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  • McTominay preferred to Pogba against Sevilla

    first_imgUEFA Champions League Man Utd team news: Pogba named on the bench at Sevilla as McTominay starts Kris Voakes Manchester United Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:35 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Images UEFA Champions League Manchester United Paul Pogba Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla The France international is reportedly unsettled at the Red Devils and only earns a place on the bench after recovering from a mysterious illness Paul Pogba has been named on the substitutes’ bench for Manchester United’s Champions League last-16 clash with Sevilla, with Scott McTominay starting in his place.The France international sat out United’s win over Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup with a mystery illness, with manager Jose Mourinho seemingly unconcerned over his absence . AdChoices广告And while he has apparently made a full recovery from the complaint, he will be left on the bench come kick-off at the Sanchez Pizjuan. 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 McTominay, 21, continues in the first team after making a positive impression in United’s 2-0 victory at the weekend.Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, leads the line alongside Alexis Sanchez, with the front trio completed by Juan Mata rather than Anthony Martial.Pogba is reportedly unsettled at Old Trafford after being shifted to a more defensive role following the arrival of Alexis, and has been far from his best in recent weeks, with Mourinho leaving him on the bench for the recent league win over Huddersfield. That dip in form has in turn led to reports he has fallen out with Mourinho, and could leave the club for a second time this summer. Real Madrid are one of the clubs who have been linked with a bid for the midfielder, who moved to United in a then-world record £89.3 million move from Juventus in 2016.Sevilla: Rico, Navas, Lenglet, Mercado, Escudero, N’Zonzi, Vazquez, Sarabia, Banega, Correa, Muriel.Substitutes: Soria, Carico, Ben Yedder, Pizarro, Nolito, Roque Mesa, Sandro.Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young; Matic, Herrera, McTominay; Alexis, Lukaku, Mata. Substitutes: Romero, Bailly, Darmian, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.last_img read more

  • Pistols Firing Preseason Picks Re-Visited At Halfway Point

    first_imgHill (403 yards)Childs (178)Carr (86)Carson (45)Sanders (41)Cornelius (28)2. The OSU defense will once again finish top 20 in turnover margin — Currently No. 22 so this is looking pretty solid.3. Vincent Taylor will be an All-American — Taylor has been pretty strong so far. He has 20 tackles, three TFLs, two sacks, two QB hurries and three blocked kicks. Not sure about All-American, but he should be an All-Big 12 player..Kyle P.1. Rudolph will join the 4,000 yard club — He has 2,039 through six games. And he barely played in one of those. So he’s tracking. It could come down to the bowl game.2. Jeff Carr will finish with more TDs than any of the 394 other running backs — Nope! Carr has one total TD. Childs has six, Hill has three, Sanders has two and Carson has one. Nice.3. Tre Flowers will lead the team in INT with four. He currently has zero and trails Jordan Burton (2), Ramon Richards (2), Jordan Sterns (1) and Derrick Moncrief (1). The staff writers here at Pistols Firing made 12 predictions before the season started. Stuff we figured would come to fruition over the course of OSU’s season. Let’s take a look back at those predictions and how they’re looking at the halfway point.Kyle Boone1. Jarrell Owens will lead the team in sacks — Owens has 2.5 sacks which is third on the team behind DeQuinton Osborne (3.5) and Tralund Webber (3.0). Webber had two against Iowa State and Osborne had 2.5 which means Owens was actually leading the team going into the sixth game.2. Dillon Stoner will finish the season as the second most productive freshman receiver in OSU history — Stoner finished the season with five catches for 27 yards and a TD pass before getting injured in the Baylor game for the remainder of the season.#Big12FB: @CowboyFB on 4th and 1? Call on Washington for the TD. pic.twitter.com/n5IqgaXZ2g— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) September 10, 20163. James Washington will be a Biletnikoff Award Finalist — Yes.Sam Aldrich1. Barry J. Sanders will not rush for 400 yards this season. — He has 21 carries for 41 yards so I would say this is accurate. Ack-rut.2. A freshman start at CB at some point in 2016 — Not yet, but with the way things are going I wouldn’t be all that surprised. 3. Stoner will have 25 catches and 3 touchdowns at the end of September — Unfortunately no. He had five for 27 yards and zero TDs, and he played all the September games.Thomas Fleming1. Rennie Childs will finish the season with the most yards on the ground, then Barry J., then Carson — Not looking great. Current yards: 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.last_img read more

  • Ruiz relieved to escape Sporting chaos

    first_imgSporting CP Costa Rica captain Ruiz relieved to escape chaos at Sporting CP Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 15:21 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bryan Ruiz Getty Images Sporting CP World Cup Costa Rica Serbia Primeira Liga The midfielder will be a free agent after he leads his team in Russia and is looking forward to moving past a tumultuous situation in Portugal Bryan Ruiz says he is blocking out the chaos at Sporting CP, where several key players have cancelled their contracts with the Portuguese side. Many of the club’s biggest names are departing due to a feud with president Bruno de Carvalho and a violent attack by their own ultras at their training ground.Ruiz is among the group leaving the club, though he will depart as a free agent in July rather than having to cancel his contract.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Before he sorts out his club future, the 32-year-old is captaining Costa Rica at the World Cup, where he saw his team beaten by Serbia in their opening match on Sunday.Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick proved the difference in the game, but Ruiz still seemed relieved to turn his focus away from the turmoil of club football.”The Sporting situation isn’t in my mind. I am out of contract so I have no problems with any of that,” said the former Fulham playmaker.”I will take my decision on the next club after this World Cup and that’s the only thing. I feel good, I prepared myself as best as I could.”We were hoping to get a better result. We were hoping to, at least, not lose. It is a pity that we had a couple of openings before they scored to make it 1-0. We didn’t take them and after they scored a great goal. We tried to go forward together to get it to 1-1 but we couldn’t do it.”Costa Rica were one of the biggest surprises of the 2014 World Cup, advancing to the quarter-finals after topping a group that also contained England, Italy and Uruguay. Ruiz believes his side still have the same togetherness that helped them achieve such success four years ago. “I felt good going into this tournament. We play as a team and we don’t play as individuals,” Ruiz said. “I think that’s our strength and has been for a while and we will keep doing that. Myself, I just try to do my best and I think in the next few games I will feel even better.”Ruiz’s Costa Rica now face a difficult task to qualify from Group E. Their next match is against Brazil in St Petersburg, before they face Switzerland in Nizhny Novgorod.last_img read more

  • NFL Insider Has Update On Lincoln Riley’s Potential Of Leaving

    first_imgA closeup of Lincoln Riley wearing an Oklahoma Sooners sweater.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 11: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners observes during warm ups before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated TCU 38-20. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Green Bay Packers relieved Mike McCarthy of his head coaching duties earlier tonight. That opens up a premier job in the NFL.Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley has been rumored as a potential NFL candidate throughout this season. Naturally, many have broached the idea of him possibly being a match for Green Bay.Riley is regarded as a bright offensive mind, so it seems like he would be a good fit for Aaron Rodgers. However, one NFL insider is adamant that he won’t be leaving OU.Benjamin Allbright tweeted tonight that it is “highly unlikely” that Riley leaves Norman for the NFL.You guys need to give up on the Lincoln Riley stuff, too.Highly unlikely he leaves.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) December 3, 2018Of course, never say never when any coaching is approached about working at the highest level in his field. Riley may find Green Bay or a similar opportunity too good to pass up.However, there’s no rush to leave Norman. Riley has the Sooners back in the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row.He will have to replace Kyler Murray at quarterback next year, but Riley is set up to be successful for a long time at OU.last_img read more

  • In Santiago General Assembly President calls for new culture of global relations

    “To face up to today’s emergencies and deal with tomorrow’s challenges, we need to reshape the existing international architecture and adapt to the needs of the world of the 21st century,” Srgjan Kerim told a conference on the role of the UN in a globalized world, held yesterday at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.Mr. Kerim, who is currently on a three-nation tour that will also take him to Argentina and Brazil, stressed that the role of the Organization continues to be highly relevant, because it is through the UN that global rules and norms of interaction are harmonized and coordinated.In addition, the world body has a unique convening power that allows for a range of actors to be actively involved in developing solutions to global problems, the President told the gathering of government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of UN agencies, funds and programmes.He also outlined the priorities of the current Assembly session, which include responding to climate change, achieving the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promoting the global counter-terrorism strategy.Among the other participants in the conference were ECLAC Executive Secretary Alícia Bárcena, UN Resident Coordinator Enrique Ganuza, and the Permanent Representative of Chile to the UN, Heraldo Muñoz. In her remarks to the forum, Ms. Bárcena noted Mr. Kerim’s effective work and “silent diplomacy” at the UN, having successfully dealt with several contentious issues during his tenure as President of the 192-member Assembly’s current session.While in Santiago yesterday, Mr. Kerim also met with Chile’s acting Minister of External Relations, Alberto Van Klaveren, and other high-level officials, with whom he discussed a number of issues including UN reform, climate change and financing for development. In meetings with representatives of ECLAC and the UN Country Team, the President focused on the opportunities and challenges for the UN system in middle-income countries, and on the reform processes being discussed by the Assembly, particularly system-wide coherence and management reform. 31 July 2008The President of the General Assembly has called for creating a new culture of international relations to address today’s global challenges, ranging from economic development and reducing poverty to dealing with rising food and energy prices. read more

  • Line 3 delay threatens to shelve MEG Energys oilsands expansion at Christina

    CALGARY — The CEO of MEG Energy Corp. says a one-year delay in Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project makes it highly unlikely it will approve an option to spend about $75 million to complete an expansion of its Christina Lake oilsands project in northern Alberta.Derek Evans says about 60 per cent of the $275-million cost of the expansion has already been invested and it will take about a year to bring into production once approved, but there’s no point in doing so if there’s no pipeline capacity to carry the oil to market.Last week, Enbridge said permitting delays in Minnesota meant its Line 3 project, expected to add 370,000 barrels per day of export capacity of Canadian crude, won’t open until the second half of 2020, a year later than expected.The MEG expansion would allow production capacity to climb to about 113,000 barrels per day from the current 100,000.MEG shares fell by as much as 9.7 per cent to $4.75 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after it reported an operating loss of $118 million in the fourth quarter compared with an operating profit of $44 million in the same period of 2017.It blamed the bigger loss on discounts on western Canadian crude as its average realized bitumen price fell to $13.90 per barrel from $48.30.The company says it expects to double its crude-by-rail volumes from 14,700 barrels per day in the last three months of 2018 to 30,000 by next fall. read more

  • Twitter to live stream for free 1 MLB 1 NHL game per

    Twitter to live stream for free 1 MLB, 1 NHL game per week SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter will live stream for free one Major League Baseball game and one NHL game per week under a new deal.The agreement announced Monday will allow viewers to watch games nationally that would normally be available only in the two teams’ home markets. Users will not need to be logged into Twitter to see the games.The baseball games will also be available outside the U.S., with some exceptions. Twitter did not announce the game schedule Monday.The social media network is attempting to move into live sports streaming through “over-the-top” broadcasts, which do not require a cable subscription. In April, Twitter reached a deal with the NFL to stream 10 “Thursday Night Football” games this fall. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2016 1:41 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

  • Indigenous canoe trip celebrating 400yearold peace treaty culminates with UN event

    Hundreds of indigenous and non-indigenous rowers arrive by canoe in Manhattan en route to the UN Headquarters in New York City to mark World Indigenous Day. (UN Department of Public Information/Julie Snell-James) This year’s International Day aims to highlight the importance of honouring agreements between States, their citizens and indigenous peoples, emphasizing the principles of friendship, cooperation and peace.The paddlers started their journey on 28 July, near Albany, New York, to travel 140 miles down the Hudson River to New York City, side-by-side in two lines, in honour of the first treaty concluded in 1613 between Dutch immigrants and the Haudenosaunee (a confederacy of six nations, with its seat in the Onondaga nation in New York state). The treaty, called the Two Row Wampum, emphasized the principles of friendship, cooperation and peace, and formed the basis for all subsequent indigenous peoples’ treaties with the English and the United States. “Our ancestors made this great agreement on our behalf 400 years ago,” noted Hickory Edwards, the lead paddler for the Onondaga Nation. “Now is the time for us to think about the people living in the next 400 years.”After arriving in Manhattan, the rowers made their way over to UN Headquarters to attend an event featuring, among others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Assistant Secretary-General Shamshad Akhtar, and Paul Kanyinke Sena, Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. “More than 200-strong, you have travelled thousands of miles to honour the 1613 Two Row Wampum treaty,” Mr. Ban told the rowers, adding that such consensual agreements enable better understanding of the views and values of indigenous peoples. The rowers also travelled on horseback to reach New York, in honour of the first treaty concluded in 1613 between Dutch immigrants and the Haudenosaunee. (UN Department of Public Information/Julie Snell-James) ‹ › “They are essential for protecting and promoting rights and establishing the political vision and necessary frameworks for different cultures to coexist in harmony,” he stated.“The Two Row is the oldest and is the grandfather of all subsequent treaties,” said Chief Oren Lyons from the Onondaga Nation, who has represented the Haudenosaunee at the UN and elsewhere and participated in today’s event. “It set a relationship of equity and peace. This campaign is to remind people of the importance of the agreements.”There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in some 90 countries around the world. Practicing unique traditions, they retain social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. In 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which recognizes their right to self-determination and their right to freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.The Declaration also affirms the need to respect and promote the rights of indigenous peoples affirmed in treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements with States. “It is up to all of us to make sure that such arrangements are honoured,” said Mr. Sena. “This is what our brothers and sisters of the Haudenosaunee peoples are doing by paddling for miles along the Hudson River. “This is a message of peace and unity among all peoples,” he added. The treaty, called the Two Row Wampum, emphasized the principles of friendship, cooperation and peace, and formed the basis for all subsequent indigenous peoples’ treaties with the English and the United States. (UN Department of Public Information/Julie Snell-James) read more

  • Ohio States Jalin Marshall named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    An Ohio State football player has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season, but this time, it’s not redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett.Redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall picked up the first Big Ten weekly award of his career after scoring four total touchdowns — all in the second half — during the Buckeyes’ 42-27 win against Indiana on Saturday.The former high school quarterback returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter before scoring three touchdowns off passes from Barrett in the fourth quarter. He finished the day with five receptions for 95 yards and tallied a total of 151 all-purpose yards.The win sealed OSU’s spot in the 2014 Big Ten Championship game, which is set to be played on Dec. 6 in Indianapolis.The Middletown, Ohio, native has caught 24 passes for 347 yards and six touchdowns this season to go along with 18 carries for 119 yards and another score. He’s also returned 16 punts for 217 yards and one touchdown and two kickoffs for 56 yards. Marshall is fourth on the team with 739 all-purpose yards this season for an average of 67.2 yards per game.OSU is scheduled to finish its regular-season slate on Saturday against Michigan at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

  • Should US Soccer Have Fired Tom Sermanni

    Things were starting to look up for the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) on Sunday after a solid 2-0 victory against China PR. But a few hours after the game ended, U.S. Soccer announced the dismissal of head coach Tom Sermanni.Sermanni started coaching the team just over a year ago, following the departure of Pia Sundhage and the USWNT’s gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. But just 24 matches into his career as head coach — and with a contract through 2016 — he was abruptly sacked. Julie Foudy told espnW that Sermanni “had no idea this was coming,” and that he was informed of his release by U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati and CEO Dan Flynn.The decision comes a month after the USWNT posted two losses at the Algarve Cup, an annual tournament in Portugal. Many thought the timing was odd, given the two-game series the team’s amid now, and wondered why U.S. Soccer officials — if they knew they were going to fire him — didn’t do so directly after the Algarve Cup losses. Foudy said of Gulati, however, that he is “very thorough and does not come to decisions quickly.” But the Women’s World Cup is just over a year away; why wait another month if there was any doubt this wasn’t the head coach they wanted preparing the team?Sermanni’s critics may have been concerned with his constant lineup changes, especially as they pertained to the back line. The starting back four weren’t solidified, much less the starting 11, and the lineup churn was a factor people pointed to after the Algarve Cup. Following the losses, Abby Wambach told Sports Illustrated: “We haven’t really been playing the way we normally play. I think there’s been a lot of factors. I know Tom likes to switch up the lineup quite a bit, which is very different than what we’ve been used to.”Despite these criticisms, Sermanni boasted an overall record of 18-2-4. In the almost 30-year history of U.S. women’s soccer, he was not the first coach to lose two games during his or her first year. Below, we compared the win percentages of the six head coaches in U.S. women’s soccer history (not including interim coaches or Mike Ryan, who coached only four games) during their first 24 matches:This doesn’t compare the strength of schedule (international tournaments vs. friendlies) and is solely based on the first 24 games, not a coach’s entire career. It’s clear that Sermanni was nowhere near as successful as his predecessor, Sundhage, who won her first 23 matches before posting one loss. However, Sermanni’s win percentage was still much better than Anson Dorrance’s and Tony DiCicco’s, and both of them went on to coach the USWNT for at least five years.Based on Sermanni’s stats alone, the decision by U.S. Soccer seems rash — a .833 win percentage would be considered very good for most teams. But this is the women’s national team, not the men’s, and two losses is two more than Gulati clearly expects of the women. read more

  • Ohio State mens basketball nonconference schedule released

    Lantern file photoThe Ohio State men’s basketball team will open the 2013-14 season at home on Nov. 9 against Morgan State.Highlighting the remainder of the non-conference schedule, released on Monday by OSU, are a pair of home games against Ohio University on Nov. 12 and future Big Ten opponent Maryland on Dec. 4.OSU will also play a neutral-site game against Notre Dame Dec. 21 as part of the 2013 Gotham classic, and will play its first road game Nov. 16 at Marquette.The game against the Golden Eagles opens a home-and-home series for the two teams, as Marquette will come to OSU in 2014-15.The Buckeyes and Golden Eagles were scheduled to open last season as part of the 2013 Carrier Classic on the deck of the USS Yorktown, but the game was canceled due to condensation making the court conditions unplayable.The game against Ohio University marks the 22nd time the schools will meet on the hardwood, with OSU holding a 17-4 lead in the series.The Buckeyes will play four Big Ten teams only once this season. OSU will play host to both Michigan and Northwestern and travel to both Indiana and Wisconsin in single plays.Upon the release of the conference schedule, the last non-conference date will be finalized. As it stands now, OSU will play Louisiana-Monroe either Dec. 27 or 28.2013-14 Ohio State Men’s Basketball Non-Conference ScheduleNov. 9 Morgan StateNov.12 Ohio UniversityNov. 16 @ MarquetteNov. 20 American UniversityNov. 25 WyomingNov. 29 North FloridaDec. 4 MarylandDec. 7 Central Connecticut StateDec. 11 BryantDec. 14 North Dakota StateDec. 18 DelawareDec. 21 Notre Dame in New York City (at Madison Square Garden)Dec. 27 or 28 Louisiana-Monroe read more

  • EHF EURO 2018 Qualifications Draw to take place in Dubrovnik

    Croatia handballDubrovnik handballMen’s EHF EURO 2018 EHF EURO champions Germany find themselves among the top 7-seeded nations when the qualification draw for the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 14 April 2016.Croatia are the hosts of the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 which will take place from 12 to 28 January 2018.The draw starts at 10:30 hrs local time and will be broadcast live via the EHF EURO Youtube channel and on the official website, www.ehf-euro.com.According to the current national team ranking the participating nations have been seeded in the following pots:Pot 1: France, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Sweden, IcelandPot 2: FYR Macedonia, Russia, Norway, Hungary, Slovenia, Belarus, AustriaPot 3: Serbia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Netherlands, Portugal, LithuaniaPot 4: Slovakia, Latvia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Israel/Romania*, Turkey/Belgium*, Finland/Luxembourg*The teams will be drawn into seven groups of four teams each. The top two teams of each group as well as the best third-ranked team overall will qualify for the Men’s EHF EURO 2018.Rounds 1 and 2 of the qualification will be played from 2 to 6 November 2016. Rounds 3 and 4 will be played from 3 to 7 May 2017, and the final rounds 5 and 6 will be played from 14 to 18 June 2017.*The intermediate play-offs between these teams will be played between 6 and 10 April 2016. ← Previous Story Beach team USA over “Panamerica” – directly to WCh in Budapest this summer! Next Story → ITALY: Bozen, Romagna, and Fasano all in pole position for the semi-finals qualifications read more

  • Excoach new politician Wilbek resigns as DHF sports director

    ← Previous Story Blaz Janc to replace Tobbias Reichmann in Kielce? Next Story → Bojana Popovic is new Montenegrian NT coach – Boskovic resigns Ulrik Wilbek Ulrik Wilbek will no longer be a sports director of the Danish Handball Federation! The legendary Danish coach will use his energy for local politics activities in Viborg. He decided to leave handball after post-Olympic media stories in which he was marked as the one who spoke with the players about possible dismissing of Gudmundur Gudmundsson from the position of the national team head-coach:“The most important thing for me has always been and continues to Danish handball, and in light of the turmoil there has been since returning from the Olympics in Rio, I can not see myself continuing as sports manager. I do not want to take the focus from the national team job, but I want to give Gudmundur the best working conditions in the future, “said coach likes to throw that looks back on four years of effort in sports executive role.“I have been extremely happy for all my years in DHF and especially my time as a sports, where most of the work have related to talent development and cooperation with the domestic coaches, clubs and elite environment of Danish handball. It has been an incredibly rewarding and exciting work. Now I will use the time to come to hand over my responsibilities to others in DHF, and then I will use my energy on the local political work in Viborg – said Wilbek.Wilbek didn’t deny that he spoke with the group of the players after first defeat in Rio against Croatia about “improvements”. However, the media story became too big even for Wilbek…Denmark won gold medal in Rio, after bad start with two defeats in Preliminary Round… read more

  • Chicago Cubs owners negotiating to buy AC Milan

    first_imgThe Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says they are in talks to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team.The Milan office of the Edelman public relations firm, which has been hired to represent the Ricketts, says the entire family is interested in Milan for ”a medium- to long-period investment” and wants to create ”a strong bond with the city,” report in Fox Sports claims for entertainment.The interest comes as seven-time European champion Milan faces UEFA sanctions over a breach of financial fair play regulations. Last year Milan spent more than 200 million euros on new players amid questions over the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April 2017.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Serie A team Milan took a loan from U.S. private equity fund Elliott worth more than 300 million euros that club chairman Li Yonghong has struggled to pay back. Milan qualified for the Europa League next season but risks being excluded as part of the possible sanctions.The Ricketts family acquired a majority interest in the Cubs in 2009 and the team won the 2016 World Series under its guidance. The Gazzetta Dello Sport reports Saturday that there is also another American party – which it did not name – interested in purchasing Milanlast_img read more

  • Unified Scores 10 Million from Conde Nast Parent Advance Publications

    first_imgIt looks to be a good time for tech investments, with enterprise marketing company Unified receiving $10 million from Conde Nast parent company Advance Publications. The company pulled in another $4 million from Silicon Valley Bank, infusing Unified with $14 million to put towards technology innovation, talent acquisition and an expanded sales effort.Andrew Siegel, SVP of strategy and corporate development at Advance Publications, comments on the investment in a Unified press release, “Social has effectively become the core vehicle for consumer interaction and our advertisers have demanded viral results across the Internet and on mobile platforms. UNIFIED has established itself as the premier enterprise marketing technology platform that offers innovative solutions for CMOs and their agencies to activate virality and transparently measure success.”Unified’s Social Operating Platform is used by brands and agencies to enhance company presences on Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon. The cloud-based platform includes media planning abilities, campaign pricing and ad unit hosting. Its client roster includes Microsoft, Horizon Media and Carrot Creative.Other recent social tech investment news includes Salesforce.com’s $689 million acquisition of Buddy Media, as well as Oracle’s Vitrue purchase, worth $300 million.last_img read more

  • CNN fires comedian over offensive trump photo

    first_imgCNN This file photo taken on February 08, 2016 shows Host Kathy Griffin speaking at the AARP 15th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP file photo.US comedian Kathy Griffin may have hoped to make art in holding up a prop depicting Donald Trump’s bloodied, severed head. But the stunt cost her a job with CNN and achieved the unthinkable — uniting conservatives and liberals in outrage.The president castigated the comedian on Wednesday, saying she “should be ashamed of herself” for the grisly-looking photograph.”My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” he tweeted.It didn’t matter that the outspoken Trump critic and award-winning performer had already apologised and asked celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to remove the picture from the internet. It was not enough to save her job.”CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network’s communications division announced.CNN had earlier called the picture “disgusting and offensive, “and said it was “evaluating” its annual New Year’s Eve coverage, which Griffin co-hosted for a decade with Anderson Cooper. The CNN anchor slammed the image as “completely inappropriate.”First Lady Melania Trump also criticised Griffin, who has twice won Emmys for her reality show “My Life on the D List.””As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” she said in a rare statement.”When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it,” she added.The Secret Service also said it would look into the incident, tweeting that threats against protectees “receive the highest priority of all of our investigations.”In a 31-second video posted to social media late Tuesday, Griffin said: “I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”But the 56-year-old was initially more defiant.”There was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his… wherever,” she captioned the photograph Tuesday in reference to a remark Trump made on the campaign trail about US journalist Megyn Kelly, who moderated a presidential debate.- ‘Repugnant and vile’ -“I do not condone any violence… I’m merely mocking the mocker in chief,” Griffin tweeted later. Both messages have since been deleted and the photograph has been removed from her social media account.Trump’s eldest son Donald Jr, who runs the family business in New York, and Mitt Romney, the defeated 2012 Republican presidential nominee, were among those conservatives who slammed the photograph.”Our politics have become too base, too low & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin’s post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory,” Romney tweeted.Even Trump critics vented their disapproval.”It is never funny to joke about killing a president,” tweeted Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill and Trump’s election rival Hillary.”I think she was thinking she was making some artistic statement, but that image has no place in our political dialogue,” Al Franken, a Democratic senator from Minnesota and a former comedian on long-running television show Saturday Night Live, told MSNBC.Apart from CNN, Squatty Potty, a Utah-based bathroom products company, suspended an advertising campaign featuring Griffin, calling the picture “deeply inappropriate.”Shields has not commented publicly since the controversy broke. He is listed on his website as an artist and “Hollywood’s favorite photographer” who has evolved from being the “bad boy of photography.”US newspapers were scathing on the editorial pages.”In a strange way Griffin’s shameful stunt might have given Americans their greatest moment of unity since Trump’s unexpected election,” wrote USA Today.”Those who hate Trump with all their gut, and recoil at the crass and nasty direction he’s taken our politics, should be the first to condemn imagery that normalizes violence against him,” said the New York Daily News.last_img read more

  • RCBC exmanager Maia appeals against BB heist conviction

    first_imgIn this file photo, Maia Deguito listens as her lawyer issues a statement after she was convicted of money laundering and sentenced to up to 56 years in prison. — Photo: PhilStarFormer Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. bank manager Maia Deguito sought reversal her conviction in connection with money laundering over Bangladesh Bank’s cyber heist, reports PhilStar.Deguito, through her lawyers, reportedly filed a 53-page motion for reconsideration on 25 January challenging the Makati court’s verdict. A copy of it was made public only on Monday.The former bank manager was accused of facilitating the transfer of the $81 million that suspiciously went through the country’s financial system and into accounts at her branch.On 10 January, Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 149 judge Cesar Untalan sentenced Deguito to a prison term of up to 56 years after the court found her guilty of money laundering.“She implemented, executed and transacted all these deposits and withdrawals involving huge and big amounts in United States dollars within a timeframe of less than two hours,” the court reportedly said.The court also noted that Deguito has 16 years of experience in banking yet she “proceeded deliberately and transacted with haste of these remittances, which are crystal clear big amounts above the ‘covered transactions’ by the AMLA Law!”But, PhilStar said, Deguito’s camp argued that the court “misunderstood” the definition of money laundering under RA 9160 or the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001.She was said to have asserted that the court merely “presumed” of her knowledge of the illegal sources of the said funds.“This conclusion, however, was not based on direct proof of the element of knowledge, as the prosecution failed to present any. Instead, it was only presumed by the Honourable Court from the alleged failure of accused to do what the Honorable Court believes she should have done,” the appeal read, according to PhilStar report.Bangladesh bank heist not yet closedProbe into one of the biggest cyber-heists in history meanwhile is not yet over at the national prosecution level, the report said.The Department of Justice confirmed early on January that criminal complaints against six other RCBC officers remain pending.“There is no resolution yet from the preliminary investigation earlier conducted on that case,” prosecutor general Richard Fadullon was quoted to have said.last_img read more

  • Amid Losses Mosby Receives Threats and Calls to Step Down

    first_imgBaltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Following two acquittals and one mistrial in the Freddie Gray case the Baltimore City State’s Attorney has been on the receiving end of death threats, harassment and racists comments through e-mail, according to reports.In the past week, Maryland Del. Pat McDonough, R-Dist. 7, has launched a petition calling for Mosby to step down and a George Washington University Law professor John Banzhaf III has filed a formal complaint with the Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission. The next officer’s trial is set to start this week and, currently, five of the six officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death are suing Mosby.Gray, 25, died April 19 of last year, a week after his neck was broken while he was handcuffed and shackled, but unrestrained, in the back of a police van. Gray’s death was a pivotal moment in Baltimore, and set off more than a week of protests followed by looting, rioting and arson that prompted a citywide curfew. In the aftermath, the city’s police chief was fired, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced she wouldn’t run for re-election. The U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation into allegations of excessive force and unwarranted stops.The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office said they cannot comment on the allegedly threatening e-mails.“Since the beginning of the State’s Attorney’s tenure, she has received numerous offensive and extremely disturbing racist, sexist hate mail and even death threats,” said spokeswoman Rochelle Ritchie in a July 1 statement. “While the State’s Attorney would like nothing more than to speak on these issues, the substance of these egregious attacks often pertain to the subject of open and pending cases where a  gag order has been imposed by the Judge. Therefore she will continue to not only respect the court’s order but she will continue to pursue justice for all victims of crime in Baltimore city in an attempt to make our city a safer place.”According to WBAL-TV, it obtained a sample of the threatening e-mails through a Public Information Act request to the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. One e-mailer submitted two fake news accounts detailing the demise of Mosby and her husband, Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby. The first fake story says: “Marilyn Mosby was gunned down in cold blood walking into the courthouse. Not one officer came to assist. A police statement simply read, ‘Sucks to be her.’ Nobody will miss that (expletive).”The second fake story goes into morbid detail of the torture and dismemberment of Nick Mosby, saying: “Police issued a statement, ‘The death of Mr. Mosby does not appear to be suspicious. Several family members related to Mr. and Ms. Mosby have been reported missing. Police feel none of the missing are significant. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading.’”Another e-mail stated: “You are out of your mind. When the violence starts and they turn their anger on you, maybe the officers will be a little slow to react. You are a cop hater. Marilyn Mosby is nothing but a (expletive) Black Panther (expletive). She should be hung.”According to WBAL, the FBI confirmed on July 1 that they are looking into hate mail and threats sent to Mosby. The FBI is working with the Baltimore Police Department.last_img read more

  • Sports Betting Is the New Pot as Supreme Court Leaves Legality to

    first_imgStriking down a 1992 law that banned sports gambling, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for sports betting to become the next pot: Regulated by the states, with widely varying local laws, and a wide range of companies getting ready for the next gold rush.The law at the center of Monday’s decision was the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, which had outlawed sports betting nationwide, with the exception of Nevada and some more limited betting in three other states. New Jersey had sued against the law, arguing that it was unconstitutional.Six of the nine Supreme Court Justices agreed, writing in their majority decision that there were good reasons both for and against sports betting:“Supporters argue that legalization will produce revenue for the States and critically weaken illegal sports betting operations, which are often run by organized crime. Opponents contend that legalizing sports gambling will hook the young on gambling, encourage people of modest means to squander their savings and earnings, and corrupt professional and college sports. The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make.” Instead, legislators would have to make a decision. And in the absence of new federal legislation, it would be up to the states to do so. “Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution,” the judges wrote. ”PASPA is not.”With the law struck down, states are expected to move quickly to benefit from the added tax revenue. Eighteen states have already introduced legislation to legalize sports betting, according to the American Gaming Association. Others are likely to follow suit.The result of these state-wide laws will likely be a patchwork of regulations, similar to the way states currently regulate medical and recreational marijuana. And just like with pot, many in the industry are hoping for big bucks. Estimates about the size of a legal sports gambling market vary widely, ranging from $57 billion to as much as $400 billion per year.Immediate beneficiaries are likely to include online sports betting companies like Fanduel and Draftkings, with Draftkings CEO Jason Robins telling CNBC Monday that “this is going to be a huge industry.” But a legalization of sports gambling could also benefit countless others, from sports leagues to sports data providers to fantasy football giants like Yahoo.That is if federal legislators don’t put a stop to sports gambling before it gets off the ground: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced Monday that he would introduce new legislation “to help protect honesty and principle in the athletic arena” in the coming weeks. Hatch had been one of the four authors of the very law that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down on Monday. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

  • Podcast Network Wondery Hires Jen Sargent Former Uproxx and HitFix Boss as

    first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Lopez, former CEO of Fox International Channels, founded Wondery in 2016 with an investment from 20th Century Fox. Other investors include venture-capital firms Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Shari Redstone’s Advancit Capital, BAM Ventures, Water Tower Ventures, and BDMI.Wondery’s top podcasts include “Dirty John,” “Business Wars,” “American History Tellers” and “Inside Jaws.”“It is clear that podcasts are the future of storytelling and, as such, will play a massive role in the future of digital media,” Sargent said in a statement. Prior to co-founding HitFix, Sargent worked at companies including Reed Business Information, BV Capital/Bertelsmann Ventures, DoubleClick and J.P. Morgan. Jen Sargent, co-founder of entertainment site HitFix and former president of Uproxx Media Group, has joined podcast-network startup Wondery as chief operating officer.At L.A.-based Wondery, Sargent is tasked with expanding the podcaster’s audience and revenue streaming, including overseeing the company’s Wondery+ director-to-consumer service and developing TV, book and film projects from its library of podcast programs.Most recently, Sargent was president of Uproxx, overseeing strategy, partnerships, operations and revenue generation. She joined Uproxx when the digital-media company (then called Woven Digital) acquired HitFix in 2016 and subsequently folded HitFix into the Uproxx site.“Jen has enviable experience spanning startups and massive global media companies, traditional and new media, consumer and business, and is a founder herself,” Wondery founder and CEO Hernan Lopez said in a statement.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more