A look at the real Raheem Sterling

first_imgRaheem Sterling ‘His heart is bigger than his talent’ – a look at the real Raheem Sterling Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 16:00 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling Liverpool v Manchester City Liverpool Manchester City Premier League Opinion The 23-year-old returns to Anfield on Sunday, where he is sure to receive an unkind reception. But the greedy, blingy perception of him is erroneous “I don’t know how, in the midst of all the hostility, he showed such warmth.”It is a windy Wednesday evening under the Anfield lights and Liverpool are pressing Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City into submission.The date – 2 March, 2016 – sees Raheem Sterling’s past and present converge for the first time at the stadium following his acrimonious £49 million exit from Merseyside eight months earlier. The home crowd are antagonist; there is a routine airing of “one greedy b***ard” as well as amplified jeers whenever the forward becomes active. Article continues below 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 Thirty seconds after the first whistle, Jon Flanagan crunches Sterling with a ferocious-but-fair tackle, which captain Jordan Henderson applauds, and for the entire opening half, the full-back has his former team-mate comfortably pocketed.At the start of the second 45, the derision is capped by ironic cheers when Wilfried Bony replaces the England international to end his miserable evening. Sterling, vulgarities still flying in his direction, notices some of the press and backroom staff from Melwood near the tunnel and stops to greet and engage with all of them.“He’d been booed, ridiculed, had an awful game and must have been so frustrated, yet he was still so kind,” noted one observer at the time. “I’m much older than him, and I can’t imagine I’d have handled things with as much maturity as he did.”On Sunday, the 23-year-old will anticipate a similarly belligerent reception at Anfield as Pep Guardiola’s pacesetters attempt to end Liverpool’s 17-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.Raheem Sterling Manchester CityThe acerbic manner in which Sterling departed the club for City in July 2015 – doing an unsanctioned interview on his future, refusing to be part of Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia, agent Aidy Ward insisting his gifted, young client would not sign a new contract with them even if it was “for £700,000, £800,000 or £900,000 a week” – understandably riled supporters.While the player’s transfer could have undoubtedly been handled in a cleaner, less corrosive way, the perception of City’s No.7 as an ungrateful “brat” – to borrow Sterling’s description of his portrayal – is distorted.“His heart is bigger than his talent – and trust me, that’s massive,” a member of Liverpool’s Academy previously related about the lad with lightning feet that walked through Kirkby’s doors at 15, possessing tactical intelligence and a steeliness that belied his age.“Speak to many people who worked with him and they will say they genuinely miss him. He had time for everybody, even when he moved to the first-team. You can still drop him a text now and the response would be immediate – he would help those younger than him, those who didn’t have as much as him.“He would be playing alongside Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard the one day, then coming down to watch the kids at the Academy on his own accord.Luis Suarez Raheem Sterling Liverpool Manchester City Premier League 04132014“I’m not saying he was perfect, but none of us are. He had the court case while with the club, he’s made mistakes, like we all do, that we have to use to grow and not let it define us.“Raheem has done that, but it is heartbreaking the way he is portrayed – especially in some of the papers. He’s such a good lad, and was always that way from a young age. The only worry was that he should have knocked around with more sensible people.”Sterling is no saint, as per the above, and neither is he the reckless sinner he has been framed as. “If you’re doing something wrong – the times I’ve been caught doing balloons (filled with nitrous oxide), whatever, yeah, no problem. I accept if you’re a silly boy you get dealt with,” he told the Guardian last March.“But there are these times when you’ve been thinking about football, been at home, just trying to stay out of everyone’s way, and you’re still getting stuff. I see it as I can’t win.”It is perhaps the indicator of how much Sterling has dropped the shoulder on his troublesome days that tabloids have to resort to reporting about him driving a “filthy” Mercedes, eating a sausage roll from Greggs and shopping at Poundland.Post-England’s embarrassment at Euro 2016, the Kingston-born star was #TheHatedOne. His placement by the gutter press as a “flop” happy to “insult fans” and “flash his wealth” weaved a long, wholly inaccurate thread that still lingers now.Blinged-up. Lavish. Obscene. Footie Idiot. Those are just four of the adjectives that have been used in recent years to describe Sterling, who made a substantial donation to people affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire.And so when Karl Anderson committed a racially aggravated common assault against the City speedster last month, the negative, sensationalist coverage was rightly highlighted as the kind of fuel that could flame such hatred.That the father-of-two scored twice in a 4-1 victory over Tottenham just hours after the incident took place did not surprise another employee of Liverpool’s Academy.Raheem Sterling Manchester City“At times when he was here, they’d be situations at home in London he’d need to deal with. We’d drive there, sort it out, drive back and I’d think to myself: ‘Just how is he going to perform?’“There were cases where we’d only get back to Liverpool at 2am and he’d have a game in the afternoon. But he was bulletproof, he would exceed expectations. All his issues disappeared once he entered the pitch.”Despite the best attempts to reduce Sterling to being the posterboy for rashness and excess, through all the shovelling of dirt and gleeful underscoring of his faults, the multi-faceted attacker is excelling.He has 18 goals and four assists this season, with Guardiola keen to stress City’s top marksman deserves “all the credit” for the way in which he has sidestepped the negativity to thrive.Sterling, as with any opposition player, should never find Anfield an easy experience. It would be nice, however, if he is seen for what he actually is, rather than the easily pedalled misconception. Not just on Sunday. And at every football ground and beyond. 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NYK Lines to Put More Capesizes in Cold Lay-Up

first_imgzoom In response to the current freight rates in the dry bulk shipping industry, Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) is planning to take a number of its Capesize bulkers out of service for a period of months, or even years, until demand is restored, Platts cites the company’s Manager of Capesize Chartering Izuru Ehara.Out of the two possible options – to charter or to lay-up – Ehara said that the second seems to be more economically favorable.Only a month ago, NYK Line decided to put three of its Japanese-made bulkers out of service, namely the 179,420 dwt Frontier Harvest, the 174,707 dwt Frontier Wave and the 174,845 dwt Frontier Discovery, as the company does not “see sense in fixing the current spot business,” Ehara said to Platts.As of the end of January, some ten Capsizes were expected to be put in cold storage, including the three from NYK.However, many owners are reluctant to start this practice as they believe the cold lay-up would affect the vessel’s performance in the long run.Average age of scrapped vessels to drop between 15 and 20 yearsThe Capesize market was sluggish throughout the 2015 as it was affected by a bearish iron ore market, low bunker prices and a global tonnage oversupply.“Too many vessels is the biggest reason [for the bearishness] as far as the Capesize market is concerned. Cargoes are moving constantly, and frankly we don’t suffer from a lack of cargoes — and still the freight rates are nonsense,” Platts quoted Ehara.NYK Line has downgraded its expectations for the full-year consolidated results as it posted an extraordinary loss resulting from an impairment of fixed assets in its consolidated financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.The company reduced the book value of bulkers to their respected recoverable amounts, resulting in an extraordinary loss of approximately JPY 33.5 billion (USD 277.5 million).As a result of this reduction, NYK Line expects to incur a loss of JPY 29.7 billion under extraordinary losses in its non-consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.The company’s net profit for the first nine months amounted to JPY 22.82 bn, down 19.8 % from the previous year. NYK’s full year profit forecast was downgraded to JPY 25bn from JPY 47bn.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

India to increase import duty on solar equipment in coming years R

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to encourage domestic manufacturing, India will increase import duty on solar equipment down the value chain in the coming years, Power Minister R K Singh said on Thursday. “Right now safeguard duty is imposed on solar equipment which will be diluted in few years. We will increase tariff on solar equipment down the value chain in coming years,” the minister said at a curtain raiser press conference on 3rd Global RE-Invest. Allaying fears that any hike in import duty may increase solar energy tariff bidding rate, he assured that it will not impact solar energy bidding process in India. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn July last year, India had imposed a safeguard duty on imports of solar cells from China and Malaysia for two years to protect domestic players from steep rise in inbound shipments of the product. India had imposed 25 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells for July 30, 2018 to July 29, 2019 period. Now it has come down to 20 per cent for July 30, 2019 to January 29, 2020. It will further come down to 15 per cent during January 30, 2020 to July 29, 2020. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThere has been a significant increase in imports of solar cells in absolute terms. Imports of cells jumped to 9,790 MW in 2017-18 from 1,275 MW in 2014-15. India produced 842 MW solar cells in 2017-18. Certain domestic players had claimed that on account of the surge in imports of the cells, many domestic producers have kept their production facilities almost idle and the heavy losses have crippled the domestic industry. Solar cells, electrical devices that convert sunlight directly into electricity, are imported primarily from China, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Imports of cells from these countries account for more than 90 per cent of the total inbound shipments in the country.last_img read more

How Donald Trump boosted Nova Scotias lucrative lobster industry

first_imgHALIFAX — Canada’s largest and most lucrative lobster fishery is slated to get started Saturday off Nova Scotia’s southwest coast, where about 5,200 fishermen are geared up for what is expected to be another profitable season — thanks in part to Donald Trump. “The market keeps increasing, especially in China,” said Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, based in Yarmouth, N.S. “From a fisherman’s perspective, we’re expecting a good shore price … It looks like a very positive outlook.”Berry, a fisherman for 39 years, has plenty of reasons to be optimistic.Demand from Canada’s largest export market, the United States, remains strong, thanks to a healthy U.S. economy and a weak Canadian dollar.As well, the industry is benefiting from the American president’s ongoing trade war with China, which prompted the Chinese government in July to impose a 25 per cent import tariff on many U.S. goods — including lobster.“It makes it very hard for the Americans … to get their product into China,” said Berry, whose group represents fishermen aboard 970 boats in Lobster Fishing Area 34, which extends off the western edge of Nova Scotia.His group decided Thursday to start setting their traps Saturday after rough weather delayed the start of the season, which was supposed to open on Monday. Another 700 boats from LFA 33, which extends from the Halifax region to the province’s southwestern tip, are also ready to drop their traps on Saturday.In economic terms, it’s difficult to overstate the value of the industry, which tops every other Canadian seafood business in terms of landed value. It employs about 30,000 harvesters in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec, where there are about 40 lobster fishing areas.However, the two zones off southwestern Nova Scotia are by far the biggest producers.Together, they accounted for 35 per cent of the $1.4-billion worth of Canadian lobster harvested last year.They hauled in 31,800 tonnes in 2017-18, generating a landed value of $502 million — the second-largest landed value on record. In 2015, they caught 39,000 tonnes valued at a record $567 million.In 2016, auto dealerships in southwestern Nova Scotia reported strong sales, with at least one dealer saying it wasn’t unusual to see lobster fishermen paying $65,000 in cash for a new pickup.As well, local boat builders have reported a growing backlog on orders for vessels worth upwards of $500,000.Even though landings in southwest Nova Scotia have doubled since the late 1990s, demand for the tasty crustaceans has kept pace and the lobster population appears to be in good shape — thanks in part to a lack of predators, like cod.Last year, Canada exported 21-million kilograms of live lobster to the United States, and about 10-million kilograms to China.Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada, said the Chinese tariff on U.S. lobster has provided a big boost for the Canadian industry.“The Chinese, basically, stopped buying U.S. lobster,” said Irvine, whose advocacy group represents harvesters, live shippers, processors and First Nations. “They needed lobster, and they started buying (more) from Canada. That has caused quite a dramatic jump.”Published reports have suggested some American lobster buyers are shipping their lobster into Canada, where they are being labelled as a Canadian product to avoid the Chinese tariff.Meanwhile, Canada’s year-old free trade deal with the European Union, which reduced an eight per cent tariff on live lobster to zero, has led to a 55 per cent increase in exports to Europe, according to federal figures.“In Europe, we have a very strong advantage over the Americans,” said Berry, noting that the tariff remains in place for U.S. lobster.Amid all of this good news, fishermen in southwest Nova Scotia are expecting a good price at the dock for their catches. When two other lobster fishing areas opened in the Bay of Fundy earlier this fall, fishermen were getting at least $7 per pound, Berry said.“That bodes well for us,” he said, adding that prices at this time last year were hovering around $5.50 — a price that allows fishing boat captains to turn a profit.Earlier this month, Nova Scotians were reminded of the growing importance of live lobster exports to China when a Boeing 747 cargo jet operated by SkyLease Cargo overshot a runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. No one was seriously injured, but a 120-tonne shipment of live lobster had to find another flight to Asia.In August, airport officials announced SkyLease would be operating two flights a week for First Catch, a Chinese-owned seafood freight forwarding company.Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Regional District to begin cracking down on landslide evacuation order violations

first_img(b) interferes with or obstructs any person in the exercise of any power or the performance of any duty conferred or imposed under this Act.(2) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year or to a fine of not more than $10,000 or to both imprisonment and fine.It is strongly recommended that any residents who have not left the Evacuation Order area leave for their own safety.  If you wish to leave the PRRD will make arrangements to pick you up.  Call 250 784-3200 24 hrs a day.”Earlier this afternoon, the PRRD issued it’s sixth evacuation order since the landslide first began on September 30th. FORT ST, JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District says that it will begin cracking down on anyone that violates the evacuation orders that have been issued for areas around the community of Old Fort.In an update late this afternoon, the PRRD said that additional cracking and movement on the slide has resulted in the Peace River Regional District Board issuing the following statement:“An Evacuation Order for the Old Fort Landslide was issued on October 7, 2018 and expanded on October 11, 2018.  Pursuant to the Evacuation Order and the powers available under the Emergency Program Act to control or prohibit movement during a state of local emergency, THE PEACE RIVER REGIONAL DISTRICT WILL NOT TOLERATE ENTRY INTO THE EVACUATION ORDER AREA EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 12, 2018 AT 6:00 AM.EMERGENCY PROGRAM ACTPart 3 — Emergencies, Disasters and Declared EmergenciesSection 27(1) A person commits an offence who(a) contravenes this Act or the regulations, orlast_img read more

US economy grew at solid 31 rate in Q1

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% rate in the first three months of the year, but much of that gain was based on temporary factors that will likely fade, leaving growth much slower in the current quarter.The Commerce Department said Thursday that the first quarter advance in the gross domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, rose sharply from a 2.2% increase in the fourth quarter as the economy overcame a partial government shutdown to weakness in overseas economies.The new GDP estimate was down slightly from an initial 3.2% estimate. For the current April-June quarter economists believe GDP growth will slow to less than 2% and for the year they see GDP rising a modest 2.3%.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press read more

UNbacked forum examines role of ICT in achieving development targets

“ICT for Development and Prosperity” is the theme for the three-day World Information Technology Forum which kicked off yesterday in the Ethiopian capital. The Forum grew out of the 2003 and 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which affirmed the importance of bridging the so-called “digital divide” that separates poor communities from affluent ones through their lack of access to such technology. It seeks to help developing countries in particular to use ICT to achieve the set of agreed global anti-poverty targets known as the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).At the Forum’s opening session, Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), underlined the vital role of the knowledge economy in Africa.In a message read by Aida Opoku-Mensah, ECA’s Director of ICT, Science and Technology Division, Mr. Janneh stressed that “through globalization new ideas and innovation are spreading faster than ever before and as a result, knowledge-based development is becoming a reality for all countries irrespective of whether they are developed or developing.” Participants will look at successful and sustainable ICT strategies in developing countries, as well as issues such as human resource development, leapfrogging rural communications and low-cost telecommunication systems and information services for rural communities. The Forum is organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) in cooperation with the ECA, the Ethiopian Government, the Ethiopian ICT Development Agency (EICTDA) and the Ethiopian IT Professional Association (EITPA).Also in Addis Ababa, a new publication released today highlights the vital role of a strong media and communication environment to a developed and prosperous Africa. The publication, “Framework for the Development of a Sustainable and Pluralistic Media,” states that achieving the MDGs requires a free and democratic environment in which the media can play an effective role in promoting sustainable development, fighting corruption and promoting good governance, according to a press release issued by ECA. 23 August 2007Over 1,000 participants from 66 countries have gathered at the United Nations Centre in Addis Ababa to explore how the latest information and communication technology (ICT) can help countries overcome poverty and advance development. read more

New UNUnited Kingdom partnership aims to boost food security in Zimbabwe

A four-year initiative, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), will enable poor vulnerable farming households to improve food security, nutrition and income while strengthening their long-term resilience, FAO said in a news release. More than 70 per cent of Zimbabweans depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihoods, but they face a wide range of challenges, including low productivity, limited market integration, low soil fertility in some regions, the impact of climate change, limited irrigation systems, a lack of smallholder-oriented credit systems and weak agricultural training and services. The FAO-managed programme will employ climate-smart farming practices that will raise agricultural productivity, along with initiatives that will improve farmer access to markets. It will also aim to boost short-term employment opportunities through safety-net programmes that will help women and men improve nutrition and invest in their farms, improve irrigation infrastructure and link smallholder farmers with markets. In addition, the initiative will strive to provide enabling environments through policy support and to encourage public and private investments, while also aiming to increase agricultural production and productivity of nutritious foods. Making farmers resilient against climate change is one of the objectives of the programme, which will focus on promoting appropriate climate-smart technologies and farming systems, such as greater crop diversity, improved storage, processing and preservation, crop rotations, conservation agriculture and irrigation. Resilient livestock production approaches will also be promoted, covering improved feeding strategies, fodder crop production, animal husbandry and breeding practices. The new initiative seeks to help nearly 300,000 people in selected districts of the country. read more

Think of it as Continuing Education 20

“We want to inspire people to be aware, curious, and interested in learning about their world and how it works,” says director Kate Cassidy, left, with program co-ordinator Michelle Schurer.Gone are the days when continuing education means classrooms, books and tests to pore over. Brock has launched an initiative that offers a new take on lifelong learning, where people have a chance to explore, meet their neighbours and speak their minds.Rather than the usual types of programming — like learning a new language or enhancing your accounting skills — the goal of Community Learning is conversations and an exchange of ideas in the community.“Think of it as Continuing Education 2.0,” said Kate Cassidy, director of Community Learning.Rather than traditional lectures and classrooms, Community Learning creates “inclusive learning opportunities where people think, explore and connect with others,” she said.There are three program streams.Conversation Cafés are hosted conversations held in cafés across Niagara. Discussions questions include: “Technology: a blessing or curse?,” “Can business be profitable and socially responsible?,” and “What can adults really learn from children?”Adventures in Community are short learning adventures designed to expose people to new experiences, people and interesting aspects of where they live. They include events like hiking, GPS adventures and family video making.The OneWorld Project is an on-going round-table series that looks closely at concepts of global citizenship, social justice and sustainability. This terms’ presentation is “Media Literacy: Reading between the Lines.”Continuing education at universities is going through a sort of identity crisis, said Murray Knuttila, Provost and Vice-President, Academic. Globalization and technology are having a big impact on education and the production of knowledge.“As a result of this trend, universities need to re-think their roles in society and how they deliver their continuing education and traditional programming,” he said.“In order to remain relevant, we need to provide citizens and students with critical-thinking and community-building skills that foster curiosity and a culture of learning.”Brock’s Community Learning events are either free or cost a nominal fee. They are offered at venues throughout Niagara.“I love the concept of taking a topic and having people, young and old, come together to discuss,” says Claudia Valle, a St. Catharines resident who attended a Conversation Café on alternative medicine. “I walked away having challenged some thoughts and beliefs that I had come in with and the entire process engaged my brain and got me thinking.” read more

BFI to save 100000 classic TV shows as Basil Brush and Tiswas

first_imgLenny Henry in Tiswas, c.1980Credit:ITV Basil Brush with TV magician David Nixon For many, they are the television shows which epitomised their childhoods.But shows including Basil Brush and Tiswas are at risk of disappearing forever within the next five years, it has emerged, as the British Film Institute announces a race-against-time mission to save them.The BFI has announced it is to digitise more than 100,000 early television show, moving them from the near-obsolete video format to the safety of digital. One expert said the films that currently house them have a five or six year shelf life left, with no possible environmental conditions which could preserve them for the future.The plans were announced as part of the BFI’s five-year strategy yesterday, as executives detail how they plan to fund and promote British film in a changing world.It is due to invest around £500 million in the five five years, with a particular emphasis on diversity, sharing film outside London, and encouraging a new generation to broaden their viewing horizons from mainstream blockbuster films to independent British offerings. Comedies include Do Not Adjust Your Set, starring the Monty Pythons, from ITV in 1968, and 11 of the original 13 episodes of At Last the 1949 Show from 1967.BBC dramas include Second City Firsts and Rainbow City from 1967, showcasing the world of black and Asian television writers rarely seen since first broadcast.Music programmes such as the Bay City Rollers’ Shang A Lang and rock show Alright Now. Basil Brush with TV magician David Nixon The Basil Brush Show Amanda Nevill, CEO, said many older viewers who grew up with television in the 1970s and 80s might be surprised to learn some of their family favourites are now “on obsolete video format and in danger of being lost forever”.The first round of the project will involve around 100,000 of an estimated 750,000 television titles held on video formats. The Basil Brush Show Broadcasters have already moved to digitise some of them, including the most famous comedies such as Morcombe and Wise, but the BFI has pledged to step in with resources to help them catch up with the march of time.Programme now due to be digitised could include children’s programmes Tiswas, the Basil Brush Show, educational series How, Rubovia, Adventures of Twizzle, and Vision On, the 1970s series for hearing impaired children by Aardman Animation. Rare comedies will also be saved Shang-A-Lang, which will also be saved Lenny Henry in Tiswas, c.1980 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. Rare comedies will also be saved Other BFI initiatives include funding shorter and episodic works, closer to television than film, for the first time, as it seeks a “more flexible approach to encourage creative filmmaking”.Josh Berger,  BFI chairman, said: “Our aim is to find, educate and support the very best talent, give them the skills, tools and creative freedom needed to tell their stories, and make sure as many people as possible can enjoy and be inspired by those stories on the big screen, the small screen and even the screen in their pocket.” Shang-A-Lang, which will also be savedlast_img read more

Geek deals 25 off a Samsung Galaxy S3 preorder

first_imgThe last year has been an awesome one for the smartphone industry. Competition is greater than ever, thanks to an incremental upgrade with the iPhone 4S and some big leaps from the Android team. 4G phones are becoming the norm and the world embraced the latest Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung.HTC started the year off strong with their impressive One series, but Samsung isn’t sitting on their laurels. We’ve known the latest and greatest Galaxy S3 has been coming for a while and now it is almost here. You’ll be able to get it on Sprint’s network tomorrow, but AT&T users have to wait another week and thus we’ve still got a great pre-order deal for those who are lusting for the GS3.The GS3 stands to offer a number of firsts for the Android market: first with 2GB RAM, first with an official Siri competitor (Samsung’s “S Voice” tool), and first with a 4.8-inch screen. Performance should be plenty thanks to the massive amount of RAM and the 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The screen should be a real stand-out, offering one of the largest display sizes at 4.8″ and gorgeous colors & blacks thanks to the SuperAMOLED panel.If you are an existing AT&T customer and head over to Amazon Wireless to pre-order this power-packed beauty, you’ll be able to snag it for just $149.99 with free 2-day shipping. If you’re switching allegiances and will be a new customer, the GS3 is still just $189.99 also from Amazon Wireless. All prices of course include a 2-year contract.Visit LogicBuy for the Samsung Galaxy S3 pre-orderlast_img read more

Seagate Plans To Unleash A 16TB Hard Drive In 2018

first_img Seagate wants to make sure you never run out of space to store whatever data it is you’re warehousing. They’re gearing up to launch a 16TB hard drive within the next 18 months.To be clear, this is not some chunky, multi-drive 16TB external unit. Seagate is talking about a standard-issue 3.5-inch SATA drive. Standard, you know, except for the ridiculous capacity.The company is currently testing a 12TB drive, and CEO Stephen Luczo says that initial feedback has been very positive. There is also a 14TB model in the works.You probably won’t be surprised to hear that all three drives will be helium-filled, keeping with the trend established by both Seagate and Western Digital over the last couple years.Even though SSD prices continue to slide rapidly, there’s still a thriving market for good ol’ platter-filled hard drives. Folks like the crew over at Backblaze is probably anxiously waiting to get their hands on Seagate’s 16TB beast.Using Seagate’s comparatively dinky 8TB drives, BackBlaze crammed nearly half a petabyte (480TB, to be exact) into the 2016 version of their Storage Pod. The same unit with 16TB drives… well, that’s just shy of a petabyte in a 4U rackmount case.These drives won’t be cheap when they arrive, of course. The initial supply will get snapped up by organizations and individuals with voracious appetites for data. The ones that aren’t willing to pay whatever Seagate plans to ask for their batshit crazy 60TB SSD when they finally offer it up for sale (possibly before the end of this year). Western Digital is Working on 40TB Hard DrivesWestern Digital Unveils a Monstrous 20TB External Hard Drive Stay on targetlast_img read more

The 10 Cutest Puppy Pokemon

first_img We love dogs. They’re the best. I own a cat (and I love Pixel), but dogs are still the best. That extends to Pokemon. There are dozens of sickeningly cute Pokemon out there, but the cutest ones are puppies. And here are the cutest ones!FurfrouSo fluffy! Furfrou is literally the Poodle Pokemon. It looks all kinds of soft and silky and furry by default, but you can take it to the groomer in Lumiose City and give it different haircuts! I’m not kidding, that was a feature in Pokemon X/Y.GrowlitheThe original good boy Pokemon from Gen 1. Look at how regal it is. Muzzle upturned and proud. Chest fluffy and scritchable. Fire type so extra warm when you hug it. And it’s literally called the “Puppy Pokemon.”HerdierHerdier is the best dog Pokemon. They’re all great, but Herdier is the best. Grumpy little terrier with a mustache. Little stubby legs. Wagging tail. Evolves from an adorable puppy (Lillipup) and turns into a proud, fluffy old man dog (Stoutland).HoundourWho’s a good little metalhead dork puppy? Houndour is! How can an angry doberman-looking Pokemon be so cute? Well, give it a weird skull thing on its head and dumb cuffs around its ankles, and then make sure it has a little triangular tail that you know will wag even when it’s trying to look tough.LillipupThis is the puppiest puppy Pokemon, and the first form of Herdier/Stoutland. Just a little, cute fuzzy dog Pokemon. Pure puppy. Tiny. You could put him in a teacup and feed him snacks.PoochyenaDark doesn’t mean bad, and the Dark-type Poochyena is definitely a good boy. It looks more like a wolf cub (or, perhaps, a hyena) than anything else, but wolves are just more badass dogs who don’t get hugged enough. So hug Poochyena. Its evolved form is Mightyena, and while it becomes less cute, it gets much more silky fur. I’m naming my next Poochyena Haida-kun.RioluLucario is basically the Knuckles of Pokemon, but its pre-evolution form is adorable, and even more blatantly a dog. Sure, Riolu is a bipedal dog, but that’s still a dog. Look at those floppy ears!RockruffOkay, I stand by what I said about Herdier, but… Rockland? HNNNGH! The fluffiest tail you’ll see on a Rock type Pokemon, with droopy little ears. And his neck fluff makes it look like he’s wearing a fancy collar!SnubbullPink bulldog. Specifically, a pink bulldog that looks like it’s grumpy because its owner put it in a little dress, but that’s just the Pokemon design. Check out those bulldog jowls. This is easily the second best bulldog on this list.StoutlandHerdier evolves into Stoutland, which looks like a bigger, older, and sterner dog. And that’s adorable, because it’s absurdly fluffy and has a hilariously long mustache that undermines any kind of gruffness it tries to muster. This is a dog Pokemon you have for years, who knows exactly where his spot on the couch is, and who doesn’t even bother to beg for treats because he knows you’ll give him a few after you pet him anyway.FreddieFreddie isn’t a Pokemon. He’s my friend’s bulldog, and he’s cuter than anything The Pokemon Company or Game Freak can come up with. Fight me Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks Stay on targetlast_img read more

SPOILERS: 5/1 WWE Main Event taping results from Sacramento

first_img Amazon Opens Up Store Of The Future Videos Articles Sen. Kamala Harris Chimes In On Jussie Smollett Reports “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Monday from Sacramento.5/1 WWE Main Event taping results:* Drew Gulak def. Lince Dorado* Curtis Axel def. Curt HawkinsSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:39/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 3.63%0:02Remaining Time -2:37 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Twitter Dolph Lundgren found superhero movie stunt scenes really difficult to shoot CREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua? Curtis Axelcenter_img Google+ Joel Edgerton Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Jussie Smollett Says Sorry To Empire Cast Now Playing Up Next Facebook SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Pellegrini expects Jack Wilshere to be available in February

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he expects Jack Wilshere to be back to full fitness In February.There was speculation the former Arsenal midfielder would miss the rest of the season, with the Hammers struggling to get to the bottom of his latest ankle injury.The 27-year-old missed has missed the last few months after requiring minor surgery on his left ankle, and following a brief appearance as a substitute against Newcastle the England international felt pain in his right ankle.Wilshere has been resting his ankle ever since, missing nine more games, and he will be absent again on Saturday when West Ham travel to Bournemouth.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…But Pellegrini revealed the England international, whose career has been hampered by injury, is close to beginning his latest comeback.“He is continuing with his six weeks of rest about his ankle,” Pellegrini said according to Sky Sports.“He is in treatment and I hope that next week maybe he can start doing some running on the treadmill.”“He will be ready at the beginning of February.”last_img read more

Deutsche Bank Facebook and Google among top 10 highestpaying organisations

first_imgDeutsche Bank, Facebook and Google are among the top 10 highest-paying organisations in the UK, according to research by Glassdoor.Its 10 highest paying companies in the UK report is based on organisation-specific salary reports that have been shared with Glassdoor by UK-based employees on an anonymous and voluntary basis. The figures cover both base pay and other forms of compensation, such as commission and bonuses.The 10 highest paying companies in the UK for 2016 are:SAP: Median total compensation of £90,000 and median base salary of £75,000.EMC: Median total compensation of £86,500 and median base salary of £70,000.McKinsey and Company: Median total compensation of £85,499 and median base salary of £78,000.Boston Consulting Group: Median total compensation of £83,311 and median base salary of £80,000.Facebook: Median total compensation of £79,500 and median base salary of £68,420.Deutsche Bank: Median total compensation of £75,000 and median base salary of £65,000.Nomura International: Median total compensation of £74,990 and median base salary of £65,000.Cisco Systems: Median total compensation of £74,000 and median base salary of £58,952.Google: Median total compensation of £73,300 and median base salary of £60,225.BNP Paribas: Median total compensation of £73,000 and median base salary and £62,000.Dr Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, said: “Tech salaries in particular tend to be high because of a shortage in specialist skills such as software development and programming, with a bidding war for these workers now underway.”last_img read more

Man caught on camera stealing package from Pembroke Pines porch

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance video caught a man stealing a package from the front porch of a Pembroke Pines home.The man could be seen walking up to the door of a home in the Encantada community, located in the area of Southwest Seventh Street and 186th Avenue, on Monday.A Ring doorbell camera caught the man picking up the package before running back to his red Mercury Villager with a Florida tag of ICSZ07. The vehicle also has a missing front left hubcap.Officials believe the man is connected to other package thefts throughout Pembroke Pines.The thief was last seen wearing cargo shorts, a black T-shirt and white sneakers.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. last_img read more

Tobyhanna Is Postured to Survive Possible BRAC Round Senior Official Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Despite Tobyhanna Army Depot’s positive track record and modern facilities, supporters of the northeast Pennsylvania facility and the region’s leaders still need to remain vigilant when it comes to preparing for a looming BRAC round, according to officials who spoke at a meeting of the Blue Ribbon Task Force last week.Frank Zardecki, the depot’s deputy commander, said the Amy has invested $645 million in Tobyhanna’s modernization since 2006, with an additional $157 million slated to be spent on upgrades between now and 2020.“What we have been doing with our modernization, coupled with our high efficiency ratings, we feel we are positioned well for the future,” Zardecki said, reported the Times Leader.But other states have invested more in strengthening their installations. “Other states, like Georgia and Texas, spend millions on the campaigns to keep their bases open,” Zardecki said. “That’s not so in Pennsylvania.”Barry Rhoads, chairman of D.C.-based governmental relations firm Cassidy & Associates, pointed out that all of the “bad military bases” have been closed. “The good bases, like Tobyhanna, remain open.”The next BRAC round will emphasize efficiency and maximizing cost savings, Rhoads said. “And the focus will be on closures over realignment.”last_img read more

Facebook decides to become a games publisher

first_imgFacebook has decided it isn’t happy just being a platform for games, it wants to help publish and promote them, too. Of course, in return it wants a share of the revenue from each game it invests in.To that end, the social network has launched a new pilot program called Mobile Games Publishing. It looks to be open to any small or medium sized developers, and already counts Brainbow, Kiwi, Space Ape on its books. Even Gameloft has signed up to reap the potential benefits.What Facebook is offering includes targeting a game to find people who would enjoy playing it and therefore be willing to pay for it. Providing analytics tools and helping grow a game’s player base, and of course helping introduce each game to Facebook’s mobile user base, which sits at a very healthy 800 million per month.While 800 million potential paying customers and extensive game promotion is sure to interest any and all game developers, we don’t know what the finer details of the deal is yet. Facebook hasn’t stated how much of a revenue share it expects to take by promoting your game, and it’s also unclear what “deep collaboration” actually means. Is Facebook going to start telling developers to change their gameplay, or force them to integrate Facebook adverts in order to receive support?Whatever those details are, the Mobile Games Publishing pilot is sure to be popular simply because of its potential for game sales. In a few months we’ll likely be hearing about success stories and failures from the indie game community who decided to sign up.last_img read more

ESPNs John Clayton believes Johnsons hesitance c

first_imgESPN’s John Clayton believes Johnson’s hesitance could be financially motivated.“Arizona’s been the one team that’s expressed interest and clearly it must be some sort of money issue,” Clayton told Doug and Wolf Friday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “Maybe he wants more than the minimum — you can understand that, he’s had a 2,000-yard season once and he’s a proud guy — but if you get signed now, you get pretty much the minimum. That’s maybe something he didn’t want to do.”Clayton says Johnson isn’t alone in this category, citing Pierre Thomas’ visit with the Dallas Cowboys. Thomas, who spent eight seasons as a member of the New Orleans Saints, opted to pass on the Cowboys’ offer and wait it out for another opportunity.Johnson is coming off a career-worst 663-yard season with the New York Jets. In Tennessee, he had six consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns. He was also shot in the shoulder in Florida last March. The incident left one person dead.“He is a back that’s a little healthier than he was when he had the shooting incident — he got victimized by that,” Clayton said. “But it’s kind of curious, because if you’re going to be playing in this league, you’ve got to get in camp. You need to be on a team. So, I guess he’s waiting for a little bit more money. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires FILE – In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, New York Jets running back Chris Johnson warms up before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in East Rutherford, N.J. Johnson and another passenger were shot in their shoulders while stopped at a traffic light in Orlando early Sunday, March 8, 2015 and the driver of the vehicle they were in was killed. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File) Earlier this week, reports circulated that the Arizona Cardinals had offered a one-year contract to veteran running back Chris Johnson, and that they were waiting for his answer.As far as anyone can tell, that answer is “no” for now.Head coach Bruce Arians had voiced displeasure with the running backs he had in camp — they’ve been slowed by injury and too careless with the football for his liking. The opportunity for Johnson to come in and wrestle a roster spot away from one of the incumbents hasn’t been enough to have him accept Arizona’s offer. LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL insider center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Clearly, the Cardinals are looking for a guy that can kind of get you through this camp and show you a little bit of promise while the injuries are there. But, it looks like the money wasn’t right, so he said no.”The Cardinals open their preseason slate Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs at University of Phoenix Stadium, and will have some of their top running backs available. Andre Ellington has returned to full speed after being slowed by a hamstring issue, and should see action against the Chiefs. Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor should also be in the rotation, while fourth-round pick David Johnson and Marion Grice continue to be slowed by injury. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more