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10 months agoStuttgart to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Stuttgart to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solankeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVfB Stuttgart are ready to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.The England U21 international has seen a loan move to Crystal Palace fall through over medical concerns.However, BILD says Stuttgart are now ready to step in and tempt Solanke to Germany – and with the support of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.Stuttgart sports director Michael Reschke met with Solanke’s father and agents last week, though admitted defeat when the striker chose a return to London with Palace.However, with the move now off, Reschke is ready to resume talks for Solanke. A decision is expected over the weekend. last_img read more

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a month agoJones heaps praise on new Man Utd teammates Wan-Bissaka and Maguire

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jones heaps praise on new Man Utd teammates Wan-Bissaka and Maguireby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Jones has heaped praise on new Manchester United teammates Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.The pair have slotted straight into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice defensive line-up and Jones thinks both players have enjoyed a great start to life at Old Trafford.“Aaron’s come in and settled in well and, likewise, Harry. He carries a bit more experience than Aaron but they’ve helped a lot,” Jones told Inside United.“Aaron’s up and down [the pitch], his tackling’s probably some of the best I’ve seen, and no one wants to go past him. You see players now stopping, turning around and going the other way, so that’s a credit to him.“Harry’s got the international experience. He’s a big, strong defender who has helped us and I’m sure he’ll be a great addition going forward.” last_img read more

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Ohio State LB Darron Lee Doesn’t Understand Why Michigan Brags About Its Success In The 90s

first_imgDarron Lee tweets message bashing the Michigan 1990's teams.Darron Lee Michigan DissIt’s been a while since Michigan’s football program was truly elite. Since the 1990s, probably. Two decades ago, the Wolverines won a national championship (1997), five Big Ten championships and had a winning record (7-2) against rival Ohio State. Since then, they’ve had a couple really good seasons, but success on a national level (and against the Buckeyes) has been inconsistent at best. Ohio State sophomore linebacker Darron Lee doesn’t understand why the Wolverines think they can brag about what happened 20-something years ago. Never knew why the TTUN always talked about the 90’s like anyone remembers…or cared but hey gotta cling to something right?— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) May 19, 2015Michigan’s game against Ohio State – the first Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer meeting – is set to occur on Nov. 28. We can’t wait for it.last_img read more

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Here Are The Top 16 Games On The 2016 College Football Schedule

first_imgCollage of logos of top college football programs. Alabama SIAlabama SIIt’s been a little more than four months since Alabama beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff title, and we’re a little less than four months away from kicking off the 2016 season. We’re basically at the mid-point of the off-season, but September will be here soon enough.  Across the country, fans are already dying to see their favorite teams take the field once again, hoping they can duplicate the championship-winning feat the Crimson Tide pulled off this past season. It’s never too early to look ahead to the fall and try to predict with teams have a legit shot at a title run, which teams don’t, and which games will mean the most when deciding the CFP field.When poring over the 2016 college football schedule, not all games are created equal. We’ve decided to put a spotlight on some of next year’s biggest games. These games will be for bragging rights, conference supremacy or keeping national championship hopes alive. Some will be for all threeWithout further ado, here are our top 16 games on the 2016 college football slate, in no particular order.No. 16 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17last_img read more

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ZIM Unveils Upgraded Transpacific Network

first_imgzoom Israel’s shipping company Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has launched a new service linking Asia and the Pacific Northwest and presented a revised coverage on the Transpacific route, scheduled to start in April 2017.The ZIM North Pacific (ZNP) service will connect major ports in South East Asia and China to the Vancouver gateway, according to the company. Additionally, the new service will offer expanded coverage of Asian ports in terms of both export and import.Port rotation of the ZNP service will be as follows:  Port Kelang (Malaysia), Cai Mep (Vietnam), Da Chan Bay,  Yantian, Xiamen, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai (China), Busan (South Korea), Vancouver (Canada), Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Da Chan Bay, Port Kelang.The company said that the ZNP service joins ZIM’s Transpacific network, which also includes ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP) and ZIM Seven Star Service (Z7S).The ZCP links Shanghai and Busan to US South Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean clusters.The upgraded port rotation of the ZCP service will be as follows: Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai (China), Busan (South Korea), Rodman, Panama Canal (Panama), Kingston, Savannah, Norfolk, New York (USA), Halifax (Canada), Kingston, Qingdao.In addition, ZIM said that its Z7S service will resume full-scale activity, connecting South China, South East Asia and the Indian sub-continent to the US East Coast main ports, including Maher terminal in New Year.The Z7S service will link the following ports: Da Chan Bay, Yantian (China), Cai Mep (Vietnam), Port Kelang (Malaysia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), New York, Norfolk, Savannah (USA), Port Kelang, Da Chan Bay.ZIM did not indicate that the latest changes are linked to any vessel sharing agreements (VSAs).last_img read more

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Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet airworthy

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia — Investigators of the Oct. 28 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta.The officials summoned reporters Thursday to refute reports on a news conference the day before where some media reported they had said the plane was not airworthy when it took off.The investigators were reporting on data from the aircraft’s black boxes. They say the cockpit voice recorder, which is still missing and being searched for, is needed to understand what caused the jet to plunge in the Java Sea just 11 minutes after takeoff.Investigator Nurcahyo Utomo said that based on test results after the aircraft’s problems were repaired the aircraft was declared airworthy.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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117 seats up for grabs across 15 states today

first_imgNew Delhi: People in 15 states will vote on Tuesday in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections which will see a maximum of 117 seats going to the polls in a single phase of a seven-phased election.Voting will be completed in all seats of Gujarat, Kerala, Goa, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu with the third phase polls. The presidents of the two main political parties are in the fray in the third phase with BJP chief Amit Shah making his Lok Sabha election debut from Gandhinagar and Congress President Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThis time the BJP will be tested in its bastion Gujarat – where polling will be held for all the 26 Lok Sabha seats – apart from Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh, where the party had done well in 2014. In Karnataka, the BJP is considered to have a firm footing in many of the 14 seats going to the polls on Tuesday. However, the saffron party faces a tough challenge from the Congress-JDS combine. The BJP faces a stiff challenge in UP, as the third phase of LS elections will be fought in the “Yadav belt”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe SP strongholds of Mainpuri, Badaun and Sambhal will go to the polls on Tuesday, and the party’s prospects have received a considerable boost following its alliance with the BSP. SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is contesting from Mainpuri. In Maharashtra, the third phase of polling will be held in some NCP strongholds, including Baramati, Madha, Kolhapur and Satara. NCP President Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule is contesting from the party’s bastion in Baramati. In Chhattisgarh, the BJP has sought to beat the anti-incumbency wave against its sitting MPs by replacing all of them. Of the five seats in Bihar, the BJP had won only one in 2014, and it is again contesting one seat this time. Janata Dal (United), the BJP’s ally in the NDA, is contesting three seats while the LJP is contesting one seat. In Odisha, the third phase of elections will witness a battle between several political heavyweights as well as former bureaucrats. In the four constituencies of lower Assam that will go to the polls on Tuesday, both the Congress and the AIUDF are seeking to gain votes by targeting the BJP over its stance in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The Congress will look to augment its tally in Kerala with Rahul Gandhi in the fray from Wayanad. The BJP too is seeing a realistic chance to win four seats in the southern state. The high-octane Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal reach an exciting third leg on Tuesday. Five constituencies – Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Jangipur and Murshidabad – are up for grabs in the third phase.last_img read more

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Brionte Dunn charged with domestic violence and assault

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern file photoFormer Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn has been charged with domestic violence and assault stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend last month. He has a warrant out for his arrest.The altercation took place on July 17 and he was promptly dismissed by coach Urban Meyer the next day.Two days after his dismissal, July 20, the 911 call from Dunn’s girlfriend surfaced where she described being hit early in the morning on the 17th. She also said in the 911 call that this wasn’t the first altercation between the two.The charges of domestic violence and assault are first-degree misdemeanors. The maximum penalty for each charge is six months in jail or $1,000 fine.This incident took place in Columbus, but Dunn’s address in the case summary is listed in Alliance, Ohio.Meyer said last week at Big Ten Media Days that there was “no chance” Dunn would be allowed to rejoin the team. read more

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Jackets to face familiar foe

A fighter in hockey is like a first girlfriend:  Even when they’re gone, you always remember them. That’s why Jody Shelley, despite only averaging two goals per year, is still revered in Columbus. Shelley was the first enforcer that the Jackets ever had, and for the skilled players in the game (the Nash’s, the Klesla’s, the Brassards), there’s nothing that brings more confidence than knowing that a cheap shot by the opposition will not go unpunished. For six-and-a-half years, that retribution, brought by Shelley, was on behalf of Columbus. But tonight, when the Jackets visit the San Jose Sharks, it will be against the Jackets.In the middle of the 2007 season, Shelley was traded to San Jose.  For the time that he was with Columbus, Shelley received nothing but love from the fans — a fight involving him received the same cheers as a Nash goal did. Rarely did he lose these fights, but he did always drop the gloves. And in hockey, only the goalie and superstar receive more respect than the fighter does. Maybe the fans in San Jose love Shelley as much as those did and still do in Columbus, but either way he has not changed much in the past two years.  Only three games into the season and already Shelley has racked up 22 minutes in the penalty box, at an average of 7.4 minutes per game. Numbers like that remind the Jacket fans why Shelley was so loved: He was a fighter, not a lover.It will be bittersweet to see him again (like seeing an ex, only with a new lover), but nonetheless the memories will be flowing seeing the 45 with the Shelley on the back of jersey.If only it was white and blue, not black and teal. read more

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Mancini the right man for Italy – Criscito

first_imgDomenico Criscito is certain that the Italian FA have made the right decision to appoint Roberto Mancini as the new head coach of the national team and is hopeful of being recalled into the squadThe Italian defender has worked with Mancini at Zenit St Petersburg in the Russian Premier League this season and Criscito was full praise upon learning of his former boss’ appointment.“He’s spectacular, both on a human level and a professional one,” the 31-year-old told Tuttosport, via Football-Italia.“I already knew him before he came to coach here because when he was at Inter he came to find out if I was willing to move to the Nerazzurri.“He knows so much about football but I don’t need to say that, his CV speaks for itself. He’s won wherever he’s gone, from Inter to Manchester City.”He added: “On a human level Mancini is outstanding, our relationship is excellent. I’ll never be able to thank him enough, he taught me football.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….“I’m happy they’ve decided to entrust the resurrection of the national team to him, he’s the right man to bring us back to the footballing elite.”Criscito represented Italy in their disastrous World Cup appearance in 2010 and hasn’t played at international level since 2014.But with Mancini now the new manager, the left-back is hopeful of another call-up.“I’ll be honest, I did make some jokes with the boss!,” said Criscito.“All joking aside though, Mancini knows what I can offer, unlike [Giampiero] Ventura who considered Russia to be too far away to come and watch me…“I really hope with all my heart that I’ll have the chance to wear Azzurro again.”last_img read more

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Torreira Guendouzi set to complete Arsenal medicals today

first_imgBoth Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi are expected to undergo medicals today ahead of their expected moves to Arsenal, reports talkSPORTTorreira has been linked with a move to North London for a while now, but any deal that may have been put in place for his arrival was put on hold due to his participation with Uruguay at the World Cup this summer.However, the Sampdoria midfielder is now free to complete his transfer to Arsenal following Uruguay’s World Cup exit against France last week.Torreira had announced that news himself over his move to Arsenal in an interview with Telenoche.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I would have been very happy to be able to return to Uruguay with my team-mates,” he said.“but this is a fantastic opportunity [to join Arsenal] and I do not want to waste it.”Meanwhile, fellow signing Guendouzi joins from French side for a reported £7m deal with Unai Emery having fended off interest from the likes of Borussia Dortmund, AS Roma and his former club Paris Saint-Germain to sign the 19-year-old.last_img read more

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PSG eyeing a deal for NGolo Kante

first_imgFrench Champions Paris Saint Germain are hoping to wrap up a deal for France midfielder N’Golo Kante before the end of the transfer window.According to reports, the Blues have placed a £98 million price tag on the World Cup winner, to fend off buyers but the Parisians are currently willing to meet the price tag.Reports from French tabloids suggests that PSG would be forced to sell some players to finance the move, including Angel Di Maria and Goncalo Guedes. However, despite these issues, Kante’s representatives and PSG sporting direct Antero Henrique are currently in advanced talks over a potential deal.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.With that confirmed, a deal for Kante may rely upon the futures on Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois with Chelsea owner unlikely to sell three key players in one single transfer window.The Belgian duo has been attracting the attention of Real Madrid to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and strengthing the backline, a saga that looks set to continue for the rest of the transfer window.Chelsea will play Man City in the Community Shield on August 5 and regardless of the situation of the three players in question, all are set to be absent due to their World Cup successes.last_img read more

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Felipe Caicedo celebrates Lazio win

The Ecuadorian footballer thinks his team showed “the right mentality” against Cypriot club Apollon Limassol; he wanted to take the penaltyLazio’s Ecuadorian footballer Felipe Caicedo is celebrating the 2-1 win over Cypriot club Apollon Limassol at Stadio Olimpico.To him, his team showed the “right mentality” and also told reporters he wanted to take Ciro Immobile’s penalty kick.“I think we had the right approach, we stepped on to the field with the right mentality,” Caicedo was quoted by Football Italia.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“Apollon play good football and don’t forget they beat FC Basel. They tried to keep the ball in the final 10-15 minutes, but we played well overall.”He talked about how he asked Ciro Immobile if he could take the penalty kick.“I talked to him and usually he takes the penalties. He said that he wanted to take it and that’s where the conversation ended,” he said.“This was my first 90 minutes of the season. I have to find my form and I’m happy that the Coach had faith in me.” read more

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Kevino Smith missing person case stretches to 10 weeks

first_img TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Related Items:breezy brea, crimestoppers, grand turk, kevino smith Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 May 2015 – Ten weeks now since Kevino Smith of Grand Turk went missing; and a report to Magnetic Media yesterday revealed that Police have still not given the family any update on the remains found in an area of Breezy Brae on April 16. Police told media a day after the find, they would not be rushed, that the forensics might be sourced outside of the TCI, that they would not divulge the condition of the body discovered and that potential suspects would be kept under surveillance. The Crime Stoppers reward is still being offered for information in this case; it was last announced at $2,000… again it has been ten weeks since Kevino Smith went missing after an armed confrontation at a home in Breezy Brae, Grand Turk. Recommended for you Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Woman helps beat up Grand Turk senior citizen, police hunting suspectslast_img read more

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Google takes a step beyond passwords with Android authentication

first_img Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Tags See it 2:46 Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) 17 Photos But it’s only a small step for now. Google offers it only in “step-up” situations where you’re confirming your authentication rather than first-time logins. So this demotes passwords without actually getting rid of them. Microsoft is a notch more aggressive in moving its online services like Outlook.com, Skype, OneDrive and Xbox Live to a post-password design.Both the moves are made possible with an open authentication standard called FIDO2 that Google helped to develop through a consortium called the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance.For higher-security situations, like logging onto a new device for the first time, Google offers support for hardware security keys, including its own Titan models and third-party models from companies like Yubico. That, too, is enabled by FIDO2. How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone $219 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Chrome Google Now Google Microsoftcenter_img Mobile Security All the different Android versions through the years Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Google Pixel Comments 12 Who needs a password when you’ve always got this at your disposal? James Martin/CNET Google has taken an important step into a future that doesn’t require passwords, letting phone users log on to some websites using just their Android phones. That means you’ll be able to sign into a site using a passcode or fingerprint, starting with Google’s Pixel phones Monday and spreading to other relatively recent Android phones in coming days, Google said.”This new capability marks another step on our journey to making authentication safer and easier for everyone to use,” said two Google team members, Dongjing He and Christiaan Brand, in a blog post Monday. For now, the service works on Google’s passwords.google.com website, but the company plans to expand it to other Google services.In case you hadn’t got the memo, passwords are awful — the ones that are most secure happen to be the ones that are hardest to type and remember. That’s even leaving aside the issue of the many breaches that have splattered passwords and other personal data all over the internet. Google’s use of Android as an authentication device is an important step beyond password problems. Inside a password-free future CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img read more

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Is Shahid Kapoor going to remake Telugu film Jersey

first_imgShahid KapoorInstagramAfter Kabir Singh, which is a Hindi remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy, speculations have been rife about Shahid Kapoor remaking another Telugu film.Kabir Singh has done really well at the worldwide box office and has collected over Rs 300 crore. Now, apparently, Shahid is all set to remake Telugu cinema’s one of the popular hits this year.It is said that Nani’s Jersey has been chosen to be remade by Shahid. Popular producer Karan Johar is said to have acquired the Hindi remake rights of Jersey and the amount for which he has bought the rights might be half of the budget of the entire movie. Actor Nani in JerseyTwitterAlso, it is said that Shahid is demanding Rs 40 crore as remuneration and he has hiked it after Kabir Singh’s sensational hit. Looks like the 38-year-old actor is laying the road to become one of the highest-paid actors in India. Shahid is making the utmost use of bagging a blockbuster with Kabir Singh. Reports claim that the star image of Shahid is going to raise the expectations on this remake, and so, Karan has signed a contract with him. An official confirmation is awaited. Going into the details of Jersey, this Gowtam Tinnanuri starrer has Shraddha Srinath as the leading lady. Jersey is the story of a talented cricketer who fails in the early stage of his career, but returns back to cricket, at the age of 36, to make it big. Produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi under Sithara Entertainments, this film one of the biggest hits in Nani’s career. To know whether Shahid, once again, will be able to recreate the magic in a remake film, we will have to wait for an official confirmation from the makers or the actor.last_img read more

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2 killed in Magura road crash

first_imgAt least two people were killed and 20 others injured as two coaches crashed head-on on Magura-Jhenaidah road in Sadar upazila of Magura on Thursday night.The deceased are Habibur Rahman, 27, and Krishna Kumar Das, 28, residents of Chuadanga district.District police spokesperson additional superintendent Md Toriqul Islam told Prothom Alo that a Dhaka-bound coach, Darshana Delux, crashed head-on with another coach Sonartori Paribahan coming from Barisal around 11:15pm in the upazila town.Sonartori Paribahan then turned turtle on the road, leaving two dead and 20 injured, the police officer added.The police also said the injured were sent to Magura Sadar Hospital and bodies of the deceased are kept in the hospital morgue.last_img read more

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Catalans protest for separatists release

first_imgPeople hold banners reading `Freedom` and wave Catalan pro-independence `Estelada` flags during a demonstration in Barcelona calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders. Photo: AFPHundreds of thousands of Catalans marched Saturday to demand the release of regional officials jailed for their push for independence from Spain, which has left the country mired in a political crisis.The more than two-hour long protest in Barcelona, the Catalan capital, came a day after the region’s parliament speaker-one of dozens of lawmakers sacked by Madrid last month-was released from jail after posting 150,000 euros ($175,000) bail.The demonstrators gathered on an avenue next to the regional parliament building waving Catalan independence flags and chanting “Freedom!” while some held up banners announcing: “SOS Democracy”.Children in riding helmets climbed castells-the region’s traditional human towers-as others held placards bearing caricatures of some jailed lawmakers.Barcelona municipal police put turnout for the march at some 750,000 people as crowds stretched for more than 15 blocks along the boulevard.The Catalonia crisis has caused concern in the European Union as the bloc deals with Brexit and uncertainty over the fate of the region’s 7.5 million people. More than 2,400 businesses have moved their legal headquarters elsewhere.On Wednesday a general strike called by a pro-independence union caused travel chaos, blocking 60 roads and train lines including Spain’s main highway link to France and the rest of Europe.Since lawmakers in Catalonia-a wealthy region with its own language and distinct culture-declared independence on October 27 following a banned referendum, pro-separatist officials have come under huge pressure from Madrid.The central government has dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, his government and the parliament, suspended the region’s autonomy and called for new elections there on December 21.Barcelona’s popular mayor earlier slammed the actions of Puigdemont’s government.“They’ve provoked tensions and carried out a unilateral independence declaration which the majority do not want,” Ada Colau told a meeting of her party members.“They’ve tricked the population for their own interests.”Eight members of the axed Catalan cabinet are currently detained on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds.A further six fired officials including parliament speaker Carme Forcadell were granted bail this week on similar charges by Spain’s Supreme Court.Puigdemont is in self-imposed exile in Belgium awaiting a hearing on possible extradition back to Spain after Madrid issued an EU-wide warrant.“The situation is sad, the politicians haven’t done their jobs,” said Robert Muni, who was protesting with his children, although some protesters shouted their support for Puigdemont, “our president”.‘We want freedom’Puigdemont and four ex-ministers say they are in Brussels because they cannot be guaranteed a fair trial back home.“Although some of us are far away from you and others are in prison, we have an opportunity to express loudly and clearly that we want freedom and democracy,” Puigdemont told Catalan television.Saturday’s protest was organised by two pro-independence lobby groups, ANC and Omnium, whose two leaders are also detained.“We don’t know what’s going to happen but we know what we want: the release of political prisoners,” said demonstrator Maria Angels Quintana.Puigdemont has said he travelled to Brussels after declaring independence in order to raise international awareness on the treatment of separatists in Spain.But the European Union, nervous that Catalan independence could stir up separatist tensions in several member states, has repeatedly backed the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over the crisis.Some participants at the rally betrayed their frustration at the lack of support from Brussels for their cause, holding banners printed in English asking “Europe, where are you?”Rajoy himself will be in Barcelona on Sunday-his first visit to Catalonia since the independence crisis erupted-to show support for his Popular Party candidates in next month’s vote.last_img
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CocaCola to Break Ground on First US Plant in 10 Years Student

first_imgCoca-Cola to break ground on new facilityCoca-Cola will break ground on its first new U.S. facility on Tuesday morning in north Houston.The bottler opening the plant, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, says it is the first Coca-Cola production plant built in the U.S. in more than 10 years. The company announced the $250 million facility will be close to 1 million square feet and is expected to open in 2020. The Houston Chronicle reports the new plant is meant to replace two other plants and several warehouses in Houston. An executive with the bottling company told the Chronicle he does not expect layoffs. The latest in Houston sportsJim Mone/APHouston Rockets’ James Harden, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler during Game 4 of their 2018 playoff series.The Astros’ magic number is down to three, the Texans still haven’t won a game, and while the Rockets tout their team at Media Day, rumors swirl about a Houston native the Rockets might want to trade for.Over the weekend, the Astros clinched a spot in the postseason, sweeping the Angels in their final regular season home stand. Only seven games remain as they look to lock up their position in the MLB postseason.Meanwhile, the Texans lost their home opener to the New York Giants 27-22, falling short in what was seen as one of the more winable games on their schedule.Plus, rumors continue to swirl around a possible trade that could bring Tomball-native and four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Rockets.  In the audio above, sportswriter Jeff Balke joins us live from Rockets Media Day to discuss those and other developments in Houston sports. Proposed immigration rules may impact thousands in HoustonThe Trump administration is expanding the discretion immigration officers have when they decide whether or not to grant a green card or work permit, according to new rules announced this weekend.New standards could limit thousands of immigrants’ access to green cards and work permits in Houston. Report: Houston area to hit 10 million people by 2040Greater Houston’s population will surpass 10 million by the year 2040, up from roughly 7 million today, a projection from METRO Next finds. Analysts say the growth could strain the region’s infrastructure.center_img Tuesday, September 25, 2018Student arrested for threat against Columbus ISDCourtesy of Columbus ISDA water tower in Columbus posted on the Columbus ISD website.A Columbus Independent School District student has been arrested for allegedly making a threat on the social media app Snapchat. The threat caused Columbus ISD to close of all district campuses Monday.Columbus police say the student will be charged with a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony. Authorities say the suspect is a juvenile and the name and other identifying information will not be released.School officials received word of the threat just before midnight Sunday.Columbus ISD officials are urging parents to continue monitoring students’ social media online and report anything that may be cause for concern.Classes will resume Tuesday at regular times with an increased police presence. Sharelast_img read more

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Mayor Turner Touts Houstons Economic Health Harris County Criminal Justice Center Reopens

first_img Share Monday, May 20, 2019Top afternoon stories:Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media Aerial view of downtown Houston.Mayor Turner Touts Houston’s Economic HealthHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner used his annual message to the Greater Houston Partnership to tout the city’s economic health. But Turner offered few new ideas as he heads into an election.Mayors typically use the State of the City address to roll out major policy initiatives, but Turner spent much of the speech trying to make the case that he’d been a good steward of the city government and deserved another term.The speech came just days after a judge invalidated voter-mandated raises for firefighters, passed as Proposition B, which would have required hundreds of such layoffs.Turner cited Houston’s unemployment rate as the lowest since 1981.Houston Public Media/ArchiveThe Harris County Criminal Justice Center is located in downtown Houston.Harris County Criminal Justice Center ReopensHarris County’s 16 Criminal Courts at Law resumed operations in the Harris County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) on Monday as one more sign of post-Harvey recovery.The hurricane flooded the CJC and the criminal courts have had to share courtrooms for bond docket and trial operations in the county’s Family Law Center. The county opened four floors of the CJC in June 2018, but the remaining floors had still been undergoing renovations. Operations are resuming in temporarily assigned courtrooms.County officials have stated moving back to the CJC will provide greater access to courts and more opportunities for trials. It will also eliminate the need for sharing courtrooms.Laura Isensee/Houston Public MediaOther colleges in Greater Houston that have partnered with the Houston Food Bank to provide food scholarships include Houston Community College, Lee College, San Jacinto College and Texas Woman’s University.UH Downtown Expands Food ScholarshipsRecent national surveys show that nearly half of college students who participated say they’ve gone hungry in the past month. In Greater Houston, one university is taking an aggressive approach to change that.Known as food scholarships, students can shop at a campus marketplace for fresh produce and other groceries on credit, often depending on how many hours of classes they take.At the University of Houston Downtown (UHD), interest in the program has skyrocketed so much this semester, that the university plans to expand it. In 2019, all students who apply will receive food scholarships.As more students at UHD use the scholarships — receiving about $60 dollars worth of food for every credit hour they take — researchers from the Houston Food Bank will track how it affects their overall success on campus.last_img read more

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