United reportedly agreed on first transfer for the summer

first_imgManchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Lazio for the first newcomer to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.The Serbian is set to be the Red Devils’ first signing in the summer transfer window as the Premier League side has agreed with the Serie A team to acquire him for the hefty fee of 80 million pounds, according to the Hard Tackle.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Savic has become a well-known and often mentioned name in Europe ever since he arrived at Lazio from Genk back in 2015. He played a key role for his team in the last two campaigns as he has exhibited excellent defensive skills as well as an incredible passing ability, thus making him a perfect midfielder.Milinkovic-Savic has been able to score 13 goals and provide the assists for 9 others in a total of 46 appearances across all tournaments Lazio are participating – which explains the interest in him coming from all around Europe.last_img read more

Argentinas final warmup game against Israel cancelled confirms Higauin

first_imgGonzalo Higuain has confirmed that Argentina’s controversial warm-up fixture against Israel in Jerusalem has been cancelled ahead of the World CupThe build-up to the friendly had been fraught with tension with Palestinian football association chief Jibril Rajoub having urged the supporters to burn Lionel Messi shirts and pictures if he participates in the match.While neither national federation had confirmed the cancellation of the game, Juventus forward Higuain has now revealed that it has indeed been cancelled.“They’ve finally done the right thing,” he told ESPN.Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusHiguain is glad of Juve return and reunited with Ronaldo George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Gonzalo Higuain is happy he returned to Juventus and has the opportunity to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo.The Argentine spent last season on loan…Meanwhile, Argentinian football association vice president Hugo Moyano said it was the right decision, per Radio 10: “I think it’s a good thing that the match between Argentina and Israel was suspended. The right thing was done, it’s not worth it. The stuff that happens in those places, where they kill so many people, as a human being you can’t accept that in any way. The players’ families were suffering due to the threats.”The fixture against Israel had been Argentina’s final warm-up game before the start of the World Cup on June 14.La Albiceleste are in Group D with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.last_img read more

Pogba Its hard to concentrate after World Cup win

first_imgPaul Pogba admits it’s been a struggle to concentrate this season after winning the 2018 World Cup with FranceThe 25-year-old midfielder’s ongoing feud with manager Jose Mourinho has done little to help Manchester United, who have equalled their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign in 29 years.Despite Pogba providing United with four goals and three assists in 10 games this term, the Frenchman’s displays have still been put into question.Reflecting on this to AFP, Pogba conceded that concentration has been an issue following France’s World Cup triumph in Russia.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s hard to concentrate, to start again, to hit hard, because we touched the stars. For us, it was the best trophy you can win as a footballer,” said Pogba, according to the Evening Standard.“But we like challenges, too. We have goals. For example, I’ve never won the Premier League, that’s an objective. I’d like to do that.”Pogba is expected to feature for France in tonight’s game against Iceland in Guingamp with kick-off set to begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more

LOCAL BAMBOO KETCHUP NOW AVAILABLE

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:BAMBOO KETCHUP, Chevaughn Bowen, Indigenous Materials Advisory Council, Jamaica Promotions Corporation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Dec. 30 (JIS): As the Government moves to further the development of the bamboo industry, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is currently encouraging investors to take advantage of by-products in the sector.Already, there is organic bamboo charcoal on the market, and the latest being the Bamboo Tomato Ketchup, which was developed by a recent university graduate, and head of Jamdun’ Food Processing, Chevaughn Bowen.Several other value added products are being looked at by the Bamboo and Indigenous Materials Advisory Council (BIMAC), spearheaded by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ).Mr. Bowen informs JIS News that he got the idea to make the bamboo tomato ketchup while in discussion with Director of Special Projects at the BSJ, Gladstone Rose, who heads the Government’s bamboo programme.He then went to China to have a first-hand look at that country’s bamboo industry, and to do further expert research on the properties in the bamboo edible shoots. After he returned, he began producing the bamboo ketchup, which is available locally.The young innovator, who copped the 2010 Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) top prize for his hot and spicy barbe‐fry sauce, says young people who have innovative business ideas should ensure that they are written, and placed in the marketplace for development.“Idea on paper is no idea at all. Putting a prototype together, and trying to get it out there in the market is best. Your idea sitting on paper, it makes no sense. I believe that everybody coming from university should have that state of mind, to become innovative,” he tells JIS News.For State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce,Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, the product (bamboo ketchup) is the first of its kind in the world, offering a number of vitamins.“This is one of the products for diversification, our own bamboo indigenous ketchup. There are several things that we can do with bamboo…there is bamboo pharmaceutical, the bamboo charcoal, bamboo flooring, furniture, bamboo to feed animals, and the bamboo fabric that is in demand, fetching a high price on the world market,” she told JIS News, at the recent opening of the first bamboo charcoal factory, in Pembroke Hall, St. Mary. “We are looking at the tourism industry, because instead of buying and selling things from other countries to our tourists, we can give them authentic Jamaican products, made in Jamaica. That is what people want when they come on a vacation,” the State Minister said.Meanwhile, Export Development Manager at JAMPRO, Marlene Porter, says the bamboo ketchup will be showcased at an upcoming business show in Montego Bay.“The bamboo ketchup is one of the areas where we are working with the BIMAC team, to see how we can push it more. There is significant opportunity for this product. We are looking at inviting the manufacturer to be part of the upcoming linkages event that we are having in Montego Bay, on January 21, where the hospitality sector will be coming to meet with local manufacturers. This is an excellent product that we want to showcase at the meeting,” Ms. Porter tells JIS News.“JAMPRO’s main role now is to help to identify potential investors to work with (bamboo) products. There are significant opportunities here, and we need to make them happen to realize the extensive benefits that we see from the bamboo programme,” adds Ms. Porter.Chairman of the BSJ, Professor Winston Davidson, lauds the bamboo ketchup as a “manifestation of a new industry being developed in Jamaica, and an industry which is also sustainable.” “The product is indigenous to Jamaica, and it is also part of the strategy for decreasing the impact of climate change on the country. It (bamboo) is able to trap carbon in the atmosphere,” the Professor states.The BSJ is spearheading a bamboo development strategy to facilitate the establishment of bamboo factories in four zones across the island. Zone 1 would include Hanover, Westmoreland and St. James. These would produce bamboo board, furniture and charcoal. In Zone 2 (St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas), factories would produce edible bamboo shoots, charcoal and preserved bamboo sticks.For Zone 3 (St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon), the factories would produce bamboo sawdust, pellets, shipping pallets, preserved bamboo yam sticks, charcoal, and water and air filters. In Zone 4 (St. Elizabeth and Manchester), factories would produce edible bamboo shoots, charcoal and preserved bamboo yam sticks.“Inclusive development with bamboo has provided secured livelihoods for many thousands of rural producers on all continents. The same can be done for Jamaica,” Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams told Parliament, earlier in the year.last_img read more

Alaska House Votes For Full Dividend This Year

first_imgAlaskans haven’t had a full dividend check since 2015, when nearly every resident pocketed $2,072. The last two years, the check has been cut in about half as the state has eyed potential use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to help cover state costs amid a budget deficit. Dividends come from fund earnings. The measure now moves to the Senate, where leaders have been lukewarm to funding a full check. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House on Monday voted to pay out a full Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year, but residents shouldn’t start thinking about how they’ll spend the big check just yet.center_img Lawmakers who supported the full dividend said Alaskans shouldn’t be the only ones pitching in. Those who opposed the concept saw it as fiscally reckless.last_img read more

Texas Man Arrested For Allegedly Shipping Drugs To Kenai

first_imgDespain: “Rossi was charged with attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree, also misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree, and attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree.” According to charging documents, Rossi tried to pick up a package mailed from Stockton, California that was sent to a hotel in Kenai. The package had been flagged as suspicious by a U.S. Postal Inspector at the Anchorage airport. Tim Despain, spokesman with the Alaska State Troopers: “On July 10, as a result of the investigation, Douglas Rossi, age 52 of Texas, was arrested.” Investigators allegedly found 13.4 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to Despain.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Southcentral Area Narcotics (SCAN) team in Soldotna, a member of the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit, began an investigation into a suspicious package being sent to an individual in Kenai from California. Rossi was arraigned in Kenai court and released on bond Wednesday, July 11. According to courtview his next hearing is scheduled for July 23.last_img read more

Woman Suffers LifeThreatening Injuries After Being Struck By Semi

first_imgThis is a developing story- Updates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a semi-truck on the Seward Highway just outside of Girdwood at mile 93 Monday night. According to Girdwood Fire Department the crash occurred around 11:19 pm prompting the closure of the highway until 3:20 am, Tuesday.Anchorage Police Department said the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.last_img

Massachusetts Agency Launches Economic Diversification Study

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) has launched an economic diversification study to help the state cope with cutbacks in DOD spending by becoming less dependent on defense contracting.The organization recently was awarded a $400,000 grant from MassDevelopment, a state agency that received a $1.5 million grant from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment. MassMEP will help companies reposition toward commercial markets, Jack Healy, its president, told the Telegram. A large number of manufacturers providing critical systems to the defense industry will have a difficulty surviving when their customers diminish.The grant also will expand an initiative allowing undergraduates from Worcester Polytechnic Institute to teach a training curriculum to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.Of the about 87,000 jobs in the state supported by the defense industry, 43,000 are direct jobs, Healy said. The 87,000 positions do not include research and development or Small Business Innovation Research grant jobs. The study is expected to be completed in March 2016.last_img read more

Facebook Goes After Music Licenses

first_img Email Learn More: Facebook’s New Music Licensing Deal facebook-goes-after-music-licenses Twitter Social media giant to pay publishers and labels millions to license music for user-generated video contentRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2017 – 2:32 pm One need only open Facebook before you’re gifted with cute cats, the newest recipe or a cute kid dancing, all delivered via video. But like YouTube, a lot of the user-generated content may infringe upon copyright holders’ content by borrowing song snippets. However, Facebook is onto a solution.Bloomberg reports that Facebook is looking to secure a multimillion dollar deal with record labels and music publishers to license music for video content posted to the social media giant. Facebook aims to keep the music industry content while they develop a more complex solution to infringing content, which could take as long as two years to develop.Currently, copyright holders can use Facebook’s Rights Manager to request the takedown of user videos, but Facebook wants to develop a platform that automatically detects infringing music, similar to the way YouTube’s Content ID platform works. Content ID allows copyright holders to request takedowns or the option to monetize the use of their content.In addition to the recent announcement of their Watch video hub, which will feature original programming, this latest development puts Facebook in the running to become a video giant on par with YouTube.Facebook “Watch”: Videos From Billboard, Nas And More Facebook News Facebook Goes After Music Licenses last_img read more

Wilmington Rotary Club Auctioning Off Pair Of Red Sox Tickets wGift Cards

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Rotary Club’s 4th Community Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS research will be held on Saturday, August 18th from 10am to 1pm at Rotary Park.This year, the Rotary Club is pleased to “leadoff” theirefforts with an exciting offer — An  Evening at Fenway Park.The prize package includes:Two third-base grandstand tickets (Section 24, Row 9, Seats 9-10) for the Monday, August 20, 7:10pm game vs. Cleveland Indians$50 Gift Card to the Red Sox Souvenir Shop$50 Gift Card to Eastern Standard, a restaurant less than a 5-minute walk from FenwayYou can bid for this terrific package via the Rotary Club’s Facebook page HERE or by calling “Scooter” Cunningham at 978-944-0155.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For This Saturday, August 17In “Community”Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Community”Wilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”last_img read more

Our favorite 55inch OLED TV is down to 1099

first_img Comments Now playing: Watch this: TVs Video Games 1:55 The dazzling LG B8 55-inch OLED TV has never been priced this low. Sarah Tew/CNET Cheeps! If you happen to live in the vicinity of White Lake, MI, come on out to the White Lake Township Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be there talking about some of my favorite money-saving tips and tricks (including something I’ve never discussed here). Everyone who shows up gets a cool prize, and some folks will win even cooler prizes in a raffle. Hope to see you there!You know me: I’m all about the cheap TVs. I prize low prices over picture quality, especially when the latter is “good enough.”But there’s a whole other category of people (including many of my esteemed CNET colleagues) who lean the other way: They want the best possible image quality, period. Price be damned.Thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Today only, and while supplies last, Newegg has the LG B8 55-inch OLED 4K TV for $1,098.88 — the lowest price to date and a savings of at least $400 over other stores. (Amazon and Best Buy are both currently at around $1,600.) Forget damned; more like “damn!”See it at NeweggOne important thing to note: This deal comes from Newegg proper. If the inventory runs out, that link will still work, but you’ll likely end up seeing a slightly different price from a third-party seller. Does that matter? It might. Newegg is an authorized LG dealer. If you buy from an unauthorized dealer, LG may not honor warranty claims.The B8 is, according to CNET’s resident expert, David Katzmaier, “the best high-end value TV.” In other words, even though it was still pretty pricey when he reviewed it, overall image quality was second only to LG’s even-pricier models.It features a super-slim design, four HDMI inputs, built-in Google Assistant and all the other advanced goodies you’d expect.The B8 is super popular with owners, too. It has a 4.6-star average at Amazon and a 4.7 at Best Buy. Now, will I still argue that most folks will be just as happy with, say, a 55-inch TCL Roku TV in the $400 range? Absolutely. But if you want the best, at least here you can get it for a lot less than just a few months ago.Your thoughts? Share your voice Walmart LG Titanfall 2 deal: Just $5!Game time! Titanfall 2 was released in late 2016 to mostly glowing reviews. Price then: $60, the same as pretty much every new videogame release.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has Titanfall 2 for Xbox One for $5. Yep: Five. Bucks. And that’s for a boxed copy, not a download.See it at WalmartFear not, PS4 owners: Walmart also has Titanfall 2 for PS4 for $7. Regular price on both editions: $20. (That’s also proof-positive that you should never buy a videogame when it’s first released.)See it at WalmartShipping isn’t free unless you hit at least $35 in your shopping cart. If you don’t have more to buy, choose in-store pickup to bypass the shipping charge.This is a seriously good game deal. Read GameSpot’s Titanfall 2 review to learn more.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Tags 7 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Cheapskate LG B8 is the 2018 OLED TV to buylast_img read more

Spotify and Hulu 10 bundle offer has ended new deal offers 3month

first_imgSpotify Premium users can get Hulu for free.  Hulu Editor’s note, May 16, 2019: Spotify stopped accepting new sign ups for its Premium with Hulu deal on May 14. The company has announced a new Premium offer, where new or free-tier users who previously haven’t tried Premium can get a three-month trial for 99 cents. (Spotify Premium users that canceled their Premium account before April 15, 2019 can also sign up for a three-month trial for $9.99). The Spotify plus Hulu combination deal, detailed in the article below, is now available only to students who sign up for Spotify’s Premium for Students plan. If you have Spotify Premium, you can now get Hulu’s ad-supported service at no extra cost. New and existing subscribers to Spotify Premium and Hulu can sign up for the specially priced bundle through June 10. If you’re new to Spotify Premium, after you sign up for the offer, you’ll get the ad-free music streaming service and Hulu’s ad-supported TV service for 30 days. After the first month, you’ll pay $10 per month thereafter. Digital Media Mobile Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor on its march to rule podcasts Now playing: Watch this: Originally posted March 12 at 10:18 am PT. Updated to add frequently asked questions, 1:48 pm PT. Updated March 27 to note new competitive offerings from Apple. Updated May 16 to note expiration of deal. 6 3:09 Apple will finally reveal its $1 billion-budget TV service Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Comments Hulu Spotify 2:28 If you already have Spotify Premium, you can activate Hulu for no additional cost by signing up here.Hulu and Spotify offered a similar deal last April and bundled their services for $13 per month. If you’re still paying last year’s bundle price, you’ll be automatically migrated to the new $10 deal.Here’s everything else you need to know about the current promotion:The basicsSpotify and Hulu teamed up on a discounted bundle deal that was first announced on March 12. Whether you’re brand-new to both, an existing subscriber of one but not the other — or both already — you’re eligible for the promotion, which includes access to Spotify’s ad-free premium service (normally $9.99 per month) and Hulu’s ad-supported service (normally $5.99) for a total of $9.99 per month. You can sign up for the specially priced bundle now through June 10. The caveats There are a few catches here, mostly for existing Spotify and Hulu subscribers. Current Spotify subscribers who have a “Students Tier” membership or the “Family Plan” — where up to four members of a household can listen to different songs concurrently — are not eligible for this promotion. Same goes for Hulu subscribers who have the “No Ads” or “Hulu + Live TV” plans. Check out all of the terms and conditions here.This deal includes Spotify’s Premium tier of service, which is ad-free, and Hulu’s “ad-supported” plan, which includes ad interruptions. The company says that the number of ads on Hulu is “generally less than half of that of traditional broadcast and cable TV” and that the platform will accommodate your ad preferences. The time frameYou can sign up for the special bundle pricing bundle until June 10.I’m brand-new to Spotify and Hulu. Am I eligible for this deal?Yes. You can sign up here.I already have Hulu but not Spotify. Am I eligible for this deal?Yes. You can sign up here. But to qualify for the special pricing, current Hulu subscribers need to switch their billing over to Spotify. Note that you you won’t get a prorated credit or refund from Hulu for the current month of service — and you’ll forfeit any credit balances on your account.I already have Spotify but not Hulu. Am I eligible for this deal?If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, yes. You can sign up here. Current Spotify subscribers who have a “Students Tier” membership or the “Family Plan” — where up to four members of a household can listen to different songs concurrently — are not eligible for this promotion.I already have Spotify and Hulu. Am I eligible for this deal?Yes. You can sign up here. But to qualify for the special pricing, current Hulu subscribers need to switch their billing over to Spotify. Note that you you won’t get a prorated credit or refund from Hulu for the current month of service — and you’ll forfeit any credit balances on your account.I am a Spotify Family Plan subscriber.  Am I eligible for this deal?No. Current Spotify subscribers who have the “Family Plan” — where up to four members of a household can listen to different songs concurrently — are not eligible for this promotion.I am a Spotify Student Tier subscriber.  Am I eligible for this deal?No. Current Spotify subscribers who have a “Students Tier” membership are not eligible for this promotion.Are there any time commitments or contractual obligations?No. Unlike a cable service or gym membership, this is a month-by-month plan. You can cancel at any time.Seems too good to be true. Why now?The announcement came one day after Apple revealed that it’s having its own event on March 25. That event will reportedly focus on several new Apple services, including a video service with Apple-exclusive content. While Apple’s exact plans and pricing aren’t known, Spotify and Hulu are no doubt hoping that this music-plus-video offering for $10 per month will be a strong counteroffer to whatever Apple has in the wings. Tagslast_img read more

Truck buyers are more price conscious less brand loyal than we thought

first_imgAs many as 17 percent of those polled said that they wouldn’t consider buying another truck, citing fuel economy and cost of maintenance as the primary factors for leaving the segment. Of those that have already dumped their trucks, 35 percent switched to a sedan and, surprisingly, only 37 percent moved to an SUV or crossover. This goes against the broader market trends we’re seeing, where SUVs are crushing sedan sales.What we’d be curious to see is how these types of sentiments found by CarGurus translate across different kinds of trucks. For example, does a midsize truck owner care more about their brand than a full-size truck owner? Or is the person who buys an F-150 more of a tech evangelist than the person who drives a Ram 3500 HD?We’ll have to wait until next year to find out. More From Roadshow 45 Photos Share your voice 21 Photos Car Culture Trucks Enlarge ImageTrucks have always been big business, but now buyers are more price-conscious and less brand loyal and that could change the whole game. Emme Hall/Roadshow Truck buyers are an interesting group of people. Among them, you’ll traditionally find some of the most brand-loyal consumers in the automotive space as well as some of the most price-conscious. The truck segment is also interesting because of how quickly it’s changing. What were once utilitarian penalty boxes on wheels are now rivaling some of the world’s most popular luxury cars when it comes to opulence. To help make sense of what’s going on in the world of trucks, CarGurus.com has again conducted a survey of truck owners. This time around, CarGurus expanded its sample size significantly to more than a thousand current and former truck owners. What were the takeaways?To start with, the upward march of truck prices is beginning to undermine some of that fierce brand tribalism that we’ve traditionally associated with truck buyers. CarGurus found that 67 percent of buyers think trucks are too expensive in 2019, with more than 80 percent of survey participants over the age of 45 agreeing with that. 68 Photos Go west, young trucker, in the 2019 Ram 1500 Post a comment Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 0 The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD gets a new look to match its capability Around 54 percent of those surveyed said that price would cause them to consider switching brands, with 70 percent saying that they’d jump ship to another brand if their current make boosted prices by $10,000. The second biggest cause for switching was fuel economy, which 47 percent of buyers said would make them change up.One of the factors driving prices of trucks up — apart from luxury touches like leather and wood — is the massive increase in the amount of tech that trucks have seen in recent years. Whether that is something as simple as a touchscreen infotainment system or as complex as Chevrolet’s super-advanced cylinder deactivation system, it all costs money. Still, a slim majority of 54 percent of buyers approve of how tech-laden their trucks are. “With pickup truck prices on the rise, many owners are reconsidering their current brand, or in some cases whether they will repurchase a pickup at all,” said Madison Gross, director of consumer insights at CarGurus, in a statement. “While truck owners still have strong brand and category loyalty, the challenge for car manufacturers and dealerships is that loyalty is increasingly less reliable as a driver of sales.” The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty gets a new look and more capability 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Ram Chevrolet Ford Nissan Toyotalast_img read more

Monty Panesar makes shocking revelation Describes organised balltampering in English team

first_imgMonty Panesar reveals England’s tactics to get reverse swingTwitter/FOX SPORTS CricketThe entire cricket world was left shell-shocked by the ball-tampering scandal last year which led to Australia’s Test captain and vice-captain getting banned for one year. Universal condemnation poured in from the entire world for the ignoble way in which the Aussies were trying to tamper with the condition of the ball. The English were as forthright in their criticism as anyone else.But now, an English bowler, Monty Panesar, has come out with revelations in his book, ‘The Full Monty’ which suggest that the English team were as keen on altering the condition of the ball through external substances as any. In the passages of the book published by the Daily Mail newspaper, Monty gives a candid account of how certain methods were used to make the ball more likely to reverse-swing.”We all tried to change the condition of the ball, because reverse swing has such a huge impact. When I came into the England side, my job was to prepare the ball for the seamers. Whether we broke the laws depends on how you interpret them. We found that mints and sun cream had an effect on the saliva, and that helped the ball to reverse. I might also have ‘accidentally’ caught the ball on the zip of my trouser pocket to rough it up a little,” the spinner wrote in his book. 2018’s ball-tampering scandal became a huge issuePETER PARKS/AFP/Getty ImagesA veteran of 50 Tests, Panesar was also open enough to accept that in the use of this tactic, they may have been tilting towards an iota of unethical conduct. “That was probably a hairline fracture of the spirit of the game, even if the laws said you were allowed to ‘use your uniform,” the star of his team’s famous 2012 Test series win in India admitted.This is not the first time that an English cricketer has talked about the use of a certain substance that supposedly makes their saliva more effective in inducing reverse swing of the ball. Marcus Trescothick too, had mentioned in his autobiography that he found that when he was consuming Murray Mints – a mint-flavoured candy – while being the official shiner of the ball, it would swing more.This calls into question the conduct of the English team and also raises questions about the honesty of cricket teams around the world. Is everyone guilty, to some extent, of trying to use external substances for making the ball move more? Should there be greater vigilance of this aspect of the game? However, one must hand it to Monty for daring to speak the truth. Maybe the Australians getting caught was just the tip of the iceberg.last_img read more

Shocking After Hina Khan Pooja Banerjee aka Nivedita to quit Kasautii Zindagii

first_imgHina Khan and Pooja Banerjee on sets of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2instagramHere’s another sad news for fans of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. After Hina Khan, another actress is likely to take a break from the hit show.Pooja Banerjee, who plays the role of Anurag’s sister Nivedita, is planning to leave the show. A SpotboyE report said that Pooja had been approached by makers of Bigg Boss 13 and the actress was pretty serious about participating in the controversial show.The report further said that Pooja was currently in two minds given that Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 13 is a big platform to be part of and Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 is also a top-rated show. When asked about her decision, Pooja replied, “No comments.”On the other hand, the reason for Hina’s exit was her prior film commitments. The actress at the time of her exit had revealed to the media that she was still unsure whether to go on a break or quit the show completely.Moreover, the makers had shown Hina’s exit from the show in a mysterious manner hinting that she might return. It was shown that Komolika tried to kill Prerna but tripped and fell instead. Although Anurag tried to save her, Komolika after realising that he didn’t love her, fell into the water. To add to this, Komolika’s body couldn’t be recovered by the divers.Coming to Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, the first look of Karan Singh Grover as Mr Bajaj was out recently and fans are going gaga over his salt and pepper look. Many of the ardent viewers of the show have expressed their excitement about Karan’s character and how he will bring a storm in Anurag (Parth) and Prerna’s (Erica) lives. The team of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 will soon fly down to Switzerland to shoot Mr Bajaj’s entry in the show. Pooja Banerjeeinstagramlast_img read more

PHOTOS Woman places octopus on her face for a photoop gets bitten

first_imgPeople continue to surprise us with their antics every day even when we ask, “Can humans get any weirder?” As a testament to the above question, a woman from the United States reportedly ended up in a hospital after she put an octopus on her face for a photo op. She experienced a lot of pain when the octopus latched onto her skin and bit her twice.The incident took place on Friday when the 45-year-old women, identified as Jamie Bisceglia from Washington, was participating in a fishing derby near Tacoma Narrows Bridge.She came across fishermen in the area who had caught an octopus and she could not resist taking a photograph with it and enter the photo in the derby’s photography competition.Talking to Kiro 7, Jamie said, “It was a photo contest in the derby. So, crazy me, hindsight now and looking back, I probably made a big mistake.” “All of a sudden its beak entered my chin and my eyes popped open wide and they could all see that I was getting attacked, and the photos are taken at the moment it was attacking me,” Jamie recalled to Fox News.Jamie confessed that she did not go to the hospital until two days after the incident because she wanted to continue fishing at the derby.”I could tell I couldn’t swallow properly and I could tell when I opened my eyes it was kind of blurry, the left side of my face, my throat, my glands were swollen and it felt my left side of my face was paralysed,” said Jamie.A similar incident took place in May when a Chinese vlogger tried eating a live octopus for her audience but the octopus latched onto her face. The video which the woman uploaded showed her trying to pry the octopus from her face with as little pain as possible.last_img read more

Rohingya men stab 2 Bangladesh coast guards

first_imgNaikhangchhari Rohingya campTwo members of Bangladesh Coast Guard suffered injuries in an attack by Rohingya men at Noyapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday evening, reports UNB.The injured are Md Faruk, 30, and Md Joynal, 28.Tipped off that yaba tablets were being sold, a team of plainclothes Coast Guard went to the room of Sadek at block-H of the camp to arrest the drug traders, said Lt commander Faizul Islam, commanding officer of Coast Guard’s Teknaf station.Noticing their presence, the Rohingya men swooped on the Coast Guard men and stabbed them, leaving two of them injured.The injured were first taken to the Upazila Health Complex and later shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.A deep injury mark was found in the chest of one of the injured while one ear of the other was almost severed, said duty doctor Shovan Das at the hospital.last_img read more

ALs political bankruptcy to be exposed in next election BNP

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the next general election will expose that Awami League, not BNP, has become politically bankrupt, reports UNB.Speaking at a rally, he also alleged that the current government has taken position against the country’s people as it seriously fears them.”It’s Awami League, not BNP, has become politically bankrupt. It’ll be exposed which party has become bankrupt if the next election is held under a neutral administration,” the BNP leader said.Chittagong district and city units BNP jointly arranged the rally in front of the party office in the city’s Kazirdewri area demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Abdul Moyeen Khan and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, among others, addressed the rally with party city unit president Shahdat Hossain in the chair.Fakhrul said the government has snatched democracy and people’s all democratic rights, including, voting and freedom of expression ones, to cling to power with its repressive acts.Describing Khaleda as ‘mother of democracy’, he said the government has put her in jail in a ‘false’ corruption case only to keep her away from politics and next polls.He said the government is not willing to hold the 11th parliamentary polls under a neutral government fearing that it will not be able return to power.Fakhrul said they have repeatedly been urging the government to engage in talks to resolve the country’s crisis and hold the next polls in a credible manner. “But the government is trying to suppress its opponents with repressive acts instead of taking any initiative for talks.”He called upon all to get united to restore democracy and people’s rights through a strong movement.last_img read more

6 injured in Mohammadpur gas leak fire

first_imgAt least six people sustained burn injuries in a reported gas leak fire at Mohammadpur Housing area in the city on Thursday night, reports UNB.The injured were identified as Billal Hossain, 35, Naima Haque, 46, Naim, 7, Munaem, 28, Hosne Ara, 53, and Laili, 35.The fire broke out from a leakage in gas pipe line at the building around 9:15pm, leaving the seven injured.The injured were taken to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 10:30pm said Bacchu Mia, sub-inspector of DMCH police camp.last_img

Philippine president slammed for calling God stupid

first_imgIn this Tuesday, 11 June 2018, file photo, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing the crowd at the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebrations south of Manila, Philippines. President Duterte, notorious for having insulted the pope and former US president Barack Obama, has sparked outrage for calling God `stupid` in Asia`s bastion of Catholicism. Photo : APThe Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former US president Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God “stupid” in Asia’s largest Catholic country.Opposition Sen Antonio Trillanes IV shot back Monday by describing president Rodrigo Duterte as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness and ruthlessness of his policies.” Even some of Duterte’s political allies were critical.A Catholic Bishop, Arturo Bastes, called the president a “madman” and urged Filipinos to pray for an end to Duterte’s “blasphemous utterances and dictatorial tendencies.””Duterte’s tirade against God and the Bible reveals again that he is a psychological freak, a psychopath, an abnormal mind who should have not been elected as president of our civilized and Christian nation,” Bastes said.Another bishop, Ruperto Santos, said the president had crossed a line.Duterte questioned in a televised speech Friday the Biblical story of man’s creation and asked why God created Adam and Eve only to allow them to succumb to temptation that destroyed their purity.”Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid,” said the 73-year-old leader, known for his rambling public statements. “How can you rationalise a God? Do you believe?”Duterte lamented that Adam and Eve’s sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace. “You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sins … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition,” he said.Sen Panfilo Lacson, a former national police chief, said he has often backed Duterte’s policies, but after the president’s utterances against God “to whom I pray every single day and with whom I’ve found solace and comfort in all my difficult times, I don’t even have to think of my choice.””May my God forgive him and make him atone for all his sins,” Lacson said.Duterte’s spokesman defended his remarks, saying the president has the right to express his opinion on religion and cited his previous disclosure that he was once sexually abused as a student by a priest.Duterte stressed that right in another speech Monday. “Why do you bind me with something very stupid? I was given my own mind by God.”Duterte shocked Filipino Catholics in 2015 when he cursed visiting Pope Francis for having triggered a monstrous traffic in Manila. He later apologised, but has repeatedly lashed out at bishops and the dominant Catholic church, which has criticised his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.Obama, who also raised alarm over the drug killings under Duterte, was also a target of the Philippine leader’s tongue-lashing. He once said the American leader should “go to hell.”The former longtime city mayor has repeatedly declared he does not care about human rights and has threatened drug dealers and other criminals with death. He warned he would withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations after its human rights experts called for an independent investigation into extrajudicial killings under his rule. He described the world body as hypocritical for failing to prevent genocides worldwide.last_img