first_imgThe Italian Lega Serie A has pushed back against Spanish La Liga’s extraordinary claims that Juventus and Inter used “tricks” on the transfer market.Spanish La Liga chief Javier Tebas claimed Inter used “tricks” in their attempts to signing Luka Modric and that Juventus employed similar methods to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. Claims which have infuriated the Lega Serie A.The Italian league governing body has hit back at La Liga against the ‘damaging’ claims, Football Italia reports.Lega Serie A released a statement which read: “The Lega Serie A is surprised and upset by the declarations of Liga President Javier Tebas,”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.“These comments were made without having any knowledge, yet damage the reputation and put into doubt the integrity of two Italian clubs and the League.”“The Lega Serie A cannot passively accept comments that use the media to destabilise us on the international stage.”“Serie A clubs operate within the parameters set by all international rules, which is why the Lega Serie A is going through a period of great optimism and enthusiasm, shared by media and fans all over the world, who grew exponentially in recent seasons.”“At the start of a season that will bring four Serie A clubs back into the Champions League group phase, we are certain that the rediscovered spirit and prestige of Serie A shouldn’t frighten opponents, but rather motivate the European panorama towards new apexes of competitiveness and entertainment.”last_img read more

first_imgChelsea midfielder Pedro Rodriguez feels the club may be in crisis if they fail to recover from their recent run of bad results.The Blues were eliminated from the FA Cup on Monday night after a 2-0 loss on their patch to rivals United, which didn’t go down well with a section of fans in the club.Swedish side Malmo is next on the line in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie on Thursday, before Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.And former Barca winger Pedro admits the club needs to return to winning ways.“There is an important game in the Europa League for us, and after the final against City,” Pedro told Chelsea’s official website.“The most important thing now is to stay calm, train really hard and recover our best football and our best feeling, because if not we are in trouble.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.’The most important thing now is to stay calm, train really hard and recover our best football and our best feeling.’ – @_Pedro17_ https://t.co/spshoYl2bX— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 19, 2019“It was a very bad day for us, for all the team (against United). It’s a difficult situation. In the first half we played very well, we created chances to score one goal, but they had two situations and scored two goals.“The most important thing was to do a good job creating chances with the ball in the second half, but we couldn’t do it and for this reason, it was so difficult for us to come back.”last_img read more

first_img Cord Cutters (OTT) News • YouTube TV is now available across the US PBS Kids streaming stick looks like a toy, plays games… Share your voice 1 Tags PBS is coming to YouTube TV.  Sarah Tew/CNET PBS and PBS Kids channels will soon be available to cord cutters who subscribe to YouTube TV. The public broadcaster said Monday that it’s secured spots on YouTube TV, which offers more than 70 live TV channels, on-demand video and a cloud-based DVR for $50 per month.This is the first digital partnership of its kind for PBS, according to a press release on Monday. Participating PBS stations will be available for live stream on YouTube TV later this year.”Our goal is to reach as many Americans as possible with content that educates, inspires and entertains,” said Ira Rubenstein, chief digital and marketing officer for PBS, in the release. “As a broadcaster that is rooted in communities, we appreciate YouTube’s commitment to local content, and we are pleased that this service provides audiences with access to programming that is produced and distributed by our member stations.”Lori Conkling, global head of partnerships at YouTube, said audiences everywhere trust PBS and the partnership shows that YouTube TV is dedicated to providing quality content to subscribers.PBS has more than 330 member stations, though its unclear how many will participate in the partnership with YouTube TV. PBS didn’t immediately respond for further comment. 1:45 YouTube TV Review • YouTube TV review: The best premium live TV streaming service Comment YouTube Preview • YouTube TV has promise, but needs to grow before it’s worth $35 (hands-on) Mobile Internet Mobile Apps TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

first_imgAlaska Attorney General Craig Richards has rejected the proposed sale of a Cook Inlet natural gas processing facility that’s targeted for expansion to produce more gas for Fairbanks.Download AudioIn an August 3rd letter to Hilcorp affiliate Harvest Pipeline Company, Richards formally turns down a sale agreement under which the Fairbanks Natural Gas-owned Titan LNG facility at Pt. McKenzie would be sold to Harvest.Richards takes issue with agreement provisions, including one that calls for the sale of LNG from the plant at a fixed price he says could result in Fairbanks consumers paying too much if market gas prices tank.The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is moving ahead with purchase of Fairbanks Natural Gas as part of the Interior Energy Project. Richards asked that the state corporation be able to buy LNG transportation infrastructure proposed to go to Harvest with the LNG plant. The state also wanted a commitment from Harvest that it would expand the Pt. McKenzie plant to meet Fairbanks demand.In written response to the state’s requested changes, Harvest President Sean Kolassa refuses to adjust the sale agreement, saying meeting the state’s demands would create additional risk in a deal he describes as providing a very small estimated profit margin.last_img read more

first_imgThe Alaska Army National Guard armory in Stebbins, one of over 60 slated to be divested in rural Alaska (Photo by Gabe Colombo, KNOM)The Alaska Army National Guard is handing over ownership of over 60 armories in rural communities, mostly to municipalities.Listen nowBrian Duffy, administrative services director for the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs, says, “Many of these places have sat vacant for some time.” He says the reason the training and storage facilities were there in the first place was the Alaska Army National Guard’s scout mission.“So, imagine people out in remote locations, and they were our sensors, and they would report things that they saw, felt or heard that were different than what they normally observed day-to-day,” Duffy said.But the Alaska Army National Guard has since re-structured its forces, and its numbers have fallen since the 1990s. So they no longer do much with the dozens of armories in communities across the state.Now, Duffy says, as part of a larger “right-sizing” initiative, they want to see the facilities put to better use.“We take a building, and maybe some other property on the land on which it sits, and put it in the hands of an organization that can maybe better use it than we can at this time,” Duffy said.Duffy says that involves a lot of work to survey the properties, make sure they’re safe and not contaminated, figure out what exact entity owns them — whether it be federal, state, municipal, or private — and then complete the handover, usually to the local city.So far, 15 armories have been divested, including in Noorvik and Kiana in the Northwest Arctic Borough. Over 35 Western-Alaska armories are scheduled for the process within the next four years, including most communities in the Norton Sound and Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta regions.According to Duffy, Nome’s armory is among 18 that the Alaska Army National Guard is keeping. He says in general, the effort will save the National Guard some money.“What we feel better about is putting these buildings in the hands of people that can use them instead of having them sit there vacant,” Duffy said.As for what they’ll become? The buildings often have the space and infrastructure to house community centers of some kind. In one case, Kwethluk hoped to turn its armory into a teen center.So even as the Alaska Army National Guard is campaigning to expand its presence in rural Alaska and recruit more Alaska Native soldiers, it’ll be doing so without its armories.Davis Hovey contributed reporting.last_img read more

first_imgThe Islamic Society of Baltimore and Greater Baltimore Muslim Council are hosting their Candidates Forum Brunch, 10 a.m., April 26, at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Saturday. They have an extensive list of attendees, composed of both new and incumbent candidates, who are running for electoral positions ranging from County Council to the Maryland Assembly to Comptroller. The Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) is a non profit religious organization established in 1969. It is one of the largest Muslim organizations on the East Coast serving the Greater Baltimore Washington community.last_img

first_imgSeventeen-year-old, Dhriti Swarup, shishya of the esteemed guru, Padmashri Dr Shovana Narayan, will be performing a solo Kathak recital at Triveni Auditorium, New Delhi, on July 28. The event will be presided over by Dr Shovana Narayan.Dhriti started her training in Kathak as a seven year old little girl, under Guru Tirath Ajmani, who is Shovanaji’s Guru-Bhai. Under the aegis of ASAVARI, established by Shovanaji in 1979, Dhriti has been trained to be a highly proficient dancer replete with technical and abhinaya skills and an intense grounding in the theory of Kathak. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA staunch believer in guru-shishya parampara, Shovana has inculcated in Dhriti her own sensitivities of righteous practice and trust. Under her expert guidance and after 10 years of intense riyaaz, she performed her ‘Manch Pravesh’ last year at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Currently a student waiting to start her liberal arts graduation course at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, Dhriti finds herself involved in photography, social service, and Indian classical vocal music. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAs a devotee of dance, Dhriti will dedicate the opening performance of the event to the lord. She will start with ‘Rudrashtakam’, a composition by Sant Tulsidas. This is an invocation to lord Shiva – the supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe by destroying negativity, evil, ignorance and death. The Rudrashtakam will be followed by a gat nikas, depicting the story of Sati. Daksha, Sati’s father, organises a yagna, inviting all the gods, goddesses and princes, excluding his daughter and her husband, but Sati insists on going to the yagna. On seeing her, Daksha gets angry and Sati immolates her mortal body in scorching flames. Shiva, angered and grief-stricken, then performs the fearsome tandava dance with Sati’s charred body on his shoulders. During this dance, her body comes apart and the pieces fall on earth. Following this, Dhriti will perform teen taal, consisting of sixteen matras. The dance is said to be the first stepping stone for any dancer, singer, or musician. This piece will be a combination of thaat, pirmilu, upaj and footwork in which she will strive to exhibit her command over the nuances which define a true Kathak exponent. The next abhinaya will be thumri malika consisting of two pieces. The first is ‘Kanha bin’ – lyrics by Dr Shovana Narayan and Pandit Jwala Prasad. The second ‘Chhado langar’, portrays the ecstasy of Radha as the faint strains of Krishna’s flute fall on her ears. This will then be followed by a rendition of dhamaar – a taal consisting of 14 matras. The last piece of the performance will be a soulful mix of an Urdu couplet, a Bhajan by Surdas, poems by Lalita Devi, Harivanshrai Bachchan and Malik Mohammed Jayasi. Conceptualised by Dr Shovana Narayan and guru Lalita Narayan and choreographed by Dr Shovana Narayan, ‘Chaand’, set to Pandit Jwala Prasad’s dulcet music, portrays the moon in all its dynamic elements: as an object of a child’s fascination, as a symbol of romance, of desire, and as an integral part in all earthly phenomena.last_img read more

first_imgWith the Cardinals’ secondary performing very well against the Chargers on Monday, Todd Bowles should feel very confident in his players matching up against the Giants’ receivers.I have a hard time seeing the Giants coming out on top this week, but just remember — don’t let Eli Manning get on track. Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals are getting ready to hit the road in Week 2 of the NFL season. They travel to New York to play the 0-1 Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. There is only one key to this game: don’t let Eli Manning get on track.Last week, Manning threw two interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 53. This week, Manning is going to have to throw the ball in order to put points on the scoreboard. But he hasn’t been getting much help. Protection wasn’t great, receivers weren’t getting open and the rushing game was all but non-existent. last_img read more

first_imgMandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will rebrand and manage a luxury hotel, currently operating on Canouan island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, from 1 November 2017. Mandarin Oriental, Canouan will be the group’s first property in the Caribbean.The resort is expansive while being intimate and secluded, nestled on the white sands of Canouan Island which is only 12 square kilometres in total. The whole island is dedicated to leisure pursuits including sailing, kayaking, diving, fishing, tennis and hiking, as well as golf at an 18-hole Jim Fazio-designed golf course. The hotel comprises 26 suites and 12 three- to four-bedroom villas. All suites and villas have full ocean views, and each villa comes with a large private pool,. A variety of restaurants and bars provide a range of cuisines and al fresco dining, and the property also features an outdoor infinity pool, a spa and health club, with two overwater treatment cabanas accessible by boat.The group will also brand and manage a portfolio of new Residences at Mandarin Oriental, to be located near the hotel and scheduled to be available in 2020.“We are delighted to be introducing the Mandarin Oriental brand to the Caribbean, and to be bringing the Group’s legendary service and quality standards to the beautiful island of Canouan,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “We look forward to introducing guests to what we believe will become the Caribbean’s most exclusive luxury getaway,” he added.“We are pleased to be partnering with Mandarin Oriental to bring the best in luxury hospitality to the Caribbean and to our exclusive hotel and residences,” said John Dwyer, CEO, Canouan Development Corporation.Canouan is one of the most beautiful islands in the archipelago, surrounded by pristine beaches, warm turquoise waters and emerald-green hills. The resort is situated on the east coast of the island on Godahl Beach. The protected waters of the Tobago Cays Marine Park, which has a number of globally significant habitats including coral reefs and sea turtle nesting sites, is a 30-minute boat ride away.The resort is easily accessible by a short 20-minute flight in one of the hotel’s private jets from Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines as well as other Caribbean gateways. Regular flights and yacht charters are also available.last_img read more

first_img Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 3-9. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football: L.A. Rams at Chicago, NBC, 19.39 million.2. “NFL Sunday Post-Game,” Fox, 19.23 million.3. “NFL Pre-Game,” NBC, 13.63 million.4. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 12.53 million.5. “NCIS,” CBS, 12.05 million.6. NFL Football: Washington at Philadelphia, ESPN, 11.38 million.7. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 10.91 million.8. NFL Football: Jacksonville at Tennessee, Fox, 10.79 million.9. “FBI,” CBS, 9.72 million.10. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 9 million.11. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.92 million.12. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 8.895 million.13. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.889 million.14. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 8.64 million.15. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 8.33 million.16. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.944 million.17. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 7.943 million.18. “Mom,” CBS, 7.93 million.19. “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS, 7.81 million.20. “The Simpsons,” Fox, 7.53 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nielsen’s top programs for Dec. 3-9 Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams receiver Robert Woods (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) by The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2018 12:30 pm PDTlast_img read more

first_imgMalayalam film actor Vinayakan recently faced casteist slurs after he made an anti-BJP remark about the political outcome in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls. However, a couple of days later, things took a U-turn with female activists releasing strongly worded statements against the actor for making sexist remarks against them in the past. Mruduladevi Sasidharan, a female activist and poet based out of Kottayam, in a Facebook post, mentioned the unpleasant experience she had to go through. “I had respect for Vinayakan who stood by the female actor (victim in the actor assault case). Yet, I had experienced his misogynist attitude in real life. No respect for Vinayakan who asked me to sleep with him while extending him an invite to attend a programme… I have recorded whatever he had said. I’d watch Thottappan (his upcoming movie). Strongly condemn the casteist shaming he had faced, and I’d actively take part in the campaign against it. I stand by the Vinayakan who was racially attacked, not the one who objectified female body,” her post reads. Casteist Slurs against Malayalam Actor VinayakanKarinthandanmalayalam actor vinayakanMalayalam cinema First Published: June 3, 2019, 1:33 PM IST After the post, support poured in for Mruduladevi on social media. The ones who had similar experiences are opening up after a long time. Human rights activists Rekha Raj and Ammu Deepa narrated the bitter experiences they had gone through, while Dinu Veyil, another activist, wrote down the sexist comments he received from the state-award winning actor.The FB note by Rekha Raj wants Vinayakan to apologise. “If a woman reveals that she has been sexually abused, I’d stand by her until it is doubtlessly proven otherwise. I have not listened to the recorded voice as it’s unfair to ask for evidence from the one who was subjected to violence. I uphold my faith and support to Mrudula. Fight against male dominance in society calls for serious attention. No matter who the culprit is, he needs to be interrogated. Justice is what is believed by the victimised woman. Taking legal recourse or public shaming is acceptable to me.”Vinayakan started his film career as a junior actor in the 1995 movie Manthrikam. He went on to play sidekicks until the big break came through Kammattipaadam, an award winning movie directed by Rajeev Ravi in 2016. Gangadharan aka Ganga, a role portrayed by him, walked away with the Kerala State Award for best actor. His latest, Thottappan, has him playing the lead role. It is slated to release on May 5. Another film, Karinthandan, also has Vinayakan doing the lead role of Karinthandan Moopan, the one who founded the Wayanad pass. Vinayakan was unavailable for comment.Follow @News18Movies for more last_img read more

first_img Amit Shahcongresskamal nathLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: May 4, 2019, 11:05 PM IST | Edited by: Sohini Goswami Rewa: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s national president Amit Shah on Saturday cautioned the Congress government in the state against reviving the near-defunct Students’ Islamic Movement of India for vote-bank politics.Addressing an election rally in favour of BJP nominee Janardan Mishra, Shah said when Shivraj Singh Chouhan was in power, he had completely destroyed the SIMI network in the Malwa region. However, the scenario has changed since the Kamal Nath formed the Congress government in the state.“I am warning the Congress that it should refrain from playing with the security of the state and nation, otherwise it would repent,” said the BJP national president, adding that the BJP would not compromise with national security at any cost.The Malwa region, including Indore, Ujjain and nearby areas, was the hotbed of SIMI activities in the past.However, over the last few years, the banned outfit has been dismantled and many of its operatives are languishing in jails of Madhya Pradesh and other states.Shah said people had offered the mandate to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, but the situation had only worsened after the party came to power. The recent raids by the income tax department exposed black money worth Rs 281 crore, he added.Hitting out at the Congress dispensation over the alleged attack on BJP supporters, Shah said, “If our party workers are tortured, the Congress government would have to pay a heavy price.”He said the Congress had a culture of suppressing opponents to win elections.Taking at dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, “Rahul‘Baba’ comes to MP and asks aloud what the Modi government did in five years. I would like to ask what the Congress has done for MP during the UPA rule.”Modi could only offer a strong and stable government in the country, claimed the BJP president, while referring to the surgical strikes conducted by the BJP government. last_img read more