Olympiacos Bops Atromitos, 4-0

first_imgATHENS — Olympiacos is closing in on its 18th Greek league title in 20 seasons after a 4-0 victory over Atromitos on Feb. 21.With second-place AEK drawing 1-1 at Iraklis on Feb. 20, Olympiacos increased its lead to 18 points with seven rounds left.Alejandro Dominguez opened the scoring with a long-range shot in the 10th minute. Atromitos hung on and had several chances to equalize until when Alan Pulido scored in the 65th.Nine minutes later, Pulido set up Esteban Cambiasso’s first league goal before Costas Fortounis rounded off the scoring in the 85th following a cross by Brown Ideye.Third-place Panathinaikos squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with fourth-place PAOK, Xanthi beat Panthrakikos 1-0 and 10-man Panetolikos snatched a 1-1 draw at Platanias with a late equalizer.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Dave Brailsford could be tempted by new Ineos role outside cycling

first_imgTour de France Share on LinkedIn Tour de France: Sagan takes ‘exquisite’ stage win as Alaphilippe stays in yellow Share on Pinterest Team Ineos have a facility in Monaco and their highest-profile riders Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas are based on the Cote d’Azur. Many of the team’s key riders train in the hills behind Nice. Brailsford said: “Nice are based just around the coast from where we are in Monaco. They have a fantastic training facility just outside the airport in Nice. I think Jim only bought it yesterday. “It [Ineos] is such an invigorating and dynamic organisation and culture. He is a charismatic guy. He really does love sport. I like building things and it feels like something is being built here. This is an exciting project.”Although he is managing a team in the Tour de France for the 10th time, Brailsford refused to rule out leaving the sport behind. “You are constantly looking for things to challenge you and push you on. I don’t want to leave cycling, I love it too much, but equally I think this could be quite a challenge and it feels really invigorating.“The culture and the dynamic around it chimes with me as a person. I don’t think anyone has said: ‘Here is the endgame’ but certainly the opportunities are there and clear to see and it is up to us to get our heads together and say: ‘How can we maximise the performance of each team, given the collaboration potential among all of us?’ That feels like an incredibly exciting opportunity.” Support The Guardian Dave Brailsford, the Team Ineos chief, has dismissed suggestions he may become group performance director across Jim Ratcliffe’s growing sports portfolio after the multimillionaire’s purchase of the French football club Nice.“My responsibility is running the cycling team,” Brailsford said, before acknowledging that “being part of an expanding sporting family is pretty exciting”. Cycling Team Ineos Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Read more Share on Messenger Tour de France 2019 Share via Email Share on Twitter Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

Football quiz: absolute hammerings

first_img 10 Manchester City’s 8-0 win over Watford on Saturday fell one goal short of the biggest victory in Premier League history, set by Manchester United in 1995 when they beat Ipswich 9-0. Andy Cole scored five goals that day, becoming the first player to do so in a Premier League match. Which of these strikers has not matched Cole’s achievement of scoring five goals in a Premier League game? Share on Twitter Whose tenure as Manchester City manager came to an end after an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough? A commendable effort AS Adema refused to score a 150th goal out of respect for their rivals Alan Shearer Rangers Dimitar Berbatov Stuart Pearce Kevin Keegan Hugo Rodallega 8-0 No AS Adema player scored a goal SOE deliberately scored a world-record 149 own goals in protest at refereeing decisions that had gone against them during the championship. The Malagasy Football Federation banned manager Zaka Be for three years for his part in the plan and suspended four SOE players until the end of the season. It remains the biggest scoreline in a competitive match, though that description is perhaps misleading. 13 Thompson now plays for Real Murcia. Footage from his debut for the club last month went viral after it became clear he was unable to understand instructions from his manager David Vidal. Deepdale Preston North End ran out 26-0 winners against Hyde in the first round of the FA Cup in 1887. They coasted through the competition and were apparently so confident of beating West Brom in the final that they asked for a photo with the trophy before the game kicked off. They promptly lost 2-1. Share via Email Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Charles N’Zogbia Share on Messenger All of AS Adema’s starting XI scored 7-0 features A commendable effort and an even more commendable score Dirk Kuyt Wembley Mark Hughes Which Scottish side once won a game 36-0? Topics The game was goalless at half time Apart from the scoreline, what was peculiar about AS Adema’s 149-0 thrashing of SO l’Emyrne in the last game of Madagascar’s league championship in October 2002? 0-0 A commendable effort Premier League Celtic Thierry Henry Henry did score four goals in Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Leeds at Highbury in 2004, but he never hit five in a Premier League match. A commendable effort and an even more commendable score Germany hammered Brazil in the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2014. What was the score at half time? Fernando Torres 5-0 Thomas Müller opened the scoring after 11 minutes, before goals in the 23rd, 24th, 26th, 29th, 69th and 79th minutes gave Germany a 7-0 lead. Oscar scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute for the inconsolable Brazil fans. Paul Scharner The Austrian defender gave Wigan a brief glimmer of hope in the 57th minute to make it 3-1 to Spurs, before Harry Redknapp’s side steamrollered their opponents with six goals in 36 minutes. center_img Manchester City Oh dear European club football Share on WhatsApp Which stadium hosted the biggest win in FA Cup history? Reuse this content 6-0 Sergio Agüero Share on Twitter Peter Crouch Yossi Benayoun Benayoun has scored hat-tricks in the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League (as well as one for his country, Israel). Peter Crouch, Steven Gerrard and Ryan Babel also scored in that game for Liverpool. Who grabbed a hat-trick in Liverpool’s 8-0 rout of Besiktas in the Champions League in 2007? Oh dear You are a genius You are a genius That’s a superb score Anfield Sven-Göran Eriksson The former England boss was sacked after a defeat to Middlesbrough, who were managed at the time by current England manager Gareth Southgate. Who was Wigan’s only scorer in the 9-1 defeat to Spurs in November 2009? Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Oh dear 1-1 7-1 Hungary beat England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953 and then, a year later, they took them apart again in Budapest, setting a record that still stands to this day. Arbroath Their 36-0 victory over Bon Accord in the first round of the Scottish Cup in September 1885 was a world record for 117 years before SO l’Emryne scored those 149 own goals. Remarkably, Dundee Harp beat Aberdeen Rovers 35-0 on the same day, with the referee initially recording 37 goals, only for the Dundee club to ask for a recount. Emmerson Boyce Share via Email Submit answers Challenge your friends 5-1 Watford 16 The City Ground Archie Thompson broke the record for the most goals scored in an international match when Australia beat American Samoa 31-0 in a World Cup qualifier in 2001. How many did he score? What is England’s biggest ever defeat? Jermain Defoe Hibernian A commendable effort and a fine score You got… 7 last_img read more

Nontrivial dose Study tries to estimate human consumption of microplastics

first_imgNew research suggests North Americans eat, drink and inhale tens of thousands of tiny plastic particles every year.University of Victoria biologist Kieran Cox, whose paper was published Wednesday, says what his study shows most clearly is how little is known about the extent or impact of microplastics in people.“The last thing I want to do is cause some sort of undue alarm over plastics,” he said.“But even if we’re considering what I would call a pretty limited literature, we’re getting into hundreds of thousands (of particles) a year. That’s a non-trivial dose.”Microplastics range in size from microscopic to a grain of rice. They are produced when plastic items of all kinds break down in the environment.The subject of a growing body of research, they have been detected in oceans, on land and in air. Cox’s study is one of the first to try to estimate their presence in humans.  “If you tell people more facts surrounding microplastics in the ocean, they don’t seem perturbed by it,” he said. “But if you tell them there’s a small piece of plastic in their food, they’re really connected to that.”Cox and his colleagues began by tracking down every study they could that estimated the plastics load in commonly consumed items of food and drink. Although they found nothing on meat and vegetables, they found 26 studies on fish, shellfish, sugar additives, salts and beer as well as on bottled and tap water.They estimated how much of those items would be consumed by an average North American following something close to American food guidelines.The calcuated plastics dose those food items were introducing was between 39,000 to 52,000 microplastics particles a year into every individual. Female children were at the low end; adult males were at the high.The totals could be higher. Someone who drinks mostly bottled water could be gulping down an extra 90,000 pieces yearly.Nor does that include microplastics in air. Breathing introduces another 35,000 to 69,000 particles.And because that estimate only includes about 15 per cent of average caloric intake, Cox said it’s likely to be conservative.“I would say the likelihood that it’s an underestimate of your total consumption over the year is pretty high.”Much remains unknown.Cox didn’t find any studies on microplastics in meats, fruits, vegetables or alcoholic drinks except beer. The pathways into food and humans are varied and ill-understood, he said.  “You can think about the middle of the grocery store — you walk through all those middle aisles and the vast majority of those items are going to be wrapped in plastic. Everyone can take a survey of their day and think about the items that they’re consuming that have a lot of plastic in them.”The health impacts of microplastics are also mysterious.Some plastics — BPA, for example, which disrupts endocrine function — are harmful in themselves. There is also evidence they can carry other toxins. Many particles are small enough to pass through cell membranes.It calls out for more research, Cox said.“We have this dose. What does it mean?”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960 Bob Weber, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

10 famous people visiting Toronto this summer

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Keep your eyes peeled for this Bad Mom around town because she’s in Toronto filming Jackpot with co-stars Jennifer Garner and Bryan Cranston. It’s a dark action comedy remake of a Norwegian movie that finds a man waking up in a strip club, clutching a gun, surrounded by dead men.DrakeDrake might have surprised us all during our Canada Day party downtown, but you can bet he’s saving the his best for OVO on Monday, August 7. He’ll be in town all Caribana weekend and he’s bringing some big name friends too.READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Famous people visiting Toronto this summer include celebrities who are here for sporting events, film shoots and other swanky happenings. But even the other half has to eat and play, right? Watch out for these familiar faces around town.Here are 10 celebrities coming to Toronto this summer.Kate Beckinsale Nothing says 1980s New York like Toronto in the summer, right? The team behind Chocolate Money, a film starring Kate Beckinsale as a rich chocolate heiress thinks so. Filming started in June, and there’s no word yet if any of the city’s best chocolate shops will be involved.Mila Kunis Advertisement Facebook “The Late Late Show with James Corden” – James Corden takes over as host of THE LATE LATE SHOW on Monday, March 23 (12:37 – 1:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Art Streiber/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reservedlast_img read more

Moroccans in Peru Denounce Ban Kimoons Biased Statements Against Morocco

Lima  –  Members of the Association of Moroccan expatriates living in Peru have denounced biased statements of UNSG Ban Ki Moon on the Sahara.In a statement to MAP, the association expressed its refusal of Ban’s statements and actions during his recent visit to the region, deeming that the UNSG should abide by the principles of neutrality and integrity.While reiterating their unwavering attachment to the Moroccan identity of the Sahara and to the Kingdom’s territorial integrity, the members of the Moroccan community in Peru called on the UN to work in a constructive way and respect the sovereignty of its member states, while avoiding negative actions that could threaten the region’s security and stability. The foreign ministry had underlined, on Tuesday, that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s statements are more than a mere Misunderstanding and cannot be justified nor obliterated, reiterating Morocco’s willingness to engage in responsible and constructive dialogue about the crisis provoked by these statements.With MAP read more

UN commission adopts landmark agreement on safety of biofoods

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a subsidiary of both agencies meeting in Rome, had adopted more than 50 new safety and quality standards, some of them ground-breaking guidelines, others revisions of old standards.”These guidelines are a very important step towards understanding the risks associated with foods derived from biotechnology,” the Secretary of the Codex Commission, Alan Randell, said. “Now, any country, regulatory body or other organization or individual will be able to compare the risk assessments of a given food derived from biotechnology with the assessments done by other countries,” he added.”The Commission made some very important decisions for food safety. The most important of these was to extend food safety systems to small and medium-sized enterprises, especially in developing countries. This will help these small businesses produce safe food for consumers and improve their prospects for trade,” he said. The guidelines – on food safety, not environmental risks – lay out broad general principles to make analysis and management of risks related to foods derived from biotechnology uniform across Codex’s 169 member countries and include pre-market safety evaluations, product tracing for recall purposes and post-market monitoring.They cover the scientific assessment of DNA-modified plants, such as maize, soya or potatoes, and foods and beverages derived from DNA-modified micro-organisms, including cheese, yoghurt and beer, and include provisions for assessing a product’s allergenicity, determining if the product may provoke unexpected allergies in consumers.The Commission adopted a new standard for irradiated foods that accepts higher levels of gamma rays to kill bacteria and increase shelf life. It determined that such levels would eliminate bacterial spores and the radiation resistant pathogenic bacteria Clostridium botulinum, and also reduce the need to use more toxic chemical methods of combating bacteria, some of which can be harmful to the environment.The Commission also adopted new quality standards for many food items. For example, consumers will soon note that the amount of cocoa in chocolate and chocolate products will determine when the term “chocolate” can be used. The new standard sets a minimum 35 per cent of cocoa solids in products marketed as “chocolate” and a minimum 20 per cent in “chocolate type” products, such as “chocolate flakes”. The new standard requires the minimum cocoa content to be clearly marked on the packaging of all chocolate flavoured products.The Commission’s session, its 26th, was attended by delegates from 127 member countries, the most ever to attend a Codex meeting. read more

TimorLeste will require financial support over longterm UN official

Introducing Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s latest report on the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hédi Annabi said four instances of fighting between armed groups in the last 10 days had underscored the need for a legal framework to regulate their activities.Similarly, Mr. Annabi said demonstrations in mid-July raised concern about the situation of local veterans, spurring efforts to formulate a policy on their situation.The report says the veterans’ groups “made political demands related to the composition of the national police and the resignation of certain Government ministers.” During protests on 19 July some 120 people assembled in front of the Government building in Dili. The demonstration continued until it was dispersed the following day by police officers using tear gas.Commenting on the democratic process, the peacekeeping official said some 400,000 voters have been registered for the election of village chiefs and village-level political bodies, but the appointment of a Povedor, or senior official, in charge of Human Rights and Justice was being delayed because none of the three candidates had obtained a parliamentary majority. New nominations are being invited.In response to a question about the Indonesian Appeals Court’s decision to overturn convictions of Indonesian officials for serious crimes during anti-independence violence in Timor-Leste in 1999, Mr. Annabi said he had asked the High Commissioner for Human Rights to probe the legal processes for dealing with serious crimes in both countries. That report is due by early October.During the Council’s discussion of the report, Timor-Leste Ambassador Jose Luis Guteres said the July demonstration showed that the local police needed more training and he appealed for more help from the international community.On the question of a land border between his country and Indonesia’s West Timor, efforts were being made to conclude an agreement in the coming months, while his country and Australia were scheduled to begin negotiations on delimiting a maritime border in September.The maritime border discussion concerns oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea. read more

UN assessment warns of potential food crisis in Central African Republic

An assessment conducted by the United Nations and its partners has found that the recent conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) could trigger a food crisis in the country, the world body said today.“We are very concerned about prospects for the 2013 growing season, which is due to start in just a few weeks,” said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative in Bangui, Rockaya Fall. “Land preparation, which should have begun, is behind schedule in many places, due to insecurity.”The CAR has a history of political instability and recurring armed conflict. The country saw renewed fighting in December, when an alliance of rebel groups – known, collectively, as ‘Séléka’ – launched a series of attacks and took control of major towns before agreeing to start peace talks under the auspices of the regional group known as the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).According to the assessment, trade has been interrupted between the area held by the Séléka coalition and the rest of the country, bringing transactions to a halt and leading to sharp increases in food prices.The cost of a food basket has increased by 40 per cent in the area under the control of the Central African armed forces, while zones under the control of the Séléka, where some 800,000 live, are experiencing food deficits. Looting has become widespread, and is affecting food and seed stocks as well as animals and livestock. The resulting insecurity is also limiting farmers from working their fields. The World Food Programme (WFP) warned that food deficits will be highest during the lean season from May to September. Added to that, as food prices increase, the population’s resources will further dwindle. Whereas a Central African labourer could purchase as much as six kilogrammes of cassava with a day’s wages a year ago, he or she can only purchase three kilogrammes this year, due to lower wage rates and higher prices.“Although the situation in the field has yet to reach crisis proportions, there is risk that it might during the approaching lean season,” said WFP Representative in the CAR, Housainou Taal. “Humanitarian access to the Séléka zone must be ensured to avoid a crisis.” read more

Trump attacks Fox News for not being loyal enough and not working

first_img US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has complained that the often friendly Fox News television network is not loyal enough and has stopped “working” for him.“Fox isn’t working for us anymore!” he said at the end of three tweets expressing outrage that the network had given too much airtime to Democratic party opponents.As US president, Trump has no equivalent of the state TV channel used to serve leaders in many less free countries, like Russia. But for much of his first term he’s at least been able to rely regularly on Fox for friendly coverage.While Trump routinely lashes other networks as “fake news,” he or his top aides make almost daily appearances to give interviews on Fox. His former spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has just been hired by the network.And while the news division at Fox keeps a straighter line, some key Fox commentators like Sean Hannity seemingly work in step with the White House.Trump freely admits to watching Fox on a daily basis, even tweeting live reviews of programs.But his love affair with Fox has soured in the last few months.Wednesday’s tweets were especially harsh.“The New @FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet,” he concluded.- © AFP 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 50 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4786739 By AFP Share39 Tweet Email1 Short URL Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 10:51 PMcenter_img Fox News presenter Sean Hannity who is also a supporter of Donald Trump. Aug 28th 2019, 10:51 PM Image: Bruce Cotler Fox News presenter Sean Hannity who is also a supporter of Donald Trump. Image: Bruce Cotler Trump attacks Fox News for not being loyal enough and not ‘working’ for him Trump freely admits to watching Fox on a daily basis, even tweeting live reviews of programs. 42,330 Views last_img read more

Volcan Pacaya près de 2000 visites en un weekend malgré le danger

first_imgVolcan Pacaya : près de 2.000 visites en un week-end malgré le danger d’éruption explosiveGuatemala – Alors que le volcan Pacaya connaît une activité presque constante et qu’une éruption peut avoir lieu à tout moment, les visites touristiques continuent de manière assez intensive dans cette zone dangereuse. Le volcan Pacaya, situé au Guatemala, peut entrer en éruption à n’importe quel moment. Pourtant, des milliers de touristes curieux continuent de s’approcher au plus près afin de contempler ses coulées de lave. C’est en principe interdit, le parc national du Pacaya étant fermé au public. Cependant, les touristes parviennent à rejoindre les coulées de lave par le village de Los Pocitos. Les habitants les conduisent en effet jusqu’au volcan moyennant 1,25 dollar par personne.Les guides officiels demandent quant à eux la réouverture du parc, à 40 euros la visite, cette fermeture leur faisant perdre beaucoup d’argent.Le volcan Pacaya est un volcan explosif qui a récemment causé la mort d’un journaliste suite à une pluie de bombes. 2.000 personnes ont tout de même tenu à s’en approcher le week-end dernier. Si une explosion se produisait, le bilan pourrait être dramatique. Le 11 juin 2010 à 11:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Japon le pays souhaite se doter de satellites dobservation maritime

first_imgJapon : le pays souhaite se doter de satellites d’observation maritimeLa tension monte entre le Japon et la Chine…Entre le Japon et la Chine, rien ne va plus. On savait les deux pays très tendus à propos de plusieurs îles au cœur de la mer de Chine orientale, et les récents choix tactiques Japonais le confirment. Le pays ambitionne de se doter de satellites d’observation maritime, neuf au total, qui pourraient être lancés durant les cinq prochaines années. L’objectif est simple : repérer les actes de piraterie et détecter la présence de navires étrangers dans ses eaux selon Le Monde.Mais de son côté, le gouvernement Japonais ne confirme pas ces informations, révélées ce jour par le quotidien japonais Nikkei. Ces informations tombent alors que “des navires chinois sont de nouveau entrés dans les eaux des îles Senkaku, revendiquées par Pékin sous le nom Diaoyu” explique Le Monde. Le conflit Senkaku/Diaoyu a pris de l’ampleur depuis que le gouvernement Japonais, a choisi de nationaliser trois des cinq îles de l’archipel Senkaku, en les rachetant à leurs propriétaires privés. Le 7 juillet 2013 à 13:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cash REWARD for stolen items

first_img Recommended for you Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Related Items:lower bight, reward, robbery Three armed attacks in Provo, all in Blue Hills Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Jan 2015 – A Big reward is being offered for information on items stolen in a robbery in the Lower Bight area of Provo. A 2015 Silver Jeep Wrangler, a safe containing jewelry and cash and four Samsung DVD Players. If you have any information leading to the recovery of these stolen items, please call 231-5050. There is a $5,000 REWARD for your information. Call 231-5050. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Thieves rob Pets without Vets volunteers; Reward offeredlast_img

Family friends make plea for publics help in finding hitandrun driver

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Family and friends made an emotional plea, Tuesday, after a bicyclist died in a hit-and-run crash.Flyers were posted at Weston businesses in hopes of finding someone who can provide information about the driver who killed Christopher Mohr.A friend of Mohr’s said his family has searched for answers from the public for weeks. “We just want the people to don’t forgot what happened to our friend Chris,” said Julian Duqe, “so somebody should know something and just to make awareness of this and to give some relief to the family.”On Jan. 1, Mohr was knocked off his bike on State Road 84, near Indian Trace. He died at the hospital.If you have any information on this hit and run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

UnitedMasters 70 Mil Play To Manage Music Data Better

first_imgNews UnitedMasters’ Alchemy Targets Music Data unitedmasters-70-mil-play-manage-music-data-better Facebook Email Savvy tech capital invests in Steve Stoute’s insights on music marketingPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2017 – 2:03 pm Messaging mastermind Steve Stoute has reformed his successful ad agency Translation so that it now exists within a holding company, side-by-side with his newest venture — UnitedMasters. Announced Nov. 15, this artist services company thinks it can do a better job of using consumer data to help artists grow their fanbase and help brands jump into win-win sponsorships.In a post on Medium, UnitedMasters Chief Product Officer Jack Krawczyk describes how the company is set to bridge the “music data chasm.” The UnitedMasters team believes that data insights “have been hamstrung by a world where the data is being overlooked in favor of pushing people to pay for a subscription.”This is an idea Google Founder Larry Page wants to get behind, as he pushed for parent company Alphabet to come into UnitedMasters’ investor group, committing a total of $70 million alongside venture capital giant Andreesen Horowitz and 21st Century Fox.Stoute is confident his insider perspective on music artists, fans and businesses can deliver better data insights for artists that are more actionable than competing services. Success could also give artists a stronger hand on their revenues, their marketing and how storytelling can combine these for a win-win.11 Digital Music Businesses Built On Making New ConnectionsRead more UnitedMasters’ $70 Mil Play To Manage Music Data Better Twitter last_img read more

Nikolaevsk man dead and one Alaska State Trooper injured after officerinvolved shooting

first_imgA Nikolaevsk man is dead and an Alaska State Trooper sustained serious injuries after an officer-involved shooting Saturday evening. Troopers say 42-year-old Nikolai Yakunin was shot after he assaulted an officer, but it’s unclear how the altercation happened and if Yakunin was armed.Listen nowTroopers in Anchor Point received a report that 42-year-old Nikolai Yakunin was in contact with a female who he was prohibited from speaking to under his probation conditions.Troopers received the report at 2:17 p.m. Saturday afternoon and responded to Yakunin’s residence off Nikolaevsk Road on the south side of the small village of 350 people about five hours later at 7:07 p.m.Yakunin’s father, also named Nikolai, was leading services at the local church when he says his wife told him about the shooting.“I went out and she said our son had been shot, possibly killed, and she was crying,” Yakunin said.Yakunin says he went to the house where troopers confirmed his son was dead on the scene. He says troopers have not disclosed any more information to him or his family.“It’d be nice to find out what really happened with the trooper going into Nick’s house and getting into a fight with Nick or Nick getting into a fight with the trooper,” Yakunin said.Yakunin says he does not think his son had any firearms. He also says the community is disappointed with the trooper’s use of force, and says it was police brutality.“Is this the practice of the troopers? We know he was not armed,” Yakunin said. “He might have had some, a pipe or something, but other than that he had no firearm, but he was just taken down.”According to a trooper dispatch, the responding trooper was incapacitated after Yakunin attacked him and additional troopers were dispatched for backup. Troopers say Yakunin continued his “assaultive behavior, and he was shot to prevent further assaults on anyTrooper or bystander.”According to court records, Yakunin has been indicted on several assault charges dating back to late 2013, including a charge for threatening to hit troopers with a metalpipe in May of last year.The release does not say how Yakunin attacked the responding officer, and that the trooper was transported to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with serious injuries.Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain said the trooper was still hospitalized late Monday afternoon.The trooper who shot and killed Yakunin has not been named and has been placed on standard 72-hour administrative leave. Troopers say the investigation is ongoing.Yakunin’s funeral is planned later this week.last_img read more

Two Viqarunnisa teachers indicted over Aritree suicide

first_imgAritree Adhikari. Photo: CollectedA Dhaka court on Wednesday indicted two teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in a case over the suicide of ninth grader Aritree Adhikari.Dhaka third additional metropolitan sessions judge Md Rabiul Alam framed the charges against them in the case, reports UNB.Those indicted are – acting principal Nazneen Ferdous, morning shift in-charge of Bailey Road branch Zeenat Akhter.The court also fixed 27 October for starting trial in the case.Earlier, a court accepted the charge-sheet against the former principal and the Bailey Road branch head of the school in the case.The court also exempted Hasna Hena, class teacher of Aritree, from the charges.On 20 March, detective branch inspector Quamrul HasanTalukdar, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge-sheet against the two teachers before the court.Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on 3 December 2018 after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination.Victim’s father Dilip Adhikari filed a case against three teachers of the school.last_img read more

Tourism Committee to come up in all districts

first_imgKolkata: The state Tourism department is coming up with a District Tourism Committee (DTC) in all 23 districts across the state, to ensure a hassle-free travel experience for domestic as well as international tourists. “The DTC will have five members with the District Magistrate (DM) as the chairman, the District Information and Cultural Officer (DICO) as member secretary, another senior government official and two eminent persons from the district. The committee will ensure that tourists in their respective districts face no hassle during their visit and stay,” said state Tourism minister Goutam Deb, while delivering his Budget speech for 2019-20 at the state Assembly on Tuesday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe total budget in the Tourism sector for the ongoing fiscal is Rs 413.8 crore. The minister announced that the state government has taken up development of Nabadwip and Cooch Behar, which has been declared as a heritage site. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assigned IIT Kharagpur the task to prepare a project report on the development of these sites, with special emphasis on its heritage,” said Deb. The minister also announced his department’s plan of projecting Gajoldoba in the Hills as one of the biggest tourism hubs in the country. “We have 208 acres of land at Gajoldoba, which will be developed into an integrated tourism hub,” he added. Among other tourism initiatives, Deb said that the government is planning to introduce cruise services till Mayapur connecting Belur Math, where the evening puja (popularly known as Sandhya Arati) is a huge draw for the people of the state.last_img read more

Trump changes his mind says Huawei can buy some US tech

first_imgQ:Are you taking #Huawei off entity list?@POTUS:“No,not at all. No,no…,but we are going to be supplying equipment from our companies…”Does this mean continuation of current policy? Huawei on Entity List but allow U.S. export of very specific non-critical components?— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 29, 2019 Well that didn’t take long. President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Chinese manufacturer Huawei will be able to once again purchase goods from U.S. technology companies. This is a sharp reversal from his stance in May 2019, when Reuters reported that the U.S. Commerce Department said the company would first need U.S. approval to purchase goods from American manufacturers. According to The Washington Post, Trump made the announcement following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.“We had a very, very good meeting with China, I would say probably even better than expected,” the Post quotes Trump as saying. It was not immediately clear what, specifically, Trump had in fact agreed to. Notably, the U.S. Commerce Department action now in question was the placement of Huawei on what is called the “entity list.” Being on this list subjects the company to purchasing restrictions. Trump did not immediately specify whether or not the company would be removed from the list — a fact that frustrated at least one member of his own party. “If President Trump has in fact bargained away the recent restrictions on #Huawei, then we will have to get those restrictions put back in place through legislation,” tweeted Florida Senator Marco Rubio. “And it will pass with a large veto proof majority.” Senator Chuck Schumer added his own thoughts on the apparent turnaround. “Huawei is one of few potent levers we have to make China play fair on trade,” tweeted the New York Senator. “If President @realDonaldTrump backs off, as it appears he is doing, it will dramatically undercut our ability to change China’s unfair trades practices.”It was just in June that Huawei was forced to cancel the launch of its new laptop due to the purchasing restrictions placed upon it by the U.S. government. The company needed parts from Intel and Qualcomm, however its ability to buy them was put in jeopardy by being on the aforementioned entity list. Trump, after having met with Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit, apparently came around to the Chinese president’s view on the matter. Making deals.Image: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / getty By Jack Morse2019-06-29 17:20:54 UTCcenter_img A follow up tweet from the Senator only muddied the matter further, as he quotes the President as saying that Huawei will remain on the entity list but that “we are going to be supplying equipment from our companies.” If President Trump has in fact bargained away the recent restrictions on #Huawei, then we will have to get those restrictions put back in place through legislation.And it will pass with a large veto proof majority.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 29, 2019last_img read more

ANKERs Motion Q Bluetooth Speaker Packs Wonderful Sound in a Waterproof Package

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