World Cup 2018 quotes quiz: who said what in Russia?

first_img Share via Email Not so good Juan Carlos Osorio Who said … Toby Alderweireld World Cup 2018 Who said … Julen Lopetegui The sacked Spain manager insists he did nothing wrong by accepting the Real Madrid job just days before Spain’s opening World Cup match against Portugal. Share on Pinterest Fernando Hierro Diego Maradona Well, who else? Diego watched Argentina v Iceland while chuffing on a big fat cigar. This behaviour was mild compared to his antics when Argentina beat Nigeria, though. Martin Keown Stanislav Cherchesov Mark Lawrenson Pretty decent Juan Antonio Pizzi Diego Maradona Argentina might have been knocked out but Diego still had plenty to say about England’s penalty shootout victory over Colombia. You got… Who said… Harry Kane Perfection Submit answers Gareth Southgate Jordan Pickford Juan Carlos Osorio Carlos Queiroz The Iran coach said his team’s work ethic, not individual ability, had helped them to complete a smash-and-grab win over Morocco in their World Cup opener. Nice work Topics Joachim Löw Ivan Perisic Share on Twitter René Higuita Lovely stuff Tite Who said … Share on Facebook Jorge Sampaoli Harry Maguire The Leicester defender talks about his large head after powering home a header during England’s 2-0 defeat of Sweden in the last eight. Aliou Cissé Dejan Lovren The Liverpool centre-back left humility in the dressing-room as he made this bold claim after Croatia beat England in the semi-final. Juan Carlos Osorio The Mexico coach spoke for many observers when summing up Neymar’s theatrics in Russia. Share on WhatsApp World Cup Carlos Valderrama features Share via Email Nice work Kylian Mbappé Pretty decent Lovely stuff Stanislav Cherchesov The Russia manager references the 19th-century playwright to sum up how he believes his team willl play against Croatia in the quarter-final. Who said … Oh dear Who said… Harry Kane Kyle Walker Danny Murphy Ally McCoist The former Scotland striker and ITV co-commentator gives Jon Champion a history lesson during Brazil v Mexico’s last 16 clash. Roy Keane Roberto Martínez Not so good Oh dear Challenge your friends Who said… Luka Modric The Croatia captain and player of the tournament believes his side deserved to win the World Cup, not France. Phil Neville Roy Keane Who said … Vladimir Putin Share on LinkedIn Harry Maguire Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Denis Cheryshev Gareth Southgate Who said… Who said … Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Doom, gloom, suffer, roasting, fooled, soft, mistakes and bad

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Read more Facebook With Scotland already threatening to pass up a chance to become one of the 749 qualifiers for the finals of Euro 2020, fans would be forgiven for heading to Hampden and burning down the ticket office in a humorous homage to the 1909 Scottish Cup final. [Legal disclaimer: fans may not be forgiven.] And yet they shouldn’t be too disheartened. After all, with just the five losses from his seven matches in charge, and a win percentage of 28.6%, McLeish has yet to plumb the depths of his reigns at Aston Villa (21.4%) and Nottingham Forest (14.3%). So that’s got to count for something. Onwards and upwards, then! Unless Scotland manage to get themselves relegated, of course, but let’s cross that bridge when we come to it.England plan to show the auld enemy how it’s done on Friday evening. They travel to the 8,279-capacity HNK Rijeka Stadium, which will be packed with tens of officials, delegates and journalists, plus a TV cameraman, all of whom will witness the League Q Group 73 Matchday 3.5 encounter with Croatia. The hosts have been ordered to play the game behind closed doors, as punishment for their fans marking geometric spiritual shapes on the pitch before a Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy, and Gareth Southgate will be hoping to take advantage of a “strange experience” to avenge that defeat. Mind you, Croatia have a miserable capitulation of their own to address, having been thumped 6-0 by Spain on Matchday 2b. So mix yourself a large Turps’n’tonic; if you squint real hard, it’ll almost look as though what’s going on actually means something.LIVE ON BIG WEBSITEJoin Scott Murray for hot MBM coverage of Croatia 1-1 England in the Nations League from 7.45pm BST.QUOTE OF THE DAY“I’m quite a reserved character and I keep a lot of things to myself. That’s my home life as well. I just try to deal with things and, rightly or wrongly, get on with it. Maybe if I had spoken to somebody about it properly, it might have gone away quicker or it might not have been as bad as it was. But I never did” – Michael Carrick talks to Daniel Taylor about depression and guiding young players though pitfalls. Michael Carrick. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Share on LinkedIn CROATIA > ENGLAND > TURPS DRINK > SCOTLANDFor a while on Thursday, if you squinted real hard after draining a couple of glasses of refreshing turps-flavoured isotonic beverage Turps, Scotland looked a little bit like Brazil. Yellow shirts, you see. And also they were winning! But you’ll have quickly sobered up in the second half as Israel, ranked an impressive 94th in the world, showcased their undoubted quality. Oh John! Oh Kieran! Oh Scotland! How could you! “We’re obviously going to get a bit of stick about this,” admitted Alex McLeish after his side’s 2-1 defeat, as part of an analysis which also included the following words: doom, gloom, suffer, roasting, fooled, soft, disappointed, devastated, devastating, mistakes, difficult and bad. Oh Alex! CHANT OF THE DAY“Preston, move your car. Preston, Preston, move your car” – Dulwich Hamlet fans react to a Tannoy announcement asking for their keeper, Preston Edwards (playing in goal), to move his motor or risk getting it towed after parking illegally before the 5-0 loss in a fundraiser with Crystal Palace.SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism [the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – Fiver Ed] is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us. In return we can hopefully arm you with the kind of knowledge that makes you sound slightly less uninformed during those hot reactive gegenpress chats you so enjoy. And if you think what we do is enjoyable [again, etc and so on – Fiver Ed], please help us keep coming back here to give you more of the same.FIVER LETTERS“Presumably, in the event of Aston Villa winning promotion, Plain Old John Terry will refuse to coach the team against Chelsea. As a mark of respect” – Michael Hann.“As for hoarding Fiver emails, (yesterday’s Fiver letters), I also avoid reading them if I can. But after a while I just want to clear the inbox and resign myself to reading a few. I think the urge to keep them is the potential for humour; every now and then I get a real chuckle, and that seems to be worth the aggravation” – Mike Hartman [are you sure it’s The Fiver? – Fiver Ed].“While I endeavour to avoid a backlog of unread Fivers, when it does happen I find a quick perusal of the letters section enough to keep me up to speed with the pressing matters of the day. This allows me to hit delete, confident I probably haven’t missed anything of importance. Actually, would you mind popping the letters section at the top going forward?” – Steve Branch.“In the absence of anything football-related of interest, I decided to look back at the timeliness of The Fiver and can report that since returning from Ethics World Cup duties, it has been sent at an average time of 4.25pm. Of the most regular contributors, Barry Glendenning tops the list, with his bylined emails landing at an average 4.12pm, followed by Scott Murray at 4.28pm, Paul Doyle at 4.30pm and Jacob Steinberg at 4.33pm. I would suggest renaming The Fiver, but that would mean updating my email rule sending it directly to deleted items” – Paul Thomas.Send your letters to And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Michael Hann.BITS AND BOBSRoss McCormack was in fine form for Central Coast Mariners in their flamin’ pre-season win over Macarthur South West United, because The Fiver has a nose for news and knows this is the match’s big talking point. Pinterest Reuse this content The honeymoon is over for Croatia, warns Alex Holiga, but an intimate night in Rijeka might reignite the flames. And Daniel Taylor sets the scene.Will any England fans make it into the game? One fancies their chances.Heard the one about the Irish team facing an English side in a Scottish cup? Simon Burnton’s here all week.Eni Aluko on the value of playing abroad.How many world-class players does the Premier League have, ponders Paul Wilson.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!BRAZE THE LORD! Share via Email Jordan Murray and teammate. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images features Croatia invoke grievance procedure for closed-doors rerun with England The Fiver Football Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Aaron Ramsey thought he had agreed a new contract but Arsenal didn’t let him put his pen anywhere near it. “That’s a decision they have made and things happen in football,” he sniffed.Kylian Mbappé has become only the fourth footballer in 95 years to appear on the cover of Time. “I think I might have missed out on something,” he sighed. “I did not have the moments of so-called normal people during adolescence, like going out with friends, enjoying good times.” Preach, Kylian.Former Uefa chief suit Michel Platini has filed a lawsuit in France in a bid to prove Fifa bods got him banned from football.And Jürgen Klopp reckons Liverpool will give the Anfield cleaners another trophy to polish one day. “I’m sure this club will win something,” he tooted. “Nobody wants to look back in 10 or 20 years and say: ‘So the best time we had without winning anything was when Klopp was here. It was so funny and all that stuff.’”STILL WANT MORE?The forgotten story of Luton Town’s Manager Idol, by John Ashdown. Share on Pinterest Twitter Facebook Ah yes, Mike Newell. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Topics Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Another Major College Football Coach Is On The Hot Seat

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 13: Fans watch the USC Trojans and the Ohio State Buckeyes compete at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Buckeyes 35-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)We had a major college football coach firing today, with Louisville announcing that Bobby Petrino was out as the Cardinals’ head coach.Another major college football coach appears to be on the hot seat, too.USC fell to 5-5 on the season with a home loss to Cal on Saturday night. It’s the first time in more than a decade that the Trojans lost to Cal.Last time Cal beat USC in 2004, Clay Helton was WR coach at Memphis under Coach Tommy West— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 11, 2018USC fans appear to be done with Helton, too.The head coach was booed off of the field on Saturday night by his own fan base.USC fans booed Clay Helton as he walked up the tunnel.— Keely Eure (@keelyismyname) November 11, 2018USC has games left against UCLA and Notre Dame. If the Trojans go 1-1 or 0-2, will the athletic department opt for a change?There is a definite possibility that @USC_FB loses out and finishes 5-7, missing out on a bowl opportunity. Is Clay Helton looking for work if this materializes?— Ryan D Leaf (@RyanDLeaf) November 11, 2018Stay tuned.last_img read more

Fez 25 Police Officers Suspected of Covering up Traffic of Hard

Rabat – At least twenty-five law enforcement officers are under investigation in connection to a recent takedown of a drug-trafficking network working in the Fez region. According to Akhbar Al Yaoum newspaper, the officers are suspected of receiving bribes to protect hard drugs shipments and of conspiring to distribute controlled substances.The defendants are being questioned by investigators from the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), an offshoot of Morocco’s domestic intelligence agency (DGST). The same source said an officer working for the police and DGST implicated the law enforcement officers by revealing their connections to the recently dismantled drug-trafficking network.The officer said that he refused to take bribes from the head of network, considered to be one of the biggest drug dealers in the city of Fez and its region.In addition to the officers, a pharmacist, forty, was also arrested in connection to the drug-trafficking network whose five members are in police custody pending trial.The pharmacist is charged with drug offences and facilitating the use of psychotropic substances for others.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

States renew push for taxes on sugary drinks

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s new governor is pushing for a statewide tax on sugary drinks, nearly three decades after the last U.S. state imposed one.But Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is bracing for a fight, predicting industry lobbying will be “ferocious.”Taxes on soda and other sugary drinks have taken effect in recent years in a handful of cities. But lobbying from the beverage industry and its allies has been credited with helping to block statewide proposals that usually pop up annually in state legislatures.The National Conference of State Legislatures says four states — Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia — have excise taxes on sugar-added beverages. But the most recent is 1992.This week the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association called for soda taxes in an effort to reduce consumption.Susan Haigh, The Associated Press read more

Mother and son assaulted son dies

A mother and her 16 year old son were assaulted in their house while they were sleeping in Monaragala yesterday, the police media unit said today.The police said that an unidentified person had entered the house and assaulted both of them using a pole. The motive for the attack is still not known. The Monaragala police are conducting investigations. According to the police media unit, the mother and son sustained serious injuries in the incident and were admitted to hospital.The 16 year old boy subsequently succumbed to his injuries in hospital while the mother is still receiving treatment. read more

US producer prices flat in August with food costs falling

WASHINGTON – U.S. producer prices were unchanged last month as the biggest decline in wholesale food costs in more than three years helped to keep a lid on inflation.The Labor Department said Thursday that its producer price index, which measures cost pressures before they reach the consumer, was flat in August after a 0.4 per cent decline in July which was the biggest drop in 10 months. Food prices at the wholesale level fell 1.6 per cent in August, the largest drop since a similar decline in April 2013.Core inflation, which excludes the volatile energy and food categories, showed a modest gain of 0.1 per cent. Over the past year, wholesale prices have been flat while core wholesale prices are up 1 per cent, further evidence that inflation remains a no-show for the U.S. economy.Energy prices declined 0.8 per cent in August as the cost of gasoline at the wholesale level fell 2.5 per cent.Inflation remains modest at both the producer and consumer levels. A key inflation gauge preferred by the Federal Reserve has been running below the Fed’s 2 per cent inflation target for more than four years.Fed policymakers will meet next week to consider whether to boost a key interest rate for the first time since a small quarter-point increase last December. Wall Street plunged last week on fears that the Fed was about to boost interest rates but those concerns eased after Fed board member Lael Brainard gave a speech Monday in which she defended the Fed’s go-slow approach and called for continued Fed “prudence” in raising rates.The American economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at a disappointing 1.1 per cent annual rate from April through June after an anemic 0.8 per cent gain in the first quarter. But forecasters believe GDP growth will accelerate in the second half of this year with the expectation of growth above 3 per cent in the current July-September quarter. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Sep 15, 2016 6:51 am MDT Last Updated Sep 15, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2014 file photo, Tom Peters moves material for roof rails on the production line for the 2015 Ford F-150 at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. U.S. producer prices were unchanged last month, Aug. 2016, as the biggest decline in wholesale food costs in more than three years helped to keep a lid on inflation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) US producer prices flat in August with food costs falling read more

AP FACT CHECK Trump adrift on tax rates Canada econ lingo

AP FACT CHECK: Trump adrift on tax rates, Canada, econ lingo by Josh Boak And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted May 12, 2017 1:28 am MDT Last Updated May 12, 2017 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this May 10, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump talks to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON – In an interview with The Economist, President Donald Trump whiffed on a batch of economic facts. He got the Canada-U.S. trade balance wrong, misplaced the U.S. in the world ranks of tax burdens and claimed to have coined an economic phrase that’s been familiar to economists for some 80 years.A look at some of his assertions to the magazine:TRUMP: “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.”THE FACTS: Trump has repeatedly made variations on this false claim. The overall U.S. tax burden is actually one of the lowest among the 32 developed and large emerging-market economies tracked by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Taxes made up 26.4 per cent of the total U.S. economy in 2015, according to the OECD. That’s far below Denmark’s tax burden of 46.6 per cent, Britain’s 32.5 per cent or Germany’s 36.9 per cent. Just four OECD countries had a lower tax bite than the U.S.: South Korea, Ireland, Chile and Mexico.Trump qualified his claim later in the interview by saying the top marginal corporate tax rate, specifically, is higher than in similar industrialized countries. That’s more or less true, although the higher rate is moderated by tax breaks not available in some of those other countries.___TRUMP: “Right now the United States has … about a $15 billion trade deficit with Canada.”THE FACTS: His numbers are upside down. The United States actually ran an $8.1 billion trade surplus with Canada last year, according to the latest numbers available from the Census Bureau. A $24.6 billion U.S. surplus with Canada in the trade of services, including tourism and software, outweighed a $16.5 billion deficit in the trade of goods, including autos and oil.Trump, who regularly decries the loss of American manufacturing jobs, tends to emphasize trade in goods and ignore trade in services. His comment about Canada came as his administration seeks a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.The U.S. last year ran a deficit of $750 billion in goods with the rest of the world but recorded a $249 billion surplus in services.___TRUMP: “You understand the expression ‘prime the pump’? … I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It’s what you have to do. We have to prime the pump.”THE FACTS: He didn’t coin that phrase. It’s a well-worn metaphor for generating faster growth, first made popular as an economic analogy more than 80 years ago during the Great Depression.The Merriam-Webster dictionary people quickly tweeted that the phrase “priming the pump” has been around since the early 1800s. Literally, it’s about pouring water into a pump to allow it to create suction. The phrase was commonly used by mining publications during the 1920s, but it took on new significance after the economy cratered during the Depression.By 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had promoted the idea of flushing money into the economy to stimulate stronger growth with his New Deal policies. Such policies rankled Roosevelt’s predecessor, Herbert Hoover. “One of the ideas in these spendings is to prime the economic pump,” Hoover said in a 1935 post-presidential speech. “We might abandon this idea also, for it dries up the well of enterprise.”___TRUMP, on backing away from his campaign promise to label China a currency manipulator: “They’re actually not a currency (manipulator). You know, since I’ve been talking about currency manipulation with respect to them and other countries, they stopped.”TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN, pitching in: “Right, as soon as the president got elected, they went the other way.”THE FACTS: Trump persists in taking credit for something that happened before he even started running for president. China manipulated its currency, the yuan, lower for years before stopping in mid-2014; Trump’s presidential run began a year later.A weak yuan helps Chinese exports because it makes them cheaper to buy. It disadvantages goods from the U.S. and other countries because they are more expensive to get in China.Until 2005, China pegged the yuan to the dollar at a specific level. When it loosened the peg, the yuan began to rise steadily against the dollar. Worried that a strong currency would hurt their exporters, Chinese officials bought dollars to prevent the yuan from rising even faster.The value of the yuan peaked in early 2014, as the Chinese economy slowed after years of torrid growth. The yuan then began to fall relative to the dollar, but not because Chinese officials were once again intervening to push it down. China was actually doing the opposite: selling dollars and buying yuan to prevent its currency from going into a free fall.___Find all AP Fact Checks at’S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figures read more

John Humphrys I should have left Radio 4s Today programme years ago

The presenter added that he was not an “ambitious youngster” with many more challenges ahead, explaining that he had always planned to stay on the programme unless the BBC “threw him out” or he got bored of the job, but neither has happened.He also revealed he is planning to publish a book about his time on the show, which is provisionally titled The Today Files and is due to be published in September or October.His departure will be the second major shake-up to the Today programme in two years. Sarah Montague swapped roles with the then World at One host Martha Kearney last year.The programme came under scrutiny during the 2017 gender pay row after it was revealed that Humphrys was one of the BBC’s biggest earners. He received a significant pay cut in the wake of the row, with his £650,000 salary being stripped down to around £300,000. Enjoy John’s lap of honour this year. Totally uninterested in his own publicity. A king of broadcasting. And long live Mishal.— sarah sands (@sarahsands100) February 6, 2019 But in a discussion on personal happiness with two guests, he quipped: “Do you reckon leaving the Today programme is going to make you happier? I mean, if it were to happen.”And added: “It will make other people happier possibly!”Earlier, when a guest told Humphrys, “I can’t believe you are leaving”, he replied: “All these stories got up by the press. Can’t believe a word you read.” The corporation has lost a string of high-profile radio broadcasters during the row over salaries. John Humphrys has been hailed a “king of broadcasting” after it was revealed he will quit the Today programme this year after more than three decades.The veteran broadcaster plans to stand down from the flagship Radio 4 show, which he has anchored for the last 32 years.Humphrys, 75, has “indicated” his intentions to BBC bosses and “assumes” he will go in 2019, but has not yet handed in his notice.The BBC declined to comment on Humphrys’s departure, but Today editor Sarah Sands tweeted: “Enjoy John’s lap of honour this year. Totally uninterested in his own publicity. A king of broadcasting. And long live Mishal.”During Wednesday’s broadcast, Humphrys steered clear of his own headlines as he reviewed the papers on Radio 4’s flagship news programme until the final five minutes when a guest brought up his impending departure.  “I still enjoy it enormously. I know that sounds ridiculous. There are mornings in mid-February when you don’t want to get up at half past three. But, equally, there are other things I want to do with my life, and one has to make the decision sooner or later.”  But the broadcaster told The Daily Mail: “I’m assuming it’ll be this year. That’s what I’m assuming, but I haven’t fixed a date… It’s not easy to leave a job you’ve been doing for 32 years. It’s more than half my professional life. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

IntelliSenseio event series aims to bring together miners and digital tech providers

first_imgInspirations’17 was’s flagship customer experience event aiming to bring together leading digital technology companies whose solutions have potential applications for the mining industry, along with the industry itself. Held on 26 and 27 October at the Moller Centre at Churchill College in Cambridge, the event kick-starts a series “showcasing the art of possibility of technologies which have been successful in other industries and can be applied in mining to solve some of the intractable challenges faced by the industry.”The Inspirations series says “are designed as a learning platform, with interactive sessions bringing together world’s leading technologist and implementers from across industries to discover, unlock, and potentially co-create technologies and approaches to use new data-driven insights and decision making across the mining industry value chain. This is essential to transform the future of mining and make a step change in efficiency, sustainability, and safety.”Inspirations ‘17 hosted executives from both FTSE 100 Chilean Mining Major Antofagasta Minerals and Marubeni Holdings, together with the Kazakhstan National Innovation Agency which were complemented by eight leading digital technology companies participating as innovators. Technologies showcased ranged from automation for transport, 3D printing and metal powder for spare parts as well as next-generation geosciences for better characterisation of the rock being drilled, blasted and hauled, and using next-generation decision analytics tools in the form of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to make better operational decisions across the value chain.Eight leading technology companies namely Zeiss, Metalysis, Satellite Applications Catapult, Tharsus, Ubisense, iMin Solutions, Grinding Solutions, and IdeaDrop, joined “to provide the mining supplier ecosystem in the event contributing with their expertise in, amongst others, the fields of robotics & automation, mineralogical analysis and sensing, innovation management software, plant process optimisation, location services, and remote sensing.”last_img read more

Ireland easily overcome Australia to win first test

first_imgYet while Ireland looked to be struggling in the fitness stakes, they had retained a strong burst for the finish.Ciaran Sheehan, Colm Boyle and Conor McManus all hit overs while McLoughlin netted in the 69th minute.It all means Ireland will take a handsome 22-point lead into the decisive test though the down side was a serious injury to Aidan Walsh. Cork’s ace midfielder and talented hurler left the field late on clutching his left knee.Ireland: Paddy O’Rourke; N McGee, F Hanley, C McKaigue; L Keegan, Z Tuohy (6), J McCaffrey (1); A Walsh, S Cavanagh (3); P Flynn (3), C Byrne (4), C Sheehan (4); P McBrearty, M Murphy (7), R Munnelly (9).Interchange: C Begley (3), C Boyle (3), P Conroy, C Kilkenny, K McLoughlin (6), C McManus (5, A O’Shea (3), M Shields.Australia: A McGrath; J Harbrow, S Yarran, T Armstrong; C Ellis-Yolmen, Aaron Davey (1), N Lovett-Murphy; D Wells (1), L Franklin (6); S Motlop (8), L Thomas, Lewis Jetta (3); E Betts, M Stokes (3), J Hill.Interchange: Leroy Jetta (3), S Wellingham, S Edwards, Alwyn Davey (3), J Neade (6), D Barry (1).Referees: M Deegan (Ireland), M Stevic (Australia).As it happened: Ireland v Australia, International Rules>No holds barred: the explosive 2006 tests that changed the future of International Rules> Ireland 57 (2-12-9)Australia 35 (1-7-8)KEVIN MCLOUGHLIN SHOOK off his All-Ireland final heartache to net a crucial late goal that puts Ireland in pole position in the International Rules series.The Mayo forward pounced after two Australian players had failed to catch a high ball in by captain Michael Murphy.And it was a crucial score as Paul Earley’s side had watched the visitors roar back into the series with a third quarter burst.Ireland led 28-9 at half-time thanks to some fine early kicking from Murphy and Laois ace Ross Munnelly.But 18 points in what the Aussies term the ‘championship quarter’ left Ireland just 39-27 clear approaching the final period.Things were looking decidedly shaky when Australia reduced their arrears to eight points at one stage.last_img read more

Four Awear stores remain open following examiner appointment

first_imgTHE IMPACT OF the recession, property costs and leases were among the reasons why an examiner was appointed to A|wear, said the company.However, four  locations continue to trade following last week’s appointment of Ken Fennell as Receiver. Those locations are Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Grafton Street and Sligo.ExaminershipAt the time of his appointment, Ken Fennell of Kavanagh Fennell said:“The purpose of the Examinership is to re-structure A|wear so as to put the business on a sustainable footing. A key element of the Examinership process is to protect as many jobs as possible. Today’s appointment represents an important step in this process.”The company stated today that it is “the intention of the Receiver to endeavour to open a further 5 to 6 stores by next week”. They added that it is “undecided at this juncture as to what stores will open”.VouchersIn relation to gift cards and vouchers, the Receiver will honour vouchers which were issued during the period of examination – from 8 October – and will do so up until the 24 December.A|wear has been a high street fixture for almost 30 years and has 31 retail locations in Ireland and nine concession stores in the United Kingdom.It employs 358 staff across its locations and head office which is based on Grafton Street, Dublin. There are 117 full-time staff and 241 part-time staff between all retail operations and the head office.Related: Examiner appointed to fashion chain A|wear>last_img read more

Cree expands its LED bulb lineup with a 20 BR30

first_imgIt turns out that Cree’s first LED bulb offering, which launched 3 months ago, wasn’t just a test balloon floated by the LED manufacturer to learn about the retail lighting market. Rather, Cree is quickly marching forward with its proposed goal: the 100% adoption of LED lighting. Today the company announced the first addition to their LED bulbs offerings, a 65W-equivalent BR30 bulb that will sell for $19.97.In March of this year, Cree launched the LED bulb that the industry has been waiting for. The company’s A19 bulb, known simply as the Cree LED, was one of the first LED offerings to fall below the $10 mark while offering consumers a trusted brand name and very good light quality. Cree’s A19 bulbs are available in 40W-equivalent ($9.97), 60W warm white ($12.97), and 60W daylight ($13.97). They’ve gotten great reviews and, at this point, are a certified hit.The A19 (“A” being the shape and “19” being the size) makes up the majority of retail bulb sales, but ultimately it’s just one part of the market. The next most popular style, at least in US homes, is the BR30 — unfortunately named the “bulged reflector.” This is a directional bulb (where A lamps are omnidirectional) designed mainly to work in fixtures, like ceiling cans. BR30 lamps sell about 2 million units a year in the US according to the Department of Energy’s most recent solid state lighting report.Cree’s BR30 will be a 65W-equivalent (this is the sweet spot in the BR market) that produces 650 lumens at 9.5W, making for 68.4 lumens-per-watt. It is dimmable, damp-rated, works in any orientation, can operate in a recessed can (obviously), carries Cree’s 10-year warranty, and is rated for 25,000 hours. It will ship in a 2700K warm white version (which I’ve tested) and a 5000K daylight, both of which has a CRI of 80. The daylight model will sell for $21.97.One of the good things about transitioning from manufacturer an A lamp to BR is that the two designs are quite similar. In fact, the base on both Cree bulbs is essentially the same design (though the BR30’s finned base is larger). This means the company’s designers didn’t have to worry about new electronics or cooling, and attention could be focused on orienting the LEDs inside. When the bulb is on you can see that the BR’s  LED “filament tower” uses a modified design compared to the A line. The coated glass cover and the metal base were both specifically designed to fit in recessed cans.Cree did change the LEDs for the BR though. This time the XB-G was used where the A19 used the XT-E high voltage white. The choice was made so that Cree could optimize the LEDs for directional operation, which required getting a nice wide beam angle.I’ve done a small amount of preliminary testing with Cree’s BR30 and so far everything looks good. The lamp is structurally sounds (just like its smaller brother), stays cool during operation, and has a wide, uniform light pattern — as a BR downlight should. The 2700K bulb looked very warm and slightly yellowed to my eye, but Cree says the bulb has a CRI (that is, color accuracy) of 80, so I’m going to give it some time before questioning that. For reference, 80 is generally considered to be the minimum acceptable level for a mainstream retail bulb, but it is sufficient for most people.Unlike some other vendors, Cree is taking a bottom up approach with their bulb offerings. The A line has huge volume and low margins, where BR margins should be slightly better even if the market is smaller. The best thing (for Cree) about BR bulbs though is that they are used differently than A19s, which could make them an ideal place for Cree to make up some ground. BRs tend to be hard to change — you almost always need a ladder — so people tend to change multiple lamps at a time. Also, while BRs are less popular than A19s, they tend to be run for more hours — the ceiling cans in most living rooms run for hours while the lamp on the side table is only used for a little bit each day. This means people should be OK with spending more on them and will see energy savings more quickly.Right now the prime competitor to Cree’s BR is Philips’ 13W BR30. It sells for about $25 and the 2700K version produces 730 lumens (56lm/w). It’s dimmable and Energy Star certified. I’ve used this lamp a lot and have been happy with it, though there is a minor start-up delay.Cree’s BR30 bulbs will be available online today, July 16th, and will be arriving in Home Depot stores this summer. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Cree A19 and BR30 LED bulbsCree A19 and BR30 LED bulbsCree BR30 and A19Cree BR30 LED glass coverCree BR30 heatsinkCree BR30 press shotCree A19 workingBR30 2700K packagingBR30 5000K packaginglast_img read more

Energy Detectives Program teaches kids how to conserve resources

first_imgA $723,000 federal grant doesn’t just pay for public outreach. Among other things, Clark County has conducted more than 500 free energy inspections of homes with forced-air furnaces. More than 80 percent of homes have qualified for repair incentives.For more information, go to Planet Clark and click on “duct testing.” Or call Steve Alexander at 360-397-2375 ext. 4752.One of the first questions Mike Selig posed Tuesday prompted approximately 40 hands to shoot up into the air: “Has anyone heard anyone in their family complain about gas prices?”Selig nodded.“We have a big energy challenge in our country,” Selig, Clark County’s energy efficiency program coordinator, told two classes of fifth-graders at Columbia Valley Elementary School in east Vancouver.And for the next 30 minutes, “we’re going to do an energy investigation,” Selig said, before starting into a presentation that covered energy basics — what is it, where it comes from and why it’s important to conserve it.last_img read more

Cherokee Nation increases minimum wage to 11 an hour

first_imgCherokee Nation, the sovereign government of the tribal Cherokee people in Oklahoma, has increased the minimum wage for tribe employees from $9.50 (£7.83) an hour to $11 (£9.07) an hour.The wage increase, announced in August 2019 by Cherokee Nation’s principal chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr, will be effective from 1 October 2019; funding for the pay rises will form part of the proposed 2020 fiscal budget, subject to approval by the Council of the Cherokee Nation later this month.The pay increase is expected to benefit 415 government employees who currently earn less than $11 an hour; this includes 99 staff members who receive the existing base pay of $9.50 an hour. These full-time employees will see their minimum pay improve by $3,120 (£2,571.68) a year.The improvements are also predicted to positively impact around 1,382 government employees who earn between $11 an hour and $15 (£12.36) an hour.The pay increases, which are higher than the local federal minimum wage of $7.25 (£5.98) an hour, form part of Cherokee Nation’s wider benefits package. This includes health, dental and life insurance, a 401k matching pension plan, paid holiday and sick leave, an educational reimbursement scheme and a holiday bonus.Hoskin said: “Our 3,850 Cherokee Nation employees are the backbone of our government. Raising the minimum wage is going to be life-changing for them and their families, at a time when the costs of goods and services continues to rise.“For months, I have listened to the concerns of our tribal employees and sought guidance from the Council of the Cherokee Nation. I promised them I would put together a plan that is both fiscally responsible and allows employees to rest easier knowing they will be able to better make ends meet.“I’m proud this will be one of my first acts as principal chief. This pay increase is absolutely the right thing to do and this is the right time to do it.”Hoskin announced the pay rise at the WW Hastings outpatient health facility in Tahlequah.Bryan Warner, deputy chief-elect at Cherokee Nation, added: “Taking care of Cherokee Nation employees and their families is a responsibility we do not take lightly. These women and men are on the front lines of providing vital services to the Cherokee people.“When we pay employees a competitive wage, they not only benefit by having more money to pay bills and to put into savings, but the Cherokee Nation as a whole benefits because our quality of life is improved.”last_img read more

Jenny Lewis Raises Money For Womens Center During Live Album Listening Party

first_img Email Jenny Lewis Raises Money For Women’s Center jenny-lewis-raises-money-womens-center-during-live-album-listening-party Jenny Lewis Raises Money For Women’s Center During Live Album Listening Party News Facebook center_img The singer/songwriter’s forthcoming album, On The Line, is set to be released on March 22Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Mar 5, 2019 – 2:03 pm Singer/songwriter and former Rilo Kilo performer Jenny Lewis raised a substantial amount of money for a Los Angeles Women’s Center during a live event celebrating her forthcoming album, On The Line, which is set to be released on March 22.The On The Line Online live streaming event on March 3, described as a live listening party, variety show and fundraiser, raised over $10,000 for the LA Downtown Women’s Center, according to a statement. The event was streamed on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and featured St. Vincent, King Tuff, as well as comedians Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Leggero and actor David Arquette, among others. The party was hosted by Lewis and comedian Tim Heidecker.  Twitter RELATED: Jenny Lewis To Return After Four Years With New Album & Tour in 2019During the show, fans were treated to sneak peeks of On The Line, plus a space flute verson of Lewis’ 2014 single “Just One Of The Guys,” performed by King Tuff. If a fan decided to donate, they were permitted to call in with questions for Lewis.”Thank you SO much jennydianelewis and friends for including us as part of your album launch. And thank you for all who donated.” The Downtown Women’s Center tweeted. “All these proceeds go towards women finding saftey [sic], housing, and pathways to personal stability! “Those who missed out can still watch what went down during the three-hour event. Lewis announced her album release and back in December along with news of a headlining tour in March. For more information on the album, visit Lewis’ website.  Behind The Board: Lynne Earls Shares How Working With K.D. Lang & Others Taught Her Instinctual Music-MakingRead morelast_img read more

Anchorage homeless services coordinating to meet winter needs

first_imgAnchorage social service agencies are coordinating efforts to provide safe shelter for people experiencing homelessness, and strategies are already in place to deal with the upcoming extreme cold spell.“A lot of great partnership is happening this winter when it comes to insuring that men and women experiencing homelessness have some where to go,” said Lisa Caldeira, director of the Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage. She said the 240-bed facility and its 20-person overflow shelter have been at or near capacity much of this winter. When that happens, BFS staff coordinate with other shelters to find beds. This year, the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center has space for 50 women. It previously only housed people participating in their programs. For the first time ever, Bean’s Cafe is open 24 hours a day and their staff are providing overnight shelter for 50 men. Many of the overnight guests are participants in Bean’s new workforce development program. But Bean’s Executive Director Lisa Sauder said they are also making space for other overflow and for men who have mental health issues that make it hard for them to stay in larger, louder shelters.“We’ve had success getting people to come in and stay with us that in the past were unwilling to come into shelter,” she said.In previous years Bean’s Cafe was used as overflow for 124 people from Brother Francis Shelter. That changed after an incident last year which caused the soup kitchen to close for two weeks. An injured man bled on the floor, and the blood was neither correctly cleaned up nor reported properly. Covenant House, Anchorage’s only shelter for young people under 18, is also at or near capacity and has been since the summer. Executive Director Alison Kear said they are housing close to 60 young people every night and helping their older clients connect with other shelters instead.Caldeira said this year’s total bed capacity across the different organizations is similar to previous winters.last_img read more

SpiceJet to expand fleet run 41 more flights

first_imgBudget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it has embarked upon a major fleet and flight expansion programme for the upcoming winter season.It said it will induct six new aircraft within 30 days, calling the move “a first of its kind initiative in the history of Indian aviation”.Presently, the airline has in its next generation fleet 20 Boeing 737s and 1 Airbus A319 aircraft along with 14 Bombardier Q-400 aircraft.According to the airline, the fresh induction was part of a comprehensive plan to meet the winter demand.SpiceJet also unveiled a new winter schedule, raising a total daily flight operations to 291 from the current 250, adding 10 new sectors, 30 new frequencies and 22 connecting flights.”We have been speedily moving on the growth path by consistently adding new flights to enhance our overall network,” said Shilpa Bhatia, senior vice president and head of sales and distribution, SpiceJet.”With the new network schedule, we are offering better timings, increased frequencies. With this enhancement we have significantly growing our capacity by 16 percent.”SpiceJet said the newly added sectors in the winter schedule effective from 25 October were Ahmedabad-Goa, Mumbai-Varanasi and Varanasi-Hyderabad. The flights for Khozhikode-Dubai and Amritsar-Dubai are to start from 15 November. Under the winter schedule, the airline has reinforced its frequencies on multiple routes such as Mumbai-Chennai, Delhi-Chennai, Goa-Mumbai, Delhi-Kolkata, Kolkata-Agartala, Mumbai-Kochi, Hyderabad-Mumbai and Chennai-Madurai, among others.last_img read more

Official NFL video explaining Jesse James catch reversal wont make Pittsburgh fans

first_imgThe instant replay reversal of Steeler tight end Jesse James’ apparent game-winning touchdown catch against the Patriots probably caused more than one remote control to fly through a TV in the Pittsburgh area.It’s the latest edition of the league definition of a catch, conflicting with what peoples’ eyes tell them is a catch. In a video that’s certain to only stoke the burning rage in the Steel City this morning, the NFL released its official explanation for why the call was reversed.The voice you hear that sounds like pre-flight safety instructions is NFL VP of Officiating Al Riveron, and don’t watch this near any Steeler co-workers, it’s only going to end in a work safety issue.Rules are rules.The video is an explanation from @NFL SVP of Officiating Al Riveron on the reversal at the end of the #NEvsPIT game.— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) December 18, 2017last_img read more

Pilotless Planes Are Coming Would You Fly in One

first_imgAugust 8, 2017 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Within the next 20 years, you could be traveling for business or a vacation via a pilotless airplane. Scary, right? Well, you’re not the only one who thinks so. In fact, most people say they wouldn’t feel comfortable getting on an automated airplane.Related: 25 Things You Need to Know to Happily Travel the WorldIn a recent survey, financial services firm UBS asked 8,000 people how they would feel about pilotless flights. Only 17 percent said they would board plane flown by AI. More people ages 25 to 35 were willing to hop on board an automated aircraft. Those older than 45 were much more resistant to the idea. Overall, 54 percent said they were unlikely to take a pilotless flight.It’s no surprise that one of people’s biggest fears of pilotless flights is safety. However, the report found that 70 to 80 percent of plane accidents are caused by human error, so pilotless flights could actually make air travel more secure. That doesn’t mean pilots are out of the picture altogether though, but it would only reduce the number of crew members needed in the cockpit.Related: Why Travel Should Be a Top Priority for Every Entrepreneur”Automation in the cockpit is not a new thing — it already supports operations. However, every single day pilots have to intervene when the automatics don’t do what they’re supposed to. Computers can fail, and often do, and someone is still going to be needed to work that computer,” Steve Landells, the British Airline Pilots Association’s flight safety specialist, told BBC.Pilotless planes would also save airlines billions of dollars every year by reducing costs related to fuel and pilot training. Ultimately, these reduced costs might result in reduced fares for passengers too. Overall, “the average percentage of total cost and average benefit that could be passed onto passengers in price reduction for the U.S. airlines is 11 percent,” the study says. So would a cheaper plane ticket convince you to step on board a pilotless airplane?Boeing plans to begin testing automated aircrafts as soon as 2018. Analysts of the study predict the transition to pilotless planes will begin occurring over the next few years, starting with cargo planes. Commercial flights are predicted to be the last to go pilotless.Related: 5 Ways to De-Stress Your Business Travel”Clearly a seven-hour flight carrying 200 to 300 people would be the last part of the evolution,” UBS’s head of business services Jarrod Castle told BBC, “but we also feel that machines can gradually take over and then reduce the number of pilots in the cockpit from two to one over time.” 3 min readcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more