Petit mocks Alexis: Man Utd must’ve signed his brother!

first_imgEmmanuel Petit has accused Alexis Sanchez of going into hiding after receiving his big pay-day at Manchester United, jokingly suggesting Jose Mourinho signed his brother instead.After a disappointing 2-2 draw at Southampton that has seen the Red Devils slip further behind in the race to finish in the top four, United will look to bounce back when they take on Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday.With the pressure already on Mourinho, defeat to Unai Emery’s side, who were so impressive in their 4-2 win against Tottenham, would add further uncertainty over the Portuguese’s position. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! And Petit, who won a Premier League and FA Cup double with Arsenal in 1998, believes Alexis should take a large slice of the blame for United’s failings in 2018.”The manager is on the bench, so you need to show pride in your own performance when you are on the field and the first one who has gone into hiding at United is Alexis Sanchez,” Paddy Power ambassador Petit told Goal.”He wanted to leave Arsenal because he was chasing the salary United could offer. Now he receives so much money and in nine months what has he done? Nothing. I have not seen him. I think they signed his brother. “I understand that players believe they deserve certain financial rewards when they reach a certain level, but what we have seen from Sanchez at United has not been acceptable.”While Mourinho has taken the brunt of the blame for United’s worst ever start to a Premier League season, Petit believes he has been let down by players who have been too sensitive to accept public criticism from their manager.Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw are among those who have been questioned by the former Chelsea manager in public, with Petit arguing they need to answer such criticisms on the pitch.”Maybe some players are irritated or tired by the way Mourinho does things, but this guy knows what it takes to win trophies,” Petit added. “Like how they play or not, Mourinho’s record proves he is one of the great winners.”Look at the case of the France national team during the World Cup last summer. They didn’t always play well, but when you look back in the history books of the game, it will say France won World Cup in 2018. This is all that matters in the end. “The record books will not say they didn’t play well in this game, or this player was poor in this game, or the keeper made a mistake in the final. Who cares about any of that? It’s all about winning the big trophies.”It doesn’t matter how you get there. Mourinho knows this and he has won more than almost every manager in the game.”What I would say is that some players are hiding at Manchester United. I bet some are quite happy to hear the criticism of Mourinho and say it is all his fault. “They hear the media saying Mourinho is doing this wrong, doing that wrong and they smile, but he is not on the pitch. He puts you on the pitch for one of the biggest clubs in the world and it is your responsibility to play well. Too many of them have been hiding and it is not good to see.”Emmanuel Petit is a Paddy Power ambassador and you can read his views at news.paddypower.com Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

SPORT-LD IOA 2 LAST

first_imgChautala also said that he had done enough for Olympic Chautala also said that he had done enough for Olympic sports in India to deserve the IOA Life Presidents post. Maken, meanwhile, also questioned BJP MP Anurag Thakur, BJP-ally Shiromoni Akali Dal MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and IOA sitting vice-President Tarlochan Singh for not opposing the appointments being a part of the AGM. Kalmadi served as the IOA president from 1996 to 2011 and was jailed for 10 months for his involvement in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games corruption scandal but was later released on bail. Chautala, on the other hand, served as the president of the IOA from December 2012 to February 2014 when the sports body was suspended by the parent IOC for fielding charge-sheeted candidates at the elections. His election as IOA chief was annulled by the IOC. Also speaking on the issue was Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal, who headed a Supreme Court-appointed committee to inquire corruption in the 2013 Indian Premier League. Mudgal felt the IOA has erred. “Their (Kalmadi and Chautala) guilt is a matter of trial but I think it (elevation in IOA) was avoidable and they should not have done it. I am told this was not even on agenda. In theory, sports bodies are independent but for all events, they need state funding. The government can stop funding but it will only hurt Indian sports. Its a difficult situation,” he opined. “It is for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take a view on this but I hope IOA is not banned because that would be bad for Indian sports,” he added. PTI Team PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Man City team news & likely line-up vs Newcastle

first_imgManchester City Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Newcastle Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 16:01 12/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) David Silva Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at St James’ Park on Wednesday evening Manchester City travel to Newcastle United on Wednesday looking to keep up their record-breaking winning run.Pep Guardiola’s side beat Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday to take their tally of consecutive Premier League wins to 17.The Blues also welcomed back Vincent Kompany from injury and David Silva from compassionate leave, and with John Stones nearing a return from injury the Blues are nearly at full strength. 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 MAN CITY INJURIES Kevin De Bruyne Manchester CityKevin De Bruyne was taken off during the win against Bournemouth due to illness. The Belgian lost between two and three kilograms in weight in the build-up to the game but was allowed to play as long as he felt comfortable.Stones could be in line for a return either at Newcastle or Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve following a hamstring injury. Benjamin Mendy is out with a long-term knee injury.MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither side have any suspensions for the game.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP There is every chance Guardiola could stick with the exact same team that beat Bournemouth at the weekend, as long as Kompany can play two games in a row so soon after his return, and that Stones is not yet ready to start.Gabriel Jesus could potentially come back in for Sergio Aguero, but the Argentine scored twice and played well at the weekend.Manchester City potential XINEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS Newcastle are likely to be without Aleksandar Mitrovic and and Jesus Gamez, though Mikel Merino and Isaac Hayden could return after missing the win at West Ham with knocks.Florian Lejeune is a more serious doubt, although Jonjo Shelvey is back from a ban.Saturday’s win was their first in 10 games, having lost eight of the previous nine.TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 19:45 GMT/14:45 ET on Wednesday, December 27, and the game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.In the US, the Premier League is available to watch live and on-demand using fuboTV  (7-day free trial).OPTA MATCH FACTS Newcastle have picked up just three points from their last 57 available in the Premier League against Manchester City (W0 D3 L16), though their draw last time out ended a run of 12 consecutive defeats against them. If Manchester City avoid defeat, they’ll set a new club record of 20 unbeaten league games against a specific opponent (also went 19 unbeaten vs Barnsley between 1898 and 1987). Only Manchester United (13 against Wigan) have ever had a longer winning run against the same opponent than Manchester City’s recent run of 12 vs Newcastle. This is the fifth time in top-flight history that Manchester City have been top on Christmas Day (1903-04, 1912-13, 1929-30 & 2011-12) but the previous four occasions have seen them go on to win the title just once (2011-12). Manchester City have scored 101 Premier League goals in 2017 so far – the last time that a team scored more in the English top-flight within a single year were Liverpool in 1982 (106). Manchester City’s winning run is currently 17 Premier League games in a row. Within Europe’s big five leagues, only one side has ever enjoyed a longer winning streak and that was Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in 2013/14 (19 in a row). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Sempra Woodside Ink MOU With KOGAS for Port Arthur LNG

first_imgzoom Sempra Energy and Woodside Petroleum informed that their subsidiaries, Sempra LNG & Midstream and Woodside Energy (USA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) regarding the development of the proposed Port Arthur LNG liquefaction project in Port Arthur, Texas.As disclosed, the MOU provides a framework for cooperation and joint discussion by the parties regarding key aspects of the Port Arthur LNG project, including engineering and construction works, operations and maintenance activities, feed gas sourcing, offtake of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and KOGAS as a potential purchaser of LNG from, and equity participant in, the Port Arthur LNG project.“We’re pleased to be collaborating with one of the world’s largest LNG buyers and importers. KOGAS’ expertise and knowledge of the LNG market will complement Sempra’s and Woodside’s … natural gas infrastructure development and combined marketing and operational experience to continue advancing the Port Arthur LNG project,” Octávio M.C. Simões, President of Sempra LNG & Midstream, commented.In February 2016, Sempra LNG & Midstream and Woodside Energy (USA) signed a project development agreement that provides a framework for the sharing of costs of the Port Arthur LNG project related to the development, technical design, permitting and marketing of the proposed liquefaction project.The proposed Port Arthur LNG project is designed to include two natural gas liquefaction trains, LNG storage tanks, marine berths and ancillary facilities.Ongoing development of the project is subject to risks and uncertainties and remains contingent upon completing required commercial agreements, acquiring all necessary permits and approval, securing financing commitments, securing potential incentives, and satisfying other conditions before making a final investment decision to proceed, as explained by Sempra and Woodside Energy.The MOU does not commit any party to buy or sell LNG or otherwise participate in the Port Arthur LNG project, according to the two companies.last_img read more

Epic Gas Buys Leases Back LPG Trio

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Epic Gas/Illustration Gas carrier owner and operator Epic Gas has exercised purchase options for three LPG vessels, the company said announcing its first-quarter results.The options form part of existing lease agreements expiring in the first quarter of 2019 and relate to 2000-built Epic Balta, 2002-built Epic Burano and 2002-built Epic Bolivar.Epic Gas said the trio was leased back to a Japanese ship owning company, resulting in a net decreased monthly finance cost.The company has purchase options to re-acquire the vessels during the charter period, with the firstsuch option exercisable on the third anniversary of the vessels’ delivery.During the quarter, Epic Gas sold the oldest ship in its fleet, the Epic St. John, built in 1998,at a margin over book value. In addition, the gas carrier owner completed a sale-leaseback transaction for the 2007-built Epic Manhattan with an unnamed Japanese company.Epic Gas ended the first three months of this year with a net loss of USD 2.7 million, down from last year’s loss of USD 3.4 million.At the end of Q1 2018, the company had a fleet of 39 vessels with a total capacity of 264,000cbm and an average size of 6,769 cbm, a 3.2 pct increase in average size from a year ago.last_img read more

Préparation en vue de la saison des ouragans en NouvelleÉcosse

first_imgLe Bureau de gestion des urgences demande aux Néo-Écossais de se préparer en vue de la période la plus active de la saison des ouragans. Bien que la saison s’étende de juin à novembre, c’est habituellement en septembre que l’on voit le plus d’activité, y compris de la pluie, des grands vents, des ondes de tempête, des inondations dans certaines régions et des pannes de courant. « Les représentants des mesures d’urgence sont régulièrement en contact avec Environnement Canada et les planificateurs des mesures d’urgence de toute la province, a dit Ross Landry, ministre de la Gestion des urgences. Les Néo-Écossais et leurs familles doivent maintenant se préparer en vue de la possibilité d’une tempête et de ses effets. C’est le moment idéal de s’assurer d’avoir chez soi une trousse d’urgence de 72 heures. » Le Bureau de gestion des urgences recommande que les Néo-Écossais prennent des précautions selon leurs propres circonstances, sans oublier leurs animaux de compagnie. Il recommande de prendre des mesures pour pouvoir passer 72 heures sans électricité et sans eau. Des guides sur la façon de se préparer en cas de situation d’urgence sont disponibles au www.gov.ns.ca/emo (en anglais seulement). Pour vous préparer en cas de situation d’urgence liée aux conditions météorologiques : De nombreux Néo-Écossais surveillent l’ouragan Leslie avec grand intérêt. La tempête est maintenant stationnaire dans le sud de l’Atlantique, et plusieurs options sont possibles en ce qui a trait à sa trajectoire future. Toutefois, des vagues plus élevées ont déjà été observées sur les côtes sud et est, et il est probable que ces conditions se maintiennent. « Nous demandons aux Néo-Écossais et aux visiteurs d’éviter de se rendre dans les régions côtières pour observer la tempête, a dit M. Landry. Les conditions dans ces régions peuvent être très dangereuses puisque les ondes de tempête et les vagues sont imprévisibles. » Consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/emo, cherchez pour Emergency Management Office Nova Scotia sur Facebook ou suivez @nsemo sur Twitter pour obtenir plus d’information sur la préparation en cas d’urgence. Préparez une trousse d’urgence incluant de la nourriture, de l’eau, des vêtements, des couvertures, des médicaments, une lampe de poche, une radio à piles, des piles de rechange et une trousse de premiers soins. Gardez suffisamment d’argent comptant en cas de panne d’électricité prolongée. Remplissez d’eau des bouteilles de plastique de boisson gazeuse ou de lait et placez-les au congélateur. Elles serviront à garder le congélateur et le réfrigérateur froids advenant une panne d’électricité. Désignez un endroit loin des fenêtres où la famille pourra s’abriter. Un sous-sol, une cave-refuge ou un placard sous l’escalier peut servir d’abri pendant une tempête violente. Choisissez un lieu de rencontre pour les membres de votre famille et prévoyez un moyen de communication pour indiquer où vous êtes et si vous êtes en sécurité. Élaborez un plan pour aider une personne âgée ou toute autre personne dans votre quartier qui pourrait avoir besoin d’aide. Attachez les objets qui pourraient être délogés ou emportés par le vent. Protégez votre maison contre la pluie abondante et les inondations, dans la mesure du possible.last_img read more

Uniformly informed

first_imgIn a democratic system, the first duties of the elected political executive are governing the nation to bring about the development of all and ensuring the protection of citizens from internal and external threats. The political leadership exercises the sovereign power to this end through the bureaucratic machinery. This includes the police which is headed by officers of All India and Central Services who were recruited, trained and placed in various wings of the government to implement the policies flowing from the top. Years ago, a policy decision of great administrative value was taken by the Centre to put the newly inducted officers of all these services together for a short ‘Foundation Course’ at what is now the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie. This was done before they dispersed to join the establishments of their respective services at other places for full-length specialised training. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe foundation course had the merit of letting all probationers know each other and putting them on a common grid of understanding of the great cause of national governance that they were going to share in their long years of public service ahead. It would lay the turf for assured cooperation among them whenever they would have an occasion to work together in future to carry the mission of governance forward. In 1960, the year of my joining the IPS, I could see the benefit of that participation in my own experience. A long time later when I became the Director of the Intelligence Bureau, I interacted with the Secretaries at the Centre and the Chief Secretaries in the states whom I had known in Mussoorie. This made the sharing of information and thought processes with them on matters of national importance extremely smooth. All of this cooperation resulted from an understanding that we were all together in serving a higher cause. Also Read – Insider threat managementToday, India is grappling with the challenge of pursuing economic growth of a nation of 1.3 billion people spread across far corners of the vast country and placed in uneven conditions of development. The officers of the Civil Services on whom falls the responsibility of implementing the development policies of the Centre are finding it easier to coordinate the efforts that cut across various ministries and institutions. In some part, this may be because there are no psychological barriers amongst them. In the domain of development, they had enough shared experiences to put their heads together in a meaningful way. They had knowledge of various facets of what constitutes development – financial, agriculture, infrastructure, forestry, public health and so on. The lessons of the foundation course definitely helped in all of this. While the orientation of Civil Services to tasks of development is adequate, the national scene points to the need for an awareness program for all Civil Services. Security for all is also the concern for all and should not be deemed to be something relegated completely to the care of the national security body and specialised agencies besides the Police. Warren Christopher, the then US Secretary of State, famously said in 1993 that ‘national security was inseparable from economic security’ and today it is known that the targets of a ‘proxy war’ include economic assets and the industrial life-line. Naturally, damaging these weakened the opponent far more effectively than an open war would do. Those handling governance at decision-making levels have to have an understanding of the economic dimensions of national security. For all of this, it becomes the need of the hour that senior officials across the spectrum of governance, who are adept at handling development, should also be fully informed of the national security imperatives that the governance had to reckon with. A little exposure to the state of affairs on the national security front and the developments of strategic value happening in the world outside in an early stage of their training might prove quite rewarding for them. In the age of knowledge, that ignorance is not bliss and an awareness of the environment in which the national government responds to the call of both development and security would be a great asset. A short module of discussion on matters related to national security in the Foundation Course for All India and Central Services would go a long way in providing a minimal basic orientation on the subject that would remain with the senior officers for the future and contribute to a sound decision making by them in later years. Potential subjects that would qualify for being included in the presentations by professionals and strategic analysts would include National Security Scenario & Policy Responses, Terrorism & Maoism, Disaster Management, Dimensions of Drug Traffic and India’s National Security Set Up & Intelligence Agencies. Every functionary of the government and even the citizens at large ought to be aware of their responsibility towards safeguarding national security. We are in an era of the covert offensive; an open external attack of the enemy is not the only threat to the nation. Our defence forces are always in a state of readiness to deal with open warfare. In the Indian context, the reality of a proxy war being conducted by a hostile neighbour underscores the importance of our counter-intelligence capabilities that security is all about. Both defence and security have to work together to produce a suitable response. Kashmir has been a testing ground for the success of Intelligence based operations of the army and paramilitary forces. The challenge here is that of neutralising the infiltrated terrorist organisations without collateral damage. Those holding senior positions in the civil side of the government can benefit from early exposure to an orientation program on the lines suggested above.(The author is a former Director Intelligence Bureau. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

levelFILM acquires Canadian distribution rights to Niagara Wine Country Romance The Colossal

first_imgFor press matters, please contact:Ally La Mere | pr@levelfilm.com  | 647.294.2559 The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship was shot on location in Canada’s signature Niagara wine region and features local vineyards and wine producers, such as Hernder, Foreign Affair, and Ravine wineries. Niagara College winery and campus was also used as a filming location. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement levelFILM was launched in 2013 by David Hudakoc and Michael Baker and is headquartered in Toronto, ON.  Recent titles include the moving documentary The Founders, about the thirteen women who founded the LPGA, and prom night drama, 1 Night, starring Anna Camp and Justin Chatwin and acclaimed TIFF selection City of Tiny Lights starring Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nightcrawler) and Billie Piper (Dr. Who, Penny Dreadful). Upcoming releases include the serial killer thriller Awakening the Zodiac, starring Shane West, Leslie Bibb and Matt Craven, and Slamdance Film Festival premieres Suck It Up, directed by Jordan Canning and Joyce Wong’s Wexford Plaza. The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship chronicles the story of Cat as she makes a final attempt to reignite the flame with her husband Freddy by going on a romantic trip to Niagara wine country. But nothing prepares her for what happens when she finds out that Richard, Freddy’s charming boss, and Amy, Richard’s perky young girlfriend, are joining them. The film has garnered an impressive festival run, including selections at the Sonoma International Film Festival, Niagara Integrated Film Festival and Whistler International Film Festival. The witty and charming film stars Krista Bridges (Heroes Reborn, Republic of Doyle) as Cat and Enrico Colantani (Veronica Mars, Person of Interest) as Freddy alongside David Cubitt (Van Helsing, Medium, upcoming Juggernaut) as Richard and Brooke Palsson (Less than Kind, Between) as Amy. Facebook For additional information, please visit:facebook.com/levelfilm | levelfilm.com | twitter.com/levelfilm Advertisement levelFILM to release film on June 23, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: -30- TORONTO, ON – levelFILM has acquired the exclusive Canadian distribution rights to Canadian romance dramedy, The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship by Italian-Canadian director Sergio Navarretta. Sergio Navarretta (Looking for Angelina) directed the feature with Peter Benison serving as Cinematographer. The film was written and produced by Alessandra Piccone with, Mallary Davenport also as producer. The film’s score features music from Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter Dominic Mancuso. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment About levelFILM: “I am thrilled to have the film open theatrically in my home town. Toronto has a sophisticated and dedicated movie going audience whom I hope will enjoy the experience,” said director Sergio Navarretta. “The movie is essentially about the complexities of the modern relationship, told in a humorous and ‘palatable’ way, juxtaposing the sexy visual nature of wine country with emotional ups and downs of human relationships. It was a thrill to have the incredible ensemble cast and partnerships that we did.” Twitterlast_img read more

Xavier Dolans childhood letter to Leonardo DiCaprio inspired his latest TIFF film

first_imgAdvertisement Everyone has to start somewhere, and luckily Xavier’s early start in film has led to his massive success at such a young age. At only 19 years old, the Montreal-born talent debuted his first project at the Cannes Film Festival, at which he is often the youngest director in the running for the festival’s major prize, the Palme d’or. Now, instead of writing letters to his idols, he’s casting them in his films – big stars like Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire and Crash’s amazing talent Thandie Newton all signed on for his latest film – and even had a chance to gush over their director at RBC and Nespresso’s Coffee with Creators panel on Monday (Sept. 10).“Xavier is an actor first and so he’s right there with you doing the scene,” Emily mused. “It’s kind of like this jazz dance you’re doing together.” Alias Grace star Sarah wholeheartedly agreed, saying, “It’s very much like a dance … He treats you like a very intelligent person.” She added, “He’s so actively engaged in everything that’s happening.”Thandie, Xavier, Kit, Sarah and Emily stopped for a photo after the panel. Photo: © Eric CharbonneauWhile Thandie was mostly featured in the last portion of the film, and hadn’t met the rest of the cast yet, she shared a beautiful anecdote about viewing some of the scenes while they wrapped up filming in Europe. “It was just myself and [the rest of the cast] and we had this wonderful three days in Prague,” she said. “We would sit after shooting … in [Xavier’s] room and talk and change stuff,” she described dreamily, with Xavier chiming in with a smile: “Yeah, that was fun.” For Thandie, an industry veteran of over three decades, it never felt like a job on set. “It doesn’t feel like a job, really. Xavier is so invested and so enthusiastic,” she said. “It’s a canvas which you all share … With Xavier, there was this equilibrium of everybody and there was no hierarchy at all.”RBC and Nespresso hosted a series of Coffee with Creators panels in association with Deadline in their continued efforts to support the future of film.By Meaghan Wray Login/Register With: Twitter The greatest stories come from real life, and doesn’t Xavier Dolan know it. In a moment of art imitating life, the Canadian filmmaker’s latest project was inspired by the letters he wrote to his favourite Hollywood stars as a child actor. After nearly three years of production, he finally unveiled his English-language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. And what better way to introduce it than with a letter he penned to Leonardo DiCaprio at eight years old!Taking to the stage at the Elgin Winter Garden Theatre on Monday night (Sept. 10), the 29-year-old director read the adorable letter to his childhood hero aloud: “I watched the movie Titanic (5 times). You play very well. You are a great actor and I admire you. I’ve done a few commercials for a very known drug store chain and I had some good roles in four movies in French. I wish I could play in one of your movies once.”Xavier Dolan introduced THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN at #TIFF18 by reading a letter he wrote at the age of 9 to Leonardo DiCaprio.Eat your heart out, internet: pic.twitter.com/SoLmyK8wge— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) September 11, 2018 Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

DRAKE PLANS TWO NEW SONGS TO MARK TORONTO RAPTORS NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgToronto Raptors superfan Drake says he’s releasing two new songs today to mark the NBA team’s historic championship win.The rapper took to his Instagram account shortly after their Game 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors to reveal new album art, which features the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.Drake, who is the basketball team’s global ambassador, says the songs will be called “Omerta” and “Money In the Grave,” featuring Mississippi rapper Rick Ross. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Drake was in Toronto’s Jurassic Park, the fan zone outside the team’s downtown arena, to watch a live feed of Game 6 from Oakland, Calif., with his friends, Toronto Mayor John Tory and a crowd of thousands.After the game, he jumped on Instagram Live, wearing a Toronto Raptors championship hat, to explain why he hasn’t gone to Oakland to cheer on his team at the games there.He said NBA organizers asked him “kindly not to attend for safety reasons and I obliged because I have respect for the league.”“Two songs dropping tomorrow, a championship to the city of Toronto for the first time ever — congrats,” he added.By David Friend ~ The Canadian PressFollow @dfriend on Twitter Toronto-born performer Aubrey “Drake” Graham reacts on stage in Jurassic Park as the Toronto Raptors defeat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship, in Toronto on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Alberta gas bar shenanigans push national average price to fiveyear high

first_imgMcTeague says the biggest cause of this week’s surge in Alberta prices was “gas bar shenanigans,” as retailers who hadn’t passed on recent increases in wholesale prices decided to catch up all at once.He doesn’t expect the increases to stick, pointing out some stations in Edmonton are already retreating.“These prices will turtle but the point is that we are testing levels that have never been seen before,” he said.He says average prices in Alberta are below the peak in September 2008 but most people are likely paying more for fuel because the current average is brought down by Costco, which tends to sell gasoline at cost to bring members into its stores.McTeague says price increases are also being driven by higher profit margins at refineries, stronger oil prices, the weak Canadian loonie and higher Canadian taxes on fuel.According to the GasBuddy.com website, prices on the Prairies have jumped the most compared to last year, with Alberta’s average price up 37 cents to 132.3 cents per litre as of Wednesday night, Manitoba up 36.2 cents and Saskatchewan ahead by 31.5 cents. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Soaring gasoline prices in Calgary and Edmonton have pushed the national average to a five-year high, according to an online price monitoring firm.Dan McTeague of GasBuddy.com says the national average price for regular gasoline was 136.0 cents per litre on Thursday, up from 105.2 cents on the same date last year and closing in on the previous high of 139.1 cents in June 2013.According to the website’s live price counter, prices in Fort St. John ranged between 136.9 and 145.9 cents per litre on Thursday morning, up from last week’s average of 128.9 c/L. The site says British Columbia’s average price was the highest in the land as of Wednesday at 144.2 cents, a rise of 30.9 cents in the past 12 months.last_img read more

Brands roll with stoner holiday as pot legalization grows

LOS ANGELES — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.Businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or “420,” to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with marijuana enthusiasts.On Saturday, Lyft is offering a $4.20 credit on a single ride in Colorado and in select cities in the U.S. and Canada.Carl’s Jr. is using a Denver restaurant to market a hamburger infused with CBD, a non-intoxicating molecule found in cannabis.Allen Adamson, co-founder of marketing consulting company Metaforce, says big brands that need to appeal to a wide audience are unlikely to embrace “420” marketing.___Follow AP’s marijuana coverage: https://apnews.com/MarijuanaAlex Veiga, The Associated Press read more

Depressed oil prices help push Alberta deficit to 64B last fiscal year

Depressed oil prices help push Alberta deficit to $6.4B last fiscal year Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci releases the 2015-16 year-end financial results in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken by John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 29, 2016 11:03 am MDT Last Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EDMONTON – The Alberta government says depressed oil prices and a shrinking economy pushed its deficit up to $6.4 billion last year — $324 million higher than expected.Revenues for the fiscal year that ended March 31 were down more than anticipated due mainly to lower oil revenue and a reduced take in corporate and personal income taxes.The government’s annual financial report says Alberta’s economy contracted by 3.7 per cent in 2015.Spending increased for health care and education — areas the New Democrats have pledged to shield from the economic downturn.Finance Minister Joe Ceci said the NDP have chosen to maintain key public services during challenging times instead of laying off staff and making deep spending cuts.“In the past, when the boom went bust, government made severe cuts that hurt Alberta families,” Ceci said Wednesday. “As Albertans, we all paid for this through infrastructure falling into disrepair, overcrowded classrooms and a health system in crisis.“We will not repeat those mistakes.”The grim numbers illustrate an economy shaken by a steep drop in non-renewable resource revenue to $2.8 billion last year from $8.9 billion in 2014-15.The report noted that the price of a barrel of oil fell to the mid-US$40 range from a high of US$105 during the same period.In April, Ceci introduced a budget that forecasts a $10.4-billion deficit in the current fiscal year and no return to a balanced budget until 2024.The government plans to wait until its next budget update in August to estimate how the Fort McMurray wildfire will affect its bottom line.Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver said the NDP could cut spending by about $4 billion without affecting front-line government services.“What is most concerning is that they don’t seem to have any willingness to make the tough choices that a government should make,” he said.“This government owes it to Albertans — to Albertans’ children and grandchildren, who will ultimately carry the burden of the poor choices being made by this government — to start taking that job and that responsibility seriously.”The Wildrose Opposition also went after the government for not cutting spending. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean pointed to Alberta’s ballooning $19.5-billion debt.“Growing interest payments just to service the debt mean less money going to hospitals, schools, teachers and nurses for the long term,” Jean said in a release.The report pegs the government’s rainy-day Contingency Account at $3.6 billion, down by $2.9 billion from the previous year. The province expects to burn through the remaining money this year. read more

Rock at Brock 40 years ago

A photo from Brock Press, circa 1970, of the audience at Festival ’70John Culp remembers the hot sun on his back, and the blare of rock music, and watching the crowd fill in, little by little, until there was no space left on the grass around him.Photo: Brock Press, 1970These are the memories he carries with him of one of the greatest Brock concerts of all time — the Guess Who on Sept. 20, 1970.The audiovisual technician in Information Technology Services was one of the estimated 7,000 people who crowded onto Brock’s football field 40 years ago for Festival ’70. It was a nine-hour concert that included Mashmakhan, Leigh Ashford, J. R. Flood, Papa Grey and more. It happened in the midst of music festival fever in North America — one year after Woodstock and one month after Mosport Park’s Strawberry Fields festival. The Guess Who had just released its hit “American Woman” as a hotly debated war raged in Vietnam.Culp was 18 at the time and remembers it being hot and sunny, and the audience “just kept filling in” until there was little room to move.Seeing Guess Who front man Burton Cummings sing the new song “American Woman” in that politically charged time was striking, said Culp.Photo: Brock Press, 1970That night, as he walked home to his parents’ house in west St. Catharines, the music emitted from the towers of Marshall speakers followed him.“I walked home and crossed the train bridge, and all the way home I could still hear the music,” he said.While more than 100 police officers patrolled Festival ‘70, only minor offences were reported.“For something that almost literally got ‘copped out’ of existence, yesterday’s rock Festival ’70 came off as a quiet success,” the St. Catharines Standard said in its Sept. 21, 1970 edition.In an editorial, the Standard said the festival “served notice that there is nothing inherently evil about so-called rock festivals.”Photographer Denis Cahill was in his early twenties at the time and photographed the event for the St. Catharines Standard. His photos are now part of the Standard Collection at the St. Catharines Lock 3 Museum.“It was the year after Woodstock and everybody came out to the party that warm September Sunday,” Cahill said. “The huge speakers on either side of the stage were to be avoided at all costs unless you wanted to burst an eardrum.”The concert was held by the Brock University Students’ Union. Financial statements printed in the Brock Press show The Guess Who as the highest paid band at $7,500, and J. R. Flood earned the least at $120. Other expenses included a hospital tent ($50.24), drinks and donuts for the stage crew ($20) and $30 worth of Australian brandy for the musical talent. read more

5 apps worth downloading this week

first_imgEACH WEEK, WE highlight five apps that are worth downloading for your smartphone and tablet.There are a lot of apps released on a daily basis, but not all of them are worth paying attention to.We’re going to assume that you already have a lot of the most popular apps, so let us do the hard work for you and pick out the latest apps that are deserving of your time.This week includes an 80s style beat-em-up, a minimalist writing app and a versatile photo editing app.Solar For: iOS, Android Cost: FreeWhy should I care?-The majority of weather apps tend to cram as much info into the screen as possible. Solar does the opposite.- iOS users have had it for quite a while, but the bigger screen on Android devices means it works better- Everything on the app is gesture based. Swipe down to get a 3 day forecast, swipe up to get a 24 hour breakdown and right to left to see different locations.-The app is also very visual and uses colours to communicate time and weather. It also includes some nice little effects to highlight rain for example.- It used to be a paid app, but is now free so you’ve no excuse not to try it out.(Image: Solar/App Store)Fightback For: iOS, (Android version to be released) Cost: FreeWhy should I care?- If you’ve enjoyed beat-em-ups like Double Dragon and Streets of Rage, you might like what Fightback has to offer.- Instead of button bashing, Fightback is controlled solely through swipe and tap gestures. Think Infinity Blade and you’ll know what to expect.- The action is very over the top as you can use weapons including rail guns and bazookas to take down enemies.- The game takes cues from a number of (bad) 80s action movies. The game is practically a checklist of how many references you can fit in.- The gesture based fighting might take a little bit of getting used to, but once you do, you’ll be defeating bad guys with ease.(Video: Chillingo/YouTube)My Notes For: Windows Phone Cost: FreeWhy should I care?- Yes, Windows Phone offers a perfectly good notes app in the form of OneNote, but My Notes is a worthy alternative.- The app is all about speed. Create your notes or reminders quickly, edit them if needed and get out quickly.- You can also set passwords to lock the entire app or just specific notes.- Live Tiles allows you to preview notes which you can select directly.- One nice little feature is the countdown mode, letting you keep track of how many days there are before a particular event.(Image: My Notes/Windows Phone)Jotterpad X: Writing For: Android Cost: FreeWhy should I care?- A minimalist app that’s all about productivity. All you can focus on is the writing itself with no distractions.- Practically every editing feature you expect from a word processor can be found here. Undo, redo, dictionary and thesaurus function, auto-save, etc.- Thankfully it’s compatible with wireless and bluetooth keyboards, which is very handy for a tablet/smartphone.- Everything can be backed up on Dropbox, and can be saved as a text file, HTML or PDF.- Very much one for tablet users. It works just as well on smartphones, but the bigger a screen you have, the better. (Video: jeromy yap/YouTube)Photo Editor by Aviary For: iOS, Android Cost: FreeWhy should I care?- Admittedly, all of the app stores are awash with photo editing apps, but Aviary is different, we promise.- Aviary finds a decent balance between functionality and simplicity with an easy to navigate display.- There are at 15 different tools to help you touch up your photos like removing red-eye and blemishes.- On top of that, you can add on stickers and frames should you want to be a little bit more creative.- You can also create memes out of your photos should you need such a feature in your life.(Image: Photo Editor by Aviary/Google Play)Read: 26 of the best smartphone apps from 2013 >Read: The five tech trends that will help shape 2014 >last_img read more

Qualcomm leak confirms next Android version inbound

first_imgGoogle’s yearly developer conference in May is still a little while away, and despite no hard evidence it should surprise no one to hear that the plan is to release the next version of Android during the event.It’s not easy to keep a secret on the Internet, and Qualcomm will likely spend the rest of the day learning that as their legal team scrambles to squash a leaked document that points to their involvement in the next version of Android.Since the first public release of Android, Google has stuck to a Linux-style alphabetical naming system for their Operating System. Each letter of the alphabet is turned into a code name for that version of Android, and all of the code names so far have been common desserts. We’re on our way to the “K” version of Android this year, and while the Android team at Google IO last year assured everyone that there had been no decision regarding which dessert they would go with, Key Lime Pie is the most popular choice in the Android ecosystem so far.To give further proof that Android version K is right around the corner, Qualcomm accidentally published a document recently that confirmed the chip company was working with Google on the upcoming update.As the dominant force in mobile processors today, it comes as no surprise that Qualcomm would be one of the first to collaborate with Google on the OS. Qualcomm’s LTE-ready processors have been in nearly every major Android phone of 2012, and will more than likely continue to dominate in 2013.The documentation leaked by Qualcomm gave no real information regarding the next version of Android, so we still don’t know what version number or features to expect in version K. Qualcomm’s early participation will hopefully make it easier for manufacturers that have invested heavily in Snapdragon S4 processors to update to the next version quickly, though it is worth noting that so far no hardware but the Nexus devices are currently running Android 4.2.We’d share the documentation that Qualcomm published accidentally, but it appears that the legal team at Qualcomm has been busy sending takedown notices to anyone who publishes the information. This could be the start of a three month long cycle of leaks leading up to the release of the next version of Android and the hardware it will run on at Google IO 2013.via AndroidPolicelast_img read more

Citrix soffre Cloudcom

first_imgCitrix s’offre Cloud.comCitrix, société américaine spécialisée dans la virtualisation de postes de travail, d’applications et de serveurs, vient d’annoncer avoir racheté la start-up Cloud.com, qui propose des infrastructures de cloud computing. Créée il y a trois ans, la société Cloud.com a déjà été rachetée. C’est la firme américaine Citrix, spécialiste de la virtualisation, qui s’est offert la start-up fournissant des infrastructures virtuelles (IaaS) basées sur le cloud computing, comme elle l’annonce dans un communiqué publié sur son site. Comme l’explique Les Echos : cette technologie nouvelle inaugure, pour le particulier comme pour l’entreprise, la possibilité d’utiliser des outils informatiques sous la forme de services, et d’accéder à la demande à des capacités de traitement et de stockage de l’information quasi illimitées. La jeune société installée dans la Silicon Valley est ainsi notamment éditrice de CloudStack, une plateforme de déploiement, de gestion et de configuration de services clouds. Une solution qui supporte les principaux hyperviseurs parmi lesquels Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere et Hyper-V de Microsoft.Le montant de ce rachat n’a pas été précisé. Mais il est estimé à quelque 250 millions de dollars, soit douze fois plus que le capital de départ de Cloud.com. Citrix assure qu’il continuera à utiliser l’open source, comme le faisait Cloud.com. Grâce à cette acquisition, la firme pourra renforcer son offre dans le domaine du cloudtout en bénéficiant en plus des talents des ingénieurs de la jeune société, un important portefeuille clients comptant notamment Nokia, Zynga, ou Tata Communication. Grâce à ce rachat, Citrix pourra mieux prendre en charge OpenStack, la plateforme open source de cloud computing développée initialement par la Nasa et Rackspace, qui compte aujourd’hui plus de 1.000 développeurs et une soixantaine de sociétés membres, parmi lesquelles Microsoft, Dell et Canonical.Le 14 juillet 2011 à 16:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Right now, you can score huge discounts on cameras, refurbished Apple gear, audio equipment, and a whole lot more. Want to save big on the tech products you need most? Then check out these offers from the past week and save up to 78 percent off retail today.Apple iMac 21.5″ Core i5 2.5GHz 500GB (Certified Refurbished)Students, creatives, and everyone in between will appreciate the power and cost savings that this refurbished iMac affords. It features a powerful processor, tons of storage, and the reliability that the Apple name has become synonymous with.Score savings of 78 percent off retail and buy it now for only $299. Apple MacBook Pro 13.3” 750GB Wi-Fi Silver/White (Certified Refurbished) – $389.99See Deal Stay on targetlast_img read more

Behind the scenes of last week’s Backlash PPV, WWE celebrates Mother’s Day on Sunday

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Behind the scenes of last week’s Backlash PPVWWE has posted a new video providing a backstage look at last Sunday’s Backlash PPV from Newark, New Jersey. The video features Carmella talking about her first title defense against Charlotte Flair and other stars preparing for the PPV that day.You can check out the clip above courtesy of WWE.WWE celebrates Mother’s Day on SundayWWE has uploaded a few videos celebrating Mother’s Day today. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Oso mudslide work transitions from body recovery

first_imgEVERETT — For more than five weeks, crews painstakingly sifted through mud and debris, at first searching for survivors and then for the remains of those buried by the mudslide in Washington. On Monday, officials called off the active search, though two bodies remain entombed in the tangled pile.At times, people dug with their bare hands, recovering 41 victims, but Steve Hadaway and Kris Regelbrugge have not been found after a hillside collapsed March 22 and swept across the small community in Oso, about an hour northeast of Seattle.“This has been a difficult decision” because the families of the two still missing seek closure, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said at a news conference Monday. Frank Hadaway, whose brother Steve died in the slide, said he understood the county’s decision. “The amazing thing is that of 43 people who were lost, 41 were found,” he told The Seattle Times. “So, do I have an issue? No. Reality is reality. We knew this day was coming sooner or later.”The transition was marked Monday by a gathering of about 200 firefighters, National Guard members, first responders and volunteers for a ceremony punctuated by a lone bagpiper who played “Amazing Grace.”last_img read more