Alberta joins partnership to support entrepreneurs at former flood ridden Siksika Nation

first_img(L to R: Jack Royal, Chairman of IBC, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Kathleen Ganley and Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman of Siksika Nation at the announcement) Brandi Morin APTN National NewsEDMONTON — The province of Alberta has announced a partnership to help the flooded community members of the Siksika Nation in southern part of the province.It has been two years since flood waters forced almost 1,000 people from their homes and the community is still dealing with the aftermath working to rebuild homes, roads and other damaged infrastructure.On Friday a new partnership involving Siksika, the Alberta Government and the Indian Business Corporation was announced  that officials say will help boost economic opportunities for the nation.Siksika has invested $2 million backed by an additional $700,000 from the province to help entrepreneurs build and grow their small businesses.The announcement comes on the heels of the apology for residential schools by the Alberta Government.“We are living in times where we need to work together,” said Siksika Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman who is a residential school survivor and attended the apology.“I am proud of the partnership today. This is for our members who have a willingness, capacity and a means to move forward. To encourage and to help them see that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”Aboriginal Relations Minister Kathleen Ganley said small business owners play a central part in Alberta’s economy, entrepreneurs are important to the overall prosperity of Alberta and, especially to the prosperity of Indigenous people.“There are more businesses owned by Indigenous people today than ever before. For many Indigenous people, starting a business can mean economic prosperity and improve quality of life. Nowhere is this more evident than on First Nation reserves,” said Ganley.However, many First Nations living on reserve face significant challenges when it comes to accessing capital for business start-ups.Alberta based Indian Business Corporation (IBC) will administer the project. The IBC is a First Nations owned company founded in 1987 that has since provided close to $70 million in loans and created and funded over 2,500 businesses or expansion ventures.IBC chairman of the board Jack Royal said they understand the needs of First Nations. The IBC helps to fill the gap between a lack of understanding with lending institutes and First Nations.“I think the main stream banks, chartered banks, don’t fully understand,” said Royal.“A part of that has to do with crown title to First Nations land underlying First Nations ownership of the land. The Indian Act and all of the restrictions with the federal minister having to provide various guarantees. As a result they see First Nations as a higher risk and then they don’t fit into mainstream lending opportunities. Through IBC we’re more flexible and we understand how the Indian Act works and how Indian title works and what’s required for security to guarantee loans.”This partnership is unique in Alberta in that it’s never happened with a First Nation and a First Nation owned company collaborating with the province to deliver programs/services or economic funding directly to First Nations people.Royal said the initiative will help community members to build independence and will have an impact on social conditions.“We’re investing in the community, we’re generating revenue. It starts from the ground up. If the people don’t own something, they don’t have the passion for it. I think now because they’ll own these initiatives they’re now able to build that passion,” said Royal.The two primary business trends in Alberta are the energy sector and agriculture which Royal believes many members will create undertakings in. There is currently even more economic opportunities available in Siksika through the flood restoration efforts and members are already lining up to apply for funding.Royal hopes more monies will be made available for other Alberta First Nations to take advantage of entrepreneurial ventures in the near future.bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more


Joint UNNGO conference in Australia to focus on global health

29 August 2010The joint conference of the United Nations department of public information and non-governmental organizations, which gets under way in Australia tomorrow, will this year focus on global health in relation to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aiming to attract greater participation of civil society from the Asia-Pacific region. The joint conference of the United Nations department of public information and non-governmental organizations, which gets under way in Australia tomorrow, will this year focus on global health in relation to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aiming to attract greater participation of civil society from the Asia-Pacific region.Thed annual DPI/NGO Conference, which will take place in the city of Melbourne, has attracted more than 2,200 participants from some 70 countries.The effort to give priority to non-governmental organizations in the Asia-Pacific region in the annual DPI/NGO conference and increase geographic diversity bore fruit when an unprecedented number of the region’s NGOs joined the department on 30 June.In all, 41 such organizations from the Asia-Pacific region were associated this year, including 32 from Australia, one from Fiji, five from the Philippines, and three from the Pacific Islands.The new UN policy to offer association to non-governmental organizations in the region where the conference is being held also presents a chance for “solidifying the trend of increasing geographic diversity and greater networking opportunities for NGOs affiliated with the Department of Public Information,” said UN Chief of NGO Relations Maria-Luisa Chavez.Holding the Conference away from United Nations Headquarters “offers a unique opportunity to intensify and strengthen our partnerships with the NGOs and civil society different regions of the world, in this case, the Asia-Pacific region,” she said.Ms. Chavez noted that this year the Conference has been organized against a backdrop of challenges posed by a 15-hour time difference, geographical distance and even the elections in Australia. Despite this, she declared the list of participants “impressive”.“This Conference will be different because it is the first time that a UN Conference of this size has been hosted in Australia. We are very excited to meet in this part of the world and to have the strong participation of NGOs from this country,” said Kiyo Akasaka, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.Setting the stage for tomorrow’s opening of the conference, which will last until 5 September, will be a series of public events in Melbourne under the banner “Making Health Global.”The programme is directed by Professor Philip Batterham, Convenor of the Australian NGO Focal Group.“Melburnians already play a role in global health. We give, we volunteer and our medical researchers are tackling the big killers like HIV, malaria, diarrhoea and dirty water,” Mr. Batterham said.World Vision Australia, the Australian Football League and Melbourne Football Club, among others, hosted an event on today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to mark the end of the football season before the finals in a game that saw Melbourne versus North Melbourne. The game was dedicated to raising awareness around the issue of child health.A media event featured statements and a question-and-answer period with the press and Mr. Akasaka, Tim Costello, the Chief Executive Officer of World Vision, Jim Stynes, President of the Melbourne Football Club, and Glenn Archer, former North Melbourne champion. read more


Colombo High Court rejects bail for Sicille Kotelawala

Sri Lankan authorities had in 2009 sought Interpol assistance to arrest Sicille Kotelawala, one of the main suspects in the Rs 26 billion Golden Key credit card fraud. She was arrested on February 4 after returning to the country at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The Mt Lavinia Magistrate had issued a warrant for her arrest. (Colombo Gazette) The Colombo Colombo High Court today rejected bail for Sicille Kotelawala and further remanded her till April 27.Sicille Kotelawala, wife of businessman Lalith Kotelawala, was remanded till today and when she was presented in court earlier this month and her bail application was taken up for hearing today.


US presses WTO to stop lenient trade treatment of China

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is pressuring the World Trade Organization to stop letting China and other economies receive lenient treatment under global trade rules by calling themselves “developing” countries.Trump on Friday directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (LYT’-hy-zur) to “use all available means” to get the WTO to prevent countries from claiming developing country status if their economic strength means they don’t need beneficial treatment.Developing countries, deemed not yet competitive with advanced economies such as the U.S., get more time to open their economies and enjoy procedural advantages in WTO disputes.Trump said the designation lets powerhouse China and others take “unfair” advantages. If the U.S. decides the WTO has not made “substantial progress’ after 90 days, it will seek unilaterally to stop treating those countries as developing economies.The Associated Press read more


Japan raises consumption tax reviving worries over economy

TOKYO — Japan has raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8%, amid concerns that it could derail the tenuous growth of the past several years.Government officials say ample measures have been taken to minimize the impact of the long delayed tax hike, which took effect Tuesday. Previous tax increases, a 2-point increase to 5% in 1997 and another to 8% in 2014, brought on recessions.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postponed this hike twice but said it was unavoidable.The increase covers most goods and services from clothes, electronics to transportation and medical fees, but the government has sought to soften its impact with tax breaks for home and car purchases. It also kept the tax for groceries unchanged for low-income households and is providing free pre-school education to families.The Associated Press read more


CAEL comes to Brock and we dont mean the vegetable

Brock University is now an official test site for the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) exam making Brock the first and only CAEL test site in the Niagara region.The CAEL assessment is a standardized test of a student’s ability to use English in an academic context. As a topic-based, integrated test, a CAEL assessment closely resembles the experience of being in a post-secondary classroom where the readings, lecture and writing components are all on the same topic. Official CAEL scores are recognized by Brock University, as well as most universities across Canada, as proof of meeting English language proficiency requirements.The first CAEL exam at Brock University will be on Saturday, May 23. It will be administered by the International Language Testing Department.More information about the examination and registration procedures can be found on the official CAEL website.An internal version of the CAEL exam is also offered through ESL Services. For information about test dates and costs, please contact eslbrock@brocku.ca. read more


Cleveland Has Taken The FlyBall Revolution To The Next Level

Kyle Seager182090.0 PlayerPulled HRTotal HRPulled HR % And then 2018: Mike Trout173056.7 Ryon Healy172373.9 Manny Machado182864.3 Maikel Franco192095.0 Source: Fangraphs Rhys Hoskins172568.0 Asdrubal Cabrera2020100.0 Alex Bregman182475.0 Jose Ramirez is baseball’s pull power kingMLB leaders in pulled home runs, along with the share of their total home runs that reflects Here’s Lindor’s swing density map in 2018: Edwin Encarnacion162564.0 Francisco Lindor182962.1 Mike Moustakas202290.9 Eugenio Suarez182864.3 Ramirez, Alex Bregman,5Another emerging undersized, pull-side power threat. Rosario, Carpenter and Betts rank first through fifth in total volume of air balls yanked to their pull side. Their averages on those balls are .593, .500, .600, .649 and .660, respectively. Lindor ranks 14th in volume with a .634 average.“Even though we are not big, it’s something we develop when we get to this level,” Rosario said of pull power. “I think when you feel comfortable at this level, power [develops].”In an era when so many have screamed out at the television for a player to hit the ball the other way, avoiding a defensive shift by pulling the ball — in the air — is the optimum path to offensive efficiency. It allows slap-hitting middle infielders to become MVP candidates.One reason that the Indians don’t preach about launch angle is Cleveland hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo’s philosophy that contact point largely takes care of that. While the launch angles of Lindor and Ramirez have changed dramatically since 2016, for them, it’s the byproduct of timing and leverage, of catching the ball out farther in front of the plate.“If you use the lower half correctly, and sequence the plane correctly, you don’t have to worry about launch angle,” Van Burkleo said. “Contact point is going to dictate launch angle. … If you contact the ball deeper, [the bat] plane is flatter. If you catch it out front, your plane is getting more on line with the ball.The numbers support this. Sportvision analyst Graham Goldbeck found for FanGraphs last August that home run probability is maximized about 10 inches in front of home plate. And to pull a ball, the bat almost always has to make contact out in front of home plate. At that contact point, the barrel is typically going to be on the way up in any swing path.“The barrel is going to drop” after the start of the swing, Lindor said. “It’s heavy. It’s going to drop no matter what.“That’s gravity. I focus on contact point. Launch angle then takes care of itself.”This explains the propensity of these hitters to rip the ball down the foul line — but only partially. Last Friday, facing Baltimore pitcher David Hess, Ramirez did something he has done so often this season: He took a fastball and pulled it into the right-field seats. It was his 37th home run of the season.Lindor and Ramirez — actually the Indians in general — avoid talking about “launch angle,” which has become part of the baseball vernacular since the launch of Statcast in 2015. What they do talk about is contact point.For decades, hitting coaches have talked about using the “big part” of the ballpark, going “gap to gap,” using the “whole field.” And in today’s game, with defenses shifting the infield more than ever, you might think hitters are increasingly incentivized to avoid pulling the ball. But Ramirez and Lindor (and Betts and Carpenter and others like Eddie Rosario and Aaron Hicks) are trying to pull the ball. They are trying to hook and yank pitches down the line for extra-base hits and home runs. After all, the shortest distance to record a home run is down the line.Of fly balls hit to the pull side this season in the majors, 32.7 percent have become home runs, according to FanGraphs. To center field? Just 8 percent. And the opposite field? Just a 3.8 percent HR/FB ratio.Lindor knows this. Before his locker at Progressive Field last week, wearing black sweats and white tennis shoes, he held an imaginary bat in his hand. Lindor mimicked where he wanted his contact point to be — out in front of the plate. That’s where his power is.Lindor noted that he and Ramirez are far from the strongest players on the team. Ramirez ranks 126th in average exit velocity of fly balls and line drives (93 mph) in the majors,4Among players with a minimum of 150 batted balls. according to Baseball Savant leaderboards. Lindor ranks 77th (94.3 mph). Yet they might combine for 80 home runs this season.Lindor, and particularly Ramirez and Betts, have become masters at lifting and pulling. Ramirez’s pull rate on fly balls and line drives rose from 28.5 percent in 2016 to 38.8 percent last season, and it’s at 44.7 percent this season, ranking third in the majors. Ramirez leads all hitters in total volume of line drives and fly balls hit to the pull side. Ramirez also tied Betts for the lead in the majors in pulled line drives and fly balls last season. Lindor ranked ninth. They seem to be reading from the same developmental plan.“We talk,” Lindor said, breaking into his iconic ear-to-ear smile. “[Ramirez] helps me, I help him.”Ramirez has hit 31 of his 37 home runs to the pull side, first in the majors. Carpenter is second, hitting 23 of his 34 home runs to his pull side. Betts is third. Lindor? Eighteen pull-side homers, good for 11th. Didi Gregorius192286.4 Joey Gallo193259.3 Mookie Betts222781.5 CLEVELAND — Few players have changed their profiles as dramatically as Francisco Lindor.As a minor league prospect, Lindor was not the masher who currently sits atop the Cleveland Indians’ lineup. While he was still the fluid and graceful athlete at shortstop that he is today, he was a completely different player at the plate. He lunged at pitches outside the zone. He often made weak contact. When evaluating Lindor as a minor league hitter, scouts typically capped his power potential between 15 and 20 home runs — something fitting for his slight, 5-foot-11 frame.To the left of Lindor in the Cleveland infield this season is an even more unlikely MVP candidate. As a minor league shortstop, the 5-foot-9 Jose Ramirez never hit more than five home runs at any stop. While Lindor was a first-round pick, it wasn’t clear if Ramirez could be a major league regular if and when Lindor pushed him off shortstop to another more bat-dependent position. Ramirez was never a top 100 prospect.In their first couple of years in the majors, neither showed a hint of extreme power potential. Then, a year ago, something happened. Lindor smashed 33 homers in his third season, and Ramirez hit 29 in his fourth.1Of at least 100 plate appearances. This year, Ramirez trails only J.D. Martinez in home runs, and Lindor is 11th in the league.While Martinez is one of many players who have made well-documented swing changes with the goal of lifting the ball in the air, he has always had a big frame and underlying raw power. Among the 336 hitters who have hit at least 25 fly balls this season, Martinez ranks fifth in average fly-ball distance at 350 feet.2Through Aug. 19. He can hit the ball out to all fields. Lindor and Ramirez, though, do not possess such elite raw power. The are tied, ranked 92nd, in average fly-ball distance (328 feet). They have to better direct the balls they do hit in the air to maximize their power.Lindor and Ramirez are also two of the unlikeliest sluggers in the game because of their size. In baseball history, there have been 335 individual seasons of 40 or more homers by 146 different players. Only 17 players 5-foot-11 or shorter have hit 40 home runs in a major league season, according to Baseball-Reference.com. If he hits just three more homers, Ramirez will tie Roy Campanella (1953) and Mel Ott (1929) for second on the list of shortest players to reach 40 homers in a season.3The shortest player? The 5-foot-6 Hack Wilson (1930). Their power-to-size output is even more impressive as players have gotten taller and stronger.“Nobody thought I could do this,” Ramirez told ESPN. “I was too small.”Said Indians assistant general manager Carter Hawkins: “My sense is there was one guy who felt this was going to happen, and that was Jose.”The Indians’ diminutive duo isn’t alone in smashing expectations this season. At 5-foot-9, Boston’s Mookie Betts (27 home runs) is also one of the slightest sluggers in major league history. And though he’s taller, at 6-foot-3, St. Louis’s Matt Carpenter has transformed from an on-base-focused player to one leading the National League in home runs. Those players and others all fit a specific mold, sharing traits that have allowed them to become unlikely sluggers.These players represent the next generation of the Fly-Ball Revolution. While the first stage is to get the ball up in the air, the next and more important step for many hitters is to get to the pull side. Elite contact hitters are learning to raise their offensive profiles, learning that it’s OK to be pull-happy. Some of the game’s smallest players are becoming home run kings. Matt Carpenter233467.6 Jose Ramirez313783.8% One challenge in today’s game for scouts — and projection forecasts — is evaluating future power grades. Power jumps can now seemingly materialize out of nowhere. How do you forecast the next Ramirez? FiveThirtyEight spoke to one NL evaluator who described Ramirez’s trajectory as the most baffling development story of his scouting career.It isn’t just human evaluators. Projection forecasts didn’t buy in to Ramirez or Lindor as power hitters even after their 2017 breakouts. FanGraphs projected Ramirez to hit 20 home runs this year in its preseason forecast. Baseball Prospectus forecast 13. For Lindor, those projections were 24 and 21.“The main thing for me is athleticism,” said the NL evaluator. “You have to have the hand-eye and feel for the strike zone.”Lindor and Ramirez were, and remain, elite contact hitters. They can contact the ball at will and manipulate the barrel and contact point. Since 2016, they have made contact on swings at pitches in the zone at a rate of at least 91.1 percent, ranking in the top fifth of qualified major league hitters.The trait suggests that of baseball’s five tools — hit, run, throw, power, field — the “hit” tool is now of even greater importance. The hit tool, more than ever, dictates how the power tool with develop.“It’s easier for you to go from [contact focus] to the other side, to pulling,” Lindor said.The Indians are placing more weight on contact hitting when working with their prospects, with the idea that they can teach power. Like many teams, the Indians have technology that can capture exit velocities and launch angles in their minor league stadiums and batting cages. Such tools help the teaching and skill-acquisition process. If the hit tool is in place, those tools can help build power.“What’s old is new,” Hawkins said. “I think if you ask any evaluator or coach and said, ‘Hey, would you prefer a guy who can hit the ball 500 feet or a guy that can square up any ball that is in the zone?’ They are taking the later.“It’s not like [power development] didn’t happen prior to it being able to be measured [via Statcast]. There were guys that were tapping into power later in their careers in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, we just didn’t have the launch angle measurements, exit velocity measurements. I think one commonality between all those guys [like Ramirez, Lindor and Betts] is they control the zone really well. None of them are high-strikeout guys. They are extremely low-strikeout guys. They are swinging at pitches they can [damage].”Perhaps the team that has turned high-contact, low-power middle infielders Ramirez and Lindor into power-hitting superstars is on to something. Maybe there’s a road map for hitters of any size in how to go from good to great.Check out our latest MLB predictions. Then consider a data-density map of Ramirez’s swings against fastballs from 2016: Eddie Rosario172277.3 The World Series champion Houston Astros have developed a teamwide philosophy of only offering at the pitches they can damage. The Indians preach something similar.“If it’s a pitch you can’t get your body into a leveraged position [to hit], then you probably want to take it early in the count, or when you are ahead in the count,” Van Burkleo said.For so long, “covering the whole plate” was considered an important hitting characteristic. It was something that was taught to Lindor as a younger player.“Yeah, that’s when I was a slap hitter,” Lindor said with a smirk. “When I try and cover the whole plate, that’s when I get in trouble. … I can cover the whole plate if I want to. I can put the ball in play any time I want. That’s not going to do any good for me or the team.”Lindor is now eschewing pitches he cannot drive. He is becoming more disciplined. He is focused on attacking pitches — often fastballs — he can damage.“I don’t want to cover the whole plate,” he said.When explaining what led to home runs in post-game press conferences this season, Ramirez has often quipped to reporters, “home run pitch.” While Ramirez hasn’t been willing to divulge changes to his approach, he has become better able to hammer pitches he wants to hit.It’s similar to a concept that Reds great Joey Votto defines as pitch funneling — being so patient and discerning that the pitcher eventually gives the batter the pitch he wants to hit. The overall swing rates for Lindor and Ramirez have dropped. They have concentrated their swings in certain zones. They have better avoided getting out in front and rolling over off-speed pitches for ground balls or making weak contact at out-of-zone pitches. They are now two of the best fastball hitters in the game. They hunt fastballs and crush them.Consider a Baseball Savant data-density map, indicating where a batter swings most often, of Lindor’s swings against fastballs from 2016. The rectangular outline represents the batter’s strike zone. Evan Gattis212487.5 Of course, such a transformation is easier said than done. While most ground balls are pulled (hence the proliferation of shifts), fly balls are distributed more equally, with a slight tendency to the opposite field. How do you identify which players can make the leap to launching and pulling? Travis Shaw192576.0 read more


Newest Humble Bundle threatens franchises indie roots still a good bundle

first_imgThe Humble Bundle brand has not only helped popularize indie PC gaming, but has provided an enticing avenue of charity for gamers, as well as helped to make sure game developers get a noticeable cut of the profit their games generate. At this point, Humble Bundle has been through many iterations, from offering stellar indie PC games, developer and operating system specific bundles, bundles featuring soundtracks, and even bundles featuring ebooks. The newest bundle, the Humble THQ Bundle, drops its indie status, and is causing a bit of an uproar from longstanding fans of the bundle’s humble indie roots.Currently, there’s no word on why Humble Bundle decided to dispense with its indie roots, and this could damage the goodwill the Humble brand has built up over the past couple of years. However, a quick glance at the pack’s sale rate on the Humble Bundle page shows that, actually, maybe no one really cares about compromised ideals when decent games can be had for one dollar.That said, the bundle is actually pretty decent. It features seven THQ titles, notably Darksiders and Saints Row: The Third, and like all previous Humble Bundles before it, can be had for the low price of (almost) whatever you want. Red Faction: Armageddon, Metro 2033, and Company of Heroes and its two expansions round out the pack. If you’d like your bundle to include Saints Row: The Third, simply pay whatever you want above the current average price of the bundle, and you’ll be causing trouble in Steelport in no time. The THQ bundle also comes with five of the included games’ soundtracks, so if you’re feeling a bit recursive, you can listen to a game’s OST in the background while you play the game.Unfortunately for those of us who are now spoiled by Humble Bundle games generally appearing on other operating systems, this THQ bundle only features games for Windows on Steam, rather than being multiplatform like past indie bundles. They’ve also technically moved away from the usual DRM-free scheme, as they can only be obtained on Windows through Steam. So, two of the three strongest aspects of the bundles — multiplatform and DRM-free games — have been compromised for this THQ pack.It’s unclear if this single non-indie, not-exactly-humble bundle will damage the company’s reputation. Selling a pack of decent games for as low as a buck, though, probably won’t cause too much opposition.last_img read more


Tempête en Aquitaine la façade sudatlantique en proie aux vagues

first_imgTempête en Aquitaine : la façade sud-atlantique en proie aux vaguesMétéo France à étendu jusqu’à demain son avis de très fortes vagues sur la façade atlantique. Les pompiers ont déjà procédé à une quarantaine d’interventions.Une quarantaine d’interventions, essentiellement pour des caves inondées : c’est le bilan actuel pour les pompiers de Charente-Maritime, de Gironde et des Landes. Bien que les coefficients de marée soient à la baisse (de 96 hier matin à 88 cette nuit), le centre opérationnel départemental de la préfecture de Gironde recommande la prudence aux navigateurs, aux promeneurs et aux habitants de zones inondables.”C’est sans doute le Pays basque qui connaît les conditions les plus difficiles, avec des rafales de vent de 100 à 120 km/h et des vagues pouvant atteindre 9 mètres”, précise Météo France. A Biscarrosse-Plage, des vagues de 6 mètres ont été observées. Les côtes du Médoc et les zones d’estuaires sont particulièrement concernées. Des crues sont à craindre sur la Gironde, l’Adour, la Nive et la Nivelle.Le 9 novembre 2010 à 15:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Mohamed Salah retains BBC African Footballer of year award

first_imgLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah has capped off a brilliant year by retaining the BBC African Footballer of the Year award he won last year.The Egypt international, who beat Juventus’ Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, fellow Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey to retain his price, is just the second player after Jay-Jay Okocha to win it two consecutive years.Yaya Toure is the other player to have twice won it as the African footballer of the year award, while Nwankwo Kanu won it twice when it was called African Sports Personality award.Salah found the back of the net 44 times in 52 appearances for Liverpool during his first season with the club after joining them from Roma.The former Chelsea winger also helped the Reds reach the UEFA Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…The 26-year-old has continued his fantastic form this campaign with his winner against Napoli on Tuesday helping Jurgen Klopp’s side qualify for the second Champions League.“It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!” said Salah, according to France24.“There have been many good moments in 2018,” he added.“I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.”Salah also took home the 2017 CAF Player of the Year award and is the favorite for the 2018 award which will be announced next month.last_img read more


Louisville Hosts Pitt on Saturday Afternoon

first_imgStory Links Pitt ranks among the national leaders in field goal percentage defense (.391, 19th in the nation), three-point field goal defense (.288, 14th) and scoring defense (67.4, 83rd). Pitt is No. 65 in the Sagarin Ratings, No. 76 in ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index (BPI), No. 58 in the NET rankings and No. 66 by Ken Pomeroy through Jan. 24. The Cardinals are very balanced on the offensive end, with four players averaging over eight points.  Sophomore Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals in in scoring and rebounding with 18.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.  Christen Cunningham is second on the team in scoring with 10.8 points and leads the team with 76 assists on the year. Dwayne Sutton ranks third on the team in scoring with 9.9 points along with 6.6 rebounds per game. Steven Enoch averages 9.6 points per game along with 5.1 rebounds per game. Louisville won its fourth straight and eighth in the last 10 games as the Cardinals prevailed at home over NC State on Thursday. Christen Cunningham scored 17 points and handed out four assists to lead the Cardinals, who scored a season-high 37 points off 23 NC State turnovers. CARD FILES Pitt Game Notes Jordan Nwora is just the third Louisville player over the last 17 years to score 25 or more points in back-to-back games. Nwora scored a career-high 32 points against Boston College before pouring in 25 at Georgia Tech. Nwora is the second-most improved scorer in the nation with his 18.2 scoring average up 12.5 ppg from his 5.7 average last year. Christen Cunningham became just the third UofL player in the last 47 years to hand out 11 assists without a turnover when he accomplished that feat at Georgia Tech. In his last eight games, he has shot 62.9 percent from the field – including 55 percent on three-pointers (11-of-20) — while averaging 14.5 points and 5.8 assists. With its debut at No. 23 in the AP rankings this week, Louisville is one of only five schools to be ranked in the AP Top 25 poll at least once during each of the past 17 seasons, excluding preseason polls (others: Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, and North Carolina). UofL has scored 80 or more points in 12 of its 19 games (80.2 ppg) and the Cardinals are 13th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency by Ken Pomeroy. UofL leads the ACC in scoring offense for conference games (83.7 ppg). Louisville has a 45-12 record in its conference home games over the last six years (.789). UofL has the fourth-most conference home wins in its five years in the ACC with a 30-9 ACC home record. Dwayne Sutton has had double-doubles in three of the last five games. He has scored in double digits in eight of the last 10 games. Louisville’s 2019 signing class is ranked second in the nation by ESPN.com, fifth by Rivals.com and fifth by 247sports.com.Print Friendly Version Jaxen Kettler Remembered on Suits & Sneakers EventUofL Coach Chris Mack and his staff will be wearing sneakers at the Cardinals’ Jan. 26 game against Pittsburgh in support of the American Cancer Society’s work to save lives from cancer. During Coaches vs. Cancer Suits (@coachesvscancer) and Sneakers Awareness Week, a collaborative initiative of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society, coaches across the country will be showing their support as well (#SuitsandSneakers).The cause will be localized with the Cardinal staff wearing sneakers branded with “Jaxen’s Journey,” remembering UofL strength and conditioning coach Andy Kettler’s son Jaxen, who  lost his life to brain cancer at the age of 2 in July 2016.  Kettler and his wife Kimbraly started Jaxen’s Journey to benefit pediatric cancer research.  Support can be provided through the organization’s website at  www.jaxensjourney.com Where to Watch Pittsburgh (12-7, 2-4 ACC), which already has four more victories than all last season, fell 79-64 at home to No. 2 Duke in its last game on Jan. 22 as Trey McGowens led Pitt with 14 points and two steals. GAME 20Date: Jan. 26, 2019Time: 2:00 p.m.Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (142-22 in 9th year)Television: Raycom (WHAS-TV in Louisville; other stations: click link to the right) – TomWerme, play-by-play; Brian Oliver, analyst.Radio: WKRD (790 AM) Paul Rogers,play-by-play; Bob Valvano, analyst (XM channel 382, Internet 973)Series History: Louisville leads 16-6 (9-1 in Louisville, 7-2 in Pittsburgh, 0-3 neutral)Last Meeting: Pitt 89, UofL 86 (OT) (Jan. 9, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pa.)UL National Ranking: 23rd Associated Press, 24th USA TodayOfficials: Pat Driscoll, Brian O’Connell, Tony ChiazzaNext UofL Game: Jan. 30 at Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, N.C., 8:06 p.m. ET (Raycom/ WAVE-TV in Louisville) Louisville has a 16-6 series advantage over Pittsburgh and the Cardinals have won 12 of the last 13 matchups. Pitt won 89-86 in overtime earlier this season in Pittsburgh on Jan. 9 as the Panthers shot 52.5 percent from the field and UofL committed a season-high 18 turnovers. Christen Cunningham scored a season-high 23 points and handed out five assists. Live Stats Louisville, ranked 23rd by AP and 24th in the USA Today poll, plays its second straight home game in the KFC Yum! Center as the Cardinals face the Pittsburgh Panthers for the second time this season on Saturday. Louisville Game Notes last_img read more


80s Nostalgia Lives on in AmeriKarate

first_img ‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast UniverseDamon Lindelof Starts Beef With Alan Moore Ahead of HBO’s ‘Watch… Stay on target I have been trying to figure out how to describe AmeriKarate to people ever since reading the first issue, and I think it has to fall somewhere between Footloose (of which AmeriKarate is dangerously aware) and Regular Show. With the Regular Show cartoon and comic ending, there has been a very niche void in my life. The show had this weird, goofball thing going for it that made it feel very genuine. The series especially had an affinity for the 1980’s, a decade which just recently has become old enough to have a nostalgia for.  However, as much as I miss it, AmeriKarate #1 by Corey Kalman, Brockton McKinney, and Devin Roth has jump kicked its way into my heart.via Action Lab – Danger ZoneAmeriKarate #1(W) Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman (A) Devin Roth Sam Kickwell was the best of the best–until a terrible karate accident involving his brother and ninjas convinced him to hang up his black belt. Now he and his appendage-less sibling have moved to a town that has outlawed martial arts; a place they can finally be at peace—until the fateful day his enemies arrive, forcing him back into the only life he’s ever known: Karate fighting for America.The first issue, written by Corey Kalman and Brockton McKinney, with art by Devin Roth, is published by the Danger Zone imprint of Action Lab Entertainment. Danger Zone is the more adult humor, NSFW side of Action Lab’s output, a line in the vein of Icon from Marvel or even Vertigo from DC. When I say that AmeriKarate is more adult-skewing, I don’t want to undercut just how enjoyable this book is. The 80’s sensibilities are cranked all the way up, with the main character, Sam Kickwell, coming across as someone along the likes of James Dalton from the movie RoadHouse, and Brock Sampson from Venture Brothers. While it may seem that I am comparing AmeriKarate to too many things, the book is completely aware of everything that it is referencing, with one of the variant covers being a recreation of the Footloose poster. Despite how it feels like an extension of Regular Show‘s place in pop culture, the sense of humor is more of a solid throwback to more absurd cartoons, such as Dexter’s Lab, or Ren & Stimpy,via Action Lab – Danger ZoneTons of martial arts, ridiculous plot points, and even more ridiculous characters help to make the very animated world of AmeriKarate come to life. The art, by Bob’s Burgers‘ designer Devin Roth, reminds me more of the Cartoon Network series Clarence than anything, with absurd proportions and saturated colors that help give the book a feel unlike anything else. The colors are a real powerhouse on this book, with lots of bright colors contrasted well to really keep your eye glued to the page. Absolutely insane, and a ton of mindless fun, AmeriKarate is a book that is downright enjoyable. Some of the characters fall flat, and no one seems to have much of an agenda beyond the lead, Sam, but this isn’t a bad thing. There might not necessarily be much to it, but it has so much charm that you don’t notice. AmeriKarate #1 is available tomorrow, March 1st, in stores and online at Comixology.com from Action Lab Entertainment.last_img read more


YouTube plays some music with independent record label group

first_imgYoutube has struck a deal to license music from thousands of independent record labels, setting the stage for the launch of its long-awaited subscription service and rival Sweden’s Spotify and Apple’s Beat Music.The deal with rights agency Merlin was signed recently after months of acrimonious negotiations, in which YouTube threatened to take down music videos by artists such as Adele and the Arctic Monkeys if its demands were not met, the Financial Times reported. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashThe agreement paves the way for the Google-owned company to finally launch a paid-for music service, which will compete with Spotify, the Swedish streaming service, Deezer of France and?Apple’s Beats Music.Merlin represents more than 20,000 labels from 39 countries.‘One of the last significant obstacles to getting to market has been removed,’ said Mark Mulligan, music analyst at MIDiA Research.YouTube, the world’s biggest online video service, plans to start rolling out its paid tier within weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.The new service will allow users, who pay a monthlyfee to listen to music and watch videos, without the interruption of advertising. Other features include the ability to save music for offline listening.last_img read more


Budget airline to start flying from Manchester Airport and this is where

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA budget airline is to connect Manchester Airport to the rest of the world when it launches later in the year. Pegasus Airlines – Turkey’s leading budget airline carrier – is to launch flights between Manchester Airport and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen on July 1, 2019. The new route will operate five days a week and connect Manchester Airport to 32 destinations across Turkey and 39 international hotspots. Operating everyday, except Thursdays and Fridays, the new Pegasus route will encourage visitors to explore Turkey, including coastal, cultural and gourmet hotspots such as Alanya, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir, reports the Manchester Evening News. What time are the flights? Pegasus’ new flight will take off from Manchester Airport at 12:40 and arrive into Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen at 18:50. Flights from Istanbul will depart at 09:30 reaching Manchester Airport at 11:55 five times a week. With a current fleet of 82 planes, Pegasus Airlines has been flying since 1990 and considers Manchester a second base in the UK after London Stanstead. The airline changed to a low-cost model in 2005 after it was bought out by a private equity firm and now connects 110 destinations in 42 countries. Positioned as ‘Turkey’s digital airline’ Pegasus bosses believe that everyone has the right to fly. Pegasus Airline Why are they launching a new route? Commenting on the launch of the Manchester route, Güliz Öztürk, CCO of Pegasus Airlines said: “We are delighted to be launching our Manchester route. “We already operate three daily flights from London Stansted to Istanbul with additional direct flights to Izmir Airport up to four times a week in summer. “Since the launch of our scheduled flights from Stansted airport we have flown over 2.7 million guests from and to the UK and we’re confident that the new Manchester flights will be warmly welcomed by our future guests in Northern England. “We are delighted to extend our operations to attract more guests who will enjoy travelling to Istanbul and the exciting destinations beyond, both within Turkey and elsewhere in our network enjoying our affordable fares.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collisioncenter_img Police search for missing woman The skyline of Abu Dhabi Where can I go? The new route will open up a host of exotic destinations for northern travellers to explore. From Middle Eastern exuberance in Abu Dhabi and Doha to the Egyptian beach resorts of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh there’s plenty to get excited about. Read MorePoundland launches new meal deal which includes four items for just £2   The airline already operates connecting flights from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the Middle Asia. With a connection in Istanbul other destinations include: Bahrain, Beirut, Bishkek, Dubai, Muscat, North Cyprus, Riyadh, Sharjah,Tbilisi and Tel Aviv. How do I book? Flights can be booked now on  www.flypgs.com/en  with fares starting at just £79.99 one way, including taxes and charges. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more


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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   The next candidate for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job reportedly met with team officials on Wednesday night. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Arians and the Cardinals had dinner and then continued talks about the coaching vacancy Thursday.Colts OC Bruce Arians is having dinner in Arizona tonight with Cardinals officials and will continue interviewing with them Thursday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 17, 2013 Top Stories NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport was the first to report Wednesday that Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who was a finalist for the Chicago Bears opening that has since been filled by Marc Trestman, would visit with Arizona on Thursday.Arians was the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive coordinator this past season, though he was the team’s head coach for 12 games while Chuck Pagano was battling leukemia. The Colts went 9-3 under Arians.Before this season, though, Arians was the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now 60, he helped the team reach two Super Bowls — winning one — and was a favorite of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Arians will follow Ray Horton, Jay Gruden, Todd Haley and Darrell Bevell as candidates who have interviewed with the team in the Valley. center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more


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