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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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10 months agoChelsea loanee Mount tells Hudson-Odoi: Better to be playing regularly

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea loanee Mount tells Hudson-Odoi: Better to be playing regularlyby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea loanee Mason Mount has urged young players to move aboard amid Bayern Munich’s interest in Callum Hudson-Odoi.Hudson-Odoi is reportedly weighing up a move to Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga giants submitted four bids for the winger.Mount, currently with Derby, spent last season on loan with Vitesse and believes the experience of playing overseas can help young footballers.”I would say to all young players game time and experience is the most important thing,” Mount told talkSPORT.”For me to go out on loan and play in a top professional league and gain experience, rather than sitting in the Chelsea Under-23s.”I didn’t want to do that, I’d already had a year playing Under-23s and I felt that I needed to move on and test myself away from England.”It was the best decision I made because I went out there, gained so much experience and playing time, and that set me up moving on.” last_img read more

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2 days agoSNAPPED! Man City boss Guardiola loses rag with Stones

first_imgSNAPPED! Man City boss Guardiola loses rag with Stonesby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola slammed a seat and shouted at John Stones during their Champions League thrashing of Atalanta.BT Sport cameras captured the Citizens boss heading to the substitutes bench in the Etihad dugout after summer signing Rodri went down with an injury on Tuesday.It appears that Guardiola was unhappy that Stones hadn’t read the situation that he made be called upon if Rodri had to make way with an injury.And made his frustration known by slapping a chair in rage while shouting at Stones.Lol Pep really did lose it with Stones taking his time today pic.twitter.com/e0NarbJN5e— Kaila Kika (@KailaKika) October 22, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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White House gets pressure from within US to spare Canada from steel

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration is coming under political pressure at home to exclude Canada from global tariffs on steel and aluminum, and while stating its preference for holding firm it’s leaving the door open just the tiniest crack to the possibility of adjustments.Lawmakers, businesses, and hosts on the Sunday political talk-shows all challenged the logic of slapping a national-security tariff on a peaceful next-door neighbour, pushing the administration to justify its move.The administration says a final announcement is coming next week. On Sunday, it signalled that President Donald Trump is leaning toward a no-exceptions-for-anyone attitude — but then added some potential asterisks.In the midst of an internal tug-of-war within the White House the administration was represented on the talk shows by two of its most prominent trade hawks, Trump advisor Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.Both appeared to suggest the decision is close to final.While no countries will be excluded, Navarro said some industries could get exemptions. This is of keen interest to Canada’s auto sector, which is a leading supplier of steel and aluminum to the U.S.: “There’ll be an exemption procedure for particular cases where we need to have exemptions so business can move forward,” Navarro said on CNN.Ross held out the slim prospect of some changes: “We shall see,” he told NBC’s “Meet The Press.”“(Trump) has made a decision at this point,” he said of the 25 per cent tariff for steel and 10 per cent tariff for aluminum. “If he for some reason should change his mind, then it’ll change. I have no reason to believe he’s going to change his mind.”The administration is being deluged with demands from its own political allies to relax its policy. The same two top Republican lawmakers who shepherded Trump’s tax-cut achievement through Congress, Kevin Brady and Orrin Hatch, have pleaded for revisions.A senator of a border state said he’s already hearing from businesses at home. Angus King, an Independent senator from Maine, compared Trump’s plan to the devastating U.S. tariffs of the 1930s. He said companies in his state fear price increases for steel.King said any trade actions should be targeted to discourage Chinese dumping — not hit the entire world.“You want to do these kinds of things with a scalpel — not a chainsaw,” King told NBC.To apply the tariffs, the U.S. is invoking a rarely used clause in a 1962 trade law that allows the president to declare tariffs if required by national security. The White House argues that the wording is broad, and that national security also could include employment and economic stability of the domestic steel industry.“I don’t think we need to block Canadian steel in the name of national security. They’re annoying. You know, they’re too nice. But we don’t fear a war with Canada,” King said.Every host of the big weekly U.S. talk shows raised the Canada angle.Fox News’s Chris Wallace asked how the White House can possibly justify using a national security excuse for imposing tariffs on a close NATO partner, and legal member of the U.S. military-industrial complex.CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Navarro to imagine how Canada might see this: “From the perspective of Canada … Canada would say, ‘National security exemption? We fight with you in every war. Our soldiers are right next to your soldiers in every conflict. What possible scenario could you envision where we wouldn’t supply you with steel and aluminum?’”But the general response from Trump officials was that everyone should prepare for tariffs. When Navarro was asked on Fox whether Trump would exclude anyone, he responded in the negative.“That’s not his decision,” Navarro replied.“As soon as he starts exempting countries he has to raise tariffs on everybody else. As soon as he exempts one country his phone starts ringing from the heads of state of other countries.”He added more details in an interview with CNN: “Canada’s 40 per cent of the (American aluminum) market. If you exempt Canada, then you have to put big, big tariffs on everybody else. So this is a measured, targeted approach.”He was repeatedly pressed on the Canada issue in these interviews. Navarro did leave out the possibility of certain industries being exempted.The issue has sparked a ferocious debate within the White House. Last week, it appeared Trump had frozen out the free-traders in his office and made this announcement with the support of hawks like Navarro.American press reports have also described the president feeling angry and isolated in recent days. His administration has been hit with resignations, infighting and conflict-of-interest allegations involving the president’s own son-in-law, Jared Kushner.A South Carolina Republican called it folly.Sen. Lindsey Graham mentioned the Volkswagen and BMW plants in his state and expressed fear of how a trade war might affect jobs there. He said there’s reason to pursue China for intellectual-property theft and product dumping, but this is hitting all the wrong targets.He addressed Trump directly in his interview on CBS’s ”Face The Nation.””You’re letting China off the hook,” Graham said.”You’re punishing the American consumer and our allies. You’re making a huge mistake here. Go after China — not the rest of the world.”last_img read more

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Arms supplier held from Dwarka

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday said that they have arrested a 26-year-old man near Nursery Plantation opposite Vardhman Mall in Sector-19, Dwarka for supplying illegal fire arms to different gangs in Delhi and Haryana.The investigating agency recovered four sophisticated pistols and one country-made pistol along with two live rounds from his possession. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that the accused, identified as Sumit Kharab, was earlier arrested in 2014 in Haryana where he came in contact with several gangs which used to operate in Haryana and Delhi. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”He quickly assessed the need of illegal fire arms and profit behind it. He then engaged himself in the trade of illegal weapons,” said DCP Dwarka . Police further said in 2017, he was arrested for possessing a fire arm in the jurisdiction of Dwarka Sec-23 police station and was sent to Tihar Jail. There, he came into the contact of one inmate Aarush of Khurja, UP who was undergoing judicial custody for the offence of possessing illegal fire arm. The duo planned to procure illegal fire arms to be sold in Delhi and adjoining areas.last_img read more

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Siwach leads way as all Indians advance

first_imgGuwahati: Former world youth champion Sachin Siwach outclassed his Argentine rival Ramon Nicanor Quiroga as all seven Indians in fray had a smooth sailing on the opening day of the Indian Open boxing tournament here on Monday. Fresh from a bronze at the GeeBee Boxing tournament, Siwach used his height to full advantage, dominating the bout right from the first round en route a 5-0 win by a unanimous decision in the 52kg men’s category at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuSiwach will next face former world championship bronze medalist Rogen Ladon in the quarterfinal and aiming to avenge his semifinal defeat by a split-decision in the President’s Cup. “It was a narrow defeat last time. But now I’ve now improved my speed and skill and I will look forward to settle scores this time,” Siwach said. Siwach features in the bottom half of the draw that has Commonwealth Games gold medalist Gaurav Solanki, while the top-half in the 52kg draw features Asian Games gold medalist Amit Panghal. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”When it comes to Indians we all know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s a tough road ahead as flyweight is highly competitive. But as of now my focus is on the next round against the Filipino boxer,” the 20-year-old talented boxer from Haryana said. Siwach was the only Indian in the fray in the men’s section, while the women’s category saw all of them making the next round. Former world championship silver medalist Sonia Lather began her campaign with a 5-0 win over Chandra Kala Thapa to reach the quarter-finals in the 57kg. In the women’s 60kg, Preeti Beniwal put up a robust display to outclass her Nepalese opponent Sangita Sunar in a unanimous 5-0 victory to make the quarters. Making her competitive debut in the 60kg, Shahshi Chopra too had an easy outing defeating Bhutan’s Tandin Choden 5-0 by unanimous decision. Manisha Maun defeated Nesthy Petecio of Phillipines 4-1 in the 57kg category. Jyoti Gulia and Anamakia also made the quarterfinals with easy wins over their respective opponents.last_img read more

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How The LastPlace Bulls Became The Hottest Team In The East

CHICAGO — After the Bulls sparked controversy in June by trading their franchise star to launch a rebuild, the team’s floor — already below sea level — just kept dropping.In October, only days before the team’s season-opener, forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic clashed during practice, with Mirotic suffering a concussion and fractured bones in his face. In November, the Warriors thrashed Chicago by 49 points — without All-Stars Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. Then earlier this month, things seemed to hit a new low. The Bulls, owners of a league-worst 3-20 mark, dropped a 10th-straight game, blowing a 16-point fourth-period lead to the Pacers.Fast forward two weeks, and that same ragtag collection of players who couldn’t buy a win in November is suddenly and mysteriously unbeatable. The Bulls, after blowing out Orlando on Wednesday, are winners of seven straight and own the East’s longest win streak. Only Golden State — 10 in a row — has more. If that seems bizarre … you’re right: Before this, no team in NBA history had ever lost 10 consecutive games (or more) and then rebounded with an immediate win streak of five games or more. Before this Bulls streak, FiveThirtyEight’s NBA projection system1Which, to be fair, doesn’t account for injuries like Mirotic’s. would have given Chicago just a 0.03 percent chance — 3 in 10,000 — of sweeping the seven games it’s won.The turnaround raises two questions for this young club: What, exactly, has changed in such a short amount of time? And are the Bulls at risk of jeopardizing their rebuild and a chance at a good lottery pick by winning too much? The Sixers Still Have Growing Pains To Work Out Related: The Lab Mirotic’s return is the easiest thing to connect to the Bulls’ streak, considering that it began with his first game back. He’s playing unsustainably well — it’s almost impossible to imagine his continuing to be the NBA’s most efficient high-volume post player while shooting 49 percent from the 3-point line. And he’s averaging 35.8 points and 14.1 rebounds per 100 possessions, which puts him among a handful of superstars in the league posting at least 35 and 10.Part of this is opportunity. Mirotic comes off the bench2When Lauri Markkanen is healthy enough to play. but is clearly the No. 1 option when he’s on the floor. That’s a change from the past, when he had to defer to Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade or Derrick Rose. But to his credit, Mirotic has made one key change in his game: The 6-foot-10 forward has been more decisive with the ball than in years past. In particular, he has largely shelved a pump fake that often seemed to do the opposite of its intended purpose.According to an analysis published in 2015 by Vantage Sports, Mirotic fired off a shot attempt after using a pump fake more than anyone in the league during the 2014-15 season, yet logged the worst field-goal percentage on those shots among the league’s most frequent pump fakers.3If you broaden the sample by one more year, Mirotic was even worse. He shot just 22 percent from the field after pump fakes over the two-season stretch covering 2014-15 and 2015-16, the worst in the league among players who attempted at least 100 shots after pump fakes in that window. (Unlike Stephen Curry or JJ Redick, who pump-fake their way into cleaner looks by using a side dribble, Mirotic often stood fully stationary and faked his way into a worse shot, which gave defenders extra time to close out on him even further. You can see the difference in the clips below — the first shows a failed pump fake from 2014 and the second, from Wednesday’s game, shows Mirotic shoot in rhythm without any hesitation.)Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/miroticpumpfake.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/miroticquick.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Pointing solely at Mirotic’s impact would be oversimplifying the genesis of the streak, though. Kris Dunn — acquired in the Butler trade after posting the league’s worst true-shooting percentage among regulars4Who played 15 minutes per night and in at least 65 games. last season — has settled in nicely as the starting point guard after an initial rough patch. He has been getting to the basket regularly — ranking fourth in the NBA during the Bulls’ win streak, with almost 18 drives per game — and finishing more consistently once he gets there.Quietly, backup shooting guard David Nwaba — who also recently returned after being injured — might be having the strongest influence on the team’s winning. He aggressively pushes the ball in transition, arguably one of the bigger shifts in Chicago’s identity. The Bulls have ranked second in pace during this streak, up from 23rd before it. The 24-year-old generates nearly 32 percent of his offense from transition opportunities, the highest rate in the NBA5Among players who’ve checked into at least 15 games and gotten at least two transition possessions per game. and has scored on an impressive 65 percent of those chances. That and his energy on defense explain Nwaba’s presence in eight of the Bulls’ nine most efficient two-man lineups6With at least 100 minutes played. up to this point.“It’s a lot easier for our team to score in transition instead of having to break down a set defense that’s already set up, so I like to run when I can,” said Nwaba, who is on pace to become the first 6-foot-4 or shorter player7Who has played at least 15 games and 20 minutes per contest. in 30 years to shoot 55 percent or better from the field. That mindset is particularly valuable to a points-starved Bulls team that, even after reeling off seven victories in a row, is essentially tied for last in the league in offensive efficiency.These two plays — in which Nwaba catches opposing players off guard by taking an extra dribble or two into the teeth of the transition defense — are typical of how he generates scores for Chicago.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nwaba.mp400:0000:0000:19Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/extradribble.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The defensive improvement has been noteworthy as of late, too, especially since the Bulls have begun playing lineups with four defenders who can all switch their assignments and having their rim protector play pick-and-rolls less aggressively.But no one — well, except maybe Bulls forward Denzel Valentine — expects Chicago to continue playing at this level. (Tonight, the 10-20 Bulls take on LeBron James and the Cavs, who dominated them in a game just before this streak began.) It’s highly unlikely that the Bulls will maintain their Warriors- or Rockets-like shooting from midrange or that opposing teams will continue bricking wide-open threes against them in late-game scenarios.A quick look at the replies under this tweet (highlighting the Bulls’ streak) shows that Chicago fans are worrying about how this stretch of good basketball could hurt the team’s odds of landing a top lottery pick, a concern that still seems a bit premature considering everything that could take place between now and the end of the season.As good as Mirotic has looked, he has had to split playing time with Lauri Markkanen, the team’s promising first-round draft pick.8Also acquired in the Butler deal, although the Bulls traded their own pick to Minnesota as part of the deal. If Mirotic keeps playing anywhere near this level, the Chicago front office would have a nice asset once his contract becomes tradable9On Jan. 15. — a move that would free up more opportunity for Markkanen, who’s far younger and more athletic than Mirotic and has a similar skill set.Beyond that, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told me and other reporters Wednesday that Zach LaVine is only two or three weeks away from seeing game action after tearing his ACL last season. His presence in the lineup will alter things considerably, for better or worse, as he knocks off the rust.All of this is simply another way of saying: Yes, the Bulls have been on a historic run the past couple of weeks, but they still have a fair number of flaws to work through. And for those worried about what the win streak means for tanking purposes, the educated guess here is that they’ll still lose plenty of games along the way to stay firmly in the lottery conversation.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 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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JT Barrett breaks school passing touchdowns record

Entering Saturday’s game against Rutgers, Ohio State redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett needed just three touchdown passes to break the school’s career passing touchdown record of 57 that Bobby Hoying set during his time at OSU from 1992 to 1995.Barrett needed just one half to top the 21-year-old record.At the 2:27 mark in the second quarter, Barrett found redshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh over the middle for a 16-yard touchdown pass for Barrett’s 58th career passing touchdown. In his redshirt freshman season, Barrett accounted for 34 passing touchdowns and 45 total touchdowns. He had 11 touchdowns through the air and 11 on the ground in 2015.Barrett was 16-for-23 for 176 yards passing and four touchdowns in the first half against Rutgers. He currently sits at 59 passing touchdowns.With his first touchdown pass of the day, Barrett tied Joe Germaine for second-most passing touchdowns at 56.Barrett currently sits at third in total career touchdowns with 84. Former quarterback Art Schlichter ranks second all-time with 85 touchdowns. Braxton Miller is the current record holder with 88 total touchdowns. 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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Atletico Madrid president confident Lucas Hernandez will remain

first_imgEnrique Cerezo is “convinced” Lucas Hernandez will be at Atletico Madrid for a long time, despite the ongoing speculation linking him with Bayern MunichSpanish newspaper Marca claimed this month that Bayern were ready to pay Lucas’ €80m buy-out clause in the January transfer window.Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin has already denied the reports, although he failed to rule out a summer exit with Lucas admitting he’s open to considering offers from rival clubs.But club president Cerezo is certain the France international will be at the Wanda Metropolitano for many years.“Lucas is our player and I am convinced that he will continue with us for a long time,” Cerezo told AS.“The relations with Bayern are unbeatable, we maintain a great mutual respect.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).These past 12 months have seen star men Antoine Griezmann linked with Barcelona and Jan Oblak with a Premier League move to either Chelsea or Liverpool.Although, considering that Kepa Arrizabalaga and Alisson Becker respectively have arrived since then, a move to England appears unlikely for Oblak now.Despite the interest in their players though, Cerezo is certain Atletico can hold on to their key men.“We fight for what we have to fight. We have the best players and we want them to be with us,” he added.“All clubs want to have the best players, but many of them are in Atletico.“They are with us for the economic part, but also for the sport, because in this club they can go on to eternity. In other clubs, they can earn more money but not spend eternity.last_img read more

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Fabregas says he still has a lot to offer

first_imgThe Chelsea footballer is reportedly set to move to Monaco, and the footballer spoke how he feels right now with the Blues.There have been some reports that Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas will move away from the English Premier League to French Ligue 1 club Monaco.And the player feels he still has a lot to give.“It is always something that I have had, and it feels like growing up and getting older, it is one of those things that really does never go away because it is technique,” Fabregas was echoed by Four Four Two.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Physicality goes away from all of us unfortunately when you get older, you lose speed, you lose some sharpness, but technique I think is something that always stays with you when you have something, so hopefully it can stay with me for a very long time yet.”“With the penalty, when I stopped in the middle of my run, I saw the goalkeeper going down and I thought that I had it, so yes, it is unfortunate but the day I did 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty!” he explained.“It feels like it was last week I started playing professionally and now it is over 15 years. It is a long time but for the young players when they start playing, my little advice is to enjoy it every single second because it goes so fast.”last_img read more

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Manager Vs Mayor Itll Be Up For The Voters To Decide

first_imgRepresentative Ben Carpenter of Nikiski: “When does it stop? Well, I can tell you it stops when we as individuals put what’s better for our form of government ahead of our personal and political views are.”  Smalley: “It’s not uncommon 12 of 19 boroughs in the state have a manager form of government. I’ve worked in both as an elected official, and a manager form. Both have benefits and drawbacks as well, but this is an opportunity for it to be considered.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough approved an ordinance to move forward with asking the voters if they would prefer more of a borough management style instead of the current mayor style. If passed by the voters the ordinance states that the mayor would still be elected borough-wide, but would no longer be chief administrator. The ordinance faced public criticism at the meeting, many of whom wanted to see a transition plan before being faced with the vote. Duane from Kenai: “This ordinance is just a bad execution of another good idea, I will wager with anyone of you that it will fail. Why? because you don’t’ have a plan.” center_img The question will go on the fall ballot for voters to decide on October 1. Wilma from Nikiski: “I voted for Charlie Pierce for Borough Mayor, I didn’t vote for a manager. We don’t need a Borough Manager and that’s a fact.” The ordinance passed in a close 5 to 4 vote at the assembly meeting on Tuesday. The ordinance was introduced by Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper, and Assemblyman Hal Smalley.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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West Texas Pipelines Close To Coming Online

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen 00:00 /00:41 This week the federal government approved the construction of a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota.Meanwhile in West Texas, two new natural gas pipelines from the same company are getting ready to come online.Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners is behind two underground pipelines that will carry natural gas from the Permian Basin region across the border into Mexico.The company says its Comanche Trail Pipeline to the El Paso area is now completed, and some gas has already started going into that line as it gets ready to turn on. The Trans-Pecos Pipeline, a sister project through the mostly industry-free Big Bend area, is more than 96 percent complete, the company says.The projects will move a combined 2.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day across the border. Both were commissioned by Mexico, and both have drawn opposition from some locals who have recently looked to the North Dakota pipeline fight for inspiration. Xlast_img read more

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Cardinals Fall at Florida State 8075 in OT

first_imgStory Links ESPN Photo Gallery TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points and No. 22 Florida State erased a 10-point second-half deficit to force overtime, then knocked off No. 16 Louisville 80-75 on Saturday.Terance Mann added 20 points for the Seminoles (18-5, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who made 11 of 12 free throws in overtime to wrap up their fifth straight win. Mann hit 9 of 11 free throws to secure his second straight 20-point game and fifth of the season.Kabengele shot 7 of 12 from the floor and pulled down seven rebounds. It was the 16th time he has come off the bench to score in double figures.Christen Cunningham scored 20 points, including 13 in the first half, for Louisville (17-7, 8-3). Ryan McMahon made three 3-pointers in a span of 90 seconds in the second half as the Cardinals pulled ahead 52-42 in the second half.Louisville’s Dwayne Sutton scored 14 points, knocking down four 3-pointers.Trent Forrest had 15 points, six rebounds and five steals for the Seminoles, who have won 11 of 13 games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25.M.J. Walker had 11 points after halftime for Florida State, which has won five straight ACC games for the first time since 2011-12.Louisville lost a pair of starters, Steven Enoch and Khwan Fore, to foul trouble. Enoch had six points and four rebounds in 14 minutes while Fore had six points.BIG PICTURELouisville: The Cardinals led 52-42 with 10:07 to go, but couldn’t close out an eighth victory in the last nine games.Florida State: The Seminoles needed extra time to escape without a second home loss of the season. Their first came against Duke, 80-78, on Jan. 12.UP NEXTLouisville plays host to Duke on Tuesday.Florida State plays host to Wake Forest on Wednesday.—More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25Print Friendly Version Next Game: DUKE 2/12/2019 | 9 p.m. PDF Box Score Postgame Notes center_img Postgame Quotes Listen Live Full Schedule Roster Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Matchup Historylast_img read more

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Physicists find quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two sides of the

first_img More information: Alexander Streltsov, et al. “Measuring Quantum Coherence with Entanglement.” Physical Review Letters. To be published.Also at arXiv:1502.05876 [quant-ph] Journal information: Physical Review Letters Close relatives with the same rootsAlthough physicists have known that coherence and entanglement are close relatives, the exact relationship between the two resources has not been clear. It’s well-known that quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are both rooted in the superposition principle—the phenomenon in which a single quantum state simultaneously consists of multiple states—but in different ways. Quantum coherence deals with the idea that all objects have wave-like properties. If an object’s wave-like nature is split in two, then the two waves may coherently interfere with each other in such a way as to form a single state that is a superposition of the two states. This concept of superposition is famously represented by Schrödinger’s cat, which is both dead and alive at the same time when in its coherent state inside a closed box. Coherence also lies at the heart of quantum computing, in which a qubit is in a superposition of the “0” and “1” states, resulting in a speed-up over various classical algorithms. When such a state experiences decoherence, however, all of its quantumness is typically lost and the advantage vanishes.The second phenomenon, quantum entanglement, also involves superposition. But in this case, the states in a superposition are the shared states of two entangled particles rather than those of the two split waves of a single particle. The intrigue of entanglement lies in the fact that the two entangled particles are so intimately correlated that a measurement on one particle instantly affects the other particle, even when separated by a large distance. Like coherence, quantum entanglement also plays an essential role in quantum technologies, such as quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, and super dense coding. Converting one to the otherIn a paper to be published in Physical Review Letters, physicists led by Gerardo Adesso, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham in the UK, with coauthors from Spain and India, have provided a simple yet powerful answer to the question of how these two resources are related: the scientists show that coherence and entanglement are quantitatively, or operationally, equivalent, based on their behavior arising from their respective resource theories. © 2015 Phys.org Explore further Physicists show ‘quantum freezing phenomenon’ is universal This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The physicists arrived at this result by showing that, in general, any nonzero amount of coherence in a system can be converted into an equal amount of entanglement between that system and another initially incoherent one. This discovery of the conversion between coherence and entanglement has several important implications. For one, it means that quantum coherence can be measured through entanglement. Consequently, all of the comprehensive knowledge that researchers have obtained about entanglement can now be directly applied to coherence, which in general is not nearly as well-researched (outside of the area of quantum optics). For example, the new knowledge has already allowed the physicists to settle an important open question concerning the geometric measure of coherence: since the geometric measure of entanglement is a “full convex monotone,” the same can be said of the associated coherence measure. As the scientists explained, this is possible because the new results allowed them to define and quantify one resource in terms of the other.”The significance of our work lies in the fact that we prove the close relation between entanglement and coherence not only qualitatively, but on a quantitative level,” coauthor Alex Streltsov, of ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, told Phys.org. “More precisely, we show that any quantifier of entanglement gives rise to a quantifier of coherence. This concept allowed us to prove that the geometric measure of coherence is a valid coherence quantifier, thus answering a question left open in several previous works.”While the results show that coherence and entanglement are operationally equivalent, the physicists explain that this doesn’t mean that are the exact same thing, as they are still conceptually different ideas. “Despite having the same roots of origin, namely quantum superposition, coherence and entanglement are conceptually different,” said coauthors Uttam Singh, Himadri Dhar, and Manabendra Bera at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad, India. “For example, coherence can be present in single quantum systems, where entanglement is not well-defined. Also, coherence is defined with respect to a given basis, while entanglement is invariant under local basis changes. In all, we believe coherence and entanglement are operationally equivalent but conceptually different.” Future quantum connectionsThe operational equivalence of coherence and entanglement will likely have a far-reaching impact on areas ranging from quantum information theory to more nascent fields such as quantum biology and nanoscale thermodynamics. In the future, the physicists plan to investigate whether coherence and entanglement might also be interconverted into a third resource—that of quantum discord, which, like entanglement, is another type of quantum correlation between two systems.”Our future plans are diverse,” Adesso said. “On the theoretical side, we are working to construct a unified framework to interpret, classify and quantify all different forms of quantum resources, including and beyond entanglement and coherence, and highlight the interlinks among them from an operational perspective. This will allow us to navigate the hierarchy of quantumness indicators in composite systems with a common pilot, and to appreciate which particular ingredients are needed in various informational tasks. “On the practical side, we are investigating experimentally friendly schemes to detect, quantify, and preserve coherence, entanglement and other quantum correlations in noisy environments. More fundamentally, we hope these results will inspire us to devise scalable and efficient methods to convert between different quantum resources for technological applications, and bring us closer to understanding where the boundaries of the quantum world ultimately lie in realistic scenarios.” (a) Input states that are fully incoherent (S and A) cannot be converted to entanglement via incoherent operations. (b) On the other hand, when the input state of S has any nonzero coherence, the coherence can be converted to entanglement via incoherent operations. The new results show that, in such a scenario, the input coherence and the output entanglement are quantitatively equivalent. Credit: Streltsov, et al. Citation: Physicists find quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two sides of the same coin (2015, June 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-06-physicists-quantum-coherence-entanglement-sides.html (Phys.org)—Quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two landmark features of quantum physics, and now physicists have demonstrated that the two phenomena are “operationally equivalent”—that is, equivalent for all practical purposes, though still conceptually distinct. This finding allows physicists to apply decades of research on entanglement to the more fundamental but less-well-researched concept of coherence, offering the possibility of advancing a wide range of quantum technologies.last_img read more

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Air travellers start to feel effects of government shutdown

first_imgTags: Airport, Shutdown Share By: The Associated Press Air travellers start to feel effects of government shutdown << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, January 8, 2019 DALLAS — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel and airlines including Air Canada and WestJet are recommending passengers arrive at airports at least 3 hours before departure for U.S. flights.Both Air Canada and WestJet have posted updates on their websites about the 3 hour recommendation.Air Canada’s advisory reads: “Air Canada advises customers travelling to the U.S. that they arrive at Canadian airports three hours prior to their scheduled departure time due processing times of customers by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.  Air Canada is working with the USCBP and local airports to improve processing and your patience is appreciated.”Over the weekend, some U.S. airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid.Here are some common questions about the shutdown’s impact on airports and travel, along with the answers:___WHO IS SUPPOSED TO KEEP WORKING?About 10,000 air traffic controllers who work for the Federal Aviation Administration and about 51,000 Transportation Security Administration officers have been told to keep reporting to work because they are deemed essential. Those workers at airport checkpoints, control towers and FAA radar stations aren’t being paid.___ARE THEY SHOWING UP?TSA admits that more screeners are calling in sick at some airports, including Dallas-Fort Worth International. It gave few numbers but issued a statement Friday saying that more have been missing work since the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The TSA said the effect was “minimal.”Then over the weekend, travellers reported longer checkpoint lines at some airports, including LaGuardia in New York. On Monday, TSA tweeted that agents screened 2.22 million passengers nationwide on Sunday, which it called a “historically busy day due to holiday travel.” TSA said only about 220,000 travellers waited at least 15 minutes at checkpoints, while 0.2 per cent – fewer than 5,000 – waited at least 30 minutes.___HOW WILL TSA RESPOND TO NO-SHOWS?More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongTSA spokesman Jim Gregory said officials are managing. “If we don’t have appropriations by midweek or so, (officers) will miss their first paycheque. That’s obviously where it becomes more difficult,” he said.Gregory said the agency has a team of officers who can go to airports facing a shortage, a tactic developed in case natural disasters prevented screeners from getting to work.___WHAT ABOUT TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS?About 1,900 air traffic controllers – nearly one in every five – are eligible to retire right now and it’s not clear how many of them will stick around. They won’t get paychecks later this week despite working over the holidays.“I don’t know how long they’re going to stay on the job if they’re not getting a paycheque,” said Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.There is an even larger group of recently hired trainees and apprentices and Rinaldi said the prospect of a long shutdown could lead some of them to take other jobs.___WILL A SHORTAGE OF CONTROLLERS LEAD TO FLIGHT DELAYS?The largest pilots’ union wrote to President Donald Trump last week urging a quick end to the shutdown, which it said was threatening the safety of the nation’s airspace.Rinaldi, the controllers’ leader, said safety is not being compromised, but that capacity to manage traffic could be reduced, leading to flight delays. Others see that as less likely.“It would have to get pretty bad before the government said (to airlines), ‘Hey, start scaling back your plans for service,’” said Richard Aboulafia, an aviation analyst. “You could see that in a worst-case scenario.”An early test of the air traffic system could come around the Feb. 3 Super Bowl in Atlanta, when an influx of corporate jets and private planes will further crowd the sky above the nation’s busiest airport. Planning for handling that traffic has been put on hold, Rinaldi said.___WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED?Workers who aren’t deemed essential. That ranges from technicians who maintain equipment used in airport towers to clerical staff. Federal aviation safety inspectors have also been furloughed.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back___SO WHO IS INSPECTING PLANES?FAA spokesman Gregory Martin said the agency has been recalling inspectors for certain jobs including assignments at the airlines, as it did in previous government shutdowns.“We’re going to continue to prioritize with the resources that we have,” Martin said. “Our focus is on the commercial air carriers and volumes of people they carry.”Martin did not say how many inspectors are working or how the number of inspections being done compared with pre-shutdown levels.Chuck Banks, one of those furloughed inspectors, said colleagues are being called in when an airline needs something, like a plane certified for flight. The routine, normal oversight of operations at airlines and repair shops is not being done, leaving companies to regulate themselves, he said.“Do you like the fox watching the hen house?” he said. “Every day the government stays shut down, it gets less safe to fly.”___WHAT OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES ARE AFFECTED?The National Transportation Safety Board is delaying accident investigations and hearings. While there have not been any fatal airline crashes, the board has delayed other investigations, including an examination of a Florida highway accident that killed five children on their way to Walt Disney World.NTSB representatives did not answer phone calls or reply to emails Monday. A recorded message for the public affairs office said nobody would respond until the shutdown ends.Some people who applied for Global Entry, a program that lets travellers get expedited clearance into the U.S., have had interviews cancelled. Gary Leff, who writes about travel on his View from the Wing blog, said that some airports are still processing applications.The program is run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Spokespeople at the agency did not respond for comment.last_img read more

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Dietmar Pöltl German cable operator Tele Columbus

first_imgDietmar PöltlGerman cable operator Tele Columbus – which now operates under the PŸUR brand – has named Dietmar Pöltl as chief technology officer, following the decision of Ludwig Modra to leave the group.Pöltl comes to Tele Columbus from Vodafone Deutschland, where he has served as vice-president of the service assurance centre with responsibility for mobile, fixed and cable networks since 2016. He was previously vice-president of central network and assurance management at Kabel Deutschland, subsequently acquired by Vodafone, and has also held senior positions at T-Mobile and Tele2 Austria.Modra, who has been responsible for the group’s technology platforms since November 2015, having previously held the same position at Primacom, will leave the group in October.Prior to joining Primacom, which was subsequently absorbed by Tele Columbus, Modra served as vice-president for network engineering and operations at Unitymedia-Kabel BW.Tele Columbus CEO Timm Degenhardt thanked Modra for his “dedication and commitment”, particularly in relation to seeing through Tele Columbus’ acquisition and integration of Primacom and Pepcom.Degenhardt said that Pöltl would bring his expertise to help push through Tele Columbus’ harmonisation of its networks, the expansion of its fibre footprint and its orientation to deliver superior customer service.last_img read more

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Telecom Italia TIM has revealed that it has sign

first_imgTelecom Italia (TIM) has revealed that it has signed a non-disclosure agreement with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Enel with a view to starting talks about the possible sale of its fibre network.The discussions will centre around the potential integration of TIM’s fibre network with the Open Fiber infrastructure, owned by CDP and Enel.TIM said that the goal of the talks is to verify the feasibility of such an operation, the related procedures and the perimeter of activity subject to a possible agreementThe sale of TIM’s infrastructure has been a key goal of activist investor Elliott Management, whose supporters dominating the TIM board seized control of the direction of the company’s strategy at the turn of the year after the previous CEO, the Vivendi-nominated Amos Genish, was ousted.Elliott had previously engineered the removal of Vivendi’s control of TIM’s board.TIM’s board approved a new strategic plan in January that included the opening of discussions with wholesale fibre network provider Open Fiber, with “all possible options” including a sale of the TIM network, on the table.TIM said that the strategy “marks a discontinuity with the past” and focuses on taking action “to unlock value”.Elliott’s push for the separation of TIM’s infrastructure is linked to a government plan to create a single network infrastructure for Italy combining the assets of TIM and Open Fiber.Genish had opposed Elliott’s desire for a separation of infrastructure. The company’s previous strategic plan, supported by Vivendi, ad envisaged a tripling of entertainment platform TIMVision’s base by 2020, among other things.last_img read more

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