Laying foundation stone for completion of the remaining part of North Koel Reservoir which is also known as Mandal Dam project in Palamu district of Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the Opposition Congress led UPA obliquely saying, “today some people are misleading and cheating farmers of the country in the name of loan waive.”“Earlier, they forced farmers to take loan and now playing politics on it…if they would have done this North Koel project, the farmers of this area would not have to take loan and plunge into poverty…they did injustice with the farmers by not caring to complete such irrigation projects,” charged Mr. Modi while addressing people in Palamu.He further added that “my government works for the benefit of farmers, to strengthen them by completing such irrigation projects…most of them are in last stage of completion”.“We’re spending ₹90,000 crore, or about ₹1 lakh crore for several irrigation projects in the country and if I would have to do politics I had distributed all these money among the farmers but, I chose to spend them in irrigation projects so that farmers generation would be benefitted,” added Mr. Modi.He also cited his government’s initiatives to provide roof over heads of 1 crore 25 lakh poor people of the country by the year 2022 through Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.Altogether 25 thousand poor people of Palamu district too were distributed houses under PM Awas Yojna on the occasion.“Earlier there were reign of middlemen in such welfare projects but our government has ended their role by transferring money directly to the bank account of beneficiaries…earlier, it took 18 months to complete a house, now it takes only 12 months,” said Mr. Modi.Mr. Modi thanked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Jharkhand CM Raghuvar Das for taking steps to complete this project unitedly.“Both the governments have strengthened federalism of the country through this irrigation dam,” he said.The North Koel irrigation project would benefit farmers of Palamu and Garhwa districts of Jharkhand and neighboring Aurangabad and Gaya districts of Bihar.“The file of the dam was prepared in 1972 with an estimated cost of ₹30 crore only but now the cost has gone up to ₹2, 400 crore and it all would put burden on people of this country…it’s been a criminal lethargy by the then government,” Mr. Modi said.“It also shows how Bihar and Jharkhand were neglected by the previous governments,” he added further.“Don’t you think Modi should fight against such people?,” he asked from the gathered crowd.
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The Champions League is part of Real Madrid’s folklore and it is the nature of the Spanish side to always set their sights on Europe’s most prestigious club tournament, having won it more times than any other team, winger Gareth Bale has said.The 10-time winners take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday and Bale felt the tournament was just that “extra bit special” to the Merengues.”The Champions League means everything to the club. It’s the main priority every year… It’s just in the club’s nature, they want to win the European Cup every year. It’s instilled in you and you go for it every year,” Bale told the Times newspaper.”It’s special to the club. Even when you play on European nights the atmosphere’s that bit better, everyone in the stands is kicking every ball for you. It’s always more intense for Champions League games, because it means so much for the club.”All the players know how much it means. That’s not to say the league titles don’t mean as much but it’s just that extra bit special.”With sections of the media claiming Bale suffers a fractious relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, the Wales international was quick to dismiss such notions, saying the Portuguese three-time Ballon d’Or winner’s will to win was often misinterpreted.”The press make a lot of things that maybe we don’t but we get on fine. We’ve never had a problem,” Bale said of his prolific team mate.advertisement”I’ve never had an argument with him. He’s a very, very passionate person on the pitch… everyone knows that. People sometimes seem to take that the wrong way. We haven’t had a problem.”
India’s star cricketers were unpaid despite a massive hike in their remuneration in March. The Committee of Administrators (COA) had announced new player contracts but there was a catch to it.More than three months later, Virat Kohli and Co. were unpaid. The players followed up with officials and they were assured that the contracts would be honoured.Hours before their departure for Ireland and England, BCCI finally okayed the new contracts. On Thursday, BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhry had said he would sign off the revised pay only if it was approved by the house.The Indian team will be busy for the next five years. They will play two T20 Internationals in Ireland before travelling to England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests. Over the next five years, India will play over 200 international matches.The SGM’s approval for the revised pay, therefore, will come as a huge relief for the players.Under the new pay structure, a new Grade (A+) was introduced. Players in the A+ category will be paid Rs 7 crore while those in Grade A will get Rs 5 crore. Those in Grade B and C will get Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively.There was a siginificant pay hike for women cricketers too.Chaudhry has also promised a huge pay hike for domestic cricketers.
Oppo has managed to hold a strong position in the offline segment in India, and the company does sell some of its smartphones online as well. But Oppo is looking to expand its online presence even further, and it hopes to do that with the new Oppo K-series. The company announced the new series in India on Wednesday with the launch of the Oppo K1. The Oppo K1 is pretty unique phone in the sub-Rs 20,000 as it not only brings an in-display fingerprint sensor but also an AMOLED display.The Oppo K1 has been launched at a pretty competitive price point of Rs 16,990. This is close to its China price, which is great to see. At this price, the Oppo K1 touts a number of striking features as the phone looks to take on the likes of the Realme 2 Pro and Mi A2 in the online sphere. I spent a brief amount of time with the Oppo K1 during the launch, and here’s what I found.The Oppo K1 has a familiar look if you are accustomed to past Oppo phones like the Oppo F9 Pro and Oppo A7. Like these phones, the K1 also brings a waterdrop display and a glossy rear panel with horizontal dual cameras and gold accent around. Yet, the K1 feels more premium, even though it’s priced cheaper than the F9 Pro and similar to the A7. This is largely due to a combination of a gorgeous AMOLED display on the front and a glass-like 3D curved back panel. That’s right, the K1 brings an AMOLED display at a price of Rs 16,990, which is pretty exciting to see in this segment.advertisement The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The display looks stunning with punchy and saturated colours and good viewing angles. You are still greeted with a typical ColorOS UI with chunky app icons that makes the UI look a little date, but the display manages to bring some life into it. I will have more to say on the quality of the screen, the viewing experience and brightness under different lighting conditions in an in-depth review.The back of he Oppo K1 is not made up of glass, but it looks premium enough thanks to a 3D injection molding process that makes the K1 glisten and shine as light hits the surface. I checked out the Astral Blue colour during the launch event which offers hues of blue that takes up the top half, gradually shifting towards purple on the bottom. The phone is also offered in a solid colour Piano Black, but I couldn’t check that out. The K1 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom along with a single spearker grille and a microUSB port. This is a dual SIM smartphone with support for dual standby.The Oppo K1’s USP is that it brings an in-display fingerprint sensor at an affordable price. This is currently the only phone under Rs 20,000 to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor, which makes it pretty unique. The fingerprint sensor is pretty standard to what other phones have to offer. Registering your fingerprint takes a bit of time, and unlocking is slower than a physical fingerprint sensor. I reckon the speed is comparable to what the OnePlus 6T offers. Based on a few tries, I found the sensor to be mostly accurate. The K1 also offers a face unlock feature which is much faster.Powering the Oppo K1 is a capable octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. Oppo did not bring the 6GB RAM variant to India, which is kind of a bummer. But the base model with 4GB of RAM still offers a pretty solid configuration for power users, In my brief interaction with the device, I found the K1 to work effortlessly while browsing through apps and generally working with the UI. Of course, I will need more time with the device to really push it to its limit, but the chipset has proven to be a performance beast in the past, so that leaves me optimistic about the K1. It’s also quite nice to see Oppo go with a SD660 chip after launching the Oppo A7 for the same price with a Snapdragon 450 processor.Like most Oppo phones, the Oppo K1 is also a selfie-centric smartphone with a 25MP AI camera housed inside the droplet notch. The sensor is offered with a f/2.0 aperture and typical beautifying modes to make selfies look smooth and bright. I was able to capture a few selfies indoors under average lighting. The selfies had good brightness with pretty accurate skin tones.advertisementThe dual camera system on the back includes a 16MP primary camera with a wide f/1.7 aperture and a 2MP secondary camera for depth sensing. As you would expect, there’s a lot of AI backing for the primary camera as well. Thanks to an AI-powered chipset, the camera is able to detect a number of scenes and will automatically adjust the setting according. The primary camera supports portrait shots, but the front camera does not.The Oppo K1 houses a 3,600mAh battery with support for 10W charging over micro-USB port. It is a little disappointing to see a microUSB port in this segment in 2019, but I hope to see Oppo make the transition to Type-C port for its affordable phones by the end of the year. In my brief time with the K1, I could not test the battery life, but Oppo feels it’s enough to keep users happy. It will be interesting to see how the battery holds up inside a phone that packs an AMOLED display and a power hungry Snapdragon 660 chipset.My initial impressions of the Oppo K1 is quite positive as I feel the company has priced the K1 competitively. At Rs 16,990, the phone offers an in-display fingerprint sensor, but even if that doesn’t impress you, the K1 also comes with an AMOLED display and a powerful chipset under the hood, making quite a promising contender to take on the competition. I will reserve my judgement until the review, so do stay tuned for that.ALSO READ | Oppo K1 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to know
Republican State Representative Jim Carlin of Sioux City has launched a campaign to seek the 3rd District State Senate seat.Carlin, who currently is serving his first term in Iowa House District 6, will seek the post vacated by the retirement of Bill Anderson.Carlin is an attorney and has lived in Sioux City since 1992.Retired Le Mars School Superintendent Todd Wendt has already announced his candidacy as a Democrat to seek the senate seat.Governor Kim Reynolds has set December 12th as the date for a special election in District 3, which covers parts of Woodbury and Plymouth Counties.The Republican and Democratic parties now have 14 days to hold a convention to officially nominate a candidate for the special election.Anderson’s state senate term expires in 2018, so whoever wins would serve in the upcoming legislative session, and then be tasked to run for a full term next November.
In case you were in hibernation on Wednesday, you may have missed an incredibly staged new uniform reveal orchestrated by some of OSU’s most prominent alumni.But when they hit the stage to flash the new gear, the players had absolutely no idea who they were staring at.Behind the scenes insight into the #okstate uniform launch: the players had ZERO idea who the models were until they took off their helmets.— Gavin Lang (@glang1) March 3, 2016But it didn’t take them long to find out what was going on. Behind the scenes: The players’ 1st reaction when seeing Dez, Brandon & Dan take off helmets was shock. Delayed reaction, then went nuts.— Gavin Lang (@glang1) March 3, 2016Here’s the reaction from the players below. They seemed totally shocked afterwards, but a pumped up Dez Bryant definitely got the crowd into it.Here’s Dez going nuts with the guys after the reveal.https://twitter.com/CowboyJoeDesign/status/705216944627011584If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We have reached the portion of Oklahoma State’s schedule where we all reminisce and make jokes about how Larry Coker coaches in Stillwater before Mike Gundy even showed up. Coker was the offensive coordinator there (with Gundy as QB) from 1983-1989.Coker has yet to beat his former squad. He’ll give it a third go on Saturday afternoon in Boone Pickens Stadium.“They look awfully good,” said Coker. “They’re awfully good at defensive end. Their front is outstanding. They’re a really good defensive football team.”“I think they’re more explosive than they were a year ago,” Coker said earlier this week. “The defensive front is probably better and I think the linebacker from Cibolo (Ryan Simmons) is a good player. He was good last year. He’s good this year. Now we’ve got to see him again.”He made a few jokes about the offense (just like the rest of us!) when talking about QBs 1 and 2.“They have a really good quarterback in Rudolph and of course J.W. Walsh played against us two years ago, the young man from Denton, so we think they have two really good quarterbacks. They can get the ball to their receivers. Is Dez Bryant still there or is he gone?”He also noted what a great stadium BPS is.“I’m going to be in the third row, I’m not standing on the sidelines this year,” Coker joked. “It’s dangerous down there. I was there for seven years, you know it’s close, but I went back last year and said ‘wow I didn’t realize it was this close’ because you’re right there by the wall.”“It’s a great atmosphere for college football. That’s the thing, I don’t know if that’s a good thing for us, but I like our players to have the opportunity to play in those types of places, in that type of atmosphere. That’s just a great thing, I think. It’s a great college venue. I know Mike [Gundy] well. I coached Mike and guys that are there so it’s going to be a great atmosphere. It’s a tough atmosphere, it really is.”And finally, on how many Texas players are on each roster (a combined 154!)“They probably have more Texans on their team than we do.” Nope. UTSA has 96. OSU has 58.“They have a ton of kids from Texas. Pat Jones, I don’t know if I totally agree with this, but Pat Jones always said, ‘You can have people recruit in Texas … go down there and get the players other schools don’t want and still recruit a good football team.’ There may be a little truth to that. These kids were not afterthoughts, they were very good players and had places to go when they came out.”[Scout]
Transfers Renato Sanches, Matic & Neymar – The 10 best transfers of the summer window Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 15:26 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(12) Getty Transfers Premier League Neymar Kylian Mbappé Manchester United Liverpool Manchester City Wolverhampton Wanderers Swansea City Arsenal PSG Juventus Milan Primera División Ligue 1 Serie A Championship Mohamed Salah Goal takes a look at the very best acquisitions of the summer, from Ruben Neves to Mohamed Salah The transfer window is officially closed in England, the deals are done, and the dust is settling.Alexis Sanchez didn’t move to Manchester City, Liverpool have held on to Philippe Coutinho despite Barcelona’s advances, and Ross Barkley amazingly rejected Chelsea at the eleventh hour to stay at Everton.But huge deals were done, with Neymar becoming the world’s most expensive player, Romelu Lukaku moving to Manchester United for nearly £100 million, and Arsenal smashing their transfer record to acquire Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Which deals were the best, though? Goal takes a look at the finest signings in a simply crazy summer window.SEAD KOLASINAC | ARSENAL | FREEArsenal’s transfer window was dominated by outgoings. Arsene Wenger has seen the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Wojciech Szczesny and Gabriel Paulista leave the club, while Alexis Sanchez continually flirted with a move to Manchester City, only for the deal to eventually collapse.The club’s move for Sead Kolasinac, then, has flown under the radar, the Gunners signing the left-back from FC Schalke on a free transfer.But that should not distract from the fact that the club have secured a truly excellent full-back for nothing, thus plugging the gap left by an inconsistent Gibbs.Kolasinac was voted into the Bundesliga Team of the Season last term, and boasts incredible strength and seemingly iron lungs.A powerful showing in the Community Shield against Chelsea set tongues wagging, and Kolasinac could prove to be the bargain of the summer, proving that it’s not all bad at the Emirates Stadium.RUBEN NEVES | WOLVES | £15MThis was an odd one. Coveted by Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, and compared with Andrea Pirlo and Sergio Busquets, Ruben Neves somehow ended up at Championship club Wolves earlier this summer, for a fee in the region of £15 million.His agent, Jorge Mendes, seemingly engineered the move for the prodigiously talented Portuguese midfielder but there will be few complaints at Molineux, with Wolves signing a player of immense potential.Now 20, Neves has risen through the ranks in the Portugal national team, winning two senior caps, and was a trusted lieutenant at FC Porto, appearing just under 100 times for the Liga NOS giants.His move to England could make his future or, potentially, break it, but Neves has all the talent in the world and could become one of the finest midfield players of his generation if he is coached correctly.Powerful yet subtle, and able to ping 35 yard balls across the pitch, Neves is undoubtedly one of Wolves’ greatest ever signings.RENATO SANCHES | SWANSEA CITY | LOANPotentially a case of ‘it’s who you know, not what you know’, the much-vaunted Renato Sanches has arrived at Swansea City from Bayern Munich on a loan deal for the remainder of the season, with former Bayern assistant Paul Clement utilising his contacts at the German club to land one of the best young players in Europe.Sanches joined Bayern from Benfica last summer in a €35 million deal, which could rise to €80m, with the German club beating the likes of Manchester United to his signature. Prodigiously talented, both dynamic and powerful, Sanches struggled for game time at the German giants last season but has a chance to revitalise his career in the Premier League. Swansea are paying a loan fee of €6m for the Portugal international, who was one of the stars of Euro 2016, but Clement will surely believe that such a price is small change for a player of Sanches’ quality.BLAISE MATUIDI | JUVENTUS | £18.2MAt £18.2 million, Juventus’ signing of Blaise Matuidi from PSG may represent the bargain of the summer.A world-class central midfielder, Matuidi’s fee looks like peanuts in a transfer market that has been heavily inflated by the dealings of PSG and Manchester United, among others.The France international may be 30, but he has honed his craft and is one of the very best ball winners in European competition.A classy distributor of the ball, too, Matuidi is as close to a complete midfielder as you will find, and that Juve appeared to have a clear run at his signature reflects terribly on other elite clubs on the continent.BENJAMIN MENDY | MAN CITY | £52MPep Guardiola has spent big on full-backs this summer, acquiring Kyle Walker from Tottenham, Danilo from Real Madrid and Benjamin Mendy from Monaco.The latter, though, is the star attraction. Signed for a fee of £52 million, Mendy plugs a problem position for Guardiola, and brings pace, athleticism, and precision delivieries from the left flank to a City team that is already starting to click into gear.Mendy is the most expensive full-back in history – eclipsing Walker just days after the England international joined City – and at 23 he has room to grow and improve under the tutelage of one of the best managers in world football.For the rest of the Premier League, and Europe, that is a truly frightening prospect.MOHAMED SALAH | LIVERPOOL | £36.9MMohamed Salah may have flopped at Chelsea, but the livewire Egyptian appears absolutely perfect for Liverpool.Signed for a fee of £36.9 million, a club record, Salah has already electrified the Reds’ support with his remarkable pace, direct dribbling and superb finishing ability.In five games he has already scored three goals, and was a key part of the club’s 4-0 mauling of Arsenal last weekend.Despite underwhelming at Stamford Bridge, Salah appears ready to finally explode in English football.Reds 4/1 to beat City O2.5 goalsNEMANJA MATIC | MAN UTD | £40MSigning Nemanja Matic appeared impossible for Manchester United at the beginning of the transfer window.Ensconced at Chelsea, seemingly for the foreseeable future, Matic was preparing for another assault on the Premier League title under Antonio Conte.But, with Jose Mourinho attempting to build his United side into a strong, powerful unit, a bid of £40 million was tabled for the rangy defensive midfielder and, much to the Portuguese’s surprise, accepted by his former club.Matic has since appeared in all three of United’s Premier League games thus far, and the side has not conceded a goal, while scoring 10.This is no coincidence, with Paul Pogba suddenly free to roam and create, safe in the knowledge that Matic will mop up any loose balls or lost transitions. He may well be the final piece in Mourinho’s title-winning puzzle at Old Trafford.KYLIAN MBAPPE | PSG | LOANWhat is the point of Financial Fair Play? That is the question on seemingly everybody’s lips after PSG signed both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the same manic transfer window.The truth is that the French club appear to have circumvented any sanctions by acquiring Mbappe on an initial loan deal, with the option to make the move permanent for a fee of £165.7 million.The figures are astonishing for a player who is just 18 years of age, but he is inarguably the most exciting talent to emerge on the world stage since Ronaldo Nazario in the 1990s, and could yet reach his level of ability.This deal is an investment in the future from PSG, and Mbappe will surely thrive in the city where he grew up after bursting onto the scene with 26 goals in all competitions last season. It is no wonder that other so-called super clubs are green with envy.LEONARDO BONUCCI | AC MILAN | €42MMilan have signed 11 players this summer, but the most incredible saw Leonardo Bonucci, of bitter rivals Juventus, join the club for €42 million.No player commands defences quite like Bonucci, who is one of the finest centre-backs in world football, and it remains quite incredible that Milan were able to pull off the deal.Bonucci spent seven years at Juve, making 319 appearances, but he will now aim to add to his seven Serie A titles – he won six at Juve, one at Inter – at his new employers, who have made their intentions in Italy clear with an aggressive summer of recruitment.With a captain like Bonucci, few would bet against them tasting domestic glory.NEYMAR | PSG | €222MEasily the most headline-grabbing acquisition of a simply crazy summer transfer window, PSG lavished a staggering €222 million on Neymar, meeting the Brazilian’s release clause and leaving Barcelona scrambling to find a replacement.The signing instantly made Neymar the most expensive footballer in history, and he has since dazzled in Paris, scoring on his debut, assisting at will and pulling off rainbow flicks on the wing.He is now a commercial giant, too, able to sell PSG’s brand in whichever country they next wish to conquer, and offers so much more than on-pitch ability.While the club have signed one of the very best players in the world, they have also made a statement that they are here to dominate European competition for years to come.With Neymar in their ranks, PSG could well be Champions League holders this time next year. 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Manchester United v Everton Lukaku celebration was just ‘banter’ with Everton fans Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 02:05 18/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Manchester United v Everton Romelu Lukaku Everton Manchester United Premier League Manchester United romped to a 4-0 win over Everton on Sunday, with the Belgium international scoring against his former team in a late surge Romelu Lukaku said that his goal celebration which involved holding his ear to Everton fans after scoring in Manchester United’s 4-0 win was just “banter”.United ended up blowing Everton away towards the end of Sunday’s Premier League encounter, scoring three times after the substitution of former hero Wayne Rooney in the 82nd minute to add to Antonio Valencia’s stunning early opener.For United’s late surge, Lukaku first set up Henrikh Mkhitaryan for their second goal, then netted from close range himself, before Anthony Martial wrapped things up from the penalty spot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Man Utd -1 v Southampton 2/1Lukaku cupped his ear in celebration after his 89th minute strike, which could have been perceived as goading Everton fans, though he insisted that was not the case.”I mean, it’s another goal and I’m happy with the win,” he told Sky Sports.”It [the celebration] was just a bit of banter, after [they cheered] the free-kick I missed.”By the way, that’s seven in seven for big Rom… #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ODX4AlNcqr— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 17, 2017Despite running out comfortable winners, United were poor for a significant chunk of the match, particularly in the second half and Lukaku recognised that they should have been wrapped up long before the late flurry.”We could have scored more in first half,” he added. “We weren’t clinical enough.”Everton created problems in midfield and the manager gave us tips at half-time of how to sort it.”In the second half, Everton had a lot of control but quality was the difference in the end.”
Barcelona Barca’s Valverde admits scoreline in Leganes win was ‘excessive’ Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 02:51 11/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Ernesto Valverde Leganés Leganés v Barcelona A brace from Luis Suarez and a goal from Paulinho handed the league leaders three points on Saturday, but it was far from a routine win Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde concedes that his side were far from their fluent best in their 3-0 win over Leganes.A pair of goals from Luis Suarez and a late strike from Paulinho were enough to grind out an 11th win from 12 games and stretch their lead at the LaLiga summit to seven points.12/5 for draw in Madrid derby Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Daunting trips to Juventus in the Champions League and second-placed Valencia next week now await and Valverde knows his side will have to improve if they are to get anything out of them.”Maybe 3-0 is a bit excessive; they have contributed so the distance shouldn’t be that wide,” he said in his post-match news conference.”We have had a high rate of success, but this is football. I recognise the effort Leganes has made today despite the defeat.”We all like to win and have many chances and the opponent does not make any, but it is not always the case, they have been very combative. They made it difficult to play inside, it was a complicated game, and I do not deny it. @LuisSuarez9 @LuisSuarez9 @paulinhop8 goals, points Well done Barça! #LeganésBarça pic.twitter.com/NrRWOEtS89 — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 18, 2017 “I think the result is good, we have not been brilliant and we know we have to improve, but I repeat, we value the rival a lot.”Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen made a string of saves to preserve the comfortable nature of the scoreline, and Valverde was quick to praise the German.”Marc-Andre ter Stegen is having a great season, he gives us a lot of confidence, we appreciate his saves,” he added.
TUCSON, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: The Arizona Wildcats marching band performs before the college football game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Arizona Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Cowboys 59-38. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A new report has revealed that three college football players, including a top freshman quarterback, were arrested earlier this season.Arizona’s student newspaper is reporting that three players, including freshman QB Jamarye Joiner, were arrested on trespassing charges. One of the players was also charged with marijuana possession.Joiner was a top recruit coming out of high school and had played as a freshman this season.BREAKING: Three @ArizonaFBall players, including quarterback Jamarye Joiner, were arrested and released on Oct. 23 for trespassing. One of the players also charged with possession of marijuana.https://t.co/8pqgNFofat— Daily Wildcat (@dailywildcat) November 11, 2018From the report:Arizona football players Jamarye Joiner, Darrius Smith and Dayven Coleman were arrested for second degree criminal trespassing at Arizona Stadium early in the morning of Oct. 23. All were cited and released, according to a University of Arizona Police Department report.Coleman, a freshman defensive back, was additionally charged with the possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.In a statement, Arizona Athletics said that they are aware of the arrests and each student-athlete is “subject to team disciplinary action.” Specifically, Coleman will serve a one-game suspension. The incident has been referred to Dean of Students for review under the University’s student code of conduct.You can view the full report here.Arizona is 5-5 on the season.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It’s officially the end of an era in Fort St. John after WL Construction crews began demolishing the old Fort Motors building on 100th Street this morning.Fort Motors was founded at the corner of 100th Street and 96th Ave. by Wally and Opal Gentles on January 2nd, 1961. The couple’s son Brian purchased the Ford dealership from his parents in 1993, and oversaw its move to its present location on Alaska Road in 2006. Since then, Gentles has allowed area non-profit organizations to use the vacant building for anything from storage to dance lessons. Though he sold Fort Motors in 2016, Gentles still owns the lot where the dealership stood for 45 years. He said that the building is now past its useful lifespan, and has decided to knock the building down in order to start the environmental cleanup of the lot. Gentles said that from the time the backhoe first hit the building, it only took 45 minutes to reduce it to a pike of rubble. He added that the full cleanup will likely take at least several days as the building’s material is sorted and properly disposed of.According to Gentles, the vast majority of the environmental reclamation will need to be done to address contamination from a gas station that used to sit on the lot. He explained that though the fuel tanks were removed some years ago, the site will still need to be cleaned up before any new development can be done.Gentles added that he doesn’t have any future plans to develop the site and that has hasn’t gotten any offers to buy the property, but that he won’t likely be responsible for getting the site developed.
Refugees and migrants continue to cross parts of the Mediterranean in desperate attempts to make it to Europe. Credit: UN News CentreThe risks include lack of proper registration in line with EU and international standards, the selection of people on the basis of nationality and other criteria rather than protection needs, and the heightened likelihood of pushbacks and people being stranded in the open. Such practices also undermine the conclusions reached by the European Council last week recalling that to enter the EU without adequate travel documentation, people need to apply for asylum when reaching an EU country, UNHCR said. The practices have already resulted in a build-up of refugees and asylum-seekers and migrants in Greece and in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, where nearly 700 people, mostly Afghan nationals, have been barred from accessing admission into Serbia. In order to support a joint approach and to allay fears and potential chaos, States need to inform refugees and asylum-seekers of their procedures, including clear details on the criteria for access to admission, asylum or return, in line with applicable laws, the UN agency said. “Some States are shifting problems onward rather than trying to genuinely share responsibility and show solidarity with one another and with those in need of protection,” UNHCR said. “A comprehensive, coordinated strategy built on shared responsibility, solidarity and trust among all European States working together is the only way to approach the current emergency.” UNHCR added that it is making good progress in providing accommodation for 20,000 asylum-seekers in Greece, and will continue to provide support to States to help manage the situation humanely and in line with international standards. The agency also urges the creation and expansion of credible alternative pathways for refugees to reach safety in Europe and elsewhere in order to ensure that movements are manageable and safe, such as enhanced resettlement, humanitarian admission, family reunifications and student/work visas. In a press release, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the newest restrictive measures put in place by several European countries risk violating European Union (EU) law and undermine efforts for a comprehensive and coordinated approach to deal with the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe. On 17 February, Austria announced it would place a daily limit of 3,200 people to enter its territory and only accept 80 new asylum applications per day. Slovenia announced a similar cap to restrict movements across its borders. In addition, on 18 February, the heads of police services of Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia announced an agreement to jointly profile and register refugees and asylum-seekers at the border between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece, as well as take a number of additional actions to manage the situation. “While coordinated action can help the management of the mixed migration movement, the statement has been interpreted differently by countries, resulting in increased protection risks for refugees and asylum-seekers, particularly those with specific needs, such as unaccompanied and separated children,” the UNHCR noted in its statement.
I did not know this, but last Friday was supposed to be a Facebook Defriend Day. This was a day when you were meant to clean up your list of friends, i.e. remove those who are no longer your friends or you feel have mistreated you in some way.So if you log into Facebook today and notice that half of your friends are missing you will no why. However, it could take some time tracking down which friends have left, especially if you have hundreds of them. The reason being that Facebook does not have an email facility in place which informs you when a friend leaves and nor would they, as Facebook does not want to advertise that somebody has left the service, after all it’s bad for publicity.AdChoices广告A solution does exist, though, and takes the shape of 3rd party plug-in’s. One such example is the aptly named Defriend Alert which is no doubt trying to cash in on the above. It was developed by Seattle based Nick Patrick who has previously worked on iPhone apps, Reminders and Alarm System.There is nothing more to note about Defriend Alert, other than that once you grant it access to your Facebook account it will monitor your friends list and send out an email alerting you when one of your friends has decided to ditch you.Read more at Defriend Alert Brett’s OpinionI can see this being useful for business users, after all if one of your key customers ditches you it would be interesting to find out the reasons why. But for personal use I cannot see the point and I have a mis-trust for any application(s) that wants to gain access to my account. Besides, I have had friends defriend me on Facebook in the past and then a week later come back on-board, so if an app is emailing you every time a friend leaves it could lead to the wrong conclusions and invoke a ton of spam in your inbox to boot.For hundreds of friends it may be more useful, but I know some people who have friends on their list that they can’t remember who they are anyway, so being alerted to the fact they have gone doesn’t really seem like such a problem.
New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras has issued an optimistic message for 2010, making it clear that his government will support as well as oppose the government’s policies when the situation demands it.He ignored comments by ND’s honorary president and former Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis who suggested that a national emergency government should be formed by PASOK to push through economic reforms. “At crucial times, many fear the future but do not let fear cast a shadow over your hearts,” said Samaras in his New Year’s message. “The light will begin to shine in 2010 and there is hope that a new dawn is not far away.”Samaras is in the process of reshaping the conservative party since taking over its leadership in November. “New Democracy will show a new face in the new year,” said Samaras. “It will inspire with its proposals, it will stop all that needs to be stopped, it will support everything that needs to be supported.”Samaras did not comment on the proposals made by Mitsotakis, the father of his defeated opponent Dora Bakoyannis, which suggested that PASOK should take bolder measures and call on experienced figures to help revive the country’s economy.“[European Central Bank Vice President] Lucas Papademos should be asked to take over the central management of the economy, [former PASOK MP and minister] Alekos Papadopoulos should take over public finances,” said Mitsotakis.“These two along with Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou should form a mini-cabinet which [former Prime Minister] Costas Simitis should be asked to chair as a minister without portfolio.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Vodafone Idea Limited plans to raise to raise Rs 15,000 crore fundBringing cheer to thousands of its employees, India’s largest telecom player by market share, Vodafone-Idea, is planning to give salary increments in the month of June this year. People close to the development told the Economic Times that the rate of promotion is going to be rare.It is to be noted that the employees of Idea Cellular and Vodafone have not been given salary corrections since 2017 amid deliberations taking place for the merger of the two companies. Now, with the merger processs streamlined, the company is likely to give salary hikes to its 14,000-strong workforce.”Hikes will be 5-7% on average and will happen across levels. When a large-scale merger takes place, there is always a sense of apprehension among employees. The masses are sticking around because they are yet to get the right break. A raise now, after a gap of a year, will send the right signals,” said the person aware of the development.Price warIndustry experts believe that the timing of this development is important with the fact that the newer entrant in the market, Reliance Jio, has given salary hikes to its employees, although marginal. In a recent interaction with the company employees Vodafone Idea chief executive Balesh Sharma has hinted that the company is mooting the idea of a salary increment in June. Another person close to talks said: “The company has just given new roles and responsibilities, created new hierarchies and it will be too early to give designation changes.”The entry of Reliance Jio in the Indian Telecom sector had triggered a wave of consolidation with smaller players either exiting or going bankrupt. With deep pockets, Reliance Jio offered deep discounts on data and voice plans, triggering a price war.
Map of JessoreMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued two girls while they were being trafficked to India from bordering Putkhali Pashchimpara area of Benapole in Jessore on Monday evening, reports UNB.The rescued girls were identified as Khadiza Akter, 15, daughter of late Ainuddin, and Beauty, 13, daughter of Manzil Hossain, hailing from Kishoreganj district.Commanding officer of BGB-21 lieutenant colonel Tarikul Hakim said that acting on a tip-off they conducted a raid in the village and rescued the teenagers.They were later handed over to Benapole port police station, he added.
It’s about time The Gifted turned its flashback eye on Reeva Page. As one of the main antagonists of this season, we know shockingly little about her. She wasn’t always the ruthless advocate for a mutant-only society we know today. In her younger days, she was the moderate in her activist group. During a meeting to discuss the housing discrimination forcing mutants out of their neighborhood, she’s the one against forcing non-mutant families out of their homes. At this point in her life, she wants everyone to get along. We see the incident that changes her mind. As she argues with her friend, the leader of her group, a group of proto-Purifiers show up to further vandalize their building. It turns into a full-on assault, and when the mutants defend themselves, one of the men stabs her friend. Just like Magneto before her, Reeva has good reasons for doing what she does.In the present, Reeva prepares for the hit on the bank, which turns out to be much harder on her than you’d think. The man she was texting turned out to be little more than a mark. A security expert working at the bank they want to hit. Using a combination of Frost manipulation and the age old tactic of threatening his children, she makes him into an accomplice. He goes into work like any other day, but shuts down the anti-mutant scanner. That allows the Inner Circle to gain access, take total control over the bank’s assets, and force the manager to reveal all the bank’s past crimes against mutants on video. All in all, a successful mission that goes off without a hitch. Until…Percy Hynes and guest star Anjelica Bette Fellini (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX)As cute as Andy’s budding romance with Rebecca was, he may have sold her a little too hard on the Inner Circle’s mission. As ruthless as Reeva can be, this is the first time we’ve seen her explicitly try to limit casualties. She wants a separate mutant nation, but there’s still a little bit of the person she used to be in her. She’s not out to slaughter non-mutants. She got what she came for, and that’s that. Rebecca disagrees. Set off by the manager’s comments that mutants should all be wiped out, she’s unsatisfied with Reeva’s plan to escape. She’s been subjected to some brutal torture driven by anti-mutant sentiments, and she’s out for revenge. As Reeva turns to leave, Rebecca turns everyone trapped inside the bank inside out, leaving a massive bloody smear on the wall.One of the season’s big struggles has been selling the Inner Circle as actual villains. Especially with the much scarier, much more real threat of the Purifiers around. Now, we’re seeing how it might start to pay off. Because really, as extreme as the Inner Circle’s goals are, they’re perfectly understandable. You can see exactly where they’re coming from. Rebecca is different. She wants revenge more than anything, and she’s powerful enough to take it. Even Reeva might be in over her head here. It’s possible, like all good X-Men stories, the antagonists aren’t out and out villains. If Rebecca gets too far out of control, it might take both the Inner Circle and the Underground to contain her. That’s all speculation at this point, of course, but it’s a direction the season could go.Jamie Chung and Sean Teale (Photo Credit: Jace Downs/FOX)Meanwhile, both the Mutant Underground and Jace Turner are dealing with the aftermath of the Purifiers’ attack. At the Underground, Reed’s powers are still out of control, and it’s getting dangerous. Caitlin suggests moving him to the clinic the Purifiers attacked, where extra damage would go unnoticed, and she could maybe find a way to help him. With no other options, Eclipse and Thunderbird work to fortify an ambulance with scrap metal. It won’t hold forever, but they hope it lasts long enough to get him there. It does, but moving Reed isn’t even half the battle. Going through his father’s old files, they find the name of a doctor who may be able to help him. So they’ll have to transport him again next week.Honestly, the Underground was the weakest story of the episode. It’s a whole bunch of arguments and emotional-sounding speeches that don’t go anywhere. Lauren wrestles with how much of the Von Struckers she sees in herself (the violent tendencies, not the nazism or incest, thankfully), but that internal struggle comes and goes without any real sense of purpose. Meanwhile, the rest of the Underground argues amongst themselves over how much they should trust the Morlocks. It’s really hard to root for the heroes when all they do is build a truck and fret about having too many allies.Stephen Moyer (Photo Credit: Jace Downs/FOX)Turner’s story is much more interesting, containing some actual conflict. After he led a raid that ended with one mutant dead, a prominent supporter of the Purifiers wants to meet with him. Someone who’s donated a lot of money to the cause. It turns out to be a TV personality who sees an opportunity in Turner. He has a story that can be used to make the Purifiers more sympathetic. Turner’s daughter is going to be used as anti-mutant propaganda. As a man trying to reconnect with his wife, who stopped talking to him because of his anti-mutant obsession, he’s not entirely comfortable with the idea. Especially when they ask him to sell out Sentinel Services. They want Turner to tell the public that Sentinel Services can’t do the job, and that the purifiers are the way forward.It’s not hard to see who this man is a stand-in for. The Gifted is an X-Men show, after all. It’s not going to pass up an opportunity to comment on real world politics. The commentary becomes almost painfully obvious after Turner refuses to betray the people he served with. The TV personality tries to impress him with his power. “I’ve got a direct line to the president,” he says. Hmmm, what conservative TV personality do we know of who reportedly regularly talks to the President of the United States on the phone? Who has contributed to spreading and normalizing a racist agenda… Yeah, it’s on the nose, but I love it when The Gifted does stuff like this. It’s a reminder that the writers know exactly what kind of story they’re telling. And with this subject matter, they’re able to take the metaphor further than pretty much any other show on TV right now. And all without any lines about making anything great again.Skyler Samuels, Percy Hynes White, Grace Byers, Emma Dumont and guest star Anjelica Bette Fellini (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX)Turner soon finds himself pressured into doing the TV appearance anyway. He may have had reservations about joining a hate group, but whether he likes it or not, he’s fully in one now. No amount of conflicted brooding looks are going to change that. He might be a bit less conflicted now though. As the episode ends, he hears about the Inner Circle’s attack at the bank. We’ve already seen that Turner’s not one for nuance. It doesn’t matter to him that the Mutant Underground and the Inner Circle are two opposing factions. To him, mutants committed the attack, therefore all mutants are guilty. He uses one group’s attack to paint an entire race with the same broad brush. This is how fascism works. I just wish The Gifted didn’t look so much like the news that comes on an hour later.‘The Gifted’ airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.Previously on The Gifted:‘The Gifted’ Season 2, Episode 6 RecapThe Gifted Season 2, Episode 5 RecapThe Gifted Season 2, Episode 4 Recap Stay on target ‘The Gifted’ S2 Finale Recap: Death, Destruction & Hope for Season 3’The Gifted’ Season 2, Ep 5 Recap: The Reunion We’ve Waited For
Optimal intermediate trading node locations small circles for all pairs of 52 major securities exchanges large circles. While some nodes are in regions with dense ﬁber-optic networks, many others are in the ocean or other sparsely connected regions. Image credit: APS, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.82.056104 Relativistic trading: The speed of light isn’t fast enough for some market transactions This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Relativistic statistical arbitrage, A. D. Wissner-Gross and C. E. Freer, Phys. Rev. E 82, 056104 (2010) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.82.056104 (PhysOrg.com) — While most people know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, this concept is proving even truer in the world of stock trading. In a world where buying low and selling high means all the difference, racing the speed of light between to different financial markets can mean greater profit. With financial markets being located all over the world, stock trading has become reliant on the speed of fiber optic cables and their ability to process information. While fiber optic cables are currently operating at about 90 percent of the speed of light, Dr. Alexander Wissner-Gross shares how companies might be able to exploit physics and position themselves in locations capable of more competitive speeds and transactions.In a paper first released in 2010 in the Physical Review E, Dr. Wissner-Gross determined locations that are at the most optimal sites to best compete with the current locations of financial markets. With the idea that the quickest route between two points is a straight line, he determined locations which would essentially be right in the center of that line. This location being ideal in the fact that you then had the shortest distance to cover for both markets, thus better setting your business up to buy low and sell high between the two markets.For example, should you be a trader working off the New York Stock Exchange and the exchanges in Europe, your ideal location would end up somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. However, while this information is valid, there are not many companies ready to construct a floating office.With this problem in mind, Dr. Wissner-Gross is now looking at determining land points which would approximate these mid-ocean locations. Using the above example of New York and Europe, he would now look at a location such as Nova Scotia.This physics trick may just be able to provide a very competitive edge to many companies, and over the years, we may just see many financial trading hubs popping up in the least likely locations. No more will they be dependent on buzzing cities and large markets, but they could be springing up in rural areas that provide the best locational advantage to cutting the distance needed to travel the world of fiber optic cables. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Physics could help financial traders (2011, March 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-physics-financial-traders.html