Sarri: ‘Juve fortunate in Bergamo’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Maurizio Sarri admits Juventus were “fortunate” to beat Atalanta, sharing Pep Guardiola’s admiration, with injury updates on Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi. The Bianconeri barely troubled Pierluigi Gollini until Gonzalo Higuain’s equaliser, but they ran out 3-1 winners in Bergamo thanks to a Pipita brace and Paulo Dybala. “It was an entertaining game with tempo and intensity, the kind you don’t usually see in Serie A,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia. “We lost our heads after their missed penalty, thinking of everything except the game of football and allowed Atalanta to take total control. They deservedly went in front. “We were fortunate to score the equaliser in a chaotic move against the run of play and from there on showed belief we could win it.” When Douglas Costa came on, it was effectively a 4-3-3 formation. “I moved Dybala in an attempt to stop Atalanta pouring down the flanks, so we could get a handle on the game again. That system uses up a lot of energy on the midfield. We struggled with Atalanta because we didn’t cover the ball enough in midfield. “Atalanta’s wingers were constantly coming forward, while ours were at times caught in-between. I think everyone will struggle in Bergamo and Pep Guardiola was absolutely right in saying that facing Atalanta is like going to the dentist – even if you emerge relieved, it’ll still hurt. “In the final minutes, we started to attack the spaces that were opening up, whereas we didn’t do that enough before.” Cristiano Ronaldo was left behind in Turin, despite scoring four goals for Portugal. “I hope he’ll be back for the Champions League on Tuesday. He has this little problem that is above all affecting him in training, as he’s struggling to train consistently. “A lot depends on how the lad feels, the fatigue and the need he has at any moment to rest. He felt, and I fully agreed, it was important right now to find a way of training that wouldn’t put extra pressure on the knee. “It’s a solid knee, there are no lesions, but constantly having that pain does take it out of you. I was happy to rest him, as I felt the same way, that it was best to take this time to first of all rest and secondly analyse training methods to see how he could train differently.” Federico Bernardeschi had to be substituted during the first half after struggling to breathe. “Bernardeschi had a knock in his diaphragm and couldn’t breathe. He felt constantly like he was going to be sick, so we’ll see if there’s anything lasting or if it’s just a temporary knock. “Douglas Costa came on and immediately had a slight adductor issue, so we hope that’s not serious either.”last_img read more

PH caging returns to world stage

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Inquirer Sports resumes its report on personalities and events that made 2017 a year to remember.2023 FIBA WORLD CUPThe Philippines won the hosting rights to the 2023 Fiba World Cup after the Fiba (international basketball association) Central Board approved the country’s three-nation bid with Japan and Indonesia this December in Mies, Switzerland. The three hosts earned outright World Cup berths.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Obiena puts SEA Games tragedy behind him View commentscenter_img CLYDE MONDILLAAt 24, Mondilla emerged as the new ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit champion after sweeping the last two legs of the circuit, including the P3-million The Players Championship last September.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCOLLEGE BASKETBALLFierce rivals Ateneo and La Salle starred in another epic UAAP Finals showdown. But the Blue Eagles came out triumphant this time with Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go taking charge in dethroning the Green Archers, 88-86, in the do-or-die Game 3. In the NCAA, San Beda completed a finals sweep to bag its 10th championship in 12 years. Robert Bolick led the Red Lions in upsetting the Lyceum Pirates who won all 18 elimination games. (To be continued) ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte MOST READ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid June Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comJUNE MAR FAJARDOCementing his status as the best basketball player of his generation, the 28-year-old Fajardo claimed his fourth straight PBA Most Valuable Player award. The 6-foot-10 slotman, aside from powering San Miguel Beer to the Philippine Cup last March and the Commissioner’s Cup last July, helped Gilas Pilipinas stay unbeaten in two games in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Tyson Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden’s Otto Wallin

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic resigning after poor Fiba World Cup MOST READ Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature At 6-foot-9, he is a towering sight in the ring, and though he’s not known for big punching power he does possess boxing skills more generally seen on much smaller fighters. He hasn’t lost in 28 pro fights, though he seemed on the verge of losing to Wilder after being knocked flat on his back in the final round.Fury said he thought he won 10 of the 12 rounds against Wilder in Los Angeles, controlling most of the fight behind his right jab. The draw was the first blemish on his record, but Fury said he didn’t take long to put it in the past.“I was never upset about the draw. I understand boxing, I understand politics,” he said. “It’s not the first time it’s every happened and it surely won’t be the last. Neither of us lost an O and we get to do it again. We get paid twice for one fight actually.”Fury and Wilder have both signed for the rematch, but both need to win interim fights first. That means beating Wallin, who is a 25-1 underdog despite being unbeaten in 20 fights.“It’s a dream come true for me,” Wallin said. “I come from a small place in Sweden and now I’m here in the big stage. I’m well-schooled, I’ve got good offense, good defense. I think I have what it takes to pull an upset.” BREAKING: A day after being fired, Robredo asks: ‘Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman PLAY LIST 01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Tyson Fury, left, of England, and Otto Wallin, of Sweden, pose during a ceremonial weigh-in for their upcoming fight Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Wallin and Fury will face each other in a heavyweight boxing match Saturday. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko’s long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw.Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for a man who considers himself the heavyweight champion of the world.ADVERTISEMENT ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA LATEST STORIES “I’ve never met a man I couldn’t beat,” Fury said. “So he’s going to be no exception.”If any fighter can be given a pass for his recent level of opposition, though, it’s Fury. He hasn’t ducked tough fights in the past — Klitschko and Wilder in particular — and wants to fight as often as possible because training every day helps keep his many demons away.So he enters the ring for his second fight in this boxing town in three months, the first a second round knockout over equally unknown German Tom Schwarz.“I’ve going from being very depressed and down and out to being the lineal champion of the world fighting in Las Vegas two times,” Fury said. “It’s fantastic for me.”Fury’s troubles have been well documented, from a huge weight gain after beating Klitschko in 2015 to contemplating suicide to heavy use of drugs and alcohol. He didn’t fight for more than two years after winning the title but is now in the middle of a comeback in what has become an interesting heavyweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Fury fights his second straight no-name opponent Saturday night, taking on Sweden’s Otto Wallin in a scheduled 12-round fight. The big Englishman is a huge favorite in a bout that seems little more than a chance for Fury to break a sweat and collect a payday while awaiting a scheduled February rematch with Wilder.“The unknown is more exciting,” Fury said of his latest opponent. “But the fact is I don’t underestimate anybody. I give everybody the ultimate respect. I’ve trained hard for this fight, as hard as I’ve trained for any fight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelFury hasn’t exactly been taking on the stars of the heavyweight division since fighting to a draw in December against Wilder — a fight he would have won had he not been knocked to the canvas in the final round. But he is filling airtime for promoter Bob Arum as part of a deal with ESPN, as well as giving American fight fans another chance to catch his always entertaining act.Not that he’s terribly concerned about Wallin or what he brings to the ring. Fury said this week he knows little about the Swedish fighter, who is undefeated but has rarely ventured out of his home country or fought any top opposition. Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist drawlast_img read more

Bhogle set to return to cricket commentary

first_imgKolkata, Mar 28 (PTI) Harsha Bhogle is set to end his exile from cricket commentary after the official broadcasters of the Indian Premier League today hinted that the renowned commentator could be seen in action in the 10th edition of the T20 tournament. “Its our intention to get him back in the studio. However we have some paperwork formalities left but in all likelihood we may see him doing commentary in the upcoming IPL,” Prasana Krishnan, EVP and business head, sports cluster Sony Pictures Networks India, said here today. A popular face behind the camera, Bhogle has spent nearly a year away from the commentary box after he had a stand-off with the erstwhile BCCI administration. Apparently, it all began with his criticism of the Indian cricket teams performance and star actor Amitabh Bachchan without taking names took a shot at Bhogle on his Twitter handle. Bhogles comments also were not well received by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and team officials. The episode led to his ouster from the commentary team of Indian cricket team and last IPL but with a new administration in place in the BCCI, there seems to be a change in fortune for Bhogle, who was recently seen doing cricket analysis for a sports website. The official broadcasters further said they would be organising various promotional activities across India and would continue with the Fan Park across 35 cities of the country during the April 5-May 21 tournament. “Our idea is to bring in human element into every match. Every fan will have a story to tell which would be unique than the stats,” Krishnan added. Besides English (Sony SIX) and Hindi (Sony MAX), the IPL will be broadcast in Sonys three regional language channels of Bengali, Tamil and Telugu. The Bengali commentators will be Ranadeb Bose, Joydeep Mukherjee, Abhishek Jhunjhunwalla, Saradindu Mukherjee and Subroto Banerjee. PTI TAP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Photo Gallery: Oklahoma State-TCU

first_imgOur guy Jackson Lavarnway took some awesome photos of a terrible game on Saturday. There are great shots of Mason Rudolph, Justice Hill, Jalen McCleskey and more. Hope you enjoy. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Lingard: England will play without fear

first_imgWorld Cup ‘Southgate has given us freedom’ – Lingard expects England to play without fear Rob Lancaster 15:54 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jesse Lingard England Getty Images World Cup England Tunisia v England Tunisia The Manchester United forward is happy to be the joker in the Three Lions pack as a young squad seek to free themselves of any pressure England will “play without fear” at the World Cup thanks to the mentality of manager Gareth Southgate, according to Jesse Lingard.Southgate and his 23-man squad are preparing to play their opening fixture in the tournament on Monday, when they take on Group G rivals Tunisia in Volgograd.England will also come up against Belgium and Panama, with Lingard insisting the players are not feeling the weight of expectation as they aim to secure just a second major trophy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move The Manchester United forward has put that down to Southgate, who has given the green light for his team to express themselves on the biggest stage in Russia.”Southgate has come in with the mentality to play with freedom, play without fear, and you will enjoy your time more,” Lingard told the media.”So, as a group of players, that is what we are going to do – enjoy our football, play with no fear and play exciting football at the same time.”Of course, we want to go all the way to the final, but we are going to take each game as it comes and prepare for each game as we normally do.”Lingard’s role is not just restricted to being active on the pitch, however, as he has also quickly become the joker in the camp.The 25-year-old – who was sparingly used in England’s qualifying campaign but has become a more central figure in the last nine months – is always keen to lighten the mood, believing it will help aid performances on the pitch.“It’s in my character [to be a joker]. It’s the way I’ve been brought up by my family,” he added.”It helps around the camp. It’s always good to have a happy camp.”I don’t really play pranks as such. I’m there for the spirit of the camp to get everyone going, to get them all happy.”last_img read more

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Has A Message For Those Panicking About Nebraska

first_imgNebraska football coach Scott Frost ahead of his team's game against Troy.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches the team warm up before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska is off to an 0-2 start under new head coach Scott Frost, and some of the hype for his tenure has been deflated. Kirk Herbstreit thinks that is a bit unfair.Nebraska’s season opener against Akron wound up being rained out. Of course, the Zips recently knocked off Northwestern, so there’s no guarantee that it would’ve been a cake walk.In Week 2, Nebraska fell in the game’s final minutes to former rival Colorado, after dynamic freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez went down with an injury.Last week, without Martinez, the team lost again, this time to Sun Belt power Troy. On paper, its a bad loss, but Troy is a top 10 Group of Five team, with a win at LSU last year. In 2016, the Trojans lost 30-24 at eventual national champion Clemson. Neal Brown’s team can really play.Given the context of the 0-2 start, Kirk Herbstreit says that Nebraska football fans need to back away from the ledge over Scott Frost’s rough start.He was asked about the struggling first year head coaches, like Frost, Willie Taggart, and Chip Kelly on his “Herbstreit and Fitzsimmons” ESPN podcast yesterday.Herbstreit took to Frost’s defense in response. Via 247Sports:“I’m going to cherry pick Nebraska out of the rest of the teams you mentioned because they’ve actually played and competed and just ended up losing games at the end. I know the Troy game was a game they should have won. But if you watched them play, you didn’t walk away shaking your head thinking, ‘what in the world are they doing.’ I didn’t feel that way. They had a backup quarterback because the freshman (Adrian) Martinez is out. Now they’ve got Michigan. I feel like that’s a ship that’s heading in a very positive direction. They might not be getting the results, but it just feels different than what we’ve seen there in recent years.”The start has to be frustrating for Nebraska fans, who saw UCF go undefeated just a year ago. Still, Herbstreit makes some very salient points.Nebraska hasn’t looked terrible on the field at all. With an easier slate, and some weather and injury luck, the Huskers could have certainly started 3-0, without any real difference in level of play. No one should be jumping off the bandwagon quite yet.[ESPN]last_img read more

Urban Meyer Admits To Having “Uncomfortable” Conversations

first_imgohio state head coach urban meyer on the sidelineCOLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after a play against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has admitted to having “uncomfortable” conversations with his coaching staff following the game at Maryland.Meyer told reporters on Monday that he and his defensive coaches had some difficult but needed conversations.From Eleven Warriors:That has led to difficult conversations with the defensive staff, said Meyer, who characterized them as “uncomfortable and direct.”“And I was saying around here: Win the moment,” Meyer said. “The moment is to get ready for the next one, not what happened against Oregon State or even last week. That’s hard to do. Your question is legit and very uncomfortable to discuss but our players deserve our best and that’s to focus on today and that’s what’s coming next.”Ohio State’s defense has been torched multiple times this season. The Buckeyes clearly need to fix some things – if that’s possible – heading into this weekend’s game against Michigan.We’ll see if that can happen.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. on FOX.last_img read more

OW Bunker Upgrades Its Bunker Barge to Meet Upcoming …

first_imgzoom OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading physical distributors and resellers of marine fuel, said it has upgraded its 1150dwt bunker barge Feyzanur, making the vessel double-hulled in advance of new stringent regulations by the Turkish Ministry of Transportation due to come into effect in Turkey in 2016.The regulations seek to bring Turkey’s bunker fleet into line with existing International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and European Union (EU) regulations requiring all bunker barges above 600dwt to be doublehulled.In conjunction with this, TBS Denizcilik A.S. (TBS), the wholly-owned subsidiary of OW Bunker, announced that double-hulled 1250dwt Ares-T, which is owned by the company, has undergone a comprehensive survey in dry dock to assess and improve its performance and operational efficiency. M/T Boreas-T, an 800dwt vessel, which is owned by TBS as well, has also been fitted with a double hull.Buyuk commented:  “In order to help our customers maximise efficiencies in their operations we have invested in further improving our fleet of bunker vessels. While regulations mandating the conversion to double-hulled barges are not due until 2016, the improvements made to our vessels in dry dock are an important part of an overall strategic programme to ensure that we have the most efficient and cost effective physical distribution operation in the region. In conjunction with our highly-trained crews and experienced teams onshore, every element of our operations has been designed to meet the changing needs of our customers, and to ensure that they receive a high value service.”Søren Christian Meyer, Vice President, Physical Distribution, OW Bunker, stated: “We welcome the stricter 2016 regulations regarding barge specification, and have made significant investments towards creating the most modern bunker fleet in the region well ahead of schedule. This forward-looking approach that looks to minimise operating costs and increase efficiencies both in our own operations and those of our customers is a critical part of our strategy, and demonstrates the firm commitment that we have to our customers in the region.”Headquartered in Istanbul, TBS is one of the largest marine fuel distribution and reselling companies in Turkey with a fleet of seven modern vessels providing the full range of marine fuels across all Turkish ports.OW Bunker, March 12, 2014; Image: TBSlast_img read more

d’Amico Tankers Sells Product Tanker for USD 13 Million

first_imgzoom Irish transporter d’Amico Tankers Limited, subsidiary of tanker shipping company d’Amico International Shipping, has sold its 36,032 dwt handysize product tanker M/T Cielo di Salerno to Marshall Island-based SW Cap Ferrat Shipping LLC for USD 13 million.d’Amico Tankers said it will maintain the commercial employment of the 2002-built vessel, having also signed a 3-year time charter agreement with the buyer.The vessel, featuring a length of 183m and a width of 27.43m, was built by South Korean shipbuilder STX.“The sale of the Handysize vessel Cielo di Salerno reaffirms our skills also in the sale and purchase market since it is done in a firming market allowing us to maximize its proceeds. “In this case we also managed to maintain the commercial control of the vessel for her remaining useful life,” Marco Fiori, Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico International Shipping, said.d’Amico Tankers owns a fleet which consists of some 50 double-hulled tankers with an average age of about 7.8 years.Additionally, the company has a total of 12 newbuilding product tanker shipbuilding contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd.last_img read more

Secret 7 Project Supports Nordoff Robbins

first_imgSecret 7″, the annual project that brings music and art together for a good cause, will be supporting Nordoff Robbins music therapy this year.Taking place throughout April, the exhibition will be moving to a new home at Somerset House, the renowned arts and cultural centre steeped in history.
The concept is simple: each year Secret 7″ take one iconic track from seven legendary musicians and press each one 100 times to vinyl. Each record receives a one-of-a-kind sleeve, as designed by 700 creatives, from global high-profile artists to talented emerging designers. All are welcome to submit their designs.The seven world-famous artists and tracks for 2015 are: The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers
 Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections
 Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx)
 The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be St Vincent – Digital Witness Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer The Maccabees – GoAs in previous years, the seven musicians represent a diverse range of styles and eras; from arguably the greatest living rock and Motown artists through to seminal British electronic pioneers via some of the most innovative and critically acclaimed contemporary acts around.The 700 records will then be displayed in a month-long exhibition at Somerset House, after which they go on sale for the uniform price of £50 on May 4th. The only catch is that the buyer won’t know who the record is by, or who has designed the sleeve until they have parted with their cash. Therein lies the secret…

Submissions for sleeve designs are now being accepted on the website – Closing date for entries is March 4th.The list of designers involved in previous years reads like a who’s who of the world’s greatest living artists, featuring the likes of Ai Weiwei, Gilbert & George, David Shrigley, Sir Antony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Sir Paul Smith, Kate Moross, D*Face and many, many more. 
Track contributions from previous years have come from some of the biggest names in music, from multiple-Grammy winning icon Elton John, to definitive British bands The Cure and T.Rex; hip hop legends Public Enemy and Nas to game-changing pioneers of pop Roxy Music.
Universal Music UK is a partner of Secret 7″ for the fourth year in a row, following the project’s creation within the company in 2012. Universal Music works with all the artists who have contributed music to the project, past and present. They are joined as partners in 2015 by Monotype and WeTransfer. All profits from the sale go to Nordoff Robbins, to help transform the lives of vulnerable children and adults with music therapy.

A program of events will be held throughout the exhibition. These will be announced over the coming months; check for more information.Source:Nordoff Robbinslast_img read more

Moroccans Accuse Jazz au Chellah of Killing Cats and Dogs

Rabat- Moroccan social media users have called for a boycott of the Jazz au Chellah festival in Rabat over the alleged killing of cats and dogs.Every year, the “Jazz in the Chellah” festival brings jazz lovers to Rabat’s archaeological landmark, the Chellah. But this year the festival has been caught in a controversy involving the killing of stray cats and dogs in Chellah.Some have alleged that the festival organizers ordered the killing of cats and dogs to “clean” the area from animals with rabies before the festival on September 12-16. In response, administrators of the festival’s official Facebook page posted a photo of a cat sitting at the entrance of the necropolis, next to the caption: “Cats of the Chellah were the first to attend the first show of the festival’s 23rd version.” The administrators denied the allegations, calling them “fake news.” The post was not received well by the festival’s followers who threatened to boycott the festival, arguing if it was not true then “where did all the cats go?”Morocco World News contacted the festival organizers, but they declined to respond.A young animal welfare activist, Hajar Benallal, shared her story with Morocco World News, stating that she received a call from a friend who told her that some individuals put cats in cages and took them away, leaving only one kitten behind.Hajar, who has worked independently for seven years to help feed and neuter cats and dogs in Rabat, said that it should be the responsibility of the municipality to care for the animals.“How can we say it’s a muslim country while people shoot animals that can’t even defend themselves … Since they are born the only thing they know is fear and hunger, and people treat them so badly. I lost so many animals i was taking care of all those year,” she stated.“Instead of killing, shooting and poisoning cats and dogs,” she said, people should sterilize animals because it is “the only way to protect them but also eradicate rabies.”Hajar rues the lack of action from animal welfare organizations in Morocco, stressing that organizations should fight for laws to protect the animals.A petition for a law to protect animalsIn addition to the new progressive laws in Morocco, such as the law on violence against women, the law on the protection of domestic employees, and the law against real estate fraud, could there be a law on the protection of animals in the future?Many Moroccans, including animal welfare activists, have repeatedly launched petitions calling for a law that criminalizes cruelty to animals across the country.The latest petition, launched by the Association for Vegetarians in Morocco, asserted: “Denying the average living conditions of animals will not improve those of humans knowing that as much [as] it is … a political case, it’s also a deontological one.”The petition concluded: “We demand immediate enactment of laws protecting animals in Morocco.”The petition was followed by hashtags on Facebook such as #boycott #Chellah, calling for an immediate boycott of the festival.Animal abuse in Morocco is not uncommon. Some of the recent publicized acts of violence took place in April, when dozens of stray dogs were shot in the coastal city of Agadir ahead of the FIFA task force visit to assess Morocco’s eligibility to host the 2026 World Cup.Photos and videos of the “gruesome incident” made international headlines, both shocking and angering people.Animals continue to be vulnerable to acts of violence, and there is not a law that punishes the abuse. It remains to be seen whether Morocco will enact legal punishments for cruelty and inhumanity towards animals. read more

Closing Bell TSX jumps 155 points traders look to Federal Reserve for

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market surged more than 150 points Wednesday as the TSX continued its recovery from the worst of this month’s sell-off.The S&P/TSX composite index ran ahead 155.25 points to 14,624.25 in a broad-based advance. The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.54 of a cent at 89.52 cents US.U.S. markets also racked up strong gains amid a strong reading on U.S. consumer confidence.The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index jumped to 94.5, much higher than the 87 reading that economists expected. The Dow Jones industrials was up 187.81 points to 17,005.75, the Nasdaq gained 78.36 points to 4,564.29 and the S&P 500 index climbed 23.42 points to 1,985.05.The move higher on the market came ahead of the latest interest rate announcement from the U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday.The Fed meeting comes as the central bank’s key stimulus program — its massive bond purchases designed to keep long-term rates low — is set to wind up at the end of this month.Traders will be looking for reassurance that the Fed is in no hurry to raise rates from near zero. They will be looking to see that the Fed intends to leave the benchmark rate low for a “considerable period” after quantitative easing ends.There have been concerns over how the markets, and the U.S. economy, will fare without the prop from the Fed that also encouraged investors to buy into stocks as returns on other securities were so small in comparison.The TSX has been grinding higher since hitting the worst of the October sell-off when it was down about 12 per cent from its highs of the year. It’s now down about 6.5 per cent from its peak, leaving the Toronto market up about 7.4 per cent year to date.Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, doesn’t think it will get much better on the TSX this year.“If there are two words that describe the rest of the year in Canada (it’s) treading water,” Belski said, with the energy sector under renewed pressure after Goldman Sachs released a report Monday saying it expects oil prices to tumble into the next year as shale gas production grows and oil supply outstrips demand.“We have to understand that lower oil prices or even flat oil prices are probably more of a reality going forward.”The energy sector was up 2.1 per cent after losing three per cent Monday in the wake of the Goldman Sachs report. The December crude oil contract gained 42 cents to US$81.42 a barrel.The base metals sector gained 2.6 per cent as copper prices rose three cents to US$3.09 a pound.Financials were up 0.8 per cent.The gold sector edged up about 1.1 per cent as the December bullion contract inched up a dime to US$1,229.40 an ounce.Among the latest batch of corporate earnings, after the close Facebook reported adjusted earnings came in at 43 cents a share against the 40 cents that analysts had forecast but its stock dipped 2.5 per cent in after-market trading.Twitter posted adjusted earnings of one cent a share, matching expectations. But investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue sent the stock tumbling almost 10 per cent.TOP STORIESCrude at $80? No sweat, say billionaire oil men who aren’t cutting output — yetIt only took Apple three days to sign up one million credit cards on Apple PayTwo things Twitter must prove to win back the market’s faithDowntown, where the living is small, but easy, seen as driving force in 2015 real estateEmployee slip during ‘quiet period’ cost RBC coveted spot in the world’s biggest IPOWHAT’S ON DECK WEDNESDAY U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC policy announcementECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m. Industrial Product Price Index (Sept): Economists expect a decline of 0.1% Raw Materials Price Index (Sept): Economists expect a decline of 0.9%UNITED STATES2 p.m. U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC policy announcementCORPORATE NEWSCANADA Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 15¢ a share Barrick Gold Corporation     Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 16¢ Cameco Corp Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 21¢ Cott Corporation Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 12¢ Hudbay Minerals Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 6¢ Lundin Mining Corp Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 7¢ Macdonald Dettwiler & Assoc Ltd Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $1.40 Sherritt International Corp Q3 earnings: Analysts expect a loss of 7¢ Suncor Energy Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 77¢ Teck Resources Ltd     Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 24¢ Timmins Gold Corp Q3 earnings: Analysts expect     13¢ Wi-lan Inc: Q3 earnings Analysts expect 10¢ Yamana Gold Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 5¢UNITED STATES ConocoPhillips Q3 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.20 The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 70¢ Hershey Co  Q3 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.08 Kraft Foods Group Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 74¢ McGraw Hill Financial Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 93¢ Ralph Lauren Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect  US$2.05 read more

Army chief hails his role

The Commander further stated that once he takes over as the Chief of Defence Staff, he will be in constant touch as to find how more and more projects are being implemented in the Army.As a piece of advice, the Commander wanted Officer Cadets to prioritize the country before  his or her own self in all assignments they undertake. (Colombo Gazette) Outgoing Army Commander General Jagath Jayasuriya says he transformed the wartime Army to be that of a peacetime one and bringing it on par with the best in the world.Speaking to trrops at the Security Force Headquarters -Central (SFHQ-C) at Diyatalawa Jayasuriya said that tremendous efforts were made to bring back the professional standards of the Army, similar to the times of the 1970s after making most necessary structural changes to the organization. He said that unlike any other army, engaged in a long-drawn battle with bitter experiences, the Sri Lanka army was able to face national requirements, overcoming all challenges. “The Army was brought back to its old professional standards on par with international standards during my office after the war. Restoring professionalism in the Army to match with international standards, the Army during my tenure was transformed to go hand in hand with national commitments in a very smooth manner,” Jayasuriya, who replaced Sarath Fonseka as army chief, said. read more

City salt truck slams into bridge on Kenilworth Access

Police are investigating after a city of Hamilton salt truck crashed into a bridge while travelling on the Kenilworth Access. Hamilton police Cst. Lorraine Edwards says the bucket of the truck was raised when it smashed into the pedestrian bridge just before 11 a.m. Monday.The impact of the crash tore the bucket off the vehicle and sent a large amount of salt spilling onto the roadway.City of hamilton salt truck struck the pedestrian bridge on the Kennilworth access while it had the bucket raised. Police say minor injuries and no structural damage to the bridge. The UPBOUND lane will be closed for several hours for clean up @CHCHNews— Sylvie Lendvay (@sylvie_lendvay) January 28, 2019A city engineer was called in to investigate and determined the bridge sustained no structural damage.The truck driver was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. Police say there are lanes closures on the access and drivers should avoid the area. The closures will likely be in effect for roughly four hours as crews work to clean the debris from the roadway. Edwards says the investigation is ongoing and police have yet to determine if charges will be laid. Please avoid the UPBOUND lanes on the Kenilworth access. A large city truck carrying salt hit the pedestrian bridge while it had the bucket raised. The salt clean-up could take up to 4-hours. Minor injuries. #HamOnt— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) January 28, 2019 read more

Probe launched into cause of New York train derailment

first_imgFEDERAL AUTHORITIES IN the US are today beginning to probe how and why a New York City commuter train derailed over the Thanksgiving weekend, killing four, injuring more than 60, and nearly plunging into a freezing river.Officials have warned the 26,000 weekday commuters on the affected line that to brace for crowded trains during the morning commute as the investigation gets started.The train may have been speeding when it veered off the rails in the Bronx borough at around 7.20am local time yesterday as it headed south to Grand Central Station in Manhattan.The New York Fire Department said four people were killed, 11 others seriously injured, and another 56 suffered minor wounds.Some passengers were “impaled” by debris as train cars flew into the air, officials said, while others had to be cut free from tangled metal.“People were screaming,” Joel Zaritsky told The New York Times. “I found myself thrown to the other side of the train.”Many survivors had broken limbs or injuries to their heads or necks. Some were led away with bloodied faces.InvestigationInvestigators combed the scene and announced that a “multi-disciplinary team” would probe everything from the condition of the tracks to the signaling systems and the brakes.National Transportation Safety Board board member Earl Weener speaks during a news conference alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, at the scene (Image: John Minchillo/AP/PA).“Our mission is to understand not just what happened, but why it happened, with the intent of preventing it from happening again,” Earl Weener, a National Transportation Safety Board official, told reporters.Weener said the train’s event recorder – similar to an airplane’s “black box” – had been recovered.The data “will say how fast the train was traveling and whether or not the brakes were applied,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in earlier remarks to broadcaster MSNBC.Speaking alongside Weener, Cuomo said a crane was on its way to the scene to right the derailed train cars.That, according to Weener, was to check for any more victims and stop fuel from leaking from the locomotive.Investigators will interview the train crew and conductor in the next days, Weener said. He expected investigators to remain on site for up to 10 days.Failed brakesThe Times, citing a senior city official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reported that the train operator told first responders the brakes had failed. The account however had not been confirmed.At least one passenger said the train was speeding as it took a curve on a downward slope leading into Spuyten Duyvil station, just north of Manhattan.Before reaching the station, the train’s seven cars derailed and flew across a grassy bank separating the railroad from the Hudson and Harlem rivers, which meet at that point.The front car came to rest only a few feet from the water, and two cars toppled on their side.(Image: Craig Ruttle/AP/PA)Three of the dead were thrown from the train, police said, and divers searched the rivers in case other passengers were hurled into the frigid water.Officials said there were some 120 passengers aboard the train when it flew off the tracks.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority identified the four victims, who ranged in age from 35 to 59. Two were men, two were women, and all were New York-area US citizens.‘A lot faster than normal’Passenger Frank Tatulli, who escaped with injuries to his head and neck, told WABC TV that the commuter train was going “a lot faster” than normal as it went into the bend. Other travelers gave similar accounts.The curved section of track leading into Spuyten Duyvil is a slow speed area.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to learn from any “lessons” the investigation reveals.The White House said President Barack Obama was briefed on the accident.Train services were suspended because of the derailment, which occurred at the end of America’s travel-heavy Thanksgiving holiday weekend.A freight train derailed on a nearby stretch of track earlier this year. Weener said there was no indication that this was a factor in yesterday’s incident, but said it would be considered in the probe.- © AFP 2013 with additional reporting from Associated Press.Related: Four dead, 63 injured as passenger train derails in New York City>last_img read more

Roxy Theatre returns to its glory

first_imgThe town of Bingara came alive on Saturday as Greek Australians from around the country make their way to the New South Wales town, for the opening of the Roxy Museum.Heralding the Roxy Theatre’s return to glory, the two-day long official opening of the museum will be as magnificent as the Roxy building itself, with over 300 people expected to attend. Made possible by a $94,000 grant from the NSW Ministry of Arts and donations from the Greek Australian community, the Roxy Greek Museum will be officially opened today, by NSW Governor, Professor Marie Bashir and in the presence of the Greek Ambassador to Australia, Haris Dafaranos and NSW Minister for Arts George Souris.Planned for the two-day event are guided tours of the museum, movie screenings in the Roxy theatre, talks by special guests and antique car displays. Showing the visitors around the museum will be its curator Peter Prineas and the members of the Melbourne-based design team, Convergence Associates, who were in charge of the theatre restoration. The highlight of the weekend, a Gala Dinner and Ball will be held after the official opening, under the stars on the main street of Bingara that will be closed for this occasion. Bringing the glamour of the 1930’s back to Bingara, it will be an evening of Greek feast and plate smashing, in the rhythms of the live Greek band Ha Va Le.As curator Peter Prineas told Neos Kosmos, smashing of plates will serve as a fundraiser for the new museum.On Sunday, the celebrations will continue with the launch of the Greek Immigration Olive Grove, a tree planting ceremony in recognition of Greek immigration to Australia. The first tree to be planted by curator Peter Prineas will be dedicated to Emmanuel Aroney, George Psaltis and Prineas’ grandfather Peter Feros, who built the Roxy Theatre in 1936.“It all began with the Roxy Theatre. In dark and silence for 40 years, it was the biggest building in Bingara, so a couple of academics who were interested in cinema heritage in NSW, influenced the former premier Bob Karr to make some funding available to reopen theatres like the Roxy, which were in a number of country towns and were closed since the late 60’s, when TV came to the country towns and cinema became a history. There was this enormous building still standing and in good condition, and they thought it would be a good idea to revive the town,” Mr Prineas tells Neos Kosmos.The theatre was the first part of the historical Roxy building to be brought back – it was reopened in 2004. But there wasn’t much recognition of its Greek significance, until Prineas’ book Katsehamos and the Great Idea was published, explaining the Greek history of the Roxy Theatre and Café.“The book was launched in 2006 at the theatre, and people realised that the Greek Australian narrative that is attached to this building is one of the most important things about it. That Greek Australian significance influenced the Council to acquire and bring back the 1930s’ Greek café next to the theatre, which was built by the original Greek developers. Soon after, we decided that the Greek museum would be a good idea,” says Prineas. For the whole concept to be realised, from restoring the Roxy Theatre and Café to opening a museum, it took 16 years. The Roxy Museum, dedicated to the history of Greek settlement in Australia, is now expected to become a pilgrimage for Greek Australians, to pay tribute to the legacy of the Greek café and cinema operators. “When you travel around Australia, there are not many places that people of Greek Australian ancestry can stop and look at and say that it tells their story. I think you can say that about the Roxy and its significance. It is a living tribute to the history of Greeks in Australia.”Comprising rare memorabilia, photographs, interpretive texts, the museum will invoke the vivid dream that the Roxy’s original creators – and hundreds of other Greek pioneers – realised in New South Wales and beyond.“We’ve been inviting people for some years now to contribute material, and there has been a steady stream of Greek Australians who came to Bingara to give us dishes, logo crockery, to tell the story.“The museum tells its story through a respectable collection of café memorabilia and logo crockery, some excellent items from two old Greek picture theatres, and a couple of audio-visual presentations. Also, we have a digital interactive map Café and Cinema Trail which visitors can use to locate hundreds of former Greek cafés and cinemas in NSW.” For further information about the Roxy Museum and to book your tickets, call the Bingara Visitor Information Centre on 02 6724 0066 or visit Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Body of missing woman found

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The body of missing Greek Australian Helen Michael was found in South Morgan yesterday afternoon, said the Victorian Police.Michael, a cancer sufferer who had undergone chemotherapy, and suffered from depression, went missing on Wednesday 30 April after she left her home in Gabriel Terrace South Morang and had not been seen since. Her family were distressed over her disappearance for many reasons including her health and well-being.If you suffer from depression, call Lifeline on 13 11 14last_img

Premier meets angry residents during cleanup spot check

first_img Bahamas Min. Finance vs opposition on Civil servant pay HOA Opens, slew of Health Bills on Agenda; Key questions to Border Control Minister Related Items:clean up, Mosquitoes, politics, premier rufus ewing, residents Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Nov 2015 – The Premier came under fire this morning when he visited Five Cays and encountered residents who told him, directly that ‘he was playing politics’ with their flooding problem. Dr. Rufus Ewing, who is also the Health Minister announced earlier this week that he had decided to be more active in the clean-up of the southern settlement after so many complaints about the standing water still on the ground over a month after Hurricane Joaquin came directly to him.“Where you have situations where the water is not receding, where the treatment from the house owners regarding mosquitoes has not been fully effective, then we make the decision to help the public to see what we can do.” said Premier Hon. Ewing.Nonetheless, the action was not met with open arms by all; though ultimately the work being done now by Public Works should improve conditions in Five Cays. Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pierlast_img read more

Conspiracy theories relate the NotreDame fire to ISIS YouTube adds 911 link

first_imgWhite supremacy Really? IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:03/1:12Loaded: 0%0:04Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … YouTube apologised to their viewers for their mistake for linking wrong information. French 9/11American channel Fox News had to cut off an interview, after their guest Philippe Karsenty, a media analyst and a controversial figure termed the cathedral fire as a “French 9/11” and declared “the politically correct will try to tell you this is an accident”. TwitterThe channel had introduced Karsenty as an elected representative but later cut-off the interview and its host said that the man does not have any information of any kind about the origin of the fire.However, Karsenty tweeted from his handle saying that the truth will come out.Twitter reactedA fake account was created impersonating the news media group-CNN with the handle named as @CNNpolitics2020 which tweeted out fake news on the fire claiming it as an act of terrorism. Conspiracy theories relate the Notre-Dame fire to ISIS But why?center_img “CNN can now confirm the Notre Dame Fire was caused by an act of terrorism”, read the tweet. The tweet was reposted many times and garnered a huge reaction. The account is now suspended.According to the initial reports, Officials said that the fire was “potentially linked” to renovation work in the building. Deputy Interior Minister of France Laurent Nunez said it was too early to say what caused the fire at Notre Dame. The Paris prosecutors have opened an investigation over the incident.Here’s how Twitter reacted: Just hours after the historic Notre-Dame cathedral was engulfed in fire, several conspiracy theorists and other people have come up with crazy theories on how the church caught fire? The spire of the landmark Notre Dame cathedral collapses.Several blogs and conspiracy theory-based websites have claimed that the fire at the Parisian landmark was set deliberately by some people or even terrorists – pointing out to the Islamic militant group (ISIS) behind the cathedral fire.While the focus was mostly on the Muslim community, some of the people have also blamed the Jews for the cathedral fire, saying that the Jew community wants to end Christianity. Some even alleged that the French President Emanuel Macron once worked at a bank owned by Rothschild.ISIS attacks?All major websites and social media platforms are filled with people who are posting fake news over the incident. Many people have claimed that “gas tanks and Arabic documents were found in an unmarked car by Paris”, which is actually an old incident, where ISIS had a failed attempt on attacking the monument back in 2016.YouTube blunderIn another major blunder, YouTube accidentally linked the Notre Dame accident with 9/11 attacks of 2001. Many live stream videos were posted on the video-sharing website, linked with information panels that provided details of the attacks on the United States by the terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda. Close ISIS, ISIS, ISIS and only ISIS!last_img read more