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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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The Kick-Off Times For The CFP Semifinals Have Been Announced

first_imgThe kick-off times for the two College Football Playoff semifinals have been officially announced. Clemson and Oklahoma will face off in the Orange Bowl at 4 PM EST while Alabama and Michigan State’s Cotton Bowl match-up will begin at 8 PM EST.  GAME TIME ANNOUNCED! The 2015 @CFBPlayoff Semifinal at the #CapitalOneOrangeBowl will be at 4 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/BZ9QrPsAxQ— Orange Bowl (@OrangeBowl) December 6, 2015It’s Official… Game time for the 80th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will be 7 p.m. CT on New Year’s Eve! #CottonBowl— Cotton Bowl Classic (@CottonBowlGame) December 6, 2015Start the day off with with an undefeated Clemson against a peaking Oklahoma and ring in the new year with the SEC vs. Big Ten and Saban against his old team. Yes, please.last_img read more

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Salah insisted that every nominated player deserves POTY

first_imgMohamed Salah has had an incredible season at Liverpool and he has scored 30 goals in his 32 appearances for the Reds so far – however, he doesn’t see himself winning the Player of the year award easily.The Egypt international insisted that every single player that was nominated for this award deserves it and it can be said for sure that he is the one who is going to win it despite having such an incredible season.The former Chelsea and AS Roma player spoke about this award as he said, according to ESPN:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“In my opinion, I deserve it. De Bruyne deserves it. Silva also had a great season and he deserves it. De Gea deserves it. And Harry Kane had a great season. He deserves it. All of us try to help our team to get the points and be in a better position. Everyone deserves it.”“When I was in Chelsea, I know how the Premier League works. I didn’t have my chance in the past, so I went to Rome to get a new challenge and new culture.”“So I did good with Roma and I said, from day one, I was happy to come back. I’m very excited to show everyone my football. I’m having a good season, the team is helping me and I’m happy about that.”last_img read more

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Unai Emery introduces Arsenal squad to assistant manager

first_imgA new Arsenal has just begun as head coach Unai Emery prepares to make a quick stunning impression.Emery who has had his first-ever training session with his new squad where he features players not involved at the World Cup, posted a footage where he did the introduction on Arsenal’s official Instagram account.Emery was seen introducing Arsenal’s squad mostly the major component of his backroom staff to players who were available to his assistant, Juan Carlos Carcedo.‘We are OK?’ he addresses the squad.‘Good morning. With us is Juan Carlos Carcedo.‘[He is my] assistant, who will work together with Steve [Bould] and with Pablo Villa also.’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. Carcedo has been with Emery as assistant manager at Almeria, having retired as a player in 2006 following spells at Nice and Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard has continued to follow his Emery everywhere as his assistant including at Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain.After the short introduction, Emery arranged the squad back into the swing of things as they set to engage their stamina with the bleep test.  Aaron Ramsey, Rob Holding and Sokratis Papastathopoulos were seen taking part in the arduous fitness exam at the club’s London Colney base.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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FIFA plan changes to international loan system

first_imgFIFA are planning changes to the international transfer system that sees players to leave and join other clubs on loan.The changes are expected to limit the number of player loans by clubs and also handle agents’ fees. FIFA are reportedly planning to reduce the number of players a club can loan out each season to between six and eight.The aim of these changes are to stop clubs, especially in England and Italy signing a large number of players and loaning them out immediately.Chelsea currently have around 40 players on their books who are out on loan while Italian champions Juventus also have 25 players away from the club on loan.FIFA are also proposing to create a clearinghouse, managed by a bank, to handle solidarity payments from transfer fees due to clubs that trained players in their own academy. This proposed clearinghouse would also be responsible for handling payments to agents.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…The world football governing body are also planning to reintroduce license for agents and this would also involve exams for potential agents.In a statement released on Thursday FIFA said it has created a new commission called “stakeholders commission” to conduct “a comprehensive review of the transfer system”.The statement also read, according to Sky Sports:“The commission is currently assessing potential changes to the system in several key areas, including, among others, the regulations on intermediaries, solidarity payments to training clubs, streamlining of transfer payments, protection of minors, loans, squad sizes and transfer windows”.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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Simeone Griezmann did more than even Ronaldo Messi in 2018

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes Antoine Griezmann is a worthy winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or awardThe 27-year-old forward’s impressive displays this year helped Atletico win the Europa League, which ended their four-year wait for silverware.Aside from that, Griezmann also had a key role in leading France to a second World Cup title in Russia and even claimed he’s on par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Reflecting on this, Simeone is adamant that Griezmann has made a great case for himself in this year’s Ballon d’Or race.”France plays thanks to his intelligence,” Simeone told France Football.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“When Antoine is lucid and in great physical shape, there’s no footballer in the world that understands and interprets football like he can.“And when you look at the titles he won, the World Cup, Europa League and European Süper Cup, there was no player more important for his team””In general I can state that Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best in the world.“But not in 2018, this time Antoine is in front of everyone.”He added: “In 2018, no player did as many significant things as he did for France and Atlético – this is the reality.”last_img read more

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Thierry Henry Monaco did not do enough to beat 10man Nice

first_imgMonaco coach Thierry Henry says his side did not do enough to beat OGC Nice despite the visitors being one man down.Monaco drew 1-1 at home with OGC Nice and Henry who met his former team-mate and Nice manager Patrice Vieira in the encounter was unable to call the services of new signing Cesc Fabregas as the match was a rescheduled fixture from December thus he was ineligible to play.Henry admits his side failed to take advantage of the red card situation.“We did not do enough,” he told Sportsmole.“One point is not enough. We had the opportunity to score but we didn’t – it is not the first time.Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“We woke up in the second half but they had 10 men. It is never easy to play against a team that is outnumbered.”Henry also added that it was ‘weird’ for him to meet his former team-mate Patrice Vieira.“It was weird to meet Pat (Vieira) before the match, during and at the end.“We spoke a little but then we were each focused in our game, in what we had to do.”last_img read more

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Gilberto tells Emery Ozil must play for Arsenal

first_imgGilberto Silva has advised Arsenal boss Unai Emery that a player of Mesut Ozil’s calibre cannot be left benched and added that Arsene Wenger should have left in 2017.The German playmaker appears to be struggling to gain favour with Emery at Arsenal this season with just 13 starts in the club’s 25 Premier League matches.In fact, Ozil has only featured twice for the Gunners in 2019 due to both fitness struggles and Emery’s decision to omit from matchday squads.The Spaniard has recently stated that Ozil does still have an Arsenal future, despite growing concerns that his time at the Emirates Stadium is coming to an end.But Gilberto believes there is a simple solution to the Ozil problem.“He has to be on the field,” Gilberto told talkSPORT.“A player of his calibre cannot be on the bench, in my opinion.“People are always trying to find something to talk about Ozil – why is he not playing and, when he is playing, why is he not playing well?“This kind of player, you have to give them responsibilities. What’s the best way to give him responsibility? Put him on the field!“Right now it’s down to the manager. It’s a good challenge for Unai.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“What’s the best setup for the team? Why not find a way for the team to play and find a place for him, where he can be important for the team?“I think for Arsenal fans it’s difficult to see him on the bench.”Gilberto played at Arsenal between 2002 to 2008 and made 244 appearances in the midfield under Arsene Wenger.The Brazilian also formed part of Wenger’s famous “Invincibles” squad that went the entire 2003/04 Premier League unbeaten on route to the title.After 22 years in charge of the Gunners, Wenger stepped down at the Emirates Stadium last summer following two successive seasons of failing to finish in the top-four.But Gilberto believes his old boss should have left in 2017 on the back of Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup final win over Chelsea, which secured the Frenchman his seventh title in the competition.Gilberto added: “When Arsenal won the FA Cup against Chelsea that was a good moment for Arsene (to leave) in my mind.“But, of course, I know Arsene very well, he is a football man. He loves the game, and he loves Arsenal.“You have to respect someone like that and let him leave on his own terms.“At the time when he won the FA Cup it was also difficult to find someone to replace him.”LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 27: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal lifts The FA Cup after The Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Updated TEN Shutters Surfing Magazine

first_img While Surfer and Surfing had a shared sales staff, the two titles maintained separate editors. Just how many editors will be brought over from Surfing remains unclear, but Garrett describes the staff going forward as “a strong blend of members of both teams.” TEN: The Enthusiast Network confirmed this week that Surfing — which chronicled surf culture since its first monthly edition went to press in December 1964 — will cease to exist as a distinct brand, its print edition shuttered and its digital assets folded into fellow TEN title (and longtime competitor) Surfer. “Surfer was the logical brand to put everything into as we go forward; it’s always served a larger audience,” Garrett tells Folio:. “But we’re bringing over a lot of the great editorial concepts from Surfing, including some of the key members of the staff, to really round out Surfer moving forward.” After 53 years, Surfing magazine is paddling off into the sunset. “The advertising market in traditional publishing is contracting, especially in areas where your’e dealing with younger demographics,” TEN CEO Scott Dickey tells Folio:. “The idea that brands were going to support multiple titles within a vertical doesn’t make sense anymore. This is a natural contraction of the surf publishing industry. It doesn’t mean those dollars are going away, they’re just going into other distribution channels and other media. That’s where we’re investing.” In an all-too-common refrain reverberating throughout the magazine business, TEN cited consolidation and a pivot toward digital media as the answer to changing demands from consumers and advertisers, preferring to stake its claim on the older and more widely read Surfer, which Norb Garrett, EVP/GM of TEN’s sports and entertainment portfolio, called “the lifelong bible of the sport.” “We’re putting more resources and manpower on creating content in areas where consumers clearly are consuming more — in video, in social, in digital,” adds Garrett. “It is, no doubt, a manifestation of that strategy, and an ongoing one. Experiential events is another channel where we see a lot of opportunity. We’ve got a few really great events that were with Surfing that we can expand and grow.” The news of Surfing’s closure prompted an outpouring of social media consternation from professional and amateur surfers alike, as well as this somewhat bizarre-but-passionate Beachgrit.com eulogy for “the brave little magazine.” Surfline.com’s interview with “surf historian” (and former Surfer editor) Matt Warshaw provides some further insight into Surfing’s lasting impact on the sport and culture it covered for decades. The announcement comes as TEN — which also publishes titles like Motor Trend, Hot Rod, and SLAM, among others — aggressively reinvents itself as a digital-first enthusiast media company, with a particular focus on video content. Its nascent but recently rebranded video production arm, StudioTEN, has grown into a 50-employee operation with a 30,000-square-foot Los Angeles studio. The company claims an overall audience of 162 million —of which its print magazines account for just 3 percent — and 27 million monthly video views on its branded YouTube channels alone. Founded by Dick Graham, then-editor of the short-lived Petersen’s Surfing, and photographer Leroy Grannis in 1964, the upstart Surfing soon established itself as a formidable competitor to the more well-established Surfer, a rivalry that persisted even after both titles gained a common owner in Primedia, in 2001. Both magazines were sold, along with the rest of Primedia’s action sports portfolio, to Source Interlink in 2007, and both survived that company’s 2014 bankruptcy and subsequent rebirth as TEN. This story was updated on January 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm.last_img read more

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Are Rashmika Mandanna and Trisha playing female leads in Vijays next film

first_imgRashmika Mandanna and Trisha.PR HandoutIn the last one month, there have been a lot of rumours about Rashmika Mandanna playing the female lead in Vijay’s 64 movie. Her interaction with her fans on social media sites have been giving a strong indication of the actress having talks with the makers for the project.Recently, it was stated that along with Rashmika, Trisha Krishnan too was approached to play the female lead in the film, presently referred to as Thalapathy 64. Grapevine had it that the actress, after a gap of 11 years, was going to pair up with the actor again.It was said that she was offered an important role in Thalapathy 64, leaving her fans excited about the development. Trisha had earlier worked with him in four films like Ghilli, Kuruvi, Aadhi and Thirupaachi. Amid these speculations, the names of Keerthy Suresh and Samantha were also doing rounds.The latest update about the movie is that nothing has been finalised yet and the actresses have not been offered the film yet. However, our sources say that the heroines of Thalapathy 64 will be finalised by the end of this month.Thalapathy 64 Cast and Crew: Anirudh Ravichander, who had churned out peppy numbers in Kaththi, is reuniting with Vijay again as the music director. Lokesh Kanagaraj-directorial has Sathyan Sooryan’s cinematography and Philomin Raj’s editing. Xavier Britto is funding the project, which will take off in September 2019.last_img read more

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MRF to invest Rs 4500 crore for tyre project in Gujarat

first_imgMRF, India’s largest tyre maker by capacity, will invest Rs 4,500 crore in a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat. The investment will be in a phased manner, according to the Chennai-based company.”MRF Ltd has informed BSE that the Company has on January 11, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] with the Government of Gujarat expressing its in-principle intention to set up a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat for manufacture of automotive tyres, tubes, flaps and related products,” the company said in its regulatory filing.”The company proposes to invest a sum of about Rs. 4500 crores over a ten year period in a phased manner. The new plant is planned to be set up in Gujarat with the intention of broad basing the company’s manufacturing facilities across India. The project will be funded by internal accruals and / or debt,” it added.The MRF stock was trading at Rs 54,950 at the BSE on Thursday at about 1.50 pm. The company has five tyre manufacturing facilities in India.Other tyre makers in India include Ceat, Apollo Tyres, JK Tyre, Goodyear, TVS Srichakra and Modi Rubber.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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Sri Lankan tourist police asked to learn Hindi

first_imgSri Lanka’s inspector general of Police Pujith Jayasundara said on Monday that 25 new police posts will be set up covering all main the tourist spots across the country for visitors’ security. And police personnel have been asked to learn Hindi.The decision was taken after discussions with the chairman and senior officials of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Xinhua news agency quoted Jayasundara as saying.He said a new uniform would be introduced to the Tourist Police Division.In a few years, the tourism sector was expected to become the largest foreign exchange earner for the country. Therefore, ensuring safety of the foreigners visiting Sri Lanka will be a top priority for the police force, Jayasundara said.”Officers of the Tourist Police Division should pay special attention to language training. In addition to English, they should also learn widely used international languages such as Chinese, Hindi and French,” Jayasundara said.Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, once heavily scarred by a 30-year ethnic conflict, has become one of the leading industries after it was dubbed one of the world’s greatest tourist hot spots by several international publications.last_img read more

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Google Employees Call on Internet Giant to Kill Censored China Search Engine

first_imgGoogle declined to comment on the letter.The new call for Google to kill Dragonfly comes after around 1,400 employees signed an internal petition in August demanding more details about the project, per the New York Times. Earlier this year, after Google employees blasted the company’s work on behalf of the Pentagon with Project Maven — which used artificial-intelligence imaging to improve the accuracy of drone strikes — the company declined to renew the contract.Amnesty International will stage protests outside several Google offices Tuesday as part of calling for an end to the Chinese search engine, the Intercept reported.The protests over the China search engine come after more than 20,000 Google workers worldwide on Nov. 1 walked off the job to protest over the company’s handling of the sexual-harassment cases. In response, Google revised some of its sexual-misconduct policies, including ending forced arbitration in such cases, although some employees say the company still needs to do more.Google CEO Sundar Pichai has characterized the censored China search engine as an “experiment” that is not close to being launched. Speaking earlier this month at the New York Times’ DealBook conference, Pichai said the project was to explore “what would our product look like [in China].”Last week, an interview with Bloomberg, John Hennessy — chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent — expressed reservations about launching a censored search engine in China. “Anybody who does business in China compromises some of their core values… because the laws in China are quite a bit different than they are in our own country,” he said.According to the Google employees opposing Project Dragonfly, the act of providing the Chinese government with “ready access to user data, as required by Chinese law, would make Google complicit in oppression and human rights abuses.” A group of Google employees is demanding that the company pull the plug on “Project Dragonfly,” its initiative to create a censored search engine for China that would comply with the country’s internet laws.“We are Google employees and we join Amnesty International in calling on Google to cancel project Dragonfly, Google’s effort to create a censored search engine for the Chinese market that enables state surveillance,” the employees wrote in an open letter posted Tuesday.The letter, posted on Medium, has been signed by 36 Google staffers, and organizers said they will add more names as others sign on. [UPDATE: As of Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET, 332 employees were listed as signatories.] The letter also calls on Google’s senior management to “commit to transparency, clear communication, and real accountability. Google is too powerful not to be held accountable. We deserve to know what we’re building and we deserve a say in these significant decisions.” 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

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Which Switch

first_imgAugust 1, 2005 Pull the old switcheroo, and get a new, faster, more efficient ethernet switch. 24 Fast Ethernet ports, two gigabit ports, PoE There’s nothing as awesome as networking hardware, right? OK, it’s not as hip as a smartphone, but Ethernet hardware should be the backbone of your growing office network.Sure, Wi-Fi is more exciting, but most new computers today are pre-configured with Ethernet adapters and need only a good Ethernet switch and some Category 5 cable to start communicating with each other. The wired portions of your network will be more secure, more reliable and, usually, faster than wireless nodes.Fast Ethernet is the networking flavor used most often; it provides data transfers of 100 megabits per second. Even faster (1,000Mbps) gigabit Ethernet switches are also popular, and sometimes, the two are found on the same switch. We’ll look at some of each.Many manufacturers, both large and small, offer both kinds of switches. Your first decision is managed or unmanaged. Managed switches come stocked with more advanced features, ports and remote management capabilities, whereas unmanaged switches are more plug-and-play. The demands of your network will dictate what type of switch you need. Do-it-yourselfers have a better chance of getting an unmanaged switch up and running with minimum difficulty. Managed switches may require more know-how–or a networking consultant.Because of the significant price difference between managed and unmanaged switches, we list Fast versions of the first and gigabit versions of the latter. For example, the $139 (all prices street) Linksys SD2008 is an eight-port unmanaged gigabit switch that will appeal to businesses needing lots of bandwidth for multimedia and VoIP. Compare it to 3Com’s OfficeConnect Gigabit Switch 8, which also clocks in at $139, and SMC Networks’ eight-port gigabit SMC8508T EZ Switch, which is even more affordable at $105. Any of these are no-lose options for small offices or workgroups in need of expansion. Alternatively, they offer a cheap and easy way for those with established networks to start the migration from older, 10Mbps hardware.If you’re connecting a larger number of PCs, you may want the more robust switching features and remote management capability of a managed switch. Power over Ethernet, or PoE, is a term you’ll often see popping up in this regard. It means that electricity runs over the Ethernet cable to power networking clients like IP telephones, webcams or wireless access points, minimizing the need for inconvenient power cords. The $1,300 Adtran NetVanta 1224ST PoE features 24 Fast Ethernet ports with full power provided to each. The $1,199 Netgear ProSafe FSM7326P Layer 3 switch also comes with 24 Fast Ethernet ports, two gigabit ports and PoE. If that’s more power than you need, D-Link’s Web Smart DES-1316 features 16 ports, half of which have PoE, for an affordable $449.Also check with Cisco, particularly its Catalyst line. The 2950 series is a good place for growing businesses to start. Rapidly expanding businesses and larger businesses will find plenty there to keep busy. Hewlett-Packard’s ProCurve line is another strong source for networking gear. All the manufacturers we’ve covered offer a variety of port counts and managed and unmanaged hardware to fit any network need. If you’ve already invested in a particular brand of equipment, that is a good place to start when shopping for new gear to expand your network. 24 Fast Ethernet ports, PoE www.3com.com (800) NET-3COM This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. CONTACT TYPE PORTS D-Link Web Smart DES-1316 Eight gigabit ports Layer 3 managed Eight gigabit ports www.netgear.com (888) NETGEAR www.adtran.com (800) 9ADTRAN Unmanaged gigabit $139 $105 Unmanaged gigabit Netgear ProSafe FSM7326P Shopping List Layer 2 managedcenter_img STREET PRICE Eight gigabit ports 3com OfficeConnect Gigabit Switch 8 SMC networks SMC8508T EZ Switch www.linksys.com (800) 546-5797 This story appears in the August 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » MANUFACTURER/ MODEL Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now $139 www.smc.com (800) SMC-4YOU $1,300 $1,199 Adtran NetVanta 1224ST PoE www.dlink.com (800) 326-1688 Linksys SD2008 Unmanaged gigabit 4 min read 16 Fast Ethernet ports, eight with PoE Layer 2 managed $449 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Russias ministry of communications has decided no

first_imgRussia’s ministry of communications has decided not to introduce encryption on the first and second multiplexes on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform, according to a local report.According to the ComNews website, citing sources close to the ministry of communications, broadcast infrastructure provider RTRS’s director-general Andrei Romanchenko told a meeting of the ministry’s TV and broadcasting working group earlier this week that the opportunity to introduce conditional access for the first and second multiplexes had been missed and that a decision to implement it now would require the mass replacement of equipment by consumers.The introduction of conditional access support was opposed by a number of industry players including cableAssociation AKTR.last_img read more

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Vodafone Germany is to enable energy companies to

first_imgVodafone Germany is to enable energy companies to deliver smart metering via its cable network – formerly Kabel Deutschland – making it the first German convergent network provider to offer such a service, according to the company.Vodafone said the project would be particularly applicable to smart metering projects for the residential housing industry thanks to its cable arm’s strong relationship with the country’s housing associations.The Kabel Deutschland network covers 15 million German homes, with fixed network infrastructure in the basement of apartments being available for connection to electricity meters relatively easily, said the company.Vodafone already offers smart metering via its LTE network, which covers around 60 million people in Germany.Vodafone has teamed up with Bosch Software Innovations, Fröschl and Schleupen, Dr Neuhaus, Landis & Gyr and Power Plus Communications for its smart metering project.last_img read more

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