10 months agoInter Milan coach Spalletti frustrated with Nainggolan

first_imgInter Milan coach Spalletti frustrated with Nainggolanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti is frustrated managing Radja Nainggolan.Spalletti has called on Nainggolan to stop being distracted by matters outside of football.”We love him, he is a sensitive boy and he has all the qualities of the person who behaves correctly. But sometimes even the father grumbles with his son,” Spalletti told reporters.”Radja is attracted to other things and if you put too many things in front of football you do not win.”He has three or four of things he puts in front of football and some of them have to be taken away.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Videos: Texas And Baylor Just Engaged In A Bench-Clearing Scuffle

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas is destroying No. 12 Baylor, 17-0, after the first quarter. The score is ugly, but not as ugly as the bench-clearing incident which just occurred. After Baylor reserve quarterback Lynx Hawthorne tossed an interception, the red-shirt junior chased down Texas DB Duke Thomas, who recorded the pick. Hawthorne slammed Thomas down near the Longhorns’ sideline, and some UT players took offense. In the videos below, you can see Texas safety Kevin Vaccaro (No. 18 in white) leave the bench and fall on top of Hawthorne. This resulted in a 15-yard penalty, but more significantly, served as the beginning of all hell breaking loose.Baylor players sprinted from the far sideline to join the fray. While it didn’t look like any punches were thrown, the two teams did scuffle and trade a lot of angry words. Some players had to be held back. 18 off the bench for Texas & PJ Locke shoving QB down after play standing over him. Almost got ugly in Waco. https://t.co/RjEkVxYco7— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) December 5, 2015Here is the Baylor-Texas (kinda) brawl. https://t.co/xdne86QhnJ— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) December 5, 2015Amazingly, Vaccaro’s penalty was the lone one assessed after this near-melee. Things have since settled back to normal in Waco.last_img read more

Comcast drops Fox bid paving way for sale to Disney

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men.Comcast can now focus on its pursuit of European pay-TV operator Sky, a deal that would give the Philadelphia-based cable and media company a larger presence outside the U.S.The moves come as the media landscape is shifting dramatically. Cable and telecom companies are buying content makers to compete with popular streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. AT&T bought Time Warner last month for $81 billion.Comcast had been dueling with Disney for Twenty-First Century Fox, but Comcast said Thursday that it would not raise its $66 billion offer for Fox. The Walt Disney Co. had topped Comcast’s bid by offering $71 billion.The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Disney’s bid as long as Disney, which owns the national sports network ESPN, sells Fox’s 22 regional sports networks. Fox shareholders are set to vote on Disney’s offer July 27.Disney CEO Bob Iger said he was “extremely pleased” with Comcast’s announcement.“Our focus now is on completing the regulatory process and ultimately moving toward integrating our businesses,” he said in a statement.If the deal closes, Disney would get a controlling stake in streaming service Hulu and Twentieth Century Fox film and TV studios. Disney owns Marvel Studios, but some characters including the X-Men had already been licensed to Fox. A sale means the X-Men and the Avengers could reunite in future movies. With Fox, Disney would also have a larger library of movies and shows for a streaming service set to debut next year.“This was the final chapter in this soap opera,” GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives said.Ives said Comcast’s focus now is on getting Sky “to build a strong beachhead content strategy in Europe.”Sky operates in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the U.K. It has 22.5 million customers, attracted by offerings such as English Premier League soccer and “Game of Thrones.”Fox has been trying to buy the 61 per cent of Sky it doesn’t already own. The idea was to sell Sky to Disney as part of the broader deal. Last week, Comcast made a bid that values Sky at $34 billion, compared with $32.5 billion in Fox’s offer.Disney said in a regulatory filing last week that Fox might not raise its bid to compete with Comcast’s offer, meaning Comcast is likely to end up with Sky and Disney the rest of Fox that’s up for sale. That includes other international properties, including the Star India satellite service. Some Fox businesses, including Fox News Channel and the Fox television network, will remain with media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his family.last_img read more

Literacy Society signs on as Dolly Partons Imagination Library regional affiliate

first_imgKalman spoke about the Society’s partnership with the Imagination Library during her pitch to the 100 Women Who Care in Fort St. John at the Lido Theatre on Tuesday evening.Though it didn’t win the plurality of votes at last night’s event, Kalman said that the Society currently has a goal of raising the estimated $12,500 cost of providing the program for one year.Kalman said during her presentation that there are an estimated 1,835 children between the ages of 0-5 in the Fort St. John area.She explained that a $50 donation can allow the Society to provide one local child with a book every month for an entire year.Kalman said that the next big event for the Literacy Society is the New Year’s Eve Party at the Pomeroy Hotel, which the Society will be hosting for the first time this year.Tickets for the event go on sale on October 1st and are available at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre, as well as on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fort-st-john-literacy-societys-new-years-eve-party-tickets-49218491834 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society says that it has partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to become the Library’s regional affiliate in the Energetic City.Executive director Jessica Kalman said that the Literacy Society’s official partnership with the Imagination Library began on September 1st, and the Foundation is now accepting donations in anticipation opening up enrollments by next month.Country singer Dolly Parton started the Dollywood Foundation in 1986, and in 1995 the Imagination Library program was launched. The program provides enrolled children with a carefully-selected book every month until they turn 5, regardless of income. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s website or Facebook page.last_img read more

Lotto ticket sold in Fort St John worth 500000

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A ticket worth part of $500,000 in Friday nights Lotto Max draw was purchased In Fort St. John. During the Lotto Max draw Friday night a ticket purchased in Fort St. John was one of two that won the top prize in the Extra draw.  The other ticket was purchased in Aldergrove. There was no winning ticket for the  grand prize of $15,000,000.  A ticket sold in Parksville, was the only other big winner in the draw.  That ticket is worth  $190,982.10. As of early Saturday, there is no official word on if the prize winner in Fort St. John has claimed their prize.last_img

Meghalaya The abode of Clouds

first_imgLiterally translating into the ‘abode of clouds’, Meghalaya boasts of charming scenery and serenity. Aside misty hills, valleys, sparkling lakes and rivers, this heavenly state of India is also endowed with numerous gorgeous waterfalls. From creating sacred forests and building bridges of living roots to garnering beliefs in forest spirits and stone monoliths along with boasting of some of the cleanest villages in Asia, people of Meghalaya share a fascinating relationship with nature. Also Read – Oman – Beauty with an addressAs a child, I was always fascinated by the beauty of Shillong and Cherrapunji. The hills, clean and bountiful rivers, lakes, virgin forests (known as sacred groves here) and waterfalls, few of which could be seen even from our small home, are some of my fondest memories. My native place, Shillong, never went out of my memory even after more than three decades of living in Delhi. The reasons were obvious – its charm and unending beauty. I happily packed for a trip to Shillong when my husband offered me to accompany him on a business trip. The promise was to take him around some unexplored places of Shillong and Cherrapunji. We took an early morning flight from Delhi to Guwahati and proceeded to Shillong by car, which took us around 2.5 hrs. Also Read – CANADA: A traveller’s delightVisiting Shillong after a gap of three years, I noticed that the roads have widened to four lanes, shortening the journey by an hour with enhanced driving comfort. Our first stop was a viewpoint from where we could see Barapani or Umiam Lake, nestling among pine trees. After capturing a few shots and savouring the sweetest slices of pineapples, we proceeded further. The road from here onwards winds through picturesque pine hills, a treat to the eye. We reached our hotel around noon and after a quick lunch, we set out for sightseeing before dusk set in at around 5 pm. Our first destination was Wards Lake situated at the foot of pinewood hill. The highlights of the lake are the hundreds of fish below its iconic wooden bridge. We threw popcorn and, soon, innumerable fish came to gobble them. We then proceeded for Lady Hydari Park, a well laid-out park with vivid varieties of flowers and orchids. The weeping willow swaying lazily in the breeze adds to the serenity of the park. In the evening, we enjoyed a glimpse of traditional Meghalaya dances. There are three primary forms of dances performed in the state by three respective tribes, Khasi, Garo and Jaintia. The Khasi dancers performed a Thanksgiving Dance, Shad Suk Minsiem. While the girls wore traditional silk dhara (a yellow silk festive dress) and gold and red beads jewellery, the men were in traditional shirts, jackets and dhotis. Chad Sukra or sowing festival dance of the Jaintia tribe was also performed. The Wangle dance of the Garo tribe to the rhythm of long tribal drums induced us to sway to the beat. Next morning, after an early breakfast, we started our journey to Cherrapunji known as ‘Sohra’ by the locals. We stopped at the Shillong peak and enjoyed a panoramic view of the city below. From Shillong peak, we headed straight to Cherrapunji. On the way, we reached a dense forest where our guide Gregory Warjari informed that we were heading for a three-tier fall recently discovered by locals. The walk to the falls was tough. There are spots where one has to go down at a 900 angle. Makeshift bamboo ladders are used to tackle the steep trek. The gruelling journey was forgotten once we confronted the majestic three-tier Weisawdeng falls. Nestled in the thick of green vegetation were three pools of emerald water. We spent some time wading our feet, trying to imbibe the jungle sounds and gargling water. After the arduous trek followed by lunch, we left for the Mawsmai caves. These are wonderful lime caves with mesmerising stalactite and stalagmite formations. These caves are well-lit and it is quite adventurous to walk, crawl and slide through the caves. After this, we drove a few kilometres through rugged rocky landscape to reach the Nohkalikai Falls. The falls has a height of 1,115 ft. But as it is rain-fed, there was less water during March. The small shops lined along the viewpoint of the falls had an array of local products like cinnamon, bay leaves and berries. It was amusing to note that these small shops, like other roadside tea shops and eateries, are ‘manned’ by ladies. Being a matriarchal society, women occupy a very respectable place in Meghalaya’s social structure. As dusk set in, the clouds descended and it started drizzling. In the evening, we enjoyed music around a bonfire. The next morning, we were awoken at 5 am by bright sunlight pouring through the wide windows of our room. After a quick breakfast, we set on our way to Dawki, a three-hour journey towards the Indo-Bangladesh border. The vegetation had by now changed from pine to more tropical as we were heading towards the warmer areas of Meghalaya. We decided to go a little further from Dawki to Shnongpdeng. The water of River Umngot is so clear at this point that the bedrocks are visible as are the fish swimming through the rocks. Going by its name, once again, the bright sunny day quickly became cloudy and it began pouring. But the rain receded by the time we reached the famous Living Root bridge. It was again quite a trek to reach the root bridge. But it was worth every bit. What an amazing example of coexistence of man and nature! Ancestors of this land faced tremendous problem crossing the river during monsoons when water gushed down in great speed. The bamboo bridges they constructed were either washed away or decayed. So, they came up with this idea of living root bridge. They planted rubber trees on either side of the river and then laid a bamboo bridge across the water. To this bridge, they entwined the roots of the rubber tree. With passing time, when the bamboos decayed, the roots had already grown and replaced the bamboos and formed a bridge. These bridges are still widely used in the interiors of Meghalaya. Our final stop was Mawlyngong, the cleanest village in Asia. This hamlet located in the East Khasi Hills is referred to as ‘God’s own garden’. The entire village replicates a garden, with flowers of the most exotic varieties blossoming all around. Every nook and corner has a traditional dustbin made of bamboo hanging from a tree or a post. Positively, with more inflow of tourists to this village, the income of villagers is increasing. But, as a result, the simple humble abodes are being gradually replaced by concrete houses. Wide roads are replacing narrow lanes. With modernisation, the essence and the old charm of the village is fast disappearing. For us Delhiites, this trip was very refreshing. It was a visit to a place so different in culture, language, food and dress. Yet, we did not feel as if we are in another world. That’s the beauty of unity in diversity of India.last_img read more

Washington sees in Morocco key regional actor officials of Department of

first_imgWashington – For the USA, Morocco is a key regional actor, said top officials of the Department of State who were briefing via teleconference accredited reporters with the US diplomacy on the tour by Secretary of State John Kerry in several MENA countries.We consider that Morocco, where Kerry is expected to arrive on November 11, is a key regional actor, they said on Sunday in Washington.They added that Rabat and Washington are linked by a strategic dialogue, an FTA enforced in 2006 and a Millennium account challenge compact worth 700 million dirhams. The upcoming visit by John Kerry and the Morocco-US strategic dialogue highlight the special, long-standing partnership between America and the Kingdom, spokesperson of the Department of State Jen Psaki said on Thursday.last_img

Chelsea in Higuain talks

first_imgChelsea open talks with Juventus over Gonzalo Higuain transfer, according to talkSPORT.Chelsea have begun negotiations with Juventus of the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain. The deal could also see Alvaro Morata move in the other to Turin.Juventus are willing to cash in on the 30-year-old striker after they completed a deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is hoping to conduct quick transfer business after his appointment and the club have confirmed the signing of Jorginho from Napoli.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Sarri is also believed to want a new striker with Gonzalo Higuain at the top of that list. Napoli duo of Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon have also been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge but Higuain remains the number one priority at this time.The deal to bring Higuain to London could include Alvaro Morata as Chelsea are willing to include him as a makeweight to sign Higuain.Morata could return to Juventus, a club with which he spent two years before with returning to Madrid in 2016.last_img read more

Exclusive For Villarreal boss the draw was fair

first_imgManager Javier Calleja believes the Spartak match was crazy and at the end, the result was good for both teamsRussian Premier League club Spartak Moscow and Spanish La Liga side Villarreal played a very entertaining match tonight in the UEFA Europa League, drawing 3-3 at Otkritie Arena.The game in the Russian capital was played under a light rain and a temperature of only 4 degrees Celcius, leaving both teams sliding in the field.But for Villarreal boss Javier Calleja, the tie was fair after how both teams played.“An away point is always good, although we came to look for the three points,” a very tranquil Calleja asked.“The most difficult part was to take advantage in the scoreboard, and after the second goal we have suffered for more than half an hour, that’s when Spartak fought back to get the lead.”“When they scored the 3-2 we have believed until the end, we fought, and the draw has come. In my opinion, this point is fair,” the Spanish coach added.Guiseppe Rossi, Villarreal, ItalyReport: Former United man Rossi almost went to Barca George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Former Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi almost joined Barcelona.Currently without a club, and having trained most recently back at his old stomping ground of…Villarreal got the lead twice, but couldn’t keep it and there were almost some minutes where the team almost lost tonight.“We have failed to control the match better. There were many spaces, constant transitions and that has benefited Spartak.”“Today is just one more day to keep learning,” Calleja commented. “In the last half hour of the match, we had to take advantage of the spaces they were leaving by counter-attacking us. We should have killed the match with clearer counter-attacks.”We’re at the UEFA Europa League match between Spartak Moscow and Villarreal.#Ronaldocom #RonaldocomInMoscow pic.twitter.com/18UKsGztmR— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) October 4, 2018last_img read more

Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI June 17, 2017 — Former Education Minister Josephine Connolly claims the reason offered by Premier Sharlene Robinson for her dismissal is a smokescreen.Connolly was fired from her Cabinet post yesterday. The Premier has promised to speak with the media and public about the matter on Monday, but said in a statement that there have been “scathing attacks” against the her and the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) in recent weeks. Robinson also said that a family matter was being exploited for “personal and political gain.”In response, Connolly has denied the allegations. “The charges laid by the Premier against me are without any foundation or credence. I am of the firm view that the reasons given by the Premier were a smokescreen to hide the real reason,” she said. Connolly added that the allegations were false and that she was never allowed to formally defend herself.It is believed that the upset within the PDM began during disagreement on the treatment abroad policy of the National Health Insurance Plan, when a relative of Connolly needed off island emergency health care.Connolly pledged to remain loyal to the people of TCI as a member of the House of Assembly, however. “I was born in these Islands and I decided to enter into politics late in life because I felt I had something to offer, something to contribute, to my country and to my people. It was a dream come true to be your representative and your Minister and I cannot lie that I am bitterly disappointed that the opportunity to help my people has been taken away from me.”#MagneticMediaNews#JosephineConnollyFired TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, josephine connolly, Pdm, Premier Sharlene Robinson Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s whylast_img read more