014 and now it is 15.3 %. The excise duty was Rs 9.48 in 2014 and now it is Rs 19.48.”He alleged that the reduction of 2% central excise was just an eyewash, as a cess was imposed simultaneously. “The common public are at the receiving end. The prices of essential commodities will go up and this is happening when the price of fuel is going down in the international market. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe said: “How long can the looting of common people go on? Every day they are being looted.”It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has always been vocal about the anti-people moves of the Centre, from note ban to the hike in the prices of fuel.Trinamool Congress leaders and workers had worn black badges on August 4 and 5 to protest against the hike in the prices of fuel. Rallies were held in every city upto the block level.It may be mentioned that within 15 minutes after the ban on high value notes was imposed in November 2016, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had criticised it and said it will be a disaster. “The growth of the country will be badly hit,” she had pointed out. She had called the move the “biggest scam”.After her all the well known economists, both from the country and abroad, had echoed her voice. She had also criticised the hasty implementation of GST by the Centre.last_img read more