Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Williams made 18 shot attempts on Wednesday in the KaTropa’s 90-85 win over Kia, the most he ever took since he became part of the TNT franchise in 2010.READ: TNT halts Kia to climb to third seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It felt awkward today, so something had to be different,” said Williams who finished the game with 23 points, eight rebounds, and 11 made attempts. “It felt good to shoot and be free.”TNT played without center Moala Tautuaa, who was suffering from food poisoning, and Williams took it upon himself to be the offensive focal point in the KaTropa’s frontcourt. MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH With offcourt issues settled, Calvin Abueva unleashes ‘Beast 2.0′ Prior to TNT’s fourth win in seven games, Williams was just averaging 10 field goal attempts, almost half of what he attempted on Wednesday.READ: Kelly Williams rides ‘Angkas’ to beat traffic for TNT game“You know being aggressive is in every player’s mindset,” said Williams, who played his first four years with Sta. Lucia where he won the MVP in 2008. “You want to do the best that you can with the minutes you have.”“I always tell that to the younger guys that they should always take advantage with the time because you never know what can happen if you make the best out of it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kelly Williams. PBA IMAGESKelly Williams left Mall of Asia Arena with a cathartic feel knowing full well TNT just climbed three steps to get to the third seed of the PBA Philippine Cup.Yet for the 6-foot-7 forward, knew something else was different.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
A header from skipper Sunil Chhetri and a sublime strike by Anthony Pereira gave India a 2-1 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup opener here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday.Chettri gave India the lead in added time of the first half. In-form Clifford Miranda proved instrumental when his precise cross from the left found the Lisbon ‘B’ striker completely free.Perriera, who substituted Sanju Pradhan in the second half, curled the ball from outside the box in the 84th minute, giving the Syrian custodian no chance.Syria scored a consolation goal in the 89th minute which proved a little too late. Ouday Abduljaffal’s free-kick saw Alaa Alshbbli head the ball home from six yards out, which left India’s custodian Subrata Paul with no chance to save.India coach Wim Koeverman’s idea of ‘total football’ failed to appear as intermittent rain and poor conditions didn’t allow the passing game to flourish. The rain made the game much slower with both teams failing to hold on to the ball and relying heavily on long ball tactics.Despite the win, the Dutch coach will have his hands full. India looked far from convincing with a shaky defence.The hosts also had a few pluses. Francisco Fernandes had a solid match, linking up well with the lanky Lenny Singh.India started the game on a positive note, with Chhetri getting the first shot off in the 10th minute. The Portugal-return forward took the ball with his back to the goal, and unleashed a snap shot which went just wide.advertisementSoon after, Syria’s Mehdazahir Almedani shot from 30 yards out but it was well wide of the goal.India had a decent spell in the middle of the first half but failed to capitalise with poor delivery in the final third of the pitch.Miranda with his trickery was a constant thorn down the left side.Mardik Mardikian received the first caution of the game, booked for simulation. He, though, had Syria’s best chance but wasted his shot from six yards out after he got in between India’s two centre-backs, Rajju Gaikwad and Gouramangi Moirangthem.Skies opened up in the 26th minute and in the 33rd minute, torrential downpour stopped play for 15 minutes.Play resumed with Syrian forwards belting down the pitch but Subrata was up to his task. He made a smart save from Ali Ghalioum’s shot from 20 yards out.The Indian defence looked very shaky, regularly being caught out by long balls.The first half ended with a goalmouth scramble, however India managed to avert the danger. The second half was lacklustre, with both teams failing to produce any clear-cut chances.However, with time running out Syria had to score their much needed goal but reckless play opened India’s chances of counter-attacks.
‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES “I don’t think coming to every game … we’re just going to blow teams out,” said Lassiter, who was one of the two cagers who did the heavy lifting for San Miguel Beer against Rain or Shine.“I know we have a big target but at the same time, we just got to keep working harder,” he added.Lassiter had a team-best 27 points to go with June Mar Fajardo’s 24. Four more members of San Miguel chimed in double-digit scoring performances.San Miguel Beer will try to haul its record up to an even .500 when it battles struggling Blackwater next Wednesday at MOA Arena.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt has nothing to do with coaching. It has nothing to do with chemistry. Whatever is bugging San Miguel Beer right now, Marcio Lassiter feels it can be remedied by a little more effort on the less glamorous parts of the game.“Defense,” Lassiter said matter-of-factly moments after the Beermen dropped a 108-98 defeat to Rain Or Shine on Friday night. “That’s No. 1. [And] we can’t seem to rebound. I’d say those two were the biggest things.”ADVERTISEMENT Ceres Negros signs up veteran Azkals defender Alvaro Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Five games into San Miguel Beer’s bid for a fifth straight conquest of the PBA Philippine Cup, the Beermen are tiptoeing on a 2-3 win-loss record. There is chatter on coach Leo Austria’s struggle to find the right mix of talent on the floor and on how introducing a star like Terrence Romeo into San Miguel’s “star-less” system has slowed the Beermen’s start, but Lassiter feels if the team starts grabbing rebounds, it would turn its fate around instantly.“If we can’t rebound, then we can’t play our up-tempo [style],” Lassiter said. “We can’t go out and play our game … not getting the defensive rebound.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAgainst the Painters, the rulers of the PBA’s most prestigious tournament were outrebounded, 58-47.Lassiter knows the Beermen need to bring full effort into every game with every team in the field intent on ending their dynastic rule of the all-Filipino conference. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments
Shai Hope became a symbol of hope for the future of West Indian Test cricket after his landmark twin hundreds at Headingley steered the Caribbean side to an astonishing five-wicket victory over England on Tuesday.Hope was amazed to hear he had become the first man to score a ton in both innings of any match in 118 years of first-class cricket at the Leeds ground but was much more concerned about what the result meant to long-suffering supporters back home.After being widely condemned for their lame capitulation at Edgbaston in the first Test, suggesting a once-dominant team had hit rock bottom, this unlikely comeback was a stirring response.”Really? Thanks for the news,” Hope said after being told he had become the first to score a century in both innings of a Headingley game.”Someone had to do it, so I just put my hand up and did it for the team,” he said. “I’m just pleased to get the win.”This was not just any win, though. It was the Windies’ first in a Test in England for 17 years.”We’re Test cricketers for a reason. We have the fight, belief and players to do it. I hope people back home will be happy,” Hope told the BBC.Reuters PhotoHope, whose average of 18 over his previous 11 Tests had never reflected his potential, said he trusted the win would be a stepping stone towards a brighter future for the team.Hope, 23, was named man-of-the-match after his unbeaten match-winning 118 followed a maiden Test ton of 147 in the first innings as West Indies levelled the series at 1-1. advertisementEMPHATIC ANSWERAP PhotoAlong with fellow Bajan Kraigg Brathwaite’s fine batting – he added 95 to his first-innings century – and the evident reawakened spirit in the team, this was an emphatic answer to Windies greats like paceman Curtly Ambrose who had called their Edgbaston performance “pathetic”.”After the kicking we got at Edgbaston, to get the boys back up and looking forward and then to achieve what they’ve done in the last five days was huge. I’m very proud of them,” West Indies coach Stuart Law told Sky Sports.”It’s put a lot of doubters out there to bed. It takes a lot of character to come out after the beating we got.”Of Hope’s display, which was studded with steel as well as elegance, he added: “I’m really proud of him. He’s been going through a form dip but, hopefully, the pretty 20s are gone and the pretty 120s are here to stay.”It’s just a matter of belief. When he came out today he just looked in total control.”England captain Joe Root, who bemoaned a day of dropped catches, described Hope’s knock as “exceptional”.”It’s credit to them for the way they came back after last week,” he said.”If we’re being honest we weren’t good enough first up with the bat and we need to make sure we learn those lessons at Lord’s.”
Former India criketer Madal Lal was clearly not impressed with the way Indian batsmen applied themselves in the fourth one day international against New Zealand in Hamilton on Thursday. India were bundled out for 92 in the match, collapsing to their lowest ever ODI total in New Zealand.New Zealand paceman Trent Boult bowled 10 overs at a stretch and ran through India’s batting order in swing-friendly conditions to finish with 5 for 21. Chasing 93 for a win, New Zealand overhauled the target with 8 wickets in hand and 212 deliveries to spare.Madan Lal said Virat Kohli was missed during the fourth ODI.”Maybe there were only a couple of players who got out because of swing. What happened with our players that they did not see the scoreboard. What Virat Kohli does is he keeps the scores in mind and then takes the game forward. He plays patiently and tries to score runs without hitting in the air. That helps him control the game,” Madan Lal told Sports Tak.Madan Lal said it was a missed opportunity for the Indian middle-order batsmen and they failed to control the game.”Not a single batsman tried to control the game. He [Kohli] was definitely missed. When a player of his stature is not there in the team, it becomes very difficult to fill that slot. Our openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have scored runs and have also won us matches. Our middle order should have controlled the game because they had a good opportunity.”Madan Lal also hopeful of MS Dhoni’s return to the playing XI in the final ODI and said India must get back to winning ways.advertisement”MS Dhoni is likely to comeback in the side for the final ODI. He has not played two matches and I think he must have recovered from his injury by now. His experience is needed. We’ll have to see who goes out… Dinesh Karthik or Shubman Gill,” he said.”We expected 5-0 win for India. India must win the 5th ODI and 4-1 will look much better than 3-2.”After the ODI series, India and New Zealand play a three-match Twenty20 International series from February 6.Also Read | Don’t be sad, 7 runs do not mean much: Cheteshwar Pujara’s father told him after Sydney 193Also Read | India’s middle-order batsmen missed a terrific opportunity in Hamilton: Sunil GavakarAlso Read | India don’t want to be dependent on Virat Kohli all the time: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Transfers January transfer news & rumours: Ronaldo ready to leave Real Madrid Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:20 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Cristiano Ronaldo ready to leave Real MadridCristiano Ronaldo is ready to leave Real Madrid as a direct result of the club’s procrastination over a new contract, according to a report from ESPN.The 32-year-old believes a lucrative new deal should be on the table following a formidable 2016-17 campaign, while seeing Lionel Messi and Neymar both being rewarded bumper contracts of their own at Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain respectively. And although initial talks have started in regards to a new deal, Real chief Florentino Perez is delaying a renewal as the Portugal international’s current contract still has three years to run. 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 Unwilling to wait, however, Ronaldo is said to be ready to leave because of the slow progress.Mourinho to sign contract extensionManchester United are set to announce a contract extension for manager Jose Mourinho, according to The National.Mourinho’s current three-year deal runs until 2019, and negotiations that began earlier in the season have now been concluded successfully.United currently sit second in the Premier League table after Mourinho led the Red Devils to League Cup and Europa League titles last year in his first season with the club. PSG will make Ronaldo offer on one conditionParis Saint-Germain will make a big-money offer for Cristiano Ronaldo if Real Madrid president Florentino Perez can assure the French club that he will give up his pursuit of Neymar, according to Don Balon .The report claims Ronaldo has made it clear to club officials that he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, but will not accept a move to a perceived ‘smaller league’ such as China or MLS.As such, very few sides will want to bid for the Portuguese, who will soon turn 33 years old. Perez, it is said, is not willing to cooperate with PSG’s wishes.Inter and Barca reach agreement over RafinhaInter are closing on their second signing of the January transfer window after advancing in talks with Barcelona over midfielder Rafinha, sources tell Goal . Goal understands that Inter director Piero Ausilio is currently in Catalunya to discuss terms for the player, who has struggled to break back into the first team at Camp Nou after returning from a serious knee injury.And after some discussion, Barcelona are now ready to release Rafinha on loan to San Siro in a deal that will agree a purchase option.Read the full story right here on Goal! Sturridge is Sevilla’s Plan BLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is being lined up as an alternative option by Sevilla, if they fail to sign Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, reports AS .Sevilla are keen to sign Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season, but Chelsea are reluctant to sanction a deal until a replacement has been brought in.That has led Sevilla to consider other targets and Sturridge, who is reportedly interested in a January move in search of regular first-team football, is the back-up option.Liverpool & Arsenal target Mahrez to cost £100mLeicester City manager Claude Puel believes star attacker Riyad Mahrez could “cost even more than £100 million” in the summer transfer window.Mahrez, 26, has been linked with a move away from the Premier League side, with Arsenal and Liverpool among those reportedly interested.Read the full story right here on Goal! Conte: I don’t think Chelsea want AlexisAntonio Conte has claimed that he doesn’t think Chelsea have joined the race to sign Alexis Sanchez, although refused to give a definite answer.The Chilean has agreed personal terms with Manchester United and is likely to join the Red Devils, if Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees to go in the opposite direction, although there had been rumours the Blues were looking to hijack the deal.That has been played down by Conte, however, who revealed in a press conference on Tuesday that he doesn’t think his side are looking at bringing in the 29-year-old forward.Read the full story right here on Goal! Man Utd yet to trigger Mata dealManchester United are yet to trigger the one-year option on Juan Mata’s contract, but the playmaker wants to stay at Old Trafford, according to ESPN .Mata’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and he has been linked with summer moves to Inter Milan and former club Valencia.United have a 12-month option on Mata’s contract and the club are still expected to exercise the deal to keep the Spaniard for at least another season.PSG & Madrid track Arsenal teenagerArsenal teenager Reiss Nelson is being chased by Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, claims the Daily Mail .The 18-year-old is out of contract next year and there has yet to be agreement over a long-term deal for the winger to stay at the Emirates Stadium.The situation has led to PSG and Madrid taking an interest, while rival Premier League clubs are also keeping a watching brief.Liverpool & City chase £20m-rated Norwich midfielderNorwich City midfielder James Maddison is attracting interest from leading Premier League clubs after an impressive season at Carrow Road, reports the Evening Standard .The England Under 21 international is a target for Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham, and would likely cost in the region of £20 million.However, Norwich don’t want to sell the 21-year-old during the January transfer window, with a summer deal a more likely option.Raiola demands key to Alexis-Mkhitaryan dealArsenal’s pursuit of Henrikh Mkhitaryan hinges on whether the attacker is paid off by Manchester United due to his contract running for another two years, Goal understands. The Gunners are keen for a swap deal with United, but neither club are prepared to sanction the transfer unless the Armenia international agrees to move to north London.Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola is also determined to secure a fee for himself as part of his involvement in brokering the deal.Read the full story right here on Goal! Walcott agrees £20m Everton moveArsenal winger Theo Walcott is on the verge of signing for Everton for a fee of £20 million, Goal understands.Everton offered the most attractive financial package to Walcott, who is due to undergo a medical on Tuesday afternoon and could be included in Sam Allardyce’s squad for Saturday’s Premier League game at home to West Brom.The proceeds from the 28-year-old’s sale, which could rise to £25m with add-ons, will go towards Arsenal’s efforts to sign Brazilian winger Malcom from Bordeaux and West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.Read the full story right here on Goal! Mignolet considering Liverpool futureSimon Mignolet is considering his Liverpool future due to what he described as an “unhealthy” goalkeeper situation at the club.Loris Karius, whose appearances this season have largely been restricted to the Champions League, started ahead of Mignolet for the FA Cup tie with Everton and Sunday’s dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City.Read the full story right here on Goal! Wilshere offered new Arsenal contractArsenal have offered midfielder Jack Wilshere a new contract, but on a lower salary than he currently earns, claims the BBC .Wilshere is out of contract at the end of the season and is not expecting to sign a new deal during the January transfer window .The Gunners have made moves to keep the England international, although the fresh terms would put the 26-year-old on a reduced basic salary, but with heavily incentivised clauses.Newcastle explore other loan optionsNewcastle United are exploring other loan options as they wait for Chelsea to make a decision on the future of Kenedy, according to the Shields Gazette .Rafa Benitez wants to bring Kenedy to St. James’ Park, but Chelsea are reluctant to let the Brazilian leave until they have signed another left-sided player as a replacement.With Benitez desperate to improve his squad during the January transfer window, Newcastle are now considering a loan move for Crystal Palace left-back Pape Souare.Madrid to meet €110m Icardi release clauseReal Madrid have identified Mauro Icardi as their top summer transfer target and are ready to meet the Inter Milan striker’s €110 million release clause, reports Corriere dello Sport .Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sign a new No.9 at the end of the season due to the disappointing form of Karim Benzema this term.The likes of Tottenham’s Harry Kane have been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, but Icardi is now the striker Perez wants to sign in the summer.Aubameyang set for showdown talksPierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to hold crunch talks with Dortmund bosses over his future with the club.The Gabon international has reportedly asked to leave on two occasions and will now hold discussions with head coach Peter Stoger and sporting director Michael Zorc.Check out the full story right here on Goal! Gameiro wants to stay at AtleticoKevin Gameiro is not looking to leave Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window amid reports of interest from Swansea, according to L’Equipe .Swansea are rumoured to be preparing a club-record £25 million bid for Gameiro, who has previously been linked with a move to Everton.However, the France international is happy to finish the season at Atletico as the striker aims to force his way into his country’s World Cup squad.Man Utd doubt Ronaldo returnManchester United are not convinced Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid to return to Old Trafford in the summer, according to ESPN .A report in AS on Monday claimed that Ronaldo is keen to quit Madrid in the summer due to broken promises over a new contract and that the Portugal international wants to go back to United.However, United doubt the 32-year-old is seriously looking for a way out of Madrid and feel the speculation is part of the plan for the forward to secure a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.Chelsea in for Alexis after Man City withdrawalManchester United’s main rivals for Alexis Sanchez’s transfer now appear to be Chelsea after Man City dropped out of the race, reports the Manchester Evening News .City had appeared close to signing the Arsenal star, but have now withdrawn from contention frustrated at the pace of negotiations.But United have not landed their man yet, and could even see a reported £35 million fee pushed up by the Blues’ late interest. RB Leipzig make Kluivert approachRB Leipzig have made contact with Ajax regarding a possible deal to sign teenage winger Justin Kluivert, claims Gianluca Di Marzio .Kluivert, the son of former Ajax and Netherlands striker Patrick, is one of the brightest talents in Dutch football, and is a target for Barcelona and Manchester United.However, Leipzig are keen to win the race for the 18-year-old and have been in touch with the player’s representatives and Ajax.Liverpool to loan out GrujicLiverpool are ready to send midfielder Marko Grujic on loan to a Championship club, according to the Liverpool Echo .Grujic has made just six appearances for the Liverpool this season, and is a target for Premier League duo Huddersfield and West Ham.However, Jurgen Klopp is keen to ensure the 21-year-old is playing regularly in the second half of the season and a move to the Championship is now on the agenda.Napoli turn to Lucas MouraParis Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura has emerged as an option for Napoli in the Serie A side’s search for a new winger, reports Sky Sport Italia .Simone Verdi of Bologna is Napoli’s primary target, but a January deal is looking unlikely, while a move for Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu is also proving difficult.Now Lucas, who is keen to leave PSG and has been linked with Manchester United , is a possibility due to his availability, with Napoli exploring a loan deal with a view to a €25 million permanent transfer.Bayern consider Martins moveBayern Munich have been scouting Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins with a view to a potential summer move, reports O Jogo .Martins has been repeatedly linked with a move to Liverpool, but now Bayern are stepping up their interest as the Bundesliga club search for long-term replacements for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.The 22-year-old has a €60 million release clause in his contract, but Sporting want to increase that figure to €100m and delay a sale until at least the end of the season.Arsenal to get Auba update on TuesdayTuesday will be an important day for Arsenal’s pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Sky Sports reporter Guillem Balague .Balague claims the striker is keen to join the Gunners but the German club are yet to relay whether they are willing to let the Gabon international leave in the January window.Arsenal are expecting to hear BVB’s stance on Tuesday.Giroud to be offered in Auba dealArsenal are set to offer striker Olivier Giroud as part of their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to The Sun .The Gunners are keen to bring Aubameyang to the Emirates Stadium as they prepare for life after Alexis Sanchez.And they are set to make an offer of £30 million plus Giroud – who has struggled for starts this season – to the Bundesliga outfit.Can hints at Liverpool stayEmre Can has suggested that he could yet sign a new contract at Liverpool.The Germany international midfielder is out of contract this summer and has consistently been linked with a move to Juventus.Read the full story on Goal! Man United agree cash + Mkhitaryan move for AlexisManchester United have agreed a deal for Alexis Sanchez which will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal, claims the Daily Express .According to the newspaper, Arsenal will receive £40 million for the Chile star, who is out of contract in the summer. Mkhitaryan will move the other way after being frozen out of the Red Devils first team this season.Mou confident over Alexis despite Chelsea reportsJose Mourinho is “relaxed” in the face of reports that Chelsea are planning to hijack Manchester United’s approach for Alexis Sanchez. “Other big clubs are probably interested – who knows?” he told reporters after Monday’s 3-0 win against Stoke City.Read the full story on Goal! Pep keen on Asensio signingManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has turned his attentions to young Real Madrid star Marco Asensio, according to Diario Gol . The Citizens have given up their chase of Alexis Sanchez, having started January as favourites to sign the Arsenal man. And Asensio, who has struggled for playing time in recent weeks at Madrid, would be a more than acceptable alternative, as Pep is a big admirer of the forward.Napoli to make fresh Deulofeu moveNapoli are set to make a new approach for Barcelona outcast Gerard Deulofeu, according to Sport .The winger has found himself surplus to requirements and available for transfer following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho. And after struggling to land first choice, Bologna’s Simone Verdi, Napoli could return to Deulofeu if they fail to sign the young forward.Madrid inform Athletic of Kepa interestReal Madrid have officially informed Athletic of their interest in signing goalkeeper Kepa, according to Euskal Telebista . The Liga champions have been inactive so far in the transfer window, but have been plagued by poor form throughout the current season. And with Keylor Navas coming in for criticism from some sectors, a move for Kepa could yet take place in the current window.Giggs to call Scholes as Wales No. 2New Wales manager Ryan Giggs is keen to name ex-Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes as his assistant, according to The Sun .The 44-year-old was unveiled as Chris Coleman’s successor on Monday, and will be tasked with securing qualification for Euro 2020 after the World Cup finals. Giggs and Scholes have past experience working together, as interim bosses at United in 2014 prior to Louis van Gaal’s arrival.Liverpool target Mahrez set on moveLiverpool target Riyad Mahrez is determined to seal a move away from Leicester City in the current window, claims The Sun .The Algeria international has been linked strongly with the Reds, fitting the profile of the attacking playmaker needed to replace Philippe Coutinho, while Arsenal are also reported suitors. And while Leicester have insisted he is going nowhere, Mahrez will not give up in his attempts to force a sale. Sources: Rubin weighing MLS, Liga MX interestMLS is in negotiations with U.S. national team forward Rubio Rubin, sources confirmed to Goal on Monday.The 21-year-old is a free agent after leaving Norwegian side Stabaek at the end of last season, the second of two unsuccessful club stints in 2017. At least four MLS teams are interest in acquiring Rubin, who will have to go through the allocation order, which is used to determine where returning U.S. national team players go in MLS.The interested teams, which one source says includes MLS Cup winner Toronto FC and expansion side Los Angeles FC, are hoping to land the player who looked so good with the U.S. at the 2015 U-20 World Cup.Read the full story on Goal! West Ham fear Chelsea interest has distracted CarrollWest Ham fear that a reported loan move to Chelsea has distracted Andy Carroll’s attention, according to the Daily Mirror .The former Liverpool striker has emerged as a surprise target at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues desperately short of goals in recent weeks and in the market for a frontman.Lambert handed Stoke survival fundNew Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has been handed a transfer fund to stave off relegation to the Championship, reports the Daily Mirror .Lambert, who takes over from Mark Hughes, comes in with his new team currently in 18th place, one point shy of safety.’Alexis signing shouldn’t be at Martial’s expense’ Manchester United’s pursuit of Alexis Sanchez should not come at the expense of Anthony Martial, believes United correspondent Kris Voakes.Martial was in fine form on Monday as the Red Devils downed Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford. Read the full analysis on Goal! Neville: Mou would happily swap Mkhitaryan for AlexisFormer Manchester United captain Gary Neville said manager Jose Mourinho would happily swap out-of-favour playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.”He wanted to keep the player clear, saying that he does rate him, but I think he’d happily swap him in any deal for Alexis Sanchez,” he said. “Anybody would.”Read the full story on Goal! Orlando sign Paraguay starlet ColmanOrlando City have completed the signing of 19-year-old Paraguay starlet Josue Colman from Cerro Porteno.The Under-20 international comes in after the retirement of Kaka, and faces the challenge of filling the Brazilian’s shoes in the playmaker role in Florida.Read the full story on Goal! Neville set for England Women’s jobPhil Neville is set to be confirmed as the new manager of the England Women’s team, according to the Guardian . Neville, who has had previous spells as an assistant with Valencia, Manchester United and England Under-21s, emerged as a front-runner after several of the FA’s leading candidates became unavailable.
zoom Hong Kong-listed Sinotrans Shipping Limited has plunged further into the red as its annual net loss dropped to USD 81.5 million in 2015 from a net loss of USD 12.7 million seen a year earlier.Full year revenue from the company’s dry bulk, container shipping and other operations were at USD 999.7 million at the end of the year, a decrease from USD 1.2 billion recorded in 2014.Revenue from the dry bulk segment fell to USD 501.6 million in 2015 from USD 619.1 million in the previous year, while revenue from the company’s container shipping business slid to USD 495.8 million from USD 585.2 million.Due to an extremely sluggish dry bulk shipping market in 2015, the average daily time charter equivalent (TCE) rate of dry bulk vessels decreased to USD 8,129, compared to USD 10,074 in 2014.Dry bulk TCE rate drops from USD 10,074 to USD 8,129 in 2015The container shipping business in 2015 was also “grim”, resulting in the steep drop of freight rates. The average China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI) for the year recorded the lowest level of 879 points, decreased by 19% over the same period of last year. The company shipped 856,999 TEUs during the year, while in 2014 it handled 898,935 TEUs.In 2015, Sinotrans Shipping expanded to new business such as LNG shipping, and restructured and and upgraded its fleet.“Benefitting from the national policy of aged vessels replacement, we seized the favorable opportunity to accelerate the fleet upgrading. We centrally dismantled and scrapped 18 aged vessels and received 6 new eco-vessels. At the same time, in order to meet the need of business development, the group placed orders for the building of 10 new vessels, including 6 handysize bulk and 4 container vessels,” Sinotrans said.The company added that the dry bulk market may remain sluggish in 2016, however it is expected that the room for further decline in the market will be minimal.For the Intra-Asia container shipping market, Sinotrans said that, with the development of China’s One Belt and One Road strategy and implementation of various free trade agreements, trading activities among countries in the region would be more active.“Based on the principle of profit orientation, the group will keep developing new business such as LNG shipping business to secure long-term stable returns, and seeking for other opportunities while consolidating current business development. The group believes that through above measures, its business scale will be expanded and its risk control ability will be enhanced. The group will seize opportunities for further development against the unfavorable market environment,” Sinotrans said in a statement.
This year’s Select Nova Scotia marketing campaign kicks off today, July 28, with advertisements encouraging Nova Scotians to buy locally grown food. The campaign runs throughout the year and includes the first provincewide Incredible Picnic next month. “Nova Scotia farmers are an important part of our rural communities, producing quality food products for consumers,” said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Agriculture. “This campaign is truly a public-private partnership designed to encourage residents to buy more Nova Scotian produced foods. It is supported by the provincial government, as well as hundreds of producers.” The summer advertising campaign includes television, billboards, transit shelter and newspaper ads encouraging consumers to buy local, look for the Select Nova Scotia symbol on products, and attend the Incredible Picnic. The picnic will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, in a number of communities including Halifax, Truro, Annapolis Royal, Port Williams, Tatamagouche, Windsor, Guysborough, Sydney, Liverpool and Antigonish. “While the Select Nova Scotia program has already gained consumer acceptance and recognition, the Incredible Picnic will undoubtedly take it to a whole new level,” said Jennifer Reynolds, planning and development officer for Select Nova Scotia with the Department of Agriculture. Inspiration for the event came from the 1,000-kilometre cross-country picnic held on Bastille Day in France where participants celebrate with local food. “By bringing the concept of eating what is available from local farmers, fishers and producers, the community picnic celebration reminds all of us of how important it is to purchase products produced here in the province,” said Ms. Reynolds. Vendors interested in selling local food products at one of the picnic sites should call 902-722-1305. More details on the Incredible Picnic are available on the website at www.selectnovascotia.ca .
Mumbai: Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is seeking a fiscal stimulus package from the government for the automobile sector, which had been battling a prolonged slowdown. Pawan Goenka, managing director, M&M, told reporters that the company has retrenched about 1,500 temporary workers since April 1 this year. He said if the slowdown continues the company will be forced to lay off more employees. M&M has deferred about 15-20% of its capex from its overall investment plan. However, he emphasised that the concern on job losses is more at the automotive suppliers and dealers and not as much at original equipment manufacturers.
Evander Holyfield is teaming up with AriseBank, the first decentralized cryptocurrency bank and blockchain development company Cryptonomex, to raise money for disaster preparedness.Using [BitShares ], one of the most advanced blockchain platforms in the world, they will accelerate the slow process of recovery in future disasters like the recent hurricane and wildfire storms.In 2017, super-storms devastated Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, California and dozens of other communities in the Caribbean and the Gulf States. These disasters have left millions without the help they need.The money required to restore the Houston Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other areas, can’t be raised fast enough if you’re homeless or forced to live with relatives because your family’s house was one of the one million homes destroyed. Holyfield wants to help raise the funds needed through his charity endowment to help these people recover from these type of disasters in the future.This is not your usual celebrity endorsement. This is a long-lasting strategic partnership. The world sees “digital currency” as a unique solution to the biggest challenges presented by these national tragedies.Holyfield plans on using cryptocurrency to fund humanitarian disaster preparedness. He hopes to raise a million dollars for disaster-related causes and then grow it to a billion-dollar endowment using the Bitshares Endowment model created by the Billion Hero Campaign. Holyfield’s endowment, as well as the original Billion Hero Endowment are hosted on BillionHeroCampaign.com.“I am really excited about this. The more I can do, the better. Cryptocurrency seems to be a good way to help the causes that I care about,” said Evander Holyfield.The team has developed a way to create digital currency endowments that leverage the growth of cryptocurrency using the BitShares platform. One dollar can become hundreds of dollars paid out to victims over several years. One thousand dollars can become hundreds of thousands and so on. As BitShares value grows the donations grow with it.There are a number of companies like AriseBank, building on the BitShares platform and the price is starting to rise. As BitShares becomes more and more popular, the endowment will use that growth to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.Announcements of the launch of “The Holyfield BitShares Endowment for Global Disaster Preparedness” will be coming soon.
MONTREAL — National Bank of Canada is reporting $518 million of net income for its third quarter, up eight per cent from last year.The profit is equal to $1.37 per common share of net income or $1.39 per share after excluding certain items.The Montreal-based company’s total revenue was up eight per cent at $1.68 billion.Domestic growth buoys results at Scotia and BMONet income at its personal and commercial banking arm rose 21 per cent from last year to $240 million while net income from wealth management was up 31 per cent at $106 million.CEO Louis Vachon says revenue growth and cost controls contributed to National Bank’s third-quarter performance.National Bank continues a trend that began last week, when Royal Bank and CIBC began the industry’s third-quarter earnings season with results that were above analyst estimates.They were followed by strong results issued by Scotiabank and Bank of Montreal on Tuesday. Toronto-Dominion Bank issues its results on Thursday before markets open.
He said that all too often the international community is unable able to stop bloodshed, with the situation in Syria serving as the most tragic illustration. It is unacceptable that the world appears to be at peace with atrocities carried out in that country, he said, adding that those crimes could not go on without the punishment of the perpetrators.There is also a clear link between global sustainable development goals and the fight against terrorism. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is the world’s best chance to protect societies from unconventional threats. Social and economic programs should specifically focus on youth, their empowerment and inclusion in the job market, and he called for Member States to intensify their efforts integrating the 2030 Agenda into their national plans.His country has been among the first countries to completely integrate the goals of the 2030 Agenda into its national strategy and had participated in the first round of voluntary national reviews at the High-Level Political Forum in New York in July, he pointed out.Also showing its commitment to the Paris Agreement, Montenegro is aiming for the ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gases by 30 per cent. His country is small, but its contributions to sustainable growth displayed its commitment to the global international community. More States should push for enhancement of global social and economic rights, so that “no one is left behind or neglected,” he said.
Adults recognize own-race faces more accurately than other-race faces, according to the findings of researchers’ experiments over the years. In fact, researchers have given this phenomenon a name: “own-race recognition advantage” (ORA).But these experiments were based on participants looking at individual headshots of a variety of faces and being asked to identify, at a later time, the ones that they saw.In a new study, Brock PhD student Thalia Semplonius and psychologist Catherine Mondloch set out to determine if peoples’ perception of same- and other-race faces would change if the experiments were based on groups of faces rather than single-face headshots.“I was reading through all this literature and I thought, OK, we have this phenomenon, but why are we studying it in this way?” says Semplonius. “It doesn’t emulate how we see faces in real life.”The study – “Attentional biases and recognition accuracy: What happens when multiple own- and other-race faces are encountered simultaneously?” – was published January 23 in the online journal Perception.http://www.perceptionweb.com/perception/fulltext/pforth/p7892.pdfThe Brock researchers conducted two experiments. In the first, the research subjects – Caucasian students who had minimal interactions with people from Asia – looked at a picture of Caucasian and Asian faces interspersed among random objects such as tacks, pens, a battery and a ring.In the second experiment, Caucasian and Asian faces were grafted onto bodies walking and standing in a busy street scene. “So, rather than seeing one face at a time during the study, you’re seeing multiple faces in a naturalistic environment,” explains Semplonius.“What was really novel was that this was the first time that somebody has said, let’s put these faces on bodies in a scene and record where people look,” says Mondloch.In the second experiment, the researchers also measured the participants’ eye movements with an eye tracker. They were then asked to recall the faces that they had seen.The researchers found that participants looked longer at own-race than other-race faces, “perhaps because they were seen as in-group members,” says Mondloch. They also remembered them more accurately.However, although there were variations in the amount of time participants looked at the faces, the grouping and presentation of those faces made no difference in participants’ accuracy in recalling same- and other-race faces.“Our prediction was that when you put faces in competition with each other, this advantage with own-race faces would increase dramatically and it didn’t,” says Mondloch. “That was surprising; it’s not just about where we look. Rather, there are key differences in how we process own versus other race faces.”Mondloch identifies two basic reasons why people tend to recognize faces of their own race more accurately. The first is “we’ve had much more visual experience with own-race faces, so our brain has ways of decoding them and representing them that’s very efficient for the category of faces with which we’re most experienced.”Secondly, “it’s about social categories,” says Mondloch. “When we see somebody from an ‘outgroup’ – a different age or race – we would simply process them at the categorical level. When we see somebody from an ‘ingroup’ we process them at the individual level.”Semplonius says the Brock study – and own-race recognition advantage research in general – has implications for people giving eyewitness testimonies or for social interactions, such as shopkeepers trying to recognize their customers.“The research shows we might not actually be as good as we think we are at recognizing faces of unfamiliar people, which is obviously important to take into account during these testimonials and other situations,” says Semplonius.Mondloch says she and her colleagues are now doing research with Asian international exchange students to study any changes they may have in processing Caucasian faces over a four-year period of studying at Brock University.
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Updated 19:51FLIGHTS IN AND out of Britain are getting back to normal this evening following a major air traffic control problem which led to major delays throughout the day.Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the issue, with the airport repeatedly advising customers to check with their individual airlines for details of delays and cancellations.Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Cardiff and Glasgow airports were all affected by the issue.In a statement, the National Air Traffic Control Service (NATS) said a technical problem occurred at its Swanwick centre in Hampshire in the early hours of this morning.The problem was related to the internal telephone system used by air traffic controllers and NATS said at 12.30pm that it expected to take about six hours to resolve with engineers “working hard” to fix the issue.This evening NATS confirmed that the problem had been resolved.It said that more than 80 per cent of flights had operated as usual but that the reduction in capacity had disproportionately affected southern England which it said is an ‘extremely complex and busy airspace’.It described the problem as “a major challenge for our engineering team and for the manufacturer”.“To be clear, this is a very complex and sophisticated system with more than a million lines of software,” the statement said. “This is not simply internal telephones, it is the system that controllers use to speak to other ATC [air traffic control] agencies both in the UK and Europe and is the biggest system of its kind in Europe”.More than 100 Ryanair flights to and from the south of England were affected with ten cancelled over the course of the day.At least seven Aer Lingus round trips were cancelled and there have been some delays on other flights. A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the majority of cancellations wereon routes with multiple flights a day and customers were being accommodated on the next available flight.While no flights were cancelled at Shannon Airport, there were a number of delays but a spokesperson said the majority of flights are back on schedule now and passengers are being asked to come to the airport on time.NATS apologised to everyone affected by the problems.First published 10:20Additional reporting by Christine BohanRead: Just one air traffic controller to work night shift at Cork Airport from January>
George Calombaris has apologised after a review revealed his restaurant group had been underpaying over 100 of their staff by a total of $2.6 million. Of the 430 current staff working across the celebrity chef’s restaurants, 162 were underpaid over the past six years, which the celebrity chef attributed to “historically poor processes”, leaving him “devastated”. “You, our amazing team, are the key to our success. I am so sorry we have messed up and let you down on a fundamental issue,” Calombaris said in an email to staff on Monday.“I am devastated by what has happened and we have been working extremely hard to fix this. I want to be clear that getting it right means ensuring that every single one of our team members is paid what they are entitled to under the industry award, and that any outstanding money owed to staff is rectified.”To rectify the matter, affected employees will be back-paid an average of just over $16,000 each. Issues with the payroll were brought to the MAdE Establishment Group’s attention by Fair Work Ombudsman over 18 months ago, yet was not thoroughly investigated until October last year when Troy McDonagh was appointed as the new chief executive.It was then that the company enlisted KPMG to conduct a comprehensive review into the issue.“Regrettably, our attention to detail at that time wasn’t at a level it should have been, but we now have a CEO and human resources manager in place,” Calombaris said.The mismanagement also saw nearly half of all staff members being overpaid their base salary, however an email to staff confirmed that they would “not be asked to pay back any money” and that they “will retain the same payments they are now on.”The employees known to be affected worked at The Press Club, Gazi and Hellenic Republic, while those of souvlaki bar Jimmy Grants were not impacted, confirmed management.The already significant payout figure is expected to increase as MAdE Establishment Group sets out to contact former staff. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The Lowest Price on a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Equipped DesktopThe RTX 2080 Ti is easily the fastest video card out there – roughly 30%-40% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti. Finding one under $1200 is impossible. Unfortunately that makes pre-built desktop computers also very pricey, but we’ve found one that’s far cheaper than the rest. Specs include an Intel Core i7-8700K unlocked 6-core processor, 16GB of memory, and dual drives (240GB SSD + 2TB HDD).Get it on Amazon for $2399.991200A Peak Car Jump Starter 10,400mAh Power Bank for $43.78I didn’t realize just how handy (and effective) these power bank jump starters were until a good samaritan with one of these recently helped me out. They really work, and the 10,400mAh battery capacity is no slouch for charging your smartphone.Use code “Y6TTROWZ” to get it on Amazon for $43.78Detective Pikachu Super-Sized amiibo for $25.13If you collect amiibo, then you’ve got to snag the largest amiibo made. This super-sized amiibo stands 5.35″ tall and is almost double the height of the standard Pikachu amiibo.Get it on Amazon for $25.13 Out Tomorrow – Preorder Forza Horizon 4, Get $10 Amazon CreditToday is the last day to get the $10 Amazon credit. We absolutely loved this game and gave it an “Amazing” score. Luke Reilly writes “Forza Horizon 4 is a gorgeous, rewarding, and self-renewing racing experience that I can’t tear myself away from.”Get it for Xbox One on Amazon for $59.99The Ultimate Edition is $99.99 but doesn’t include the credit
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t underestimate his team when both sides meet on Sunday.The Reds host United at Anfield looking to maintain their unbeaten run in the Premier League this season, and knowing a victory against their arch rivals will see them return to the top of the league.Notwithstanding, Mourinho is of the opinion that Klopp will not be underestimating the challenge that awaits, regardless of the visitors’ inconsistent campaign so far.“I think Liverpool are obviously very, very confident but I think they are not stupid. They also know the match they have with us is difficult,” Mourinho said, according to Goal.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“They also know that we have our weaknesses, our strengths, and I think they will respect our strengths.”“I think if they don’t do that I will be happy with that. But I think they know that the game is very difficult for them.”“They know that they need every point if they want to be champions so I think they are professionals and being professionals is respecting Manchester United. They know that we can go there and win.”
WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a teenage boy who went missing in Weston, Wednesday.According to city officials, 16-year-old Jonathan Perez was last seen at a residence along the 300 block of Cameron Drive in The Lakes community. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call 911.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Update: photo – subject may not have his glasses. Has no shoes. Wearing white shirt/Blue shorts. Last seen Cameron Drive https://t.co/5OEtXd6waq pic.twitter.com/5tKAs0q7sN— City of Weston (@CityofWeston) March 22, 2018Perez stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds and has his hair dyed turquoise. He was last seen wearing blue shorts and a gray T-shirt.Officials said the teen was not wearing any shoes, and although he wears glasses, he may not currently have them on.Officials said Perez is known to have depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.