FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: Neymar & Suarez lead TOTW 14 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:03 12/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Mbappé Cavani Neymar Rennes PSG eSports Neymar Luis Suárez Barcelona PSG Primera División Ligue 1 The two superstars will be available in packs, along with an upgraded David Silva, Miralem Pjanic and Marcos Alonso, among others PSG superstar Neymar and his former Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez headline a star-studded FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week.The Brazilian winger gets a massive upgrade from 92 to 94 after starring, yet again, for the Ligue 1 leaders, scoring twice and laying on an assist to his heir apparent, Kylian Mbappe.Suarez, meanwhile, inspired Barca to a 4-0 thumping of Deportivo, scoring twice and earning a 93 card. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Manchester City’s maestro David Silva also receives a bump – his third in-form – after City’s 4-1 thumping of Tottenham despite his absence from the game, while Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso will also interest Premier League players – jumping from an 81-rated card to an 84.FIFA TOTWThe Team of the Week is available from 1800 GMT on Wednesday, December 20 until December 27.STARTING XIAnthony Lopes – Lyon – 83>85Naldo – Schalke – 82>84Marcos Alonso – Chelsea – 81>84Sime Vrsaljko – Atletico Madrid – 79>84David Silva – Manchester City – 87>90Miralem Pjanic – Juventus – 85>87Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Lazio – 80>83Aaron Mooy – Huddersfield Town – 77>84Neymar – PSG – 92>94Raffael – Borussia Monchengladbach – 82>86Luis Suarez – Barcelona – 92>93BENCHSven Ulreich – Bayern Munich – 76>81Djibril Sidibe – Monaco – 79>82Pizzi – Benfica – 82>84Salomon Kalou – Hertha Berlin – 80>83Josip Ilcic – Atalanta – 80>83Ryan Babel – Besiktas – 75>81Shinji Okazaki – Leicester City – 77>81RESERVESGary Mackay-Steven – Aberdeen – 68>78Henry Rojas – Millonarios FC – 68>78Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu – Stade de Reims – 66>76Timmy Thiele – FC Carl Zeiss Jena – 64>74Manuel Milinkovic – Hearts – 59>69last_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham captain Lloris wants Cup revenge on Arsenal

first_imgTottenham captain Lloris wants Cup revenge on Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham captain Hugo Lloris says they’re out for revenge in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals this week at Arsenal.Spurs return to the Emirates Stadium a little over two weeks since they lost a fiery encounter 4-2 in the Premier League, where there were issues both on and off the pitch. “Maybe it’s the good thing that we lost the Premier League game a few weeks ago because it is more motivation for us,” Lloris said after Spurs stayed in the title race with a 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.”There is no more bad feeling than when you get a defeat. You always try to analyse and make things that we will not repeat again. It is another opportunity and we will try our best to go through.”Every game that you lose it hurts, but of course when you lead 2-1, it’s true that Arsenal is playing very well this season and it is a difficult team to beat but I think we have the quality to do it.”It is important to take every competition seriously, whatever the competition is.”Of course there is priority in the season but it is a League Cup game and if you go through there is a semi-final and a good chance.”And then it is a derby so it is easier to prepare for because there always excitement and enjoyment to play that type of game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoBenfica midfielder Adel Taarabt: My fault I never played for Real Madrid, Barcelona

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Benfica midfielder Adel Taarabt: My fault I never played for Real Madrid, Barcelonaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBenfica midfielder Adel Taarabt concedes he could’ve done more in his career.The former Tottenham youngster had a six month spell with AC Milan, but never fulfilled his early promise.Taarabt admits: “I don’t like to say these things about myself but if you talk to anyone who has seen me play when I was younger, they will tell you that I could have played at Real Madrid or Barcelona. “Even Luka Modric told me one day. “It didn’t happen and it wasn’t just because of others but because of me…” last_img read more

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Equifax faces growing scrutiny as CAA says thousands may be impacted

first_imgTORONTO – Equifax Canada is facing intensifying calls for transparency on its massive cyberhack as the Canadian Automobile Association informs thousands of its members that their data may have been compromised and frustrated consumers ask questions about why they’re being treated worse than their U.S. counterparts.CAA said Thursday it partnered with Equifax on its identity protection program and is notifying the roughly 10,000 members who participated that they may have had sensitive data divulged in the security breach made public last week.The auto organization’s program required members to register their personal information such as credit cards, banking information and email address, with the option of providing a social insurance number.It appears that the sensitive information of CAA members who signed up for the identity protection program was stored with Equifax USA, said Ian Jack, CAA managing director of communications and government relations.The company has shied away from public comment, however Equifax Canada’s customer service agents have told callers that only Canadians who have had dealings in the United States are likely to have had their information compromised in the data breach. That includes those who have lived, worked or applied for credit south of the border.“Equifax has not been forthcoming with information to us despite our repeated requests,” Jack said.The identity protection program began in March 2015 and was terminated on July 1, weeks before Equifax discovered the hack on July 29.Jack said the CAA has been trying since the first reports of the Equifax breach surfaced to determine if it affects any of its approximately 10,000 members who signed up for the program. It is also writing to Canada’s privacy commissioner to express concern and ask that they push Equifax to provide more information to Canadians.“We value our members’ privacy. Our contract with Equifax explicitly said customer data would be governed by Canada’s privacy law, PIPEDA,” Jack said.“We chose them as a partner because of their then high reputation. CAA did not handle or retain any of the information provided to Equifax.”Equifax Canada did not respond to requests Thursday from The Canadian Press.The development comes as Canadians who are worried they might be victims of the Equifax Inc. voice concern they are being treated as an afterthought in the wake of one of the largest online data breaches in history.Equifax Inc. said last Thursday that a security breach occurred over the summer that compromised the private information of up to 143 million Americans, along with a undisclosed number of Canadians.But the company has not provided further details, including how many Canadians may have been exposed.The company has provided consumers in the U.S. with a website that shows whether they are at risk of identity theft and is allowing them to monitor their files for free for one year.But the online database does not provide Canadians with accurate information because it is based on U.S. social security numbers. The Equifax Canada website says it costs $19.95 per month for the monitoring service.Toronto lawyer Frances Macklin said she is frustrated that Canadians are more in the dark than U.S. consumers and questioned why there isn’t a dedicated portal for consumers north of the border.“We’re equally affected. Just because I don’t have a social security number, I don’t get access to information,” said the partner at Gowlings law firm. “I’m completely bewildered by that.”Communications expert Warren Weeks believes Equifax could not have handled this issue in a worse way.“We’re talking about the gateway to all of your financial information in your life,” said Weeks, owner of communications firm Weeks Media Group.“And Canadians, in specific, don’t know if they’ve been targeted or not or they’ve been impacted or not? I think in 2017, that’s unacceptable.”However, he added, it’s common for a Canadian subsidiary to be told to keep tight-lipped by its U.S. parent when issues arise.Equifax may also be under more regulatory pressure in the U.S. than in Canada, said Tamir Israel, a staff lawyer with the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic in Ottawa.The U.S. has federal regulations in place that govern credit reporting companies such as Equifax, which outline both proper business practices and identity theft, Israel said.“If they don’t deal with this issue appropriately, [that law] is likely to get expanded to address whatever shortcomings they had.”In Canada, credit reporting agencies are regulated by individual provinces and territories, he added.“Because of that mismatch, it falls through the cracks a little.”last_img read more

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Young professionals leaving Vancouver over high cost of housing

first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Iain Reeve and his wife moved from rental home to rental home in Vancouver but their final solution for secure housing was to move to Ottawa and buy two houses — one for them and another for his parents.He and his wife, Cassandra Sclauzero, are professionals in their mid-30s who wanted to start a family but they couldn’t afford to buy in the city.“We wanted to own a home to have stability, and peace of mind and flexibility,” Reeve said.“The rental market didn’t have stability. We both had settled into pretty good first jobs. But as much as we loved the city and had these connections it wasn’t worth it.”They were “kicked out” of a few places in three years through no fault of their own, he said, adding that it was because people were selling or flipping properties.Reeve grew up and went to university in Vancouver.“I also have parents who live in the Vancouver area who don’t own a home and are working class and not a ton of money saved for retirement, and I’m an only child,” he said. We just couldn’t even get our foot in the door in terms of stable housing.”    Reeve said he knows a number of people who are thinking of moving out of the city simply because of the housing market.  “Life is challenging enough, it’s so hard when you have (housing) insecurity all the time.”Statistics show that Vancouver, and B.C. generally, is losing skilled workers to other parts of the country.CMHC spokesman Leonard Catling said one of the main reasons people between the ages of 21 and 25 come to Metro Vancouver is for university but they move out as they get older.A December news release from Statistics Canada shows that B.C.’s population crossed the five million mark for the first time because of international migration.However, it lost about 1,200 people to other provinces in the third quarter of 2018 after 21 quarters of gains. Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia had the largest gains in population from other provinces.Andy Yan, director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, said Vancouver is mostly able to attract people early in their careers, whether they come for education or a job, but it has a problem retaining talent.Even if they earn a relatively high wage, he said they can’t afford anything except condominiums.“In a world like that, the labour pool has options,” he said, noting that other provinces offer much more housing for their salaries.Finance Minister Carole James said in an interview “there’s no question that Vancouver is facing a brain drain.” “Crisis is not too strong a word to describe the challenges we are facing, not just in Vancouver, but other urban settings around our province,” she said. In her budget speech last year, she said young professionals are moving out of the province because they can’t find housing.Yan said Vancouver is losing people in certain age groups. Those between 35 and 45 are usually at the apex of their careers and thinking about their first or second child. But they might find themselves still having to share housing if they stay in Vancouver, he said.“It doesn’t become cool when you’re 37 and have a roommate.”In its December report on the housing market, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver pegged the average price of a detached home at a little more than $1 million. An apartment was about $664,100 and an attached home stood at about $809,700.Figures from BC Assessment, the Crown agency that develops and maintains property assessments in the province, show the housing market is moderating with estimated value of some homes in Metro Vancouver dropping about 10 per cent.Nationally, experts have said higher interest rates and a new mortgage stress test have also had an impact on property prices across the country.Yan said despite those changes housing in the Vancouver area remains unaffordable.Kevin Olenick, who is in his mid-40s, moved back to Vancouver earlier this year. He grew up in Calgary and spent about six months in Kamloops.“I’m one of the minority who would say moving back here makes sense,” he said, adding that the creative field he works in provides for more opportunities in Vancouver than in other places.But he said he understands the challenges of living in Vancouver.“You wouldn’t want to move here if you have a family. It’s especially tough to find a home and buy a home,” he said. “I’m renting … but if you’re looking to start a family I can certainly understand why you’re moving out of Vancouver.”B.C. Ministry of Housing spokeswoman Melanie Kilpatrick said the government has announced measures that are helping to cool the real estate market and moderate prices with a 30-point housing plan.Yan said that a study he did in 2018 shows that while home prices in Metro Vancouver were still the highest in Canada, median household income was the lowest. The study also showed that Vancouver remained the least affordable city in the country. Since both ownership and rental is becoming more and more difficult, other problems with the labour force are becoming clearer, he said.James said the government is aware of the problem and working on it.Jas Johal, the jobs critic for the B.C. Liberal party, said the NDP government needs to focus on increasing the supply of housing, not taxes. The NDP government has limited rent increases to 2.5 per cent per year, starting this month. A speculation and vacancy tax was also introduced, aimed at moderating the housing market and creating more homes for renters.But Yan said neither the speculation tax nor the vacancy tax will make much of a difference and if the city continues to lose workers it will lose its competitive edge.“And I think that one of the biggest challenges is that how do you build an economy — one that’s knowledge based — when that population seems to be leaving the city?”last_img read more

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Grande Prairie man charged after bearspraying during Canadian Tire theft attempt

first_img22 year-old Macauley Boivin of Grande Prairie has been charged with nine offences, including three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance, and two counts each of assault with a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.Boivin is set to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Monday, March 5th. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — A Grande Prairie man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted a theft from Canadian Tire and bear-sprayed a store employee and bystander after he was caught.Cpl. Shawn Graham said that the RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call from the local Canadian Tire hardware store at around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, police discovered a man being restrained by another man. Police learned that the man being detained had attempted to steal from the store and was then pursued by an employee and a bystander.During the altercation, the suspect bear-sprayed both men, causing them to sustain minor injuries. A search of the suspect revealed a can of bear spray, brass knuckles, and what is believed to be a small amount of cocaine.last_img read more

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Rayudu in focus as unstoppable CSK take on Sunrisers Hyderabad

first_imgHyderabad: Having missed the World Cup bus, Ambati Rayudu will be aiming to make a statement when a marauding Chennai Super Kings take on a desperate Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL encounter here on Wednesday. The World Cup snub to Rayudu is the sole disappointment in an otherwise superb tournament so far for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men as they are just a win away from clinching the play-off berth. The Hyderabad right-hander had found some form with a half-century against Rajasthan Royals and the flamboyant batsman, who was seen as a sure-shot No. 4 in the national team, may just channelise the disappointment against a faltering Sunrisers. While CSK sit pretty on top of the table with 14 points from eight games, Sunrisers’ have suddenly gone off the boil with a hat-trick of defeats, including an inexplicable batting collapse against Delhi Capitals in their last game. What has been CSK’s strength despite an ageing team has exactly been Sunrisers’ bane in the matches that they have played so far. While CSK have had plans A, B and C for various situations, Sunrisers have failed miserably whenever their opening pair of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner have failed to perform. Barring Warner’s 400 runs and Bairstow’s 304 runs, the next best is World Cup-bound Vijay Shankar’s 132 runs. The basic problem has been the middle-order where Manish Pandey (54 in six games), Deepak Hooda (47 in six games) and Yusuf Pathan (32 in six games) have been miserable. In fact, Pathan has been surviving on past reputation for years now has not played a match-winning knock for a while now. On the other hand, Dhoni has played various combinations depending on surfaces and more often than not, his teammates have responded pretty well. Whether it was Harbhajan Singh on a very slow Chepauk track or the restrictive Mitchell Santner in away games, most of Dhoni’s strategies have paid off brilliantly. The man who has been a revelation for CSK this season is 40-year-old Imran Tahir with 13 wickets. The South African import has executed his skipper’s plans brilliantly. For Sunrisers to remain relevant in this edition, they need to stop the CSK juggernaut which looks easier said than done.last_img read more

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Florida House okays historic Bill allowing teachers to be armed

first_imgMiami (US): Florida’s House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill allowing teachers to carry firearms — a controversial step whose effectiveness in countering school shootings remains unproven. The aim of the measure, which was previously approved by the state’s Senate and now goes to Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’s desk, is the prevention of school shootings such as one that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida in February 2018. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportSupporters of the bill — which permits teachers to carry firearms on school campuses on a voluntary basis after they have completed 144 hours of training — say armed teachers could save lives in the event of a school shooting. But its opponents warn of the danger of accidents among teachers who would effectively be tasked with policing as well as education, and who, in the event of a school shooting, could be mistaken for a shooter by law enforcement. “Arming teachers is a recipe for disaster — a reckless plan which will complicate active-shooter situations,” Representative Val Demings, a Florida Democrat and former Orlando police chief, said of the measure. “The real solution is to keep guns out of the wrong hands,” Demings tweeted.last_img read more

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‘Apex Court rule on NEET flouted’

first_imgKolkata: The Centre’s decision to take two different stands when it comes to holding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), a nation-wide medical entrance examination, has sparked a row in Bengal with the doctors seeking the intervention of the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar and the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in this regard.The Union HRD Ministry has deferred the NEET in Odisha in the aftermath of a massive damage caused by severe cyclone, ‘Fani’ while in the rest of India the exam was conducted on May 5. The experts in the city viewed that according to the norms laid down by the Supreme Court of India, the nationwide medical entrance exam cannot be held in two separate sets of question papers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAs there is a postponement of exam ordered by the Centre in Odisha, the National Testing Agency (NTA) assigned to conduct the exam will have to set another question paper for Odisha, which will be different from the one the others had to write. This, as some experts have argued, is a gross violation of the Supreme Court order. Some of the city doctors and a few medical aspirants in the morning of May 3 wrote to the Union HRD Minister urging him for a postponement of examination with an apprehension that the cyclone might wreck havoc in Bengal as well. The cyclone eventually entered the state on late night of Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMay 3. The ‘Fani’ did not however have expected impact in Bengal as the system started losing intensity for want of moisture as it hit the land. Many mud and Kutcha houses in the coastal districts of the state collapsed due to gusty wind. A sizeable number of students coming from the rural areas of the coastal districts faced immense problems while reaching the examination centers on Sunday morning. The doctors also wrote to the Bengal Chief Minister seeking her intervention. Dr Amiya Kumar Maity, one of the doctors, who wrote to the Union Minister for his intervention said: “The merit of the medical aspirants cannot be judged if there are two sets of question papers. In an examination like NEET where nearly 800 candidates securing a same mark, it is extremely difficult to evaluate the answer scripts. Failing to secure even one or two marks can keep a candidate out of the race. The two dissimilar sets of questions cannot do justice to the students.” “Hence a nationwide examination like NEET cannot be conducted in two separate question papers as per the order of the Supreme Court. Various states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana were affected alongside Bengal and Odisha and we therefore urged the Union HRD Minister to postpone the examination across the country,” Dr Maity added.last_img read more

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Mens Volleyball Ohio State sweeps Loyola to capture third straight MIVA tournament

Junior setter Sanil Thomas sets the ball during the second set of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn State on Jan. 28, 2018 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) to pick up their fifth win of the season. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Senior ReporterThe Ohio State men’s volleyball team clinched a third MIVA tournament title Saturday night in front of 1,364 fans at St. John Arena, defeating Loyola 3-0 and clinching a spot in the NCAA tournament. The victory also marked head coach Pete Hanson’s 700th career win.Though Ohio State has often struggled to put teams away up 2-0, the Buckeyes finished off the Ramblers in the third set 25-19 to claim the title. “Early in the season, we didn’t beat the better teams like BYU or UCLA,” Ohio State senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen said. “That kind of changed us in the RPI where we didn’t get a bid, so it was either all-in today or nothing.”Szerszen was everywhere he needed to be in both the front and back rows, ending the opening set with seven kills and five digs. Junior setter Sanil Thomas had 16 assists in the first set alone — six more than his 10.59 assist per game average. Though Loyola was able to avoid taking many attacking errors, the Ramblers struggled offensively, failing to find the right power or strategy to bring in the kills. Loyola’s top attacker, junior outside hitter Collin Mahan, struggled alongside his team, ending the first set with only one kill.The Buckeyes won the first set 25-20.In the second set, the Ramblers came onto the court with a renewed energy. Big on the net, Loyola intimidated Ohio State attackers into hitting the ball over Rambler blockers’ hands and out of bounds. After four attacking errors in a matter of seven plays from his team, Hanson called a timeout with his team trailing 9-5. A back-row attack from Szerszen won the Buckeyes the side-out and brought some elevated energy onto Ohio State’s side of the court. Hanson said that during the timeout, he told the Buckeyes to stay calm and maintain a consistent push against the Ramblers.“I heard this quote from the national team coach one time. It said, ‘You don’t have to be playing great volleyball all the time, but if you play good volleyball for a long period of time you’re going to be successful,’” Hanson said. “We just told them, ‘You don’t have to make the ultimate play. You don’t have to make the ultimate kill. Just be good, settle in and do what we have been doing.’”Senior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir and redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson each registered a pair of kills with the Buckeyes trailing around the middle of the set to give Ohio State the advantage in the second set. Ohio State used the momentum to win the second set 25-23 and take a 2-0 lead.Szerszen said that given Ohio State’s struggles to put teams away after going up 2-0, he was a little bit worried going into the third set. “I got a little bit scared, I’m not going to lie. I saw some of the players getting a little relaxed, a little less involved than in the two first ones,” Szerszen said. “I made sure that some of the players kept going until the end. and were focused till the end and had a little bit of hate in them when they played. Because if you just go back and play to pay, you’re not going to be as efficient as if you just want to kill the opponent.”Loyola fell behind early to start off the third set. Though Rambler Mahan and senior opposite Ricky Gevis scored their fair share of kills with four each, Loyola could not keep up with the Buckeyes. Determined to end the match in the third set, the Buckeyes came out swinging with a hitting percentage of .500 and three-plus kills each from Szerszen, Leeson, Hanes and redshirt senior middle blocker Nick Laffin. A kill from Hervoir ended the match and sent Buckeye players running onto the court in celebration of the end of one tournament and the beginning of another.“It feels good to go there, and honestly, I think it’s gonna be good because we have nothing to lose,” he said. “All the other teams are technically ranked higher than us. We’re the underdog just like two years ago, and it’s always good to come in a game as the underdog.”At the end of the night, three Ohio State players were awarded MIVA All-Tournament Accolades — Thomas, redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes and Szerszen, who was named Most Outstanding Player. read more

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Confirmed Torres to leave Atletico Madrid

first_imgFernando Torres has confirmed that he will be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season and is determined to finish on a highThe former Liverpool and Chelsea forward’s future at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano has been heavily debated after Diego Simeone confirmed that Torres will not be getting a new contract at Atletico with the Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order this season with Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann often being partnered up front together.Torres first signed for Atletico as a 10 year-old boy in 1995 and made his debut for the senior side in 2001, where his performances caught the interest of many clubs throughout Europe.In 2007, Torres left his boyhood club for Liverpool for a reported fee of £20m and thrived in his first season in the Premier League under Rafael Benitez with an impressive 33 goals in his 46 appearances in all competitions.The World Cup winner later secured a reported £50m move to Chelsea, where his decisive goal against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the 2012 Champions League at the Nou Camp booked the club’s place in the final against Bayern Munich, which they later won on penalties.After a lackluster loan spell with AC Milan, Torres returned to Atletico in January 2015 and has made a total of 34 goals in his 139 appearances.“When I arrived at the age of 10, I always thought that Atletico would be my home,” said Torres, according to Marca.“I have enjoyed the Atleti that I always dreamt of.“I’d like to take the opportunity to say that this season will be my last at the club.“It has not been an easy decision, it has cost me a lot to take it.“Given the reality, the circumstances, maybe it is for the best.”Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…Having only started nine times for Atletico this season, Torres came to the decision that it was time to leave his beloved club.“I think this is the best time to say it,” said the 34 year-old.“You can all see the prominence that I am having and it is very little.“Today isn’t a day for reproaches. I am just trying to explain to the fans how I feel.“It has nothing to do with the club. The club doesn’t have names or surnames. This is the best way to carry myself for the next month and a half.”For now, at least, Torres intends to give his all for Atletico and hopes that he can leave with another title for the club.“I believe I can offer something in games, but the reality of the season is not that,” insisted Torres.“If everything goes well I can go out with a title.“This year I’m playing a lot less than the previous one but I have never surrendered.“If they didn’t count on me for next year I would have liked to have been told.”last_img read more

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Iniesta would have won Ballon dOr as Andresinho – Ramos

first_imgThe likely to be departing Andres Iniesta could have won the Ballon d’Or during his career if he had been called “Andresinho”, says Sergio RamosThe veteran midfielder looks set to leave his beloved Barcelona at the end of the season for a move to an unnamed club in the Chinese Super League and an announcement confirming the move is expected this week.In light of this, many people have been questioning how a player of the calibre of Iniesta never managed to win the Ballon d’Or in his career with even the France Football magazine apologising to the 33-year-old for having never awarded him the prize.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“If he was called Andresinho instead of Iniesta, he would have won two Ballon d’Ors,” suggested Ramos, according to SportsKeeda.The Ballon d’Or has been exclusively won by both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the past decade with the iconic duo having won the award five times each.Many believe that 2010 should have been Iniesta’s year, after scoring the winning goal for Spain in their 2010 World Cup victory in South Africa. But the award went to his Barcelona teammate Messi instead.last_img read more

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TCI begins loan refinancing talks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cabinet meeting, re-financing Cabinet launches consultation drives Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has already begun talks with lending institutions as the UK bail out loan nears its maturity date; this was revealed in the Cabinet minutes of last week.According to a Government press release from February, “It is the TCI’s intention to use the reserves held in its Sinking Fund to pay off approximately $100m of the bond, thus refinancing only the $70m balance.”In 2008, TCIG received a $260 million dollar loan guarantee endorsed by the UK government; the TCI owes a $170 million bond, which matures in February 2016.Meanwhile, Cabinet ministers also advised His Excellency the Governor to approve a third Supplementary Budget Appropriation for the financial year 2015/16 to meet, what were described as, “urgent transactions and unforeseen policy/regulation changes”; these will be forwarded to the UK Government for approval. These new financial needs for TCIG will eventually be brought to the House of Assembly. Bahamas to hold historic Cabinet Meeting outside of Capital PNP Administration to Meet the Press in Post Cabinet debriefinglast_img read more

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Difficult Driving Conditions Expected On Seward Highway

first_imgUpdates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Services and Department of Transporation has issued a road conditions warning for the Seward Highway from Indian Road to Rabbit Creek. Be prepared for winter driving. Temperature: 26 to 33 degrees. Poor visibility, Light snow, Freezing rain, Ice glaze, Black ice, Snow removal equipment on roadway, Stay back 200 feet from snowplows, Slippery road surface, Reduce your speed, Ice on Bridges/Overpasses, Drive with headlights on, The warning issued stated the area between Indian Road to Rabbit Creek on the Highway is difficult/poor driving conditions.last_img read more

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Salmon Initiative Is One Step Closer To Going To The Voters

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Stand For Salmon ballot initiative submitted more than 40,000 signatures today, to the state Division of Elections in Anchorage, which is enough to qualify as a ballot initiative for Alaska voters in November. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-stand-for-salmon-on-ballot.mp3VmJennifer-on-stand-for-salmon-on-ballot.mp300:00RPd The Stand for Salmon initiative would restrict interference with salmon habitats  during a development project, like the proposed Pebble Mine.According to the Stand for Salmon website, the initiative would formally define characteristics of a healthy river in state law, update state listings of waters which support salmon, requires the state to notify the public of projects which could affect salmon and create salmon-protection standards developers must meet before their projects can move forward. Alaska state law requires that the Division of Elections has to certify that 10 percent of the people who voted in the state’s last general election signed the salmon proposal.center_img If enough of the signatures are verified, roughly 32,000 people, then the initiative will be on the ballot for the November 6 general election. Voters will determine if the Alaska law governing development in salmon habitat should be updated, something not done since statehood in 1959.last_img read more

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WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between May 26, 2019 to June 3, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierKane taught English for 35 years by Cassia BurnsSupt. Brand offers staffing updates by Lizzie McDermottDispatcher job is more than customer service by Lizzy HillSelectmen choose Town Accountant by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunOlin remediation plan ready by fall by Emma MurphyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

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Facebooks Zuckerberg called Pelosi after altered video but she hasnt responded

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Politics Tech Industry 0 Tags Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Would you take a call from this man? Nancy Pelosi apparently didn’t. James Martin/CNET Silence might speak louder than words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has criticized Facebook for not removing a video that was altered to make her seem drunk. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Pelosi to talk about how the company deals with misinformation but that she wasn’t “eager” to hear his explanation and didn’t call back. Their staff members have been in touch, though, according to the Post, which cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. Tensions between the California Democrat and the world’s largest social network have escalated after Facebook decided to leave up the doctored Pelosi clip. Facebook doesn’t label the video itself as manipulated, but on desktop computers it shows articles from fact-checkers alongside the clip, and it reduced the video’s reach on NewsFeed. Twitter also left up the video. Google-owned YouTube took it down. One version of the video, posted by the group Politics WatchDog, got nearly 3 million views, but it’s no longer available. The group claimed last week that Facebook took it down, but the social network said it didn’t. Pelosi said in May that Facebook’s refusal to remove the altered video showed that the company’s leaders were “willing enablers” of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.Pelosi didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook declined to comment or confirm the Post’s report. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on manipulated media and “deepfakes,” a technique that uses AI to create videos of people doing or saying something they didn’t. last_img read more

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Road crashes kill 3 in 2 dists

first_imgThree people were killed and two others injured in separate road accidents in Comilla and Chittagong on Monday, according to UNB. In Chittagong, two vegetable traders were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Sitakunda upazila early Monday.Police said the accident took place around 3:45am when a Chittagong-bound vegetable-laden truck from Chandina of Comilla hit a stationed truck in Shitalpur area, leaving two traders dead on the spot and driver and helper injured.The bodies of the two deceased-Abdur Rab, 52, from Barura upazila of Comilla and Siddikur Rahman, 45, hailing from Chandina upazila-were sent to morgue for autopsy, said Ahsan Habib, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia highway police station.The injured were taken to hospital.In Comilla, a truck helper was killed when a covered van hit a truck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Hatatoli area in Sadar Dakhshin upazila early Monday.The deceased is Arafat Rahman Rifat, son of Abdul Matin, a resident of Daulatpur village in Begumganj upazila in Noakhali district.Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Maynamati Highway Police, said that the accident took place around 6:30 am when the covered van hit the truck, leaving the helper dead on the spot and truck driver and covered van helper injured.The injured were admitted to Comilla Medical College and Hospital.Police seized the vehicles.last_img read more

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Mahatma Gandhis last fast captured in images

first_imgDid Mahatma Gandhi have a premonition about his death? A 20-panel exhibition on his final fast-unto-death indicates this was so.‘Who knows my ahimsa might be tested at the fag end of my life. A proverb says that a dying flame burns brighter before it burns out. May be, my end is approaching and I am fully prepared…,’ Mahatma Gandhi had said before going on fast on 12 January, 1948 against the communal riots sweeping the national capital.The exhibition at the Nehru National Museum and Library (NMML), inaugurated by Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch Wednesday to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 65th death anniversary, looks at the fortnight leading to his assassination and the do-or-die crusade against the forces of parochialism and religious hate. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The 20 panels, ‘The Weapon of Ahimsa: Mahatma Gandhi’s Last Fast’, of text and visual prints mounted in the lobby of the library, present Gandhi’s itinerary in a chronological manner. The collection has 287 photographs and memorabilia – Yarvada Chakra, flag of Suraj and khadi textiles that portray the influence of Mahatma Gandhi in the daily lives of the Kallenbach.The collection has original copies of Young India and Harijan as well.Gandhi believed fasting was a spiritual act.last_img read more

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Cine Musique Radiomentale Night

first_imgRadiomentale showcased their style of creating new soundtracks for silent and classic experimental films in the city Wednesday evening. The electronic music, sound artist and DJ duo Jean-Yves Leloup and Eric Pajot got together in 1992, to bring this music form to the front stage. It is therefore, not surprising that Jean and Eric often are known as the pioneers of ‘cinemix’ which is an audiovisual performing practice popular in France.Jean-Yves Leloup, born in Paris, is a sound-artist, DJ, critic, journalist and a curator, specialising in electronic music, contemporary art and new technologies. Eric Pajot, born in Bourgogne is a visual artist, a musician and a DJ. The duo started their career in the mid 90’s with their own radio show by drawing on an eclectic range of audio sources, including sound experiments, movie soundtracks, ambient music, experimental and electronic music, natural sounds, fragment of interviews and human voice. Radiomentale is the outcome of that endeavor – but in a new, creative and innovative form! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Organised by Alliance Francaise,  the Radiomentale performance in central Delhi on 26 June bought together an audience with majority of youngsters who enjoyed the cinemix show followed by a DJ mash up for about an hour adding to the mesmerized and lively ambience. The film screened in the evening for this cine-concert was a rework of The General (USA, 1927) film by Buster Keaton which made an interesting combination of an American film with French duo DJ’s  music. The film is an adventure-epic classic, comedy film. The  audience got to form a whole new perspective of watching mute films with the Radiomentale style of music. RadioMentale are on a six- city tour with this show and other cities on the list are – Bangalore, Trivandrum, Chennai, Pune and Mumbai. Their performances have also been witnessed in various international venues such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Kassel’s Documenta, Luxembourg Mudam, Paris Cité de la musique, Cartier Foundation and more.last_img read more

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